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Motorola claims to have sold 3M smartphones in India within a year

Lenovo-owned Motorola claims to have sold 3 million smartphones in India within a year of its re-launch in the country. The company had sold 2.5 million devices in under nine-months, which basically means that it took the company only two months to sell 500,000 devices. To recap, it took Motorola ov...

29 January, 2015 |More »


After resuming operations in Delhi, Uber scraps commission for taxis until licence approval

Last week, global online car hire service major Uber, which was banned by Delhi Government in December 2014 following rape allegations against one of the drivers contracted to the firm, had resumed its operations in the capital- albeit under a new operating model. Last month, Delhi’s transportatio...

28 January, 2015 |More »


Apple logs global record with $18B profit in Q1; China sales rise 70%

Demand for big screen iPhone in China helped tech giant Apple Inc clock revenue of $74.6 billion for the first quarter ended December 27, 2014, up 30 per cent over the year-ago period and an increase of 77 per cent sequentially compared to the fourth quarter ended September 28, 2014. Its net profit ...

28 January, 2015 |More »


Post Zip Phone acquisition, instant messaging venture Hike adds free voice-calling feature on its Android app

Hike, the instant messaging (IM) app service from BSB (Bharti SoftBank, a joint venture between Bharti Group and Japan’s SoftBank), has added a free voice-calling feature to its app. The new feature basically enables users to place free voice calls to other Hike users using their mobile internet d...

27 January, 2015 |More »


Dating app Thrill raises funding from Shaadi.com promoter People Group; Fropper comes under Thrill

Delhi & Singapore-based Thrill Pte Ltd, a mobile dating startup which runs its apps on Android and iOS under the Thrill banner, has raised an undisclosed amount from People Group, which owns matrimonial portal Shaadi.com, for a significant minority stake, as per a company statement. In a related...

27 January, 2015 |More »


India Internet Fund may back up to 10 mobile tech startups in India this year

India and US-based early stage investment firm India Internet Fund (IIF), which was earlier known as India Internet Group, plans to invest $50,000-200,000 (Rs 30 lakh to Rs 1.2 crore) in up to 10 mobile technology startups in 2015, a top executive of the firm told Techcircle.in. IIF recently inve...

27 January, 2015 |More »


Uber resumes operations in Delhi, adds more safety features

Global online car hire service major Uber, which was banned by Delhi Government last month following rape allegations against one of the drivers contracted to the firm, has resumed operations in the capital. The company was asked to discontinue its services as it had reportedly misled customers by o...

23 January, 2015 |More »


Twitter launches ‘while you were away’ feature for iOS; other platforms, website to follow suit

Micro blogging service Twitter has introduced a new feature to its user’s home timelines. Called ‘while you were away’, the feature basically provides a recap of some of the top Tweets they might have missed from accounts they follow. The micro blogging service will surface a few of the best T...

23 January, 2015 |More »


Uber raises $1.6B in convertible debt from Goldman Sachs

Global online car hire service major Uber Technologies Inc. has raised $1.6 billion in convertible debt from global investment bank Goldman Sachs’ wealth management clients, according to a Bloomberg report. The funds will be used to expand its operations in more cities around the world, as well as...

22 January, 2015 |More »


Google planning to sell wireless service through Sprint & T-Mobile deals

Google is planning to sell wireless service directly to consumers, as well as manage their calls and mobile data over a cellular network. The search giant will do so following deals with wireless carriers Sprint and T-Mobile, according to a The Information report. Codenamed ‘Nova’, the project i...

22 January, 2015 |More »