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GSM telecom subscriber base hit 716M in May; addition slows to six-month low

Total subscriber base of seven GSM telecom operator, including Airtel, Vodafone, Idea reached 716.24 million at the end of May, as per data released by industry body COAI. “Total number of GSM subscriber as of May 2015 stood at 716.24 million,” Cellular Operators Association of India sai...

16 June, 2015 |More »

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Snapdeal acquires mobility startup Letsgomo to enhance m-commerce drive

E-commerce marketplace Snapdeal, which is run by Delhi-based Jasper Infotech Pvt Ltd, has acquired Letsgomo, a mobility solutions company, for an undisclosed amount, it said in a statement. The Gurgaon-based startup provides end-to-end mobility solutions to businesses that are looking to harness the...

15 June, 2015 |More »

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Serial entrepreneur unveils social polling app Whatsay; will it attract investors, users?

Hyderabad-based startup Neuv Pvt Ltd has launched what it claims to be India’s first-ever social polling app, ‘Whatsay’. The app, which allows users to create and share visual polls with friends on social media sites, aims to achieve one million downloads in a year, said Raghu Bathina, the com...

15 June, 2015 |More »

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Mumbai taxis, autos go on strike against Uber, Ola

Commuters in Mumbai faced a harrowing time as auto-rickshaws and taxis drivers attached with ‘Swabhiman Union’ began a day-long strike in the metro city from Monday morning to press for their demands. The ‘Swabhiman Union’ claims it has 18,000 auto rickshaw owners and 12,000 taxi owners as i...

15 June, 2015 |More »

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Travel technology startup Guiddoo raises seed funding, in talks to raise Series A

Guiddoo World Travels Pvt Ltd, which runs a travel technology site Guiddoo, has raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from a bunch of angel investors, according to a press release. The company will use the funding for its expansion and product innovation plans. The angel investors include Pa...

11 June, 2015 |More »

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BlackBerry India MD Sunil Lalvani quits

BlackBerry’s India head Sunil Lalvani has put in his papers after a two-year stint with the Canadian handset maker. In the interim, BlackBerry Vice President (Carrier Sales and Distribution Asia Pacific) Matthew Tonkin will lead the India operations. “I can confirm Sunil Lalvani has left...

11 June, 2015 |More »

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Google to speed up web access on slow mobile connections

Google will soon roll out a new feature that speeds up website access by four times on slow mobile connections in India. The feature optimises web pages for 2G connections and uses 80 per cent fewer bytes, Hiroto Tokusei, the search giant’s product manager, said in a blog posting. “If you’...

11 June, 2015 |More »

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Personalised fashion e-commerce aggregator Voonik raises $5M from Sequoia & Seedfund

Voonik Technologies Pvt.Ltd, which operates a portal dealing with apparel and lifestyle accessories from multiple third party online stores, has raised $5 million (Rs 32 crore) in its Series A round of funding from Sequoia Capital and Seedfund. Voonik will use the funds to enhance its personalisatio...

10 June, 2015 |More »

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Exclusive: Former CTOs of PayU, Zomato bag angel funding for soon-to-launch m-commerce marketplace PayMango

Gajinder Singh and Ram Singla, former CTOs of PayU and Zomato, respectively, are out with their first independent venture, a soon-to-launch mobile commerce platform for local traders PayMango.com and have raised around Rs 1.5 crore ($234,000) angel funding from a group of unnamed internet entrepre...

9 June, 2015 |More »

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Digital platforms firm JetSynthesys acquires mobile games developer Xerces

JetSynthesys Pvt Ltd, part of diversified JetLine Group of Companies, has acquired Pune-based mobile applications and gaming company Xerces Technologies, for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will help JetSynthesys, which counts Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan as vice chairman and invest...

9 June, 2015 |More »