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Exclusive: Helpchat raising Series C funding from AmEx Ventures, others

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Coraza Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs Helpchat and OneDirect, has secured a Series C round of funding led by American Express Ventures, the venture investment arm of American Express Co, and existing investor Sequoia Capital, two people privy to the development told Techcircle. American Express V...

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Google Allo: Is it designed for India?

Google Allo was launched in September and in just 10 days it has crossed the 5 million downloads mark on Play Store. Google Allo is a messaging app, which competes with the likes of Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and iMessage. The main difference is that Allo comes with some machine learning built in,...

30 September, 2016 | More »

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Uber ramps up hiring in India to gain edge in battle with Ola

Uber Technologies Inc. is rapidly increasing its headcount in India, as the US cab-hailing firm shifts its focus to the South Asian nation after exiting China. The number of employees has grown almost eight times over the past year, from 80 to more than 600 now, Pradeep Desu, head of recruitment at ...

29 September, 2016 | More »

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IRCTC’s new app to allow cabs, hotel, bus booking

The Indian Railways plans to offer end-to-end travel solutions for its passengers including booking cabs, buses, flights and hotels through a new mobile application. In addition, the national carrier intends to involve cab aggregators and also offer an e-commerce platform by developing this integrat...

28 September, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Paying salary for AskMe staff is management’s responsibility, says Astro

Malaysia’s Astro Group, the controlling stakeholder in the defunct ecommerce firm AskMe, has put the onus to pay employees and vendors on the company management led by chairman Sanjiv Gupta. Astro has been under fire from Gupta and other employees of AskMe for not transferring funds as per its com...

27 September, 2016 | More »

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Ola expands ride-sharing service to three more cities

Cab-hailing startup Ola, run by ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd, said on Monday it is expanding its ride-sharing service Ola Share to three more cities. By starting services to Chandigarh, Jaipur and Ahmedabad, Ola Share will be available in 10 cities across India, the company said. TechCircle had recentl...

26 September, 2016 | More »

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App-based mothers’ network First Moms Club gets funding from Idea Wave Labs

Singapore-headquartered technology startup incubator Idea Wave Labs has picked up a minority stake in Mumbai-based First Moms Club (FMC), an app-based network of mothers. Chris George, country representative for Idea Wave, said in a statement that the company will work with FMC founder Ruchita Dar S...

23 September, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Uber’s bike share service UberMoto goes cold in Ahmedabad

Is Uber’s bike-share service UberMoto facing viability issues in Ahmedabad? By the looks of it, it is. TechCircle tried to book UberMoto using various locations in Ahmedabad, at different times of the day, for two days (Thursday and Friday), but it showed ‘no motos available.’   Not ready...

23 September, 2016 | More »

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Parenting app ParentLane gets funding from Cloudnine Hospitals’ co-founder

ParentLane, an app-based social platform for babycare and parenting, has received an undisclosed amount of funding from Cloudnine Hospitals’ co-founder and managing director Rohit MA. Rohit made the funding through his personal investment arm, Capier Investments. His other investments include ...

23 September, 2016 | More »

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Apple ties up with Flipkart, Infibeam for online iPhone7 sale in India

Technology giant Apple Inc has partnered with Indian ecommerce major Flipkart for the sale of its recently launched iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphone series. As part of the tie-up, Flipkart will source the phones directly from Apple, unlike in previous years when it sourced the phones from third...

23 September, 2016 | More »

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