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Ola, Uber, bike-taxi startups seek clarity in norms, easy licensing rules

Cab-hailing startups Ola and Uber as well as a number of bike-taxi startups on Thursday sought greater clarity on regulations governing the sector and ease in licencing requirements at a meeting with central government officials. Sanjay Mitra, the secretary of road transport and highways ministry, c...

22 September, 2016 | More »

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Digital medical journal DailyRounds gets funding from Accel, Asuka Holding

Bengaluru-based DailyRounds Inc, an app-based medical journal for doctors, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Accel India and Asuka Holding of Japan. Existing investors Beenos Partners and Powerhouse Ventures also participated in this round, The Economic Times reported on Thursday, cit...

22 September, 2016 | More »

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Mobile gaming startup Flixy Games raises $425K in seed funding

Mobile games publisher Flixy Games Pvt Ltd has raised $425,000 (Rs 2.8 crore) in seed funding from Rebright Partners, a Japan-based venture capital firm. Flixy will use the funds to expand the team, develop art work and hire art contractors, analytics to track user behavior and add servers at the ba...

22 September, 2016 | More »

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Xiaomi may bring crowdfunding platform to India

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc. may soon bring its crowdfunding platform to India, according to a report. The move, if it happens, will help consumer electronics startups in the country to sell their products through this platform, according to the Press Trust of India. Xiaomi vice president Hu...

22 September, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Road ministry calls meeting with Ola, Uber, bike-taxi startups

In a bid to resolve regulatory hurdles that hinder the operations of taxi aggregators in India, the ministry of road transport and highways has called a meeting with the representatives of companies such as Ola, Uber and a clutch of smaller startups. The meeting has been convened on Thursday in New ...

21 September, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Former Sourcebits execs’ startup Hashtaag gets seed funding

Bengaluru-based mobile app developer startup Hashtaag has received seed funding of $1 million from three investors, its founders said. The founders didn’t disclose the names of the investors. Hashtaag, incorporated as KGJ Software Technologies Pvt. Ltd, was set up 10 months ago by Krishna Vemula a...

21 September, 2016 | More »

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Google Allo launched; can it beat WhatsApp, iMessage?

The much awaited Goggle Allo has finally been launched. Giving stiff competition to its existing competitors – WhatsApp, iMessenger and Facebook Messenger, what differentiates Allo is its ‘smart’ abilities. Google Allo promises to make your life smarter and simpler with features that stand out...

21 September, 2016 | More »

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Online classifieds to be dominated by e-services, real estate, auto: Google-KPMG report

E-services, real estate, and automobiles will be the key growth areas in the digital classifieds industry, according to a joint report by Google and KPMG, released on Wednesday. The report ‘Digital Classified in India 2020’ projects that the online classifieds industry will grow three-ti...

21 September, 2016 | More »

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MobiKwik ties up with Truecaller to grow user base

In an effort to increase its customer base, Gurgaon-based One MobiKwik Systems Pvt. Ltd has tied up with Truecaller to allow users of the caller identification services provider to register with the online wallet company instantaneously. “The partnership is already contributing to over 30% daily a...

21 September, 2016 | More »

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Uber’s Southeast Asia battle intensifies as rival Grab raises funding

Southeast Asian cab-hailing firm Grab has raised $750 million in a round led by Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp. This has increased the Singapore-based startup’s total capital to over $1 billion. “With this transaction, Grab becomes the best capitalized technology startup and mobile internet compa...

21 September, 2016 | More »