Just as Uber thought it had solved one thorny problem in India vis a vis a solution to a payments conundrum, another much graver one now confronts the company. And this time, it has invoked the wrath of a force much greater than India's Reserve Bank: Indian consumers.
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Is it time for the U.S. to relinquish its leadership position in the tech industry and hand over the baton to rising star China, or even India? Perhaps, but questions about innovation and market environment will first need to be addressed.
The Indian antitrust watchdog is investigating similar claims of dominant market position abuse, just weeks after the European Union settled with the search giant.
Flowics, by Argentinian startup Zauber, has entered the Indian market and is working closely with Twitter India to provide enhanced user engagement through social hubs.
Over the past few months, Tata has been pushing their TataSky Mobile aggressively in India. Now, in a bid to lure even more customers, they're offering free talk time minutes by simply watching mobile ads.
With the BJP party's Narendra Modi securing his candidacy for the upcoming 2014 general elections in India, it was only a matter of time before political propaganda material was to be produced. But a Gujarat-based group has taken it to another level.
The Indian rupee hit an all time new low of 65 against the US Dollar. This affects the cost of some consumer goods in India, and smartphones are no exception. Perhaps it's a good time to start considering second hand devices.
The importance of proximity for real-time data analytics means even a BPO leader like India will not have as easy a ride to be a hub for such outsourcing.
The government is considering a graded response that involves lighter penalties, as current penalties under the IT Act could be too harsh for youths who may unwittingly commit cybercrimes without malicious intent.
Learning from Windows 7's disastrous launch in India, the company plans to do things differently this time.
Banks in India regularly send their customers e-mail messages about phishing and vishing scams--how not to reveal your Web identity and personal data and fall prey to fraudulent e-mail. But at the same time, they regularly peep into the bank accounts of its customers in the name of customer relationship.
According to Nielsen India, brands should tap into social media for creating brand awareness and offer discounts for the time users spend researching about products online.
RIM's problems are well known, but the company could really have issues if the Curve loses its edge in emerging markets like India.
Google India's benevolent initiative of driving an Internet connected bus into deep villages of India has helped many Indians see what the Internet is for the first time. Yahoo India is also working with schools to setup labs that will help students learn about Internet technologies.
Studies from Microsoft India and Nielsen provide insights into what Indians do on the Internet and how they spend their time.
Vodafone India has announced availability of their MiFi device allowing upto 5 devices to connect at the same time over WiFi to browse Internet (over 3G) and Airtel has announced subscription based live and video on demand television over the Internet.
For the first time in India, Facebook was the most visited social networking site with 20.9 million visitors in July
For long India has been handling IT backend for some of the world’s top companies, probably all of them. At the same time, most new and shiny gadgets are first released in the US and Europe before India sees them, some don’t last long enough to make it here.
For business journalists in India, budget time is excitement time. It's like sports journos covering the Olympics.
Steven Chiew and his brother, Sky, started their business amid the donut craze that hit Singapore some time in 2006-2007.Their company has now grown to become Singapore's largest donut chain, with 13 outlets across the island-state and plans for regional expansion that includes Malaysia, Dubai, Indonesia and India.
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