Posts Tagged: India


India elections 2014 debated on Facebook

Facebook creates election tracker as a guide for India’s 814 million eligible voters

India has 814 million eligible voters for the upcoming national election, Indian authorities revealed today. As with any election, the choic...

  • March 5, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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Blackbox Connect summer 2013

Here are the Asian startups heading to Silicon Valley with Blackbox Connect

Silicon Valley immersion program Blackbox Connect has doubled the numbers for its upcoming two-week Spring program. A total of 16 non-US sta...

  • March 4, 2014
  • at 11:26 am
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India phones

44 million new smartphones shipped in India in 2013, but feature phones still prevail

IDC has crunched phone shipment numbers for India in 2013, and the result shows that smartphones are growing strongly but feature phones sti...

  • February 28, 2014
  • at 12:55 pm
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US retailer Target scouts for ideas in India with new startup accelerator program

US retailer Target scouts for ideas in India with new startup accelerator program

It’s not just Microsoft Ventures that wants to nurture Indian startups. Now the American retailer Target (NYSE:TGT) is rolling out its...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 6:27 pm
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Japan Terra Motors e-bikes

How Japan’s Terra Motors wants to plug developing nations into e-bikes

Japan-based electric motorbike startup Terra Motors has been a pretty busy company over the past year, with branches opened in Vietnam, the ...

  • February 24, 2014
  • at 12:45 pm
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ezetap MPOS

Focused on developing nations, mobile payment startup Ezetap raises $8 million in series B funding

Indian mobile payment startup Ezetap has raised US$8 million in series B funding led by Helion Advisors. Silicon Valley-based Social+Captial...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 4:21 pm
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GupShup changes to Teamchat app

One Indian messaging app gives up, pivots to focus on team collaboration

Today’s not a good day to be a messaging app. With everyone talking about the big bucks Facebook-WhatsApp deal, it’s even more p...

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 10:09 pm
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Phlo-v3

Universal search app Phlo is now available for free

Last October, India-based Cynapse launched Phlo, an application that helps people access different search engines and websites all in one...

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 3:34 pm
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Foodpanda and OpenRice hook up for a saucy two-way foodfest

At the beginning of this month, Rocket Internet’s Foodpanda revealed its latest huge funding round which enables the food delivery service...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 5:15 pm
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Mxit app

Mxit is betting on feature phones and social change to help it battle other messaging apps in India

More and more people in developing nations are turning to mobile messaging apps instead of SMS. As they do so, they’ll find that there...

  • March 4, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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MapmyIndia’s Smart Mirror

New gadget from MapMyIndia puts your in-car navigation on the rear-view mirror

Here’s a fun gadget with which to start the week. MapMyIndia, maker of GPS gadgets and mobile apps that are strong rivals to Google Ma...

  • March 3, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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eBay investment in SnapDeal

Ebay leads $134 million investment in Indian e-store Snapdeal

Indian online marketplace Snapdeal has confirmed its biggest ever funding round, worth US$133.77 million. US-based eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) led th...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 1:15 pm
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Nokia X+ rivals in Asia

Nokia’s Androids are cute, but they’re not strong enough for Asia

Yesterday, Nokia (HEL:NOK1V; NYSE:NOK) outed its three colorful, cute, and budget-minded Android phones, the X, X+, and XL. Priced from $122...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 3:54 pm
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Microsoft pushes Windows Phone in China and India in tie-ups with local phone-makers

Microsoft pushes Windows Phone in China and India in tie-ups with local phone-makers

Mobile World Congress 2014 kicked off in Barcelona yesterday. One of the first revelations at the conference was from Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT...

  • February 24, 2014
  • at 8:55 am
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Hike messaging app in India

Battling WhatsApp in India, Hike grows to 15 million users

There’s even more focus on messaging apps this week after Facebook’s buy-up of WhatsApp. The acquisition has also highlighted th...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 1:49 pm
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Trip38 wants to be your personal, paper-free travel assistant

Travel booking apps are a dime a dozen, and most of them do the same thing – they guarantee you the lowest airfare, sometimes help you...

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 4:45 pm
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China’s social media landscape in 2014

The future of the mobile internet is in Asia

Asia’s mobile usage was already the world’s largest in 2010. But what happened next – to use the Upworthy trope – wi...

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 10:52 am
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Indian government launches homemade Wikipedia in five local languages

Inspired by the popularity and usefulness of Wikipedia, the Indian government has launched a unique and comprehensive information website, ...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 2:59 pm
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