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Japanese mobile messaging service Line claims 18M Indian registered users; India 4th largest market for the co

Japanese free call and messaging app Line claims to have over 18 million registered users in India. And while this number is only close to four per cent of the over 490 million registered users the app has globally, it makes India the fourth largest market for the company, according to a Tech in Asi...

12 September, 2014 |More »

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eBay to introduce ads in its mobile app

eBay Inc., one of the largest online marketplaces in the world, is planning to launch an advertising network for its mobile app in the last quarter of 2014. These will be targeted ads which will be placed using data tracked from shoppers, allowing marketers to reach eBay’s roughly 4.6 million dail...

12 September, 2014 |More »

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ICICI Bank launches cardless cash withdrawal scheme

Mumbai: The ICICI Bank on Wednesday launched a facility under which an account holder with it can transfer money to a mobile phone user in the country even without the latter having an account with any bank. A customer having a savings account with the country’s largest private lender can initiate...

11 September, 2014 |More »

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IAN invests in mobile workforce management solution FarEye

Delhi-based RoboticWares Pvt Ltd, which operates under the brand FarEye, a job scheduling & tracking app for mobile workforce, has raised an undisclosed amount in funding from Indian Angel Network (IAN). As part of the deal, IAN members Nitin Jain and Piyush Chawla will join the board of the fir...

10 September, 2014 |More »

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Spice Digital acquires 26% stake in SMS-based search engine Txtbrowser maker Vavia

Spice Digital Ltd (formerly Cellebrum Technologies), a subsidiary of public listed Spice Mobility (formerly S Mobility), has acquired 26 per cent stake in Bangalore-based tech solution firm Vavia Technologies Pvt Ltd, for an undisclosed amount as per a stock market announcement. “Vavia will develo...

10 September, 2014 |More »

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Bharti Airtel’s music app Wynk sees 100K downloads in four days

Wynk Music, a carrier agnostic mobile application by telecom giant Bharti Airtel claims that it has crossed one lakh downloads within four days of its launch. The telecom major had launched the app on September 2, 2014. “Wynk is now number one in the category of new free apps for music and amo...

9 September, 2014 |More »

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Cloud telephony firm Knowlarity claims 7K clients, looking at inorganic growth

Gurgaon-based Cloud telephony firm Knowlarity Communications Pvt Ltd claims to have over 7,000 clients from about 66 countries with a majority of them from India. The firm further claims to be a market leader in India, and plans to further consolidate its position by acquiring smaller startups opera...

8 September, 2014 |More »

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Microsoft revamps MSN with mobile on mind

In line with its global mobile- first, cloud-first strategy, software giant Microsoft has revamped its MSN website and services to offer a comprehensive and seamless experience to users accessing content like news and sports updates across PCs and mobile handsets. The preview, which will be availabl...

8 September, 2014 |More »

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OnMobile Global appoints Praveen Kumar K J as new CFO

One of India’s top mobile value added service (VAS) companies OnMobile Global Ltd has appointed Praveen Kumar KJ as chief financial officer (CFO), the company said on Friday. A Chartered Accountant, Kumar has been with the company since 2006 and was part of the core team that worked towards the co...

5 September, 2014 |More »

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Vavia launches SMS-based navigation & e-mail services; company close to raising seed funding

Bangalore-based Vavia Technologies Pvt Ltd, which provides a SMS-based search engine service called txtBrowser, has added new features to its platform that enables users to get navigations (route directions), as well as send e-mails to others over SMSes. Users can send queries via any mobile handset...

3 September, 2014 |More »