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CommonFloor acqui-hires social app for college campuses Bakfy

Bangalore-based maxHeap Technologies Pvt Ltd, the company behind the real estate and apartment management portal CommonFloor.com, has acqui-hired Bakfy, a hyper local Twitter-like social app for college campuses, from city-based Nativebeta Pvt Ltd in a cash-cum-equity deal. As per the agreement, Bak...

7 January, 2015 |More »

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Payment gateway services startup NumberMall gets funding from SRI Capital

Hyderabad-based NumberMall Pvt Ltd, an online payment gateway services startup that also enables users to recharge their mobile phones and book bus tickets online, has raised an undisclosed amount in equity funding from SRI Capital, an early-stage VC fund run by angel investor Sashi Reddi. As part...

6 January, 2015 |More »

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Facebook acquires voice recognition startup Wit.ai

Social media giant Facebook Inc. has acquired California-based voice recognition venture Wit.ai for an undisclosed amount, the startup announced in a blog post. “We’ve been building an open, distributed, community-based platform that makes it easy for developers to build apps that users can talk...

6 January, 2015 |More »

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Apps monetisation platform Pokkt ropes in Koovs’ Manish Tewari as its co-founder & CTO

Mumbai- and Singapore-based Maiden Marketing Pte Ltd, the company behind Pokkt.com, an alternative monetisation platform for app developers and publishers, has appointed Manish Tewari, founder of Koovs, as its co-founder and chief technology officer (CTO). An IIT Varanasi alumnus, Tewari had founded...

5 January, 2015 |More »

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Japanese internet firm DeNA & Beenos founder back business chat app Lookup

Lookup, a free messaging app that enables consumers to chat with local businesses and shops, has grabbed over $120,000 (Rs 76 lakh) more in seed funding from Japanese mobile and online services firm DeNA Co. Ltd, and Teruhide Sato, founder of Beenos Inc., a global internet and e-commerce business in...

5 January, 2015 |More »

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Rewind 2014: Top deals in mobile & mobile-first ventures

2014 turned out to be a blockbuster year for new generation tech ventures and even though e-commerce followed by consumer internet clearly dominated the show, others such as mobile-only or mobile-first ventures also clocked some significant transactions. Moreover, as Paytm among others gear up for t...

31 December, 2014 |More »

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Olacabs rolls out on-demand auto rickshaw hiring service in Delhi NCR

Within a month of foraying into the auto booking space, online cab hiring service Olacabs, run by Mumbai-based ANI Technologies Pvt Ltd, has now rolled out an on-demand auto rickshaw hiring service in Delhi NCR region. The company already offers similar services in cities like Pune, Chennai and Bang...

30 December, 2014 |More »

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Excl: Instant messaging app Yup! raises $500K in seed funding, looking to raise $10M in Series A

Gurgaon-based Nucleus Research Pvt Ltd, the company behind instant messaging app Yup!, has raised $500,000 (over Rs 3 crore) in seed funding from Olive Telecom chairman Arun Khanna and angel investor Harsh Khanna, a top executive of Yup! told Techcircle.in. “The funding is being used to turn Yup...

29 December, 2014 |More »

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Airtel rolls back plan to charge data subscribers more for VoIP calls

Telecom services firm Bharti Airtel has rolled back its plans to charge extra more from its internet service subscribers for making VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) calls. This comes within days of its proposed plan to charge more for the VoIP, which competes with its core call services, amid wid...

29 December, 2014 |More »

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MobiKwik appoints Mrinal Sinha as its head of strategy

Gurgaon-based One MobiKwik Systems Pvt Ltd, which runs online recharge platform and mobile wallet venture MobiKwik.com, has appointed Mrinal Sinha as its head of strategy. In his new role, Sinha will lead the strategic roadmap (with the management) of the company, identifying key opportunities for t...

29 December, 2014 |More »