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What nationalist Ola had to say against ‘foreign’ Uber in Karnataka High Court

Even as the Karnataka High Court heard a petition filed by cab drivers affected by the Karnataka On-Demand Transportation Technology Aggregators Rules, 2016, homegrown cab-hailing firm Ola has submitted an affidavit to the court in which it alleged that its US-based rival Uber’s business model...

28 June, 2016 | More »

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Pokkt sells reward-based ad platform to focus on core mobile video ads

Mobile video advertising startup Pokkt.com has sold its reward-based Android app, Pocket Money, to Japanese mobile marketing company Adways Inc. for an undisclosed sum. Rohit Sharma, founder and CEO, Pokkt, said the startup decided to sell the application as it wants to focus more on mobile video ad...

27 June, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Citrus Pay founder backs on-demand driver app Drivify

On-demand driver app Drivify, operated by Mumbai-based startup DR Mobility Solutions Pvt. Ltd, has raised $50,000 (Rs 33.75 lakh) in seed funding from Citrus Pay founder Jitendra Gupta and a high net-worth individual Pankaj Tripathi. Drivify joins half-a-dozen startups such as DriversKart and DriveU...

24 June, 2016 | More »

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Uber replaces surge pricing pop-ups with upfront fare

Uber riders will no longer have to deal with lightning bolt denoting surge pricing while booking a cab as the San Francisco-based cab aggregator has decided to present users with upfront fares, it said in a blog post. “Upfront fares are calculated using the expected time and distance of the trip a...

24 June, 2016 | More »

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Nokia elevates Sanjay Malik as head of India market

Nokia has elevated Sanjay Malik to the post of head of the India market while promoting current India head Sandeep Girotra as head of Asia-Pacific and Japan market. In his new role, Malik will lead customer operations, drive business growth strategy and customer engagement services, effective from A...

24 June, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Student education tracking app Uolo raises seed funding

Student education tracking app Uolo, run by Uolo Technology Pvt. Ltd, has raised $210,000 (around Rs 1.4 crore) in seed funding from Purvi Ventures, Sunstone Business School director Rajul Garg and Vipin Arora. Others who participated in this round include Exponentially I Mobility LLP and Artieca Fa...

23 June, 2016 | More »

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Ola spent nearly Rs 100 crore to earn Rs 31 crore revenue a month in FY15

Ola, India’s largest on-demand cab hailing service, burnt as much cash as the country’s top three legacy online travel agencies—MakeMyTrip, Yatra and Cleartrip—put together in 2014-15, as it left no stone unturned to stave off competition from US-based rival Uber Inc. ANI Technologies Pv...

23 June, 2016 | More »

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Personal assistant app Joe Hukum rejigs business model

App-based provider of concierge services Joe Hukum is recasting its business model to focus more on business-to-business (B2B) operations for better monetisation, its founder told Techcircle. “We realised that despite a decent number of transactions, there wasn’t enough money to be made in busin...

23 June, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Hyperlocal grocery marketplace LazyLad shuts B2C operations

Hyperlocal mobile commerce marketplace LazyLad has pulled down the shutters on its business-to-consumer (B2C) operations, laying off close to 30 people in the process. Saurabh Singla, co-founder and CEO, LazyLad confirmed the development to Techcircle. He said that the company is looking at pivoting...

22 June, 2016 | More »

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Five interesting yoga apps for a healthier you

Today is the second International Yoga Day. As the ancient practice of yoga goes digital, a number of innovative yoga apps have been developed that virtually double up as your personal yoga guru. These help you master the art of yoga, using tools such as audio and video tutorials and pictures. Check...

21 June, 2016 | More »