New partners from the mainstream include names like ABP News, Amar Ujala, Dainik Bhaskar Group, Jagran Group, Network18 Group (IBN Live, IBN7 Khabar), NDTV Group and Zee Group. Online publications include India.com, Scoop Whoop, Scroll, India Today’s DailyO, Times Internet, and Huffington Post.
‘Launchpad Accelerator’ will provide mentorship for mobile startups, along with training, support, and up to $50,000 in equity-free funding. Google will fly the hand-picked startups to Mountain View for a two-week bootcamp where they will meet mentors from both inside and outside Google.
Eatfresh is a part of Ubiquitous Foods, which operates the bakery retail chain Ovenfresh in 50 locations serving 10K customers every day. With a menu that changes daily, prepared by 5-star Chefs, Eatfresh offers its customers a choice of Indian, European, Mediterranean & Oriental cuisines.
CEO Sundar Pichai revealed that in 2016 India will have more Android users than the US—Google’s home market. In order to tap this expanding market, Google has decided to tweak their products for their Indian users and also plans to hire more employees in Bangalore & Hyderabad.
Snapdeal expects to reach to an additional 130 Million smartphone users in India, who use internet in regional languages.The multilingual platform is built on top of Snaplite–Snapdeal’s website for mobile browser, which is 85% lighter and consumes less bandwidth and loads in 1/4th the time of others.
MLA Naba Kishore Das claims that he was just browsing through his phone when he “accidentally touched the YouTube app and the objectionable clip popped up”. BJD MLA Pramila Mallick demanded action against Das after local TV channels’ aired visuals of the MLA staring at his phone.
The news comes at a time when telcos are struggling to fix the call drop issue in the country wherein the TRAI had ordered telcos to pay 1 rupee per call drop—which could cost telcos at least $8billion. A special committee formed in Nov by DeitY approved the testing.
Launched in Dec 2014 by Sony Joy, Chillr allows users to transfer money to contacts in their phone. It provides recharge service for prepaid phone, DTH TV users. Users can link their personal bank account with the app, eliminating the need for a prepaid wallet.
Apple’s killer-sized iPad Pro will cost around Rs 67,900 for a 32GB Wi-Fi only model—jut Rs 5210 more than the iPhone 6s 64 GB model. The tablet claims to be faster than majority of the PCs that shipped in the last six months; it is powerful enough to edit three 4K streams at once.
The team at Shareaholic analyzed sharing activity data generated across 300,000+ sites that were powered by their Content Amplification Platform. All the sites reach over 450 million unique visitors every month.
A report by App Annie reveals that India’s top 10 retail apps grew 4.4 times year over year, beating developed countries like US and Japan
Through the introduction of this feature, users can now initiate a chat with Zomato’s customer support centre and ask questions or share feedback at “any stage of the order process”.