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…

Tech Mahindra At Work On Larger Bench Of Executives For Key Roles

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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…

Amazon Has Ambitious Plans To Earn From Virtual Assistant Alexa

Amazon is working with brands across sectors to enable them to build skills on its Alexa platform. From daily news updates to smart-home integrations, banking services, food ordering and cab hailing, Alexa has been equipped with skills as the service expands.…

Intel India FY18 Profit Up 4.6% To Rs 379 Cr, Revenue Grows 23%

Intel India saw profits grow 4.6% to Rs 379 crore and revenue by 23% to Rs 4,149 crore in fiscal 2018, according to the company's filings with the Registrar of Companies (RoC). The company has seen increased competition from peers such as…

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…

In India, It’s Chinese vs Chinese When It Comes To Smartphone Market

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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…

IBM’s Red Hat Acquisition: Here’s What The Mega Deal Means

IBM on October 28 made its biggest-ever acquisition- that of open source software company Red Hat for $34 billion, and the deal could have some impact on the India operations of the combined entity, feel experts. Calling the deal a…

IBM Announces Acquisition Of Red Hat

On Sunday, IBM said it is acquiring Red Hat for $33 billion, a premium of 63% over its traded value, as it looks to build the hybrid cloud capability and take on entrenched players such as VMware, Google Cloud, Amazon…

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…

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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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…

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’,…

Saket Modi: Hacking For The Greater Good

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The Weird, Wild World of Live Streaming

Sanchit Vir Gogia, Founder & CEO of Greyhound Research believes that live streaming is a profitable business and more startups will come to the fore in the future. But he also warns that individual users should be more careful about how much…

TechM Eyes 10-12% Revenue From India In Two Years

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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…

The Rise Of Virtual Assistants

Search is now moving towards voice commands and giants like Google, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft are trying their best to bring in the change in consumer behaviour. “You have all the information at your fingertips,” is soon going to be replaced by, “You just…

Google, Apple, Amazon Bet On Virtual Assistants: Voice Could Be The Next Big Tech Revolution; Here’s Why

Voice could be the next big technology revolution in the world, and tech giants like Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and others are investing heavily in it. There are already several tools that listen to people and respond like a human being and the growing…

Hiring Coders To Cost More After The Microsoft-GitHub Deal

Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub, an open-source company and software developer repository, combined with its LinkedIn professional network may shore up the cost of hiring developers and tech talent, industry analysts said. Getting access to coders would not be the same now that Microsoft owns…

Luxury Apartments Get Smarter With Alexa

Now, homebuyers in India will be able to play music, control appliances and even place online orders on Amazon even without moving their fingers as luxury apartment maker Embassy Group is launching smart homes fitted with Alexa in India. These…

Google Wants To Bring Everyone Online In India Through Its Next Billion Plan

If you bump into a lanky, blonde and bespectacled American at Borivali railway station during morning rush hour, don’t be puzzled. That’s Josh Woodward, and he knows more about you that you could possibly imagine! Over the past two years,…