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Times Internet in marketing and investment pact with cab hailing app Uber

Times Internet Ltd, the digital arm of the Times of India Group, and global online cab hailing service Uber Technologies Inc have inked a commercial marketing partnership which also includes a small undisclosed investment to facilitate Uber’s expansion in India, the two firms said on Monday. A...

23 March, 2015 |More »

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Jobs search & resume building app Super Jobs acqui-hires m-commerce enabler Crunch Commerce

Mumbai-based Super Jobs Pvt Ltd, the company behind jobs search and resume building app under the same brand, has acqui-hired mobile commerce enabling firm Crunch Commerce Inc., as per a company statement. As part of the deal, Dayson Pais, founder of Crunch, along with his entire team, has joined ...

23 March, 2015 |More »

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mPOS startup Mosambee raises Series B round from Rajasthan Venture Capital & SIDBI VC

Mumbai-based Synergistic Financial Networks Pvt Ltd, which runs Mosambee, an mPOS solution provider, has raised an undisclosed amount in its Series B round of funding from existing investors Rajasthan Venture Capital Fund (RVCF) and SIDBI Venture Capital Ltd. “RVCF and SIDBI will invest in two...

23 March, 2015 |More »

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Cab booking service Ola diversifies to add a mobile-only food ordering option

Online cab booking service Ola (formerly Olacabs), run by Mumbai-based ANI Technologies Pvt Ltd, has expanded its business area by adding a location-based online food delivery option under Ola Cafe. Unlike its core business, where one can book a cab ride through the web or through the mobile app, th...

20 March, 2015 |More »

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Flipkart shuts mobile version of website, pushes apps to become mobile-first platform

India’s largest e-commerce venture Flipkart has shut its mobile version of its website with users now being redirected to apps stores of iOS and Google Play for downloading the mobile apps. The news was first reported by Mint, which added, citing unnamed sources, that Flipkart may also shut its we...

20 March, 2015 |More »

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Address-exchange messenger app wWhere raises $100K in angel funding

Ahmedabad-based Apps wWhere Software Pvt Ltd—which is behind wWhere, an app that helps users exchange location details—has raised $100,000 (about Rs 62.6 lakh) from Ashim Mehra, vice president of New York-based Baron Capital; and Anunay Gupta, co-founder of Marketelligent (acquired by data gian...

19 March, 2015 |More »

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Facebook adds P2P mobile money transfer feature to its messenger service

Facebook has added a person-to-person (P2P) mobile money transfer feature to its messenger service. According to a TechCrunch report, users will be able to see a ‘$’ button in their messenger message composer, next to the options to send a photo or sticker. When they tap it, Facebook will ask th...

19 March, 2015 |More »

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LG launches octa-core G Flex 2 phablet with 5.5 inch curved display for Rs 55,000 in India

After unveiling the same at the Consumers Electronic Show (CES) 2015 in Jan this year, LG Electronics has now launched G Flex 2 phablet in the Indian market. A successor to the original G Flex, the first device from the company to sport a curved display, the phablet sports a slightly smaller 5.5 inc...

18 March, 2015 |More »

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Ratan Tata backs Paytm parent One97 Communications

Ratan Tata, former chief of Tata Group and currently chairman emeritus of group’s holding company Tata Sons, has invested an undisclosed amount in Noida-headquartered mobile internet firm One97 Communications Ltd, which runs m-com and virtual wallet property Paytm, the company said in a release. A...

13 March, 2015 |More »

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Digital medical journal Daily Rounds raises $500K from Kae, Beenos chief and GSF

Bangalore-based and US-incorporated startup Daily Rounds Inc, which runs a digital medical journal aimed at doctors under the Daily Rounds brand, has raised $500,000 (Rs 3.1 crore) in seed round of funding from early stage VC firm Kae Capital, Japanese internet investor Teruhide Sato (founder of Bee...

13 March, 2015 |More »