Clash of Clans Maker Supercell Claims 100 Million Daily Active Users

    The maker of the Clash of Clans mobile game, Supercell, says its pre-tax profit last year grew more than 60 percent to EUR 838 million ($964 million or roughly Rs. 6,453 crores) while revenue surged a third to 2.1 billion euros. CEO Ilkka Paananen said Wednesday they were proud of the success but acknowledged that […]

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    Pokemon Invade Stardew Valley With This Mod

    Stardew Valley, an indie farming simulation role-playing game released last month, seems to have taken a liking with the modding community, especially fans of Pokemon. Pokédew Valley – Pokemon meets Stardew Valley, you guessed it – is an umbrella thread for all of the community’s efforts grouped into a single page, and helps you convert […]

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    Nintendo’s Miitomo Hits Japan on March 17

    Miitomo, Nintendo’s first mobile app, will launch in Japan on Thursday next week, the companyannounced via Twitter on Friday morning. (Also see: Nintendo Ignores India, Most of the World for Miitomo App Registration) The “free-to-start” app – which translates to inclusion of in-app purchases – will let you create an avatar through which you can […]

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    Tracxn secures funding from Ratan Tata

    Tracxn provides information on start-ups to over 6,000 clients across India, the US, the Middle East, South-East Asia and Europe, and claims to sign up at least one new client every day. Tracxn Technologies Pvt. Ltd, a data analytics company that tracks start-ups, has secured funding from Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of Tata Sons Ltd, […]

    Home services startups switch to subscription based business model

    Home services company Gapoon would like to have 25% of his customers on its subscription model, which will offer monthly, quarterly, half yearly and annual packages. Bengaluru: Gapoon Online Consumer Services Pvt. Ltd, a home services company, will launch a subscription model for services such as home cleaning, electricians, appliance maintenance, plumbing, pest control and […]

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    Practo to expand into fitness and personal care segments

    Practo’s planned expansion into these segments comes eight months after it acquired Delhi-based fitness and health solutions firm FitHo Wellness Services Pvt. Ltd. Bengaluru: Practo Technologies Pvt. Ltd, one of India’s most funded online healthcare start-ups, has decided to look beyond doctors and diagnostic labs and expand to spas and fitness centres. The categories have […]

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    Qdesq raises funds from investor Dheeraj Jain, others

    Qdesq acts as an aggregator for sharing vacant work desks, offices, conference rooms etc. Qdesq Realtech Pvt Ltd, an on-demand platform for sharing and renting office space, has raised an undisclosed amount in its seed round from a group of investors led by Dheeraj Jain, partner at Redcliffe Capital, a UK-based hedge fund. Other investors […]

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    Parenting portal mycity4kids raises $3 million

    The company claims to have 2.5 million page views a month, 700 bloggers and 75,000 service providers listed across nine cities on its site. Bengaluru: Mycity4kids, a parenting portal run by Just4Kids Services Pvt. Ltd, has raised $3 million from SIDBI Venture Capital Ltd and YourNest Angel Fund, the company said on Wednesday. Mycity4kids has […]

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    Uber partners Invest India to mentor entrepreneurs

    Uber Technologies Inc., valued at $50 billion, is the world’s most highly valued start-up. Photo: Reuters Bengaluru: Uber, a ride-hailing service provider, Wednesday said it has partnered with Invest India, India’s official agency dedicated to investment promotion and facilitation, to mentor entrepreneurs over the next 12 months. Uber said it would host a series of […]

    Nasscom proposes start-ups be exempt from direct, indirect taxes

    Nasscom also sought steps to increase investments in start-ups. New Delhi: Software lobby Nasscom on Wednesday proposed that all start-ups be exempted from direct and indirect taxes to reduce compliance burden and cash outflows. In its pre-budget recommendations submitted to the finance ministry, Nasscom also demanded removal of so-called angel tax levied on capital receipts. […]

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    Medical tourism start-up PlanMyMedicalTrip raises funds

    Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint Begaluru: Plan My Medical Trip Pvt. Ltd, a platform that lists medical care options for international patients, said it raised Rs.1.25 crore in funding from three angel investors—Bhanu Vikram Parsotam, Rohan Desai and Paras Patel. “I have been a part of the healthcare sector in the US for close to two decades […]