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WhatsApp dumps annual subscription fee

WhatsApp, the world’s most popular mobile messenger service with over 900 million active users a month, has decided to drop its annual subscription service. “For many years, we’ve asked some people to pay a fee for using WhatsApp after their first year. As we’ve grown, weR...

19 January, 2016 | More »

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Ola hires former Microsoft exec Raghuvesh Sarup as CMO

Ola, the country’s largest cab aggregator, has named former Microsoft India executive Raghuvesh Sarup its first chief marketing officer to bolster its top management. Sarup will join Ola, run by Mumbai-based ANI Technologies Pvt Ltd, in February. He will be part of Ola’s core leadership team wit...

18 January, 2016 | More »

Uber

Uber ties up with Airbus for on-demand helicopter rides

Uber Technologies Inc will partner with Airbus to launch a pilot project this week to provide on-demand flights with the aerospace giant’s helicopters, a top Airbus executive has said. California-based Uber has said that it will be partnering with France-based Airbus on a test programme to pro...

18 January, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Instant content transfer app Plick.it raises angel funding

New Age Networks Pvt Ltd, which runs instant content transfer app Plick.it, has secured an undisclosed amount in seed funding from angel investor Sanjay Mehta. The Mumbai-based startup will use the money raised to develop its offerings for multiple browsers and operating systems, besides upgrading ...

15 January, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: IAN’s Abhinav Mathur backs recruitment app Jobick

Indian Angel Network (IAN) member and angel investor Abhinav Mathur has backed Noida-based Talentiser Labs that runs recruitment app Jobick with an undisclosed round of seed funding. Mathur stepped down from his position as chief strategy and technology officer of BK Modi-promoted Spice Global in Ju...

15 January, 2016 | More »

Jugnoo offers auto-rickshaw aggregation service in 22 cities

Exclusive: Jugnoo close to Series C funding round

SoCoMo Technologies Pvt Ltd, which runs on-demand delivery services and urban transport aggregator startup Jugnoo, is in advanced talks to raise its Series C round of funding that would give it a medium term investment runway to expand its business. Samar Singla, co-founder and CEO, Jugnoo told Tech...

15 January, 2016 | More »

Fitso

Social fitness app Fitso gets $200K from Jugnoo CEO, others

Fitso, a social networking app that connects users with similar fitness-related interests, has secured $200,000 (around Rs 1.3 crore) in angel funding from Varun Khurana, former CTO of Grofers, Samar Singla, CEO of Jugnoo and Vinay Bansal, CFO of Wildcraft. Gurgaon-based Jogo Technologies Pvt Ltd, w...

15 January, 2016 | More »

Mobile wallets aim to capture offline market

Outlook 2016: Offline merchants, credit services to be key for mobile wallet business

The year gone by saw payment companies driving transactions through discounts and incentives on their mobile wallets. While Paytm, the biggest player in this segment, claimed that it had notched up more than 100 million users last year, rivals Mobikwik, Citrus and PayUMoney have also witnessed a sur...

14 January, 2016 | More »

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Zapr raises funding from Flipkart, Micromax and others

Red Brick Lane Marketing Solutions Pvt Ltd, which runs media-tech startup ZAPR, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding led by Flipkart, with participation from Saavn and Micromax and Mu Sigma co-founders – Dhiraj Rajaram and Ambiga Dhiraj. This round also saw participation from existing i...

14 January, 2016 | More »

Zomato

Zomato starts table reservations with Book

Restaurant discovery and food ordering venture Zomato will now allow users to book restaurant tables online. The company has launched Zomato Book, its new platform for table bookings, in about 500 restaurants across 21 cities globally, it said in a statement. The feature has been incorporated in the...

14 January, 2016 | More »