Imagine the struggle a large technology company faces in India. You want to cater to the millions of mom and pop stores in the country, but they are happy offline. As companies scramble for ways to bridge the gap, Microsoft may have found something – to get people onto the information highway, it’s hitting the highway itself.
Analysts say that Apple has created a new “premium-plus” category with the new launches, but the biggest beneficiary could be the iPhone 7.
Apple’s new iPhones will be available in India at the same time as in the US and other major markets. Yet, Apple seems to have ignored India in some other areas, which could indicate its market priorities. Before launching the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and the X, Apple CEO Tim Cook showcased two of the company’s important products — the Apple Watch and the Apple TV 4K. While the company won’t be launching the cellular version of the Apple Watch in India, the Apple TV 4K is also expected to be launched in the country only by next year.
It took just 25 years for IT to become pervasive in India. The proliferation of mobile phones, reduction on duties for components, coupled with the Government of India’s Digital India and Make in India policies, have been the main drivers of this growth.
Seattle-based Amazon, known for its strategy of investing in the future, has reported a 77 percent plunge in profits to $197 million from $857 million a year ago in the second quarter. The sharp fall in profit has been attributed to the investments the company is making in faster growing economies like India and in video content, Reuters reported. It could lose up to $400 million in operating profit during the current quarter, Reuters reported.
Much before she was caught by the entrepreneurial bug, Ankita Sheth had already plunged into the world of startups. As the head of acquisitions at OYO Rooms, the SoftBank-backed hotel aggregator, she had helped its founder, Ritesh Agarwal, build up the company’s business, connecting customers with available hotel rooms across India.
Mid-way through the year, something unexpected happened with Uber – the largest startup in terms of valuation. It gave up in the world’s most populous country. In an apparent move to stop a bloodbath in terms of losses, US-based Uber Technologies Inc, co- founded by Travis Kalanick, agreed to sell its China business to home grown rival Didi Chuxing. That made India, the second biggest market for Uber after the US the focal point. It was the biggest highlight for Uber in India in year 2016.
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 and Snapchat, has been struggling to arrest the falling messaging traffic during the weekdays.
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.
Republican candidate Donald Trump just two days ago during his election rally had strongly criticized technology giant IBM for laying off 500 staffs working at Minnepolis located on mid-western US state of Minnesota. During his rally, Trump also had said that if he gets elected, his government will not allow companies like IBM to move jobs outside the US and they would have to pay 35 percent tax for developing products outside the US.
With its free listing of goods and services, Facebook could disrupt the paid model adopted by classified players in the country.
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 and electronics sales in the country.
Leading Indian e-commerce companies began preparations for this year’s sale months in advance.
India’s retail space dominated by home-grown market leader Flipkart, with Jeff Bezos-founded Amazon following it, is being infused with increased funding if one were to go by news reports that Wal-Mart is pumping in $1 billion into Flipkart.
For banks and other financial services providers one big challenge is to deliver accessible and affordable services to people in rural India. The country has 640,867 villages, with more than 830 million people living in them. Some of these villages lie in places that are not connected through public transport.
Paytm, the country’s largest digital payments company, which also has a payment banks licence, plans to use mobiles as a gateway to deliver financial services to people in these places.
Amidst increasing scrutiny from investors because of falling revenue growth, micro-blogging platform Twitter has shut its Bengaluru development centre.
In order to break away from the herd of e-commerce players who fight on discounts, faster delivery and selection, Snapdeal wants to be your shopping assistant.
The e-commerce discount wars for the festive season will begin soon. Snapdeal has geared up for it with a change in logo and slogan. The change has been brought about, explains Kunal Bahl, Co-Founder and CEO, to “enable users to unlock their aspirations”.
India may be for one of the fastest growing markets for Apple but when it comes to launches it does not figure on the iPhone maker’s map. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available to customers in India beginning only from October 7 onwards.
The Indian telecoms giant, Reliance, is offering smartphone users what it says is the cheapest mobile data network in the world.
रिलायंस की ओर से नए मोबाइल नेटवर्क जियो को बाज़ार में उतारने के बाद दूरसंचार कंपनियों के बीच नए ग्राहकों को पाने की लड़ाई तेज़ होने की संभावना है.
India’s telecoms giant, Reliance, is offering smartphone users what it says is the cheapest mobile data in the world. It’s hoping to tap into India’s vast market of potential smartphone users.
Catch Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & CEO, Greyhound Research with Anshoo Nandwaani, VP & Principal Analyst, Greyhound Research in a conversation about the Reliance Jio announcement and its impact on the telecom sector in the country and across the globe on Greyhound Research’s knowledge sharing initiative, Greyhound Radio.
Indian consumers are inspired by icons, billion-dollar investments, price wars and discounts. They are in awe of the superlative ways in which businessmen are able to offer freebies to capture market share. Reliance Jio is here, and like all things from the Ambanis it was launched with much fanfare. The total investment is pegged at Rs 70,000 crore and Reliance Industries made use of the fanfare to launch a Rs 5,000-crore startup fund.
On 1st September 2016, Reliance Industries Chairman, Mukesh Ambani, announced details of the Reliance Jio launch in the company’s 42nd Annual General Meeting
Per the company it will start offering services from 5th September but the commercial launch will be on 31st December, 2016. While the company has stated an altruistic objective for Reliance Jio, that of putting India on the global map for mobile broadband Internet access, there is no denying that this announcement has jolted the country’s telecom sector.
We finally know when Reliance Jio will be launching and the kind of tariffs it is offering. Needless to say Jio could start a data war with rival network operators, and that is all social media was talking about. While some people thought the Reliance Jio will bring a revolution in the industry, some are confident that Jio exhibits long-term vision is capable of shaking things up. On the other hand, there were some who showed some skepticism too.
Consumers could see their monthly mobile bills coming down significantly as Reliance Jio’s (RJio) disruptive entry into the Indian telecom market with rock-bottom prices is expected to unleash a new round of price war in the industry, analysts today said.
Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of oil-to-telecom conglomerate Reliance Industries, offered customers lifetime free voice and roaming and unlimited data under the Reliance Jio (RJio) Welcome Offer starting September 5.
With the acquisition of Jet.com, the year-old US based ecommerce startup, Walmart Stores Inc. made its way into ecommerce. Its entry into the lucrative online retail market came at an expense of $3 billion (to acquire Jet.com).
In 2001 internet businesses around the world started falling apart. Hungama Digital, which streamed Bollywood songs on the internet, too, was struggling. Neeraj Roy and Hungama’s four other co-founders decided to start another business vertical, which would help brands engage with people who were using the internet.
India’s e-commerce industry could see a major shake-up if online retailer Snapdeal’s preliminary conversations with local rival Flipkart and US-based Amazon to explore a possible merger make any headway. But a Flipkart-Snapdeal merger is a more likely scenario than a deal between Snapdeal and Amazon, say analysts.
有消息指出，阿里巴巴已经同Paytm的所有人Vijay Shekhar Sharma讨论全资收购或拥有Paytm旗下Paytm Mall的大部分股份。