Of Product discovery, Smaller Retailers and Junglee

Amazon took a totally orthogonal path with it’s entry into e-commerce in India. It has been speculated that they tried to buy Flipkart, been busy building a warehouse, instead launched as a gatekeeper to products with discovery and comparison site…

This is why Amazon’s Junglee is gonna SMASH the B**ls of Indian e-Commerce players

This is why Amazon’s Junglee is gonna SMASH the B**ls of Indian e-Commerce players

Ever since Amazon’s Junglee is live, we are hearing of different kind of feedback from consumers. Some think Amazon has gotten deep into ‘niche players’ and has done a much better job of product discovery/comparison and for others, they are busy finding minor faults in the service.

Bharatmatrimony Moves Competition Commission of India Against Google India

Bharatmatrimony Moves Competition Commission of India Against Google India

This isn’t the first time that Google has faced an issue by allowing companies to buy adwords on competitive keywords. ConsimInfo, owners of Bharatmatrimony  filed a case against Google India in 2009 and the company has again filed a complaint…

Seventymm to close down rental business, will focus on ecommerce

Seventymm to close down rental business, will focus on ecommerce

Seventymm, the DVD rental business that raised INR 50 Crores in Series C from NEA-IUV (in 2008) and later moved to ecommerce is now shutting down its DVD rental business. The company is calling its customers and informing them of…

India Number 2 Nation for Facebook - 46 million active users per month

India Number 2 Nation for Facebook – 46 million active users per month

India has dethroned Indonesia from the number 2 slot on Facebook and India had 46 million monthly active users (MAUs) on the site, an increase of 132% from the prior year. While there is a reason to rejoice here, keep…

Why Junglee is a Brilliant Move by Amazon

Why Junglee is a Brilliant Move by Amazon

Amazon is known to be a ‘smooth killer (or criminal if you’d like it that way)’. In fact, if you look at Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet approach, Amazon is slowly building a much credible product than most of the so-called…

Amazon India Goes Live with Junglee

Amazon India Goes Live with Junglee

Amazon India has gone live with the launch of portal, Junglee.com, which Amazon acquired in early 2000 from Indian entrepreneurs Rakesh Mathur and Ashish Gupta. Junglee is an online shopping service by Amazon which enables customers to find and discover…

Google’s First Implementation of Country Specific Censorship : Blogspot Redirected to Blogspot.in in India

Google’s First Implementation of Country Specific Censorship : Blogspot Redirected to Blogspot.in in India

Its not a world wide web anymore but a country wide web now. If you visit a blog that does not correspond to your current location as determined by your IP address, the blogspot servers will redirect you to the domain associated with your country, if it’s a supported ccTLD

Will regional languages attract a sizeable chunk of (online) users soon?

When it comes to Internet users and content on the web, India can be considered an English only country. Despite many languages with a sizeable target audience, regional language content has failed to catch the fancy of the average Indian user.

Rediff’s Homepage Looks Ugly [Again]

Rediff’s Homepage Looks Ugly [Again]

When Rediff unveiled its ad-less homepage design in 2009, it was considered a gutsy step by the company to bring a non-intrusive experience and importantly, set standards for others to follow. The impact of removing those ads was a clear…