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Hike close to hitting 1B instant messages a month; 27% of activity through Hike-to-SMS

Bharti SoftBank, a joint venture between Japan’s SoftBank and Bharti Enterprises, is further upping the game with new features launched on its messaging app Hike. Talking to Techcircle.in, Kavin Bharti Mittal, BSB’s head of strategy & new product development, said that the app, which crossed...

19 June, 2013 | More »


Mobile publishing platform MobStac partners with video advertising network Vdopia

Bangalore-based Mobile Motion Technologies which offers a mobile publishing platform MobStac, has partnered with California-headquartered Vdopia Inc, a video advertising network founded by India-born entrepreneurs. The partnership will enable businesses and publishers to mobilise digital properties ...

18 June, 2013 | More »


Chinese messaging app WeChat comes under security scanner; Intelligence Bureau suggests ban

Chinese Internet major Tencent’s messaging app Weixin, globally known as WeChat which recently launched its operations in India, has come under Intelligence Bureau (IB)’s surveillance, according to media reports. IB has told National Security Advisor (NSA) that platforms like WeChat may bring in...

14 June, 2013 | More »


App Tracker: Which cab booking app will you opt for this monsoon?

With monsoon just round the corner, it becomes that much harder to get hold of an auto when you need it the most. So what do you do when you are late for that important meeting or are about to miss out on a date? Well, most of you may think of booking a cab. [...]...

13 June, 2013 | More »


Sequoia-backed location-based mobile advertising firm AdNear moves its base to Singapore from India

AdNear Pte Ltd , a location-based mobile advertising firm, has moved its base to Singapore from India. It was earlier headquartered in Bangalore. “Singapore is an established and perfect hub to expand in SEA (Southeast Asia) markets. Also, currently our focus markets are India, SEA and ANZ (Austra...

12 June, 2013 | More »


IRCTC to introduce SMS-based train ticket booking from July

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a subsidiary of the Indian Railways that handles the catering, tourism and online ticketing operations, is launching an SMS-based train ticket booking service from July 1 this year, a PTI report says quoting sources. The new service will e...

12 June, 2013 | More »


Google buys Israel’s Waze to keep mobile maps lead

Google Inc bought Israeli mapping startup Waze on Tuesday for just over $1 billion, a source familiar with the matter said, acquiring an online real-time mapping service to safeguard its lead in one of the most crucial aspects of smartphone usage. Google said in a Tuesday blog post it had closed the...

12 June, 2013 | More »


mobileGullak hopes to make money from retailers’ loose cash problems

mobileGullak, a mobility solution for retailers owned and operated by Naffa Consulting Services LLP, is minting money with ‘loose cash’. It started operation in March 2013 and is already profitable. The Varanasi-headquartered startup was founded by Kumar Abhishek in 2012. The company has three p...

11 June, 2013 | More »


All you need to know about Apple’s new operating system & iTunes Radio

At the ongoing Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco, Apple yesterday unveiled iOS 7, the most significant iOS update since the launch of the iPhone, as well as a free Internet radio service called iTunes Radio. In this story, we are going to have an in-depth look at both; let’s ...

11 June, 2013 | More »


OML Digital launches city guide app NH7 inTown

Mumbai-based OML Digital Production Pvt Ltd has launched a mobile and web app called NH7 inTown which can guide people through what is happening in their surroundings. The company claims that NH7 inTown helps people find everything that’s interesting in their city—from gigs to movies, plays, fo...

10 June, 2013 | More »