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Logistics tech startup Locanix raises funding

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 | More »

Software-as-a-service (SaaS) based logistics tech startup Locanix has raised Rs 2 crore (around $300,000) from a group of investors including senior executives from Cisco and Goldman Sachs. The Ahmedabad-based startup will use the funds to scale its operations, The Economic Times reported. Queries s...


Public transport vehicles in major cities to compulsorily have GPS by Feb 20

The central government has set a deadline of Feb 20, 2014 for public transport vehicles including buses and auto rickshaws from major Indian cities (with a population of over 10 lakh) to install Global Positioning System (GPS) devices in them. The government had earlier asked public transport provid...

10 February, 2014 | More »


GPS app Waze starts to tap into location-based ads

Mobile satellite navigation startup Waze launched a global advertising platform on Wednesday, targeting its 30 million users based on their location. Waze, founded in 2009 in Israel, uses satellite signals from members’ smartphones to generate maps and traffic data, which it then shares with...

7 November, 2012 | More »

New device powers gadgets through walking

British scientists have built a novel device that converts body movement into electricity capable of powering small gadgets such as GPS trackers. The device, unveiled this week in the July issue of the journal Smart Materials and Structures, is designed to be worn on the knee and harnesses the energ...

15 June, 2012 | More »

Olacabs launches mobile app for Android platform; iOS, BlackBerry apps to follow

Mumbai-based startup ANI Technologies Pvt Ltd, which runs an online marketplace for cabs and car rental services under the brand Olacabs, has launched a mobile application (by the same name) for the android platform to book and monitor cabs. The company already has a Web app for the same. Olacabs cl...

13 June, 2012 | More »

App Designed To Help Parents Find Missing Children

It’s a parent’s worst nightmare. Their child doesn’t come home one evening and is missing for several days. When a 14-year-old boy from Atlanta, Georgia disappeared earlier this year, his mother turned to her smartphone for clues using an app called Family Tracker that helped track...

8 May, 2012 | More »

Lug Loc Aims To Keep Track Of Luggage

Know that sinking feeling – the luggage carousel comes around, but your suitcase is not on it? About 30m bags are lost every year on international flights – at a cost to airlines of $3.65bn, says Nicolás Keglevich, who this week launched a device the size of a mobile phone, which he says will r...

30 March, 2012 | More »

‘Big Brother’ Takes The Wheel

My wife uses it a lot to check where I am,” says Milan Patel, only half joking, as we negotiate the back streets of Southwark, south-east London in his jet-black Mercedes. Mr Patel is demonstrating what it is like to drive with an on-board gizmo that tracks not only where he drives, but how he [&h...

17 January, 2012 | More »

GETIT Launches Local Search App For iPhones In India

Local information search service pioneer GETIT Infoservices has launched local search application for iPhone users in India. This new application makes it easier for you to search for your favourite pizza or multiplex by providing access to search information anytime and anywhere on your iPhone. The...

10 August, 2011 | More »

SatNav’s Maps To Be Installed In Autos; Govt Authorises Tracking

The Indian government has authorised autorickshaws in the national capital to install GPS devices for tracking. Sequoia Capital funded GIS firm SatNav Technologies is part of a consortium that will deliver the technology to the autorickshaws. According to the Telegraph, the GPS devices will be inst...

6 July, 2011 | More »

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