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13 potential e-commerce M&As to watch out for in India in 2013

In 2012, we had seen the beginning of some serious consolidation in the Indian e-commerce space – a segment which has been a darling of venture capital investors for the past two-three years. We had seen Flipkart buying out and later downing the shutters on the electronics e-tailer Letsbuy; Myntra...

16 January, 2013 | More »

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Scrapehere offers a social shopping dashboard to empower e-shoppers; how you gain

As the number of online shoppers grows by leaps and bounds, users scurry from one site to another, saving numerous products to wish lists, comparing prices and posting product links on their favourite social sites for some candid opinions. But all those hectic pre-shopping activities can be scrapped...

16 January, 2013 | More »

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VC-backed Power2sme looking at $1B in GMV by 2018, eyes profits by 2014

As part of his earlier venture, a sales enablement company called Denave India Pvt Ltd, R Narayan was extensively dealing with small and medium enterprises (SMEs). While doing that, he realised that SMEs in India were not getting a fair value for their money. For example, a laptop that SMEs were buy...

11 January, 2013 | More »

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Recharge sites: How charged up are their offerings

Almost everyone who owns a mobile phone and has an internet connection must have dabbled with online mobile recharge at some point. Then there are users who use the service regularly. With so many recharge sites vying for your attention, which one should you choose? We tried to find the answer to th...

3 January, 2013 | More »

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Flashback 2012: Hottest smartphones and tablets of the year

The year 2012 is about to end (and we don’t mean the end of the world like many predicted) and what a year it has been! In a way, it was a make-or-break year for a number of technology giants. The year saw the humbling of the Finnish handset-maker Nokia and the rise of Samsung. […]...

27 December, 2012 | More »

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Top 5 e-commerce trends in 2012

This has been the year of online shopping, with a slew of new entrants in categories such as furniture, pet care, organic foods, cosmetics and more. Fifty two companies raised around $700 million of venture capital in 2012. While it is probably the best time to be a buyer, being an e-commerce compan...

24 December, 2012 | More »

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Loyalty firm Saverr bets on social commerce, signs up 75 merchants

Delhi-based social commerce startup Saverr.com – which initially started as a loyalty services company CashItBack – may be on to something big going by what Mark Zuckerberg said way back in 2010. “If I had to guess, social commerce is next to blow up,” the Facebook founder noted at t...

21 December, 2012 | More »

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A sneak peek at the 10 startups showcased at Techcircle Startup 2012

Techcircle.in, your favourite tech startup news website (yes we are!), held an event at the Le Meridien, New Delhi. The event, a one-day MBA in starting up, was of startups, for startups and had several successful startup founders sharing their journey and learning. During the course of the event, w...

12 December, 2012 | More »

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Online community Parentune seeks to empower parents

Parentune.com, an online pro-parent community, is seeking to empower parents by providing them with help, advice and support in parenting. The site is doing so by offering a number of sections that include Parent talk, which allows parents to put up a query on which other parents can come and share ...

10 December, 2012 | More »

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Octane reaches 400M inboxes every month; what next for digital marketer

Around five years ago, at a time when e-mail was just catching the fancy of marketers, Digvijay Bhandari and Samarth Saxena were running a venture called Digsam Software Technologies, a web services firm providing marketing models for companies in India, UK and Australia. During an interaction, one ...

30 November, 2012 | More »