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Exclusive: Mobile games developer Nazara may tap public market

Mobile games developer Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd that had hit the road to raise private equity funding a year ago is now reviewing its plan and may opt for a public market listing, Nitish Mittersain, founder and managing director of the firm told Techcircle. He said if the firm decides to move ah...

15 November, 2016 | More »

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WhatsApp unveils video calling feature in India; launches it in 180 countries

Instant messaging service WhatsApp rolled out its video calling feature at an event in India on Monday and the feature would be available in 180 countries within hours of the launch, said a company statement. WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum said in a statement, “’Video calling is one of the mo...

15 November, 2016 | More »

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PlaySimple raises $4 mn from SAIF Partners, IDG Ventures

Bengaluru-based mobile gaming startup PlaySimple Games Pvt. Ltd has secured $4 million (nearly Rs 27 crore) in a Series A round led by SAIF Partners and IDG Ventures India. The startup will use the funds to develop new games, develop its team and on marketing campaigns, according to media reports on...

15 November, 2016 | More »

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India smartphone shipments climb 11% in July-September: IDC

Smartphone shipments in India grew 11 per cent to 32.3 million smartphones in July-September quarter compared to the year-ago period, driven by distributors gearing up for festive season and online sales, research firm IDC today said. This is the first time that smartphone shipment has crossed the 3...

15 November, 2016 | More »

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Facebook launches Flash in third attempt to quash Snapchat

Social media giant Facebook Inc. has been relentlessly trying to takeover Instagram’s market share. It has either been launching competitive products or simply buying them out. In its third attempt, Facebook has launched Flash, the new standalone app has Instagram’s short-lived photo and video m...

11 November, 2016 | More »

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Instagram emulates Facebook Live, to launch video feature Go Insta

Facebook-owned photo sharing app Instagram is all set to launch ‘Go Insta’, a live video service similar to that of Facebook Live. ‘Live is really exciting for us. It can enhance what we are doing. If I am trying to strengthen relationships with someone I love, then streaming video would b...

11 November, 2016 | More »

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Mobile payments startup ToneTag raises funding

Naffa Innovations Pvt. Ltd, a mobile payments company which operates ToneTag, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from a list of investors, said a report published on Thursday in Livemint.com. The investors include Arun Seth, Nasscom foundation trustee; T V Mohandas Pai, Manipal Global Educa...

10 November, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Diabetes management app Life in Control raises funding

Curo Healthcare Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs a digital diabetes management programme under the brand Life in Control, has raised funding from US-based venture capital firm RoundGlass Partners, a person privy to the development told Techcircle. Amitabh Nagpal, the co-founder of Life in Control, ...

10 November, 2016 | More »

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Five Indian chatbots that are changing the game

Chatting robots or chatbots are slowly but steadily entering our lives. From booking flights or bus tickets to getting the most appropriate insurance plan, chatbots are changing the game of getting things done by simply using a messaging app. A host of ventures are emerging to help make life easier ...

9 November, 2016 | More »

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Uber’s UK-based rival Karhoo shuts shop

London-headquartered Karhoo Technologies Ltd, which runs taxi app Karhoo announced on Tuesday that they are shutting down operations because of a fund crunch. The startup, which started operations just six months ago had raised $250 million and hired 120 people to take on the world’s largest cab-h...

9 November, 2016 | More »