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Excl: MobiSwipe in talks to raise up to $7M in Series A funding; rolls out chip-and-pin mPOS solution for merchants

Mumbai-based mobile payment solutions provider MobiSwipe Technologies Pvt Ltd in talks with three-four investors to raise $5-7 million (Rs 31-43 crore) in its Series A round of funding, a top executive of the firm told Techcircle.in. The company expects to close the round by the first quarter of n...

2 December, 2014 |More »

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Excl: Innoz co-founder’s mobile messaging concierge Lookup gets $160K from Kris Gopalakrishnan

Lookup, a free messaging app — developed by Deepak Ravindran, co-founder and former CEO of SMS-based search engine services startup Innoz Technologies — that enables consumers to chat with local businesses and shops, has received Rs 1 crore (over $160,000) in funding from Infosys co-foun...

1 December, 2014 |More »

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6degrees app ensures that your phonebook contacts are always up-to-date

The rapid growth of social media has increased the number of friends we have today, and we often save their contact details in our smartphone’s phonebook. However, it is a challenge to keep this phonebook updated, since we have to manually make changes in our friends’ contact details each and ev...

1 December, 2014 |More »

Uber

Uber discontinues Indian card payments, switches fully to Paytm wallet-based pay mode

Global online car hire service major Uber Technologies Inc has stopped accepting credit and debit card payments from cards issued in India, and will now only allow payments made through Paytm wallet in the country, the company announced in a blog post. Last month, Uber had partnered with Paytm, the ...

1 December, 2014 |More »

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GSF launches m-accelerator, to fund 10 mobile startups in 2015

GSF, a startup accelerator-cum-early-stage fund run by former Reliance Entertainment president Rajesh Sawhney, has launched an m-accelerator which aims to incubate and fund 10 mobile startups in 2015. It is part of its move to create specific verticals (starting with one that pushes a mobile-first s...

28 November, 2014 |More »

Zomato

Zomato introduces ads on its mobile app; expands to Ireland

Restaurant and event-listing site Zomato.com, run by Gurgaon-based Zomato Media Pvt Ltd, has added a new revenue stream by introducing advertisements on its mobile app. The revenue model is based on hyper-local advertising related to the user search criteria. What this basically means is that users ...

26 November, 2014 |More »

IDC

India the fastest growing smartphone market in Asia-Pacific in Q3; overall shipments touched 23.3M units: IDC

India was the fastest growing smartphone market in Asia-Pacific with a quarter-on-quarter growth of close to 27 per cent in the third quarter of 2014. The country’s smartphone shipments in the quarter stood at 23.3 million units, recording a year on year growth of 82 per cent over Q3, 2013. The ma...

26 November, 2014 |More »

Amarinder Dhaliwal

Micromax ropes in DoneByNone co-founder Amarinder Dhaliwal as COO of its new sub-brand ‘YU’

Home grown handset and tablet manufacturer Micromax has appointed Amarinder S Dhaliwal as the chief operating officer (COO) of its new sub-brand ‘YU’. In his new role, Dhaliwal will work closely with Rahul Sharma, co-founder Micromax, to build a digital brand that engages directly with the user ...

26 November, 2014 |More »

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Vserv launches re-targeting product focused on e-commerce players in emerging markets; what’s on offer?

Mumbai-based mobile marketing platform Vserv has launched a new re-targeting product focused on e-commerce companies in emerging markets. Called Vserv Smart RT, the product will enable e-commerce companies to re-target desktop users on mobile sites and apps, as well as mobile site users on third par...

25 November, 2014 |More »

Virender Bisht

MobiKwik ropes in Virender Bisht from MakeMyTrip as its CTO

Gurgaon-based One MobiKwik Systems Pvt Ltd, which owns and operates the online recharge platform Mobikwik.com, has appointed Virender Bisht as its chief technology officer (CTO). In his new role, Bisht will oversee all aspects of product research & development, user experience design, and tech i...

20 November, 2014 |More »