Posts Tagged: India


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India ditching feature phones faster than ever for cheap Android smartphones: IDC

First quarter smartphone shipments in India grew 186 percent year-on-year, faster than any other country in Asia.

  • June 5, 2014
  • at 11:23 am
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Indian startup wants to complement family-run grocery stores, not replace them

India’s small neighborhood shops are resisting the slow rise of supermarket chains and the ecommerce industry by being remarkably efficien...

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 2:58 pm
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India’s PolicyBazaar raises $20 million to boost insurance products comparison portal

India’s PolicyBazaar raises $20 million to boost insurance products comparison portal

PolicyBazaar, an Indian portal offering price comparison and analysis of insurance products, now has US$20 million (INR Rs 119 crore) in fre...

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 9:57 pm
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Flipkart raises $210 million one week after acquring India’s biggest online apparel store

The investment is led by Russia's DST Global, followed by existing investors Tiger Global, Naspers, and Iconiq Capital.

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 8:17 pm
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Ahead of Flipkart and Myntra merger, India’s Snapdeal rakes in $100 million from 5 new investors

With Indian ecommerce leader Flipkart and the country’s number one online apparel shop Myntra on the verge of announcing their merger...

  • May 22, 2014
  • at 12:19 pm
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Two of India’s biggest ecommerce giants, Flipkart and Myntra, complete merger (CONFIRMED)

The two will keep operating as separate entities. Flipkart is probably the biggest general marketplace in India, while Myntra is the biggest...

  • May 20, 2014
  • at 5:22 pm
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Narendra Modi's first tweet as new prime minister sets Twitter record in India

Narendra Modi’s first tweet after general election victory sets Twitter record in India

The next Indian Prime Minister, Modi’s celebratory tweet has accumulated 40,000 retweets and 24,500 favorites in the 45 minutes since it w...

  • May 16, 2014
  • at 4:23 pm
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App Virality: getting your app to go viral is now a necessity

The soon-to-launch App Virality is “a growth-hacking toolkit” for app developers, says Laxman Papineni as he pitches onstage at Startup ...

  • May 8, 2014
  • at 6:20 pm
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With over half of shoppers on smartphones, Snapdeal shows India’s shift to a mobile-first internet

One of India's biggest ecommerce marketplaces says mobile-based transactions have grown 25-fold against a year ago, when it was just around ...

  • May 2, 2014
  • at 11:53 am
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Indian media giant acquires India's CouponDunia

Indian media giant acquires eshopping discounts site CouponDunia

Times Internet, the online subsidiary of The Times of India Group, is expanding its web empire with yet another Indian startup acquisition.

  • June 2, 2014
  • at 7:52 pm
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Sequoia raises $530 million to pump into Indian startups

Over the past eight years in the country, the firm has invested in more than 75 companies including Micromax, Just Dial, and Capillary Techn...

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 12:16 pm
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Local phone maker Micromax poaches top exec from Samsung India as new CEO

Vineet Taneja, who was heading Samsung's IT and Mobile businesses until recently, has been appointed as a new CEO by Delhi-based Micromax.

  • May 27, 2014
  • at 8:01 pm
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How India’s WebKul earned $1 million in revenue with no funding

In 2013, WebKul has tripled its revenue and products, and reached US$1 million revenue.

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 4:59 pm
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10 taxi apps for Asia - 2014 list

10 taxi apps you can use across Asia

Standing on the curb with your arm flapping in the air is so last century. The best way to grab a cab now is to reach into your pocket and l...

  • May 21, 2014
  • at 10:10 am
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SoundCloud is top pick for music streaming in emerging markets in Asia

Germany-based SoundCloud is the most-used music streaming app in emerging markets in Asia.

  • May 19, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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mGaadi – Go Places! Home » mGaadi - Go Places!

Indian startup wants to help Tuk Tuk drivers and passengers trust each other again

mGaadi encourages drivers to always accept passengers, use their meter, drive safely, and be courteous. Drivers with poor ratings will be re...

  • May 14, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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Logistics-as-a-service startup raises money to deliver across Asia

Logistics is a living nightmare for many companies going into ecommerce. Anchanto makes it easier.

  • May 5, 2014
  • at 11:55 pm
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India’s bus-ticketing firm RedBus to venture into hotel booking

RedBus, the Bangalore-based company that serves as India’s one-stop shop for bus tickets, has moved into the travel accommodation spac...

  • April 28, 2014
  • at 7:34 pm
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