Goodbox Acquires SmartPocket, a Mobile Wallet for Loyalty Credits

    Nexus Ventures-backed [Goodbox](http://gadgets.ndtv.com/tags/goodbox), which calls itself a conversational m-commerce startup, announced Wednesday that it will be acquiring SmartPocket, a mobile wallet solution for loyalty cards. The acquisition sum was not disclosed. SmartPocket founders Kiran Shastri and Mayank Shah will be joining the leadership team at Goodbox post acquisition, the company said. Goodbox provides a mobile […]

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    Amazon Veers Into Labour Law Fight Zone for Hurried Deliveries

    Amazon.com Inc.’s Uber-esque foray into ultra-fast delivery has landed it in court with drivers claiming they’re being exploited. It’s the same claim facing Uber Technologies Inc. and others using on-demand workers who now insist on being treated like regular employees. The Seattle-based e-commerce pioneer raced ahead anyway, expanding use of independent contractors nationwide to meet […]

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    Music Streamer Deezer Raises EUR 100 Million After Abandoned IPO

    France-based music streaming service Deezer says it has raised EUR 100 million (roughly Rs. 741 crores) from its two largest shareholders to fuel its expansion after abandoning plans for an initial public offering of stock last year. The funds from Access Industries and French telecoms giant Orange will help pay for marketing in key European […]

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    Thomas Cook India Launches Its End-to-End Holiday App

    Integrated travel and travel related financial services company Thomas Cook India has launched an appthat allows customers to search, select and buy their holidays instantly, a company statement said on Wednesday. “With India’s mobile commerce market expected to grow exponentially by 850 percent, to $19 billion (roughly Rs. 1,29,210 crores) by 2019, and with Cisco […]

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    Uber CEO Says Working With Airbus on Helicopter Service

    Uber Technologies Inc is working with Airbus Group SE to provide on-demand helicopter services, Uber co-founder and chief executive Travis Kalanick said on Tuesday. “The point is if you can push a button and can get a ride, then why not push a button and get a helicopter,” Kalanick said talking to students at the […]

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    Adele’s Hello Becomes Fastest Video to Reach a Billion Views on YouTube

    Adele has broken another record – her video for “Hello” is the quickest to reach one billion views on YouTube. “Hello,” a ballad that ended a four-year album hiatus for the British singer, entered the exclusive one billion-view club late Monday just 88 days after its release. It easily broke the speed record set by […]

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    Trello Announces Power-Ups Platform With Support for Zendesk, Giphy, and More

    Trello, a popular Web-based project management application, has just gotten more powerful. The company has announced Power-Ups Platform, a feature that enables the service to fetch information from outside sources. Some of the services that it currently supports include Zendesk, SurveyMonkey, and Giphy. Trello announced on Monday the Power-Ups Platform. The feature gleans information and […]

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    This is Arun Jaitley’s most difficult decision yet as finance minister

    Photo Credit: IANS 14.7K Total Views Economists are divided. Industry as always wants more money from the government. But the Reserve Bank of India governor and even the NITI Aayog chairman are clear that any such decision would be dangerous. Which leaves Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with his most difficult choice yet, ahead of his […]

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    Is India really behind Nepal’s economic blockade?

    Photo Credit: Diptendu Dutta/AFP 27K Total Views An economic blockade in the Terai along India’s border with Nepal has caused acute shortages and price rise in land-locked Nepal. What is the cause of this crisis, and what is India’s role? What are the demands of Madhesis protestors opposing Nepal’s new Constitution, and what is the […]