Indian handset maker Micromax has appointed Amarinder S Dhaliwal as the Chief Operating Officer for its newly launched online-only smartphone brand YU. He will work closely with Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma to build this smartphone brand.
Popular keyboard app SwiftKey has released an updated version of its Android app to add support for 12 new Indic languages. With this, SwiftKey now supports around 15 Indian languages.
Microsoft will shut down Nokia Store in the first half of 2015 and migrate users to the Opera Mobile Store. Apps for phones, including those running on Series 40, Series 60, Asha, Symbian and Nokia X platforms will be made available through this store.
Times Internet’s startup accelerator TLabs has inducted five startups for the sixth batch of its accelerator program, termed as the Fall 2014 batch. The program started in September this year and is expected to end with demo day in Delhi NCR in Feb 2015.
Bharti Airtel has signed a contract with data networking and telecom equipment company Nokia Networks, a subsidiary of Nokia Corporation, to enhance its 3G network in Mumbai, West Bengal and Bihar telecom circles.
The Cellular Operators Association of India (which includes most of India’s GSM telecom operators and has recently added Facebook and Reliance Jio as members), has reported an addition of 6.28 million GSM connections in October 2014, closing in at 762.3 million connections, a 0.83% increase from 756 million connections in the previous month.
If consumer complaints about unconfirmed activation of mobile value added services in India, it would appear that things are back to their fraudulent worst. Data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India indicates that complaints about activation without user consent have increased to a level much beyond what they were before TRAI instituted a…
The Immediate Payment Service (IMPS) saw a 22.01% growth in the total transactions taking place between August and September 2014, although there was only a 6% increase in total number of Mobile Money IDs (MMID) issued, according to data published by the National Payments Council of India.
Facebook has partnered mobile media company VivaConnect to scale up the reach of its missed calls ad unit business, reports exchange4media.com.
Norwegian browser company Opera Software claims that its Opera Mini browser now has over 50 million monthly active users in India. India is the largest market for Opera Mini which claims to have 270 million unique mobile users globally, which includes Opera Mobile users.
Airtel has launched ‘One Touch Internet‘, it’s own version of a gateway to the web, which offers a limited set of services as trial packs to consumers. This is in line with Airtel’s strategy of offering Internet to consumers as services, rather than as data, and has significant implications for net neutrality.
30% of Cleartrip’s overall transactions were carried out via mobile, same as in September this year, the company told Medianama. 43% of overall traffic also came from mobile, as compared to 40% in September.