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…

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…

Facebook: Too Big To Delete?

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Genpact flags Trump policies a risk

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Proposed Changes to H1B Visa Norms Is An Opportunity And Not A Threat

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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…

WhatsApp: The New Business Card, Storefront, And Cash Register

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“WhatsApp wins India’s payment wars!” No. That’s fake news.

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Too Soon To Celebrate The Judgement On Right To Privacy. Here’s Why.

Albeit the judgement by the 9 judge bench on August 24, 2017, is a landmark judgement, it's a little too early to celebrate. Despite the tons of chatter on this being a blow to UIDAI, we just cannot be sure…

WhatsApp Has Business Chat, Payment Sectors In Its Sights

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Facebook Tying Up With Entrepreneurs To Solve India’s Low-Internet Connectivity Problem

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Facebook Brings Express WiFi To India, Partners With Airtel For 700 Hotspots

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New H-1B Visa Announcement: Skills Not Salary The Trump Card

On 31 January 2017, an announcement impacting H-1B visa programme has been made by the US House of Representatives making it difficult for companies in the US to employ skilled foreign workers. Among other things, the minimum wage requirement of H-1B…

Users Must Demand Secure, Transparent Experiences Over Better Looking Apps

Let's start by considering a data point from a recent Greyhound Research study titled Global Mobile Apps Outlook 2017. From the 300+ global app makers we interviewed, nearly all state focus on a MobileFirst strategy and further simplifying User Experience as…

Telecom Wars To Continue In 2017, Consolidation Seen

Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & CEO of the Research & Advisory firm Greyhound Research, said operators would focus more on the enterprise side to push revenues. “Revenue is a challenge, particularly in the B2C space; we will see telcos focusing on the…

Twitter Exodus Continues As Platform Partnerships Of South Asia Quits

Ravi Bhaskaran, Twitter’s Platform Partnerships Head, South Asia, quit his position on Wednesday. According to Greyhound Research, the digital advertising market in India is currently worth around Rs 7,000 crore – 75% of which lies with Google and Facebook. Twitter,…

Facebook Updates Its Profile Page For India

On July 12, a day after joining Facebook, Umang Bedi met Sanjiv Mehta, chairman of Hindustan Unilever (HUL). HUL is the highest spender in advertising, in India, and Facebook lives on advertising dollars. As the new managing director of the California-headquartered…

WhatsApp Wants To Be A Business Platform

Allowing video calls on WhatsApp, which is otherwise a simple messaging app owned by Facebook, was the last big feature launched before it starts making money. Knowing the phone number and device of use is enough, says Sanchit Vir Gogia,…

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…

Head Of Twitter India Quits, More Exits To Follow Him

Rishi Jaitly, Head of Twitter India, resigned and that was not surprising for most employees, who knew that the domestic market will also get effected by the micro-blogging site’s global restructuring programme, as the company failed to get new users…

Exits Continue As Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Wants More Ad Revenue From India

The exits in Twitter’s senior management who helped build the India business over years, signal the company’s co-founder and new CEO, Jack Dorsey’s, inclination to make significant changes in the way the domestic business is handled. According to Greyhound Research,…

Twitter India Head Quits, More Exits To Follow In Major Shake-Up

Rishi Jaitly’s resignation was not surprising for most Twitter India employees, who knew that the domestic market will be impacted by the micro-blogging site’s global restructuring programme, as the company failed to get new users and generate higher advertising revenue,…

Twitter’s India Head Steps Down Amid Slowing Revenues, Job Cuts

Amid a global slowdown in revenue growth and job cuts, head of Twitter’s India business, Rishi Jaitly, announced his exit from the company after a four-year stint. Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and CEO of Greyhound Research, said both the…

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…

Lifestage: Is Facebook Facing An Identity Crisis?

Is Facebook Inc. facing an identity crisis? What else could explain why the social networking company launched a stand-alone app for teenagers which does not require a Facebook account. The app called Lifestage is for those under 21, created by a…

Google Continues To Ride High On Advertising In June Quarter

Advertising powered Internet giant Alphabet Inc.’s revenue growth in the second quarter, as it has for years now. Revenue at Alphabet—Google’s parent firm, formed in 2015—rose 21% to $21.5 billion in April-June from a year ago. Advertising revenue reached $19.14 billion,…

Facebook Results Deliver More Bad News For Newspapers

Sure, Facebook increasing its quarterly profit to over $2 billion in the three months ended 30 June, a mere six months after it hit $1 billion is significant, but there’s something even more important in the numbers presented by the…

Verizon Inks Deal To Acquire Yahoo For $4.83 bn

by Yahoo! Inc. has agreed to sell its core operations to US telecom giant Verizon Communications Inc. for $4.83 billion in a transaction that marks the end of the Internet pioneer as an independent company after a two-decade-long journey. Greyhound…