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BlackBerry calls off sale, spurring doubts and stock plunge

BlackBerry Ltd abandoned on Monday its plan to sell itself and said its CEO is stepping down, sparking a 16 per cent dive in its share price and raising fears the struggling smartphone maker is running out of options. After a two-month review of strategic options and talks with potential buyers that...

5 November, 2013 |More »

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One97’s operator-billed mobile game store integrated under Paytm; claims over half a million users

Mobile internet firm One97 Communications, which had made a low key entry in the digital gaming market through GamePind, has relaunched it under Paytm Games. The store was launched in India, Dubai and Bangladesh a few months back and claims to have crossed half a million users. It can be accessed by...

1 November, 2013 |More »

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Google launches new Android version ‘KitKat’

Google Inc on Thursday unveiled the newest version of its Android smartphone software, aiming to allow more smartphone users access to its evolving menu of online services such as driving directions voice-activated search. The new “KitKat” version of Android will be able to run on inexpe...

1 November, 2013 |More »

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Cleartrip embeds travel search and booking to Nimbuzz’s chat platform

Cross-platform messaging platform Nimbuzz has entered into a partnership with Cleartrip to enable travel bookings on the Nimbuzz platform. Called the Cleartrip Buddy, the platform will be available on the chat roster of the Nimbuzz app and users can explore travel options as well as make bookings th...

31 October, 2013 |More »

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Excl: Apps Daily raises Series B funding from ru-Net, IndoUS Venture Partners & Qualcomm

Mobile application development and distribution company Apps Daily Solutions Pvt Ltd has raised a Series B round of funding from Russian venture firm ru-Net Ltd, IndoUS Venture Partners (IUVP) and Qualcomm Ventures, the venture capital investment arm of Qualcomm Inc, one of the investors told Tech...

30 October, 2013 |More »

OnMobile

OnMobile’s domestic revenues slump 31.8% in Q2; profit declines due to LiveWire losses

The country’s largest mobile value added service (VAS) firm OnMobile Global saw a sharp decline in net profit for the second quarter as operating performance deteriorated due to recent acquisition of LiveWire and a decline in domestic revenues. The company reported net revenues of Rs 225 crore, up...

30 October, 2013 |More »

Motorola

Motorola aims for do-it-yourself smartphones

Motorola wants to let consumers design their own smartphones. The Google-owned manufacturer has launched Project Ara to create a free, open and standardized platform to let people pick and choose the components they want in their phones, Motorola said in a blogpost this week. The goal is to create a...

30 October, 2013 |More »

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App Tracker: An in-depth review of Snapdeal.com’s new iOS app

In our last App Tracker, we reviewed e-commerce giant Amazon’s Android app (while the app was available for download earlier, Indian customers could not make purchases from the app), but this time around we have ventured closer home. Snapdeal.com, the online marketplace from Jasper Infotech Pvt Lt...

29 October, 2013 |More »

iPhone

Apple sales up 4.2% to $37.5B in Q4, profit down 8.5%; iPhone up 26% but iPad sales almost flat

Apple Inc’s profit and margins slid despite selling 33.8 million iPhones in its September quarter, and greater China revenue climbed just 6 per cent even though two smartphone models hit store shelves in its second-largest market last month. The unremarkable quarterly numbers prompted some dis...

29 October, 2013 |More »

Micromax

Micromax eyes push into other emerging markets including Russia and Eastern Europe, looking to acquire a software firm

The largest homegrown mobile handset brand Micromax is looking to grab a bite of the rising demand in other emerging markets. The firm, which had previously expanded its footprint in neighbouring markets such as Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, is now rolling out operations in Russia and Romania, an Easter...

25 October, 2013 |More »