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After Nigeria, iKaaz launches contactless mobile payment in Kenya

After a successful entry in Nigeria earlier this year, Bangalore-based mobile payment solutions provider iKaaz Software Pvt Ltd has now expanded into Kenya. For the same, the company has partnered with Family Bank, one of the leading banks in the country. As part of the partnership, iKaaz will provi...

5 June, 2014 |More »


Appy Pie rolls out cloud-based mobile game builder, to launch own ad network

Noida-based ONS Interactive Solutions Pvt Ltd, which offers a cloud-based do-it-yourself (DIY) app developing platform Appy Pie has rolled out a new platform for users to create mobile games for free. The firm is also looking to launch an ad network later this month exclusively for developers that w...

4 June, 2014 |More »


Delhi-based mobile gaming company Octro raises $15M in Series A round from Sequoia

Delhi-based mobile gaming company Octro has raised $15 million (around Rs 89 crore) in its first round of institutional funding from venture capital firm Sequoia Capital, according to a report by The Times of India. “With the smartphone penetration in India likely to grow to 500 million from th...

4 June, 2014 |More »


DIY ad creatives’ tool Bonzai enters Australia & New Zealand; looking for funding to expand into US & Europe

Mumbai-based Bonzai, a do it yourself (DIY) ad creatives’ tool for mobile and tablet devices has recently expanded its operations to Australia and New Zealand, Bonzai’s co-founder Sameer Shah told TechCircle.in. The three year old startup has an office in Singapore through which it caters to the...

3 June, 2014 |More »


Mobile payments service provider Ezetap acquires loyalty platform provider Clinknow

Bangalore-based mobile payments service provider Ezetap Mobile Solutions Pvt Ltd has acquired Clinknow, a provider of loyalty platform for retailers, for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will enable Ezetap in facilitating merchants to acquire new consumers or retarget existing consumers by usi...

2 June, 2014 |More »


Mobile VAS firm mCarbon launches OTT call management app for telcos

Noida-based mobile VAS (value added services) provider mCarbon Tech Innovation Pvt Ltd has launched an over-the-top (OTT) call management app for telecom service providers to offer call filtering, setting profiles, visual voicemail, SMS screening, push notifications and other phonebook utilities to ...

2 June, 2014 |More »


Luxury car hire service Uber expands to Pune, is hiring aggressively in Ahmedabad & Kolkata

US-headquartered global online luxury car hire services Uber Technologies Inc. has expanded into Pune, taking its total city count in India to six cities including Bangalore, New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai. “Pune represents a multi-cultural environment that includes expats, IT profession...

30 May, 2014 |More »


OnMobile Global appoints Rajiv Pancholy as its CEO

India’s top mobile value added service (VAS) company OnMobile Global Ltd has appointed Rajiv Pancholy as its new chief executive officer, effective June 2, 2014. The announcement comes in the wake of the resignation of Mouli Raman as CEO of the company earlier this month. “Pancholy is a great le...

30 May, 2014 |More »


India had third largest smartphone base with 117M users in 2013; to grow 45% in 2014: Mary Meeker Report

India ranks third among the top countries for smartphone users with an estimated 117 million subscribers, behind only China and the US. But the penetration of smartphones as a percentage of mobile users in India is pegged at just 10 per cent, the lowest among the top 30 smartphone markets, according...

29 May, 2014 |More »


User engagement platform for apps Konotor gets $125K from Qualcomm Ventures, Accel

Konotor, a user engagement platform for mobile apps developed by Chennai-based Demach Software India Pvt Ltd, has received $125,000 (Rs 73 lakh) in funding from Qualcomm Ventures and Accel Partners. The funding follows Konotor emerging as the winner of Qualcomm’s QPrize 2014 India edition. As winn...

26 May, 2014 |More »