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Excl: Mobile payments startup iKaaz in talks to raise $10M from Brand Capital, others

Bangalore-based mobile payment solutions provider iKaaz Software Pvt Ltd is in advanced stages of talks to raise $8-10 million in its Series A round of funding from ad-for-equity media investor Bennett, Coleman and Co. Ltd, which picks stakes in firms through Brand Capital, among other investors,...

9 October, 2014 |More »


Mobile phone directory Truecaller scoops $60M from Atomico, KPCB & Sequoia Capital

Swedish startup True Software Scandinavia AB, the firm behind Truecaller, a collaborative mobile phone directory app, has raised $60 million in funding by Atomico, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) and existing investor Sequoia Capital, the company said in a blog post. The company also ind...

9 October, 2014 |More »


Amazon extends ‘Pay with Amazon’ service to India; what’s on offer?

After launching the same in October last year, Amazon has extended its ‘Pay with Amazon’ service to India. According to the company, the service streamlines how customers transact with online merchants, and allows participating companies to enable customers to go from browsing to buying in just ...

8 October, 2014 |More »


SBI partners Ezetap to launch ATM-cum-PoS terminal

India’s largest bank, SBI, has partnered with Bangalore-based mobile payments service provider Ezetap Mobile Solutions Pvt Ltd to launch an ATM-cum-PoS (Point of Sale) terminal for kirana stores, which allows consumers to make payments through their bank accounts like any other debit card payment ...

7 October, 2014 |More »

Nokia launches flagship Lumia 930, 830 & 730 smartphones in India, prices starting at Rs 15,299

Nokia launches flagship Lumia 930, 830 & 730 smartphones in India, prices starting at Rs 15,299 After unveiling the same in April this year, Nokia has now launched its flagship smartphone Lumia 930 in the Indian market. The device sports a 5 inch display and runs on the Windows Phone 8.1 operati...

1 October, 2014 |More »


Paytm in talks to raise $200M in funding, appoints Goldman Sachs as its banker

Noida-headquartered mobile internet firm One97 Communications Ltd, which runs the digital goods and services marketplace besides mobile & DTH recharge platform Paytm among other mobile value added services, is looking to raise $200 million in fresh funding, sources close to the development infor...

1 October, 2014 |More »

Vodafone M-Pesa ties up with Bharat BPO to facilitate railway ticket bookings via mobile phones

Telecom operator Vodafone India has entered into a partnership with Bharat BPO, the official ‘rail sampark’ partner of Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), to facilitate railway ticket booking through mobile phones with Vodafone M-Pesa as a payment option. As part of the par...

30 September, 2014 |More »


Online cab booking service Ola rolls out in-app digital wallet for payments

Olacabs, an online marketplace for cabs and car rental services, has launched an in-app digital wallet that allows customers to recharge their accounts via credit/debit cards or online banking accounts from its mobile app. Users can recharge their account for a sum anywhere between Rs 100 to Rs 5,00...

29 September, 2014 |More »


BlackBerry launches ‘Passport’ smartphone with square touchscreen & QWERTY keypad for Rs 49,990 in India

After unveiling the same earlier this month, struggling Canadian handset manufacturer BlackBerry (previously Research in Motion or RIM) has launched its latest smartphone in the Indian market. Christened Passport (because it essentially looks like one), the smartphone sports a square touchscreen- wh...

29 September, 2014 |More »


5ideas Startup Superfuel invests in live TV interaction and engagement app WooMe

Delhi-based Telefusion Mobile TV Pvt Ltd, the company behind WooMe.mobi, a mobile-based live TV interaction and engagement app, has secured an undisclosed amount in funding from 5ideas Startup Superfuel, an early-stage venture capital initiative launched by Pearl Uppal and Gaurav Kachru who earlier...

26 September, 2014 |More »