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…

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,…

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…

GoDaddy To Step Into Tier-II Cities For Its Next Million Users

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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…

Amazon To Take On Google With Mobile Browser #GreyhoundStandpoint

Online retail giant Amazon has launched an Android-based mobile browser with limited availability in an apparent bid to take on Google in the Internet game. The new product ‘Internet’ is a 2MB browser that currently works only on limited Android…

Google, FB And Battle For Offline Internet In India

It is a Monday afternoon in early July. Kumar and his friends, who work at an eating joint in Delhi’s Chittaranjan Park area, have just finished their afternoon chores. Kumar’s friends huddle around him, though the centre of their attraction,…

Slow broadband threatens Modi’s Internet vision

The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to herald a broadband revolution through its ambitious Digital India initiative aimed at providing government services online to citizens nationwide by 2019. It may be setting its sights too high. In addition…

Snapdeal & Flipkart Race For Acqui-hiring

Both will acquire 50 companies this year, prompting PayTM and Amazon to draw up similar plans.There is a dearth of talent in India, more so on the engineering side because only 10 pe rcent of the Indian engineers are employable.…

NetNeutrality: Will Telcos Thrive On Ambiguity?

There have been raging debates on net neutrality in recent weeks from Airtel’s Zero to Facebook’s Internet.org and anything that’s coming on the way to block the Web. Those debating are either ‘for’ or ‘against’ the topic. However, Net neutrality…

NetNeutrality: Of The People, By The People, For The People!

By the time of writing this article, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai)’s inbox might have already got choked with over 1.5 lakh emails as internet users from all sections of the society asking the regulator to save their…

Net Neutrality: Of The People, By The People, For The People!

By the time of writing this article, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai)’s inbox might have already got choked with over 1.5 lakh emails as internet users from all sections of the society asking the regulator to save their…

Net Neutrality Concerns Scupper Mobile App Deal

Flipkart, India's largest online retailer, has shelved controversial plans to offer free access to its mobile app under a deal with Bharti Airtel. According to Sanchit Vir Gogia, chief executive officer of Greyhound Research, an information technology analysis company, differential…

Net Neutrality concerns scupper mobileapp deal

Flipkart, India's largest online retailer, has shelved controversial plans to offer free access to its mobile app under a deal with Bharti Airtel. According to Sanchit Vir Gogia, chief executive officer of Greyhound Research, an information technology analysis company, differential…

The Coming Of The eCommerce Boom

The e-commerce industry in India is set to increase from $4.5 bn today to $45 bn in next 4-5 years. Moderating the second panel session, Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & CEO, Greyhound Knowledge Group pointed out that while the…

Catch Sanchit Vir Gogia at a panel discussion on eCommerce for SMEs

What is the session all about?  This session will discuss the challenges faced by SMEs in the areas of broadband or internet connectivity, Efficient payment infrastructure, Market competition, Regulatory and policy issues, Lack of digital literacy and skill needed to…

Catch Sanchit Vir Gogia & Greyhound Knowledge Group at a panel discussion on ECommerce for SMEs at WTC Mumbai India

What is the session all about?  This session will discuss the challenges faced by SMEs in the areas of broadband or internet connectivity, Efficient payment infrastructure, Market competition, Regulatory and policy issues, Lack of digital literacy and skill needed to…

Catch Sanchit Vir Gogia from Greyhound Research at a panel discussion on ECommerce for SMEs at WTC Mumbai India

What is the session all about?  This session will discuss the challenges faced by SMEs in the areas of broadband or internet connectivity, Efficient payment infrastructure, Market competition, Regulatory and policy issues, Lack of digital literacy and skill needed to…

CIOs Need A Broad Outlook For Developing Security Strategies

The last few months have seen numerous phishing attacks and hacking on to corporate networks—are you seeing the threat landscape getting more complicated? The security industry is rightly earning its long due importance in organisations owing to numerous attacks last…

#GreyhoundInMedia: Yahoo! India clicks into Marissa’s turnaround plan #Press #Media #HBL

Gurmit Singh, who took over as the Managing Director of Yahoo! India earlier this year, has a tough job in hand. At a time when rivals such as Google and Facebook are catching the imagination of Internet users, Gurmit Singh…

#GreyhoundInMedia: Oracle’s victory over Google on API copyright may impact software development #Press #Media

Excluding APIs from copyright protection key to development of the Internet. Technology major Oracle’s victory over Google in a recent lawsuit over copyrighting Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) may cause additional problems to software developers and impact how various IT systems interact…

GoDaddy expands domain of web naming business

GoDaddy, Scottsdale, Arizona-based registrar of Internet names, has a made a name for itself in the Indian market with rates as low as Rs 59 per month, notching up over a million customers and stealing well-known newage internet clients away from competitors.…

GoDaddy expands domain of web naming business

GoDaddy, Scottsdale, Arizona-based registrar of Internet names, has a made a name for itself in the Indian market with rates as low as Rs 59 per month, notching up over a million customers and stealing well-known newage internet clients away from competitors.…

How messaging apps are beefing up their user base

Smileys were always popular, but they never got the cult status that stickers - the new, larger emoticons - have gained. The fad, started by the Line messaging app in Japan, is now big enough to prompt TV shows featuring…

Union Budget 2013-14 – A Story of Odds & Ends

As a follow-up to my previous blog where I highlighted pain points IT decision makers are facing in India, below are some of my observations from the budget announcement yesterday. While a can of worms might be in the offing…

Keeping A Cat-Eyed Vision At The Union Budget 2013-14

It’s that time of the year again when Indians and all others with economic ties to this country eagerly await the announcements from the much celebrated annual financial event, the Union Budget. To gauge the market sentiment, I made a…