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MobiKwik ropes in Virender Bisht from MakeMyTrip as its CTO

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Virender Bisht
Gurgaon-based One MobiKwik Systems Pvt Ltd, which owns and operates the online recharge platform Mobikwik.com, has appointed Virender Bisht as its chief technology officer (CTO). In his new role, Bisht will oversee all aspects of product research & development, user experience design, and tech i...

madcall

M-AdCall launches video based ad network focused on mobile; will it succeed?

Video-based mobile ad network M-AdCall offers interactive video ads to customers before a phone call, and on a confirmatory click, delivers a video ad to them. This is followed up with an actionable landing page after the call. Customers earn points for viewing the video ads, which can be converted ...

20 November, 2014 |More »

Uber

After UberX, on-demand cab hire service launches ultra cheap variant for India under UberGO

Global online luxury car hire service Uber Technologies Inc., which has operations in more than 120 cities across the globe including six in India, has launched an ultra low-cost cab service called ‘UberGO’ for India. According to the company, the new service will offer its customers chauffeur-d...

20 November, 2014 |More »

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500 Startups raising $10M micro VC fund to back mobility startups

Seed investor and accelerator 500 Startups has launched 500 Mobile Collective (500 MC), a $10 million VC fund focused on mobile startups, as per a filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The 500 MC fund will be managed by its new partner Edith Yeung. She has previously run marketing and...

20 November, 2014 |More »

Micromax

Micromax ties up with Cyanogen to launch new sub-brand ‘YU’; first device coming out next month

Home grown handset and tablet manufacturer Micromax has entered into a strategic partnership with Cyanogen Inc., the makers of the Cyanogen mobile operating system, to launch a new sub brand. Called ‘YU’, the brand will focus on working with various companies to build a layer of services into th...

19 November, 2014 |More »

Snapchat

Snapchat partners Square to launch P2P money transfer service Snapcash

Snapchat, a photo messaging application, has partnered with payments processing firm Square to launch a peer-to-peer (P2P) money transfer service. Called ‘Snapcash’, the service will enable its users to send money to another user via the messaging platform, the company said in a blog post. The s...

18 November, 2014 |More »

INMOBI

InMobi in numbers: Close to 138B ad impressions reaching 872M users a month

Bangalore- and San Francisco-based InMobi claims that its mobile ad network is reaching 872 million active users per month across 200 countries via mobile devices. This is an increase of close to 15 per cent from 759 million active users per month across 165 countries as of December last year. In te...

10 November, 2014 |More »

freecharge

How FreeCharge is recharging itself

Mumbai-based Accelyst Solutions Pvt Ltd, the four-year-old firm which runs online mobile and DTH recharge business under FreeCharge brand, is one of a few top-tier players in its space which has stuck to its core business. Unlike Paytm, which has added a mobile wallet and a marketplace for goods an...

10 November, 2014 |More »

Vee

Excl: Mobile dating venture Vee raises $1M in pre-Series A funding from Lightspeed

GetVee Technologies Pvt Ltd, a mobile-based dating venture launched by Nitin Gupta, founder of Coinjoos, an e-commerce platform that was  ​acquired by HomeShop18.com in 2011, has received $1 million in its pre-Series A round of funding from Lightspeed Venture​ ​Partners, an early- and growth...

7 November, 2014 |More »

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US-based Quixey acqui-hiring personal assistant app startup Dexetra for under $3M

California-based Quixey Inc.,, a company that offers a mobile app search engine service under the same brand name, is acqui-hiring Dexetra Software Solutions Pvt Ltd, a startup that has developed SIRI-like voice-based personal assistance app for Android, in a deal worth under $3 million, a source ...

7 November, 2014 |More »

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