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Flipkart looking to buy stake in BookMyShow: Report

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Homegrown e-commerce giant Flipkart is in talks to pick a minority stake in ticketing platform BookMyShow, reports Economic Times. Citing people familiar with the discussions, the report says that though the talks are only in the initial stage, it may

Flipkart to invest $500M in payments arm PhonePe

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Flipkart has committed $500 million for its payments platform PhonePe, which is scaling its operations. The e-commerce major acquired PhonePe in 2015 and has since then  invested $75 million in the platform. This is one of the largest single investment commitments in the Indian

Flipkart’s logistics arm eKart raises $98M from group firm Klick2Shop

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Flipkart has pumped in nearly $98 million (Rs 641 cr) into its logistics arm eKart through its Singapore-based group firm Klick2Shop Logistics Services International, according to regulatory filings with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. As reported by ET, the latest funding is aimed at strengthening

India’s leading tech startups planning to launch a lobby group Indiatech.org

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India’s leading tech startups including Flipkart, ride-hailing service Ola, and travel portal MakeMyTrip are joining hands to form an industry body that will represent local ventures and their interests, seeking protection from resourceful global rivals, reports Economic Times. Citing people in the

Flipkart acquires mobile repair services startup F1 Info Solutions

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Flipkart has acquired mobiles and IT repair services startup F1 Info Solutions, the company announced on Tuesday. The Mumbai-based company will become a part of Jeeves that Flipkart invested in 2014. Jeeves specializes in providing after-sales service for large and small home appliances and furniture. As smartphones account for a

Flipkart, Amazon, and Paytm gear up for their ‘BIG’ Sale events

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It seems like Diwali season has come a bit earlier this year, as e-commerce companies are all geared up to unveil their exclusive deals and discounts to lure consumers to shop whole-heartedly this festive season. The three biggest e-tailers of

Amazon takes the ‘prime’ spot in metros while Flipkart rules small cities

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Flipkart and arch rival Amazon India are still going neck to neck in the Indian e-commerce battle and scored the same number in the latest RedSeer E-tailing Leadership Index (ELI). While Amazon has edged past Flipkart in metros on popularity and brand

Flipkart launches global selling program expanding its reach to over 200 countries

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Flipkart has launched a global selling programme- ‘Flipkart Global’ through its recent acquisition eBay allowing users from about 200 international markets to purchase products on its marketplace. As first reported by ET, the initiative will leverage the export capabilities of

Flipkart raises whopping $2.5bn from SoftBank’s Vision Fund

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Flipkart has raised an estimated $2.5 billion from SoftBank Vision Fund, making it the biggest-ever private investment in an Indian technology company. The investment also makes SoftBank Vision Fund one of the largest shareholders in Flipkart, according to an official statement. “This

Flipkart’s ‘Budding Star Programme’ encourages employees to pursue their passion

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Flipkart has launched a financial assistance program- ‘Budding Star’ to help its employees participate in any national or international challenge pertaining to their field of interest. There is only one eligibility criterion for the Budding Star programme- employment at Flipkart for at least

Snapdeal decides to be on its own; No merger with Flipkart

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Snapdeal, run by Jasper Infotech Pvt. Ltd has finally decided to run as an independent identity, howsoever small, thus putting all reports about a merger with rival Flipkart to rest. “Snapdeal has been exploring strategic options over the past several

Snapdeal-Flipkart deal may have come to a dead end

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After six months of discussions and negotiations, looks like Snapdeal is still stuck where it was at the start of the year. According to the latest reports coming in from various quarters, Snapdeal’s proposed sale to Flipkart is in dire straits

Snapdeal board approves Flipkart’s new up to $950M bid: Report

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Online marketplace Snapdeal has accepted Flipkart‘s revised takeover offer of $900-$950 million, according to a report from Reuters. Citing sources in the know of things, the report says that board of Jasper Infotech, which runs Snapdeal, approved Flipkart’s new bid last

Flipkart gifting smartphones to its first few mobile customers under Big 10 celebrations

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Flipkart is going back to its first few customers of mobile phones from several years ago, to thank them for their support by presenting them a phone as a gesture of gratitude. The initiative to acknowledge early mobiles customers is

Paytm Mall delists 85K sellers for failing to meet quality standards

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Paytm’s e-commerce arm, Paytm Mall has delisted over 85,000 sellers from its platform in a cleaning operation of sorts for failing to meet quality standards. The company that is gearing up to take stalwarts like Flipkart and Amazon in the Indian

Innovative solutions to Bangalore’s traffic woes emerge from Flipkart’s Gridlock hackathon

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Bangalore’s traffic woes are world renowned, to say the least. India’s Silicon Valley may be producing startups faster than how traffic moves on its roads. It was to fix this problem that homegrown e-commerce startup, Flipkart announced Gridlock Hackathon on June 7

Snapdeal-Flipkart deal hits another roadblock

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Looks like Snapdeal and Flipkart will take some more time before they announce their official merger. Snapdeal’s board has rejected a buy-out offer of roughly $700-800 million from rival Flipkart, creating a new hurdle in the proposed deal, Livemint reports. Apparently,

Naspers takes its stake to 16pc with $71mn investment in Flipkart

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India’s e-commerce giant, Flipkart received an additional investment of $71 million from the South African media conglomerate Naspers. With the latest investment, Naspers now holds 16 percent stake in the company. “The group invested US$71m for an additional interest in

Amazon and Flipkart get breather as govt delays implementation of a key GST provision

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The Indian government has granted the requests of the e-commerce players like Amazon and Flipkart to extend the implementation of the new Goods and Service Tax. In a bid to give e-commerce giants more time to settle their affairs, the

Motorola unveils its budget-friendly, feature-packed Moto C Plus in India

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Joining the existing line of Moto E devices, Motorola has launched its budget-friendly and feature-packed Moto C Plus smartphone in India for Rs 6, 999. Moto C plus, a Flipkart exclusive device will go on a limited period sale at