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Japanese automaker Toyota tops in global vehicle sales

Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. has topped in global vehicle sales in 2014 by selling 10.23 million vehicles, beating Volkswagen and General Motors.

While, Germen automaker Volkswagen AG is second in global vehicle sales list and has sold 10.14 million vehicles in 2014.

Detroit-based General Motors (GM) is third in the list and has sold at 9.92 million vehicles.

Some facts

  • In 2014, Toyota’s sales grew 6 per cent in the U.S, 13 per cent in China, and 10 per cent in Brazil compared to year 2013.
  • But in 2011, company had suffered a setback in top position rank, when its production was hit by the earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan but it made a comeback as No. 1 in 2012.
  • It should be noted that, GM was top-selling automaker for more than seven decades. But in 2008, it was surpassed by Toyota.

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Twitter buys Indian start-up ZipDial

Leading social networking website Twitter has bought Indian mobile marketing start-up ZipDial. It will be first Indian technology product startup to be bought by Twitter.

This deal is expected to cost Twitter around $34-35 million (Rs 215 crore).

About ZipDial

  • It is Bengaluru based startup, founded in 2011. It is co-founded by Valerie Wagoner, an American origin entrepreneur who graduated from Stanford University.
  • ZipDial’s mobile marketing platform gives information about businesses to users when they place a missed call.
  • This interaction information is useful in areas where people aren’t always connected to the Internet or can access data only through intermittent Wi-Fi networks
  • Its mobile mobile marketing platform has nearly 60 million users, which includes the world’s leading brands and media companies.

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