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Affle acquires mobile app development & ads platform Appstudioz

India and Singapore-based D2C Inc, which operates under the brand name Affle, a mobile apps & ads as a service (MaaS) platform, has acquired Noida-based Appstudioz Technologies Pvt Ltd, the company behind another MaaS platform Appstudioz. With this acquisition, Appstudioz has now merged with Af...

1 September, 2014 |More »

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FreeCharge ropes in Ninad Takpere from TimesDeal as chief business development officer

Mumbai-based Accelyst Solutions Pvt Ltd, the company behind the online recharge FreeCharge.in, an online recharge platform, has appointed Ninad Takpere as its chief business development officer. In the new role, Takpere will look at growing Freecharge’s business around couponing & promotions s...

1 September, 2014 |More »

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One97 partners with global telco Tigo for audio story telling

Noida-based mobile internet company One97 Communications has launched an audio story portal across multiple African countries in partnership with global telecom firm Tigo. As per the deal, Tigo users across Tanzania, Rwanda and Senegal can dial into the portal and listen to stories on their mobile ...

1 September, 2014 |More »


Mobile entertainment firm Vuclip adds 150K videos to its platform in Q2

California-based mobile video provider Vuclip claims to have added over 150,000 premium videos globally in the second quarter of 2014. Categories such as Bollywood, entertainment (including gossip, photo-shoots, events etc.), sports and Hollywood remained the most searched items in the Indian market...

1 September, 2014 |More »


Google may bring Android One devices to India this month

Google is expected to launch its much-awaited sub-USD 100 (around Rs 6,000) smartphones in India this month, which will further intensify competition in the booming multi-billion dollar smart devices market here. According to an invite sent by the company, Google will make “an exciting new ann...

1 September, 2014 |More »


InMobi partners Factual to offer location-based consumer intelligence to advertisers

Bangalore- and San Francisco-based mobile ad network InMobi has partnered with US-based location data company Factual Inc. to create solutions for advertisers, which will enable them to target audiences within their geo-spatial target region, and help them understand how consumers move through the p...

29 August, 2014 |More »


Samsung unveils smartwatch that can make calls without a smartphone nearby

South Korean electronics giant Samsung has unveiled a smartwatch called Gear S, which can make and receive calls without a handset nearby. The device has a SIM slot unlike the firm’s other earlier wearable devices, which have to be paired with a smartphone via the Bluetooth technology. Samsung has...

29 August, 2014 |More »


Spice Mobility names Prashant Bindal as CEO

Noida-based mobile devices and communications & entertainment company, Spice Mobility (formerly S Mobility Ltd), has appointed Prashant Bindal as CEO, the firm said in a stock market filing. Bindal is replacing RS Desikan, who stepped down from the CEO’s post last month. An IIM Ahmedabad gradu...

28 August, 2014 |More »


Former Flurry India head’s new venture Haptik offers WhatsApp-like helpdesk app; should Freshdesk & Zendesk worry?

Mumbai- and San Francisco-based Haptik Inc, a startup that offers a mobile-based chat platform that enables users to get help with their products and services, has bagged two large enterprise clients, and is processing over 4,000 messages per day, according to a top executive of the firm. The startu...

28 August, 2014 |More »


Bharti SoftBank’s P2P instant messenger Hike raises $65M from Tiger Global, others

Hike, the instant messaging (IM) app service from BSB (Bharti Softbank- the joint venture between Bharti Group and Japan’s Softbank), has secured $65 million (Rs 400 crore) in funding from a group of overseas investors led by Tiger Global Management. The funds will be used for product development ...

27 August, 2014 |More »