• ALL DEALS
    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) […]

  • NEWS
    Google Unveils Virtual Tour of Buckingham Palace

    Web surfers will be able to peek into the gilded interiors of Queen Elizabeth II’s home in a new virtual reality tour launched by Google on Wednesday. Buckingham Palace, the queen’s primary residence, has opened its doors to the tech giant for 360-degree photos of some of its richly-decorated rooms. The tour can be viewed […]

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    Mozilla Co-Founder Brendan Eich Unveils Ad-Blocking Browser ‘Brave’

    Brave Software, a startup spearheaded by Mozilla co-founder and former CEO Brendan Eich – also known as the creator of JavaScript, has launched an early version of a new Web browser. The browser blocks intrusive advertisements, the kinds that slow the performance and the loading speed of a website. It also restricts the loading of […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Google Chrome to Soon Get Faster and Less Resource Intensive With Brotli

    If you think Google Chrome doesn’t load webpages fast enough for you, that could change soon. Google’s flagship Web browser will soon implement Brotli, a new algorithm that offers better compression, leading to lighter webpages and faster loading. You can test the feature on a Chrome beta build available via the Canary channel. Ilya Grigorik, […]

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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 […]

  • NEWS
    FreeCharge Partners MasterCard, Yes Bank to Launch Virtual Card

    Mobile wallet player FreeCharge has launched its new virtual card ‘FreeCharge Go’, in partnership with Yes Bank and powered by MasterCard. The integration is now live, and enables universal payments of its app online and offline through a prepaid virtual card, which can be activated in a few seconds, the company said. (Also read: FreeCharge […]

  • NEWS
    GM Unites Car-Sharing Services Under New Brand ‘Maven’

    The final destination is a mystery, but General Motors is taking another step on its fast-moving journey into new ways of getting around. The company on Thursday announced that it’s formed a brand called “Maven” that will run its car-sharing ventures, including a new one that will begin competing with ZipCar next month in Ann […]

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    Uber Could Double Investment in India if Returns Are Good, Says CEO

    Uber could double its current committed investment of $1 billion in India if it sees more than five times the return, its co-founder and chief executive Travis Kalanick said today. “If we see five times the return on our spending, we would spend $2 billion (roughly Rs. 13,600 crores) instead of $1 billion (roughly Rs. […]