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    1. Do We Need A Secret App For India? This Startup Confesses So

      Secret app is hugely popular in India (read : Why Secret App’s $25mn Funding Is A Good News For Quora, Atleast in India) and is heavily used, especially among the geeks to talk all ‘great things’ about others, anonymously.

      But, do we need a Secret app for India?

      Maybe yes. Maybe no.

      Vavia Technologies has launched Confess App, an anonymous social network that allows users to share secret confessions with their connections and groups without any inhibitions.

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    2. Ecommerce in India will go the Indic way soon – #NAMAindic

      Expect more and more E-commerce companies to launch Indic language interfaces this year. Rakesh Kapoor, MD of Summit Information Technologies, said and the #NAMA Indic “Digital Future of Indic Languages” event said that with most e-commerce purchases coming from Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities, every e-commerce company wants to go Indic. “They (consumers) want to see descriptions in their own language,” Kapoor said.

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      Mentions: Google DGM SnapDeal
    3. Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 to bring Cortana to India

      Nearly three months after Microsoft released Cortana in the US, the virtual assistant is finally going to be available in India. As a part of Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, Microsoft will be launching the alpha version of Cortana in India.

      In addition to a developer preview of Cortana being available in the UK and China, other countries including India, Australia and Canada will be able to try out Cortana.

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      Mentions: Microsoft
    4. Airtel Q1-FY15 profit at Rs 1108 crore; Mobile data revenue at Rs 2204 Cr globally

      India’s largest telco Bharti Airtel has reported a net profit of Rs 1,108 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, registering a significant 60.9% growth from Rs 689 crore in the same quarter last year.

      This was on consolidated revenues of Rs 22,962 crore for the quarter, up 13.3% year-on-year (YoY). The increase in revenues was driven by a significant 73.9% YoY growth in consolidated mobile data revenues to Rs 2,204 crore for the quarter.

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    5. Social trumps search for Indian language publishers online – #NAMAindic

      Around 40% of the traffic that Kannada daily Udayavani gets online is coming from Facebook, Ravi Hegde, Group Editor of Udayavani said at the #NAMA event “The Digital Future of Indic Languages” event last week. Sriram Hebbar, CEO of Greynium Information Technologies (OneIndia) pointed out that while 60% of the traffic for their English section comes from Google*, for the Indian language sites, it is only 20%. Most of their traffic for Indian languages is direct, followed by Facebook.

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    6. This RBI Circular on Exports Can Potentially Kill IT Startups and SMEs in India

      The circular we are talking about is dated 13th September, 2013 vide Notification No. RBI/2013-14/254 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.43, which is effective from October 1, 2013.

      Yes, this circular would impact you if you have anything to do with export of software or even export of service from India irrespective of quantum of revenue you generate from export, thus you would like to read this.

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    7. Amazon To Invest $2B In Its India Marketplace As Competition With Flipkart Intensifies

      Just one day after Flipkart disclosed that it had raised as massive $1 billion round, Amazon has upped the ante by announcing that it will invest $2 billion in its Indian marketplace, which it launched about a year ago. In a statement, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said “At current scale and growth rates, India is on track to be our fastest country ever to a billion dollars in gross…

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    8. Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, Which Will Greatly Expand Cortana’s Footprint

      Fresh on the heels of the announcement and partial release of Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft has a new dose of code for users of its smartphone platform: Update 1. Akin to Update 1 for Windows 8.1, Update 1 for Windows Phone 8.1 contains a welcome mix of quality of life and feature upgrades. I haven’t had any hands-on time with the code, so consider this post a preliminary look at what…

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      Mentions: Nokia Microsoft VPN
    9. Breaking : Intuit India Acquires Jaipur Based KDK Software

      Intuit India has acquired Jaipur based KDK Software, a company that provides cost-effective software solutions to tax professionals and SMEs in the country.

      Post this acquisition, Intuit looks to add a significant base of over 20,000 of KDK Softwares’ customers.  KDK Softwares currently serves 1 in 5 practicing chartered accountants in India, which gives Intuit the needed warchest to take on the competitors like Tally.

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      Mentions: Intuit Intuit India
    10. Indians Will Download 9 Billion Apps By 2015: Report

      Indians are adapting to the digitalization and mobility wave in a big way: By 2015, Indians will collectively download more than 9 billion applications on their mobiles and tablets! Just to give you a comparison of growth, in the year 2012, 1.56 billion apps were downloaded in India, which shows that this sector will witness 75% compound annual growth rate.

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      Mentions: Assocham Deloitte
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