Tag Archives: India

Apple Overtakes Xiaomi in India Smartphone Shipments: IDC

New data released by International Data Corporation (IDC) for Q4 2015 finds that Apple overtook Xiaomi in the Indian smartphone market in terms of units shipped. Samsung, on the other hand, continued to be the top smartphone vendor in India followed by Micromax, Lenovo (and Motorola), Intex, and Lava. According to IDC’s monthly city level smartphone tracker, the leading 30 ... Read More »

IMF Pegs India Economic Growth Rate at 7.5% in 2016-17

India’s economic growth rate should pick up to 7.5 per cent in fiscal year 2016-17, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday, aided by a collapse in oil prices and relatively low exposure to current global financial turbulence. Summing up its latest review of Asia’s third-largest economy, the IMF forecasts that economic growth would pick up from 7.3 per cent ... Read More »

Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus India Launch Set for March 15

Lenovo has started sending out press invitations for the launch of its recently introduced Vibe K5 Plus smartphone in India. The handset was announced last month during the MWC 2016 trade show. Lenovo’s India handle last week tweeted “The phone that was a #KnockOut at MWC 2016 will reach India soon. How excited are you? #LenovoMWC” along with an image ... Read More »

Motorola Smartphones Available With ‘Inaugural’ Discounts on Amazon India

Motorola India shortly after making the Moto X Force, Moto G (Gen 3), and Moto G Turbo Edition available via Amazon India has now brought more devices to the e-commerce retailer. The Moto E (Gen 2) 4G and new Moto 360 smartwatch will now be also available via Amazon India, which is now providing inaugural offers on all the devices ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

India Funding Roundup: An Aerial Drone Startup, Loan Marketplace, and More

Our latest funding roundup compiles seed investments in Indian startups engaged in restaurant deal discovery, business loan marketplaces, drone startups, fashion apps, broker-free rental aggregators, and more. PocketIn Delhi-based Pocketin, a four month old startup that provides a mobile app to discover deals and book tables at restaurants has raised its seed round of $150,000 (roughly Rs. 1.03 crores) from ... Read More »

Jabong Appoints Former eBay India Head Muralikrishnan B as COO

Online fashion store Jabong Friday announced the appointment of Muralikrishnan B, former eBay India country manager, and senior e-commerce and consumer Internet executive, as the company’s chief operating officer. This is the fourth top-level hiring at Jabong in three months, even as Sanjeev Mohanty took over as chief executive in December 2015. “We are at an exciting phase of evolution ... Read More »

Uber India Mulls Launching Own Payment Wallet Service

Cab aggregator Uber Wednesday said it is evaluating options to have its own payment wallet as it finds the two-factor authentication system imposed by RBI “cumbersome” for riders while making payments through credit or debit cards. Amit Jain, the President of Uber India also said the app-based taxi service provider may also launch UberPool and UberCommute in some of the ... Read More »

Google Maps Now Lets You Add Pit Stops on Your Trips in India

Google India has added nifty little feature to its Maps application that will now let you take fewer long detours. The search giant will now let users search for and add an extra stop on your route without having to exit the navigation mode. It had begun rolling out the pit stop feature starting with the US back in October ... Read More »