From the Editor's Desk India just doesn't seem to be in the mood to receive charity from Silicon Valley. First, it was the TRAI ruling against Facebook's Free Basics (beautifully covered in this Guardian piece). Then, Apple's proposal to sell refurbished phones in India was rejected by the government. We may be poor, but we have our pride. We are a market of the future (10 years behind China says Tim Cook), and we also have our human capital (especially engineering talent), which is an even more urgent reason for the chiefs of Microsoft and Google (both Indian origin) and now Apple to engage with India.
Fashion rental platform Blinge raises funding from Anupam Mittal, others Mumbai-based Panoptic Solutions Pvt. Ltd, which operates online fashion rental platform Blinge, has raised an undisclosed amount in its first round of funding led by Anupam Mittal, founder and CEO of People Group, a top company executive told Techcircle.in. The funding round, which happened in Oc
Telecom Day: Indian telcos look at consolidation while ringing louder The 2016 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD-2016) will focus on the theme: "ICT entrepreneurship for social impact", as endorsed by the International Telecommunication Union Council. While the world focuses on ICT (Information and Communication Technology) enterprises and startups, India telecom industry is heading towards consolidation with four-five huge operators emerging from the shake-out.
Letters: Trai must change its focus It was nearly impossible to implement TRAI order. It is not possible to establish why a call has dropped and what is the duration of a call. This would have led to endless litigations
How Clovia plans to go after customers in tier 2/3 cities with an omni-channel strategy Online lingerie retailer Clovia is focusing on tier 2 and 3 cities as it tries to carve out a niche for itself in the Indian lingerie market. Realising that 60% of its sales are coming from tier 2 and 3 cities, the platform is coming out with new products and designs based on customer feedback from these cities, even as it draws up an omni-channel strategy for these under-served markets.
CCI to look into cashbacks models for predatory pricing : report The Competition Commission of India, the anti-competition watchdog of India, will be looking into digital wallets and ecommerce companies such as Paytm and MobiKwik regarding the practice of cashbacks, reports the Economic Times. The report adds that the CCI is looking into the matter after