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India to have largest base of Facebook users on mobile by 2017: Report

India will surpass the US to lead the global tally of the largest Facebook userbase on mobile by 2017, market research firm eMarketer said in a report. According to the report, nearly 1 billion users worldwide will access the popular social network through their mobilephones at least once each month...

22 January, 2015 |More »

Knit

Excl: Student startup behind communication app for schools Knit raises seed funding

Mumbai-based Trumplab Edusolutions Pvt Ltd, the company behind communication app for schools Knit, has raised an undisclosed amount from a group of angel investors including Rohit Jain of Mexus Education and Amit Rambhia of Vardhaman Technologies, according to a top executive of the company. The co...

21 January, 2015 |More »

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Twitter acquiring VC-backed mobile marketing & customer engagement platform ZipDial

Twitter is acquiring multiple venture capital firms-backed ZipDial Mobile Solutions Pvt Ltd, which runs a missed call-based customer engagement platform ZipDial, for an undisclosed amount. This marks its first acquisition in India and adds up to the list of deals where international firms have snapp...

20 January, 2015 |More »

Google

Google Maps launches voice-based lane guidance feature for 20 cities in India

Within a month of introducing the feature across Europe, Google Maps has now launched voice-based lane guidance in India. Using the feature, people will now be able to see and hear voice-guided instructions signalling which lane they should stay in or move to while in navigation mode. As of now, the...

16 January, 2015 |More »

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After buying Dhingana, music streaming venture Rdio enters India; offers ad-free subscriptions

San Francisco-based digital music service Rdio, which had acquired Indian social music streaming venture Dhingana in March last year, has forayed into India. Rdio claims that it offers over 32 million songs in 43 languages from global, regional and local labels that include T-Series, Yash Raj, Sony ...

15 January, 2015 |More »

Mygola

Why Mygola pivoted for the second time to mobile-only travel tech startup focusing on local to-dos

Bangalore and US-based travel tech startup Mygola Inc quietly pivoted for the second time last year to focus on creating last-minute, in-destination to-do list and even book them, all through the mobile. We caught up with the team at Mygola to figure out what went behind the decision and how are the...

15 January, 2015 |More »

WizIQ

WizIQ launches mobile app to offer live interactive classes on the go

Online education platform WizIQ, owned and operated by Mohali-based authorGEN Technologies Pvt Ltd, has launched a mobile app that enables educators to deliver live, interactive classes via smartphones. Called ‘WizIQ Live Mobile Learning Platform’, the cloud-based platform extends learning beyon...

15 January, 2015 |More »

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A sneak-peek at the 25 mobile startups shortlisted by IndiaQuotient for funding

Mumbai-based VC firm IndiaQuotient (IQ) has shortlisted 25 startups for funding as part of its #MobileIQ programme, which aims to provide initial funding to early-stage mobile ventures. The free-of-cost event is focused on identifying startups that build products for masses beyond barriers like inte...

14 January, 2015 |More »

Bhavin Turakhia

Bhavin Turakhia wants to disrupt international voice calls with new app Ringo that works without internet

Bhavin Turakhia, founder and CEO of Directi Group, a part of which was acquired by US-based Endurance International Group last year, has launched an international calling app, Ringo that functions without internet connection. Run by Riva FZC, a startup Turakhia founded last year, Ringo is the second...

13 January, 2015 |More »

Walletkit

Excl: 500 Startups-backed Walletkit pivoting from mobile wallets enabler to launch messaging app

Chennai and San Francisco-based Walletkit Inc is pivoting from its existing core product which is a SaaS-based platform enabling businesses to design and deliver digital passes and tickets for mobile wallets. The firm is now working on a messaging platform. The existing product helped businesses des...

13 January, 2015 |More »