Google Pushes Android One To Africa

 Google is ramping up its Android One affordable smartphone program with a push into Africa. The first Android One smartphone for the region is being made by OEM Infinix, and is launching in Nigeria, Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya and Morocco to... [...]

IIFL to raise $153M to invest in startups, VC funds

IIFL Holdings Ltd’s (formerly India Infoline) wealth management unit, IIFL Wealth Management Ltd, is looking to raise Rs 1,000 crore ($153.4 million) to invest in startups and venture capital funds. IIFL itself is going to invest Rs 25-50 crore in the fund and expects to make the first close by next month. It is also [...] [...]

Hindi content consumption on internet growing at 94%: Google

Catering to the internet users in tier II and III towns, technology giant Google is now focusing to expand usage of its products like ‘Maps’ and ‘Search’ in vernacular languages, especially Hindi. “While there are an estimated 500 million speakers of Hindi, there are just 100,000 Wikipedia articles. India’s Internet population is growing really fast, [...] [...]

Fashion discovery app Roposo raises $15M more from Tiger Global

Gurgaon-headquartered Relevant e-solutions Pvt Ltd, the startup behind fashion-focused social network, has raised $15 million (Rs 98.3 crore) from existing investor Tiger Global Management, as per a press statement. The company will use the funding to build a strong team, reinforce technological infrastructure and for revamping its product portfolio. In March, Roposo had raised $5 million [...] [...]