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Airtel unveils carrier agnostic movie streaming app Wynk Movies

Bharti Airtel today announced the commercial launch of 4G services in 296 towns across India after testing the market in select cities. The telecom company launched first 4G network in India in Kolkata in April 2012. “Now, customers across the country will be able to experience high speed wire...

6 August, 2015 | More »

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Ola moves to merge TaxiForSure, to migrate users in 22 cities to own app

TaxiForSure will migrate to Ola in cities like Hubli-Dharwad, Kochi, Lucknow, Patna and Visakhapatnam among others to serve customers in a better way. “Everybody needs to change with the times, and we are doing the same. TaxiForSure is migrating to Ola in your city and now we can serve you bet...

5 August, 2015 | More »

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Mobile analytics startup WizRocket raises $8M from Sequoia, Accel

Mobile analytics and marketing startup WizRocket, run by Mumbai-headquartered WizRocket Technologies Pvt Ltd, has raised $8 million in a fresh round of funding from Sequoia Capital India and existing investor Accel Partners. The funds will be utilised by WizRocket to grow its ‘prescriptive eng...

4 August, 2015 | More »

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Sequoia-backed food tech startup Faasos joins the ‘app-only’ brigade, to stop website transactions

Quick service restaurant (QSR) and delivery chain Faasos has joined the likes of Myntra and Ola to go app-only for transactions. Starting this month, the Sequoia Capital-backed Faasos will take orders and facilitate transactions only through its mobile app, Revant Bhate, co-founder and marketing h...

4 August, 2015 | More »

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Amazon-backed QwikCilver merges GiftBig with newly launched online gift store Woohoo.in for mobile first play

GiftBig.com, run by Bangalore-based QwikCilver Solutions Pvt Ltd, has been re-branded to woohoo.in, as it seeks to morph into a mobile-first online gifting superstore for consumers. “The (new) platform offers a mobile gifting experience with a wide range of gifting options, instant gifting del...

4 August, 2015 | More »

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Bharti Airtel to buy digital payments enabler YTS; names Manish Khera as Airtel Money CEO

India’s largest cellular services provider Bharti Airtel Ltd is planning to acquire digital financial service provider YTS Solutions and has named Manish Khera, founder of the Mumbai-based company, as the chief executive officer of its wholly owned subsidiary Airtel M Commerce Services Ltd (AM...

3 August, 2015 | More »

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Discount app for restaurants Ressy raises $400K in seed funding from Eight Capital’s Vikram Chachra, others

Ressy, an app that provides last-minute deals and discounts at restaurants, has raised $400,000 (Rs 2.5 crore) in seed funding from Eight Capital’s founding partner Vikram Chachra and other investors, using the crowd funding platform LetsVenture. Mohandas Pai, chairman of Manipal Global Education ...

3 August, 2015 | More »

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Post pivot, personal assistant app Helpchat gets TaxiForSure’s Deena Jacob as CFO

Personal assistant app Helpchat, which is run by Coraza Technologies Pvt Ltd, has appointed TaxiForSure’s finance head Deena Jacob as chief financial officer. The company recently pivoted to become a chat-based personal assistant app and rebranded itself as Helpchat from Akosha.com, which used...

3 August, 2015 | More »

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Is India banning porn? 857 adult sites are inaccessible following DoT directive

India seems to have made 857 pornographic websites inaccessible following the Supreme Court’s concerns over the home ministry’s failure to block child porn. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) ordered the move under Section 79 of the Information Technology Act in a directive issue...

3 August, 2015 | More »

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Uber readies $1B war chest for India operations, targets 1M daily rides by 2016

Cab hailing startup Uber Technolgies Inc, one of the two most valued startups globally along with Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, is leaving no stone unturned to make India its biggest global playground and take on local competitor Ola. The San Francisco-based company is set to plough $1 billion in...

31 July, 2015 | More »