OYO Already Had The Bucks. Now It Has A CEO Who Can Use Them.

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How 5-star Hotels Are Using Tech To Improve Customer Relations

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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…

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…

Oyo builds tech arsenal to cope with expansion

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To Reach India’s Small Businesses, Microsoft Bets on a Big, Blue Bus

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…

How iPhone 8, iPhone X Will Impact The Premium End Of Smartphone Market

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India Still Not Apple Of Tim Cook’s Eye?

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IT Industry Wants To Collaborate With Government, Academia For Reskilling

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India Contributes To Amazon’s 77% Profit Plunge: Why Company Will Still Continue To Invest Here

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Can a former OYO Rooms executive build a rival hotel aggregator that lasts?

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Flashback 2016: Uber Sharpens Focus On India After Losing China Battle

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…

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…

Should The Indian IT Sector Be Vary Of New US President-Elect Donald Trump

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…

How Facebook Can Disrupt OLX, Quikr’s Marketplace

With its free listing of goods and services, Facebook could disrupt the paid model adopted by classified players in the country. “Whether you like it or not, doing something at scale and usability are big problems not many companies have…

Greyhound Radio on Impact of Reliance Jio on Digital Businesses in India

Catch Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & CEO, Greyhound Research in a conversation with Sunil Dutt, President Devices at Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited and Hitesh Dudani, Co Founder at Univibe Network. Listen to the podcast here or on iTunes / SoundCloud: Note for IT Decision Makers –…

印度迎来十月节日大促,各大电商却无法烧钱打折?

往年的节日大促中,印度电商狂打“价格战”,商品价格甚至低至1卢布。今年,资本寒冬和政策变动让印度电商的日子不太好过,玩好十月开始的大促季显得困难重重。作者 | 路遥印度的销售旺季一般从10月拉开帷幕,到排灯节(每年10月或11月中)左右达到最高峰。往年,印度电商都会用巨额折扣吸引消费者,但今年三月印度出台的电商新政禁止电商打折促销,扰乱市场价格。 咨询公司Greyhound Research的首席研究员 Sanchit Vir Gogia表示:“今年各大电商都在改进技术,备战节日促销。希望他们今年别再犯同一个错误了。” 今年,Flipkart和Snapdeal的官网大促从10月2日开始到10月6日结束,拉长的促销日或许能让他们控制好网站流量。 重重束缚在身,今年印度电商该如何在节日促销旺季突出重围?Quartz建议,印度电商不妨尝试将高利润和低利润的商品混搭销售。Gogia认为:“消费者可能会见到不少品牌类混搭。电商平台会将服务绑定产品,以确保获得利润。” Source: Weixinduba.comWeixinduba.com | chuansong.me

What will Indian E-Commerce Companies Do To Win This Festive Season?

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…

Wal-Mart, Flipkart Deal Talks: $1 Bn Is A Pittance But Retail Giant May Be Just Testing The Waters

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. Sanchit Vir…

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…

Snapdeal Turns Into Your Shopping Assistant To Survive E-commerce Battle

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. “Kunal (Bahl) has shown very progressive mindset by proposing the use of predictive and…

Snapdeal Whips Up Excitement: Will This Festival Season Be A Game Changer For E-Comm?

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…

India Still Does Not Feature On Apple Launch Map

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…

Jio: Telecom Giant Reliance Sparks India Price War

The Indian telecoms giant, Reliance, is offering smartphone users what it says is the cheapest mobile data network in the world. Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and CEO at Greyhound Research, said he was worried about Jio getting a monopoly…

जियो के सहारे रिलायंस ऐसे लड़ेगा ‘प्राइस वॉर’

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. ग्रेहाउंड रिसर्च के संचित गोगिया को इस बात की चिंता है…

Dialling Up Cheap Data In India: Greyhound Research Insights On Reliance Jio

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. Click here to see the video.