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    1. NewsHunt Finds Traction In Singular Magazine Editions As e–Subscriptions

      NewsHunt Finds Traction In Singular Magazine Editions As e–Subscriptions

      NewsHunt has attempted to offer singular magazine editions as eBooks and appears to be gaining traction.

      One of the well performing Reading Apps from India, NewsHunt has tied–up with Delhi Press to launch popular magazines like Manohar Kahaniyan, Saras Salil The Caravan, etc., explained NewsHunt, “We are now working with Delhi Press to offer content from all the group’s 37 magazines on our app”.  These magazines are immensely popular in Physical Print.

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    2. Pune’s SoftTech Raises Funding From Jaipur Based Rajasthan Venture Capital Fund

      Pune’s SoftTech Raises Funding From Jaipur Based Rajasthan Venture Capital Fund

      Pune based software company SoftTech, has raised funding from Jaipur based Rajasthan Venture Capital Fund (RVCF).

      The investment by RVCF was part of its SME Tech Fund, launched in 2008-09 to invest in high growth sectors. However, neither of the party has divulged the exact amount. Still, SoftTech plans to use the funds to increase overseas sales, boost marketing efforts and also invest in new product development.

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    3. ThoughtBuzz Launches New Product Omni G To Offer Multi–Platform Social Media Analytics

      ThoughtBuzz Launches New Product Omni G To Offer Multi–Platform Social Media Analytics

      ThoughtBuzz today announced the launch of its new analytics platform – Omnio G.

      The product is designed to help organizations listen, discover, measure and engage with today’s social and mobile first consumers.

      What does Omnio G offer? Omnio G is not the first product from ThoughtBuzz; however, it is the first to offer multi–platform support.

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    4. Online Visits To Mobile Phone Websites Grew By 247% On Yearly Basis: IAMAI Report

      Online Visits To Mobile Phone Websites Grew By 247% On Yearly Basis: IAMAI Report

      According to the latest Internet Economy Watch report, published jointly by the Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and “Indian Market Research Bureau (IMRB), the online user visit to various websites to look for mobile phones has gone up from 5.41 Million in February 2013 to 18.77 Million in February 2014 registering a YoY growth of 247%.

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    5. Twitter Grabs SecondSync and Mesagraph To Strengthen Social TV Offerings

      Twitter Grabs SecondSync and Mesagraph To Strengthen Social TV Offerings

      Twitter acquired two independent companies; SecondSync and Mesagraph.

      Micro blogging network Twitter has bought two individual companies in separate procurement process in an apparent effort to strengthen its Social TV offerings.  One of the bought companies is France based SecondSync and the other one is UK based Mesagraph. The companies have revised their respective landing pages to confirm the acquisition. However, the exact amount has not been disclosed.

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    6. Wipro Turns To Colleges For Educating Youth About Data Analytics As Demand Surges

      Wipro Turns To Colleges For Educating Youth About Data Analytics As Demand Surges

      Wipro Technologies is in active talks with engineering colleges to introduce courses in Data Analytics as part of their curriculum.

      Understanding the increasing demand of qualified engineers especially in the field of Data Analytics and Big Data in general, Wipro appears to have spearheaded a campaign that might eventually see the addition of a new subject or maybe even a new stream to existing curriculum.

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    7. JunoTele Allows You To Recharge Your Phone In The Middle Of A Call

      JunoTele Allows You To Recharge Your Phone In The Middle Of A Call

      JunoTele Solutions Pvt. Ltd. has come up with a Really Real-Time Charging Platform (RRTC) that will allow mobile subscribers to recharge without interrupting their call.

      Additionally, the company has even come–up a Voice SMS product that allows the caller to leave a custom recorded message for the recipient. With these services, the company is planning to enter other markets that majorly offer prepaid services like Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

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    8. Greencart Secures $1.5 Million From Techno Group

      Greencart Secures $1.5 Million From Techno Group

      Greencart, which sells fresh fruits and vegetables online, has raised US$ 1.5 Million from Techno Group.

      The funds will be utilized in expanding operations and distribution channels. Additionally, the company is keen to enhance its supplier base to bolster its sourcing network.

      Greencart claims to offer more than 1,500 products in over thirty categories. The Mumbai based company, founded by Rajiv Tevtiya, Kiran Tevtiya and Devidas Mule switched–on the portal last year.

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    9. Intel Participates In $ 900 Mn. Funding For Cloudera, Betting Big On The Cloud Tech?

      Cloud based Software Group Cloudera has raised US$ 900 Million in funding round, led by Intel Corporation.

      The company offers Big Data Services to large corporates and is looking to expand its services and client base.

      Considering the quantum of investment, it is quite clear that Intel strongly feels Cloud based services are sure to be the next big thing. The chip maker’s investment in the total fund is the highest and the company now reportedly owns 18% stake in the company.

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    10. ISPs Cannot Ensure Children Below 13 Are Barred From Social Sites

      ISPs Cannot Ensure Children Below 13 Are Barred From Social Sites

      The Government has been officially told that Internet Service Providers (ISP) will not be able to ensure that underage users are prevented from accessing Social Media sites.

      ISPs have told the Government that they do not have any means to check if the user is underage and hence cannot prevent them from accessing Social Media sites.

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    11. Haptik Attempting To Simplify Customer Support Through Instant Messaging Platform

      Haptik Attempting To Simplify Customer Support Through Instant Messaging Platform

      Mumbai based Haptik has launched an app of the same name which attempts to connect customers with customer support via instant messaging.

      The startup launched the App for iOS as well as Android and claims to have already got about 100 brands onboard. The app plans to give Indian ‘Customer Support’ a complete makeover by letting users chat with experts and get help with customer support issues, FAQs and information.

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    12. Hacked Social Media Accounts More Valuable Than Stolen Credit Card Details: RAND and Juniper Report

      Hacked Social Media Accounts More Valuable Than Stolen Credit Card Details: RAND and Juniper Report

      The Digital World is now the preferred target for hackers as compromised Social Media Accounts have become more profitable than stolen Credit Card details.

      A report titled ‘Markets for Cybercrime Tools and Stolen Data’ compiled by National Security Research Division (RAND) and commissioned by Juniper Networks has highlighted a unique development wherein hacked Social Media accounts are more valuable than illegally sourced Credit Card details.

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    13. GradeStack Secures Series A Funding From Times Internet

      GradeStack Secures Series A Funding From Times Internet

      Delhi based GradeStack has secured funding from Times Internet Limited (TIL).

      Though the funding amount hasn’t been disclosed, it is expected to be utilized to extend the marketing efforts and add more content developers and publishers, besides expanding scope of the platform.

      Started merely a year back, this is GradeStack’s second round of funding. The company managed to raise Rs. 10 Lakh in lieu of 10% of its stake when it was a part of TLabs’ Summer 2013 batch.

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    14. Unexplored iOS 7 Features Used By FireChat Allows Instant Messaging Without Internet Connectivity

      Unexplored iOS 7 Features Used By FireChat Allows Instant Messaging Without Internet Connectivity

      A new iOS 7 app, FireChat is being eagerly downloaded from Apple’s App Store as it allows instant messaging between phones without the need of a Data Pack or raking-up SMS charges too.

      The FireChat app has already become very popular, but its backend framework wasn’t possible until the latest iOS Operating System, iOS 7 was released. FireChat makes use of the Multipeer Connectivity Framework and is developed by the crowd-sourced connectivity provider OpenGarden.

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    15. Tata Docomo Adds WiFi Connectivity To Kolkata Buses

      Tata Docomo Adds WiFi Connectivity To Kolkata Buses

      Tata Docomo has added WiFi (Wireless Internet) connectivity on Buses in Kolkata.

      The unified telecom brand of Tata Teleservices has announced this Pilot Project on select routes of Buses plying on Kolkata’s roads. The usage is free initially. Presently, people will be able to identify the buses with WiFi Connectivity owing to the extensive branding on the exterior.

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    16. Solaron Raises Funding From Indian Angel Network

      Solaron Raises Funding From Indian Angel Network

      Solaron, a Big Data based Rating Agency, is in final stages of raising funding from Indian Angel Network (IAN).

      Bangalore based Solaron Sustainability Services Pvt Ltd could soon raise, as yet undisclosed amount in funding from IAN. The funds are said to assist the company in hiring new talent and expand overseas, preferably in the United Kingdom (UK). Solaron co-founder Vipul Arora has confirmed the development, but hasn’t offered any more details.

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    17. Twitter To Launch Ad Product For App Makers

      Twitter To Launch Ad Product For App Makers

      Micro blogging network Twitter is planning to release a new Mobile Advertising product meant for App Developers to enhance exposure of their creations.

      Twitter will soon release an advertising platform meant exclusively for Mobile App Makers. The platform is intended to further increase the awareness of the apps and encourage smartphone users to download and use them.

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    18. Google Offers A Live Trending Map Of India’s Politicians In Revamped Elections Page

      Google has offered a newly reworked Elections Page for the Great General Elections soon to be held in India.

      Significantly extending the ‘Pledge to Vote’ campaign that the search giant exercised recently, Google has revamped the core Elections Page and has come–up with nifty Live Trending features that offer an instant glimpse about popular politicians.

      The new Elections Page is now a more vibrant and continually updated sub–domain that is bifurcated into three separate sub–sections which are:

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    19. Awaaz Takes On The VoIP Market With Innovative Call Routing

      Awaaz Takes On The VoIP Market With Innovative Call Routing

      Awaaz is attempting to revolutionize the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) market with innovative call authoring and routine techniques.

      Developed by Anuj Jain, Awaaz App is a clever amalgamation of mobile number authentication as well as internet based call routing to offer a simplistic calling solution to the end–user, while saving on the call–costs.

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    20. Kotak Mahindra Bank To Allow Patrons Get Account Updates Via Twitter

      Kotak Mahindra Bank is about to launch an innovative solution that will allow its customers get Account Updates via micro–blogging platform Twitter.

      The 140 character service will soon serve as a self–service extension of Kotak Mahindra Bank. With its tie–up with Twitter, the Bank is also expected to offer many non–financial service transactions too.

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    21. Citrus Pay Comes Up With ‘Project 0’ To Offer Quick e–Payment Setup For Merchants

      Citrus Pay Comes Up With ‘Project 0’ To Offer Quick e–Payment Setup For Merchants

      Payment Processing Company Citrus Pay has launched a new solution to make e–Payment Setup quicker.

      Christened ‘Project 0’, Citrus Pay is confident of bringing down the time required to setup a virtual store with payment gateway integrated into the same. The Payment Gateway solution is valid for new as well as existing participating merchants.

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    22. Google Announces Substantial Reductions In Cloud Services Charges To Stay Ahead of Competition

      Google Announces Substantial Reductions In Cloud Services Charges To Stay Ahead of Competition

      Google Inc. has slashed prices of its cloud-computing services to stay ahead of its competitors.

      At the Cloud Platform event, Google stayed true to promise with substantial reductions across its entire bouquet of services that fall under the Cloud Computing Services. Cumulatively known as Google Compute Engine, the entire line–up has seen an overall drop of more than 30% across all sizes, regions and classes. Additionally, the company is trying to offer simplicity in pricing and tariffs.

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