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Exclusive: Spam blocker & local business search startup Phone Warrior raises pre-Series A round from Lightspeed

Delhi-based startup Phone Warrior Inc, which offers a spam control app by the same name and has recently added a local services search directory to its mobile number locator app Toost, has secured a pre-Series A round of funding from existing investor Lightspeed Venture Partners, co-founder of the f...

23 April, 2015 |More »


Practo acquires fitness management app Fitho

Healthcare technology startup Practo has acquired NCR-based FithoWellness, a web and app-based fitness management platform for an undisclosed amount. “The acquisition will help Practo move into the preventive healthcare category,” Practo’s co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Sha...

23 April, 2015 |More »


Zomato embeds Uber button to its own app for hailing cabs to reach restaurants

Restaurant and event-listing site Zomato.com, owned and operated by Gurgaon-based Zomato Media Pvt Ltd, has entered into a partnership with Uber Technologies Inc (Uber) to enable users to book cabs to the restaurant they are planning to eat at, right from its own app. The feature has gone live for Z...

23 April, 2015 |More »


Cloud solutions firm 8K Miles buys mobile application developer Cintel for $3.75M

Cloud solutions provider 8K Miles Software Services Ltd has acquired Cintel Systems Inc, a US-based mobile application development and services company. 8K Miles, headquartered in San Francisco Bay Area, is a public listed firm in the country with operational base in Chennai. Under the deal, it has ...

22 April, 2015 |More »


India becomes top market with 40M users for instant messaging service Viber

Instant messaging player Viber has crossed 40 million user mark in India — its largest userbase globally. “We have crossed 40 million registered users, and India is now our biggest market. It’s a key milestone for us and this is a clear sign of the surging popularity of the platfor...

22 April, 2015 |More »


Zomato rolls out online ordering of food in updated app, to allow cash-less payments at restaurants

Gurgaon-based Zomato Media Pvt Ltd, the company behind popular restaurant listing and review site Zomato.com, has entered the online ordering space as a mobile-only offering. Its updated version of mobile app comes integrated with a meal ordering option. The service has gone live with 1,000 restaura...

21 April, 2015 |More »


Cleartrip unveils app to run on Apple’s smartwatch

Online travel services firm Cleartrip has launched its app on the newly released Apple Watch, thus becoming arguably the first known Indian Online Travel Agency (OTA) to release an app for Apple’s smartwatch. Cleartrip’s app for Apple Watch can be enabled through the Watch app on the iPhone....

21 April, 2015 |More »


One97 to enter e-grocery with new app Zip

One97 Communications Ltd, which runs a mobile payments, recharges and mobile-first e-commerce marketplace Paytm, is floating a new app named Zip to connect users to both local offline as well as online grocers. This will mark the second such consumer facing product for One97 which currently operates...

20 April, 2015 |More »


YouWeCan backs startup behind mobile marketplace for beauty & wellness services Vyomo

YouWeCan Ventures, a new early-stage venture fund floated by cricketer Yuvraj Singh, has made its debut investment by investing an undisclosed amount in a startup currently building its apps for a mobile marketplace for beauty and wellness services under the brand Vyomo , it said on Monday. The st...

20 April, 2015 |More »


Cricket World Cup breaks digital viewership records, sets stage for ad spending to shift to apps

With 14 million downloads and a combined audience of 87 million unique users between Starsports.com website and its Hotstar app, it appears India’s sports-viewing has quietly turned the corner when it comes to digital usage. “Success in the last two months has given us confidence that India is...

17 April, 2015 |More »