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Facebook acquires Bangalore-based app performance solutions startup Little Eye Labs for around $15M

Social networking major Facebook has acquired Little Eye Software Labs Pvt Ltd, which offers a performance analysis tool for developers that enables them to measure, analyse and optimise Android apps, the Bangalore-based startup said in a statement. While the transaction details are not officially...

8 January, 2014 |More »


Excl: Mobile PoS solutions provider Mswipe raises fresh funding from Matrix Partners and Axis Bank

Mumbai-based mobile POS services provider Mswipe Technologies Pvt Ltd has raised its Series B round of funding from existing investors Matrix Partners and Axis Bank, sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Techcircle.in. One of the sources said that Mswipe had also received term sheets fr...

7 January, 2014 |More »


How Uber is expanding globally despite regulatory hiccups and criticism of its surge pricing

Uber Chief Executive knows the value of a good controversy. After his upstart company, which lets people summon rides at the touch of a smartphone button, provoked a flurry of social media outrage in December over pricing policies that can result in exorbitant fares, Kalanick addressed prospective N...

3 January, 2014 |More »


Snapchat says millions of user accounts compromised

Snapchat, the red-hot private messaging service, said on Thursday that it knew for months about a security loophole that allowed hackers this week to harvest millions of phone numbers and announced changes to its systems. An anonymous group called Snapchat DB posted the usernames and phone numbers o...

3 January, 2014 |More »


India will have 185M mobile internet users by June 2014: IAMAI

The number of mobile internet users is going to reach 155 million in India by the end of March 2014, and 185 million by June, maintaining a quarter-on-quarter (Q-o-Q) growth of 20 per cent, according to a report released by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and market research fir...

2 January, 2014 |More »


Aircel partners with ZTE for 4G network deployment, to begin with Chennai

Indian telecom service provider Aircel Ltd has entered into an agreement with ZTE Corporation, a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, to deploy Aircel’s 4G LTE network in the country. According to the company, the deployment will he...

31 December, 2013 |More »


Gaana upgrades mobile apps with new design, radio stations and social discovery features

Gaana.com, a music streaming service from the house of Times Internet Ltd, has revamped its iOS and Android apps which come packed with professionally curated playlists & radios, social discovery and personalisation features, the company announced in a blog post. The new version offers music cur...

30 December, 2013 |More »


Top three predictions in the mobile payments space for 2014

Mobile has been one of the most talked-about technology verticals and continued to see innovation in 2013. New companies emerged in India and explored opportunities in this space that changed the way people lived and interacted. Some of the applications where mobile is already making life easy inclu...

27 December, 2013 |More »


China approves pilot to open mobile telecoms market, boost competition

China has approved a pilot scheme allowing private companies to piggy back on the country’s three dominant telecommunications providers to offer own-brand mobile services, opening the world’s largest mobile phone market to increased competition. Authorities have approved 11 private ̶...

27 December, 2013 |More »


Co-founder Lazaridis cuts stake in BlackBerry

BlackBerry Ltd co-founder Mike Lazaridis cut his stake in the company to 4.99 per cent from 8 per cent, and said that a group, which included Lazaridis, walked away from exploring a bid for the troubled smartphone maker. Co-founders Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin in October disclosed in a regulatory f...

26 December, 2013 |More »