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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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    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 […]

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    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. […]

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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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    Tinder Adds STD Testing Locator, Ending Feud With Non-Profit

    A feud between the operator of popular “hook-up” software and a leading sexual health advocacy group was settled on Thursday after the dating site agreed to add links to sexually transmitted disease testing locations. The battle between dating site Tinder and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation stretches back to last fall when the Los Angeles based […]

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    Anonymous Messaging App ‘Blindspot’ Stirs Controversy in Israel

    A new Israeli app launched by a company with investors including Will.I.Am and Nicki Minaj has been accused of encouraging teen bullying and Internet trolls. The Blindspot app allows users to send anonymous messages, photos and videos to their contacts without the receiver being able to trace it. It has shot towards the top of […]

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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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    Spanish Regulator Urges Removal of Obstacle to Uber’s Return

    Taxi-hailing service Uber could see a temporary ban in Spain overturned after a regulator said on Thursday it had asked the government to remove restrictions on its service, saying they were anti-competitive. Uber, embroiled in disputes with authorities around the world after aggressive international expansion,suspended its service in Spain in 2014 when a judge imposed […]

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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. […]