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What UberChina’s merger with Didi Chuxing means for India

Uber Technologies Inc.’s decision to exit China after selling its local ride-hailing business to rival Didi Chuxing will make life easier for the two companies but it makes things a bit complicated for India’s largest cab aggregator—Ola. For, San Francisco-based Uber will now have greater room...

1 August, 2016 | More »

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Roposo hires Anand Jha as design head, Saurabh Khullar as sales chief

Gurgaon-based Relevant e-solutions Pvt. Ltd, which runs fashion discovery app Roposo, has hired former Delhivery executive Anand Jha as head of design and Saurabh Khullar as head of sales. Jha will look after the entire user interface and experience while Khullar will be responsible to set up moneti...

1 August, 2016 | More »

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Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing to acquire Uber’s local business

Uber Technologies Inc., the ride-sharing company with a reputation of slugging it out with rivals and regulators to capture market share, is giving up in China after agreeing to sell its local business to homegrown firm Didi Chuxing. The deal will end the most watched rivalry in the global cab-haili...

1 August, 2016 | More »

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How Shopclues aims to build non-ecom revenues

E-commerce firm focusing on non-metro markets Shopclues is building a slew of services targeting half a million merchants, mostly micro and small businesses, who sell on its marketplace as it targets one-third of its revenues from outside sale transactions on the website in 18-24 months. “We are b...

29 July, 2016 | More »

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Business communication app AppSay raises $150K from Venture Catalysts

Business communication platform AppSay, which is operated by Custmore Interactive Solutions Pvt. Ltd, has raised $150,000 (Rs 1 crore) in its first round of funding from seed investment firm Venture Catalysts, it said in a statement. The round was led by angel investors Shreyans Shah and Mayank Shah...

29 July, 2016 | More »

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Still use Yahoo Messenger? Here’s what’s new in its Windows and Mac update

If you are a fan of Yahoo Messenger and use the service on Mac or Windows, then there is good news for you—Yahoo has updated the desktop app for the messenger. Last December, Yahoo had brought to life its erstwhile messenger by launching a mobile app in an attempt to revive the service. Yahoo, whi...

29 July, 2016 | More »

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Snapdeal expands services play with Uber in-app integration

E-commerce marketplace Snapdeal has launched an in-app integration feature that will allow its users to hail an Uber cab from its mobile app without having to download and install the Uber app. The new feature is currently available for Android versions 4.0 and above. It will soon be rolled out for ...

28 July, 2016 | More »

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Dhingana founders’ chatbot app Mezi raises $9 mn

Artificial intelligence chatbot shopping app Mezi, operated by Mez Mobile Inc., has raised $9 million (Rs 60 crore) in Series A funding from Saama Capital, American Express Ventures and existing investor Nexus Venture Partners. Amit Singhal, former senior vice president and head of Google Search, an...

27 July, 2016 | More »

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Apple’s India sales continue to surge as iPhone battles global slump

India has emerged as one of Apple Inc.’s fastest-expanding markets and the company is looking forward to open retail stores in the country to accelerate growth, CEO Tim Cook said after the iPhone maker posted a drop in quarterly revenue and profit. “In the first three quarters of this fi...

27 July, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: TV host Rannvijay Singh invests in fashion styling app IStyleYou

Actor and television host Rannvijay Singh has invested in fashion styling app IStyleYou, a top company executive told Techcircle. Singh will also be the brand ambassador for IStyleYou and help make the company a leading youth brand, co-founder Pallav Modi said. He declined to reveal the amount Singh...

27 July, 2016 | More »