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Unitus Seed Fund invests in mobile-based auto rikshaw booking service mGaadi

Seed-stage impact investment firm Unitus Seed Fund has led an equity investment in Bangalore-based India Drivers Network Services Pvt Ltd, the company behind the mobile-based auto rickshaw booking service mGaadi. mGaadi will use the capital to develop its network of auto drivers, enhance its technol...

13 May, 2014 |More »


Kirusa acquires Bangalore-based mobile messaging app developer Cooltok

New Jersey-headquartered Kirusa Inc, which provides voice messaging and social media apps for smartphones, has acquired Bangalore-based mobile messaging apps developer Plusray Innovations Pvt Ltd, which operates under the brand Cooltok. As per the deal, Kirusa has acquired the technology, workforc...

12 May, 2014 |More »

Ajay Prakash

Vdopia appoints Ajay Prakash Mishra as director of operations for APAC

Digital advertising and video monetisation platform Vdopia Inc. has appointed Ajay Prakash Mishra as director of operations for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. In his new role, Mishra will be focusing on the company’s operations & quantitative and qualitative analysis to support APAC’s campa...

12 May, 2014 |More »


WhatsApp ties up with Airtel to provide WhatsApp only data packs

Cross-platform instant messaging app WhatsApp has tied up with telecom operator Airtel to provide special WhatsApp only data packs, according to a BGR report. Depending on the circle, the plan costs between Rs 36 and Rs 49 and offers 200MB of WhatsApp only data usage on a monthly basis. To activate ...

12 May, 2014 |More »


Microsoft eyeing larger pie of the Indian smartphone market, to launch affordable Windows devices

Microsoft India is looking to increase its share of the smartphone market in the country. For the same, the company is planning to launch a number of affordable smartphones. The company has already made the Windows operating system free for smartphone and tablet vendors (for less than nine inch scre...

9 May, 2014 |More »


Announcing the 3rd edition of Techcircle Mobile Forum; block your calendar now

The fast-paced and innovative Indian mobile economy seems to be influencing the lives of consumers and shoppers besides businesses. Customers’ lifestyle—be it shopping, travelling, dining or working—is clearly influenced by mobile and mobile-led services. With adoption, engagement and monetisa...

9 May, 2014 |More »


S Mobility reports Rs 18.67Cr loss in Q3 as branding costs double; revenue up due to mobile sales

S Mobility (formerly Spice Mobility Ltd) has posted almost 19 per cent rise in net sales to Rs 468.41 crore for its third quarter ended March 31, 2014 over the year-ago period, led by sales growth in its handsets unit. The handsets business saw sales rising 25.7 per cent too Rs 421.59 crore in the [...

9 May, 2014 |More »

Mouli Raman

Mouli Raman steps down as OnMobile’s MD and CEO

Mouli Raman, CEO and managing director of India’s top mobile value added service (VAS) company OnMobile Global Ltd, has resigned from the post, the company said in a filing with the stock market. Raman, who is also a co-founder of the firm, will continue in the CEO’s post till the management fin...

8 May, 2014 |More »


Nokia floats $100M connected car fund to back auto tech & local services firms

Finland-based telecommunication gear maker Nokia Corp has announced the launch of a $100 million connected car fund, which will invest in promising auto tech and local services companies, in collaboration with its mapping platform HERE. The fund, to be managed by Nokia Growth Partners (NGP), will se...

5 May, 2014 |More »


OnMobile selling its French unit Voxmobili to US-based Synchronoss for $26M

OnMobile Global Ltd, India’s top mobile value-added service (VAS) company, has agreed to sell its French subsidiary Voxmobili SA to New Jersey-headquartered Synchronoss Technologies Inc, a provider of synchronisation technology products, for $26 million, as per a stock market disclosure. Early las...

5 May, 2014 |More »