Posts Tagged: India


ecommerce in India

Shop til you drop: India’s e-shoppers spent $16 billion in 2013

We know that India’s e-commerce industry is booming and lots of investment is flooding in, but how much are ordinary people actually s...

  • January 2, 2014
  • at 4:55 pm
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Flipkart funding

In new data, Flipkart sees slowing sales growth, still sells $217 million worth of stuff in 1 year

Indian’s top e-store Flipkart is still in it for the long haul, nursing financial losses whilst building its user-base and cultivating...

  • December 23, 2013
  • at 5:36 pm
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Exfinity fund

Backed by tech veterans, Exfinity is India’s newest startup fund

Here comes yet another new Indian venture capital fund. V Balakrishnan, the CFO of Indian IT firm Infosys, has announced his resignation fro...

  • December 23, 2013
  • at 11:29 am
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India’s Flipkart opens its Paypal-esque e-payment service to the public

India’s Flipkart opens its Paypal-esque e-payment service to the public

India’s top e-store, Flipkart, first rolled out its e-payment platform to the site’s merchants about five months ago. Now, after...

  • December 18, 2013
  • at 4:55 pm
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GOSF

Hard lessons from the huge failure of India’s Cyber Monday

The ‘Cyber Monday’ concept, basically an online shopping festival with huge discounts and sale offers, has been around for the p...

  • December 12, 2013
  • at 9:30 pm
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Indian messaging app Nimbuzz lets users search and swipe local listings right in their chat

Today the makers of Nimbuzz, one of India’s entries in the mobile messaging app space, unveiled a new feature that lets users search and s...

  • December 12, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Which smartphones do Asians have now, and how much will they spend on their next one?

Which smartphones do Asians have now, and how much will they spend on their next one? (CHART)

We know that Asia is going nuts for smartphones, but which brands do people prefer, and how much are folks spending? Jana, a mobile rewards ...

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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Google Translate adds support for four more Asian languages

Google Translate added support for nine more languages today, including four from Asia: Punjabi, Nepali, Maori, and Mongolian. Punjabi is th...

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 1:45 pm
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Racing against Amazon, Flipkart starts next-day delivery service

Racing against Amazon, Flipkart starts next-day delivery service

In what could looks to be a new trend in India’s e-commerce industry, Flipkart has come up with a speedy delivery service that guarant...

  • December 10, 2013
  • at 9:45 pm
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Bitcoin in India

India’s central bank warns people on risks of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies

China has banned Bitcoin from being used as a currency; Germany has permitted its transactional use; Singapore is keeping hands-off. India, ...

  • December 26, 2013
  • at 7:45 pm
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IDC: Android and Windows Phone see growing market share in India for Q3 2013

For Nokia, now part of Microsoft, the year 2013 seems to be ending on a good note compared to previous years, as Windows Phone gained moment...

  • December 23, 2013
  • at 12:00 pm
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Intel Capital has so far invested over $2 billion in Asian startups

Intel Capital has so far invested over $2 billion in Asian startups

There are a lot of venture capital funds out there, many of whom are playing close attention to what’s happening with startups in Asia. Pe...

  • December 19, 2013
  • at 11:42 am
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4 search trends Google saw in Asia in 2013

Check out the 4 search trends Google noticed in Asia in 2013

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has been looking at the hottest search topics and online trends in Asia in 2013 – and here are the results. Let&#...

  • December 17, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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Blacklane arrives in 18th Asian city

Aiming to usurp Uber, Blacklane arrives in 18th Asian city with Tokyo roll-out

While tech blogs are swooning over Uber and everything it does, there’s another app-connected limo service out there that’s actually pus...

  • December 12, 2013
  • at 2:01 pm
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Zivame funding

Lingerie e-store Zivame gets $6 million funding to buy something pretty

In March 2012, one of India’s most interesting niche e-stores, Zivame, secured series A funding to help it grow. Now the lingerie e-ta...

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 10:18 pm
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Smarty Ring brings wearable tech to your fingers

Smarty Ring puts your phone’s notifications where you can see them

While everyone’s talking about Google Glass or smartwatches being the wearable tech of the future, not many have considered that somet...

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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unmuted

This app for reporting civic issues aims to fill the world’s potholes, clean up its litter, and fix its broken streetlights

When I see litter accumulating on a street corner or a pothole in the road, it annoys me, but rarely do anything about it. I have to choose ...

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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Facebook check-ins around the world

6 of Facebook’s top check-in places in 2013 are in Asia

Facebook has just released Facebook Stories 2013 – A Year in Review 1, which highlights the most talked about topics around the world,...

  • December 10, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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