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India Funding Roundup: A Customer Engagement Platform, Gym Aggregator, and More

Our latest funding roundup compiles seed and late stage investments in Indian startups engaged in industrial robotics, fashion e-commerce, customer engagement, online test preparation, and fitness discovery. Momark Noida-based Momark Services, a mobile app-based customer engagement platform and mobile wallet aggregator, has raised a pre Series-A funding of $600,000 (roughly Rs. 4 crores) led by YourNest Angel Fund. Kolkata-based LNB ... Read More »

Ola Store to Shut Down in Less Than a Month: Source

Ola’s hyperlocal grocery delivery service, Ola Store, which operates in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Gurgaon is likely to shut down its operations in less than a month, citing lack of synergy, a person familiar with the internal developments at the company told Gadgets360. Ola Store’s Android app notes that it has over 250 grocery stores providing over 16,000 products in 13 ... Read More »

India Funding Roundup: A Baby Care Portal, Home Rental Aggregator, and More

Our latest funding roundup compiles investments in Indian startups engaged in thematic investments, mom and baby care, real estate, vocational training, and marketing tech. Tauro Wealth Bengaluru-based thematic stock market investments platform Tauro Wealth has reportedly raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from TracxnLabs and a few angel investors. Incorporated in 2015 and currently in preview mode, the startup ... Read More »

LG Says Won’t Launch a Nexus Smartphone This Year: Report

LG at the ongoing MWC trade show in Barcelona has confirmed that it won’t release a Nexus phone this year. A LG spokesperson confirmed plans to CNET, and added, “LG needs to focus on its own brand.” The news may come as a surprise to LG Nexus 4, Nexus 5, or Nexus 5X users, considering that the Nexus phones made ... Read More »

Oppo’s New Super VOOC Battery Tech Can Fully Charge a Phone in 15 Minutes

Smartphones are getting more powerful everyday, but who has the time to charge them? Luckily for us, Oppo may have a solution. The Chinese company at the ongoing Mobile World Congress trade show unveiled its new battery technology dubbed Super VOOC Flash Charge, an upgrade over its VOOC Flash Charge technology. It can charge a 2500mAh battery from 0 to ... Read More »

Oscars 2016: How to Design a Red Carpet Gown a Star Might Pay For

Bryce wore a dress from Neiman Marcus’ 2016 pre-spring collection at the Golden Globes. (Image courtesy: AFP) The actress Bryce Dallas Howard announced on the Golden Globes red carpet that she’d actually purchased her navy lace Jenny Packham dress, from Neiman Marcus. Unlike the Hollywood stars who take loaners from design houses, Howard had gone to the mall in preparation ... Read More »

It Can be Healthy to Let Your Kids Put up a Wall

Image credit: Istock I am 10 years old and sitting in the storage space under my platform bed. It’s a good-sized structure, taking up about a quarter of the living room. It’s dark under there except for the nightlight that I have plugged into the wall, a green Christmas bulb screwed into its top. I can hear my parents talking ... Read More »

Oppo’s New Super VOOC Battery Tech Can Fully Charge a Phone in 15 Minutes

Smartphones are getting more powerful everyday, but who has the time to charge them? Luckily for us, Oppo may have a solution. The Chinese company at the ongoing Mobile World Congress trade show unveiled its new battery technology dubbed Super VOOC Flash Charge, an upgrade over its VOOC Flash Charge technology. It can charge a 2500mAh battery from 0 to ... Read More »

Nokia CEO Says ‘Not in a Hurry’ to Get Back Into Smartphone Business

Nokia, which sold its mobile and devices divisions to Microsoft in 2014, has on several occasions confirmed it intends to get back into the smartphone business. Now, the company says it will not be hasty with its re-entry. Finland’s biggest company on the sidelines of its talk about the adoption of 5G network ahead of Mobile World Congress also addressed ... Read More »

US DoJ Calls Apple Refusal to Unlock iPhone a ‘Marketing Strategy’

The US Department of Justice filed a motion on Friday seeking to compel Apple Inc to comply with a judge’s order to unlock the encrypted iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters, portraying the tech giant’s refusal as a “marketing strategy.” In response, a senior Apple executive, speaking with reporters on condition of anonymity, characterized the Justice Department’s ... Read More »