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TC Roundup: India’s smartphone wars: Google’s Android One adds to Samsung’s worries

India’s smartphone wars: Google’s Android One adds to Samsung’s worries: Google Inc’s partnership with three Indian phone makers is set to rev up fast-growing demand for lower priced smartphones, and spell more trouble for Samsung Electronics which is rapidly losing share in ...

3 September, 2014 |More »

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Mobile collaboration tool for enterprises Tydy raises $138K via LetsVenture

Bangalore-based PageStitch Inc, the company behind Tydy , a mobile collaboration tool for sales and marketing teams, has raised $138,000 (about Rs 85 lakh) from a group of individuals, led by Hareesh Ramanna, MD of BORQS Software, with participations from Bhupen Shah, co-founder of SlingBox; Nikhi...

2 September, 2014 |More »

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Airtel rolls out over-the-top carrier-agnostic music streaming service Wynk Music

Telecom major Bharti Airtel has announced the launch of Wynk Music, an over the top (OTT) music streaming service that works across mobile operators. Wynk is currently available only on Android and iOS platforms. With the free version, users can stream music of their choice online and tune into inte...

2 September, 2014 |More »

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Paytm’s Deepak Abbot joins Times Internet as its head of mobile strategy

Times Internet Ltd, the internet & mobile venture of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd, has appointed Deepak Abbot as its head of mobile strategy. In his new role, Abbot will help define and strategise the growth plans for mobile across the company’s businesses. He will report to Satyan Gajwani, ...

2 September, 2014 |More »


Affle acquires mobile app development & ads platform Appstudioz

India and Singapore-based D2C Inc, which operates under the brand name Affle, a mobile apps & ads as a service (MaaS) platform, has acquired Noida-based Appstudioz Technologies Pvt Ltd, the company behind another MaaS platform Appstudioz. With this acquisition, Appstudioz has now merged with Af...

1 September, 2014 |More »

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FreeCharge ropes in Ninad Takpere from TimesDeal as chief business development officer

Mumbai-based Accelyst Solutions Pvt Ltd, the company behind the online recharge FreeCharge.in, an online recharge platform, has appointed Ninad Takpere as its chief business development officer. In the new role, Takpere will look at growing Freecharge’s business around couponing & promotions s...

1 September, 2014 |More »

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One97 partners with global telco Tigo for audio story telling

Noida-based mobile internet company One97 Communications has launched an audio story portal across multiple African countries in partnership with global telecom firm Tigo. As per the deal, Tigo users across Tanzania, Rwanda and Senegal can dial into the portal and listen to stories on their mobile ...

1 September, 2014 |More »


Mobile entertainment firm Vuclip adds 150K videos to its platform in Q2

California-based mobile video provider Vuclip claims to have added over 150,000 premium videos globally in the second quarter of 2014. Categories such as Bollywood, entertainment (including gossip, photo-shoots, events etc.), sports and Hollywood remained the most searched items in the Indian market...

1 September, 2014 |More »


Google may bring Android One devices to India this month

Google is expected to launch its much-awaited sub-USD 100 (around Rs 6,000) smartphones in India this month, which will further intensify competition in the booming multi-billion dollar smart devices market here. According to an invite sent by the company, Google will make “an exciting new ann...

1 September, 2014 |More »


InMobi partners Factual to offer location-based consumer intelligence to advertisers

Bangalore- and San Francisco-based mobile ad network InMobi has partnered with US-based location data company Factual Inc. to create solutions for advertisers, which will enable them to target audiences within their geo-spatial target region, and help them understand how consumers move through the p...

29 August, 2014 |More »