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Nokia elevates Sanjay Malik as head of India market

Nokia has elevated Sanjay Malik to the post of head of the India market while promoting current India head Sandeep Girotra as head of Asia-Pacific and Japan market. In his new role, Malik will lead customer operations, drive business growth strategy and customer engagement services, effective from A...

24 June, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Student education tracking app Uolo raises seed funding

Student education tracking app Uolo, run by Uolo Technology Pvt. Ltd, has raised $210,000 (around Rs 1.4 crore) in seed funding from Purvi Ventures, Sunstone Business School director Rajul Garg and Vipin Arora. Others who participated in this round include Exponentially I Mobility LLP and Artieca Fa...

23 June, 2016 | More »

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Ola spent nearly Rs 100 crore to earn Rs 31 crore revenue a month in FY15

Ola, India’s largest on-demand cab hailing service, burnt as much cash as the country’s top three legacy online travel agencies—MakeMyTrip, Yatra and Cleartrip—put together in 2014-15, as it left no stone unturned to stave off competition from US-based rival Uber Inc. ANI Technologies Pv...

23 June, 2016 | More »

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Personal assistant app Joe Hukum rejigs business model

App-based provider of concierge services Joe Hukum is recasting its business model to focus more on business-to-business (B2B) operations for better monetisation, its founder told Techcircle. “We realised that despite a decent number of transactions, there wasn’t enough money to be made in busin...

23 June, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Hyperlocal grocery marketplace LazyLad shuts operations

Hyperlocal mobile commerce marketplace LazyLad has pulled down its shutters, laying off close to 30 people in the process. Saurabh Singla, co-founder and CEO, LazyLad confirmed the development to Techcircle.. He said that the company is looking at pivoting into a business-to-business (B2B) focused m...

22 June, 2016 | More »

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Five interesting yoga apps for a healthier you

Today is the second International Yoga Day. As the ancient practice of yoga goes digital, a number of innovative yoga apps have been developed that virtually double up as your personal yoga guru. These help you master the art of yoga, using tools such as audio and video tutorials and pictures. Check...

21 June, 2016 | More »

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Govt schemes tracker The Indian Iris raises angel funding from Timbru Ventures

The Indian Iris, a policy research and consulting startup that focuses on analysing and simplifying government policies and schemes, has raised an undisclosed amount in angel funding from Ahmedabad-based Timbru Ventures. The startup plans to use the funds to scale its operations, hire more resources...

21 June, 2016 | More »

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Smartphone maker Lava strengthens top deck

Homegrown mobile handset maker Lava International Ltd—that manufactures mobile phones under the brand name Lava—has appointed Rahul Agarwal as chief technology officer (CTO) and Ankit Pal as design head, as it gears up to enter the services sector spanning entertainment, education, agriculture a...

20 June, 2016 | More »

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Goibibo rolls out travel-based social network

Online travel agency (OTA) Goibibo.com, part of South African digital media firm Naspers, has rolled out a travel social network on its mobile app titled, ‘GoContacts’ which enables users to get connected on Goibibo app using their phone books. “By launching GoContacts, we are further strength...

20 June, 2016 | More »

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What Ola can learn from Didi Chuxing on its battle against Uber

Chinese cab-hailing firm Didi Chuxing, the main local competitor for Uber Technologies Ltd in China, has just raised an incredible $7.3 billion in fresh financing. The latest round brings DidiChuxing’s war chest to about $10.5 billion, against the $11.5 billion on Uber’s balance sheet. Q...

20 June, 2016 | More »