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Bangalore-based Jiffstore offers m-commerce platform to grocery retailers, to expand to Hyderabad & Chennai in January

Bangalore-based Jiffstore Software Labs Pvt Ltd, which offers mobile commerce and customer engagement solutions to grocery retailers, claims to have bagged 23 stores in Bangalore alone. The startup, which is planning to expand to Chennai and Hyderabad by early next year, is now eyeing Rs 1.2 crore i...

11 December, 2013 |More »


India court seeks value of Nokia factory seized in tax dispute

An Indian court extended a hearing over local tax authorities’ seizure of a Nokia factory by seeking information on the plant value, adding to concerns whether the company can transfer the property to Microsoft as part of the sale of its mobile phone business. Nokia has offered to pay a 270 mi...

11 December, 2013 |More »


Lightspeed Venture invests in mobile spam control app Phone Warrior

New Delhi-based startup Phone Warrior Pvt Ltd that has developed a mobile spam control app by the same name has raised seed funding from venture capital fund Lightspeed Venture Partners. While the exact amount invested is not disclosed, a Techcrunch report stated that it is around $550,000. The fun...

10 December, 2013 |More »

VCs don’t understand the mobile gaming business well: Vishal Gondal @ Digital Gaming Forum 2013

India is still far behind developed markets like the US when it comes to mobile gaming. Although the country has millions of talented programming geeks, it is still lagging behind other countries because of varied reasons, including the lack of innovation and marketing techniques. Techcircle.in rece...

9 December, 2013 |More »


InMobi enters into app monetisation partnership with Chinese gaming company CocoaChina

Bangalore and San Francisco-based mobile ad network InMobi has entered into a strategic partnership with Chinese gaming company CocoaChina (owner of the Fishing Joy app franchise), to enable app monetisation and revenue maximisation across its entire user base. The partnership also extends to CocoaC...

5 December, 2013 |More »


Just Dial to launch online marketplace

Mumbai-based Just Dial Ltd, which runs the online business directory Justdial.com, is planning to launch an online marketplace that will enable users to purchase branded goods such as mobile phones and cameras from the participating retailers. Just Dial will not be engaged in e-commerce directly, in...

5 December, 2013 |More »


China Mobile signs deal with Apple to offer iPhone – WSJ

China Mobile Ltd, the country’s largest mobile operator, has signed a long-awaited deal with Apple Inc to offer iPhones on its network, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing an anonymous source familiar with the matter. The news comes a day after China’s Ministry of Indust...

5 December, 2013 |More »


WhatsApp crosses 30M users in India; inks deal with Tata Docomo

Instant messaging platform WhatsApp has entered into a partnership with Tata Docomo, wherein the telco will offer unlimited WhatsApp usage to its subscribers at Rs 15 and Rs 30 for 15 and 30 days respectively. To subscribe to the pack, Tata Docomo prepaid subscribers will have to dial *123# from the...

4 December, 2013 |More »


BlackBerry says making headway with corporate, government clients

The number of large business and government clients that have installed or are testing BlackBerry Ltd’s mobile device management service has risen roughly 20 percent over the past six months, the embattled smartphone maker said on Tuesday. BlackBerry, which recently halted plans to sell itself...

4 December, 2013 |More »


Competition Commission to investigate Ericsson in smartphone patent row with Micromax

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is to investigate Swedish telecoms equipment maker Ericsson in regard to a dispute over charges levied on Indian group Micromax for the use of Ericsson’s patents. Ericsson had sued Micromax in March 2013 for patent infringement and the company responde...

29 November, 2013 |More »