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WhatsApp to share user data with Facebook

Popular messaging app WhatsApp Inc. has decided to share some data of its users with its parent, the social networking site Facebook Inc., in a move that may stoke privacy concerns. The decision to update WhatsApp’s privacy policy for the first time in four years is part of plans to test ways for ...

25 August, 2016 | More »

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No downsizing or integration of manpower post Jabong’s acquisition, says Myntra CEO

Flipkart-backed fashion portal Myntra recently crossed $1 billion in annualised Gross Merchandise Volume (GMV) run rate, becoming the first Indian fashion e-tailer to hit the milestone. In a chat with TechCircle, Ananth Narayanan, CEO of Myntra, says both Jabong and Myntra will continue to function ...

25 August, 2016 | More »

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Start shopping, paying bills from mobile as Unified Payments Interface goes live

National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) today said the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) is live and currently available for customers of 21 banks. UPI is a payment solution which empowers a recipient to initiate the payment request from a smartphone. It facilitates ‘virtual payment addre...

25 August, 2016 | More »

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Ed-tech firm ConveGenius raises $900K from Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

Noida-based ConveGenius Edu Solutions Pvt Ltd, a mobile-based education venture, has raised equity investment worth Rs 6 crore ($90,000) from Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. The firm will leverage the funds to provide impactful ‘education for the masses,’ it said in a statement. “With the...

24 August, 2016 | More »

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Quikr buys on-demand beauty services provider ZapLuk

Online classifieds firm Quikr India Pvt. Ltd has acquired ZapLuk, an on-demand beauty and wellness services provider, to grow its beauty services brand AtHomeDiva. ZapLuk co-founder Lavanya Hariharan and about 50 stylists and professionals will be absorbed into AtHomeDiva, Quikr said in a statement....

24 August, 2016 | More »

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Google’s latest OS Nougat out of beta; what’s new in Android 7.0?

Google has rolled out the new version of its mobile operating system that tweaks the interface and packs in a host of performance-enhancement features. Christened Android 7.0 Nougat, the latest version is finally out of beta. It will be readily available to the Google’s own Nexus devices but other...

23 August, 2016 | More »

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Myntra crosses $1 bn in annualised GMV run rate

Flipkart-backed owned Myntra claims to have crossed $1 billion run rate in annualised gross merchandise value (GMV) in July 2016, making it the biggest ever month by sales for the fashion e-tailer. In a media briefing, the company said the new milestone is propelled by the growth of its private labe...

22 August, 2016 | More »

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What went wrong with nightlife discovery app Happitoo

Mumbai-based FNB City Media Pvt. Ltd, operator of hyperlocal nightlife mobile app Happitoo, has suspended operations after finding it difficult to raise fresh investment and achieve positive unit economics, co-founder Hemant Jain told TechCircle. “We couldn’t scale up and reach a minimum thresho...

17 August, 2016 | More »

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Mobile security startup Appknox raises $650K from SeedPlus

Bengaluru- and Singapore-based mobile security company Appknox has raised S$875,000 ($650,000 or Rs 4.35 crore) in a pre-Series A round led by SeedPlus, a new seed-stage venture capital firm backed by Jungle Ventures, Infocomm Investments, Accel Partners and RNT Associates. The startup has used the ...

17 August, 2016 | More »

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Ola shuts TaxiForSure unit, lays off up to 1,000 people

Cab-hailing company Ola has shut its TaxiForSure unit and is laying off as many as 1,000 employees, as the SoftBank Group Corp-backed firm tightens its belt to take on US-based rival Uber. According to at least half-a-dozen people with the direct knowledge of the development, about 90% of the staff ...

16 August, 2016 | More »