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India Funding Roundup: A Smart Wheelchair Maker, Proximity Marketing App, and More

Our latest funding roundup compiles seed and early stage investments in Indian startups engaged in e-commerce, social discovery, mobile payments, IoT-enabled hardware, and EdTech. Aahaa Online office products store, Aahaa stores, has raised about $1 million (roughly Rs. 6.7 crores) in pre-Series A funding from a group of investors led by Gurgaon-based YourNest Angel Fund. Launched in 2013, The startup ... Read More »

Google Testing Hands Free Payment App on Android and iOS

Until now, the Android Pay customers needed to pull our their smartphones from their pockets to make a payment in stores. Google however, is moving a step ahead this time trying to make the purchase process simpler. On Wednesday, the search giant started experimenting a new in-store payment app called Hands Free. As the name suggests, the pilot app would ... Read More »

Ola and Uber Launch Bike Taxi Services in Bengaluru

On demand transportation providers Ola and Uber have announced the launch of bike taxi pilots in Bengaluru on the same day, starting at a minimum fare of Rs. 15, for UberMoto, and Rs. 30 for Ola Bikes. UberMoto has been launched at Rs. 3 per kilometre, and Rs. 1 per minute of trip time, while Ola bikes are available at ... Read More »

Google Chrome 49 Brings Smoother Scrolling and More to Desktop

Google on Wednesday started rolling out the stable version of Chrome 49 on OS X, Windows, and Linux. The new browser version includes several bug fixes along with number of developer APIs and new user-facing features. One of the key new features of the Chrome 49 is smooth scrolling functionality. Users would now experience a smoother mouse scroll while browsing ... Read More »

Oppo R9, R9 Plus Hit Certification Site; Design and Specifications Tipped

Earlier this week we saw a couple of teasers indicating Oppo might launch its R9 smartphone at an event on March 17. Now the smartphone, alongside with a ‘Plus’ variant, appear to have passed Tenaa, the Chinese telecommunications certification authority. The listing reveals some high-end specifications and images – while both the Oppo R9 and the Oppo R9 Plus look ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro Passes Certification Site; Tips Design and Specs

Samsung has been rumoured to be working on a ‘Pro’ version of its high-end, the Galaxy A9 smartphone. The handset tipped as the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro has been leaked on previous occasions, carries model number SM-A9100, while the Galaxy A9 carries the model number SM-A9000. The SM-A9100 listing shows most of the purported specifications that have been surfacing on ... Read More »

Opinion: The EPF Tax And Other Personal Finance Issues

As far as the personal finance community is concerned, the entire discourse on Budget 2016 has been hijacked by the storm surrounding the proposed taxation of withdrawals from Employees Provident Fund and providing an exemption to 40 per cent of the NPS corpus withdrawn. The issue can be explained like this: in the case of the Employees Provident Fund, both ... Read More »

iPhone 7 Tipped to Be Just 6.1mm Thin and Sport Stereo Speakers

Corroborating several previous reports that tipped Apple would be ditching the 3.5mm audio jack to make its next iPhone slimmer, a new report tips the iPhone 7 will be up to 1mm slimmer than its predecessor – but will retain the same design. The report adds the iPhone 7 will sport a dual-speaker setup, and a thinner cut-out for the ... Read More »

iPhone 7 Tipped to Be Just 6.1mm Thin and Sport Stereo Speakers

Corroborating several previous reports that tipped Apple would be ditching the 3.5mm audio jack to make its next iPhone slimmer, a new report tips the iPhone 7 will be up to 1mm slimmer than its predecessor – but will retain the same design. The report adds the iPhone 7 will sport a dual-speaker setup, and a thinner cut-out for the ... 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 »