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…

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…

Why Bansal May Get A Bigger Stake In Ola Than What $100 Mn Warrants

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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…

Snapdeal 2.0 Faces A New World Order In Indian eCommerce

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Oracle Blockchain Service Speeds Up Transactions Of Global Businesses Securely

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The Next 20 Years Could Be Even Bigger And More Challenging For Google

When Google started 20 years ago, the mission was to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. That seemed like an incredibly ambitious mission at the time-even considering that in 1998 the web consisted of just…

Snapdeal Nearly Died – Here’s How It Didn’t

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Open Source Office Software Suites For The Enterprise That Can Rival Microsoft Office 2019

Open-source office software is increasingly proving to be a worthy alternative to licensed office software suites, say analysts and industry experts. According to Sanchit Vir Gogia, chief analyst, founder and CEO of Greyhound Research, a lot of organizations are using…

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’,…

Uber Hires A Cricket Superstar To Show India It’s Not Going Anywhere

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

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