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MobiKwik

MobiKwik partners with redBus to enable bus ticketing via mobile wallet

Gurgaon-based One MobiKwik Systems Pvt Ltd that runs the online recharge platform Mobikwik.com has partnered with online bus ticketing site redBus to enable users to pay for ticket reservations directly from MobiKwik mobile wallet. The firm is also offering 5 per cent cash back on every transaction ...

21 March, 2014 |More »

Innoviti

Payment solutions firm Innoviti raises $1.6M from Tata Capital, others

Bangalore-based payment solutions provider Innoviti Embedded Solution Pvt Ltd has raised Rs 10 crore ($1.6 million) from Tata Capital and a group of HNIs (High Net-worth Individuals) based out of India and London, according to a report by The Economic Times, citing its CEO Rajeev Agrawal. According ...

21 March, 2014 |More »

ixigo

Travel search engine iXiGO integrates Google Street View to its platform & more

Travel search engine iXiGO, owned and operated by Delhi-based Le Travenues Technology Pvt Ltd, has revamped its trip planner product with a slew of features, including Google Street View, location-based search and user-generated ratings & reviews. The Google Street View feature offers 360-degree...

20 March, 2014 |More »

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Mobile payments service provider Ezetap secures funding from American Express

Bangalore-based mobile payments service provider Ezetap Mobile Solutions Pvt Ltd has raised an undisclosed amount in funding from American Express. Ezetap plans to use the capital raised from the latest round to accelerate its global growth across Asia and Africa. “This investment will allow us to...

20 March, 2014 |More »

alibaba

Alibaba invests $280M in messaging app Tango

Tango, the mobile messaging app-maker, announced Wednesday it has raised $280 million in a new funding round led by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. By almost any measure, the investment amounted to a staggering sum for a mobile app developer. The deal, which came one month after ...

20 March, 2014 |More »

smartphones

US mobile data revenue surpasses voice call revenue

Mobile data brought U.S. wireless carriers more revenue than voice calls did for the first time last quarter, a milestone for the industry as faster network speeds are prompting Americans to consume, and pay for, more data than ever. Mobile data service revenue reached $90 billion last year and acco...

14 March, 2014 |More »

Nielsen

Indian smartphone users love music, spent over 2.5 hours daily on their devices in 2013: Nielsen

While it is no secret that we Indians love our music, according to a recent study by Nielsen Informate Mobile Insights, which reveals insights about entertainment consumption on the smartphone in emerging Asia, we love it more than any of our counterparts in the region. In terms of the total time sp...

12 March, 2014 |More »

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Prime Focus to acquire US-based cloud services provider DAX for $9.1M

Mumbai-based visual entertainment services company Prime Focus Ltd, through its technology subsidiary Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), has signed a definitive agreement to acquire US-based DAX LLC, a provider of cloud-based production workflow and media asset management applications, for $9.1 million...

11 March, 2014 |More »

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Flickr co-founder seeks another hit with new Findery app

Findery, a map-based social networking service started by the co-founder of popular photo-sharing site Flickr, launched a mobile app on Thursday. The free app, which is available for Apple Inc iPhones, lets users leave notes, photos and videos about real-world locations on digital maps. Findery is ...

7 March, 2014 |More »

Flipboard

News reader company Flipboard buys rival Zite from CNN

News reader company Flipboard said on Wednesday it has bought rival app Zite from CNN and struck a content partnership with the cable news network. The deal is valued at $60 million, according to the CNN Money website. A CNN spokesman called the valuation “inaccurate” but declined to giv...

6 March, 2014 |More »