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

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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…

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…

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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Too Soon To Celebrate The Judgement On Right To Privacy. Here’s Why.

Albeit the judgement by the 9 judge bench on August 24, 2017, is a landmark judgement, it's a little too early to celebrate. Despite the tons of chatter on this being a blow to UIDAI, we just cannot be sure…

Future Of Work Is Not In The Four Walls Of An Office

Workplace dynamics are changing rapidly and organisations are keen to modernise their approach to both, the workplace and the workforce. We at Greyhound Knowledge Group are of the firm belief that the confluence of powerful devices, modern applications and intelligent networks…

Bhavin Turakhia: The Man Who Is Building A Slack Killer

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Facebook Tying Up With Entrepreneurs To Solve India’s Low-Internet Connectivity Problem

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Facebook Brings Express WiFi To India, Partners With Airtel For 700 Hotspots

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Cognizant Layoffs: Gloom Continues, Jobs In Tech And IT Companies Dry Up

Cognizant, the New Jersey-headquartered software services company with most of its operations in Chennai, is likely to lay off 6,000-10,000 “ redundant and non-performing” employees. “When global competition stepped in, Indian companies went through multiple levels of devaluation – for example…

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…

Rs 1.25-Cr Uber Package: Delhi Student’s Offer Matches Silicon Valley Salaries

A starting salary of Rs 1.25 crore per annum to a Delhi student matches the average pay package of American software engineers but is still 40-50% more that what Indian techies working in the US earn. “An average American software-engineer…

Users Must Demand Secure, Transparent Experiences Over Better Looking Apps

Let's start by considering a data point from a recent Greyhound Research study titled Global Mobile Apps Outlook 2017. From the 300+ global app makers we interviewed, nearly all state focus on a MobileFirst strategy and further simplifying User Experience as…

Twitter Exodus Continues As Platform Partnerships Of South Asia Quits

Ravi Bhaskaran, Twitter’s Platform Partnerships Head, South Asia, quit his position on Wednesday. According to Greyhound Research, the digital advertising market in India is currently worth around Rs 7,000 crore – 75% of which lies with Google and Facebook. Twitter,…

WhatsApp Wants To Be A Business Platform

Allowing video calls on WhatsApp, which is otherwise a simple messaging app owned by Facebook, was the last big feature launched before it starts making money. Knowing the phone number and device of use is enough, says Sanchit Vir Gogia,…

With Hike Stories, Mittal Aims To Stop Fall In Weekday Traffic

Hike Messenger, the Indian instant messaging app, on Thursday launched Hike Stories that allow you to upload pictures and videos, and decorate them, but which would vanish in the next 48 hours. Hike Messenger, that has features similar to Facebook…

How Google Changed Itself For India In A ‘Mission To Connect The World’

Alphabet Inc’s Google is ready to spend billions to get millions of Indians online– through a slew of India-specific products and initiatives – to stay relevant in the world’s fastest-growing internet economy. “While Google has done some good stuff, its…

Head Of Twitter India Quits, More Exits To Follow Him

Rishi Jaitly, Head of Twitter India, resigned and that was not surprising for most employees, who knew that the domestic market will also get effected by the micro-blogging site’s global restructuring programme, as the company failed to get new users…

Ankur Warikoo Working On A New Script For Nearbuy

An old lady runs through the narrow corridors of a slum, chasing two thieves, who had apparently robbed her bag. Twenty seconds into the chase, the old lady grabs them and hits them on to the ground. The video ends…

Exits Continue As Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Wants More Ad Revenue From India

The exits in Twitter’s senior management who helped build the India business over years, signal the company’s co-founder and new CEO, Jack Dorsey’s, inclination to make significant changes in the way the domestic business is handled. According to Greyhound Research,…

Twitter India Head Quits, More Exits To Follow In Major Shake-Up

Rishi Jaitly’s resignation was not surprising for most Twitter India employees, who knew that the domestic market will be impacted by the micro-blogging site’s global restructuring programme, as the company failed to get new users and generate higher advertising revenue,…

Twitter’s India Head Steps Down Amid Slowing Revenues, Job Cuts

Amid a global slowdown in revenue growth and job cuts, head of Twitter’s India business, Rishi Jaitly, announced his exit from the company after a four-year stint. Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and CEO of Greyhound Research, said both the…

Twitter Shuts Down Development Centre In Bengaluru

Amidst increasing scrutiny from investors because of falling revenue growth, micro-blogging platform Twitter has shut its Bengaluru development centre. “While India is seeing a lot of multinational companies setting up R&D centres, most of the work that happens out of India…