Posts Tagged: India


clone wars

Can India’s startups beat their international counterparts to the punch?

Every day, more and more people in India gain access to broadband internet via either mobile or desktop. Because of its massive population...

  • October 15, 2013
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India’s Shradhanjali is an actual digital graveyard

Think newspaper obituaries are too temporary? In India, your deceased loved ones can now live on forever on Shradhanjali. A clone of Legac...

  • October 11, 2013
  • at 9:30 pm
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Bangalore-based Unbxd raises $2 million from IDG Ventures India, Inventus Capital Partners

It appears that Indian e-commerce startups are becoming a top pick for investors this year. Just a day after Bangalore-based Flipkart close...

  • October 11, 2013
  • at 2:33 pm
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Hypochondriacs beware: 5 innovative healthcare apps from Asia

Medical technology is a booming industry, but most startups getting involved in Asia don’t directly contribute to the advancement of d...

  • October 10, 2013
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India’s startup and internship ecosystems mutually benefit from job platform Internshala

Every year in India, more than 10,000 colleges and universities graduate up to three million graduates. Only one in five leave school with a...

  • October 10, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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Flipkart funding

Flipkart closes India’s biggest ever e-commerce funding round at $360 million

After breaking the record for India’s biggest e-commerce investment just three months ago, Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal just ...

  • October 9, 2013
  • at 3:24 pm
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MediaTek chips to be used by Samsung, goes from local knockoffs to global juggernauts in under a year

Rumors surfaced a couple days ago that Samsung will use Taiwan-based MediaTek processors in its entry level and mid-range lines of smartph...

  • October 7, 2013
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Line reaches 10 million users in India, Katrina Kaif advertises Line app

Line reaches 10 million users in India, aims at 20 million by end of year

Line first launched officially in India some three months ago, armed with a TV ad campaign targeted at high-school aged users. According to ...

  • October 7, 2013
  • at 1:17 pm
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Samsung vs HTC

Smartphone boom means a record quarter for Samsung, but HTC pulls in a $101 million loss

In a very telling clash of contrasting fortunes, both Samsung (005930:KS) and HTC (TPE:2498) revealed their latest quarterly financial resul...

  • October 4, 2013
  • at 6:15 pm
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Survey: what do Indian shoppers buy online during Diwali festival? (INFOGRAPHIC)

India’s cashback and coupon site Cashkaro has come up with a user shopping preference study. The study, conducted on the eve of up...

  • October 15, 2013
  • at 10:05 am
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42% of the world’s Internet users live in Asia

Asia, as we have noted repeatedly before, is home to the biggest internet populations across the world. These maps show us, with some stagge...

  • October 11, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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UK’s DataWind brings new models of India’s cheapest phablet

After launching the world’s cheapest tablet computer Akash1 for just $35 in late 2011, the UK-based Datawind Ltd has now come up w...

  • October 11, 2013
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Foreign players liven up India’s online coupon scene

India’s internet landscape is changing profoundly these days with mobile adoption on the rise and Flipkart taking on Amazon. It’s a big ...

  • October 10, 2013
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Check out the Asian nations that get iPhone 5S and 5C launches on October 25 and November 1

Check out the Asian nations that get iPhone 5S and 5C launches on October 25 and November 1

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has just confirmed its next wave of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C launches around the world. Friday, October 25 will see 25 co...

  • October 9, 2013
  • at 9:06 pm
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Bill Gates calls for Indian inventors to reinvent the toilet, save lives

Bill Gates calls for Indian inventors to reinvent the toilet, save lives

A recent UNICEF report on sanitation in India showed that poor sanitation is responsible for the stunting of 62 million children under the a...

  • October 8, 2013
  • at 5:25 pm
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On Asia’s internet, Japan and the Philippines are the most free, Vietnam and China the least

Freedom House just came out with a detailed 800-page report on internet freedoms across the world. Here’s some of the insights into Asia.

  • October 7, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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pokkt transactional advertising

Pokkt, a marketplace where consumers pay for digital content with their time, pockets seed funding

Traditional display advertising is failing content creators. With an oversupply of inventory, rates have fallen to rock bottom, causing publ...

  • October 7, 2013
  • at 12:00 pm
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Apple India franchise stores

Apple reportedly keen to open franchise stores in 50 smaller Indian cities

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) looks set to try a new retail strategy in India, opening up as many as 100 Apple franchise stores in major and smaller c...

  • October 4, 2013
  • at 3:56 pm
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