Posts Tagged: India


As India's election starts, the BBC turns to messaging apps as a news channel

As India’s election starts, the BBC turns to messaging apps as a news channel

When India last held a general election in 2009, the country had fewer than 50 million internet users – a mere four percent of the populat...

  • April 7, 2014
  • at 6:54 pm
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Indian TV shopping and ecommerce site Homeshop18 files for US IPO

The company, an arm of Indian media group Network 18, started out in 2008 on television, akin to the Home Shopping Network (HSN) in the US.

  • April 3, 2014
  • at 4:07 pm
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Despite WhatsApp’s dominance in India, investors still bet on local chat apps like Hike

Indian instant messaging app Hike just received $14 million in funding from Bharti Softbank, according to the Economic Times. The app repo...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 11:08 am
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IbiboGroup acquires bus-tracking Indian startup YourBus to strengthen position in India’s online travel industry

India’s ibiboGroup has acquired bus tracking and analytics startup YourBus for an undisclosed amount, according to a statement by ...

  • March 20, 2014
  • at 11:29 am
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India’s Teabox gets funding to ship tea direct to your doorstep

India is the world’s second largest tea producer, yet it lacks any homegrown premium global tea brand that truly puts the country on t...

  • March 17, 2014
  • at 12:33 pm
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Rdio set to launch in India after acquiring failed local music streaming startup

Rdio set to launch in India after acquiring failed local music streaming startup

Music streaming service Rdio is set to launch in India after acquiring local startup Dhingana, which shut down last month.

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 1:25 pm
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Asia online shopping spending 2014 and 2015

These numbers from Asia’s half-trillion dollar ecommerce market will blow your mind (INFOGRAPHIC)

Take the world’s most populous continent and combine it with one of the best things about the internet and you have a recipe for huge ...

  • March 12, 2014
  • at 4:24 pm
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Apple to open hundreds of franchise shops in 2nd-tier Indian cities

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is gunning hard for India these days, moving out of its comfort zone to gain a foothold in the price-sensitive emerging...

  • March 11, 2014
  • at 2:47 pm
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Xiaomi's chances in India

How can China’s Xiaomi succeed in India’s mobile market?

A few weeks ago, Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi said it’s weighing up launches in India, Indonesia, and a few other Asian markets. There&#...

  • March 7, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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A peek into the future of India’s fast-growing ecommerce market (SLIDESHOW)

Accel has kindly shared their latest presentation with Tech in Asia detailing where the sector is, where it's heading, and how it compares t...

  • April 4, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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8 of the best April Fools’ pranks from Asia’s tech community

Happy April Fools’ Day, everyone! We’re celebrating with a list of today’s best stunts by tech companies all around Asia. ...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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World’s most popular mobile browser from China soars past the half billion user mark as it picks up steam overseas

UC Browser, the world’s most popular third-party mobile browser made by China’s UCWeb, announced today it passed the 500 millio...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Moto X makes India debut exclusively on Flipkart

Moto X makes India debut exclusively on Flipkart

Six weeks after launching the Moto G in India, now it’s the turn of the higher-end Moto X to make its debut in India in exactly the sa...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 4:01 pm
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India-based speech recognition experts get funding to add more languages

Speech recognition experts Uniphore have secured an undisclosed amount of funding, reports the Economic Times today. The investment comes fr...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 5:32 pm
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Indian big data startup DataRPM secures $5.1 million funding from US investors

Indian big data startup DataRPM has secured US$5.1 million in Series A funding led by US-based InterWest Partners and CIT (Center for I...

  • March 13, 2014
  • at 12:06 pm
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Quikr India

Quikr gets $90 million funding as it battles to be India’s top classifieds site

Indian online classifieds site Quikr has secured $90 million in funding. It’s the fifth major funding round – and the seventh in...

  • March 12, 2014
  • at 12:55 pm
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Indian fashion estore Koovs files for London IPO to keep pace with Myntra

Koovs, an online fashion store in India, has filed for an initial public offering on London’s junior stock market AIM. The company aim...

  • March 10, 2014
  • at 12:59 pm
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India’s Flipkart sells $1 billion worth of stuff one year ahead of projections

Indian e-store Flipkart announced yesterday it surpassed $1 billion in gross merchandising volume, according to NextBigWhat. Despite slow...

  • March 7, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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