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Instagram emulates Facebook Live, to launch video feature Go Insta

Facebook-owned photo sharing app Instagram is all set to launch ‘Go Insta’, a live video service similar to that of Facebook Live. ‘Live is really exciting for us. It can enhance what we are doing. If I am trying to strengthen relationships with someone I love, then streaming video would b...

11 November, 2016 | More »

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Mobile payments startup ToneTag raises funding

Naffa Innovations Pvt. Ltd, a mobile payments company which operates ToneTag, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from a list of investors, said a report published on Thursday in Livemint.com. The investors include Arun Seth, Nasscom foundation trustee; T V Mohandas Pai, Manipal Global Educa...

10 November, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Diabetes management app Life in Control raises funding

Curo Healthcare Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs a digital diabetes management programme under the brand Life in Control, has raised funding from US-based venture capital firm RoundGlass Partners, a person privy to the development told Techcircle. Amitabh Nagpal, the co-founder of Life in Control, ...

10 November, 2016 | More »

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Five Indian chatbots that are changing the game

Chatting robots or chatbots are slowly but steadily entering our lives. From booking flights or bus tickets to getting the most appropriate insurance plan, chatbots are changing the game of getting things done by simply using a messaging app. A host of ventures are emerging to help make life easier ...

9 November, 2016 | More »

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Uber’s UK-based rival Karhoo shuts shop

London-headquartered Karhoo Technologies Ltd, which runs taxi app Karhoo announced on Tuesday that they are shutting down operations because of a fund crunch. The startup, which started operations just six months ago had raised $250 million and hired 120 people to take on the world’s largest cab-h...

9 November, 2016 | More »

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Digital wallet firms see unprecedented growth after ban on high value notes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s unexpected call to abolish Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 banknotes has been welcomed with open arms by digital payment companies as they experience unparalleled growth on their platforms after the announcement. The move, it seems, validates their efforts to move the Indian con...

9 November, 2016 | More »

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Ola to pursue predatory pricing complaint with government

Cab-hailing service Ola is pursuing its predatory tactics complaint against its competitor—the US-headquartered Uber, though it did not specifically name the latter—with government authorities. “We have spoken to a few stakeholders in the government. We have made the government aware of the pr...

8 November, 2016 | More »

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Truecaller appoints LinkedIn’s Tejinder Gill as India head

Caller identification app Truecaller has hired Tejinder Gill, former national sales manager of LinkedIn, as its vice president of sales and head of India operations. Gill will build monetisation strategies and run the India operations, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. He replaces Kari Kri...

8 November, 2016 | More »

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Go-Jek acquires app development startup LeftShift

Jakarta-based PT Go-Jek Indonesia, which runs personal transportation and hyper-local shopping app Go-Jek, has acquired Pune-based app development startup LeftShift Technologies Pvt. Ltd for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition is aimed at strengthening and upscaling Go-Jek’s product develop...

8 November, 2016 | More »

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Ed-tech startup OnlineTyari raises $3 mn

Multi-lingual test preparation startup OnlineTyari has raised $3 million (Rs 20 crore) in its Series A round of funding from Michael and Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF) and other investors. MSDF led the round with Rs 15 crore, according to a press statement. Others who participated in this round includ...

8 November, 2016 | More »