Layoffs Are In Line With Industry Practices: Flipkart

  Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart, which has asked around 400 of its 33,000-strong workforce to leave the company on grounds of non-performance, said the move was in line with industry practices. Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Futurist, Founder and CEO of Greyhound…

How Jabong Dropped The Ball In Its Battle With Myntra

On July 26th, Gaurav Alagh, a former journalist turned entrepreneur, was having a bit of a bad day and he was getting rilled up on Twitter. His navy blue polo T-shirt hadn't come in, which he had ordered from fashion…

India’s Tech Center Underdog Fights Back

Considered to be one of India’s most developed cities, Pune is making a name for itself as a go-to tech hub in the country. In recent years, the city has seen an exponential growth of its startup community and may…

Indian startups witness a sharp 59% fall in funding in Q2 2016: Report

Startup firms in India raised $583 million (about Rs 3,915 crore) in the second quarter this year, a sharp fall from the $2333 million (about Rs 15,666 crore) they raised a year ago, indicating falling valuation and a bearish signal…

“Snapdeal is well-positioned to turn profitable in the next 2-3 years”- Kunal Bahl, CEO

Snapdeal recently expanded their e-commerce marketplace to include more service offerings through a ‘one-of-a-kind partnership’ with Zomato, Cleartrip, UrbanClap, and redBus. Now in a recent interview with Livemint, Kunal Bahl, CEO, Snapdeal, said that the company is now focusing on…

Snapdeal May Die A Slow And Painful Death

On June 8, American e-commerce major Amazon announced an additional $3-billion investment in India, making clear its intention to win in the country. This throws up a massive challenge for all homegrown e-commerce companies, among which Snapdeal could be hurt the…

LinkedIn sets sights on Indian start-ups

US-based social networking company LinkedIn is looking at buying Indian start-ups, has tweaked its India portal and with its new 800 seater office in Bengaluru, as it seeks to build on its India presence. India is currently the second biggest market…

Infibeam: Rock-a-bye baby the e-commerce cradle rocks, but the bough breaks, it falls

The first ever move from an Indian e-commerce company to list on the stock exchange is in a “grave” position. Literally! High expectations are the mother of all disasters, which was why the “high-valuation” narrative was rejected by Indian retail…

Government to hold ecosystem workshop to help startups connect their products to GST platform

The government is beginning to help startups connect their products and thousands of their SME customers to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) platform as it moves ahead with its plan to create a unified tax system across the country.…

Lack of GST can stifle Modi’s Startup India dream

Based out of Rajasthan, Pritam Maheshwari is a furniture manufacturer who retails his goods on an e-commerce portal in India. When he ships his product to Bengaluru, he has to pay Value Added Tax (VAT) in Rajasthan and entry taxes…

Start-ups disrupting traditional industries; constrained by workload problems

new study commissioned by storage vendor EMC and conducted by research firm Greyhound Research has found that start-ups are disrupting the traditional industries in a big way. Technology is helping these start-ups to deliver unique and personalized experiences compared to…

Join Sanchit Vir Gogia for Twitter Chat on Startup Approach To InfoGen

Join Greyhound Research (@Greyhound_R) and Sanchit Vir Gogia (@s_v_g) for a tweet chat on 'Startup Approach to Information Generation'. Panelists: Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research @s_v_g Rajesh Janey, President, EMC-India & SAARC, @RajeshJaney Pankaj Virmani, Founder CEO…

#GreyhoundCorridors: Why We Matter To The IT Analyst Landscape – An Update From Greyhound Research

Recently, Greyhound Research has been recognised by a senior Analyst Relations professional, Dave Noble, as one of the upcoming Analyst firms.  While this recognition is surely a feather in our cap and we are humbled on Dave’s decision to include us in…

After IBM and Microsoft, Amazon plans to set up data centre in India next year

Amazon Web Services (AWS) said it will open an AWS infrastructure region in India for its cloud computing platform in 2016. "Tens of thousands of customers in India are using AWS from one of AWS's eleven global infrastructure regions outside…

Global IT giants Microsoft, Oracle hail Digital India

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the launch of 'Digital India' project at the IGI Stadium, New Delhi. The first day of the “Digital India Week” saw who's who of India Inc. pledging investments worth Rs 4.5 lakh crore;…

Adobe To Strike Big In India

Many startups were waking up to the importance of compliance, Umang Bedi of Adobe tells Businessworld's Vishal Krishna. Five years ago Adobe Systems products were the favourite pirated downloads in India. At the same time, there were so many startups…

Online travel start-ups join e-commerce fray

India is in the throes of an entrepreneurship revolution with online start-ups getting the support of both consumers and venture capitalists. Over the years a large number of online travel start-ups have entered the fray to cash in on the…

The Bug Busters

Avekshaa checks for bugs in the client’s software code and ensures that all its components run smoothly. They say the strength of the chain is in the weakest link. This adage can be applied to, say, data flow management in…

RPG scouts for fresh business ideas with digital focus to generate revenue of Rs 1,000 crore in next 3 years

Over the past few months, RPG Enterprises chairman Harsh Goenka, has been having an assignation every other Friday for a few hours. That's when he meets his think tank of former consultants and investment bankers. Their task— to come up…

Amazon’s $5 billion cloud saga: What’s in it for India

Amazon amazed everyone by breaking out financial details of its secretive cloud computing business. Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, during first quarter earnings call, revealed that Amazon Web Services is “a $5 billion business and its growth is accelerating.” For the quarter,…

With $120 Mn Kallidus Inc Buy, Infosys Invokes The ‘Cloud Messenger’

Infosys on Friday announced the acquisition of Kallidus Inc, a US-based e-commerce tech solutions firm, in an all-cash, $120-million deal. The IT major also announced a minority stake buy in another US startup, Airviz, for $2 million. This is the second…

With $120 Mn Kallidus Inc Buy, Infosys Invokes The ‘Cloud Messenger’

Infosys on Friday announced the acquisition of Kallidus Inc, a US-based e-commerce tech solutions firm, in an all-cash, $120-million deal. The IT major also announced a minority stake buy in another US startup, Airviz, for $2 million. This is the second…

Infosys: Analysts Bullish On The Path CEO Vishal Sikka Is Taking

The disappointing results Infosys has posted raise concerns in the near term, but industry watchers are bullish about the path laid out by Chief Executive Vishal Sikka. During the results, Infosys announced two developments — an acquisition and an investment in…

StartUps Want Net Neutral Level-Field

After signing up for ‘Airtel Zero’ platform last week, online e-commerce firm Flipkart yesterday decided to move out of the deal with country’s top operator Bharti Airtel following massive backlash in support of net neutrality. “The massive competition in this…

StartUps Want NetNeutral Level-Field

After signing up for ‘Airtel Zero’ platform last week, online e-commerce firm Flipkart yesterday decided to move out of the deal with country’s top operator Bharti Airtel following massive backlash in support of net neutrality. “The massive competition in this…

India eCommerce Warzone: Six cut-throat skirmishes underway between global giants & Indian top dogs

Amazon, America's largest etailer, began as an online bookstore in 1994. Two years before Jeff Bezos pored through the dictionary and picked out the world's biggest river as his brand name, lesser known (at least as of today) Charles M…

Net Neutrality: What Industry Leaders Are Saying

Call it Net neutrality, free Internet or open Internet. They all mean the same: Free access to the Internet, irrespective of company, service or content. That is what is in practice in India currently, but now, The Telecom Regulatory Authority…

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…

Net Neutrality Differential Pricing Will Hit India’s Digital Economy

The pending TRAI decision on establishing a regulatory framework for Web-based OTTs , if passed will have serious implications on millions of Indian lives. While there is a lot of debate going on about the ramification of Net Neutrality and…