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Google, Microsoft to add kill switches to their smartphones to reduce theft

Google Inc and Microsoft Corp are planning to incorporate ‘kill switches’ into the next versions of their Android and Windows mobile operating systems, respectively, in an effort to reduce theft and robberies of smartphones, according to an Associated Press report. The new development is as part...

20 June, 2014 |More »


Micromax launches Octa-core Canvas Gold with FHD display, 16MP shooter & more for Rs 24,000 in India

Within days of launching its first smartphone offerings running on the Windows Phone operating system, home grown handset and tablet manufacturer Micromax has launched its most expensive smartphone till date. Christened Canvas Gold A300, the device runs on the latest Android KitKat operating system ...

20 June, 2014 |More »

TC Roundup: Facebook’s Android app will soon work much better in emerging countries with weaker infrastructure

Facebook’s Android app will soon work much better in emerging countries with weaker infrastructure: Facebook wants to bring the Internet to everyone in the world, and Facebook wants to bring, well, Facebook to everyone in the world, too. (VentureBeat) Google acquires mDialog to improve DoubleClick...

20 June, 2014 |More »


Overall Indian tablet shipments in Q1, 2014 touch 0.75M units; a QoQ decline of 27.7% primarily due to growth of phablets: CMR

India’s overall tablet shipments in the first quarter of 2014 (Jan-Mar 2012) touched the 0.75 million (746,463 to be exact) units mark, recording a year on year decline of 17.5 per cent, and a decrease of 27.7 per cent quarter on quarter- due to the growth of the phablets, as well as vendors battl...

19 June, 2014 |More »


If you are looking at a Mobile First strategy, you can’t miss Techcircle Mobile Forum in Delhi on June 25th

With about 800 million active mobile connections in India, can you afford not to have a mobile first strategy if you are building a consumer company irrespective of the sector you are in? Definitely no. There are several new consumer companies building their user base and engaging with customers thr...

19 June, 2014 |More »


Mobile engagement software firm IMImobile eyes over $50M in IPO through London’s junior stock exchange AIM

London-based IMImobile Ltd, a provider of mobile engagement software to mobile operators which has a development centre in India and was started by founders of Indian origin, is planning to float an initial public offering (IPO) on London Stock Exchange’s junior market AIM. The company will seek t...

13 June, 2014 |More »


Tata Teleservices’ arm MMP Mobi Wallet Payment launches e-com site mRupee

MMP Mobi Wallet Payment Systems Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of  Tata Teleservices Ltd that provides mobile money order & semi-closed wallet services, has forayed into e-commerce space by launching an online shopping site mRupee. The company has also integrated a dual payment gateway to its p...

12 June, 2014 |More »


Bangalore-based education startup Flipclass.com in advanced talks to raise $4M

Bangalore-based Flipclass.com, a marketplace for home tutors that also allows parents to check their kids’ performance through its platform, is in advanced talks with institutional investors to raise $4 million in its Series A round of funding, the company’s founder and CEO Vineet Dwivedi told T...

12 June, 2014 |More »


Take a glance at the expanding world of mobile commerce, apps & advertising at the 3rd edition of Techcircle Mobile Forum

With the internet finding its way into our pockets and more customers engaging with “on the move” shopping, how are brands approaching their mobile commerce strategy? With an increasing adoption of smartphones, what innovations are mobile advertisers bringing in their offerings? With mobile serv...

11 June, 2014 |More »


SBI partners with mobile payments service provider Ezetap to deploy 0.5M mPOS terminals in India

State Bank of India (SBI) has chosen Bangalore-based mobile payments service provider Ezetap Mobile Solutions Pvt Ltd to launch the largest mobile Point of Sale (mPOS) deployment in India till date. The ‘made in India’ solution will be made available to customers of the bank and its associate ba...

11 June, 2014 |More »