Tag Archives: and

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 »

Uber Faces Potential Big Fine and Ban for Bosses in France

Uber risks millions of euros in damages and fines and having two top executives banned from running the ride-hailing company in France as a trial wrapped up Thursday in a Paris court. The San Francisco-based company is in trouble in France over its now-suspended low-cost UberPop service, which connected clients to non-professional drivers, infuriated French taxi drivers and prompted the ... Read More »

Gmail for Android Gets Rich Text Formatting, and Instant RSVP Feature

Google has lately been focusing on bringing more features and a better emailing experience to its Gmail users across the globe. While the search giant earlier this month rolled out some Gmail-specific features to Outlook, Yahoo, and Hotmail users, it now has added rich text formatting and instant RSVPs to its Gmail for Android app. Users can now get rid ... Read More »

Viber App Update for iOS Brings 3D Touch and More

After Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and few other applications, Viber has finally started rolling out an update to iOS users with 3D Touch functionality. The feature along with some others comes as part of the v5.8 update. The Viber app for iOS v5.8 would now let iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus users use 3D Touch functionality on the app to ... Read More »

Microsoft’s Plumbago Digital Notebook App Aim to Retire Pen and Paper

Looking for an alternative to pen and paper to scribble important notes on the go? US-based technology giant Microsoft heard you and has offered a tablet-based app recreating the analogue appeal of writing. For those who carry high-tech digital devices but prefer taking notes with pen or pencil and paper, Microsoft has launched Plumbago – a new app for Windows ... Read More »

Samsung Pay to Expand Beyond US and South Korea, Starting With China

Samsung’s mobile-payment service will expand beyond the US and South Korea this year. The South Korean company said Friday that Samsung Pay is coming to China in March – a month after rival Apple Pay. It will hit Australia, Brazil, Singapore, Spain and the UK later in the year. Samsung also plans to expand to Canada, though no timeframe was ... Read More »

Firefox 2.0 for iOS Brings 3D Touch Support, New Password Manager, and More

Mozilla has updated its Firefox Web browser for the iOS platform. Bumping up the version number to 2.0, the company says that Firefox for iOS now supports Apple’s 3D Touch feature while also getting other new features including an improved password manager. The Firefox 2.0 for iOS update has enabled 3D Touch on the Web browser. 3D Touch as you ... Read More »

Skype Group Video Calling Starts Rolling Out to Android and iOS

Skype last month introduced the group video calling feature for Android, iOS, and Windows 10 Mobile. The firm at that time said the feature will roll out to users over the coming weeks. The company on Thursday finally started rolling out group video calling on Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. The company adds that the feature is limited to ... Read More »

Google, Facebook, and Others Plan Briefs Supporting Apple’s iPhone Case

Alphabet Inc’s Google, Facebook Inc, Microsoft Corp and Twitter Inc will all file or sign on to amicus briefs in support of Apple Inc’s fight against a magistrate’s order, which requires it to help the US Federal Bureau of Investigation break into a San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone. Sources familiar with the matter told Reuters that Google and Facebook would make ... Read More »

Apple Encryption Fracas About ‘Victims and Justice’: FBI Chief

A court order the US government requested to force Apple to unlock an iPhone linked to the San Bernardino shooting rampage is about “the victims and justice,” FBI Director James Comey said. In his first public remarks since Apple CEO Tim Cook said he would fight the federal magistrate’s order, Comey said the Justice Department’s request is simply about gaining ... Read More »