Paytm, Indias Largest Mobile Payments Platform, Acquires Local Services Startup Near.in for $2M

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 Paytm, which claims to be India’s leading mobile payment platform, has acquired local services startup Near.in for $ 2 million to strengthen its online-to-offline commerce strategy. Founded in December 2014, Near.in’s website and app connects users in four cities (Delhi,… Continue Reading

Google Crowdsources Business Listing Corrections, Map Edits With Expanded Local Guides Program

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 Google today is expanding its Local Guides program – the company’s answer to Yelp’s Elites, which encourages and rewards users for providing information on area businesses, including reviews, photos, and other details. That program has now receiveda significant update involvinga… Continue Reading