Apps & Software

India Funding Roundup: A Clinical Supplies Platform, Food Tech Startup, and More

Our latest funding roundup compiles early stage investments in startups engaged in the healthcare supply chain, loyalty and contract lifecycle management platforms, apart from e-commerce. PinkBlue Bengaluru-based PinkBlue.in, a healthcare player operating in the clinical supplies segment has raised Rs. 1.5 crores in its seed round from angel investment platform TermSheet.io. Founded by IIM Kozhikode alumni Valliappan Kumarappan and Varun ... Read More »

Russian Court Turns Down Google Appeal in Anti-Monopoly Case

The Moscow Arbitration court on Monday rejected an appeal from Google and upheld a ruling that the US firm broke anti-monopoly laws by abusing its dominant position with its Android mobile platform, Russia’s competition watchdog said. FAS, the watchdog, ruled last September that Google had broken the law by requiring pre-installation of certain applications on mobile devices running on Android, ... Read More »

BigScreen Lets You Chill With Your Friends in Virtual Reality

You can enjoy all kinds of experiences with virtual reality (VR) headsets, but what if you wanted to gun down your opponents in Call of Duty or enjoy an episode of House of Cards without taking the headset off? BigScreen – a new VR app developed by Y Combinator alumni and CEO Darshan Shankar along with co-founder Hayden Lee – ... Read More »

Plants vs Zombies Meets Hearthstone in EA’s New Mobile Game

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has proven to be immensely successful since coming to life just two years ago, and Electronic Arts has decided to jump on the bandwagon by steering its tower defence franchise in another direction. Plants vs Zombies Heroes – released in select territories last week – comes from PopCap Games, makers of the famous Bejeweled mobile game. ... Read More »

Telegram Update Boosts Size of Supergroups to 5,000 Members

Telegram last month hit 100 million monthly active users and alongside announced a bunch of updates for the app as well. The instant messaging service has now announced another update, focusing on the Supergroups feature. As a part of Telegram v3.7 on Android and iOS, the company has now increased the number of people who can join a Supergroup from ... Read More »

Google Now to Soon Get Faster With Low-Latency Offline Voice Recognition

Google recently confirmed that it has developed a new offline speech recognition system that is seven times “faster than real-time.” The company published a research paper where it detailed the new offline speech recognition system, and also revealed that it tested the new system on the Nexus 5 without a data connection. The search giant’s abstract for the published paper ... Read More »

Microsoft Goes After Evernote With Launch of OneNote Importer Tool

Microsoft is going after Evernote, perhaps the biggest name in the note-taking services market. If you were on the fence about whether or not you want to ditch Evernote for OneNote, Microsoft’s newly released tool can help you make your decision. The Redmond, Washington-based company has released OneNote Importer tool that allows you to quickly migrate all of your content ... Read More »

Snapdeal to Hike Salaries by 20 Percent for Top Performers

E-commerce major Snapdeal will roll out annual salary hikes of 20 percent and above for its top performers as part of its efforts to become a “meritocracy-led” organisation. The increase, effective from April 1, will also include ESOPs for the top performers. “We have moved onto a trimester-based performance review. We want to be a meritocracy-led organisation and we want ... Read More »

Messaging App Is Latest Front in Tech Fight

While the Justice Department wages a public fight with Apple over access to a locked iPhone, government officials are privately debating how to resolve a prolonged standoff with another technology company, WhatsApp, over access to its popular instant messaging application, officials and others involved in the case said. No decision has been made, but a court fight with WhatsApp, the ... Read More »

Online Service With Data on Stolen Vehicles Across Country Launched

A new online service with complete data on stolen vehicle across the country was launched in New Delhi on Friday. The service, Vahan Samanvaya, launched by Union Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary, will help police and public trace the database of stolen vehicles. It was launched at a function organised to celebrate the 31st inception day of ... Read More »