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Sabeer Bhatia-owned Jaxtr launches mobile app to enable international voice calling over Wi-Fi & 3G

Jaxtr Inc., a social communications venture co-owned by Hotmail.com founder Sabeer Bhatia and Yogesh Patel, has launched a mobile app that enables its users to send text messages and make international calls at lower rates over 3G or Wi-Fi. According to the firm, both its app and Jaxtr SIM (a global...

8 August, 2014 |More »


Nokia India head P Balaji puts in his papers

P Balaji, managing director of Nokia India (now Microsoft Devices Group), has put in his papers. According to the company, Balaji has decided to move on from the organisation for personal reasons. MDG is currently looking for potential candidates for the position. In the meanwhile, Ajey Mehta, the c...

6 August, 2014 |More »


Indian smartphone market cannot support more than 6 brands in the long run, says former Apple CEO Sculley

The crowded Indian smartphone market, which currently has over 20 brands selling their devices, will not be able to support more than six successful firms in the long run, former CEO of tech giant Apple John Sculley said. Sculley, who has also served as the President of the soft drink giant PepsiCo,...

5 August, 2014 |More »


InMobi shutting down its Android app store distribution platform App Publish

Bangalore and San Francisco-based mobile ad network InMobi is shutting down its Android app store distribution platform App Publish. Launched in March 2013, the free-to-use platform enabled Android developers to publish their apps across global app stores in just a few clicks. Started with the aim o...

4 August, 2014 |More »


OnMobile’s revenues up 4.8% to Rs 198Cr in Q1; domestic business continues to slide

India’s public listed mobile value added service (VAS) company OnMobile Global Ltd has reported revenue of Rs 198 crore up by 4.8 per cent in the quarter ended June 30, 2014 over the year ago period with decline in domestic revenues partly neutralising the growth in developed markets. The internat...

1 August, 2014 |More »


Microsoft’s Siri like voice assistant ‘Cortana’ coming to India with Windows Phone 8.1 update

Microsoft’s personal and proactive virtual assistant called ‘Cortana’ is coming to India with the next Windows Phone 8.1 update, the company stated in an official Windows Phone blog post. It will be available to users in China and the UK with this update as a ‘beta’, in countries like Cana...

31 July, 2014 |More »


Rocket Internet-backed mobile taxi booking app Easy Taxi raises $40M in Series D led by Russian Phenomen Ventures

Rocket Internet’s multi-geography mobile taxi app ‘Easy Taxi’, which expanded its operations to India early this year, has raised $40 million in Series D funding led by the Russian Phenomen Ventures with participation of Tengelmann Ventures. “The new round of funding will allow us to continu...

28 July, 2014 |More »


New app lets you turn your selfies into emojis

A new smartphone app allows you to turn your selfies or other images into textable emojis you can send to your friends. The app, called Imoji, allows users to choose a pic from the web or phone, or take one. They can eliminate the background with a Photoshop eraser-like tool and save the photo. The ...

28 July, 2014 |More »


Excl: Exhilway close to investing in social networking app YoTurf

US and India-based private investment group Exhilway Global is close to investing in Mumbai-based Crackheads, the company behind the mobile social networking app YoTurf, sources privy to the development told Techcircle.in. For more details on the funding click here. When contacted, YoTurf co-foun...

25 July, 2014 |More »


Two thirds of mobile startups in India want to tap overseas markets, says Helion study

Two out of every three startups engaged in mobile related domain are targeting markets outside India as part of the business strategy, according to a study by Helion Venture Partners, an India-focused early-to-mid-stage VC fund. The study, which captured responses from around 100 mobile entrepreneur...

25 July, 2014 |More »