Alibaba brings online movie ticketing platform TicketNew under Paytm

Dearton Thomas Hector

Digital payments major Paytm has announced the acquisition of Chennai-based Orbgen Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs online ticketing ....

23 May, 2018

Amazon and Google lead global smart speaker market: Strategy Analytics

Anirban Ghoshal

Jeff Bezos-led Amazon and internet giant Google accounted for 70% of the global smart speaker shipments in the first quarter of ....

18 May, 2018
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Paytm travel ticketing volume triples in FY18, aims for two-fold growth this year

Shweta Sharma

Digital payments firm Paytm sold over 38 million bus, flight and rail tickets in the financial year 2017-18, up three times from ....

16 May, 2018

Why SoftBank may face a long wait for its next multi-billion dollar india exit

Anand J & Dearton Thomas Hector

Walmart's big-ticket acquisition of Flipkart last week brought both bliss and billions to many of the Indian e-commerce company's ....

15 May, 2018

Foxconn writes off entire $200-mn Snapdeal investment

Binu Paul

FIH Mobile Ltd, a subsidiary of Taipei-headquartered Foxconn Technology Group, has written down the remaining $40 million of its ....

15 May, 2018

Swiggy seeks to raise $250 mn, eyes unicorn status

Anand J

Online food delivery startup Swiggy is looking to raise $250 million, instead of $150-200 million it was considering earlier. ....

15 May, 2018
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An Indian e-commerce pioneer on why Flipkart deal makes little sense for Walmart

K Vaitheeswaran

The Walmart-Flipkart deal means different things to different stakeholders.  For Flipkart's founders, the deal is ....

10 May, 2018

As Flipkart gets bigger, smaller horizontal and vertical e-tailers seek survival tips

Binu Paul & Anand J

As Walmart and Flipkart came together to script the world's largest e-commerce deal, a number of smaller players on the periphery ....

9 May, 2018

Race to $1 bn: Which Indian startup was the fastest to get unicorn status?

Jyotindra Dubey

Venture capital and private equity investors have pumped billions of dollars into the Indian startup ecosystem over the past few ....

2 May, 2018

How SoftBank has spun its web across India's internet companies

Anand J

SoftBank is the new IPO. For startups struggling to turn in profits, an initial public offering remains an unattractive proposition. ....

23 April, 2018
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Alibaba talks up progress in self-driving tech in quest to catch up with Baidu

Anirban Ghoshal

Chinese e-commerce and technology company Alibaba Group has announced making rapid progress on the autonomous-driving front, a ....

19 April, 2018

How Zomato backer Ant Financial became the world's first 'super unicorn'

Reuters

Ant Financial's rapid climb to become the world's biggest super unicorn valued by some investors at around $150 billion ....

18 April, 2018

Love thy neighbour: How Chinese cheques are fuelling Indian startups

Anand J

The early days of the venture capital boom saw money flowing into India from all parts of the world. Funding started to dry up ....

18 April, 2018

Chinese facial recognition firm is now the world's most valuable AI startup

Anirban Ghoshal

China's SenseTime Group Ltd, which provides facial recognition systems, is now the world's most valuable artificial intelligence ....

11 April, 2018

Crypto firm Alibabacoin cites folktale to show it isn't stealing Alibaba's thunder

Reuters

The Dubai-based cryptocurrency firm Alibabacoin Foundation on Tuesday said Alibaba Group Holding Ltd cannot monopolize the “magical” ....

11 April, 2018

Fix Facebook but don't kill it, says Alibaba's Jack Ma

Anirban Ghoshal

Jack Ma, the co-founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has called on Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg to ....

10 April, 2018

Paytm Mall to raise $446 mn from SoftBank and Alibaba

Dearton Thomas Hector

Online e-commerce marketplace Paytm Mall, operated by Delhi-based Paytm E-commerce Private Limited, is set to raise Rs 2,892.5 ....

2 April, 2018

Alibaba Group’s global managing director quits firm

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Alibaba Group Holding’s global managing director, K Guru Gowrappan, has quit the firm, China's biggest e-commerce company ....

28 March, 2018

E-tailer Shopclues lays off 52 employees

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Gurgaon-based e-commerce marketplace Shopclues has laid off 52 personnel from its marketing and operations verticals, a spokesperson ....

23 March, 2018

Zomato hits $100 mn annual revenue run rate, says CEO Deepinder Goyal

Shweta Sharma

Online restaurant listing and food delivery company Zomato’s annual revenue run rate has touched $100 million (Rs 650 crore), ....

22 March, 2018

Alibaba leads $866 mn investment in Ofo amid bike-sharing firm's India push

Reuters

Chinese bike-sharing firm Ofo has raised $866 million in new funding led by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, in what it said ....

13 March, 2018