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OnMobile loses third CFO in 3 years as Rajesh Kunnath puts in his papers

Rajesh Kunnath, chief financial officer (CFO) of the country’s largest mobile value added service (VAS) firm OnMobile Global Ltd, has resigned from his position at the company. While details on Kunnath’s next move are not available as of now, according to a BSE filing by OnMobile, he has left ...

27 February, 2014 |More »


iKaaz launches its NFC-powered mPOS solution in Nigeria

Bangalore-based mobile payment solutions provider iKaaz Software Pvt Ltd has launched its Near Field Communication (NFC)-powered mobile payment solution in Nigeria. A cloud-based solution, it will enable consumers to make payments at select merchant outlets just by tapping their feature phones. The ...

26 February, 2014 |More »


BlackBerry goes back to basics in quest to recover customers

BlackBerry Ltd unveiled a new, cheaper touchscreen smartphone and a “classic” model with a keyboard on Tuesday, as it tries to stem losses and win back once-devoted security-conscious business and government users. The news, coupled with more details about the company’s strategy in...

26 February, 2014 |More »


We will soon bring long-format content including full-length movies on Vuclip: Nickhil Jakatdar

Vuclip is the world’s largest independent mobile video and media firm with a presence in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. The company, which is backed by SingTel Innov8, New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Jafco Ventures, is further growing its global reach by launching in multiple geographies...

25 February, 2014 |More »


Ditto TV partners with Fortumo to introduce operator billing for streaming services

Ditto TV , an online streaming portal from the house of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd, has partnered with global mobile payment firm Fortumo to launch operator billing solutions to its consumers. Users can now subscribe to content on Ditto TV and make payments directly through their mobile opera...

25 February, 2014 |More »


WhatsApp to add voice calls after Facebook acquisition

WhatsApp will add free voice-call services for its 450 million customers later this year, laying down a new challenge to telecom network operators just days after Facebook Inc scooped it up for $19 billion. The text-based messaging service aims to let users make calls by the second quarter, expandin...

25 February, 2014 |More »


What’s up for Alibaba’s mobile app strategy?

Billionaire Jack Ma’s Alibaba, the dominant force in China’s $1.6 trillion e-commerce market, may already have lost a battle with rival Tencent for the world’s biggest mobile market. While Alibaba Group Holding Ltd dominates in e-commerce, Tencent Holdings Ltd has taken over China&...

25 February, 2014 |More »


MasterCard buys Sam Pitroda’s mobile wallet firm C-SAM

Global financial services company MasterCard Worldwide has acquired C-SAM Inc, a mobile wallet and on-device solutions firm founded by Sam Pitroda, advisor to the Prime Minister of India and head of the National Innovation Council. The financial details of the deal are not disclosed. With this acqu...

24 February, 2014 |More »


Microsoft resets Windows Phone to reach lower cost markets

Microsoft Corp is pushing to reach a far wider audience for smartphones running its Windows Phone software by turning to cheaper chipsets and easing restrictions on how phone makers use its software to encourage them to drive down costs. Nick Parker, Microsoft’s senior vice president for hands...

24 February, 2014 |More »


How Sequoia Capital made 50x with $3B moolah by backing WhatsApp

Shortly after moving to Silicon Valley in 2004, the young Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg pulled a prank on Sequoia Capital by making an investment pitch in his pajamas. The discussion never got serious and Sequoia never invested in Facebook. But now, Sequoia is getting the last laugh. With the sal...

22 February, 2014 |More »