The bank has set itself a target of one lakh merchants accepting payments through this route in a couple of months. MUMBAI: With mobile-based payment app Chillr recording over Rs 9 crore worth retail transactions, HDFC Bank is now enrolling shopkeepers to accept account-to-account payments using this app. While many shopkeepers alreadyRead More →

Microsoft-owned Skype is getting fancier on mobile devices, rolling out some serious overhauls for the messaging app on both Android and iOS—including iPad-specific improvements. Here are the details. Skype 6.0 for Android Skype 6.0 for Android. On Android, Skype 6.0 adds a material design update to bring it in lineRead More →

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur (IIT-Kgp) have developed a unique technology via a software that enables conversion of Indian languages into Braille for the visually challenged. The institute is also planning to go for large-scale deployment in West Bengal and other states. The Sparsha Transliteration System developed byRead More →

Google last year added Foursquare-like functionality with an Explore button in its Maps app. The move was seen as an attempt to make the Maps app more than just a location and direction finder. Now, the company has updated the feature to offer curated recommendations to users. Additionally, Google inRead More →

Bengaluru-based online lingerie retailer Zivame announced Thursday that it has raised Rs. 250 crores in its Series C round, and announced the launch of its app – now available on Android. The investment was led by Zodius Technology Fund and Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the strategic investment fund of the GovernmentRead More →

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff criticized ride-sharing software Uber on Wednesday for increasing unemployment, adding to a chorus of labour concerns about the world’s most valuable venture-backed start-up. Rousseff said local authorities must regulate the service, which has led conventional taxi drivers to stage protests and lobby lawmakers in Brazil’s threeRead More →