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    Freshdesk launches new support product Hotline.io for mobile-first businesses

    This is Freshdesk’s third product since its launch in 2011. The other two are Freshdesk, which is a cloud-based comprehensive customer support platform, and Freshservice, launched in 2014, which helps companies meet their internal IT support requests. Bengaluru: Customer support platform provider Freshdesk Inc. on Wednesday announced the launch of a new product called Hotline.io, […]

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    Hrithik Roshan now eyes start-ups, stock markets

    Roshan says healthcare, education, fitness and technology are the four areas in which he is looking for start-ups to invest in. Photo: Hindustan Times Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan’s journey—from a child with a stammer to stardom, and from battling health issues to being a fitness enthusiast—has encouraged him to accept challenges head-on. However, when it […]

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    Flipkart shuts grocery delivery app Nearby

    Flipkart’s move to shut Nearby comes as newly appointed chief executive Binny Bansal is cutting costs and sharpening the company’s focus on its key strengths: electronics and fashion sales and logistics. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint Bangalore: India’s largest e-commerce firm Flipkart Ltd will shut its groceries delivery app, Nearby, less than five months after the company […]

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    Craftsvilla acquires food start-up PlaceofOrigin

    A screen grab of Craftsvilla website. New Delhi: Sequoia-backed Craftsvilla Handicrafts Pvt. Ltd on Friday said it had ventured into the food segment with the acquisition of Bengaluru-based food start-up PlaceofOrigin in an all-stock deal. PlaceofOrigin was founded by two former bankers, Ashish Nichani and Sudarsan Metla, in 2014. The company curates and takes to […]

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    Capillary Tech invests an undisclosed amount in WebEngage

    Capillary, one of India’s most valuable enterprise start-ups having raised about $80 million in venture funding so far. Bengaluru: Capillary Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which offers customer relationship management software and marketing analytics for retailers, has invested an undisclosed amount to buy a stake in business analytics start-up WebEngage. The move to pick up a stake […]

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    Morgan Stanley fund marks down Flipkart stake value by 27%

    Flipkart was valued at $15 billion when it received $700 million from Tiger Global Management, Qatar Investment Authority and other investors in June. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint Bengaluru: A mutual fund investor in Flipkart Ltd, India’s largest e-commerce firm, has slashed the value of its holdings by as much as 27%, the latest indication that the […]

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    Le 1s and Le Max First Impressions

    LeEco, the Chinese Internet conglomerate better known by its former name Letv, has finally launched its first products for the Indian market. The Le Max and Le 1s have been unveiled and will be available in India using the infamous flash sale model, in which interested buyers need to sign up in advance for a […]

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    BlackBerry Priv First Impressions

    BlackBerry launched its first Android smartphone, the BlackBerry Priv, in India on Thursday. The phone represents a big reboot for the company that once ruled the smartphone world back when it was called Research In Motion (RIM). A lot of water has flown through the Grand River since, and we need not waste any more […]