Hike hits 15 million registered users, but no data on active users Bharti Softbank backed mobile messaging service Hike has hit the 15 million registered users mark, growing its base from 5M to 15M in just 9 months, according to its founder Kavin Bharti Mittal. The company says that 90% of its users are from India, and the split between users across telecom operators "reflects the market share of telcos". In response to a query from MediaNama, Mittal declined to disclose its active user base, saying only that "We've got a large MAU but we're not disclosing it just yet along with any other specific stats". We had also asked about messaging volume and sticker usage on Hike. The most popular platforms on which is used are Hike are Android, Windows Phone & S40, in that order, with iOS at number 4. The company declined to share platform-wise usage. Hike offers two interesting features: Last Seen Privacy where one can choose to share their 'Last Seen' and 'Status Updates' with a chosen set of friends, and Hike Offline, which is an India-centric feature that lets users send free messages to their friends who're offline. Google adds 30 new sites to street view in India; how many private sites? In partnership with the Archeological Survey of India, Google has included the Taj Mahal and 29 other Indian heritage sites in its Street View offering. Google's is making available on street view at total of 100 sites, out of a total 3678…
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