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…

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…

Jack Of All Trades: What Really Happened To Hike Messenger?

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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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Indian Businesses Onboard Facebook Messenger Setting Up Rivalry With Whatsapp

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How Hike Is Shaping Up To Be More Than Instant Messaging

From starting off as a chatting app, Hike, with its $175 million funding is now metamorphosing into a digital hub that can offer everything from discount coupons to news, as it seeks its next 100 million users. One of the…

Father didn’t tell him to, but Kavin Mittal took a Hike

Hike Messenger’s new office at the Aerocity in Delhi was designed by Kavin Mittal, its 27-year-old CEO. That is in keeping with Mittal’s career choices; he chooses to build his own things. He could have joined any of the several…

Why are Indian Telcos resorting to offer insurance cover?

After Telenor, Sistema Shyam Teleservices (SSTL), which runs under the brand MTS, is all set to provide insurance cover to its data subscribers. For the first time, with Telenor, a telecom operator has started offering life insurance to its new and existing customers, with…

India/Amazon si Google in India

Giganții de pe Internet Google și Amazon și-a exprimat interesul de a organiza centre de afaceri în India, motivați de creșterea masivă a numărului de useri de internet din India. Ambele companii plănuiesc să angajeze mii de indieni în următorii…

Google Inc and Amazon.com, Inc. Expand In India

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)(NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) are scaling up their operations in India to take advantage of the available opportunities. For this, both  companies chose Hyderabad, a city in the Southern part of India, to expand their presence. The…

Google And Amazon Chalk Out Big Plans For India

Google revealed about building its largest campus in Hyderabad instead of U.S. the search giant’s largest site would spread on an area of 2m square feet and expects to accommodate 13,000 workers. This centre in India is estimated to be…

Google and Amazon betting big on India – Indian Retailer

Online retailer Amazon and Global search engine Google are betting big on the Indian online market.Besides, they are interested in setting up their centers in India, which has a unique market with internet user growth. The companies will generate more…

Google and Amazon have big plans for India – Business Insider

Search engine Google and online retailer Amazon are interested in setting up their centers in India, which has a unique market with internet user growth. The companies will generate more employment and change the course for the internet multinationals in…

Internet MNCs like Google, Amazon up the game in India – ET Retail

Last fortnight, Google announced the setting up of its largest campus outside the US, in Hyderabad. The 2m square feet facility, the first companyowned premises by the search giant in Asia, is expected to house 13,000 employees when it's ready…

Internet companies like Google, Amazon up the game in India – ET Telecom

Last fortnight, Google announced the setting up of its largest campus outside the US, in Hyderabad. The 2m square feet facility, the first companyowned premises by the search giant in Asia, is expected to house 13,000 employees when it's ready…

Internet MNCs like Google, Amazon up the game in India – Economic Times

Last fortnight, Google announced the setting up of its largest campus outside the US, in Hyderabad. The 2m square feet facility, the first companyowned premises by the search giant in Asia, is expected to house 13,000 employees when it's ready…

With One Login, Snapdeal Wants To Do A Facebook

Snapdeal is seeking to emulate social media giant Facebook in the commercial media space as it looks to expand its footprint. Kunal Bahl, CEO & co-founder, Snapdeal, is creating a clan of apps, just the way Facebook did with FB,…

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…

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…

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 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 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…

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…

Product e-Commerce Sector To Grow Ten-fold By 2020

Moderating the second panel session, Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & CEO, Greyhound Knowledge Group pointed out that while the cost of creating a website has declined considerably in the last few years, the key to survival of E-commerce model is customer…

Yu Vs Everyone Else

On the afternoon of January 13, YU Televentures began selling its first smartphone - Yureka - on online retailer Amazon's India site. The phone was showcased almost three weeks earlier, and the Micromax unit had been heavily advertising the device.…

Directi launches voice app Ringo, allows to make overseas calls without internet

Directi has launched an app, Ringo, which allows users to make overseas calls without the Internet, Wi-Fi or carrier minutes at rates that it claims are about 70% lower than those offered by mobile phone companies and credit based calls…