Meerkat Ditches Live Video Streaming for a Video Social Network

Meerkat, an application that came into the spotlight last year for introducing live video broadcasts that leveraged Twitter’s social features, is once again in the news but this time for a different reason. To everyone’s surprise, Meerkat announced it will be ditching live video streaming services in favour of a…

Our latest funding roundup compiles investments in Indian startups engaged in e-commerce, fashion discovery, on-demand transportation, B2B and B2C e-commerce startups. Ninjacart Bengaluru-based Ninjacart, a B2B startup connects farmers and brands to retailers, has raised $3 million (around Rs. 20 crores) in Series A funding round led by Accel Partners,…

BlackBerry Says Seeking Alternatives for WhatsApp Users; Suggests BBM

WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging app owned by Facebook, recently announced it would be ending support for several older mobile OS versions, including BlackBerry 10 OS. However, BlackBerry has now given its official word on the move. The Canadian smartphone maker in a emailed statement says it is “seeking alternatives…

Uber Partners Mumbai Traffic Police to Install Breathalysers

App-based cab aggregator Uber has partnered with the Mumbai traffic police to curb drunk-driving by installing ‘Uber Breathalysers’ at bars and pubs in the city. Uber Breathalyser is a kiosk that analyses alcohol content in a person’s blood and accordingly flashes a red light, if it’s over the legal limit,…

Windows 10 Update Brings New Features, Wider Language Support to Cortana

Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 update, which was seeded to Insiders on the “fast ring” last week, aims to enhance the capabilities of Cortana. The company’s digital personal assistant now supports three more languages, making it functional in 14 languages in total. The Redmond, Washington-based company last week released Windows 10…