A Tech Billionaire and The Case of The Bumbling Blackmailers

The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has a reputation as a rough place, with one of the highest levels of crime in the country. In May, a dozen local politicians received WhatsApp messages that threatened harm to their families unless they paid $14,000. Yet…

WhatsApp: The New Business Card, Storefront, And Cash Register

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“WhatsApp wins India’s payment wars!” No. That’s fake news.

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Festival Season Sales: E-commerce Is Battling Note Ban, GST Blues; Paytm Mall May Just Muddy The Waters More

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Digital Payments: Paytm’s Biggest Contender Will Be WhatsApp Or Amazon?

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Amazon Pay Plans Mobile Recharges, Could Be Tough Competition For Paytm, MobiKwik

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India’s E-Commerce Groups Urge To Stop Alibaba

A decade after allowing Amazon to start what would become India's largest online marketplace, Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal appealed for government protection against his former employer. "Alibaba could approach the e-commerce unit as a complement to Paytm's core business, hoping…

How Start-Ups Die Plop!

Start-ups, the playfield of the young and the restless, have had a hard reality check. Sanchit Vir Gogia, Founder & CEO, Greyhound Knowledge Group, calls 2016 “a year of anxi­ety” for Indian start-ups, with “a much-needed mar­ket correction” that saw…

Indian Startups Should Focus On Sustainability, Stop Chasing Unicorn Tag

The next company that is being greenlighted to enter the prestigious Unicorn club of startups is Oyo Rooms, a SoftBank-backed budget hotel aggregator. On Oyo’s likelihood of becoming a unicorn, Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and CEO, Greyhound Research, said…

Are Job Cuts At Snapdeal A Precursor To Its Merger With Alibaba And Paytm?

If Snapdeal follows the rule of the game, the company would deny any kind of merger talks with rival Paytm, or with investor Alibaba, unless a deal is concluded, at least verbally. “It will offer a new lease of life…

Uber-Reliance Jio Partnership Signals Larger Battle In Mobile Wallets

Mukesh Ambani-promoted Reliance Jio’s partnership with Uber, the American cab-hailing company announced on Monday, signals a larger battle in the mobile wallet space where Paytm leads with over 160 million users. Airtel could not gather the critical user base while…

Dance Of The Damned: Is The Paytm Founder Celebrating Too Soon?

At 43, Vijay Shekhar Sharma’s energy level is palpable, as he danced on “Malhari” the song from actor Ranveer Singh’s movie Bajirao Mastani, at the annual Paytm event. But Sharma forgot that in the era of internet, on which Paytm’s…

Grocers Suffer As Wholesalers, Distributors Still Not On Paytm

The government’s demonetisation of ₹500 and ₹1,000 currency notes has led to the meteoric rise of Paytm, India’s largest digital wallet and payment company. “When the cash is back, it will be a challenge. We will have to see how…

Paytm Goes After Insurance – To Cover Auto, Cab Drivers

India’s largest digital payments company, Paytm, through its mobile wallets is looking at ways to revolutionise India’s insurance business. It has launched a program to offer health insurance to auto and cab drivers – 300,000 of them – who use…

外媒:加码Paytm 阿里巴巴将推天猫印度

8月15日消息,据印度斯坦时报(hindustantimes.com)报道,阿里巴巴正和印度最大移动支付和商务平台Paytm商议,将全资收购或持股后者旗下的电商平台Paytm Mall。 “一旦这种情况发生,阿里巴巴能够获得Paytm Mall很大一部分。阿里巴巴在印度就不用从头开始了。”Greyhound Research的首席分析师Sanchit Vir Gogia说。 Source: China.com | 10jqka.com.cn | Yinhang123.net | ebrun.com | toutiao.com | Colabug.com | dgju.com | rizhuan300.com | peng-yuan.com | chinaef.com |  

Alibaba Eyes India Market, In Talks To Take Control Of Paytm Mall

China’s internet giant, the Jack Ma-controlled Alibaba, might soon start competing with Amazon and Flipkart in India as it eyes new markets to hit Ma’s target of two billion users. Alibaba, which posted quarterly revenue of $4.84 billion on Thursday,…