On Thursday, Dropbox, Google, and the Open Technology Fund announced a new organization named Simply Secure, focused on making open source security tools simpler and easier for people to use.
Walmart had been testing out an e-commerce option for its wholesale business at two stores in Hyderabad and Lucknow that will allow its members to order their merchandise online and have it delivered at their doorstep.
Online retail is one of the most sought after categories and is also the main contributor to the eCommerce ecosystem. But, like it’s said, everything has its own pros and cons.
PayU India has released a new version of its merchant facing dashboard which aims to give a better understanding into consumers’ purchasing behaviour to a merchant.
Gurgaon-based Printvenue, an online portal for personalized printing, is planning to start operations in Australia at a time when the parent group German venture capital firm Rocket Internet is close to go in initial public offering (IPO) by the end of this year.
In an interview with Aveek Datta, a Columnist associated with The Financial Express, Snapdeal’s CEO Kunal Bahl said that “We will surely be the first e-commerce company to turn profitable in India because of the business model we follow and our commitment to it.” Bahl states Snapdeal has taken a conscious decision to stay away from diversifying into developing and selling private labels and stocking inventory, like some of its peers.
National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has launched eKYC services in the market with Payment Solution Provider, Oxigen to benefit the unbanked masses of India and urban youth.
IT and telecom product traders’ association ADCTA (All Delhi Computer Traders Association) advised its dealers/distributors/suppliers to stop supplying goods to online companies across India if they sell any product below the price at which they have originally purchased it.
As far as a majority of the Indian consumers are concerned, this is a no-brainer. Barring only some nuisance value disadvantages, cash on delivery (COD) is seen as a blessing by purchasers, much as it was intended to be seen by e-tailers at the time of setting up shop.
Facebook today introduced improved analytics tools for app developers for measuring the performance of apps among specific groups of people as well as ways to track retention of users.
US based on-demand car service, Uber has finally launched third-party taxi booking apps in Singapore – starting with 25% off all UberTaxi rides for the rest of September.
Tencent backed instant messaging app, WeChat has been reportedly updated with in-store mobile payments for nine retail chains across China and the feature will be officially opened on September 15.
Google has launched Android One smartphones in India with starting price of INR 6399 (~USD 105) in partnership with local companies such as Micromax, Karbonn and Spice Mobiles.
Malaysia and Hong Kong-based online store reviews platform TrustedCompany, has received USD 1 million in Series A funding led by Tengelmann Ventures and co-invested by 500 Startups’ Khailee Ng as well as Asia Venture Group.
Google has launched a Cloud platform for startups with an aims to speed up the process of launching and scaling their ideas. The cloud platform helps early-stage startups with USD 100,000 in credit, 24/7 support for eligible startups, and also provides access to the company’s technical solutions team.
According to a newly leaked internal document, Microsoft is planning to put out ‘Nokia’ name in its mobile products.