Apps & Software

Delhi High Court Asks Uber How Many Diesel Cabs It Has Added to Its Fleet

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the app-based cab service provider Uber to apprise it of the number of the new diesel taxis it has added to its fleet after court’s order that no diesel-based cabs will be included by taxi service providers. “File an affidavit with respect to new diesel taxis you have added for carrying passenger from ... Read More »

Apple Opening Development Centre in Hyderabad, Likely to Focus on Maps

Apple has confirmed recent reports that it plans to open a technology development centre in Hyderabad. The Cupertino-based company, which is becoming increasingly focused on the second most populous nation and third largest smartphone market in the world, is likely to utilise the development centre to bolster its mapping efforts in the country. In a statement to Gadgets 360, the ... Read More »

Housejoy Acquires Fitness Startup Orobind

Home services booking portal Housejoy on Wednesday announced its acquisition of Orobind, a startup which provides a mobile app for discovery and home booking of personal fitness coaches. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The entire Orobind team will also be moving to Housejoy. As a part of the deal, Housejoy has acquired the trainers of Orobind, the ... Read More »

Uber May Deliver Latest Blow to European Parcel Firms

Europe’s postal companies, already under pressure from Amazon, could soon face a challenge from Uber, which is moving into deliveries, and other start-ups. UberRUSH run by Uber but connecting you to a courier rather than a taxi and new entrants like PiggyBaggy and Nimber, could dent the market share of operators such as Royal Mail, Deutsche Post and PostNL, equity ... Read More »

Instagram’s Multiple Account Support Brings Privacy Bug to Android

Instagram last week began the rollout of multiple account support, which it has been testing since November last year. The feature is now said to face a major bug, one that lets people access other user’s Instagram notifications. The bug is restricted to the Android app only for now. It is said that if two users are for instance accessing ... Read More »

Amazon Acquires Indian Payments Processor Emvantage

Amazon.com Inc said it has acquired Indian payments processor Emvantage Payments Pvt Ltd for an undisclosed sum. Emvantage’s employees will join Amazon’s India unit that will use the company’s technology on its e-commerce website, Amazon said in a statement. Amazon has been rapidly expanding into India’s fast growing e-commerce segment that is likely to grow to $220 billion (roughly Rs. ... Read More »

Uber Inks Pact With Maharashtra to Create 75,000 Jobs

Taxi-hailing app Uber Tuesday signed an agreement with the Maharashtra government to help create 75,000 jobs across the state. Through this memorandum of understanding (MoU), Uber will focus on training women and people from marginalised sectors of society. “This is to promote equal and fair opportunity for all sectors of society to earn sufficient fares as independent entrepreneurs on the ... Read More »

Apple Pay to Go Live in China on Thursday

Apple Inc’s Apple Pay mobile payment system will be available in China from February 18 for Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd (ICBC) customers, bank representatives said in social media posts on Tuesday. The technology giant had previously said the system would launch in China in early 2016, making it Apple Pay’s fifth country as it accelerates development of ... Read More »

Line Shuts Down MixRadio; Launches Foodie Photography App

Line Corporation, better known for its messaging app Line, on Tuesday made couple of major announcements. The company said it would be shuttering its MixRadio music streaming service in the “coming weeks” and also launched a new app for Android and iOS dubbed as Foodie – Food Photography. The company in a blog post on Tuesday said that it carefully ... Read More »

Foodpanda Pilots 30 Minute Delivery With ‘Express Meals’

Rocket Internet’s Foodpanda has launched a pilot of its quick meal service in Gurgaon. The food ordering platform will be kicking off the launch with a curated menu of North Indian and Chinese combo meals in collaboration with three restaurants – Happy Hakka, Tughlaq, and Biryani Art. Foodpanda will initially accept orders during lunch hours, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm, with ... Read More »