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Uber

Uber discontinues Indian card payments, switches fully to Paytm wallet-based pay mode

Global online car hire service major Uber Technologies Inc has stopped accepting credit and debit card payments from cards issued in India, and will now only allow payments made through Paytm wallet in the country, the company announced in a blog post. Last month, Uber had partnered with Paytm, the ...

1 December, 2014 |More »

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GSF launches m-accelerator, to fund 10 mobile startups in 2015

GSF, a startup accelerator-cum-early-stage fund run by former Reliance Entertainment president Rajesh Sawhney, has launched an m-accelerator which aims to incubate and fund 10 mobile startups in 2015. It is part of its move to create specific verticals (starting with one that pushes a mobile-first s...

28 November, 2014 |More »

Zomato

Zomato introduces ads on its mobile app; expands to Ireland

Restaurant and event-listing site Zomato.com, run by Gurgaon-based Zomato Media Pvt Ltd, has added a new revenue stream by introducing advertisements on its mobile app. The revenue model is based on hyper-local advertising related to the user search criteria. What this basically means is that users ...

26 November, 2014 |More »

IDC

India the fastest growing smartphone market in Asia-Pacific in Q3; overall shipments touched 23.3M units: IDC

India was the fastest growing smartphone market in Asia-Pacific with a quarter-on-quarter growth of close to 27 per cent in the third quarter of 2014. The country’s smartphone shipments in the quarter stood at 23.3 million units, recording a year on year growth of 82 per cent over Q3, 2013. The ma...

26 November, 2014 |More »

Amarinder Dhaliwal

Micromax ropes in DoneByNone co-founder Amarinder Dhaliwal as COO of its new sub-brand ‘YU’

Home grown handset and tablet manufacturer Micromax has appointed Amarinder S Dhaliwal as the chief operating officer (COO) of its new sub-brand ‘YU’. In his new role, Dhaliwal will work closely with Rahul Sharma, co-founder Micromax, to build a digital brand that engages directly with the user ...

26 November, 2014 |More »

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Vserv launches re-targeting product focused on e-commerce players in emerging markets; what’s on offer?

Mumbai-based mobile marketing platform Vserv has launched a new re-targeting product focused on e-commerce companies in emerging markets. Called Vserv Smart RT, the product will enable e-commerce companies to re-target desktop users on mobile sites and apps, as well as mobile site users on third par...

25 November, 2014 |More »

Virender Bisht

MobiKwik ropes in Virender Bisht from MakeMyTrip as its CTO

Gurgaon-based One MobiKwik Systems Pvt Ltd, which owns and operates the online recharge platform Mobikwik.com, has appointed Virender Bisht as its chief technology officer (CTO). In his new role, Bisht will oversee all aspects of product research & development, user experience design, and tech i...

20 November, 2014 |More »

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M-AdCall launches video based ad network focused on mobile; will it succeed?

Video-based mobile ad network M-AdCall offers interactive video ads to customers before a phone call, and on a confirmatory click, delivers a video ad to them. This is followed up with an actionable landing page after the call. Customers earn points for viewing the video ads, which can be converted ...

20 November, 2014 |More »

Uber

After UberX, on-demand cab hire service launches ultra cheap variant for India under UberGO

Global online luxury car hire service Uber Technologies Inc., which has operations in more than 120 cities across the globe including six in India, has launched an ultra low-cost cab service called ‘UberGO’ for India. According to the company, the new service will offer its customers chauffeur-d...

20 November, 2014 |More »

500-Startups

500 Startups raising $10M micro VC fund to back mobility startups

Seed investor and accelerator 500 Startups has launched 500 Mobile Collective (500 MC), a $10 million VC fund focused on mobile startups, as per a filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The 500 MC fund will be managed by its new partner Edith Yeung. She has previously run marketing and...

20 November, 2014 |More »