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Government to soon introduce Aadhaar-linked instant ID verification for mobile connections

Customers will soon be able to use their Aadhaar card for instant identity verification to get a new mobile connection. The government is finalising norms which will enable retailers selling SIM cards to take the Aadhaar credentials of the customer and match it online with that of the UID card data ...

9 September, 2013 |More »


Panel 1: The future of SaaS products from India @ Techcircle SAAS Forum 2013

As a sector, SaaS has been on the radar for investors and entrepreneurs alike for quite a while now, and we have seen some interesting companies sprout in the Indian startup ecosystem and get funding from prominent VCs as well. At the recently concluded second edition of the Techcircle SaaS forum 20...

6 September, 2013 |More »


Asha to Ashes: Microsoft’s emerging market conundrum

Microsoft Corp’s acquisition of Nokia’s handset business gives the software behemoth control of its main Windows smartphone partner, but leaves a question mark over the bigger business it has bought: Nokia’s cheap and basic phones that still dominate emerging markets like India. Mi...

6 September, 2013 |More »


Mobile-based healthcare services have huge scope in India: veteran venture capitalist Vinod Khosla

Entrepreneurs working in mobile-based healthcare services have huge opportunities in India, according to Silicon Valley-based veteran VC investor Vinod Khosla.Speaking at Khosla Labs IGNITE 2013, the venture capitalist said the startup ecosystem in India is up for a huge growth, and five years down ...

5 September, 2013 |More »


Sorry Key Lime Pie & Kaju Katli, Google names new Android 4.4 version KitKat

Search giant Google has finally unveiled the new version of its very popular (which is like understatement!) Android operating system. But instead of naming it Key Lime Pie, which it what the reports were claiming it would be named, or even Kaju Katli (an unsuccessful attempt by a couple of Indians)...

5 September, 2013 |More »


Affle sets up $3.3M M2X Fund to invest in mobility startups

India- and Singapore-based digital media firm Affle, in partnership with Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), has launched M2X Fund, a $3.3 million (Rs 20 crore) corpus fund that will be used to invest in brands, publishers, app developers, agencies and startups in the mobile sector. The entire capit...

5 September, 2013 |More »


New RBI chief moots SMS-based fund transfers, P2P electronic money transfers & more

Raghuram Rajan, in his first interaction as the new governor for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), mentioned that RBI plans to implement a national giro-based ‘Indian bill payment system’ that will enable households to use bank accounts to pay their school fees, utility bills, medical bil...

4 September, 2013 |More »


Nokia patent move may mean big payoff post Microsoft

Nokia may have sold its handset business to Microsoft Corp, but by hanging on to its valuable patent portfolio, the Finnish company could also get a big future payoff at the expense of Android phone makers. Microsoft agreed on Tuesday to pay 3.79 billion euros for Nokia’s handset business and ...

4 September, 2013 |More »


Saviour or slayer? Either way, Nokia’s Elop a contender for Microsoft chief

When a British bookmaker installed Stephen Elop as favorite to take over the soon-to-be-vacant CEO slot at Microsoft Corp last week, most tech observers laughed it off as a publicity stunt. But Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia’s handset business, announced late on Monday, has suddenly made ...

4 September, 2013 |More »


Microsoft to acquire Nokia’s mobile handset business for $7.2B

Microsoft Corp on Tuesday said it would buy Nokia’s mobile phone business for 5.44 billion euros, and the Finnish firm said its CEO, Stephen Elop, would join Microsoft when the transaction closed. Finland’s Nokia, once the undisputed leader in mobile phones, has been struggling to respon...

3 September, 2013 |More »