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Google launches YouTube Music app

Google parent Alphabet Inc has launched the long-awaited YouTube Music app that makes finding music on YouTube easier. The app, available on iOS and Android, allows users to find music videos, search for artists and play individual songs or albums. They can also quickly access and find music-related...

13 November, 2015 | More »


India tops Facebook’s world for restricted content

Facebook Inc restricts more content in India than the 92 other countries where it operates, the social media giant said in its bi-annual ‘Global Government Requests Report’. Content take-downs on Facebook India tripled in the first half of 2015 from a year earlier, triggered by government reques...

12 November, 2015 | More »


Chennai Angels invests $250K in gaming startup Octathorpe

Angel investment group The Chennai Angels has invested $250,000 (Rs 1.65 crore) in Octathorpe Web-Consultants Pvt Ltd, a Hyderabad-based company that makes mobile game apps and computer games. The company holds promise as Hitwicket, a cricket management game it has developed, has started making mone...

12 November, 2015 | More »


Music apps eye sound business

Last month the recorded version of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ made it to music application Saavn. Users of the app could now listen to the programme in 24 languages. Similarly, when Pakistan based singer Ghulam Ali was forced to cancel his concert...

12 November, 2015 | More »


Why Just Dial faced sales slowdown in Q2

Just Dial’s revenue growth slowed down in the second quarter ended September 30 as the company did not expand its sales team, VSS Mani, founder and CEO, told analysts. In the quarter gone by, the online local business search engine company was fixated with Search Plus, a new app that integrate...

10 November, 2015 | More »


Govt relaxes FDI norms for mobile TV; part of e-commerce

The government sought to assuage investors by easing norms for foreign direct investment (FDI) in a clutch of sectors, amid apprehensions that key pending reforms would be tougher to push through in the light of the state elections result in Bihar. Among the major changes include 100 per cent FDI in...

10 November, 2015 | More »


Flipkart does a u-turn on app-only strategy

Online retailer Flipkart has decided to move away from its strategy of going app-only. Instead, it has re-introduced its mobile website, which it had discontinued in March. The light web version, called Flipkart Lite, will provide app-like experience, according to a report by The Economic Times . Th...

10 November, 2015 | More »


How myREF app turns employees into talent scouts

“I’ve recommended you for a job in my company XYZ, to apply click on this particular link.” That’s the message mobile app myREF hopes to spread as it lends a helping hand to hassled HR managers trying to turn their employees into talent scouts. myREF, developed by former NIIT executives ...

10 November, 2015 | More »


On track to double revenue, Zomato’s Goyal tells analysts

Online restaurant listing and services company Zomato is on course to double revenue this financial year in line with investors’ expectations, co-founder and CEO Deepinder Goyal told analysts on Monday, just a week after warning employees the firm might fail to meet the sales target for 2015-1...

9 November, 2015 | More »


Airtel’s music streaming app Wynk hits 12M downloads

Wynk Music, Bharti Airtel’s carrier agnostic app for music streaming, claims to have crossed 12 million downloads within 14 months of its launch. Two-thirds of downloads were made by users who do not subscribe to Bharti Airtel’s mobile telephony services, the company said in a press statement. T...

9 November, 2015 | More »