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India’s top tech investments in 2017 came from the east

[ad_1] Mega-rounds of funding were back in India this year, after a lull in 2016. But this time they came from the east. SoftBank honcho Masayoshi Son remains hugely bullish on India despite setbacks in a couple of big bets made on entering the market in...

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Inside Flipkart’s monster-cruncher: how it gleans insights from a petabyte of data daily

[ad_1] Flipkart CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy with his team. Photo credit: Flipkart Stories Gender is complicated for the data scientists at Flipkart, India’s leading ecommerce site. It’s not enough, for example, to know that the shopper is female. What if she’s shopping for her husband today? So,...

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Brief: Amazon invests more in its Indian marketplace, twice as much as Flipkart so far

[ad_1] Photo credit: Pixabay. The news (extracted from Economic Times): Amazon has invested US$444 million in Amazon Seller Services – its ecommerce marketplace in India. With this fresh capital injection, the total investment in Amazon Seller Services stands at US$2.6 billion. “As India’s largest and fastest growing ecommerce...

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Flipkart just launched its first phone

[ad_1] Billion Capture+ starts at US$170. Photo credit: Flipkart. Following in the footsteps of Amazon’s Fire phone flop, India’s Flipkart today unveiled its first ever phone. Starting at US$170, the dual camera Billion Capture+ shows India’s biggest homegrown ecommerce store is going after the cheap-and-cheerful sector that’s...

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Ex-VP of Alibaba Porter Erisman on clash of ecommerce models in Asia, costly mistakes

[ad_1] Photo credit: Porter Erisman. Porter Erisman stood transfixed as he saw a monkey jump atop a pile of dabbas (lunch boxes), trying to prise one of them open, in Mumbai’s teeming Churchgate station. The former Alibaba VP had wanted a first-hand experience of logistics in...

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Flipkart acquires mobile repair & service firm to boost support network

[ad_1] Photo credit: loganban / 123RF. India-based ecommerce unicorn Flipkart has acquired F1 Info Solutions, a repair and service provider for mobile and tech products that has outlets all over the country. Terms of the deal are not disclosed. F1 co-founder and CEO Shammi Moza will join...

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SoftBank in talks to invest in Flipkart, Masayoshi Son confirms

[ad_1] SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son at SoftBank World 2016. Photo credit: @SoftBank. SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son has confirmed that the Japanese giant is now in talks with Flipkart to invest in the Indian ecommerce company directly. This comes after rival company Snapdeal, whose biggest investor is SoftBank,...

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Dissecting Snapdeal 2.0: Can it succeed where Ebay failed?

[ad_1] Snapdeal co-founder and CEO Kunal Bahl. Photo credit: Snapdeal. Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal – co-founders of Indian ecommerce company Snapdeal – went from zeroes to heroes overnight this week in some media reports. They fought a boardroom battle and regained control from their big...

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