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Mobile VAS startup BlackNGreen enables voice morphing on feature phones, claims over 50M subscriptions globally

Chennai-based mobile VAS startup BlackNGreen Mobile Solutions Pvt Ltd, which offers IVR-based, handset agnostic voice morphing technologies, claims to have partnered with more than 40 mobile operators across Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The company is now looking to increase the clien...

15 January, 2014 |More »


MobME Wireless scraps IPO plan, raised around $3M in angel round

Kerala-based mobile value added services (VAS) company MobME Wireless Solutions Ltd, which had received an approval from the National Stock Exchange (NSE) to go for an initial public offering (IPO) in its SME exchange, has scrapped the plans to float the issue after it raised around Rs 16 crore o...

14 January, 2014 |More »


BlackBerry CEO hires another former colleague to drive turnaround

Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd has hired another of its new chief executive’s former colleagues to head its global sales team as part of its latest efforts to engineer a turnaround. The Canadian company said Eric Johnson will report directly to John Chen, who took over as CEO in ea...

14 January, 2014 |More »


Mauj Mobile owned app store Mobango claims over 45M game downloads in India in 2013, up 80%

Mobango, an independent app store owned by Mauj Mobile, part of the People Group, claims to have had around 95 million game downloads globally in 2013, an increase of about 19 per cent from 80 million downloads in 2012. This was primarily led by India accounting for around half of the total game dow...

9 January, 2014 |More »

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Former AOL executive launches Snapchat-like app for professionals

Former AOL executive Jon Brod launched on Wednesday an app aimed at professionals who can send private messages that disappear once they are read. The new company Confide takes a page from the highly popular Snapchat, the mobile app embraced by teens that allows users to exchange fleeting photos and...

9 January, 2014 |More »


Mobile publishing platform MobStac raises $2M in Series B from Accel Partners and Cisco

Bangalore-based Mobile Motion Technologies, which offers a mobile publishing platform MobStac, has secured $2 million (Rs 12 crore) in a Series B round of funding from existing investor Accel Partners, with participation from technology major Cisco, according to a TechCrunch report. The report, ci...

8 January, 2014 |More »


Vodafone India launches platform for app developers and content providers globally

Vodafone India has launched a platform that will enable developers and its content partners across the globe to build apps and sell them via operator billing. The developers and content providers will be able to access the company’s network resources—such as subscriber profile, billing, location...

8 January, 2014 |More »


Velti completes sale of mobile marketing businesses in India, UK & US to GSO Capital Partners

Mobile marketing and advertising technology company Velti Plc has closed the sale of its mobile marketing businesses in India, the US and the UK besides a part of its advertising business in the US to affiliates of GSO Capital Partners LP, which is the credit division of private equity behemoth Blac...

8 January, 2014 |More »


Twitter co-founder puts social twist on search with new mobile service

One of the creators of Twitter Inc unveiled a new mobile service called Jelly on Tuesday, hoping for another hit product in what has become an increasingly crowded field of social and mobile products. The Jelly smartphone app seeks to improve the way people search for and find information, by queryi...

8 January, 2014 |More »


Facebook acquires Bangalore-based app performance solutions startup Little Eye Labs for around $15M

Social networking major Facebook has acquired Little Eye Software Labs Pvt Ltd, which offers a performance analysis tool for developers that enables them to measure, analyse and optimise Android apps, the Bangalore-based startup said in a statement. While the transaction details are not officially...

8 January, 2014 |More »