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OTT video platform YuppTV raises $50 mn

Emerald Media, a pan-Asian platform established by KKR for investing in the media and entertainment sector, has acquired a significant minority stake in YuppTV for $50 million (Rs 332 crore). YuppTV is an over-the-top (OTT) video platform for South Asian content offering live TV, catch-up TV and mov...

12 October, 2016 | More »

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Why Andromeda is Google’s next big move?

Last week, when Google, a subsidiary of Alpabhet Inc, launched its Pixel smartphones, the tech world was expecting the announcement of an innovative operating software (OS) too. Even though, Pixel met expectations of most Google users, the rumoured OS Andromeda, named after the spiral Andromeda Gala...

10 October, 2016 | More »

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Why CarIQ is betting on car owners

Owning a depreciating asset such as a car requires constant maintenance. Going to a service centre means dealing with personnel who do not fully understand automobiles, and most customers tend to get cheated. This is where Sagar Apte and his team spotted an opportunity: instead of asking a service c...

10 October, 2016 | More »

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We’re going to be playing an entirely different ball game in 2017, says Hike’s Kavin Bharti Mittal

Having entered the coveted $1-billion-club of startups in India, Kavin Bharti Mittal is more confident than ever about the success of his four-year-old startup Hike. In August, the messaging app raised $175 million (Rs 1,170 crore) from China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd, Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology G...

7 October, 2016 | More »

Prisma adds new feature; videos now can be turned into art works on iOS

Popular photo-editing app Prisma, which turns photos into pieces of art, will now help you convert video clips into animations. Prisma will be offering video support for 15-second clips on iOS with its latest update, reports TechCrunch. Currently, the feature is not available on Android but is expec...

7 October, 2016 | More »

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Sports tech startup Sportido raises funds from Sumpoorna Group

Noida-based sporting app Sportido, operated by IDO Sport Pvt. Ltd, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Sumpoorna Group, an investment advisory syndicate that operates across verticals such as retail, domestic and foreign institutional investors. “The recent rise of sports leagues ...

6 October, 2016 | More »

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Paytm appoints ex-Citigroup executive Madhur Deora as CFO

Mobile payment and e-commerce company Paytm, owned by One97 Communications has appointed former Citigroup executive Madhur Deora as it chief financial officer and senior vice president, according to a statement. Deora, an alumnus of Wharton School, was earlier with Citigroup Investment Banking as ma...

6 October, 2016 | More »

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After Foxconn and Tencent, SoftBank lines up for investment in FreeCharge

Japanese internet conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp is reportedly in talks to invest between $150 and $200 million in Snapdeal-owned digital payments unit FreeCharge. The investment could take FreeCharge’s valuation to $700 million-$1 billion, according to a report in The Economic Times on Thursday...

6 October, 2016 | More »

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Google’s Pixel: What makes the product stand out?

Google’s Pixel, as the tech giant describes it, is the first phone made by Google ‘inside and out’. The two phones—Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL— launched last night will now be available in India starting at Rs 57,000, with pre-orders beginning from 13 October. Until the launch of Pixe...

5 October, 2016 | More »

Findmeashoe

Findmeashoe, OS Labs raise investments from Ventureast’s new tech fund

Bangalore-based footwear recommendation app findmeashoe is among the first few startups that early stage investor Ventureast Fund Advisors India Ltd will be investing in from its new tech fund. The VC firm just announced the first close of its sixth fund — —Ventureast Procative Fund II (VPF2...

5 October, 2016 | More »