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 has to ensure that Yahoo!, which was once the darling of netizens, stays relevant. The stakes are high as India’s Internet user base, currently at about 150 million, is growing rapidly and Yahoo! has a lot of catching up to do.
“It’s good to see Yahoo! focussing on integration. Their recent acquisition of FlickR and now the video streaming service RayV Inc, shows that it’s important for them to integrate such services under one umbrella and provide to their users a dynamic experience,” says Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst at Greyhound Research.
“Yahoo! needs to re-invent themselves to step up their growth in India. Once the acquisition cycle is done with, they need to up their game by becoming more market facing and broaden their Enterprise offerings,” says Gogia.
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