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How India tuned into Hotstar to watch IPL 2016

A 100 million people watched the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year on video over-the-top (OTT) platform Hotstar, with 61% of the viewers watching the cricket tournament on their mobiles. Launched last February during the ICC Cricket World Cup, Star India Pvt Ltd-owned Hotstar has seen a steady i...

6 June, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Intra-city truck aggregator GoGo Truck raises seed funding

Chennai-based mini-truck aggregator GoGo Truck, run by Fruges Ventures Pvt. Ltd, has raised seed funding from a Madurai-based angel investor. The online marketplace, which focuses on intra-city transport, has raised Rs 50 lakh (around $74,400), Vasister Arun, co-founder, GoGo Truck, told Techcircle....

3 June, 2016 | More »

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Jugnoo rolls out auto-rickshaw pooling service

Taking a cue from cab aggregators Uber and Ola, auto-rickshaw aggregator Jugnoo has launched an auto-rickshaw pooling service called Jugnoo Pool. Chandigarh-based SoCoMo Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs on-demand delivery services and urban transport aggregator startup Jugnoo, says the feature will...

3 June, 2016 | More »

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Ola launches app for taxi operators

Homegrown urban transport aggregator Ola has launched a new app for the operators on its platform. The new app – called Ola Operator – will help the cab aggregator add new operators, including driver-partners who have turned entrepreneurs, operators in the business of transportation as well as a...

3 June, 2016 | More »

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MobiKwik offers ‘profit’ to pique interest among wallet users

Digital wallet company MobiKwik, which last year missed the bus for a payments bank licence, has hurled a googly at its biggest rival Paytm by announcing an “annual profit” for its wallet users. Gurgaon-based One MobiKwik Systems Pvt Ltd, which has about 30 million wallet users and expects to in...

2 June, 2016 | More »

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On-demand beauty services provider Pamperazi to merge with rival ZapLuk

Chennai-based home salon services provider Pamperazi will merge its business with on-demand beauty, wellness and fitness services provider ZapLuk. “We will retain the ZapLuk brand and all operations will be carried out under the ZapLuk brand,” Manan Maheshwari, co-founder, ZapLuk told TechCircle...

2 June, 2016 | More »

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Now one can book a Meru cab through Facebook Messenger

Mumbai-based radio taxi firm Meru Cab Company Pvt. Ltd has integrated its cab booking system with Facebook Messenger to provide automated cab booking facility. The integration will allow Facebook users to book cabs through key words, intelligent chatbot and conversational question-answers through Me...

1 June, 2016 | More »

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Former Dentsu India head Sandeep Goyal to back digital media startups with $15 mn kitty

Sandeep Goyal, chairman of Mogae Media and former chairman of Japanese advertising major Dentsu in India, is planning to invest Rs100 crore (around $15 million) in digital media and mobile innovation startups in India. Goyal is scouting for digital startups in India that have built brands, but are n...

31 May, 2016 | More »

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Infibeam to invest up to $6.7 mn in CCAvenue

E-commerce firm Infibeam Incorporation Ltd said on Monday it will invest up to Rs 45 crore ($6.7 million) in the company that operates the payment gateway CCAvenue. Infibeam’s wholly owned subsidiary NSI Infinium Global Pvt. Ltd has signed a term sheet with Avenues (India) Pvt Ltd for the investme...

30 May, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Chef Sanjeev Kapoor-backed home food delivery startup ZuperMeal shuts shop

Home food delivery startup ZuperMeal has apparently closed down its operations eight months after it raised seed funding. The ZuperMeal app, when downloaded, is showing an error message. The website of the firm is also not working. Moreover, one of the three co-founders, Balasubramanian Anantha Nara...

27 May, 2016 | More »