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Amazon goes one up on Flipkart, to invest $2 billion in India arm

Will focus on bringing down costs, ensuring fast and smooth delivery
Whatever Flipkart can do, Amazon is promising to outdo. A day after India’s biggest e-commerce c... »

Flipkart raises Rs 6,013 cr, drops plans to go public

Sachin Bansal, co-founder, Flipkart
Flipkart, the country’s largest online retailer, has raised $1-billion (Rs 6,013 crore) funding... »

Flipkart’s valuation could attract offline retailers

Once touted as India’s Amazon, Flipkart has definitely gone ahead to create its own identity. <... »

Snapdeal.com appoints Abhishek Kumar as head corporate development

India's largest online marketplace Snapdeal.com has appointed Abhishek Kumar as Head, Corporate... »

Gartner: Indian security market on pace to grow 8% in 2014

Security vendor revenue (hardware, software and services) in India will grow to $953 million in... »

Mobiles & Tablets

The One that makes sense

HTC’s flagship One M8 has a skimped down sibling – the One E8. Is it just a compromise, or a game changer?
People often ask us which smartphone they should buy, and our first question, inevitably, wou... »

Computers & Laptops

Peter Chang

We want to cover from PCs to smartphones: Asus India

Taiwan-based Asus expanded its footprint in the country with the launch of its smartphone... »  

Interiors

Pepperfry launches mobile site

Pepperfry.com, an online furniture and home products destination, has launched a ‘mobile’ site t... »

Other Gadgets

Better, but not there yet

Is the Acer Iconia W4 any better than its predecessor?
Last year, around this time, we tested the Acer Iconia W3, and we were not impressed. We were... »

Auto Focus

Is this the entry luxury car you’ve been waiting for?

Audi doesn’t skimp on features for the A3. Hope the price will be equally attractive.
Luxury car brands have seen a bit of a divergent trend amongst their cars on either end of th... »

Gaming

InMobi says `Game On!' with new monetisation solution

Creates $25 mn fund for Indie game developers
InMobi, an independent mobile advertising network, has announced its new monetisation solution f... »

‘We are here to grow the market and be the No.1’

Amit Agarwal, Country Manager, Amazon India

For Amit Agarwal, Country Manager of Amazon India, it was indeed a very proud moment when his boss and mentor Jeff Bezos said the Indian business has surpassed the US-based online retail gi... »

Funding not the main worry for e-commerce players

While the big boys of Indian e-commerce, Flipkart, Snapdeal and Amazon are putting big money to scale up operations, the road ahead for most of the smaller players looks uncertain. C... »

Sify invests ₹300 cr in new data centres

Nasdaq-listed Sify Technologies has invested ₹300 crore to set up two new data centres in the wake of increasing demand for such services, a top company official said.The units, one... »

Booming market, fewer choices

Over the last year, smartphone companies around the world have been pushing and shoving one another, caught up in a race to connect what they all refer to as “the next billion”. The cent... »

German firm Rheinbrucke sets up India facility

German IT consulting company Rheinbrucke has opened its first overseas service development and delivery centre in Chennai to cater to growing business of its clients in Europe and West Asi... »

TCS official IT consultancy partner for Singapore Marathon ’14

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) said on Wednesday that it has been appointed as the official IT consultancy partner of the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2014 (SCMS). TCS will provid... »

Ankit Fadia releases 16th book

Cyber security consultant and ethical hacker, Ankit Fadia, today launched his 16th book, which delivers 50 ways to improve one’s professional life through simple use of Internet technologies. ... »

Intuit acquires KDK Softwares

Intuit Inc today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Jaipur-based KDK Softwares. The deal size was not disclosed. KDK Softwares provides professional tax solutions in India.... »

Xiaomi’s Mi3 sold out in 5 seconds: Flipkart

Chinese handset maker Xiaomi, which debuted in the Indian smartphone market earlier this month, today said it sold out its stock of its Mi3 smartphone within 5 seconds of going on sale.This... »

Flipkart raises a billion dollars, may be worth $7 billion

Prompt delivery Flipkart co-founders Sachin Bansal (right) and Binny Bansal at a press conference in Bangalore. GRN SOMASHEKAR Armed with $1 billion (about ₹6,000 crore) of fresh funding from a bevy of investors old and new, India’s largest e-commerce company is well positioned to fend off challenges from all comers, part... »

Game on: Flipkart-Amazon battle to intensify further

ExlService Q2 net dips 16% to $7.7 mn

Startup Village teams up with Getit Infomedia

eBay hires 100 engg graduates

Hexaware’s new chief formulates three-pronged strategy for growth

DoT Cell raises concerns over electronic development fund

Monster exploring acquisitions to power rural business plan

Wipro’s US arm launches ‘OpusPanorama’ for mortgage services

Amazon is unleashing a comprehensive shopping experience in India

Amit Deshpande, Director and GM, Seller Services, Amazon. - G R N SOMASHEKAR

Amazon is plunging headlong into India’s retail space, creating a distinct identity for itself across different segments that will help customers make better buying decisions. In an... »

Infosys will focus on innovations: Sikka

Vishal Sikka

Infosys CEO-designate Vishal Sikka on Wednesday said that the company should focus more on innovation though there was no need to make any ‘grand changes’' to the existing strategy. ... »

Better, but not there yet

Last year, around this time, we tested the Acer Iconia W3, and we were not impressed. We were disappointed by its clinical white body, lacklustre (literally) display, flimsy body and overall pe... »

The One that makes sense

People often ask us which smartphone they should buy, and our first question, inevitably, would be about their budget. Because as tech critics, we keep updating our lists of favourites in each... »

APSRTC in JV with MakeMyTrip for online booking of bus tickets

Online travel company MakeMyTrip.com on Wednesday announced real-time online booking for Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation bus services. The company has partnered with the... »

Flytxt platform now live in African telecom markets

Flytxt, a market leader in providing analytics-driven platforms for telecom companies, has gone live at three ‘MTN markets’ in Africa. MTN Group is a leading emerging market operator conn... »

Nokia Networks wins 12 deals in first half

Sandeep Girotra, Vice-President and Head, Nokia Networks India Nokia Networks India on Wednesday said it is expecting better growth this year as certainty around the telecom industry is coming back as compared to six-seven months ago. The company won... »

Microsoft: Our business practices comply with law in China

Microsoft said today it seeks to comply with Chinese law, after Beijing announced an anti-monopoly investigation of the US technology giant over its business practices. “Microsoft complie... »

New Panasonic smartphones launched

Panasonic India has unveiled three new smartphones, T41, P41 and P61, for the Kerala market. They are available at ₹7,990 (T41); ₹14,990 (P61); and ₹11,990 (P41), and come with app... »

HTC invests ₹100 crore in development centre

On expansion drive Madhava Reddy (right), President and CEO, HTC Global Services and Chary Mudumby, Executive Vice-President, at a press conference in Chennai on Tuesday. BIJOY GHOSH HTC Global Services, a US-based information technology company, has invested ₹100 crore in a new, 4,500-seat development centre in the city’s suburb. The new centre at Vandalur to the sou... »

FDI in telecom jumps manifold to $1.5 b in Apr—May

Data services propel Airtel to 61% profit growth in Q1

TaxiForSure service to have 25k cabs in 1 year

GSM players add 2 million rural users in June

Google to mentor 25 start-ups

MTN attempting India entry again?

Ramco Systems plans to raise up to ₹500 crore

Portfolio

THE BIG STORY

Return of the ULIP

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, ULIPs are all fired up after the recent market rally. But do check the long-term track record too before rushing to buy them
After a barrage of bad news over the years, investors in Unit-Linked Insurance Plans (UL... »

BL Ink

Riya Sarin, 18, who likes to stay busy—spending upto four hours a day at jazz, and ballet classes—saves a rare afternoon for friends and her cat Mr Monkey

How can I be shot in jeans?

From cruises in the Mediterranean to MDMA cakes, nudies on Snapchat to eavesdropping on pilot chatter... BLink spends time with urban, affluent teenagers, and comes away heartened and afraid
Aanya and Dhruv Saluja, all of 16 and 13, have recently returned from a Mediterranean summer cru... »

Catalyst

Incurably optimistic

Ad agencies must not cut the branch on which they sit, says Ramesh Narayan
The 1980s and 1990s were exciting times for the advertising industry. A host of new agencie... »  

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