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Paytm

Existing investors commit $60M to Paytm parent One97 Communications’ fresh funding

Existing investors have committed around $60 million to Noida-headquartered mobile internet firm One97 Communications Ltd as part of an impending funding round worth $150-200 million, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, One97 co-founder and chief, told VCCircle/Techcircle.in. One97 Communications, which was prima...

6 November, 2014 |More »

MobiKwik

Excl: Online recharge & mobile wallet co MobiKwik close to raising up to $30M in Series B funding

Gurgaon-based One MobiKwik Systems Pvt Ltd, which runs online recharge platform and mobile wallet venture MobiKwik.com, is in advanced talks with more than three large VC funds in India, Southeast Asia and the US to raise $20-30 million in a Series B round of funding, a top executive of the company ...

6 November, 2014 |More »

Amit Sharma

Affle appoints Amit Sharma as head of mobile apps and analytics platform AppStudioz

India and Singapore-based D2C Inc, which operates under the brand name Affle, a mobile apps & ads as a service (MaaS) platform, has appointed Amit Sharma as the managing director (MD) of Affle AppStudioz, its mobile apps and analytics platform business. Commenting on the appointment, Anuj Khanna...

6 November, 2014 |More »

Routesms

Excl: VAS company RouteSms in talks to raise $25M from TA Associates, others

Mumbai-based RouteSms Solutions Ltd, a messaging and voice API solutions firm in the value added services (VAS) space, is in advanced talks to raise $25 million (about Rs 150 crore), a top executive of the company told Techcircle.in. “We will close the round in the next quarter,” mentioned Rajd...

3 November, 2014 |More »

WhatsApp

WhatsApp claims 70M monthly active users in India

WhatsApp, the cross-platform instant messaging app claims to have crossed the 70 million monthly active users mark in India. The app had 60 million users in the country as of August this year, which means that it added about ten million users in less than three months in the Indian market. “We hav...

3 November, 2014 |More »

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Security device startup Rico raises $120K in crowdfunding via Kickstarter

Kochi Startup Village incuabtee Mindhelix Inc. has raised under $120,000 through crowd-funding platform Kickstarter for its product ‘Rico’ that converts one’s spare smartphone into a home security device. The startup, which was actually targeting $100,000 via kickstarter, got backing from mo...

31 October, 2014 |More »

truedialer

Mobile phone directory Truecaller launches smart dialler app Truedialer, available for Android & Windows Phone platforms

Swedish startup True Software Scandinavia AB, the firm behind Truecaller, a collaborative mobile phone directory app, has launched what the company claims is a smart dialler app. Called Truedialer, the new service automatically searches for information about a number you are dialling. The dialler us...

31 October, 2014 |More »

OnMobile

OnMobile Q2 revenues rise 7.8%, company slides into the red

Public listed mobile value added service (VAS) company OnMobile Global Ltd reported 7.8 per cent growth in revenues for the second quarter ended September 30, 2014, to Rs 207.5 crore from Rs 225 crore last year. When adjusted for the sale of Voxmobili, revenue rose 1.9 per cent. However, the company...

31 October, 2014 |More »

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Android co-founder Andy Rubin leaving Google to launch tech hardware startup incubator

Andy Rubin, co-founder and architect of Android, the world’s top-selling mobile operating system, who led the unit after Google acquired it eight years ago only to hand over its reins to Sundar Pichai last year, is leaving the internet giant. Rubin, who has been involved with Google’s roboti...

31 October, 2014 |More »

Google-fit

Google Fit app to provide a comprehensive view of your fitness, how does it stack against Apple’s HealthKit?

Google has launched a new fitness app that the company claims will help users in tracking their daily activity and become more active, aware and motivated. Called Google Fit, the app uses sensors already built into the user’s Android phone to automatically detect walking, biking and running. You c...

29 October, 2014 |More »