Mumbai based Pokkt pockets $2.5M Series A Funding

Pokkt

Pokkt is an alternate mobile monetization platform that helps owners of paid digital goods and services to monetise their users through an advertiser-funded mode. The developers and publishers of digital content can significantly increase monetization and convert non-paying users into paying users.Rohit Sharma is the Founder & CEO of POKKT. He set set-up the gaming … [Read more...]

Apple’s Environment Friendly Buyouts Continue

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Apple Inc is one of the emerging leaders when it comes to environmental initiatives. Once upon a time Apple had been slammed for its refusal to disclose in any details of its carbon footprint or the environmental impact of its wildly popular iPhones, iPads, iPods and MacBooks."Apple is committed to pursuing energy-efficient growth by increasing our renewable energy … [Read more...]

GrabHouse Plans to Save More Brokerage with New Funds

Grabhouse

It was the spring of 2011 when I moved to Mumbai, the city of dreams. It ceased to be my dream city when I failed to get a place to stay without paying heavy brokerage. Searching an ideal place that suits the budget and the wallet is indeed a challenge to most of us, with very few online options available. It's not the case with just Mumbai but it's same with other metros too. … [Read more...]

Make a Permanent Shift to a Healthier Lifestyle with GOQii

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When you come across Madhuri Dixit along with her beloved husband Dr. Shriram Nene’s name as the investors, like me you would certainly want to know more. I stumbled upon an alluring website and rather inspiring one too. GOQii emphasizes on good living and karma. The website has an option of downloading a wonderful poster wherein all the power words are listed.Being a d … [Read more...]

Box Inc raises $150 million

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Online file sharing and personal cloud content management service company Box Inc bought itself a breathing time. The online-storage startup raised $150 million in funding from private-equity firm TPG and hedge fund Coatue Management, the company said on Monday in a regulatory filing that also provided its latest quarterly results. The new financing which is rare for a company … [Read more...]

Weekly News Roundup

Weekly News Roundup

U.S. privacy group Electronic Privacy Information Centre has filed a formal complaint with the Federate Trade Commission over Facebook’s use of user data in its “emotion contagion” study.Pune based TripHobo, an online travel planning portal announced their series A funding from Bangalore based Kalaari Capital. TripHobo has not disclosed the amount of funding. However, there … [Read more...]

Took a chance to start Chance Global paid off

Chance Global Solutions

Brought up in a lower middleclass family, Mohan was selling cosmetics in college days to earn extra money to support his education and his 6 member family livelihood. Now Mohan proudly owns a company Chance Global Solutions, a unique display technology company with primary focus on providing exclusive media, event and entertainment technologies to corporate organizations, … [Read more...]

Third Phase of NASSCOM 10,000 Startups Initiative Commences

NASSCOM 10,000 Startups initiative

National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) 10,000 Startups is an early-stage incubation and nurturing program to help foster and grow the entrepreneurial ecosystem in India. The program was set-up in March, 2013.NASSCOM announced the commencement of the third phase of NASSCOM 10,000 Startups initiative. It also announced the launch of the NASSCOM … [Read more...]

Flipkart launches its own-branded tablet Digiflip Pro for Rs. 9,999

Digiflip Pro XT 712 Tablet

Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart has entered into the tablet market with the launch of self-branded 7-inch tablet under the brand name Digiflip Pro.As per the Flipkart's site it's termed as the multi-talented Digiflip Pro XT 712 Tablet for Rs. 9,999 competing with Lenovo A7-50 Tablet, HP Slate 7 Voice Tab, and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Neo Tablet. Main specifications of Digiflip … [Read more...]

Six innovative projects to get funds by Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB)

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Automatic Power Machine developed by Varun Kurup, Eco Solar Water Pump by Surish, Drive and Rack System for Ocean by Shaji V V, Floating Solar Plant by Ajay, Hydrogen Stove by Vimal Gopal, and Energy from Flowing Water by Durga Prasad are the projects which receive funding from KSEB.On Saturday the projects were presented before Energy Open Innovation Zone (EOIZ) promoted … [Read more...]