Kolkata’s Yellow Taxis Can Now Be Booked via Ola

Cab aggregator Ola on Friday brought yellow taxis in Kolkata under its network. “Ola is launching the yellow taxi booking feature with over 1,000 taxis registered across Kolkata to begin with. Over the next three months we will have over 5,000 taxis with us,” Nitesh Prakash, Ola’s director (operations), told reporters in Kolkata. He said passengers booking the yellow taxi ... Read More »

Citi Mobile Challenge Seeks Mobile Banking and Payments Solutions

Financial products and services company Citi on Thursday announced Citi Mobile Challenge aimed at creating a platform for innovation to flourish in India with focus on mobile innovation in banking, payments and e-commerce ecosystem The challenge, organised in collaboration with leading companies and institutions as sponsors, is seeking solutions across the ecosystem from startups, developers, tech companies and students, the ... Read More »

Lybrate Ties Up With IMA to Help Doctors Go Digital

Mobile healthcare solution provider Lybrate on Thursday said the Indian Medical Association (IMA) had roped it in to educate over 2.5 lakh doctors under its fold on how best to incorporate technology in their practice for communicating with patients and multiply their presence for reaching out to more people. “As IMA’s digital partner, it will be our endeavour to help ... Read More »

VMWare Eyes $2.3 Billion India Enterprise Mobility Market

US-based cloud services and business mobility solution provider VMware on Thursday said that it was looking to capitalise on the $2.3 billion (roughly Rs. 15,214 crores) enterprise mobility market in India which is on the rise due to the growing mobile subscriber base in the country. The total addressable enterprise mobility solutions industry in Asia Pacific, which includes applications, devices, ... Read More »

India Funding Roundup: JustRide, Pickmylaundry, Instasafe, Belita, Food Talk India

JustRide Mumbai-based self-drive car rental service JustRide has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from a group of angel investors including Alok Mittal, Anupam Mittal of, Kunal Shah, Phanindra Sama, and Zishaan Hayath, ET reported. Founded in 2014, the firm operates in four cities in India currently, and plans to expand to 12 cities in the next two months. ... Read More »

Vine Lets Users Add Perfect Music Loops to Their Videos

Vine, the short video looping app, has decided to focus more towards music with its latest update – letting users add music to their 6-second looped videos right from their handsets. Until now, the application concentrated on bringing more video-focused tools to its users. Previously users could only add music to their videos by playing it on a different device ... Read More »

Karnataka High Court Dismisses Flipkart Case Against Nikon Caution Notice

Japanese camera-maker Nikon on Wednesday informed the Karnataka High Court that it has withdrawn the names of Flipkart, Snapdeal and other e-commerce portals from a notice on its website that cautioned customers to check warranty entitlements while buying its products from them. Following the submission by Nikon India, Justice B S Patil disposed of a petition by Flipkart against the ... Read More »

Amazon Underground Offers Android Apps Worth Over $10,000 for Free

Amazon on Wednesday announced its new Android app store called Amazon Underground, which is offering ‘Actually Free’ apps, games, and in-app purchases worth $10,000 (roughly Rs. 6.6 lakhs). The company explains that while many of the free apps in other stores come with hidden in-app purchases, which users discover only after downloading, the ‘Actually Free’ apps in Amazon Underground are ... Read More »

Google to Mentor Shortlisted Teams Competing to Build MyGov’s PMO App

Government citizen-centric web platform MyGov and Google India on Wednesday announced the final shortlisted top five teams from Delhi, Chennai and Pune to build the official mobile app for the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). This contest, initiated by MyGov and Google in March, is a crowdsourcing effort to build a mobile app for a public office. One app out of ... Read More »

Facebook Unveils ‘M’ Virtual Assistant for Messenger

Facebook on Wednesday began testing a Messenger app virtual assistant that the leading social network said goes beyond artificial intelligence programs already on the market. The personal digital assistant – dubbed “M” – completes tasks along with seeking out information at the behest of users. “Unlike other AI-based services in the market, M can actually complete tasks on your behalf,” ... Read More »