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Four Android apps that can help you quit smoking

The graphic visuals on cigarette boxes and advertisements against smoking before movies may put you off but there is a reason why they are posted. Smoking and smokeless tobacco kill nearly 6 million people globally every year, says the World Health Organization (WHO). That’s one death every si...

21 October, 2016 | More »


Smartphone batteries emit over 100 toxic gases: study

 More than 100 potentially fatal gases are produced by the batteries found in billions of consumer devices such as smartphones and tablets, a new study has warned. The research identified over 100 toxic gases released by lithium batteries, including carbon monoxide, which can cause strong irri...

21 October, 2016 | More »


Uber still not ready for IPO, says CEO Travis Kalanick

Uber Technologies Inc., the world’s largest cab-hailing service provider, is not yet ready for an initial public offering, co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick has said. “I feel like we maybe just entered high school,” Kalanick told Vanity Fair at an event in San Francisco. “It’s the nin...

20 October, 2016 | More »


MakeMyTrip, goibibo and redBus brands will co-exist, says Ashish Kashyap

In February 2000, MakeMyTrip founder Deep Kalra walked out of eVentures’ office near Churchgate station in Mumbai as he was not happy with the valuation that Neeraj Bhargava, managing partner of eVentures India, offered his startup. But on his way to the airport, Kalra had a second thought. He pic...

20 October, 2016 | More »


Beverage discovery and gifting app Hipcask gets seed funding from Mobikon

Restaurant marketing and customer engagement platform Mobikon Asia Pte Ltd has led an undisclosed amount of seed funding in Hipcask, a beverage discovery and gifting platform. Several angel investors participated in the round, including GSF Accelerator founder and InnerChef co-founder Rajesh Sawhney...

20 October, 2016 | More »


Wealth management app Fisdom raises $1.1 mn from Saama Capital

Bengaluru-based Finwizard Technology Pvt. Ltd, which runs wealth management app Fisdom, has raised $1.1 million (Rs 7.3 crore) from Saama Capital. The company will invest these funds in technology, to expand its team and acquire customers, it said in a statement. Fisdom was founded by Subramanya SV,...

19 October, 2016 | More »

Rajiv Pancholy, MD and CEO of OnMobile

OnMobile launches consumer brand ONMO, unveils apps

Mobile value-added service company OnMobile Global Ltd unveiled its consumer brand ONMO and showcased a set of apps it would launch in the first quarter of 2017. With the consumer brand ONMO, the firm will enhance its business-to-consumer (B2C) segment. OnMobile has traditionally been working with t...

19 October, 2016 | More »


Now, book Ola and Uber directly from Google Search

Consumers will now be able to book a ride on Ola and Uber directly from Google Search. Earlier this year, Google had introduced the feature on Google Maps, where a dedicated tab with information for cab services was made available to Indian users, in addition to the existing driving, public transpor...

19 October, 2016 | More »


Ola, Uber hike fares, slash driver incentives

In their bid to cut costs and attain profitability in the long run, cab aggregators Uber and Ola are raising fares in major cities and reducing driver incentives. San Francisco-headquartered Uber Technologies Inc has increased taxi fares for long distance rides in Delhi-NCR, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Gu...

18 October, 2016 | More »


Exclusive: Housing.com ex-COO to start online grocery venture

Two former executives at property portal Housing.com are starting an online grocery delivery venture, a segment that was investors’ favourite until last year but where many startups have shut shop after struggling to find profitable business models. Former Housing.com chief operating officer Risha...

17 October, 2016 | More »