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Google removes privacy feature from Android

Google Inc has removed an experimental privacy feature from its Android mobile software that had allowed users to block apps from collecting personal information such as address book data and a user’s location. The change means that owners of smartphones using Android 4.4.2, the latest version...

16 December, 2013 |More »


Google acquires Boston Dynamics, eighth robotics company in six months

Google has acquired Boston Dynamics, an engineering company that makes robots, New York Times reported. This is the eighth robotics acquisition by Google in the last six months. The company, based in Waltham, Massachusetts, is a well known maker of robotic machines that can walk with great balance o...

15 December, 2013 |More »


Japanese IM app LINE witnesses exponential revenue growth, aims to cross 500M users in 2014

Japanese firm LINE Corporation, which owns and operates the free call and messaging app LINE has witnessed exponential quarter-on-quarter revenue growth since 2012. While the company saw revenues of under $10 million in June 2012, this number increased over tenfold to over $110 million in the same q...

13 December, 2013 |More »


App Tracker: An in-depth review of TimesCity’s revamped iOS app

Online nightlife and restaurant guide TimesCity, part of Times Internet Ltd, has launched a revamped version of its Android and iOS apps. According to the company, the updated apps will enable consumers to discover the best restaurants, movies, events and nightlife in their city. Based on the popula...

12 December, 2013 |More »


Truecaller to enable Indians to find users on Twitter via their phone numbers

Truecaller, a collaborative mobile phone directory app, has entered into a partnership with Twitter wherein users will be able to find people active on the micro-blogging site just by entering their phone numbers in the app. Using this app, people will also be able to follow Twitter users and tweet....

12 December, 2013 |More »


India to allow Nokia to transfer Chennai factory to Microsoft

Nokia has won an appeal to release a local factory seized by authorities in a tax dispute, allowing the transfer of the plant as part of the sale of its mobile phone business to Microsoft. The plant in Chennai is one of Nokia’s biggest phone-making factories. Nokia had appealed its seizure and...

12 December, 2013 |More »


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 »