PSB Consolidation May Shrink IT Firms’ Business

Technology companies offering niche services to banks face a challenge as public sector lenders consolidate, with issues around shrinking revenue, reduced clients and heightened competition, industry experts have said. Banks may consider changing their technology infrastructure, analysts said. This means,…

WhatsApp Rivals Signal, Telegram Can Be Hacked Too

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WhatsApp Breach Turns Into A Competitive Advantage For Telegram And Signal

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New-Age Internet Companies Are Going Big On Soft-Skill Training

New-age internet companies across the eCommerce, food-tech and fintech sectors are increasingly using soft-skill providers to train their workforce. These human resource development programmes have traditionally been used by the manufacturing and automobile industries for their staff. “Even larger companies…

Infosys’s Battle With Corporate Governance Is Not Just It’s Own

As if Monday morning blues aren't enough to rock one's world, folks at Infosys had it worse on Monday, 21st October. At about 9 am IST, the media reported another round of supposed corporate governance issues at Infosys. And post that,…

Banks May Take 3 Years For Tech Merger

Banks may take 2-3 years to standardise core technology, products and customer applications after the government proposed to merge some prominent public sector lenders last week, analysts said. “The integration process would take 24-36 months. Website, mobile apps, IVR —…

SoftBank Shows Interest In Snapdeal Might Lead $100 Million Funding Round

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Reliance Jio, Microsoft Partner To Bring Azure Cloud To Jio’s Data Centers

Reliance Jio and Microsoft have entered into a long-term alliance to offer a set of solutions comprising connectivity, computing, storage solutions etc to create more affordable offerings for Indian SMBs, startups and large enterprises while also adding capabilities to Reliance Industries’ ecosystem. Sanchit…

Tech Mahindra Sees Stable Growth Market In Bangladesh

Tech Mahindra is eyeing opportunities in neighbouring Bangladesh, as India's fifth-largest IT services exporter considers it a politically stable and growing economy. The $4.9 billion IT services firm receives more than 5% of its overall business from India currently, and is looking to create more…

Amid Fake News Menace And Data Privacy Issues, Facebook’s India Story Is Still Booming

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Mukesh Ambani Sets Out To Dominate Digital India

For all the publicity blitz accompanying Mukesh Ambani’s $30bn charge into the digital economy, the details of his long-term strategy remain a closely guarded secret. Mr Ambani’s Reliance Jio venture has upended India’s telecom sector, devastating the profits of incumbent operators…

Respite From Pesky Calls, Messages: Airtel Awards Pan-India Blockchain Deal To IBM

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India Has Added Two New Tech Unicorns In Just The Last Month

2019 is turning out to be great for Indian internet ventures. It’s not even mid-way into the year, and the country has already seen two internet firms achieve unicorn valuations, and at least one more is close to the milestone.…

Rajan Anandan Quits Google India, To Join Sequoia India As MD

Rajan Anandan, who led Google’s operations in India and South-East Asia, is leaving the company to join Sequoia Capital India. Anandan, who had an eight-year stint at Alphabet Inc.’s Google, will become managing director at Sequoia Capital India, the venture capital…

Who Wins And Who Loses If India’s Draft eCommerce Rules Are Implemented

In proposing to tighten the rules around e-commerce, India is both offering respite and ruffling feathers in equal measure. The draft e-commerce policy released by the Modi government on Feb. 23 is poised to shake up the country’s nearly $40 billion (around Rs2.8 lakh crore) online…

E-commerce Policy Draft: DPIIT Digs Heels On Data Localisation

Following the ‘data is oil’ argument often used by businesses, the latest e-commerce policy draft focuses on different aspects of data localisation, while also seeking to establish data as an economic resource, said experts. The government has made its intent to regulate…

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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Flipkart Co-Founder Sachin Bansal Boards Ola With Rs 150-crore Investment

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Kavin Mittal Redraws Game Plan, To Unbundle Hike

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India’s Gig-Economy Apps Are Fighting The Monsters They Made

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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…

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…

Why Startups Fail Even When They Don’t Face A Cash Crunch

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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…

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,…

How To Choose Between Google One, OneDrive, iCloud

In a bid to enhance its revenue from storage on the cloud in India, Google Inc. has launched a new cloud storage subscription service called Google One. The idea, according to the company’s tagline, is to “get more out of…

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…