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RIM faces its day of reckoning with BlackBerry 10 launch

The innovative line of BlackBerry smartphones that Research In Motion Ltd  will formally unveil on Wednesday has already succeeded on one crucial count – getting RIM back in the conversation. The new BlackBerry 10 has created a buzz among technology watchers and financial analysts, thanks to ...

30 January, 2013 | More »

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Apple’s iPhone the best known smartphone in India, but Android is OS king: Nielsen

In terms of mobile operating systems, Android captures almost half of the Indian smartphone market, according to a study by Nielsen Informate Mobile Insights. The study looks at the top mobile OS in the country and the purchase behaviour across them -– both from a device as well as an m-commerce p...

29 January, 2013 | More »

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Cross-messaging platform Plustxt launches text-messaging service in 7 Indian languages

Plustxt Mobile Solutions Pvt Ltd, which offers a text messaging platform that enables a sender to transform text to the language of the recipient, has launched services in Kannada, Tamil, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Punjabi and Gujarati, according to a top executive of the company. The Bangalore-base...

28 January, 2013 | More »

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Mobile wallets’ time has gone, there will be holistic services now: AngelPrime’s Sanjay Swamy

The need of mobile wallets as a standalone service has ceased to exist, according to Bangalore-based startup incubator AngelPrime’s Managing Partner Sanjay Swamy. “There was a time when there was a window of opportunity but today the need has gone,” said Swamy, referring to trends in mobile pa...

28 January, 2013 | More »

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Square COO quits after sexual harassment accusation

The chief operating officer for mobile payments company Square, Keith Rabois, abruptly resigned this week because an employee accused him of sexual harassment and demanded “millions of dollars” to stave off a potential lawsuit, Rabois said in a Friday blog post. The revelation by Rabois,...

26 January, 2013 | More »

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Social music streaming service Dhingana launches mobile site, claims 3.5M app downloads

Social music streaming site Dhingana has launched its service on the mobile web. With this launch, users with any internet-connected mobile phone can simply go to Dhingana.com to access the service, without having to download the company’s mobile apps. The mobile site is free and users can search ...

25 January, 2013 | More »

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Reverie aims to do away with language divide across devices & digital platforms

Reverie Language Technologies Pvt Ltd, a Bangalore-based startup which makes text communication possible in 32 languages via instant transliteration (the conversion of text from one script to another) and facilitates it across digital platforms and devices, is looking to eliminate what it terms ...

25 January, 2013 | More »

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Kellton acquires Delhi-based mobility solutions firm Skan DbyDx

Kellton Tech Solutions Ltd, an Indian software services firm with operations in the US, has acquired Delhi-based Skan DbyDx Software Pvt Ltd, according to a Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) filing. The financial details of the transaction are not known. Founded in 2005, Skan DbyDx is a provider of outsou...

24 January, 2013 | More »

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Apple revenue, iPhone sales disappoint

Apple Inc missed Wall Street’s revenue forecast for the third straight quarter after iPhone sales came in below expectations, fanning fears that its dominance of the mobile industry was slipping. Shares of the world’s largest tech company fell 10 per cent to $463 in after-hours trade, wi...

24 January, 2013 | More »

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Mozilla takes on Google, Apple with smartphones based on Firefox OS

Mozilla, popular for its Firefox browser, has jumped into the smartphone bandwagon with the launch of two handsets that will run on its recently-developed open source-based Firefox OS, the company disclosed in a blog. With the launch of new handsets, Keon and Peak, Mozilla looks to take on Google’...

23 January, 2013 | More »