Flipkart buys Israeli predictive analytics startup Upstream Commerce

Dearton Thomas Hector

Walmart-owned Flipkart, the country’s largest e-commerce company, said on Tuesday that it has acquired Upstream Commerce, ....

25 September, 2018

Walmart may replace Binny Bansal as group CEO at Flipkart: Report

Dearton Thomas Hector

Walmart Inc., which acquired Flipkart earlier this year, may replace the Indian e-commerce company's group chief executive ....

24 September, 2018
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Walmart to buy Flipkart ESOPs worth $800 mn

Kavya Kothiyal

Flipkart employees with stock options could be in for a windfall as parent company Walmart is set to purchase employee stock ownership ....

20 September, 2018

What does Amazon’s latest bet mean for India’s grocery biz?

Anand J & Dearton Thomas Hector

US e-commerce behemoth Amazon appears to have made another move to expand its grocery retail business in India and intensify its ....

19 September, 2018

Online-to-offline grocery firm Avenue11 strikes ad-for-equity deal with Brand Capital

Binu Paul

Online-to-offline grocery platform Avenue11, based in Bengaluru, has raised Rs 26 crore ($3.6 million) from Brand Capital, the ....

19 September, 2018

How cross-border e-commerce is helping Chinese SMEs lure Indian customers

Payal Ganguly

A party dress for less than Rs 2,000, a wristwatch for Rs 145 or tea infusers for Rs 100, the prices are as enticing as the designs ....

19 September, 2018
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Top Walmart executives to join Flipkart: Report

Dearton Thomas Hector

Three months after retail giant Walmart announced the acquisition of Flipkart, four senior executives from the US-based company ....

18 September, 2018

Flipkart in talks to pick up a stake in Hotstar: Report

Kavya Kothiyal

Homegrown e-commerce giant Flipkart has held discussions with video streaming service Hotstar to buy a stake in the Star India ....

17 September, 2018

Naspers keen on ed-tech, fin-tech & food-tech startups in India: CEO Bob van Dijk

Payal Ganguly

Having sold its 11.18% stake in Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart to US retail giant Walmart for $2.2 billion, Naspers continues ....

14 September, 2018

CureFit to expand online-to-offline play with food outlets

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Health and fitness startup CureFit, which is led by Myntra co-founder Mukesh Bansal and former Flipkart executive Ankit Nagori, ....

11 September, 2018
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Exclusive: Shopping platform Naaptol raises fresh funding after three-year gap

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Naaptol Online Pvt. Ltd, which runs an omnichannel shopping platform, is on course to raise $15 million (around Rs 109 crore at ....

10 September, 2018

Tribunal asks Walmart to explain India business model after Flipkart deal

Reuters

Walmart Inc's unit has been asked to explain its business model in India after its acquisition of e-commerce platform ....

7 September, 2018

DLF is bringing IoT, Big Data with a pinch of e-commerce to modern shopping malls

Anirban Ghoshal

While e-commerce firms may have won over investors, the vast majority of Indians are still shopping offline. Large offline players ....

5 September, 2018

Aim to aid local startups but not looking at protectionism: IndiaTech CEO Kailasam

Dearton Thomas Hector & Anand J

The debate around a ‘level-playing field’ for Indian startups intensified towards the end of 2016 when Flipkart co-founder ....

4 September, 2018

Amazon gets leg-up over local e-commerce rivals by launching Hindi app

Reuters

Amazon.com on Tuesday launched a Hindi version of its mobile website and app for Android smartphones in a bid to make deeper inroads ....

4 September, 2018

SoftBank steps up search for India head, engages headhunting firm

Binu Paul

Japanese telecom and Internet conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp is aggressively on the lookout for a suitable candidate to lead ....

4 September, 2018

Paytm Mall to tie up with BigBasket, other retailers to take on Flipkart, Amazon

Reuters

Paytm Mall, the e-commerce venture backed by China’s Alibaba Group, is looking to deepen ties with regional retailers as ....

30 August, 2018

Amazon integrates Alexa voice search with Indian music streaming service

Payal Ganguly

Amazon India’s Prime Music has integrated the voice features of its smart assistant Alexa, which can be used on the music ....

29 August, 2018

AI, analytics and a bit of common sense are fuelling BigBasket’s efficiency drive

Anand J

BigBasket, the country’s best-funded online grocery startup, maintains 10 days worth of inventory. The industry average ....

29 August, 2018

How Amazon 'target' Tapzo could spice up its digital payments play

Binu Paul

On a day when Paytm confirmed that billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway had invested in it and Google rebranded ....

29 August, 2018

Why Indian startups are set to open new frontiers with emerging tech

Dilipkumar Khandelwal

In the early days, it was not easy for startups in India to get investment or the right mentorship. Startups often moved their ....

28 August, 2018