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Crowdfunding a Pollution Monitoring System for India

Thirteen of the world’s 20 most-polluted cities are in India, according to the World Health Organisation, but detailed information on what India breathes is scarce. The National Air Quality Monitoring Index launched by PM Modi in consultation with IIT Kanpur in October 2014 highlights this paucity of data – the city of Bengaluru, for example, has only five polling stations, ... Read More »

Facebook for iPhone a Resource Hog, Removal Boosts Battery Life: Report

If you’re concerned about your iPhone’s battery life, you might want to consider uninstalling the Facebook app from it. Tests have found that removing Facebook’s iOS app can increase the battery life of an iPhone by about 15 percent. Additionally, getting rid of Facebook can also free up a lot of data on your iPhone, the test results indicate. Facebook’s ... Read More »

India Funding Roundup: A Wedding Marketplace, Mobile Developer Tool Startup, and More

Our latest funding roundup compiles seed level and undisclosed investments in a toolkit provider for mobile app developers, wedding marketplaces, personal styling apps, and advertising networks. Two startups got Ratan Tata’s backing on Monday, one is a developer of anti-cancer drugs, while the other is a online marketplace for industrial products. Hansel.io Bengaluru-based Hansel.io, has raised an undisclosed amount of ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger Has a Hidden Chess Game; Here’s How to Get Started

The Facebook Messenger app, which many of us use every day for chatting and voice calls, has a hidden chess game. The game can be played by any user in a personal chat window. It works on the Messenger app for Android and iOS, the Messenger Web client (www.messenger.com), and via messages on the Facebook Web interface. To play chess ... Read More »

India Funding Roundup: A Personalised Insurance Seller, Enterprise IoT Player, and More

Our latest roundup mostly sees seed funding activity centred around sectors like online insurance, learning kits, and co-working spaces, with a couple of Series A rounds in areas like Industrial IoT and driver analytics. Turtlemint Personalised insurance platform Turtlemint has raised an undisclosed sum in an investment round led by Nexus Venture Partners, with participation from Blume Ventures. The Mumbai-based ... Read More »