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What do you do when you want to offer cashless taxi rides to consumers but are prohibited by RBI’s recurring rules to do so? You launch an in-app prepaid wallet. Online ... Continue_Reading
The Wall Street Journal has ended its seven-year content and revenue partnership with HT Media’s business daily Mint, effective today. (Hat tip – Quartz India). Following this, all Wall Street Journal content ... Continue_Reading
Sequoia Capital-backed CarDekho has acquired Ibibo’s automobile site, reports The Times of India. While the acquisition amount remained undisclosed, the report pegs the deal at $11 million. ... Continue_Reading
Vodafone India has signed an strategic partnership with Bharat BPO, a Spice Digital* group company to integrate its mobile money service Vodafone M-Pesa as one of the payment options for Bharat ... Continue_Reading
We missed this earlier: Enterprise software maker SAP has signed an agreement to acquire the NASDAQ-listed travel and expense management company Concur Technologies in a deal valued at around $8.3 billion. It’s ... Continue_Reading
Reliance Industries’s data services venture Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL) has secured a $750 million loan backed by Korea Exim Bank and guaranteed by Reliance Industries (RIL). ... Continue_Reading
Well, it’s about time: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released a consultation paper to discuss the reasons for the poor broadband penetration in India as well as seek ... Continue_Reading
Ahead of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States, the Union Cabinet has approved the signing of a Joint Declaration of Intent between the HRD Ministry and the U.S. ... Continue_Reading
Mobile VAS provider IMImobile that recently IPO’d at London’s AIM exchange, has secured a contract by BBC to deploy its DaVinci Social platform across the organization to help the latter improve its audience engagement process across ... Continue_Reading
German startup incubator Rocket Internet‘s initial public offering (IPO) has been fully subscribed, joint co-ordinator JP Morgan has said in a statement yesterday (Hat tip – Reuters). Rocket Internet co-founder Oliver Samwer ... Continue_Reading
IPO-bound mobile messaging and calling app LINE has extended its premium calling service LINE Call to India. This service allows users make low-cost calls directly to mobile phones and landlines in India and worldwide. This was ... Continue_Reading
Maharashtra’s Nalasopara police has filed assault charges against a bank manager for allegedly filming a video of an altercation between a traffic cop and a biker, reports Afternoon DC. ... Continue_Reading