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Mobile payments service provider Ezetap acquires loyalty platform provider Clinknow

Bangalore-based mobile payments service provider Ezetap Mobile Solutions Pvt Ltd has acquired Clinknow, a provider of loyalty platform for retailers, for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will enable Ezetap in facilitating merchants to acquire new consumers or retarget existing consumers by usi...

2 June, 2014 |More »


Mobile VAS firm mCarbon launches OTT call management app for telcos

Noida-based mobile VAS (value added services) provider mCarbon Tech Innovation Pvt Ltd has launched an over-the-top (OTT) call management app for telecom service providers to offer call filtering, setting profiles, visual voicemail, SMS screening, push notifications and other phonebook utilities to ...

2 June, 2014 |More »


Luxury car hire service Uber expands to Pune, is hiring aggressively in Ahmedabad & Kolkata

US-headquartered global online luxury car hire services Uber Technologies Inc. has expanded into Pune, taking its total city count in India to six cities including Bangalore, New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai. “Pune represents a multi-cultural environment that includes expats, IT profession...

30 May, 2014 |More »


OnMobile Global appoints Rajiv Pancholy as its CEO

India’s top mobile value added service (VAS) company OnMobile Global Ltd has appointed Rajiv Pancholy as its new chief executive officer, effective June 2, 2014. The announcement comes in the wake of the resignation of Mouli Raman as CEO of the company earlier this month. “Pancholy is a great le...

30 May, 2014 |More »


India had third largest smartphone base with 117M users in 2013; to grow 45% in 2014: Mary Meeker Report

India ranks third among the top countries for smartphone users with an estimated 117 million subscribers, behind only China and the US. But the penetration of smartphones as a percentage of mobile users in India is pegged at just 10 per cent, the lowest among the top 30 smartphone markets, according...

29 May, 2014 |More »


User engagement platform for apps Konotor gets $125K from Qualcomm Ventures, Accel

Konotor, a user engagement platform for mobile apps developed by Chennai-based Demach Software India Pvt Ltd, has received $125,000 (Rs 73 lakh) in funding from Qualcomm Ventures and Accel Partners. The funding follows Konotor emerging as the winner of Qualcomm’s QPrize 2014 India edition. As winn...

26 May, 2014 |More »

Vineet Taneja

Micromax ropes in Vineet Taneja from Samsung as CEO

Homegrown handset and tablet manufacturer Micromax Informatics Ltd has appointed Vineet Taneja, former country head (IT & mobile businesses) at Samsung India, as its chief executive officer.  Taneja is replacing Deepak Mehrotra, who had quit the firm in October last year to join Pearson India a...

26 May, 2014 |More »


Unitus Seed Fund invests in m-commerce platform for grocery retailers Jiffstore

Bangalore-based Jiffstore Software Labs Pvt Ltd, which offers mobile commerce and customer engagement solutions to grocery retailers, has secured an undisclosed amount in funding from seed-stage impact investment firm Unitus Seed Fund. Jiffstore will use the capital to further develop its technolog...

23 May, 2014 |More »


Bharti SoftBank buys remaining stake in location-based service Hoppr

Bharti SoftBank (BSB), a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and Japanese Internet firm Softbank Corp, has bought the remaining stake in Gurgaon-based Y2CF Digital Media Pvt Ltd, owner of Hoppr, a location based check-in service that works across all mobile devices. Post the acquisition, Y2CF...

22 May, 2014 |More »


Mobile internet firm One97 Communications earmarks around $25M for two tech acquisitions

Noida-headquartered One97 Communications Ltd, that runs digital goods and services marketplace Paytm, has set apart Rs 150 crore ($25.6 million) to fund acquisitions of at least two consumer facing technology companies, according to a report in The Economic Times citing Vijay Shekhar Sharma, fou...

22 May, 2014 |More »