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Saavn hits 10M app downloads on Android, gives a peek of its listeners’ ‘music map’

Saavn (South Asian Audio Video Network), a US-based Indian digital music service said it has reached a milestone of 10 million app downloads on Android platform across 190 countries. The firm which competes with the likes of Times Internet’s Gaana and Hungama among others also offered an insight i...

15 October, 2014 |More »


IMImobile acquires UK-based mobile messaging platform TextLocal for up to $16.6M

London-based IMImobile Ltd, a provider of mobile engagement software to mobile operators which has a development centre in India and was started by founders of Indian origin, has acquired mobile communications company TxtLocal Ltd (TextLocal) for up to £13.15 million ($16.6 million or Rs 102.1 cro...

14 October, 2014 |More »


Unlockar helps users earn deals & coupons every time they unlock their smartphones

Mobile today has become an indispensable platform for companies to sell their products and services. While entrepreneurs are busy designing new products or tweaking existing ones to entice the fast-growing smartphone user base, a Delhi-based startup is taking a different approach in order to make mo...

14 October, 2014 |More »


Naspers-owned PayUMoney acquires mobile-based payments app Eashmart

Gurgaon-based PayU India Internet Pvt Ltd, that offers an online payment solution PayUMoney (earlier PayUPaisa), has acquired mobile-based payments firm Cobboc Pvt Ltd, which offers a mobile-based payments app Eashmart, to strengthen its mobile payment platform, for an undisclosed amount. Eashmar...

13 October, 2014 |More »

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Chinese handset maker Xiaomi appoints ex-Googler Jai Mani as lead product manager in India

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has appointed Jai Mani as lead product manager in India. Mani has relocated from San Francisco (US) to the company’s office in Bangalore. Hugo Barra, VP, Xiaomi Global, confirmed the news on social networking site Facebook. “One of the coolest things I coul...

13 October, 2014 |More »


Facebook to help create ‘Clean India’ mobile app, says Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who is on a two-day visit in India, has said the social networking giant will help create the ‘Clean India’ (the cleanliness drive launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi) mobile app. According to an official statement, the two also talked about the ...

10 October, 2014 |More »


Excl: Enterprise mobility solutions firm Nivaata in advanced talks to raise $4M from Mayfield, others

Bangalore-based enterprise mobility solutions company Nivaata Systems Pvt Ltd, which operates under the brand Verayu, a location intelligence platform for enterprises, is in advanced talks with a few investors, including US-based VC firm Mayfield Fund to raise up to $4 million in its Series A round...

10 October, 2014 |More »


IAN invests under $1M in location management app Zippr

Hyderabad-based Ten20 Infomedia Pvt Ltd, the startup behindZippr, a mobile app that helps users create a short code to replace traditional long addresses, has secured Rs 6 crore ($980,873) in angel funding from Indian Angel Network (IAN). The round was co-led by Sanjay Mehta and Siddharth Ladsariya....

10 October, 2014 |More »


Excl: Mobile payments startup iKaaz in talks to raise $10M from Brand Capital, others

Bangalore-based mobile payment solutions provider iKaaz Software Pvt Ltd is in advanced stages of talks to raise $8-10 million in its Series A round of funding from ad-for-equity media investor Bennett, Coleman and Co. Ltd, which picks stakes in firms through Brand Capital, among other investors,...

9 October, 2014 |More »


Mobile phone directory Truecaller scoops $60M from Atomico, KPCB & Sequoia Capital

Swedish startup True Software Scandinavia AB, the firm behind Truecaller, a collaborative mobile phone directory app, has raised $60 million in funding by Atomico, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) and existing investor Sequoia Capital, the company said in a blog post. The company also ind...

9 October, 2014 |More »