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I-MADE launches mobile wallet for college students

For college students, making payments for submitting college fee and canteen bills as well as purchasing books is often cumbersome. For those who study in a city away from home, receiving money from parents is an added challenge. For helping students face this challenge, Innovation in Mobile App Dev...

22 July, 2016 | More »

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Shopo plans to have monetisation model by next quarter

Snapdeal’s C2C marketplace Shopo, which was launched in July 2015, is planning to come up with a monetisation model in the next quarter, Sandeep Komaravelly, senior vice-president at Shopo, told reporters at a press briefing. “We are looking at advertising on the platform to generate rev...

20 July, 2016 | More »

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Five low-cost 4G smartphones for superfast browsing

Are you planning to replace your 3G smartphone with a 4G device but don’t want to spend a bomb? Do you want to buy a secondary 4G device that just gets the job done? If yes, we have curated a list of five latest smartphones you can buy under Rs 5,000 and stream your favourite […]...

19 July, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: ​Autorickshaw-hailing app AUTOnCAB shuts down

Autorickshaw-hailing app AUTOnCAB has shut down its operations as it couldn’t sustain its business due to stiff competition from its heavily funded rivals, its co-founder and CEO told TechCircle. “Uber and Ola have been offering a lot of discounts and incentives,” Vinti Doshi said. We did ...

18 July, 2016 | More »

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Messaging app Line jumps in stock market debut

Japanese messaging app Line Corp’s shares surged after listing on the New York and Tokyo stock exchange after the biggest initial public offering by a tech company this year. Shares of the WhatsApp rival began trading in Tokyo on Friday morning at 4,900 yen ($46.1) apiece, 48% higher than the ...

15 July, 2016 | More »

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All you wanted to know about Pokemon Go

Japanese video-game company Nintendo’s game plan to move out of the consoles-only format and enter the fast growing mobile landscape with the launch of Pokemon Go seems to be paying off. Designed for smartphones, Pokemon Go, which essentially is a spin-off of Nintendo’s long-running and ...

14 July, 2016 | More »

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Jabong CEO Sanjeev Mohanty puts in papers amid buyout talks

Sanjeev Mohanty, CEO of the fashion e-tailer Jabong, which is up for sale, has put in his papers even before the sale talk with any of its potential buyers has concluded. According to three persons privy to the development, two other business heads are also on their way out from the company. E-comme...

13 July, 2016 | More »

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SAIF Partners leads funding in social networking platform ShareChat

ShareChat, a regional language social networking platform, has secured about $1.35 million (Rs 9 crore) in investment from SAIF Partners and existing investor India Quotient. Bangalore-based ShareChat, run by Mohalla Tech Pvt. Ltd, allows users to share videos, jokes, audio songs and images in Hindi...

13 July, 2016 | More »

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Quikr rebrands in-house beauty services offering as AtHomeDiva

Online classifieds firm Quikr India Pvt. Ltd has rebranded its in-house beauty services offering as AtHomeDiva, as it seeks to sharpen its focus on a segment that’s increasingly getting crowded with the entry of several startups. The rebranding follows Quikr’s acquisition of on-demand beauty ser...

13 July, 2016 | More »

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Ajay Piramal backs Aircel founder Sivasankaran’s venture Utoo

Piramal Group chairman Ajay Piramal has invested an undisclosed amount in serial entrepreneur C Sivasankaran’s latest venture Utoo Cabs. According to a report by The Economic Times, Piramal has picked up minority stake in the startup. “The investment has been routed through Piramal Group com...

12 July, 2016 | More »