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Exclusive: Former Flipkart CPO Punit Soni invests in Innov8

Friday, October 14, 2016 | More »

Punit Soni
Former Flipkart chief product officer (CPO) Punit Soni has invested an undisclosed amount of capital in Innov8, a sector agnostic co-working space. Innov8 is one of the three Indian companies selected by Y Combinator, a famous Silicon Valley incubator, for its summer batch of 2016. The other two sta...

Kavin Bharti Mittal

We’re going to be playing an entirely different ball game in 2017, says Hike’s Kavin Bharti Mittal

Having entered the coveted $1-billion-club of startups in India, Kavin Bharti Mittal is more confident than ever about the success of his four-year-old startup Hike. In August, the messaging app raised $175 million (Rs 1,170 crore) from China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd, Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology G...

7 October, 2016 | More »

Google Allo

Google Allo: Is it designed for India?

Google Allo was launched in September and in just 10 days it has crossed the 5 million downloads mark on Play Store. Google Allo is a messaging app, which competes with the likes of Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and iMessage. The main difference is that Allo comes with some machine learning built in,...

30 September, 2016 | More »


Google Allo launched; can it beat WhatsApp, iMessage?

The much awaited Goggle Allo has finally been launched. Giving stiff competition to its existing competitors – WhatsApp, iMessenger and Facebook Messenger, what differentiates Allo is its ‘smart’ abilities. Google Allo promises to make your life smarter and simpler with features that stand out...

21 September, 2016 | More »


Gasping to stay in the game, Yahoo Messenger adds video sharing feature

Yahoo! Inc. has announced a new feature that will allow users of its Messenger chat service to share videos, in the latest attempt to claw back lost ground in an intensely competitive market dominated by the likes of Facebook and Google. The new feature comes after Yahoo’s long run as an independe...

20 September, 2016 | More »


WhatsApp to share user data with Facebook

Popular messaging app WhatsApp Inc. has decided to share some data of its users with its parent, the social networking site Facebook Inc., in a move that may stoke privacy concerns. The decision to update WhatsApp’s privacy policy for the first time in four years is part of plans to test ways for ...

25 August, 2016 | More »


Messaging app Line jumps in stock market debut

Japanese messaging app Line Corp’s shares surged after listing on the New York and Tokyo stock exchange after the biggest initial public offering by a tech company this year. Shares of the WhatsApp rival began trading in Tokyo on Friday morning at 4,900 yen ($46.1) apiece, 48% higher than the ...

15 July, 2016 | More »


WhatsApp co-founder backs car tracking solutions firm Trak N Tell

Trak N Tell, a car tracking telematics solutions provider, has raised funding in a Series A round led by WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton. The Economic Times reported the development citing the company’s CEO Pranshu Gupta. Trak N Tell is Acton’s first investment in India. The report said ...

11 July, 2016 | More »


How the nanu app seeks to change the Internet telephony game in India

Telecom operators in India have been at loggerheads with over-the-top (OTT) players such as WhatsApp, Viber and Skype saying these apps hurt their revenue and use for free the data that the phone companies paid for. Consumers have lapped up these apps to send messages, though rarely for voice calls ...

7 July, 2016 | More »


Supreme Court dismisses petition seeking ban on WhatsApp

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking a ban on messaging app WhatsApp. A public interest litigation (PIL) filed by a Haryana-based Right to Information (RTI) activist Sudhir Yadav had claimed that WhatsApp and other messaging apps were helping terrorists by encrypting the messa...

29 June, 2016 | More »

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