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PayU India names Sachin Singhal head of consumer business

PayU India Internet Pvt. Ltd, which offers digital payment solutions under the PayUmoney brand, has appointed Sachin Singhal as head of its consumer business, it said in a statement. Singhal, who previously worked with Bharti Airtel, will be responsible for forming strategies to take the firm’s co...

18 May, 2016 | More »

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Indian smartphone shipments drop 8.2% in January-March: IDC

Smartphone shipments in the country shrank by 8.2 per cent to 23.5 million units in January-March 2016 from 25.6 million units in the preceding three-month period, declining consecutively for two quarters, research firm IDC said. However, on a year-on-year basis, shipments grew 5.2 per cent from the...

17 May, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Consumer rewards platform Crownit secures Series B funding

Mobile-based marketing and customer rewards management platform Crownit, which is run by Gurgaon-based GoldVIP Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd, said it has raised a Series B round of funding from a Silicon Valley-based investor and a Mumbai-based investor, as it tries to expand its geographic reach, a...

16 May, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Restaurant food pre-ordering app Zeppery shuts shop

Mobile app Zeppery which allows users to pre-order food at restaurants and other food outlets and thus avoid long queues has decided to shut shop, barely six months after commencing operations, a senior executive told Techcircle.in. “We were trying to copy, Tapingo, a US-based startup, but realise...

13 May, 2016 | More »

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Apple invests $1 bn in China’s Didi Chuxing

Apple Inc has invested $1 billion in Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing, earlier known as Didi Kuaidi, in a deal that gives the tech giant a stake in Uber Technologies Inc’s main competitor in the world’s second-largest economy. The deal with Apple is the single-largest investment Di...

13 May, 2016 | More »

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Now get the WhatsApp desktop app

At a time when mobile and wearable technology seems to be in vogue, mobile messaging app WhatsApp has come up with a desktop app compatible with computers running on Windows 8+ and Mac OS 10.9+. The news comes 15 months after the company launched the web version of the app. Facebook-owned WhatsApp, ...

11 May, 2016 | More »

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Fintech startup TranServ hires former MasterCard, MobiKwik executives

Mumbai-based digital payments company TranServ Pvt Ltd has strengthened its top deck with two senior-level appointments. The company has appointed Salil Mody as senior vice president of corporate strategy and Ushpinder Singh as senior vice president and head of its merchant business. Mody, who most ...

11 May, 2016 | More »

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Chauffeur provider app DriversKart buys smaller rival Driven

Chennai-based on-demand chauffeur provider DriversKart said on Wednesday it has acquired smaller rival Driven to strengthen its network, in the second takeover deal in the nascent but expanding segment. When contacted, a DriversKart spokesperson declined to reveal the value of the cash-and-stock dea...

11 May, 2016 | More »

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Oxigen Wallet founder Pramod Saxena launches startup accelerator

Pramod Saxena, founder and CMD of Oxigen Services India Pvt. Ltd, which operates mobile payment platform Oxigen Wallet, has launched a startup accelerator Aarambh Ventures in partnership with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, it said in a statement. The accelerator, which will open in la...

10 May, 2016 | More »

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HealthifyMe gets $6 mn in Series A funding; to become controlled marketplace

Health and fitness app HealthifyMe, run by Caeruz Ventures Pvt. Ltd, has raised $6 million (around Rs 40 crore) in Series A funding from IDG Ventures India, Inventus Capital and Blume Ventures. With the capital raised, the company plans to invest in its technology and product to further develop its ...

10 May, 2016 | More »