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Hike: Revenue Rs 42 lakh in FY16, valuation $1.4 bn

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Kavin Bharti Mittal, founder, Hike
Hike Ltd, the messaging app operator that touched $1.4 billion in valuation last year, started earning revenue in 2015-16 but its bottom line worsened as it burnt more cash than ever. The four-year-old company reported revenue from operations of Rs 42.32 lakh for the year through March 2016, accordi...

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WhatsApp disabled on older Android, iOS & Windows devices

Facebook-owned WhatsApp messaging app has stopped functioning for those using older smartphones, according to several media reports including PTI. The messaging service will no longer support iPhones running on 3GS or iOS 6 versions, any Android tablet or phone running Android 2.1 or 2.2 as well as ...

3 January, 2017 | More »

Kavin Bharti Mittal, Founder, Hike

Flashback 2016: Hike’s Kavin Mittal takes the fast lane to success

For Kavin Bharti Mittal, the 29-year-old founder and chief executive of instant messaging app Hike, 2016 will go down as a milestone year. For, this is the year when the four-year-old startup joined the coveted group of young firms that are valued at least $1 billion. Hike became only the 10th start...

28 December, 2016 | More »

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WhatsApp testing feature to revoke, edit sent messages

It will soon be possible to revoke or edit sent messages in WhatsApp. In its latest beta version of the app, instant messaging app WhatsApp is testing this ability though it will have to be turned on manually. The feature is available in WhatsApp’s iPhone beta version for now. The news was fir...

19 December, 2016 | More »

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Google Allo to converse in Hindi

Google’s newly launched messaging app Allo, which has an in-built personal assistant, will now be available in Hindi as the company tries hard to woo its Indian users. India has the highest number of Allo users globally and the country is turning out to be an important market for the company. Goog...

6 December, 2016 | More »

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WhatsApp rolls out two new features

Instant messaging platform WhatsApp is now facing stiff competition with the likes of Google Allo, Snapchat and Hike adding new features to its interface. To stay relevant WhatsApp has introduced two new features—video streaming and animated GIF support for all its users in its latest update. The ...

6 December, 2016 | More »

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WhatsApp to withdraw support from millions of devices by year-end

Facebook-owned WhatsApp recently announced in a blogpost that the messaging platform would no longer be functional on older devices and operating systems as early as the end of this year. The announcement comes after WhatsApp earlier this year said that it would pull out of providing support for old...

5 December, 2016 | More »

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WhatsApp unveils video calling feature in India; launches it in 180 countries

Instant messaging service WhatsApp rolled out its video calling feature at an event in India on Monday and the feature would be available in 180 countries within hours of the launch, said a company statement. WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum said in a statement, “’Video calling is one of the mo...

15 November, 2016 | More »

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Companies can’t have long-term life without digital roadmap: Ram Charan

Every company that has a vision needs to be digitised because there is no long-term life without a digital roadmap, says renowned coach, speaker and author Ram Charan. And, for being relevant in the digital age, more investments are needed in technologies than focus on cheaper costs. In an exclusive...

9 November, 2016 | More »

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WhatsApp testing Snapchat-like status feature

Instant messaging platform WhatsApp is now facing stiff competition with the likes of Google Allo, Snapchat and Hike adding new features to its interface. To stay relevant WhatsApp is testing a new interface with the status updates tab. WhatsApp’s new feature will allow users to send images to its...

4 November, 2016 | More »

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