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Product photography app Pictor raises funding from Quarizon

Pictor Imaging Pvt Ltd, a Mumbai-based product photography startup, has raised an undisclosed amount in investment from early-stage investor Quarizon Consultancy Services LLP. Pictor will use the funds to build its team, develop technology and create marketing campaigns, the company said in a statem...

18 November, 2016 | More »


Helpchat rebrands as all-in-one app Tapzo

Bengaluru-based Coraza Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs personal assistant platform Helpchat, has rebranded as Tapzo, six months after the company shut down its chat feature. This is the second time the company is rebranding itself. In May 2015, the company had rebranded itself from online customer...

18 November, 2016 | More »


Google Play Newsstand launched on web; gets complete overhaul on Android and iOS

Technology giant Google Inc. has announced a complete redesign of its news aggregation app Google Play Newsstand on Android and iOS and has also launched a web version of the app. “The complete redesign of Newsstand focuses on three big improvements: personalisation, rich media, and the extension ...

18 November, 2016 | More »


Messaging app Hike rolls out in-built camera

Homegrown messaging app Hike today announced new features, bringing in augmented reality with a camera built into the app, but said it has no plans to start monetising the platform in the next two years. Hike, which competes with WhatsApp, Viber and the recently launched Google Allo in India, aims t...

17 November, 2016 | More »

Super Mario

Nintendo announces Super Mario for iPhone users starting December 15

Fans of the long-running Super Mario can dive into its first mobile game starting 15 December, Nintendo announced in a new trailer on Tuesday. The free-running Super Mario is the first foray into mobile gaming for Nintendo and will launch exclusively for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch (iOS 8.0 users a...

17 November, 2016 | More »


Uber hikes commission to 30% for select drivers

After reducing incentives for drivers nearly a month ago, cab-hailing firm Uber has started charging higher commission from select drivers as it pilots a new payment structure. The company has increased the commission rate to 30% from 25% for a small group of drivers for some time, according to a re...

17 November, 2016 | More »

Sachin Bansal

Not afraid of Amazon or Alibaba, says Sachin Bansal; stresses on ecom cos’ need to raise funds

Flipkart co-founder and executive chairman Sachin Bansal said ecommerce companies will need to continue raising funds to invest in functions such as talent and technology as the sector is still at its infancy. “E-commerce will need a lot more investments because the market is constantly growing, i...

16 November, 2016 | More »


Ola starts postpaid service to let users pay within seven days

ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs cab-hailing app Ola, has launched a postpaid service that gives users seven days of credit to pay for their travel. The move comes in the wake of the Indian government’s withdrawal of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, which has led to a massive cash crunch in the cou...

16 November, 2016 | More »


Snapchat confidentially files for an IPO: report

Photo messaging service Snapchat confidentially filed for an initial public offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), sometime before Donald J Trump was declared President-elect of the United States, according to a Reuters report filed a few hours ago, citing unnamed sources. While...

16 November, 2016 | More »


Google launches app to turn old photos into digital images

Tech giant Google has launched a new app to allow users to turn their old printed photos into digital images for free. The PhotoScan app launched by Google Photos will be available for Android and iOS users. It has a simple interface and gets going within a few seconds. The app detects edges, straig...

16 November, 2016 | More »