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Online recharge and mobile wallet app MobiKwik hits 10M downloads on Android

Gurgaon-based One MobiKwik Systems Pvt Ltd, which runs online recharge platform and mobile wallet venture MobiKwik.com, has clocked over 10 million downloads on the Android platform, the company said in a press statement. MobiKwik, which has over 17 million mobile wallet users presently across Andro...

19 June, 2015 | More »


HealthifyMe raises pre-Series A funding, shifts base to Singapore

Caeruz Ventures Pvt Ltd that runs health and fitness app HealthifyMe said on Thursday it has raised undisclosed amount from a group of individual investors. Last month, it had raised money from handset maker Micromax. Both these investments are clubbed as part of its pre-Series A round of funding....

18 June, 2015 | More »


Bharti Airtel launches 4G trials in Delhi NCR

Bharti Airtel Ltd, the world’s fifth largest telecom operator by subscriber numbers, has launched trials for its 4G services in Delhi NCR. This makes Bharti Airtel the first telecom operator to bring the service for subscribers in the capital. “As customers in India show an increasing pr...

18 June, 2015 | More »


Sequoia and Telstra-backed location intelligence firm AdNear expands into Europe

Bangalore and Singapore-based AdNear Pte Ltd, which helps brands reach out to audiences by analysing time-bound location data, has ventured into Europe by establishing a beachhead in London. The company has appointed Ken Parnham, former managing director of data privacy management company TrustE, a...

17 June, 2015 | More »


M-commerce startup connecting local grocers JiffStore raises more from existing investors

Bangalore-based JiffStore Software Labs Pvt Ltd, which offers mobile commerce and customer engagement solutions to grocery retailers through JiffStore.com, has raised funds in a follow-on round from Unitus Seed Fund and Times Internet Ltd. JiffStore will use the money to expand headcount and its net...

17 June, 2015 | More »


India’s telephone subscriber base ended just short of 1B mark at the end of April: TRAI

The total telephone subscriber base in the country rose marginally to reach 999.71 million at the end of April, on the back of growth in wireless users, sectoral regulator TRAI said. The telephone subscriber base stood at 996.49 million at the end of March, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRA...

17 June, 2015 | More »


GSM telecom subscriber base hit 716M in May; addition slows to six-month low

Total subscriber base of seven GSM telecom operator, including Airtel, Vodafone, Idea reached 716.24 million at the end of May, as per data released by industry body COAI. “Total number of GSM subscriber as of May 2015 stood at 716.24 million,” Cellular Operators Association of India sai...

16 June, 2015 | More »


Snapdeal acquires mobility startup Letsgomo to enhance m-commerce drive

E-commerce marketplace Snapdeal, which is run by Delhi-based Jasper Infotech Pvt Ltd, has acquired Letsgomo, a mobility solutions company, for an undisclosed amount, it said in a statement. The Gurgaon-based startup provides end-to-end mobility solutions to businesses that are looking to harness the...

15 June, 2015 | More »


Serial entrepreneur unveils social polling app Whatsay; will it attract investors, users?

Hyderabad-based startup Neuv Pvt Ltd has launched what it claims to be India’s first-ever social polling app, ‘Whatsay’. The app, which allows users to create and share visual polls with friends on social media sites, aims to achieve one million downloads in a year, said Raghu Bathina, the com...

15 June, 2015 | More »


Mumbai taxis, autos go on strike against Uber, Ola

Commuters in Mumbai faced a harrowing time as auto-rickshaws and taxis drivers attached with ‘Swabhiman Union’ began a day-long strike in the metro city from Monday morning to press for their demands. The ‘Swabhiman Union’ claims it has 18,000 auto rickshaw owners and 12,000 taxi owners as i...

15 June, 2015 | More »