Sticker search app Emojifi raises angel funding

For-Emojify-Story-TC_ThinkstockPhotos-521089304_feEmojifi, an app that provides live emoji, sticker and graphics interchange format (GIF) suggestions based on the typed words across chat platforms, has raised angel funding from two Hyderabad-based unnamed angel investors, it said in a statement. The capital will be used for marketing and enhancing the product. The company is also in the final […]

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Kavin Mittal gets 24-fold hike in FY16

Kavin Bharti Mittal, founder, HikeKavin Bharti Mittal, CEO at Hike Ltd, received an almost 24-fold increase in compensation for 2015-16, as the messaging app expanded its operations and attracted marquee investors. Mittal received total remuneration of Rs 18.28 crore for the year through March 2016, according to the company’s annual report. This compares with the Rs 74.61 lakh he […]

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With Snapchat as focus, Facebook Messenger launches camera

facebook_feFacebook’s standalone messaging app has introduced a front and rear camera that comes packed with many features once pioneered by its rival Snapchat. The new camera lets users add stickers, emojis, real-time masks and Prisma-like filters among other features. The new feature will be rolled out globally for both iOS and Android starting Thursday, Facebook […]

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We’re going to be playing an entirely different ball game in 2017, says Hike’s Kavin Bharti Mittal

Kavin Bharti MittalHaving entered the coveted $1-billion-club of startups in India, Kavin Bharti Mittal is more confident than ever about the success of his four-year-old startup Hike. In August, the messaging app raised $175 million (Rs 1,170 crore) from China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd, Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group and other investors. Hike’s rivals, incidentally, include global tech giants […]

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