Times Internet acquires US-based cricket broadcaster Willow TV

Willow_TVBennett, Coleman and Company Ltd’s (BCCL) digital arm Times Internet Ltd has acquired US-based cricket broadcaster, Willow TV International Inc. While the exact valuation of the US firm was not disclosed, Times Internet director Satyan Gajwani in an email response to Techcircle.in said the $100 million payout includes the cost of acquiring the sport content [...] [...]

PCCW-backed Vuclip launches OTT platform Viu in India

ViuIt’s raining over-the-top (OTT) platforms in India. And Hong Kong based PCCW Ltd (PCCW) run digital entertainment firm Vuclip Inc is the latest one to join the bandwagon. The digital entertainment firm has launched its second OTT platform, Viu. It already operates one service under the main brand name VuClip. PCCW is the flagship conglomerate [...] [...]

Home services marketplace Angie’s List to drop paywall for a freemium model

9662833011_c37bda3bf6_k While Angie’s List continues to reject acquisition offers, the home services marketplace is taking a big step to boost its online audience, and hopefully the number of people using it to find their next carpenter or masseuse. Today, the company is announcing that it will drop its membership fees, in favor of a freemium model that will make it cost nothing to browse the listings and… Read More

Social discovery app Shouut raises $500K in angel funding

VCCircle_Shouuut2Delhi-based Giant Tech Labs Pvt Ltd, which runs social discovery app Shouut, has raised $500,000 (around Rs 3.4 crore) in seed funding from an undisclosed high networth individual. The development was first reported in Business Standard. Praveen Kocha, founder of Shouut, was quoted saying that the startup will use the funds to scale up operations. Queries sent [...] [...]

Herschel goes high tech with its new magic fabric

Herschel-Supply-Lawson-Backpack-Navy-Nylon-X21-webshop-38 Everyone’s favorite retro backpack maker is heading into the 21st century. The Vancouver-based company has released something called the Lawson Backpack, a grand departure from their olde-timey design and materials. The Lawson uses a rip-stop material called Sealtech which can reseal itself after a small rip or puncture. The material consists of a grid of nylon threads that is able to… Read More