Roundup: Japan’s Rakuten Opens Dev Center in India; Hungama Launches PRO

Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten has opened a new development and operations center in the country.
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RakutenJapanese e-commerce company Rakuten has opened a new development and operations center in the country. The company has partnered with US based PROLIM Global Corporation to launch the center in Bangalore.

The company said

For Rakuten, the talent and expertise of both its full-time and partner staff are an invaluable resource. However, while the company retains the knowledge and expertise of its full-time personnel, it is more challenging to achieve this with partner staff, who are often only involved on a project-by-project basis.

Rakuten has such centers in Beijing, San Francisco, US & Singapore. So far, we haven’t heard of any plans to launch its own e-commerce business in India.

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Hungama Launches PRO for Native Apps

Music streaming service Hungama has launched Hungama PRO for its native app. It streams music videos along with audio and not just play the song. It will also cache content so that the user can play music and videos without internet. The company says that it will reduce data usage as well.

Hungama has also partnered with telecom companies to do operator billing. Customers can also subscribe to PRO using their Google Wallet for a fee of Rs 110 per month.

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