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Twitter launches ‘while you were away’ feature for iOS; other platforms, website to follow suit

Micro blogging service Twitter has introduced a new feature to its user’s home timelines. Called ‘while you were away’, the feature basically provides a recap of some of the top Tweets they might have missed from accounts they follow. The micro blogging service will surface a few of the best T...

23 January, 2015 |More »


Uber raises $1.6B in convertible debt from Goldman Sachs

Global online car hire service major Uber Technologies Inc. has raised $1.6 billion in convertible debt from global investment bank Goldman Sachs’ wealth management clients, according to a Bloomberg report. The funds will be used to expand its operations in more cities around the world, as well as...

22 January, 2015 |More »


Google planning to sell wireless service through Sprint & T-Mobile deals

Google is planning to sell wireless service directly to consumers, as well as manage their calls and mobile data over a cellular network. The search giant will do so following deals with wireless carriers Sprint and T-Mobile, according to a The Information report. Codenamed ‘Nova’, the project i...

22 January, 2015 |More »


India to have largest base of Facebook users on mobile by 2017: Report

India will surpass the US to lead the global tally of the largest Facebook userbase on mobile by 2017, market research firm eMarketer said in a report. According to the report, nearly 1 billion users worldwide will access the popular social network through their mobilephones at least once each month...

22 January, 2015 |More »


Excl: Student startup behind communication app for schools Knit raises seed funding

Mumbai-based Trumplab Edusolutions Pvt Ltd, the company behind communication app for schools Knit, has raised an undisclosed amount from a group of angel investors including Rohit Jain of Mexus Education and Amit Rambhia of Vardhaman Technologies, according to a top executive of the company. The co...

21 January, 2015 |More »


Twitter acquiring VC-backed mobile marketing & customer engagement platform ZipDial

Twitter is acquiring multiple venture capital firms-backed ZipDial Mobile Solutions Pvt Ltd, which runs a missed call-based customer engagement platform ZipDial, for an undisclosed amount. This marks its first acquisition in India and adds up to the list of deals where international firms have snapp...

20 January, 2015 |More »


Google Maps launches voice-based lane guidance feature for 20 cities in India

Within a month of introducing the feature across Europe, Google Maps has now launched voice-based lane guidance in India. Using the feature, people will now be able to see and hear voice-guided instructions signalling which lane they should stay in or move to while in navigation mode. As of now, the...

16 January, 2015 |More »


After buying Dhingana, music streaming venture Rdio enters India; offers ad-free subscriptions

San Francisco-based digital music service Rdio, which had acquired Indian social music streaming venture Dhingana in March last year, has forayed into India. Rdio claims that it offers over 32 million songs in 43 languages from global, regional and local labels that include T-Series, Yash Raj, Sony ...

15 January, 2015 |More »


Why Mygola pivoted for the second time to mobile-only travel tech startup focusing on local to-dos

Bangalore and US-based travel tech startup Mygola Inc quietly pivoted for the second time last year to focus on creating last-minute, in-destination to-do list and even book them, all through the mobile. We caught up with the team at Mygola to figure out what went behind the decision and how are the...

15 January, 2015 |More »


WizIQ launches mobile app to offer live interactive classes on the go

Online education platform WizIQ, owned and operated by Mohali-based authorGEN Technologies Pvt Ltd, has launched a mobile app that enables educators to deliver live, interactive classes via smartphones. Called ‘WizIQ Live Mobile Learning Platform’, the cloud-based platform extends learning beyon...

15 January, 2015 |More »