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LG joins the Quad-core bandwagon, launches Optimus 4X HD in India; Dual-core L5 also hits market

After HTC and Samsung, LG has launched its first Quad-core smartphone offering in the Indian market. The new device called Optimus 4X HD, is powered by a 1.5 GHz Quad-core and will cost Rs 34,990. LG has also launched another smartphone called L5, but this one belongs to the entry-level smartphone s...

20 July, 2012 |More »

RIM updates developer tools ahead of BlackBerry 10 launch

Research In Motion Ltd has updated the tools it is providing for independent developers to build applications for its twice-delayed BlackBerry 10 platform, the company said on Thursday. The updates will help apps interact with one another and make use of the BlackBerry network to push notifications ...

20 July, 2012 |More »

ZengaTV bags rights for mobile streaming of India-Sri Lanka cricket series

Mobile video streaming company Zenga TV has bagged the exclusive rights for mobile video streaming of the upcoming Indi Sri Lanka series. Zenga TV has got rights from Indian sports rights management agency Sporty Solutionz, which procured it from TEN sports. The series is slated to begin on July 21 ...

19 July, 2012 |More »

MSWIPE

Excl: Mswipe launches mobile PoS service, sees VC interest

Mumbai-based Mswipe Technologies Pvt Ltd is looking to raise $5 million from venture capital funds. While mSwipe promoter Manish Patel told Techcircle that he is looking to raise around $5 million, one source familiar with the company said that it has already received termsheets from as many as six...

18 July, 2012 |More »

InMobi, Cricbuzz announce partnership for monetisation of mobile ads

Bangalore and San Francisco-based mobile ad network InMobi and Cricbuzz, a leading cricket property that provides information on scores, news, match schedules and ball-to-ball commentary, have entered into a partnership for monetising mobile ads on Cricbuzz’s mobile site and applications for the I...

18 July, 2012 |More »

Mobile and fixed-line call volumes fall

Mobile and fixed-line call volumes declined in the UK for the first time last year as people opted to communicate via social networking sites and text messaging hit a record high. The average number of texts sent per person climbed to 200 a month, a 16.6 per cent rise on the previous year, while tot...

18 July, 2012 |More »

Mobile bookmarking startup Spool acquired by Facebook; founder Avichal Garg moves to FB

Spool, a mobile bookmarking startup, has been acquired by social networking giant Facebook. The acquisition has been made more for the team rather the product itself. As part of the acquisition, the entire team of Spool, including founders Avichal Garg and Curtis Spencer, has joined Facebook, althou...

16 July, 2012 |More »

InMobi appoints Shrikant Latkar as VP, global marketing

Bangalore and San Francisco-based mobile ad network InMobi has appointed Shrikant Latkar as vice-president, global marketing. He will be based at the company’s San Francisco office and lead all aspects of marketing besides aligning InMobi’s marketing strategy and brand positioning. Prior to join...

13 July, 2012 |More »

VUCLIP

Vuclip launches Mira, a mobile video portal for Indian women

Mobile video service Vuclip has launched what it is claiming to be India’s first mobile video portal. The women-centric channel called Mira! is OS-agnostic and can be accessed from any Internet-enabled mobile phone. Mira! sources content from 30 or so Indian and global content providers, and offer...

12 July, 2012 |More »

MakeMyTrip launches apps for iPhone and Android platforms; Upgrades HTML 5-based mobile site

NASDAQ-listed online travel services firm MakeMyTrip (MMT) has launched mobile apps for Android devices and iPhone and an upgraded HTML 5-based mobile site for smartphones. The app allows users to search and book flights. Through the app, passenger details will also be stored on the device to avoid ...

11 July, 2012 |More »