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  • It’s Alibaba versus Amazon in India’s e-commerce market

    It’s Alibaba versus Amazon in India’s e-commerce market

    The battle for supremacy in India’s e-commerce space looks set to become a slug out between two gigantic global players: Amazon and Alibaba. At stake is one of the world’s fastest growing internet markets. India’s online population is tipped to reach 450 million-465 million people by June 2017, according to a new report co-authored by the Internet and Mobile Association… Read More

  • LeEco slashes India headcount but denies it will exit the country

    LeEco slashes India headcount but denies it will exit the country

    Ambitious Chinese tech firm LeEco is downsizing its presence in India less than six months after founder Jia Yueting warned that the growth of some parts of its business had become unsustainable. The company confirmed to TechCrunch that it has reduced its headcount in the country from over to 350 staff to a total of 80 today. A spokesperson said the size of the team is now “in line… Read More

  • Crunch Report | 1 Billion Hours of YouTube A Day

    AWS outage is affecting a lot of websites, like Quora and Giphy, humans are watching about 1 billion hours a day of YouTube, Hyperloop could be coming to India and Lux Capital closes a $400 million fund. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • India’s top mobile operator Airtel is buying smaller rival Telenor India

    India’s top mobile operator Airtel is buying smaller rival Telenor India

    Less than a month after Vodafone confirmed it is in talks to merge with Idea Cellular and create India’s largest mobile operator, one piece of M&A has been confirmed in that space. Bharti Airtel has gobbled up smaller player Telenor India in a deal announced today. The Airtel-Telenor deal is subject to regulatory approvals, but both sides said it should be completed within the next… Read More

  • Supr Daily is digitizing milk delivery in India

    Supr Daily is digitizing milk delivery in India

    Getting product lock-in is key in the world of startups. Your app, service or products needs a hook that brings your users back time and time again. How about a startup that hangs its hook on daily milk deliveries? Supr Daily is that startup. Its is currently taking part in the latest program at Y Combinator, from where CEO Puneet Kumar explained more about what the Mumbai-based startup… Read More

  • Microsoft launches Skype Lite Android app for India and other emerging markets

    Microsoft launches Skype Lite Android app for India and other emerging markets

    Microsoft has retooled Skype, the messaging service synonymous with business users, for people living in emerging markets. Today, at its Future Decoded event in India, Microsoft took the wraps off Skype Lite. The service is an Android app that mains the core video and voice calling functionalities, but is optimized for those on limited internet connections such as 2G data. It… Read More

  • How mobile technology is transforming lives in rural India Crunch Network

    How mobile technology is transforming lives in rural India

    Deep in a rural village in India outside the city of Jhansi, children play on dirt roads where goats and cows roam. The humble and colorful homes have mud floors, and women collect drinking water from wells. All the sights and sounds are quintessential aspects of the region, with the exception of one feature — the use of smartphones to save lives. Read More

  • Apple assembling devices in India won’t mean cheaper iPhones yet

    Apple assembling devices in India won’t mean cheaper iPhones yet

    Apple appears to be moving forward with plans to begin assembling its phones in India, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that its prices will drop in the country. India’s Economic Times reported that Apple will begin assembling the iPhone SE in the coming months in Karnataka, adding more detail to comments from the state’s minister of IT that seemingly confirmed an arrangement. Read More

  • India-based used car marketplace Truebil refills its tank with $3M raise

    India-based used car marketplace Truebil refills its tank with $3M raise

    Truebil, a marketplace for selling used cars in India, has closed a $3 million post-Series A funding round from China’s Shunwei Capital. Its $5.5 million Series A was raised in January 2016. Unlike more traditional rivals like CarTrade, which just raised $55 million led by Singapore’s Temasek, its sister site CarWhale and Cardekho, Truebil dis-intermediates the professional… Read More

  • Earth imaging company Planet and the ISRO break records with 88 satellite launch

    Earth imaging company Planet and the ISRO break records with 88 satellite launch

    Planet, the company that recently acquired Google’s satellite Earth imaging business, just pulled off another monumental feat – launching 88 satellites into orbit at once, as part of the largest satellite payload on record with a total of 104 aboard an Indian Space Research Organization rocket (EDIT: As mentioned, the ISRO is the launch provider in this case, and all credit is due… Read More

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