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AT&T in advanced talks to buy Time Warner

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Telecom giant AT&T is in advance stage to acquire Time Warner in an estimated USD 80 billion deal, according to a media report which said the agreement could result in creation of a new conglomerate in the field of media and Internet. The Wall Street Journal said the deal could happen as early a...


B2B communication platform ChatOnGo raises $300K

ChatOnGo, an enterprise communication tool, has raised $300,000 (Rs 2 crore) from high net worth individual and IT professional Janak Jain, according to a statement by the company. With this funding, the company plans to expand its team and boost its product developments and sales and marketing init...

21 October, 2016 | More »


Apple alleges Amazon’s US site selling counterfeit products

Apple Inc., the maker of iPhones, has alleged that e-tailer Amazon.com Inc.’s site in the US is selling fake Apple products. The Cupertino, California-headquartered company has filed a federal lawsuit against an Amazon seller over what it calls as counterfeit products. According to a report by the...

21 October, 2016 | More »


Flipkart to launch offline stores to reach out to users in smaller cities

India’s largest e-commerce venture Flipkart is mulling over launching physical stores in smaller cities to attract more customers. Under its new project that it internally calls ‘assisted commerce’, Flipkart wants to cement its position as the preferred online retailer even in the remote citie...

21 October, 2016 | More »


Grofers scraps app-only model, launches website

Tiger Global-backed grocery delivery firm Grofers India Pvt. Ltd has scrapped its app-only model and launched its desktop website. The move comes at a time when the Gurgaon-based startup is struggling with margins and unit economics. “Launching Grofers website on desktop – Grofers.com. Best offe...

20 October, 2016 | More »


Rocket Internet admits trusting everyone in India was a mistake

Rocket Internet, the German internet venture builder, may have made certain miscalculations “in putting trust in everyone” while doing business in India, said a senior global executive while speaking at a startup event in Bangalore on Thursday. Rocket Internet – which operates on a venture bui...

20 October, 2016 | More »


Facebook rolls out new features to let you order food, book movie tickets

Social networking giant Facebook Inc. has announced a slew of new features that would connect users even further. The new features allow users to get advice from their friends on things-to-do in their vicinity, book movie tickets, make appointments and even order food, the company said in a blog pos...

20 October, 2016 | More »

MakeMyTrip-ibibo merger

MakeMyTrip-ibibo merger: What it means for hotel aggregators

The merger between MakeMyTrip and Naspers-owned ibibo Group could benefit hotel aggregators in India in more ways than one. To begin with, it will reduce cash burn and discounting, founders of several hotel aggregation platforms told TechCircle. On Tuesday, NASDAQ-listed and India’s oldest onl...

20 October, 2016 | More »


Exclusive: Rainmaker-backed YAAP makes second acquisition

Content marketing startup YAAP Digital Pvt. Ltd has acquired Soinsi, run by FFC Information Solution Pvt. Ltd, an influence marketing and celebrity engagement firm, to give a boost to its content discovery. Financial details of the transaction were not revealed. YAAP Digital is backed by Mumbai-base...

20 October, 2016 | More »


Zappfresh hires ex-MobiKwik executive Ankur Shrivastava as CTO

Gurgaon-based DSM Fresh Foods Pvt. Ltd, which runs online startup Zappfresh that sells raw meat and associated ready-to-eat produce, has appointed ex-Mobikwik executive Ankur Shrivastava as its chief technology officer (CTO). At Zappfresh, Shrivastava will be responsible for inventing technology and...

20 October, 2016 | More »

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