• NewsHunt raises Rs 250 crore in Series C funding

    By on February 6, 2015 at 4:36 PM.

    NewsHunt raises Rs 250 crore in Series C funding

    NewsHunt, an India-based mobile news aggregation service has secured Rs 250 crore in a series C funding round led by New York-based hedge fund Falcon Edge Capital, NextBigWhat reports. Existing investors including Sequoia Capital, Matrix Partners, and Omidyar Network also participated in this round. More →
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  • Google is reportedly getting its own Beats Music by buying music streaming service Songza for $15 million

    By on June 7, 2014 at 12:53 PM.

    Google is reportedly getting its own Beats Music by buying music streaming service Songza for $15 million

    Looks like Google is buying its own Beats Music without the hardware business. The search giant is reportedly buying music streaming and playlist recommendation service Songza for $15 million. The 6-year-old service has 5.5 million users, the New York Post reports. More →
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  • Google acquires Divide for Android push in enterprise BYOD setups

    By on May 20, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

    Google acquires Divide for Android push in enterprise BYOD setups

    Google has acquired mobile service company Divide, which lets company IT managers demarcate work and personal profiles on employees' smartphones. The acquisition comes at a time when corporations have to deal with the "bring your own device" trend and BlackBerry has fallen out of favor with most users. More →
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  • Facebook, WhatsApp warned against privacy violations post acquisition

    By on April 11, 2014 at 3:48 PM.

    Facebook, WhatsApp warned against privacy violations post acquisition

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reportedly warned Facebook and WhatsApp against violating consumers’ privacy. The warning comes as Facebook successfully cleared a hurdle in its purchase of WhatsApp for 19 billion dollars. More →
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  • IPL 2014: BlackBerry ties up with Mumbai Indians for chat service

    By on April 11, 2014 at 11:12 AM.

    IPL 2014: BlackBerry ties up with Mumbai Indians for chat service

    Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry today announced exclusive partnership for its mobile messenger service with Mumbai Indians team for the forthcoming IPL season. An exclusive BBM Channel - 'Mumbai Indians' - will help the users engage with the team's millions of fans and followers across the globe, it said. More →
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  • LinkedIn sues plug-in software firm Sell Hack for users’ leaked email addresses

    By on April 2, 2014 at 1:04 PM.

    LinkedIn sues plug-in software firm Sell Hack for users’ leaked email addresses

    Professional networking site LinkedIn is reportedly taking legal action over a free plug-in software that exposes email addresses of its users via a web browser add-on tool. More →
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  • BlackBerry’s big moment: Can it make money with BBM?

    By on March 27, 2014 at 2:27 PM.

    BlackBerry’s big moment: Can it make money with BBM?

    The messaging app market has really started to heat up after Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion and after Alibaba’s investment in the far more obscure Tango granted it a $1 billion valuation. As popular entries like Viber, WhatsApp and Tango have found big strategic partners, the number of stand-alone messaging apps with more than 100 million registered users has dwindled. BBM and Kik are among the most notable indie messaging apps left looking for sugar daddies and their futures will hinge upon whether they can show real potential to generate revenue. That’s why BBM is now at such a crucial juncture: It is dipping its toes in the advertising market for the first time. More →
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  • App store pioneer Getjar gets acquired

    By on February 12, 2014 at 9:03 AM.

    App store pioneer Getjar gets acquired

    Getjar, one of the first app stores years before the advent of iOS and Android, is in the process of getting acquired by a Chinese company for $50 million, Gigaom reports. Sungy Mobile Limited, which is behind Go for Android, a launcher for Android smartphones, which is also thought to be the inspiration for Facebook Home. More →
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  • ABC looks inside Foxconn during ‘a trip to the iFactory’ [video]

    ABC looks inside Foxconn during ‘a trip to the iFactory’ [video]

    By on February 20, 2012 at 8:00 PM.

    ABC recently became the latest news organization to be given a look inside consumer electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn’s facilities in Shenzhen and Chengdu, China, and the Nightline special that resulted from the trip will air on Tuesday. In the meantime, ABC News has posted a 90-second teaser video containing footage from reporter Bill Weir’s trip to China. Apple, of course, is the only Foxconn partner mentioned in the preview so we can expect the forthcoming report to focus on the Cupertino-based company’s wares, but the teaser promises a never-before-seen look at Foxconn’s facilities so it could be an eye-opening segment. Foxconn and its premier partner Apple have once again taken center stage in a human rights debate that recently saw protesters deliver a petition to Apple’s Grand Central Terminal store demanding the technology giant play a more active role in improving working conditions in the Chinese factories that assemble its hardware. ABC’s teaser video follows after the break. More →

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