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India Funding Roundup: A B2B Fruit Marketplace, Telemedicine Platform, and More

Our latest funding roundup compiles investments in Indian startups engaged in price comparison engines, B2B marketplaces, hyperlocal discovery, telemedicine, and hospitality. VegFru SaaS (Software as a Service) player Wingify on Monday made an undisclosed investment in VegFru.com, an online B2B marketplace that connects farmers and suppliers…

Hike Takes on Line and WeChat With Games on Hike

Hike isn’t just a messaging app. In an attempt to emulate the likes of Line and WeChat, you can play games on it as well. Labelled as Games on Hike – Beta, there are five games you can play. These are Chess, Snake, Solitaire, Sudoku, and…

Google Photos for Web Gets Easier Uploading, Keyboard Shortcuts

Google has updated its Google Photos client for the Web. The search giant this time has improved the uploading process for Web users and has introduced keyboard shortcuts as well in the update. As per the company, the Google Photos Web client would let users save…

Artificial Comet May Help Decode Origin of Life on Earth

In a first, researchers have shown that ribose – a sugar that is one of the building blocks of genetic material in living organisms – may have formed in ice on comets. The genetic material of all living organisms on Earth, as well as of viruses,…

Fallout 4 Fan Recreates The Walking Dead Trailer

Matt Hamlin is a UK-based video gamer who loves Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic role-playing game Fallout 4 and making videos for his YouTube channel. Adding to his recent speciality of recreating trailers for movies and TV shows inside Fallout 4 – which included the likes of Daredevil, House…

Apple Watch 2 Tipped to Launch at WWDC; New iPhone 7 Details Emerge

An analyst has claimed that Apple may refresh the Apple Watch in June at its annual developer conference – WWDC. In addition, new details about the next iPhone have emerged, claiming a better battery than previous generations as well as a thinner body. Analyst Brian White…

Scientists Discover Hot Super-Earths Being Stripped by Host Stars

Using data from Nasa’s Kepler space telescope, astrophysicists from the University of Birmingham have discovered extra-solar planets whose atmospheres have been stripped away by their host stars. According to them, planets with gaseous atmospheres that lie very close to their host stars are bombarded by a…

How Sour Patch Kids’ Famous Mascot Sent Sales Soaring

Sour Patch Kids’ heavy investment into online content generates huge returns in cultural currency. Marketers of commodity brands, especially those aimed at teenagers, have long been aware of the need to deliver experience along with their products. It’s a tough trick to pull off, which is…

Does the Original Product Idea Always Mean Go-To Market Success?

How important is the quality of the raw (or original) idea to new product success? It seems like a no-brainer to say that it is critically important. Research certainly shows that superior products are more likely to succeed. The problem is, that’s the final product, not…