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Photo recognition app Snowloop selected for Facebook’s FbStart

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Photo recognition app Snowloop has been selected by Facebook for its FbStart programme, the co-founder of the company told TechCircle.in. The programme is aimed at developers in early-stage mobile-focused startups to help them build and develop their apps. As part of FbStart, Snowloop will receive c...

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Facebook selects three more Indian startups for FbStart programme

Facebook has picked three more Indian startups namely rental platform SimplyMoveIn, skill-based networking app Skillmate, and social platform for investors and traders Talkoot – for its early-stage startup mentorship programme, FbStart. The startups will receive credits up to $40,000 and free tool...

2 January, 2017 | More »

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Entertainment content aggregator app Flickstree selected for FbStart programme

Flickstree, a content discovery platform that curates and aggregates content available on the web, has been selected for Facebook’s FbStart programme, which is designed to help early-stage mobile startups build and grow their apps. The app uses a proprietary self-learning engine to understand user...

21 December, 2016 | More »

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Dating startup Heartonnect selected for Facebook’s FbStart programme

Dating app Heartonnect, operated by Trigbug, has been selected by Facebook for its FbStart programme. Heartonnect has partnered with Trigbug, a Mumbai-based IT and marketing consultancy firm, to develop its app and software. The programme is aimed at developers in early-stage mobile-focused startups...

21 December, 2016 | More »

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Facebook Messenger introduces group video chat on iOS, Android & web platforms

Social networking giant Facebook Inc has rolled out group video chat on Messenger for Android, iOS and web platforms the world over, starting Tuesday. Facebook Messenger users will be able to see up to six people at a time but up to 50 people can join in the conversation via voice or camera, the com...

21 December, 2016 | More »

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Ed-tech startup Byju’s raises $15 mn from IFC

Ed-tech startup Byju’s has raised $15 million from International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank’s private-sector investment arm. VCCircle had first reported in July that Byju’s was close to raising between $25 million and $50 million for international expansion, and had named IFC as...

20 December, 2016 | More »

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With Snapchat as focus, Facebook Messenger launches camera

Facebook’s standalone messaging app has introduced a front and rear camera that comes packed with many features once pioneered by its rival Snapchat. The new camera lets users add stickers, emojis, real-time masks and Prisma-like filters among other features. The new feature will be rolled out glo...

16 December, 2016 | More »

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Instagram reaches 600 million monthly active users

Instagram has reached 600 million monthly active users, adding its latest 100 million users faster than ever before, the company said in its official blog on Thursday. Instagram’s user base has doubled in size from 300 million monthly users to 600 million monthly users in just two years. The o...

16 December, 2016 | More »

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Facebook shortlists ed-tech startup XPrep for FbStart programme

Tutor enablement platform XPrep, run by Epsilon Eduventures Pvt. Ltd, has been selected by Facebook Inc. for its FbStart programme. The programme, aimed at developers, is designed to help early-stage mobile-focused startups build and grow their apps. Under the programme, the company will receive $40...

13 December, 2016 | More »

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Fashion app Wooplr secures funding from Facebook’s Anand Chandrasekaran

Wooplr Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs a fashion discovery app for women, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Facebook executive Anand Chandrasekaran. Chandrasekaran has come in as an individual investor in the round that was recently closed with Astarc Ventures, Arjun Zacharia, chief...

12 December, 2016 | More »

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