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Flipkart acquires eBay India to further its winning chances against Amazon

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By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Flipkart had been plagued with fundraising troubles for the past couple of years, but all of its problems have come to an inevitable end today. (more…)

PVR Cinemas and HP Join Hands to Debut India’s First VR Lounge in Noida

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By Simran Agarwal, The Tech Portal

India’s leading theater franchise, PVR Cinemas has today launched India’s first VR lounge in partnership with Global IT company HP. The VR lounge opened in PVR ECX, Mall of India, Noida features four VR pods, which are powered by HP’s Omen desktops or laptops with HTC Vive headsets. Under this partnership, PVR further seeks to inaugurate about 10 such VR lounges across India by the year end. (more…)

TrendForce Expects India to Overtake Japan as the World’s Third Largest Solar Market in 2017

16 Mar Solar-panels-antenna-booster-with-sun-rise-at-Himalayan-Mountain-india-624x417

The global solar market has yet to show signs of turnaround after going through the turbulent 2016. (more…)

India to Host Its first-Ever Mobile Congress in September This Year

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By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Mobile World Congress organized annually in Barcelona is the largest smartphone-focused fiesta on the planet. This year’s trade show wrapped up just last week and we were taking a little breather when jolted back to life with this surprising revelation. Yes, the headline says it all. And it is definitely true. India is organizing its own MWC this year. (more…)

IDG Ventures Partners with Axilor Ventures to Invest in Disruptive Indian Tech Startups

7 Mar money3-e1448338277627

By Jeet Suthar, The Tech Portal

Venture capital firm IDG Ventures India has forged a partnership with early-stage venture capital firm Axilor Ventures to invest in Indian technology startups with disruptive ideas. (more…)

Over 70 Percent Indian ATMs Are Hackable, Since They Run on Outdated Softwares Like WindowsXP

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By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

In response to questions put to him by members of the parliament, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has made a shocking revelation. According to the minister, as many as 70 percent of the total number of ATMs in the country are unsecure and prone to being hacked. The statement comes at a time when India finds itself facing a sharp rise in the number of cyber attacks and is extremely worrying. (more…)

Amazon Sold 80% More Kindles in India Compared to Previous year, Will Add New Features in 2017

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By Deepanshu Khandelwal, The Tech Portal

Amazon’s Kindle — despite seeing stagnancy in western markets — is continuing to enjoy the popularity it first witnessed at introduction, here in India. According to latest papers filed by the ecommerce behemoth in the US, Kindle saw a sharp, 80% rise in sales in India, landing in an impressive ₹113.28 crore in Amazon’s revenue basket. The report came in via Economic Times. (more…)

When Will Apple Begin Manufacturing the iPhone in India?

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Apple is discussing with the Indian government the possibility of manufacturing its products in the country, according to global media reports. According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple wrote to the Indian government last month about the matter. (more…)

Airtel Beats Paytm to Launch India’s First Payments Bank

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By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Payments banks are the next big thing in India’s finance sector. Right after RBI announced the new model, there was a virtual stampede to get a license. Along with different telecom providers Paytm was also one of the first in line to grab the go-ahead for launching its own banking service. However, while the payments aggregator seems to have focused its attention upon handling the boost in cashless following PM Modi’s demonetization scheme, Airtel has beaten it to launch India’s first payments bank service. (more…)

Flipkart Looks to Enter Grocery Segment, with Finalised Plans of Launching a Revamped Furniture Store

22 Nov flipkart-new-office-2-e1438068192500

By Jeet Suthar, The Tech Portal

In the highly competitive online retail space of India, Flipkart is now reportedly going to focus on groceries and furniture. The move is aimed at take on its rival Amazon to become the market leader, and perhaps also take on other individual retailers in the respective segment. (more…)