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    India Funding Roundup: Swiggy, Jugnoo, Industrybuying, DailyObjects, Indus OS, Tinystep, CashKaro, Collegedunia

    Funding activity seems to have increased in the week following the Startup India event, which saw the announcement of a Rs. 10,000-crore fund. The largest funding round in our latest roundup goes to a food delivery startup, apart from large funding rounds from Omidyar Network and Unilazer Ventures. Jugnoo Auto rickshaw aggregator Jugnoo has raised […]

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    Spotify Buys Music Social Network Apps Soundwave, Cord Project

    Spotify is stepping up the competition against Apple Music and major European rivals Deezer and Tidal with a pair of acquisitions aimed at making it easier to discover and share music with friends. The Swedish music-streaming service has acquired Dublin- based Soundwave, an app downloaded more than 1.5 million times, praised by Apple Inc. co-founder […]

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    Teewe-Maker Raises $3 Million Funding, to Enter Smartphone Market With Android-Based OS

    On the event of its latest funding round, Bengaluru-based Mango Man Consumer Electronics, the makers of HDMI media streaming device Teewe has re-branded itself Creo. The re-branding coincides with the launch of its proprietary Android OS on Thursday. The company launched its website Creosense.com and announced it had raised $3 million (roughly Rs. 20.3 crores) […]

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    Housing.com Secures Rs. 100 Crores in Fresh Funding From SoftBank

    Japan-based SoftBank has invested an additional Rs. 100 crores in Housing.com to drive the growth of the realty portal. Announcing the fresh funding, Mumbai-based Housing.com said that “it has secured a fresh round of funding from SoftBank, its largest investor”. “The new Rs. 100 crores infusion will well-capitalise the company to drive its new strategy […]

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    Hike Messenger Claims Over 100 Million Users

    Mobile messaging app Hike claimed on Thursday that it has over 100 million users on its platform, with a monthly messaging volume of over 40 billion messages. The company claimed that Hike has doubled the number of messages in five months, and has added over 30 million users since October 2015. “Hike has emerged as […]

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    Skype for Android Update Brings Call Scheduling and More

    Microsoft has rolled out an update for its Skype app on Android with new features that now lets users schedule Skype calls in Outlook. It also integrates Microsoft Office apps for Google’s platform. Although you could already schedule Skype calls using Outlook, users can schedule calls in Outlook using Skype. All you need to do […]

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    Apple to Open App Development Centre in Southern Italy

    US technology giant Apple will open a centre for developing apps in the southern Italian city of Naples, a move politicians welcomed as an opportunity to stimulate an economically depressed region. The iPhone maker said the facility, the first of its kind in Europe, would train aspiring mobile app software developers in a programme it […]

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    Google Rolls Out New, Detailed Weather Cards for Android

    Earlier this month Google, was spotted testing its revamped weather card in Google Now with limited Android users. The search giant has finally made the feature official with an announcement in a blog post on Thursday. “An unexpected snow or rainstorm can put a bit of a damper on your day, so to help keep […]

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    Dropbox for Windows 10 Released With Biometrics Support and More

    Microsoft on Thursday announced that Dropbox has released its universal Windows 10 app, adding that users can utilise Windows Hello biometrics feature to sign into their Dropbox account. Dropbox for Windows 10 offers several interesting features including the ability to allow a user to drag and drop files from Windows File Explorer to Dropbox app. […]

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    Hong Kong Uber Drivers Fined Over Licences

    Two Hong Kong Uber drivers were fined Friday after pleading guilty to driving without proper licences, the latest slap on the wrist for the global ride-sharing giant. The pair were among seven Uber drivers arrested in Hong Kong in an undercover police sting in August, as the burgeoning company encounters regulatory roadblocks around the world. […]

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    Amazon Steps Up Recruitment as It Expands in Europe

    Online retailer Amazon plans to create several thousand jobs in Europe in 2016, more than 2,500 of which will be in Britain, stepping up its expansion in the region, it said on Friday. The jobs form part of an investment by the US-based company to expand its warehouses and delivery network in Europe, its research […]