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…

Axis Bank buys FreeCharge for USD 60 Million

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Amazon Pay Gets $20 Mn From Parent, Rolls Out Third-Party Payment Services

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WhatsApp Has Business Chat, Payment Sectors In Its Sights

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MobiKwik Stops Cashback To Start Loyalty Programme, Reduce Burn By 25%

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M-Wallet Companies Look To Forge Partnerships With Insurance Firms

Mobile-wallet ventures are increasingly looking for partnerships with insurance companies in an effort to minimise their liability with risks from cyber security breaches on the rise. “A lot of times, hardware is mass produced and software just gets designed around…

The Pillars That Maketh A True Cashless Society

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印度迎来十月节日大促,各大电商却无法烧钱打折?

往年的节日大促中,印度电商狂打“价格战”,商品价格甚至低至1卢布。今年,资本寒冬和政策变动让印度电商的日子不太好过,玩好十月开始的大促季显得困难重重。作者 | 路遥印度的销售旺季一般从10月拉开帷幕,到排灯节(每年10月或11月中)左右达到最高峰。往年,印度电商都会用巨额折扣吸引消费者,但今年三月印度出台的电商新政禁止电商打折促销,扰乱市场价格。 咨询公司Greyhound Research的首席研究员 Sanchit Vir Gogia表示:“今年各大电商都在改进技术,备战节日促销。希望他们今年别再犯同一个错误了。” 今年,Flipkart和Snapdeal的官网大促从10月2日开始到10月6日结束,拉长的促销日或许能让他们控制好网站流量。 重重束缚在身,今年印度电商该如何在节日促销旺季突出重围?Quartz建议,印度电商不妨尝试将高利润和低利润的商品混搭销售。Gogia认为:“消费者可能会见到不少品牌类混搭。电商平台会将服务绑定产品,以确保获得利润。” Source: Weixinduba.comWeixinduba.com | chuansong.me

Tips To Make Online Shopping A Truly Rewarding Experience

It's past midnight. Rick and Nina sit glued to their laptops, waiting to hit the ‘Buy Now’ button. The online Pre-Christmas sale will start any minute and they are hoping to buy their favourite gadgets at less than half the…

What will Indian E-Commerce Companies Do To Win This Festive Season?

On October 2, leading Indian e-commerce companies will kickstart their annual festive season sales. The three months starting October are crucial for both offline and online retailers in India as they account for some 40% of the annual consumer durables…

Apple Reaffirms India Retail Store Plans As iPhone Sales Stay Strong

Apple Inc.’s chief executive Tim Cook has reaffirmed the iPhone-maker’s plans to open its own retail stores in India, which he described as one of its fastest-growing markets. According to Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and CEO of Greyhound Research,…

Where should Apple open its first retail store in India?

Keeping global Apple iPhone sales stats and it’s bad quarter aside, the year started on a good note for India’s Apple fans as reports about the Cupertino company opening its first exclusive retail store in the country started floating online.…

How to deal with packaging waste

As Indians start buying more things online, it is placing a lot of stress on disposal and management of packaging waste. For Kartik Subramanium, a techie, buying online was a cool thing to do. “From clothes to groceries, I shopped online,”…

New ad: why did Flipkart go back to basics?

E-commerce major Flipkart, with 75 million registered users, has gone back to explaining the basics of online shopping to Indian shoppers with its TV ad campaign, Flipkartmatlab bilkul pakka. The two-film campaign seeks to reassure customers that they can never…

Apple's Error 53: How, why and what it means to iPhone users

In case you've not realised, Apple is disabling iPhones that have not been repaired through official Apple service centres. This problem even applies to phones that were earlier repaired and were working fine. But now suddenly after the latest update…

Online festival sales: Second time around is twice as nice

If you missed buying your favourite mobile, apparel or furnishing item on popular e-commerce sites like Amazon and Flipkart in their recent Diwali sale between October 13 and 17, there’s no reason to despair. That’s because sale continues on other…

Online festive sale: Second time around is twice as nice

If you missed buying your favourite mobile, apparel or furnishing item on popular e-commerce sites like Amazon and Flipkart in their recent Diwali sale between October 13 and 17, there’s no reason to despair. That’s because sale continues on other sites like Snapdeal, Paytm and…

Consumers win in Amazon vs Flipkart discount war

With the onset of the festive season, it's raining discounts and even gold bars for customers of Flipkart and Amazon as both these e-retailers are trying to woo shoppers with best deals and grab market share. Both firms have invested…

Consumers are winners in Amazon vs Flipkart discount war

With the onset of the festive season, it's raining discounts and even gold bars for customers of Flipkart and Amazon as both these e-tailers are trying to woo shoppers with best deals and grab market share. Both firms have invested heavily on bringing the…

Consumers are winners in Amazon vs Flipkart discount war

With the onset of the festive season, it's raining discounts and even gold bars for customers of Flipkart and Amazon as both these e-tailers are trying to woo shoppers with best deals and grab market share. Both firms have invested…

Consumers are winners in Amazon vs Flipkart war

With the onset of the festive season, it's raining discounts and even gold bars for customers of Flipkart and Amazon as both these e-tailers are trying to woo shoppers with best deals and grab market share. Both firms have invested…

Jaspreet Bindra to helm Mahindra Group Ecommerce Plan

The Mahindra Group is drawing up a digital and ecommerce strategy and has hired Jaspreet Bindra, an angel investor and former CEO of Askme.com, to helm the initiative, as India's oldest business houses begin to seriously tap technology. "Certainly, digital…

Join Sanchit Vir Gogia for Twitter Chat on #Wallets digital

Join Greyhound Research (@Greyhound_R) and Sanchit Vir Gogia (@s_v_g) for a tweet-up on Digital Wallets: Will Digital Wallets Eliminate Traditional Transactions? Panelists: Amrish Rau, MD, Citrus Payments @amrishrau @citruspay Bipin Preet Singh, Founder & CEO, Mobikwik @BipinSingh @mobikwik Sanchit Vir Gogia,…

Product e-Commerce Sector To Grow Ten-fold By 2020

Moderating the second panel session, Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & CEO, Greyhound Knowledge Group pointed out that while the cost of creating a website has declined considerably in the last few years, the key to survival of E-commerce model is customer…

Why Do E-Commerce Firms Need The Billions?

Months after e-commerce major Flipkart raised $1.9 billion (about Rs 11,800 crore) in three rounds of funding in 2014, the Bengaluru-based company is again understood to be in talks to raise at least $500 million. “I believe the profit margins…

Alibaba Arm Buys 25% In Paytm Parent For $700 M

When Jack Ma visited India in November, he said he was keen to do business with companies here. In just two months, the Chief Executive Officer of Alibaba has made good his intention by taking a 25 per cent stake…

Entrust Datacard Wins 2015 Technoviti Award for Most Innovative Financial Card Printer

Entrust Datacard has announced that the Datacard CE870TM instant issuance system has been named the ‘Most Innovative Printer/Multi-Functional Device’ award winner in the 2015 Technoviti Awards. Selected by an independent jury of CIOs and CTOs from the Banking, Financial Services…

Entrust Datacard Wins 2015 Technoviti Award for Most Innovative Financial Card Printer

Entrust Datacard has announced that the Datacard CE870TM instant issuance system has been named the ‘Most Innovative Printer/Multi-Functional Device’ award winner in the 2015 Technoviti Awards. Selected by an independent jury of CIOs and CTOs from the Banking, Financial Services…

Entrust Datacard Wins 2015 Technoviti Award for Most Innovative Financial Card Printer

Entrust Datacard has announced that the Datacard CE870TM instant issuance system has been named the ‘Most Innovative Printer/Multi-Functional Device’ award winner in the 2015 Technoviti Awards. Selected by an independent jury of CIOs and CTOs from the Banking, Financial Services…

Entrust Datacard Wins 2015 Technoviti Award for Most Innovative Financial Card Printer

Entrust Datacard has announced that the Datacard CE870TM instant issuance system has been named the ‘Most Innovative Printer/Multi-Functional Device’ award winner in the 2015 Technoviti Awards. Selected by an independent jury of CIOs and CTOs from the Banking, Financial Services…