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How WhatsApp deal adds up for Facebook’s mobile user-base in India

Facebook’s global acquisition of WhatsApp is seen as a global coup but the deal could especially push its mobile user-base in India, a market where the chat service has been registering more traction in the recent past at least when it comes to smartphone users in the country, as per a report by m...

23 June, 2014 |More »

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The Kindle smartphone is a game changer – But not as you think

Yesterday Amazon launched its new Kindle Fire smartphone. “Ho-hum” you, and a lot of other people, said.  “Why?”  “What’s so great about this phone?” The market is dominated by Apple and Samsung, to the point we no longer care about Blackberry – and have pretty much forgotten about...

20 June, 2014 |More »

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After failure, What’s next?

Recently, I wrote a post titled After Your First Big Success, What’s Next? The comment thread was powerful and fascinating, as was the direct email feedback I got, including the following note: “I think it would be interesting to hear your perspective on how an entrepreneur should approach “wh...

20 June, 2014 |More »

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Google, Microsoft to add kill switches to their smartphones to reduce theft

Google Inc and Microsoft Corp are planning to incorporate ‘kill switches’ into the next versions of their Android and Windows mobile operating systems, respectively, in an effort to reduce theft and robberies of smartphones, according to an Associated Press report. The new development is as part...

20 June, 2014 |More »

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Micromax launches Octa-core Canvas Gold with FHD display, 16MP shooter & more for Rs 24,000 in India

Within days of launching its first smartphone offerings running on the Windows Phone operating system, home grown handset and tablet manufacturer Micromax has launched its most expensive smartphone till date. Christened Canvas Gold A300, the device runs on the latest Android KitKat operating system ...

20 June, 2014 |More »

TC Roundup: Facebook’s Android app will soon work much better in emerging countries with weaker infrastructure

Facebook’s Android app will soon work much better in emerging countries with weaker infrastructure: Facebook wants to bring the Internet to everyone in the world, and Facebook wants to bring, well, Facebook to everyone in the world, too. (VentureBeat) Google acquires mDialog to improve DoubleClick...

20 June, 2014 |More »

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Overall Indian tablet shipments in Q1, 2014 touch 0.75M units; a QoQ decline of 27.7% primarily due to growth of phablets: CMR

India’s overall tablet shipments in the first quarter of 2014 (Jan-Mar 2012) touched the 0.75 million (746,463 to be exact) units mark, recording a year on year decline of 17.5 per cent, and a decrease of 27.7 per cent quarter on quarter- due to the growth of the phablets, as well as vendors battl...

19 June, 2014 |More »

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If you are looking at a Mobile First strategy, you can’t miss Techcircle Mobile Forum in Delhi on June 25th

With about 800 million active mobile connections in India, can you afford not to have a mobile first strategy if you are building a consumer company irrespective of the sector you are in? Definitely no. There are several new consumer companies building their user base and engaging with customers thr...

19 June, 2014 |More »

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Mobile engagement software firm IMImobile eyes over $50M in IPO through London’s junior stock exchange AIM

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, is planning to float an initial public offering (IPO) on London Stock Exchange’s junior market AIM. The company will seek t...

13 June, 2014 |More »

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Tata Teleservices’ arm MMP Mobi Wallet Payment launches e-com site mRupee

MMP Mobi Wallet Payment Systems Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of  Tata Teleservices Ltd that provides mobile money order & semi-closed wallet services, has forayed into e-commerce space by launching an online shopping site mRupee. The company has also integrated a dual payment gateway to its p...

12 June, 2014 |More »