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blackberry

BlackBerry co-founders considering bid for company

BlackBerry Ltd co-founders Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin are considering a bid to buy the struggling smartphone maker, according to a securities filing on Thursday, raising the prospect of an alternative to a $4.7 billion offer led by its top shareholder. The filing did not indicate whether the ...

11 October, 2013 |More »

RBI

RBI considering development of SMS-encrypted, handset-agnostic app for mobile banking

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed a technical committee, comprising senior executives predominantly from the banking and mobile sectors, to examine the feasibility of implementing a SMS-based funds transfer service using an app that can support any type of mobile handset, including feature p...

10 October, 2013 |More »

JustUnfollow

Social media management app JustUnfollow acquires 3Crumbs & JustMigrate

Codigami Technologies Pvt Ltd, the company that owns JustUnfollow, a social media management app for micro-blogging site Twitter, has acquired 3Crumbs and JustMigrate, a social discovery app and a blog migration tool. The exact terms of the acquisition were remains undisclosed. Both 3Crumbs and Just...

10 October, 2013 |More »

Explore

MapmyIndia launches social navigation app ‘Explore’, enables users to find places of interests

GPS navigation provider MapmyIndia has launched Explore, a social navigation app that enables its users to find millions of useful places of interest like ATMs, restaurants, petrol pumps, and hospitals, etc. around them. You can find popular places from a list of personalised recommendations (provid...

8 October, 2013 |More »

99dresses

Fashionistas refresh wardrobes, swap clothes with new apps

Women with bulging closets who still feel they have nothing to wear can turn to new apps that will help them find designer dresses to rent or to swap clothes with other fashionistas. Rent the Runway’s new iPhone app also lets shoppers take photos of clothes they see in stores and will find sim...

8 October, 2013 |More »

Line

Mobile messaging app Line crosses 10M users within 3 months in India, inks deal with Sony

Japanese mobile messaging app Line claims to have crossed the 10 million users mark in India, within three months of officially launching in the country. Note that the app was available in the respective app stores even before that. The company is also planning to release free India-exclusive sticke...

7 October, 2013 |More »

Pokkt

Alternative mobile payment platform Pokkt raises seed funding from Jungle Ventures & Samir Bangara

Maiden Marketing Pte Ltd, which owns and operates Pokkt.com, an alternate mobile payment platform that helps owners of paid digital goods and services to monetise their users through an advertiser-funded model, has raised seed funding from Singapore-based Jungle Ventures and former Indiagames COO S...

7 October, 2013 |More »

dishtv-ditto

Dish TV partners with Ditto TV to launch online streaming app

DTH service provider Dish TV has partnered with Ditto TV, an online streaming portal from the house of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd, to roll out an over-the-top streaming app called DishOnline on Android as well as iOS platforms. The company said the app is currently available only for existing...

4 October, 2013 |More »

Jambu-Palaniappan

We will expand to cities other than Bangalore in few months: Jambu Palaniappan of on-demand car hire service Uber

San Francisco-based Uber Technologies Inc, which provides mobile-based on-demand car hire services in 44 cities across 18 countries globally, is one of the heavily invested online car hire services in the world, with Google Ventures along with a few other investors infusing more than $360 million in...

1 October, 2013 |More »

Nokia-app

New app uses augmented reality to show internship opportunities

College students and graduates know getting an internship can be the gateway to a job but landing one can often be difficult. However, a new mobile app from Nokia is aiming to change that by showing them job opportunities nearby. By aiming a smartphone at a nearby building that houses companies user...

1 October, 2013 |More »