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Xiaomi to set up e-commerce business

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is developing a full-fledged e-commerce business model for its phones and other devices, a top company executive said on Friday. Xiaomi Indian head Manu Kumar Jain said the mobile phone maker is actively considering investing in a few startup technology companies to d...

10 July, 2015 | More »


Paytm launches P2P money transfer service

Mobile commerce and virtual wallet property Paytm has launched its P2P (person-to-person) money transfer service, which will enable its users quickly transfer funds to other Paytm users. The company did a soft launch of the service in April this year with select users and is now rolling out the serv...

10 July, 2015 | More »

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TaxiForSure CEO Arvind Singhal quits four months after Ola acquisition

Arvind Singhal, the chief executive of Ola-owned cab hailing service TaxiForSure, has quit the company citing personal reasons. The move comes a little over two months after TaxiForSure’s co-founders Raghunandan G and Aprameya Radhakrishna moved on from the company, which was acquired by rival Ola...

9 July, 2015 | More »


Shopsity raises seed funding from founders of ShopClues & Beenos

Shopsity Tech Pvt Ltd, a company that provides information on fashion products being sold by physical stores in the users’ vicinity through an app, has raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from Sandeep Aggarwal, founder and former CEO of ShopClues, and Teruhide Sato, founder of Netprice (n...

9 July, 2015 | More »


Mobile-only digital media aggregator News in Shorts secures $20M more from Tiger Global

Noida-based News in Shorts, a mobile news curator that aggregates third party news and presents it in 60 words each, has raised $20 million (Rs 127 crore) in Series B round funding from existing investor Tiger Global Management. ADA News in Shorts Pvt Ltd, which runs News in Shorts, will primarily u...

9 July, 2015 | More »


Microsoft to write down $7.6B on Nokia business, cuts 7,800 jobs globally

Technology giant Microsoft seems to be the turning the page on its $9.5 billion acquisition of Finnish handset maker Nokia. The technology giant said yesterday that it would cut 7,800 jobs or seven per cent of its workforce and write down the value of its phone business by $7.6 billion. The impact o...

9 July, 2015 | More »


High Court sets aside Delhi government order rejecting Uber’s license application

In a reprieve to ride sharing app Uber, the Delhi High Court has set aside a Delhi government order that rejected the company’s application to operate in the national capital. While the court said that Delhi authorities can impose strict conditions to regulate app-based taxi companies, it was ...

8 July, 2015 | More »


Augmented reality firm Blippar ropes in Nestle executive Doreswamy Nandkishore as non-executive board member

Blippar, an augmented reality and image-recognition platform with presence in Delhi, has roped in India-born senior Nestle executive Doreswamy Nandkishore as its first external non-executive board member. Nandkishore will take on an advisory role at the UK-based company and contribute towards Blippa...

8 July, 2015 | More »


Sequoia Capital-backed Practo expands into diagnostic labs search

Practo Technologies Pvt Ltd, a web-based clinic management software developer, will now allow users to find diagnostic labs in the vicinity. The new feature allows users to check the quality of the labs by reading through the accreditation information and by viewing actual photographs of the centre,...

7 July, 2015 | More »


Former Vodafone CEO Arun Sarin joins Ola as independent director

Online cab booking service Ola (formerly Olacabs) has roped in former Vodafone Group CEO Arun Sarin as independent director. Sarin would play an advisory role in shaping Ola’s business strategies to drive growth, the company said in a press statement. Bhavish Aggarwal, CEO and co-founder of Ola, w...

7 July, 2015 | More »