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Android co-founder Andy Rubin leaving Google to launch tech hardware startup incubator

Andy Rubin, co-founder and architect of Android, the world’s top-selling mobile operating system, who led the unit after Google acquired it eight years ago only to hand over its reins to Sundar Pichai last year, is leaving the internet giant. Rubin, who has been involved with Google’s roboti...

31 October, 2014 |More »


Google Fit app to provide a comprehensive view of your fitness, how does it stack against Apple’s HealthKit?

Google has launched a new fitness app that the company claims will help users in tracking their daily activity and become more active, aware and motivated. Called Google Fit, the app uses sensors already built into the user’s Android phone to automatically detect walking, biking and running. You c...

29 October, 2014 |More »


Mobile users generate 80% of our transactions compared to just 5% five months back: Alok Geol of FreeCharge

FreeCharge.in, run by Mumbai-based Accelyst Solutions Pvt Ltd, is one of the key mobile recharge players in the country. It recently netted $33 million in Series B round of funding from existing investor Sequoia Capital, with participation from Belgium-based investment company Sofina, besides Russia...

29 October, 2014 |More »


UK’s New Call Telecom buys 70% stake in chat app Nimbuzz for around $175M

UK-based privately held communication services provider New Call Telecom has acquired a 70 per cent stake in instant messaging and mobile calling application firm Nimbuzz for around $175 million, as per separate media reports citing Jerome Booth, chairman of New Call Telecom. Nimbuzz had previously ...

28 October, 2014 |More »


IndiaProperty launches augmented reality app for 3D view of properties

IndiaProperty.com, a real estate listing portal run by Chennai-based India Property Online Pvt Ltd, has launched an augmented reality-based mobile app called 3D Pano X. According to the firm, the app allows builders to add an extra dimension to their regular print collaterals like advertisements, br...

27 October, 2014 |More »


Chinese handset maker Xiaomi may assemble products in India

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is contemplating manufacturing its handsets in India, according to a The Wall Street Journal report citing Manu Kumar Jain, general manager (GM) for India at Xiaomi. The company had made its debut in the Indian smartphone market in July this year with the launc...

22 October, 2014 |More »


Excl: Weight loss app ObiNo raises seed funding from healthcare incubator Healthstart

Mumbai-based Manna Healthcare Pvt Ltd, the company behind weight-loss app ObiNo, has raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from healthcare incubator Healthstart, a top executive of the company informed Techcircle.in. “The funds will be invested in growing the team as well as upgrading the p...

20 October, 2014 |More »


Automated content conversion solution Khemeia wins IBM SmartCamp 2014

Chennai-based Stelae Technologies, the company behind Khemeia, an automated conversion solution for multiple categories of content, has won the IBM SmartCamp India 2014. Held in Bangalore, the SmartCamp is part of IBM’s Global Entrepreneur Program and is aimed at identifying innovative startups in...

16 October, 2014 |More »


Saavn hits 10M app downloads on Android, gives a peek of its listeners’ ‘music map’

Saavn (South Asian Audio Video Network), a US-based Indian digital music service said it has reached a milestone of 10 million app downloads on Android platform across 190 countries. The firm which competes with the likes of Times Internet’s Gaana and Hungama among others also offered an insight i...

15 October, 2014 |More »


IMImobile acquires UK-based mobile messaging platform TextLocal for up to $16.6M

London-based IMImobile Ltd, a provider of mobile engagement software to mobile operators which has a development centre in India and was started by founders of Indian origin, has acquired mobile communications company TxtLocal Ltd (TextLocal) for up to £13.15 million ($16.6 million or Rs 102.1 cro...

14 October, 2014 |More »