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Alibaba invests $280M in messaging app Tango

Tango, the mobile messaging app-maker, announced Wednesday it has raised $280 million in a new funding round led by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. By almost any measure, the investment amounted to a staggering sum for a mobile app developer. The deal, which came one month after ...

20 March, 2014 |More »

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US mobile data revenue surpasses voice call revenue

Mobile data brought U.S. wireless carriers more revenue than voice calls did for the first time last quarter, a milestone for the industry as faster network speeds are prompting Americans to consume, and pay for, more data than ever. Mobile data service revenue reached $90 billion last year and acco...

14 March, 2014 |More »

Nielsen

Indian smartphone users love music, spent over 2.5 hours daily on their devices in 2013: Nielsen

While it is no secret that we Indians love our music, according to a recent study by Nielsen Informate Mobile Insights, which reveals insights about entertainment consumption on the smartphone in emerging Asia, we love it more than any of our counterparts in the region. In terms of the total time sp...

12 March, 2014 |More »

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Prime Focus to acquire US-based cloud services provider DAX for $9.1M

Mumbai-based visual entertainment services company Prime Focus Ltd, through its technology subsidiary Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), has signed a definitive agreement to acquire US-based DAX LLC, a provider of cloud-based production workflow and media asset management applications, for $9.1 million...

11 March, 2014 |More »

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Flickr co-founder seeks another hit with new Findery app

Findery, a map-based social networking service started by the co-founder of popular photo-sharing site Flickr, launched a mobile app on Thursday. The free app, which is available for Apple Inc iPhones, lets users leave notes, photos and videos about real-world locations on digital maps. Findery is ...

7 March, 2014 |More »

Flipboard

News reader company Flipboard buys rival Zite from CNN

News reader company Flipboard said on Wednesday it has bought rival app Zite from CNN and struck a content partnership with the cable news network. The deal is valued at $60 million, according to the CNN Money website. A CNN spokesman called the valuation “inaccurate” but declined to giv...

6 March, 2014 |More »

Peugeot

Automakers tap smartphone technology in battle over city cars

Carmakers are tapping smartphone technology to spruce up low-cost city cars and try to get an edge in a market that has grown to account for almost 10 percent of new car sales in austerity-scarred Europe. The Opel Adam Rocks, the new Peugeot 108, the Citroen C1 and the Toyota Aygo will be among the ...

4 March, 2014 |More »

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Mobikwik enables customers to transfer cash offline & store in their mobile wallet

Gurgaon-based One MobiKwik Systems Pvt Ltd that runs online recharge platform Mobikwik.com, has added a new feature to its mobile wallet app that enables its customers to transfer cash offline and deposit into their wallet, instead of transferring the amount online from their bank accounts. How it w...

3 March, 2014 |More »

Uber

Online car hire service Uber enters Mumbai

US-headquartered global online car hire services Uber Technologies Inc has added Mumbai to its network to take its presence in India to a total of five cities that also include Bangalore, New Delhi, Hyderabad and Chennai. “Uber helps big cities function better, and Mumbai is going to be one of t...

3 March, 2014 |More »

Apple

Apple launches iPhone voice control for drivers

Apple makes its next move in hands-free smartphone technology for car drivers when it unveils a new, integrated iPhone voice-control system at the Geneva Motor Show this week. The U.S. company’s CarPlay makes its debut in Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo vehicles at the show, demonstrating the...

3 March, 2014 |More »