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Why Alibaba wants to invest in competing Indian e-tailers

Thursday, February 4, 2016 | More »

Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba Group Holding Ltd seems to be fixated on acquiring interests in Indian e-commerce majors, especially those that directly compete with its global rival Amazon Inc. After backing Snapdeal and Paytm, recent news reports suggest that Alibaba is making a beeline to invest...


Amazon overtakes Flipkart as most visited Indian e-com site: comScore

E-commerce giant Amazon Inc said on Monday it has become the most visited e-commerce site in India beating local rival Flipkart in the month of October citing comScore data. It said Amazon.in clocked 30 million unique visitors during the month ahead of Flipkart.com, Jabong.com and Snapdeal.com. A ye...

14 December, 2015 | More »

Adam Hartung

Bigger is not always better – why Amazon is worth more than Walmart

This week an important event happened on Wall Street. The value of Amazon (about $248 billion) exceeded the value of Walmart (about $233 billion). Given that Walmart is the world’s largest retailer, it is pretty amazing that a company launched as an online book seller by a former banker only 21 ye...

27 July, 2015 | More »


Amazon adds professional services to US marketplace, push-button ordering kit Dash for essentials

Global e-com giant Amazon.com Inc has moved beyond product and digital goods sales adding on-demand professional services marketplace to its existing site in the US offering anything a TV repair to even an option to hire a ‘goat grazer’! Unlike product sales where again Amazon operates a...

1 April, 2015 | More »


Amazon goes hyper-local in India; linking neighbourhood kirana stores to consumers

Global e-com giant Amazon, which runs an online marketplace in India, has launched an express delivery platform in partnership with mom-and-pop stores called ‘KiranaNow’. It has launched the service in Bangalore on a pilot run before taking it to other cities in the country. Notably this...

26 March, 2015 | More »


Flipkart vs Amazon: how they stack up in India

The big daddy of online commerce in India hit a new milestone bagging a record $1 billion in fresh funding. In less than 24 hours of this announcement, the one thousand pound gorilla of selling things online Amazon followed it up with $2 billion in fresh investment commitment in India. Mind you, in ...

30 July, 2014 | More »


On the flip side, Amazon to pump additional $2B in India

World’s largest e-tailer Amazon Inc, which runs an e-commerce marketplace in India through Amazon.in, has announced that it will invest an additional $2 billion (around 12,000 crore) to support its rapid growth in India. This comes just a day after home-grown giant Flipkart announced a record $...

30 July, 2014 | More »


Amazon launches digital wallet for gift & rewards cards, but not available in India

World’s largest e-commerce company Amazon Inc. has launched a digital mobile wallet app, called Amazon Wallet, which enables users to store the details of their gift, reward and loyalty cards so that they can access them anywhere any time. The app, however, doesn’t support credit/debit cards or ...

23 July, 2014 | More »


Amazon’s Q1 revenues rise 23% to $19.7B

Amazon.com Inc, the largest e-commerce company in the world, has said its revenues for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014 rose 23 per cent to $19.74 billion from $16.07 billion last year. Net income for the quarter increased to $108 million from $82 million last year. The firm, however, said tha...

25 April, 2014 | More »

From smart to genius: Will design define new gadgets?

In a pre-iPhone age, mobile phones came in all shapes and sizes. Remember the clamshell, candy bar, swivel, backflip, slider, dual-slider, lipstick, and, of course, the taco? Nowadays, most phones have a touch screen, rows of icons and are rectangular. In short, they all look a lot like the iPhone. ...

3 September, 2012 | More »

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