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Ola Prime debuts in 6 Indian cities to take on Uber

Olacabs in India now comes in three flavours: Mini, Sedan, and Prime. The Sedan and Mini were alread...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • September 2, 2014
  • at 9:20 pm
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In India, 4-second Redmi sellout shows again Xiaomi is too popular for its own comfort

It was another lottery in India for the sale of Xiaomi's Redmi 1S, just like it had been for the Mi ...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • September 2, 2014
  • at 7:31 pm
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With $33M funding, Sequoia-backed FreeCharge pivots to targeted advertising

FreeCharge, which gives freebies to users who recharge their phones on the platform, will now use th...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • September 2, 2014
  • at 4:04 pm
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Why Xiaomi faces a catch-22 situation in India, and what it is doing about it

The Xiaomi business model requires it to enter a new market with low volumes. But the huge attractio...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • September 1, 2014
  • at 8:45 pm
Mobile payments

Why Flipkart is shutting down its electronic wallet PayZippy

Here's why India's ecommerce poster-boy Flipkart is phasing out its electronic wallet, PayZippy.

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • September 1, 2014
  • at 1:27 pm
attero ewaste

Recycling startup bags $16.5M in funding as ewaste piles up in a gadget-loving India

Indian ewaste recycler Attero, one of the nine innovators picked by NASA, has raised $16.5 million i...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • August 29, 2014
  • at 5:09 pm
luxola beauty app makeover

This beauty app lets you try out as many exotic makeup kits as you fancy before you buy one

Luxola’s makeover app lets you toy with foundation, blushers, lipsticks, nail colours, and even da...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • August 29, 2014
  • at 11:18 am
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Indian price comparison site PriceBag raises $2M

Product discovery and price comparison engine PriceBag.com, owned by Gurgaon-based Accentium, raised...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • August 27, 2014
  • at 10:33 pm
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Hike gets fresh $65M funding to take on WhatsApp in India

Free messaging app Hike, the Indian answer to WhatsApp, has just raised US$65 million in funding. Fo...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • August 27, 2014
  • at 3:59 pm
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Why is Uber sweating in India? The low-down on tricky payment rules

The RBI issued a circular cracking down on card-less payments, rumours are flying about Uber shuttin...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • August 26, 2014
  • at 7:35 pm
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What makes this Indian real estate portal uncommon

With nearly 400,000 listings, CommonFloor is one of the top property portals in India. Co-founder Su...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • August 25, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
zomato

Indian restaurant finder Zomato gobbles up two European food guides to feed its appetite for global expansion

A month after its first ever acquisition, Indian restaurant finder site Zomato has just acquired two...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • August 22, 2014
  • at 2:27 pm
alcatel

After Xiaomi, fellow Chinese phone-maker Alcatel pushes into India with 3 smartphones

Xiaomi seems to have hit pay dirt in India, and today, Alcatel, another Chinese company, has launche...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • August 21, 2014
  • at 4:25 pm
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TaxiForSure raises $30 million, aims to reach 30 cities by 2015

Just two months after securing US$10 million in series B round of funding, Indian cab aggregator Tax...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • August 21, 2014
  • at 2:11 pm
ecommerce in india

Flipkart-Myntra comes first, Jabong second, and Amazon third in India’s ecommerce race

Flipkart-Myntra combo leads India's ecommerce race with 26 million unique visitors in July 2014. Jab...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • August 20, 2014
  • at 9:18 pm

10 women entrepreneurs in India who smashed the glass ceiling

Tech is still largely a man's world, but more and more women in India are turning technopreneurs. He...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • August 20, 2014
  • at 9:30 am
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India’s FreeCharge acquires Preburn, an app distribution network by IITians

FreeCharge has just acquired Preburn, a Bangalore-based offline app distribution network. This is th...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • August 19, 2014
  • at 4:12 pm
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GMIC heads to Bangalore, gets set for the next mobile wave

Come September, the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC), which has been a regular fixture in Ch...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • August 18, 2014
  • at 12:21 pm