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‘Booster Kit’ for startups from Karnataka government

By : CIOL Writers

Karnataka government’s Startup Cell on Monday announced a ‘Start-up Karnataka Booster Kit’ for startups registered with it. The kit contains a gamut of software tools such as cloud credits, access to mentors, legal and accounting consultants, access the Government of

Myntra acquires rival fashion portal Jabong for $70mn

By : CIOL Writers

Strengthening its position as the undisputed leader in online fashion and lifestyle segment in India, Bengaluru-based Flipkart has acquired online fashion portal Jabong from Global Fashion Group(GFG) through its arm, Myntra, beating the likes of Snapdeal, Future group, and Amazon.

Flipkart plans to pump in Rs 670cr to build its own payments biz

By : CIOL Writers

Even though Flipkart is battling senior employee exits and overall funding gloom, besides fighting competition like Amazon, the company refuses to back down. Flipkart, which was once a poster boy in the startup space, now plans to introduce its own,

Snapdeal to acquire GoJavas to strengthen supply-chain management

By : CIOL Writers

Snapdeal, which has received flak for its sluggish operations in the recent times, is planning to acquire GoJavas in order to strengthen its supply-chain operations. Snapdeal owns a minority stake in GoJavas. The move is significant since the e-commerce companies

Our diminishing attention span poses trouble for mobile marketers

By : CIOL Writers

In this age of aplenty, we are spoilt for choices. And that, according to a report conducted by Jampp, is eroding our attention span by a dramatic 88 percent year over year, especially in the way we use apps and smartphones.

Amazon building tree houses for its employees

By : CIOL Writers

There are very few tech companies in the world that put in tough efforts to make sure their employees get the best office culture and a conducive environment to work in. Amazon surely is one of them. We aren’t talking

Where are tech startups going wrong?

By : CIOL Writers

Remember when sale season was well categorized-summer sale, winter sale, end-of-the-season sale and so on. Today, you don’t need to wait for a sale season, for discounts are abound all year round, thanks to the e-commerce companies that jostle to

App downloads to grow to 20.1 billion by 2020: Report

By : CIOL Writers

There are just too many apps, and one can sense a general air of App-fatigue all around. However, according to app analytics firm App Annie Inc, the app trend is not dying anytime soon. According to the data for the

No more boasting about that huge discount you got on Amazon

By : CIOL Writers

Amazon ads capture the psyche of Indian shoppers quite perfectly. But the e-commerce giant’s latest move to phase-out list prices, or manufacturer’s retail prices, and directly show discounted prices to the users, seems slightly ignorant of how the mind of

Amazon tops MIT’s 50 smartest companies list; Apple’s nowhere

By : CIOL Writers

After going through MIT’s global ranking for 50 smartest companies of 2016, with Amazon topping the charts, my first question was- where is Apple? And then I tried to recall if I missed Xiaomi’s ranking and to my double surprise,

Amazon launches Inspire, a free online education resources (OER) platform

By : CIOL Writers

Amazon has announced Amazon Inspire, an online education resource (OER) platform for teachers to source free learning materials for students from kindergarten to twelfth grade, starting first as a beta in the U.S. Inspire which looks very much like Amazon’s

Top 20 Tech brands of 2016

By : CIOL Writers

Technology has brought so much into this world, that today we cannot imagine a single day without it. From machines to mobiles, from cars to gadgets, everything that moves on a click or a tap has made our lives simpler

e-books buyers of Amazon to get a bonanza, courtesy Apple

By : CIOL Writers

If you bought an e-book from a major publisher between April 2010 and May 21, 2012, on Amazon, then you have a surprise in store as the online retailer is giving away free money to its buyers. And if you

Flipkart beats Amazon & Google to be the most preferred co in India to work for

BANGALORE, INDIA: Do you know where India wants to work? The name might surprise you. It is not any MNC like Google, Facebook or Amazon. The LinkedIn data shows that Flipkart has topped the list top 25 companies in India

Private equity funding in Indian start-ups declines by 25 pc

By : CIOL Writers

According to Goldman Sachs, the private equity funding in Indian start-ups has declined witnessing a dip of 25 percent YoY (year-on-year), falling from $2.5 billion in 2015 to $1.9 billion in 2016. The report states that even though the total

Amazon and Flipkart join hands to fight against taxes

By : CIOL Writers

The e-commerce industry is coming together to fight against governments, that are imposing entry tax on goods purchased online. Flipkart has several cases filed against Uttarakhand, West Bengal, and Gujarat state governments and now Amazon too has joined the fight.

10 books to know the secrets of tech giants like Google or Apple

I keep reading about Google’s work culture, their employee-friendly policies and often wonder is there a way to join the tech giant in my capacity? But on a serious note, it’s always enriching and worth learning about the internal workings

Amazon’s pledge to invest $3 bn more in India

By : CIOL Writers

The negative sentiment surrounding the Indian e-commerce sector because of fund crunch, sluggish discount season, employee layoffs, and the valuation downgrade of Flipkart, has received a shot in the arm with Amazon’s pledge to invest $3 billion in India. The

Banking services from Google or Amazon?

By : CIOL Writers

What if the giant tech companies like Google, Facebook or Amazon, who keep reinventing technologies to attract people, open a financial bank? Let’s imagine: Heavy competition, all these companies are making headlines daily with new updates or “schemes”. But were

Tech This Week: Why did the Apple Fall?

INDIA: It was once-in-13-years news but yes, iPhone sales showed a slump – something that was instrumental