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Sanjay Sinha

Global mobile payment firm Fortumo expands to India, appoints Sanjay Sinha as head

Fortumo OÜ, a global mobile payments company with operations in 80 countries, has opened an office in New Delhi. It has also appointed Sanjay Sinha as general manager for India. “My goal as the general manager for Fortumo India will be to secure a central role for Fortumo in this growing market,...

21 November, 2013 |More »

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“Investment theme will revolve around mobile including devices, components, services, education & healthcare”: Qualcomm Ventures

Qualcomm Ventures, the venture investment arm of wireless technologies and data solutions major Qualcomm Inc., has been an active investor in the early-stage space in India. A 10th of its global portfolio is in India, including Tessolve, MapMyIndia, Obopay, Capillary Technologies, ZopNow, Yebhi.com,...

19 November, 2013 |More »

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New apps allow music fans to interact with records

Musicians in the digital age are turning to apps to woo fans and also engage them in the creative process to create new music and art. Apps featuring indie rock band Metric, pop sensation Lady Gaga and the late John Lennon were released last week that allow fans to re-mix tracks, create music-inspir...

19 November, 2013 |More »

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Product research portal Reviews42 adds location-based services to its Android app

Delhi-based Solvy Tech Solutions Pvt Ltd, which owns and operates the product research portal Reviews42 has updated its Android app by adding a new service called ‘Nearby Stores’ to it. A location-based service, Nearby Stores will use the GPS/Wi-Fi system of the user’s phone to detect thei...

18 November, 2013 |More »

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Indus Khaitan co-founded Bitzer Mobile sold to Oracle in just two years

It was a quick exit for a company that was started only in 2011. Bitzer Mobile Inc, a mobile solutions company co-founded by Ali Ahmed, Naeem Zafar and Indus Khaitan, has just been lapped up by global technology major Oracle Corporation. The transaction has been closed, although the terms remain und...

16 November, 2013 |More »

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Vserv.mobi strengthens flagship product AppWrapper

Mumbai-based mobile advertising network Vserv.mobi has launched a new version of its flagship product AppWrapper, an independent platform for Android app developers that automate the integration of multiple software development kits (SDKs) without any coding effort. “While the original AppWrapper ...

15 November, 2013 |More »

InCights

Voice-based biometric solutions startup InCights raises angel funding from Anand Lunia, others

Hyderabad-based voice based biometric solutions startup InCights Mobile Solutions Pvt Ltd has raised close to Rs 1 crore ($160,000) in angel funding from a group of investors including Anand Lunia of early stage investment firm IndiaQuotient, according to Iamwire. The company’s B2B solution ena...

13 November, 2013 |More »

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Gruner + Jahr’s Indian arm Networkplay launches augmented reality mobile app ARplay

Gruner + Jahr’s (the publishing division of European media conglomerate Bertelsmann AG) Indian arm Networkplay has launched ARplay, an augmented reality application. The app has been developed by Networkplay and distributed through Seventynine (a business unit of Networkplay). ARplay is meant for ...

12 November, 2013 |More »

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Idea users can download unlimited music from Dhingana sans data charges

Social music streaming site Dhingana.com has tied up with Idea Cellular to offer its music subscription service to the users on the network operator without data charges. The service is available for users only on Android and WAP-based feature phones. Idea’s subscribers on Android will be able to ...

11 November, 2013 |More »

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One in 14 WhatsApp users in India; messenger claims to cross 25M monthly active users in the country

Instant messaging platform WhatsApp claims to have crossed 25 million monthly active users in India. This is up from around 20 million that was disclosed in August this year which means in the last three months it has added 5 million active users in the country. Globally, it claims to have 350 milli...

8 November, 2013 |More »