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Globo acquires IDG & Sequoia-backed mobile apps maker Sourcebits

London-based Globo plc, a provider of enterprise mobility management solutions and software as a service, has acquired Bangalore- and San Francisco-based Sourcebits Inc, a developer of mobile apps and proprietary products for enterprise customers, for an undisclosed sum. The consideration is paid ...

30 June, 2014 |More »

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Bidstalk – Demystifying Mobile RTB

According to the recent research done by Gartner, Inc, global mobile ad spending is expected to grow to $41.9 billion by 2017. A recent study BIA/Kelsey found that mobile ad spending in the U.S. alone has gone up from $7.22 billion in 2013 to $25.47 billion in 2017. Although mobile ad spend has incr...

30 June, 2014 |More »

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Excl: Bank card scheme notifications venture Cardback raises $170K through LetsVenture

Delhi-based Orangut Labs Pvt Ltd, the company behind Cardback, an Android app that provides notifications to users about various offers on their debit/credit cards on mobiles, has raised Rs 1 crore (about $170,000) through LetsVenture, an online platform that connects startups with accredited inve...

27 June, 2014 |More »

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A look at the 4 startups showcased at Techcircle Mobile Forum 2014

Mobile has become a formidable channel to drive large & sustainable growth across sectors, including retail, consumer products/services, payments, healthcare, education and entertainment. Sensing a big opportunity, startups across the country have started looking at this space quite aggressively...

27 June, 2014 |More »

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Mobile engagement software firm IMImobile lists in London at a premium

London-based IMImobile Ltd, a provider of mobile engagement software to mobile operators which has a development centre in India and was started by founders of Indian origin, got listed on Friday. Its scrip was trading at a premium of over 8 per cent in mid-day trades on debut—it was trading at 13...

27 June, 2014 |More »

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Mouli Raman steps down as OnMobile director; new CEO Rajiv Pancholy joins board

OnMobile co-founder and till recently its chief executive Chandramouli Janakiraman or Mouli Raman has resigned from the board of the company. With this, both the co-founders of the company are no longer associated with the management of the country’s largest mobile value added service (VAS) firm...

27 June, 2014 |More »

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How WhatsApp deal adds up for Facebook’s mobile user-base in India

Facebook’s global acquisition of WhatsApp is seen as a global coup but the deal could especially push its mobile user-base in India, a market where the chat service has been registering more traction in the recent past at least when it comes to smartphone users in the country, as per a report by m...

23 June, 2014 |More »

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The Kindle smartphone is a game changer – But not as you think

Yesterday Amazon launched its new Kindle Fire smartphone. “Ho-hum” you, and a lot of other people, said.  “Why?”  “What’s so great about this phone?” The market is dominated by Apple and Samsung, to the point we no longer care about Blackberry – and have pretty much forgotten about...

20 June, 2014 |More »

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After failure, What’s next?

Recently, I wrote a post titled After Your First Big Success, What’s Next? The comment thread was powerful and fascinating, as was the direct email feedback I got, including the following note: “I think it would be interesting to hear your perspective on how an entrepreneur should approach “wh...

20 June, 2014 |More »

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Google, Microsoft to add kill switches to their smartphones to reduce theft

Google Inc and Microsoft Corp are planning to incorporate ‘kill switches’ into the next versions of their Android and Windows mobile operating systems, respectively, in an effort to reduce theft and robberies of smartphones, according to an Associated Press report. The new development is as part...

20 June, 2014 |More »