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S Mobility Q1 net loss at Rs 5.2Cr; Mobile devices biz sees revenue pressure

Mobile internet company S Mobility Ltd (formerly Spice Mobility Ltd), which slumped into losses in the quarter ended December 31, 2011, saw pressure on top line even as it cut its net loss sequentially for the first quarter ended June 30. Total revenues declined 7.5 per cent over Q4 FY12 to Rs 511.5...

27 August, 2012 |More »

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Bharti SoftBank has a ‘partner-build-acquire’ strategy, mobile gaming next on cards: Kavin Bharti Mittal

Bharti SoftBank or BSB, an equal equity mobile Internet joint venture between Bharti Enterprises (the private group holding firm of Bharti Group) and Japan’s telecom and Internet company SoftBank, is less than a year old (10 months to be precise), but it has already launched or struck deals with c...

21 August, 2012 |More »

Rediff launches mobile-enabled business e-mail service Rediffmail NG Professional, targets SMEs

NASDAQ-listed Rediff.com India Ltd has launched Rediffmail NG Professional, its next generation mobile-enabled business e-mail service. The company had earlier launched Rediffmail NG in October 2010 and like its predecessor, Rediffmail NG Professional works on a number of mobile platforms including ...

17 August, 2012 |More »

Govt bans bulk SMSes & MMSes for 15 days; Does it even matter with IM apps around?

In the wake of a reportedly mass exodus of North-Eastern people from various Indian cities, the Ministry of Home Affairs has banned bulk SMSes and MMSes for 15 days starting on Friday, to quash unsavoury rumours that created panic across the country. Because of the ban, users will not be able to sen...

17 August, 2012 |More »

RIM plans new contact management features on BB10 devices

Research In Motion plans to provide BlackBerry users with an easy way to tap their contacts’ public profiles — including blog posts, tweets, emails and other details — in its latest push to regain ground in the shartphone market. The new contact management feature, which pulls in ...

17 August, 2012 |More »

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One97 Mobility Fund ropes in Arun Katiyar as venture catalyst

One97 Mobility Fund (OMF), a $100 million investment fund set up by Delhi-based mobile VAS company One97 Communications Ltd and PE major SAIF Partners, has roped in media and business leader Arun Katiyar as a venture catalyst. Katiyar will actively engage with the leadership teams of OMF’s portfol...

16 August, 2012 |More »

Excl: Payments solutions firm Oxigen buys 51% in mobile-based rural product distribution startup United Villages

Oxigen Services India Pvt Ltd, a payments solutions provider, has acquired 51 per cent stake in Jaipur-based United Villages Network Pvt Ltd for an undisclosed amount, a top company executive told Techcircle.in. Although the deal was struck earlier this year, the transaction was not made public. Acc...

13 August, 2012 |More »

Starbucks leveraging m-commerce but what’s brewing in India?

A lot, if you ask me, and not just because the US coffee chain Starbucks Corp. has recently done something smart and sweet to please cuppa-lovers in a hurry. On the face of it, it may not seem too unique – Starbucks has merely ensured that you can soon use Pay with Square – a [...]...

13 August, 2012 |More »

Google bolsters voice search app for iPhone

Google Inc showed off enhancements to its voice-based search technology for Apple Inc’s iPhone and said it was testing a new service that will combine its Web-based email with its search engine. The new version of Google’s search app for the iPhone and iPad, expected to be available wit...

8 August, 2012 |More »

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Bitter fight: Apple not to include YouTube app in next version of iOS

Apple Inc’s new version of its iPhone and iPad software will not include a pre-loaded app for Google Inc’s popular video website, YouTube, Apple said on Monday. It was the latest sign of the growing rivalry between the technology companies that once were closely aligned but now are vying...

7 August, 2012 |More »