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 →

Mumbai-based Wallet based mobile payments app Pointshelf announced plans to integrate Bitcoin wallets on Twitter Wednesday. Shiladitya Mukhopadhyaya, Co-Founder at Pointshelf, said that his app is focused on connecting merchants and customers, focusing on the F&B (food and beverage) sector at the moment. “We want to be the universal paymentRead More →

The CyanogenMod open-source community on Monday released CyanogenMod 12.1 stable builds based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, alongside security releases for CM11.0 and CM12.0 including fixes for the Stagefright vulnerability and other recent security disclosures. The firm says that not all the CM-based devices would be receiving these releases. Only thoseRead More →

Samsung in partnership with Axel Springer, a digital publisher in Europe, has announced Upday, an aggregated news content platform for Galaxy devices. The news aggregator platform launch from Samsung comes few months after Apple announced News, an improved app replacing AppleNewsstand for users to keep up with news and articles.Read More →

If you wanted to check out the best happy hours deal in your neighbourhood, there’s now an app that curates over 8,000 nightspots in more than 700 localities across 15 cities in India. Happitoo, an Airbnb-like app that helps you explore the local nightlife, launched on Google Play on AugustRead More →

Infosys on Wednesday launched two new financial products for the Indian market that will help it tap the multi-million dollar opportunity in the newly announced payments banks segment. The two products – Finacle Payments Bank and Finacle Small Finance Bank solutions – are part of EdgeVerve Systems, the product subsidiaryRead More →

Snapdeal has acquired Reduce Data, a Silicon Valley startup, for an undisclosed amount to strengthen its discovery platform as the e-commerce major competes head-on with giants like Flipkart and Amazon. The Mountain View-based company has a programmatic display advertising platform that leverages artificial intelligence, real-time data, and other tools. FoundedRead More →