Sayan Chakraborty

Articles By Sayan Chakraborty

33 Articles

Net neutrality debate snowballs

While the telcos contend that the over-the-top (OTT) model is eating into their revenue, the OTT service providers say their services like messaging or calls are offered through Internet services provided by the telcos, for

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Plan to expand to 200 cities by end of 2015, scale up offerings in existing ones: Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal

Having raised close to $800 million since its inception in 2011 from marquee investors like DST Global, which is also an investor in Flipkart...

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Snapdeal scouting for new head of engineering

With cross-country rival Flipkart strengthening its top leadership ahead of the impending IPO, Delhi-based Snapdeal is on the verge of hiring an engineering head...

Snapdeal scouting for new head of engineering

Ola, TaxiForSure cut down free rides in baby steps to profits

Sources say these are first steps towards long-term sustainability for taxi firms, which have been bleeding Rs 20-25 crore every month.

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Myntra to add unique dimension to boost supply chain, enhance user experience

The implementation of 3D in supply chain may see Myntra create a prototype, display it on the portal and eventually develop the product based on demand

Myntra to add unique dimension to boost supply chain, enhance user experience

Revenue surge in Sept quarter fails to bring Jabong out of red

Only unit in the Global Fashion Group making losses

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Meru Cabs to raise $100 mn next month

Meru Cabs operates company-owned cars, besides dabbling in the aggregator model, and plans to spend a chunk of the money in acquiring new customers, penetrate into new cities...

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@War book review: The fifth domain

@War delivers a masterstroke in the form of a riveting account of how the bloodbaths of yesteryears have metamorphosed into strategic executions in the virtual world

@War book review: The fifth domain

Thinking ahead: Soch to retail internationally starting next month

Ethnic apparel brand Soch is all set to enter international pastures. Come April and the decade-old brand will start retailing products...

Thinking ahead: Soch to retail internationally starting next month

Shopclues in early talks to buy ad tech provider Komli Media; eyes Rs 3,575 crore digital ad pie

Companies yet to arrive at a figure, say sources; Snapdeal also said to be in fray

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Focus now on value building instead of competition worries: Raghunandan G, TaxiForSure

Taxi For Sure, the second largest taxi aggregator in the country behind Ola, sees a lot of synergy in its acquisition.

Focus now on value building instead of competition worries: Raghunandan G, TaxiForSure

Flipkart planning to strengthen tech backbone to handle Big Billion Day-like sales: CEO Sachin Bansal

After successful acquisitions of Myntra and Mime 360, Flipkart is looking at several strategic deals in the technology and mobile space.

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New way to snap up talent sign(age) of things to come?

Snapdeal puts up billboards urging professionals to ‘build for India’ than work for foreign clients

New way to snap up talent sign(age) of things to come?

Paytm to increase seller base five-fold for $100 mn

The $100-m fund will be used to help merchants, especially MSMEs, manage their catalogues and inventory, get trained in m-commerce and streamline payment systems

Paytm to increase seller base five-fold for $100 mn

Flipkart aims to get 1 lakh sellers on board by year end

Aamid speculation over WS Retail’s dominance of its online marketplace, Flipkart aims to get 1 lakh sellers on board by the end of the year...

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Jabong MD begins start-up Tryst with dating app

Tryst, the new app, is from Alibi Technologies — a company Jabong MD has decided to back. The move comes in the wake of Flipkart and Snapdeal co-founders turning angel investors

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Deal between TaxiForSure, Ola may lead to lay-offs

Online taxi aggregator TaxiForSure may see exits from its 1,500-strong workforce in the wake of its imminent acquisition by cross-town rival Ola.

Deal between TaxiForSure, Ola may lead to lay-offs

With exchange platform for used mobiles, Quikr does a Junglee

Online classifieds portal Quikr, which until recently served as a platform...

With exchange platform for used mobiles, Quikr does a Junglee

As etailers unfurl flag of deep discounts…

See 25% higher sales driven by fashion, lifestyle

Ecommerce firms Flipkart, Amazon News

Resurgent quarter for Indian IT

IT services majors Infosys and Wipro beat Street expectations in the December quarter, a traditionally muted period for business because of furloughs and holiday season, while TCS missed the expectations by a whisker. The com

Resurgent quarter for Indian IT

Beating Ola with less money is something we’re used to: Aprameya Radhakrishna, Co-founder, TaxiForSure

Homegrown taxi aggregators had a bull run last year, with investors pumping close to $300 million into market leaders TaxiForSure and Ola...

Beating Ola with less money is something we’re used to: Aprameya Radhakrishna, Co-founder, TaxiForSure

Urbanspoon buy gives solid foundation to build on in US: Zomato’s Pankaj Chaddha

Restaurant search portal Zomato has been on an expansion spree since 2014, having announced five acquisitions...

Urbanspoon buy gives solid foundation to build on in US: Zomato’s Pankaj Chaddha

Amazon ropes in Vikram Raizada to head jewellery segment

Amazon has hired former Tara Jewels executive director and CEO, retail, Vikram Raizada as director...

Amazon ropes in Vikram Raizada to head jewellery segment

Digital shopping bazaar gets bigger

The e-commerce industry in India blazed itself to new heights in 2014, attracting marquee investors and hordes of buyers alike and this momentum is likely to sustain during this year

Ecommerce firms Flipkart, Amazon News

Myntra plans to double leadership team

Top tier to be mix of seasoned professionals from outside, groomed in-house employees

Industry News

Junglee looks to grab slice of Rs 3,600-cr digital ad pie

Flipkart and Snapdeal, having cemented their positions among the top 15 websites in the country in terms of traffic, offer a value proposition to advertisers. As Junglee clocks over 18 million monthly visits, the service ta

Junglee looks to grab slice of Rs 3,600-cr digital ad pie

Jabong revenue trebles even as it readies to tango with Amazon

Operating losses, however, mounted to Rs 163.4 crore for the six months ended June 30, up from Rs 133.3 crore in 2013

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