Delhi Government Launches App to Make Citizens ‘VAT Inspectors’

    To boost Delhi government’s tax collection and bring in transparency, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Siodia Monday launched ‘DVAT BILL’ app and said that people can play an important role in governance through this mobile application. The software has been developed by Delhi government’s Trade and Taxes department. Sisodia, who also holds finance portfolio, said that […]

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    Nazara to Publish Mobile Games for Amar Chitra Katha

    Aside from having a deal for games based on Chhota Bheem and Zeptolab’s Cut the Rope, Nazara Games will be publishing games based on Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle’s extensive roster of well-known characters. “We would like to see gaming revenues contribute anything between five and 10 percent of our total revenues in two years […]

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    Facebook Adds Android App Support for Anonymity Service Tor

    Users of Facebook Inc’s Android app can now privately browse the world’s largest social network through the anonymity service Tor, the company said on Tuesday. The feature expands a collaboration that allowed Facebook users to directly access its site via Tor’s browser on personal computers. It comes as policymakers and technology companies debate whether digital […]

    HP Sprout Pro With Projector, Touch-Capable Second-Monitor Launched

    HP has announced a new model of its Sprout computer. Called the Sprout Pro, the new variant offers a specifications upgrade over the original Sprout, coupled with a range of suites. It starts at a price point of $2,199 (roughly Rs. 150,000) and will begin shipping in select regions starting next month. HP surprised everyone […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    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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    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 […]