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Walmart-Flipkart combo may hurt common enemy Amazon

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | More »

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At a time when stakeholders in the Indian e-commerce industry were locked in an intense debate over who between Amazon and Flipkart will emerge the winner post the upcoming festive season, the development that the world’s largest retailer Walmart is in the process of picking up an equity stake in ...

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Why some investors are betting on competing businesses

Two weeks ago, Taiwanese chip designer MediaTek invested $60 million in One97 Communications, which runs Paytm, a mobile wallet platform and an online shopping site. In itself, the transaction is not unusual – Paytm is raising funds for growth and MediaTek is known for backing innovative firms. Wh...

12 September, 2016 | More »

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Alibaba may pick majority stake in Paytm’s e-commerce biz

Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding is likely to pick a majority stake in the e-commerce business of One97 Communications Pvt Ltd, the company that also runs mobile payment and commerce platform Paytm. One97 will soon be separating its e-commerce operations from the mobile payment and...

25 August, 2016 | More »

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Can Walmart and Flipkart help each other in India?

The world’s largest retailer Walmart’s acquisition of ecommerce company Jet.com has triggered speculation on whether this is the beginning of the company’s ambitious play in online retailing, a link sorely missing in its larger business plans. Also, there has been some discussion on whether wi...

16 August, 2016 | More »

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Sale to Verizon: It ain’t a bad deal for Yahoo!

Concluding a long-drawn bidding process that began in April this year, Verizon Communications Inc, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the US, on July 25 announced it was buying out Yahoo Inc. for $4.83 billion in an all-cash deal. Much has been said about the fall of Yahoo from the p...

25 July, 2016 | More »

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Will Amazon & Alibaba be the final victors in Indian ecommerce battle?

Celebrity promoters, farcical valuations, endless chase of customers with no sign of profits in sight, imminent fund crunch and questions over growth have kept the Indian ecommerce industry in news for a while. Competition from global giants such as Amazon and Alibaba has triggered debate on whether...

4 July, 2016 | More »

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Alibaba, Myntra, Snapdeal, others queue up to buy Jabong

Rocket Internet-incubated fashion e-commerce venture Jabong has re-initiated talks with a number of internet companies including Alibaba, Flipkart-owned Myntra, Aditya Birla’s e-commerce venture Abof and Snapdeal besides Future Group for a possible sale of the firm. Quoting unnamed sources clo...

4 July, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Flipkart may look at bank loans as it battles cash crunch

Faced with the steady march of its global rival Amazon on its home turf, ecommerce marketplace Flipkart is now turning to debt financing even as equity infusion looks remotely possible post the successive markdowns in its valuation by existing investors, said a person with the direct knowledge of th...

17 June, 2016 | More »

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Alibaba in talks with Delhivery, Xpressbees to build India logistics arm

Chinese e-commerce major Alibaba Group is in talks with two Indian e-commerce logistics firms, Delhivery and Xpressbees, for potential investments to build a strong logistics infrastructure before launching its horizontal marketplace platform in the country. Citing two unnamed people aware of the de...

14 June, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Chinese entrepreneur Peter Zou floats India-focused VC fund

Peter Zou, founder of Chinese mobile ad network YeahMobi, has launched an India-focused venture capital fund, joining several other peers who are looking to latch on to the opportunities in the Indian startup space, a senior company executive told Techcircle.in. For full story click here...

3 May, 2016 | More »

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