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EBay India Launches “Super Optimised” Mobile Site m.eBay.in; SMS Price Check Facility

EBay India has launched m.ebay.in, a website for online shoppers in India. The eBay India site, or Mobile Web as the company likes to call it, is designed for all GPRS / EDGE / 3G enabled handsets and is a platform where consumers can find, buy and pay for products from the mobile. So far, […...

24 February, 2011 | More »

Luna Ergonomics Goes Global; Attempting To Raise Rs 15 Cr

Noida-based regional language texting startup Luna Ergonomics Pvt Ltd is drawing up ambitious plans to expand to all continents this year. Luna’s flagship product is the Panini Keypad, a Java-based application for mobiles which uses a statistical predictive mechanism called CleverTexting to he...

23 February, 2011 | More »

Video Streaming Enabler Jigsee Raises Series A Round From Indian Angel

Jigsee Inc, which enables video streaming on mobiles, has raised Series A round of funding from Indian Angel Network (IAN). VCCircle has learnt that IAN has invested $1.2 million in the firm although the company declined to comment on the information. Jigsee raised its angel round in July 2010. Jigs...

14 February, 2011 | More »

Nokia, Microsoft Join Forces In Smartphone War

Nokia and Microsoft teamed up on Friday to build an iPhone killer in a desperate attempt to take on Google and Apple in the fast-growing smartphone market. Nokia said using Microsoft’s Windows Phone software in its smartphones would speed up new product launches, but shares in the world’...

11 February, 2011 | More »

IT Raid At IPO-Bound Domestic Mobile Handset Maker Micromax

There has been an Income-Tax raid at Micromax Informatics Ltd, the country’s largest and most-watched homegrown mobile handset maker, VCCircle has learnt. According to sources familiar with the development, the Income Tax officials are carrying out their survey at the company’s headquarters ...

11 February, 2011 | More »

One97 Invests In Scottish Mobile Service Firm Ciqual

Mobile value added services firm One97 has invested in Ciqual, a Scotland-based mobile broadband customer service solutions firm along with Google CEO Eric Schmidt’sTomorrow Ventures and current Scottish investors, Par Equity. One97 has started a $100-million fund with SAIF Partners to invest ...

9 February, 2011 | More »

D2 Communications Invests In Mobile Marketing Firm Affle

Affle has 8 offices and operates in Singapore, India, China (Beijing), UK (London), USA (New York), Indonesia, Australia, Thailand (Bangkok) and Malaysia. It previously received investment from Microsoft Corporation in February 2009, Itochu Corporation, Bennett Coleman Company Limited (BCCL) and Cen...

4 February, 2011 | More »

Altruist Close To $25M Acquisition Of Overseas Mobile VAS Firm

Chandigarh-based mobile value added services provider Altruist Group is on course to acquire an international VAS company and has set aside $25 million for the acquisition. Without disclosing the names of the acquisition targets, Altruist India founder and CEO Dheeraj Aggarwal said, “I have be...

4 February, 2011 | More »

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ValueFirst Messaging CEO On IPO Timeline, M&A Strategy

Mobile VAS player ValueFirst Messaging, which has received a funding of Rs 70 crore from Headland Capital Partners (formerly HSBC Private Equity Asia), says it will continue to follow the acquisition-led growth path....

2 February, 2011 | More »

Headland Capital Leads Rs 70Cr Round In ValueFirst Messaging

Headland Capital Partners, earlier known as HSBC Private Equity Asia, is investing Rs 70 crore in Gurgaon-based enterprise mobility and communication services company ValueFirst Messaging Pvt. Ltd. The round has also seen participation from existing investor New Enterprise Associates (NEA)....

1 February, 2011 | More »