Amazon rivals Walmart and Microsoft to work together on AI, cloud tech

Reuters

Retail giant Walmart Inc said on Tuesday it entered into a strategic partnership with Microsoft Corp for wider use of ....

17 July, 2018

Fearing monopoly, traders hold protests over Walmart-Flipkart deal

Reuters

Indian shopkeepers and traders affiliated to a local lobby group began sit-in protests across the country on Monday against Walmart ....

2 July, 2018
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Google to invest $550 mn in Walmart-backed Chinese e-tailer JD.com

Reuters

Google will invest $550 million in Chinese e-commerce powerhouse JD.com, part of the U.S. internet giant’s efforts to expand ....

18 June, 2018

Former Jabong COO quits Myntra in another top-level exit

Dearton Thomas Hector

Muralikrishnan B, a senior vice-president (SVP) at Myntra, has quit the fashion e-tailer, Moneycontrol reported, citing sources ....

14 June, 2018

Why local startups fretting about foreign rivals should consult Jack Ma’s playbook

Aish Sinha

One of the arguments in favour of protectionism in the Indian e-commerce industry is that China protected its consumer internet ....

14 June, 2018

Microsoft tech may help Walmart counter Amazon's automated grocery store

Reuters

Microsoft Corp is working on technology that would eliminate cashiers and checkout lines from stores, in a nascent challenge to ....

14 June, 2018
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Virtual reality to reshape retail by sweeping shoppers into new dimension: GlobalData

Anirban Ghoshal

Consultant GlobalData has said that augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), as experienced through smartphones and wearables, ....

8 June, 2018

PhonePe lost Rs 43 for each rupee in revenue for FY17

Dearton Thomas Hector

PhonePe Pvt. Ltd, the payments app owned by online retailer Flipkart, plunged deeper into the red for the financial year ended ....

6 June, 2018

Flipkart's marketplace arm narrows loss in FY17, revenue up 15%

Dearton Thomas Hector

The consolidated net loss of Flipkart Internet Pvt. Ltd, which operates the marketplace of homegrown e-commerce major Flipkart, ....

31 May, 2018

Why India's e-commerce giants may make a bigger push into private labels

Reuters

For Lalit Bisht, buying Roadster jeans and T-shirts off Myntra, Flipkart's fashion operation, is a no brainer. It may take ....

30 May, 2018
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Amazon India valued at $16 bn: Citi Research

Shweta Sharma

A week after US-based retail chain Walmart acquired 77% of Flipkart, a report by Citi Research last week found that rival Amazon ....

21 May, 2018

Flipkart's wholesale arm more than halves losses for FY17

Shweta Sharma

Flipkart India Pvt. Ltd, the wholesale arm of e-commerce major Flipkart, more than halved its losses for the year through March ....

17 May, 2018

Is India fast becoming a digital colony?

Mohandas Pai

The acquisition of Flipkart by Walmart means that now Indian online retail will be dominated by American companies. This is a ....

17 May, 2018

Will Walmart's foray into Indian e-commerce be Amazon's worst nightmare?

Dearton Thomas Hector & Anand J

A common enemy was watching from the sidelines as US retail giant Walmart acquired Flipkart for $16 billion (around Rs 1.05 lakh ....

17 May, 2018

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

Flipkart sees IPO in as early as four years

Anand J

Indian e-commerce company Flipkart might go for an initial public offering (IPO) in as early as four years if minority investors ....

12 May, 2018

Flipkart assures sellers of continuity amid fears of Walmart’s labels hogging online shelves

Binu Paul

E-commerce firm Flipkart has sought to assure its 150,000 sellers of operational continuity, amid fears of Walmart’s private ....

11 May, 2018

Flipkart's first VC investor thought it would only take $500 mn to break even

Anand J

Monumental. That's how Accel Partners described portfolio company Flipkart's $16 billion acquisition by US retail giant ....

10 May, 2018

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

eBay to sell Flipkart stake for $1.1 bn, relaunch India ops in new avatar

Priya Prasad

Global e-commerce firm eBay Inc said on Wednesday that it will sell its holdings in Flipkart for about $1.1 billion after the ....

9 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