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Uber adds $1B more to its $1.8B Series E round

Global online cab hailing service Uber Technologies Inc has increased the size of its Series E round of venture financing by $1 billion, according to a New York Times report citing regulatory filings by the firm. The development, which was confirmed by the company spokesperson, takes the total fundi...

19 February, 2015 |More »

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Mobile messaging concierge service Haptik claims to be processing 1M messages per month

Traditional customer service included an automated call machine and a series of dialer notes. This was followed by a not-so-qualified customer care executive who more often than not did not manage to solve a problem and ticked them off. This prompted Haptik to give it a makeover through its WhatsApp...

18 February, 2015 |More »

Ashish Agrawal

Micromax appoints Ashish Agrawal as its CTO

Home-grown handset and tablet manufacturer Micromax Informatics Ltd has appointed Ashish Agrawal as its chief technology officer (CTO). In his new role, Agrawal will lead the technology initiatives for the company. He will also be responsible for defining the vision and the direction of software ser...

16 February, 2015 |More »

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IIT dropouts’ mobile news curator News In Shorts raises $4M from Tiger Global, others

Delhi-based ADA News in Shorts Pvt Ltd, owner of News in Shorts, a mobile-based service that aggregates news stories from across the globe, has raised $4 million (Rs 25 crore) in Series A round of funding led by Tiger Global with participation from Rebright Partners of Japan and existing investors S...

16 February, 2015 |More »

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Eros to buy mobile VAS venture Techzone through all-stock deal

Mumbai-based film studio and digital entertainment firm Eros International Media Pvt Ltd plans to execute its previously disclosed deal to buy Chennai-based mobile value added services (VAS) provider Universal Power Systems Pvt Ltd (UPSPL), which operates under the banner of Techzone, through an all...

13 February, 2015 |More »

Uber

Uber adds new safety feature for Indian customers on its Android app

Global online car hire service major Uber has added a new safety feature on its mobile app for Indian customers. Called ‘Send Status’, the feature allows users to send trip details such as driver name, photo, and vehicle license number, besides their location to up to five pre-selected contacts....

11 February, 2015 |More »

Spice

Spice Mobility sinks into Rs 223Cr net loss in Q2 due to impairment of goodwill in handset retail business

Spice Mobility Ltd (formerly S Mobility) has reported a net loss of Rs 223 crore during the second quarter ended December 31, 2014 compared to net profit of Rs 1 crore during the year-ago period. This was due to mounting losses in the handset retail business, the company said. It booked an exception...

11 February, 2015 |More »

Pockets

ICICI Bank launches digital wallet ‘Pockets’, what’s on offer?

ICICI Bank has launched a digital wallet that will allow its users to instantly send money to any e-mail id, mobile number, or Facebook friend, besides a bank account. Called ‘Pockets’, the wallet also enables users to pay bills, recharge mobiles numbers, book movie tickets, order food, send phy...

10 February, 2015 |More »

Micromax

Micromax appoints Shubhajit Sen as its CMO

Home-grown handset and tablet manufacturer Micromax Informatics Ltd has appointed Shubhajit Sen as its chief marketing officer (CMO). In his new role, Sen will lead all marketing efforts for the company across markets while strengthening the overall brand communication. He replaces Shubhodip Pal, wh...

10 February, 2015 |More »

CyberMedia-Research

Overall Indian mobile handsets shipments in CY 2014 touch 257M units, Samsung still leads the pack: CMR

India’s overall mobile handsets shipments in the calendar year (CY) 2014 stood at 257 million units, recording a year on year growth of 4 per cent over CY 2013. The third quarter of 2014 proved to be the peak quarter in terms of sales, accounting for 28 per cent of all mobile phones sold in [...]...

9 February, 2015 |More »