Theresa May’s Brexit Vote Defeat Complicates Indian IT Firms’ Future

The huge blow to British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal in the House of Commons has further complicated an already-uncertain environment for Indian IT services firms. The UK is the second-largest market for the Indian IT industry after the US, and…

Netflix Hasn’t Increased Prices In India Probably Because It Can’t Afford To

On Jan. 15, video streaming service, Netflix, made headlines as it increased its subscription cost by 13-18% across the US and Latin America. This is the biggest increase by the company since its inception 12 years ago and will impact 58 million American subscribers,…

Hike Shows Why Super Apps Don’t Work In India The Way They Do In China

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Kavin Mittal Redraws Game Plan, To Unbundle Hike

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As Action Moves To Cloud, Server Sales Take A Hit

Server sales in India declined for the first time due to weak demand from IT services firms, whose clients are increasingly renting space on the cloud to host applications instead of setting up their own infrastructure. Analysts said there were examples of…

Indian Travellers Are Chasing Cheap Chills This Winter

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Tiger Global’s Stake In Razorpay To Increase With ESOP Buyback Plan

US-based hedge fund and venture investor Tiger Global Management is buying back the shares of 140 employees at payments firm Razorpay via an employee stock option (ESOP) plan, a statement by the Bengaluru-based startup said. The investor is buying the…

OYO Already Had The Bucks. Now It Has A CEO Who Can Use Them.

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As Jack Dorsey Visits India, Experts Feel Twitter Still Has A Long Way To Go Here

Even as Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey makes the right noises on his maiden visit to India, experts feel the social media platform has missed several opportunities to make itself relevant in the country. “At a time when the current government…

India Has Already Hit Record Number of $1 Billion Startups This Year

You get a clear sense of Policybazaar’s target audience the first time you watch Yama, the Hindu god of death, drag a bedridden man to hell for failing to buy insurance. In a series of melodramatic TV spots, the fearsome deity,…

Visa, Mastercard, Amex In Breach As Deadline For Data Localisation Passes

As the deadline for payment companies to comply with the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) data localisation rule ran out, major payment network players, including Visa and Mastercard, were in breach. While there was no official word on the status…

Digging Deeper – Data localisation: RBI deadline ends

The RBI's deadline of 15 October for all payment system operators to comply with the central bank’s data localisation norms just went by. Companies like Visa, American Express, Facebook, PayPal, Mastercard, Google and WhatsApp are required, as per the Reserve…

Visa, Mastercard, Amex In Breach As Deadline For Data Localisation Passes

As the deadline for payment companies to comply with the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) data localisation rule ran out, major payment network players, including Visa and Mastercard, were in breach. While there was no official word on the status…

How 5-star Hotels Are Using Tech To Improve Customer Relations

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RBI Unlikely To Extend Oct 15 Deadline On Data Localisation

The Reserve Bank of India is unlikely to extend the October 15 deadline for the payments ecosystem players to set up a facility to store transaction-related data in India. Those players that do not comply with the central bank’s April…

Oracle Blockchain Service Speeds Up Transactions Of Global Businesses Securely

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Dell Beats HPE To Become Global Market Leader In Server Sales

After over two decades of selling servers, Dell Technologies, for the first time, has become the undisputed leader in both units and revenue for servers worldwide, in the first quarter (January-March) of the calendar year 2018, said a top executive…

Dell Sharpens Focus On AI Suite As It Prepares For A Digital Future

Dell is sharpening its focus on technologies like AI suite comprising machine learning and deep learning, IoT, robotics, human-machine partnerships—all in an effort to stay relevant in the digital world. According to a Greyhound survey titled ‘State of AI 2017’,…

Jack Of All Trades: What Really Happened To Hike Messenger?

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Why Indian Startups Are Worried About GDPR Complaince

Indian companies, including startups, have been trying to make sense of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into effect on May 25, while taking initial steps to inform their customers about the new law and protecting…

An Indian Unicorn Admits It Screwed Up And Is Rebooting With Layoffs

In the rush to grow rapidly, several Indian startups have over the last year ventured into areas not directly related to their core businesses. For instance, in December 2017, ride-hailing startup Ola acquired food-delivery startup Foodpanda and e-commerce major Flipkart is reportedly in…

MapmyIndia 2.0: Battling For Supremacy

A long-drawn battle for supremacy is underway in India’s online navigation space and the country’s oldest mapmaker, MapmyIndia, is busy readying its war chest to slug it out. MapmyIndia, owned by CE Info Systems that was founded by the husband-wife…

Cognizant Tax Evasion Issue Unlikely To Have Significant Impact

Industry experts believe that Cognizant will not see much impact from its ongoing case with the income tax authorities in India. "Cognizant is not a company that is known to be non-compliant. That said, a company of its stature should…

Facebook: Too Big To Delete?

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As MapmyIndia enters Google territory, can it beat the Goliath of internet?

It was a late January morning. Bitter winter had just taken leave of Delhi. Rakesh Verma, founder and CEO of MapmyIndia, settled down in his Jaguar, tapped on the built-in navigator and entered the destination: Kailash Colony Metro Station, barely…

Oyo builds tech arsenal to cope with expansion

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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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WhatsApp Has Business Chat, Payment Sectors In Its Sights

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Will Flipkart’s ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ Feature Emulate The Magic Of Cash On Delivery?

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