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TimesCity Acquires Gawbl

Gawbl is a mobile app that helps you to quickly decide where you would like to eat based on your mood at that moment

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | August 2, 2013

TimesCity, part of Times Internet, has acquired Gawbl, a mobile product company empowering users to discover new places to eat based on their mood.

Gawbl is a beautifully designed mobile app with a unique recommendation engine, that matches a user’s mood with restaurants nearby. In just a click, users can find relevant information to make an informed choice. Gawbl was designed and developed by a Pune based team, led by its founder, ChiraghKirpalani. Chiragh will join TimesCity as the head of mobile.

­­TimeCity is committed to delivering the world class services to customers need to drive their business goals and suit their lifestyles. By listening to our customers, TimeCity continues to identify areas to expand our offerings with expertise in those areas. We hope to better serve the customers of the companies we acquire by preserving the characteristics that make that company successful, while leveraging TimeCity’s strengths to grow the business and expand its offerings to customers satisfactions.

“Users are increasingly looking for apps that make it easy for them to decide on the go, and our mission at TimesCity is to be their companion when it comes to having a great time in their city. The addition of the Gawbl team will enable us to deliver a truly amazing mobile first user experience for the TimesCity community”, said Miten Sampat, Business Head of TimesCity.

“After having met with Satyan & Miten at Times Internet, I realized that we shared a common vision around discovering great things nearby. Working with the Times Group, I believe we can bring a great user experience to a wider user base across India”, said ChiraghKirpalani, who founded Gawbl.

Satyan Gajwani, CEO of Times Internet, said “Gawbl is a great fit for us because it’s an outstanding product built by a strong entrepreneur, and it will increase our mobile-first orientation to the digital world. TimesCity will focus on building a strong mobile footprint, and the Gawbl team is a key part of that.”

TimesCity is a destination for users to discover the best of what’s hot in their city. Through its coverage of food, nightlife, events, and movies, TimesCity currently caters to the lifestyleneeds of consumers across 11 cities in India.

The terms of the deal are not being disclosed by either party.

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