AnyCommerce acquires ILoveRead
Chennai-based AnyCommerce, the company behind the online food ordering platform goGrab.in, has acquired iLoveRead, a portal that lets users borrow books online, reports Techcircle. The company said this acquisition was a part of its strategy to expand to multiple verticals and cities. Other transaction details were undisclosed.
Launched in 2009 by Amrutash Misra and Sahil Gore, iLoveRead.in also runs special program for schools called Book Lover’s program for schools (BLPS), which includes storytelling, discussions, book-reading, debates, writing workshops and other activities. The program is conducted for students between class 1 and 7, and is delivered through demonstration classes, teacher-training and customized modules.
Lycos TV adds new content to its entertainment channel
Lycos TV has added the show ‘The One Question Interviews’ featuring actor Greg Grunberg and Rick Yaeger under the Entertainment Channel. The platform claims the show is currently live on lycostv.com, although it did not show up in search results. Formerly known as Ybrant Digital, the company had rebranded itself as Lycos earlier in September this year.
The One Question Interviews is a show where celebrity guests are asked questions about their work or causes. The conversations starter question is picked randomly from a deck of cards and discussed. Previous guests on the show include Chris Gorham, Reno Wilson, Vanna White, Neil Jackson and Tony Goldwyn among others.
YouTube Audio Library to help users identity copyright protected content
A user can access this feature from the Audio Library in YouTube, where one can search for the audio track one intends to use. The results display owner of the copyrighted audio, the countries the audio can be played in and if ads can or cannot appear when using the track. In addition to this audio library claims it will offer thousands of songs and sound effects for free to its users, which can then be monetized.
Tata Docomo ties up with Nokia Networks to update to 3G
Tata Teleservices, which offers GSM and CDMA services under the brand name Tata Docomo, tied up with the networking and telecom equipment company Nokia Networks, to upgrade its 3G network to HSPA+ in Karnataka, Haryana and Punjab circles, reports the Economic Times.
According to the deal, Nokia Networks provided its Flexi Multiradio 10 base stations, which feature HSPA+ technology and radio network controllers, and the Flexi Lite Base Stations for enhancing coverage, to Docomo. The contract also included Nokia Network’s NetAct network management system, a network management solution. Docomo will also get network planning and optimization, and project management services, along with hardware and software support, from Nokia, through this deal.