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Crowdfunding Publishers Rake It In, $100 Million Pledged Thus Far, Kickstarter Says

Product startups aren’t the only entrepreneurs using crowdfunding to finance their products. Crowdfunding giant Kickstarter has hit a landmark, recording $100 million in pledges to small publishers and self-publishing authors. In a blog post, the company said that “more than a million people from around the world have gotten behind over 30,000 Publishing projects on Kickstarter, helping nearly 10,000 of ... Read More »

Demonetisation: Sales Down 25-30 Percent, Says Micromax

Consumer sales have seen a 25-30 percent hit in past few weeks due to twin impact of demonetisation and seasonal slowdown post Diwali, country’s third largest handset maker Micromax said today. While online sales suffered due to cash crunch in the aftermath of demonetisation, the company’s supply chain saw a 15-18 percent decline in sales in the last few weeks. ... Read More »

Crowdfunding Publishers Rake It In, $100 Million Pledged Thus Far, Kickstarter Says

Product startups aren’t the only entrepreneurs using crowdfunding to finance their products. Crowdfunding giant Kickstarter has hit a landmark, recording $100 million in pledges to small publishers and self-publishing authors. In a blog post, the company said that “more than a million people from around the world have gotten behind over 30,000 Publishing projects on Kickstarter, helping nearly 10,000 of ... Read More »

Facebook Says Committed to Helping Mobile-Driven Businesses in India

Facebook Says Committed to Helping Mobile-Driven Businesses in India At a time when mobile is transforming the way people connect, Facebook is committed to help mobile-driven businesses to grow in India, a top executive said on Wednesday. Speaking at the “Mobile Moves Business” event here that brought together businesses, industry experts and marketers on one platform, Umang Bedi, Managing Director, ... Read More »

Paytm ‘Is as Indian as Maruti’, CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma Says on Chinese Funding

Paytm ‘Is as Indian as Maruti’, CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma Says on Chinese Funding HIGHLIGHTS Alibaba pumped in $680 million into Paytm’s parent One97 last year Chinese investors are looking to raise their stake to 70 percent in Paytm Paytm Bank will not engage in a rate war with rivals like Airtel Facing criticism over significant Chinese ownership, Paytm Founder ... Read More »

Is the Mobile App Already Dead? comScore Says We’re Nearing “Peak App” (INFOGRAPHIC)

Barring Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and other hugely successful names, many apps are actually rarely used or even downloaded by mobile device owners. Yet many businesses spend considerable time and resources creating apps to engage customers. A new study from comScore now says we’re nearing the “Peak App” moment, which suggests businesses should revisit their mobile app strategy. Highlights of the comScore ... Read More »

Video Will Be 79 Percent of Online Traffic by 2018, Says Cisco

If you’re not using online video to market your small business or brand, you’re likely missing out on a lot of traffic. And now is probably a good time to get started. A new study from Cisco, the company’s VNI Global IP Traffic and Service Adoption Forecasts, 2013–2018, reveals this. The study says that by 2018, 79 percent of all Internet traffic will ... Read More »

Video Will Be 79 Percent of Online Traffic by 2018, Says Cisco

  If you’re not using online video to market your small business or brand, you’re likely missing out on a lot of traffic. And now is probably a good time to get started. A new study from Cisco, the company’s VNI Global IP Traffic and Service Adoption Forecasts, 2013–2018, reveals this. The study says that by 2018, 79 percent of all Internet traffic ... Read More »

Vivo Says Will Double India Manufacturing Capacity by Next Year

Vivo Says Will Double India Manufacturing Capacity by Next Year HIGHLIGHTS Vivo India announced its new smartphone V5 at Rs. 17,980 The company has said to increase its India manufacturing capacity Vivo India currently has its manufacturing facility in Greater Noida Buoyed by increasing demand, Chinese handset vendor Vivo on Tuesday said it is planning to double its manufacturing capacity ... Read More »

Chinese Firm Installed Back Door on Thousands of Smartphones; Says It Was a Mistake

Chinese Firm Installed Back Door on Thousands of Smartphones; Says It Was a Mistake HIGHLIGHTS The personal data was collected via a back door software made by AdUps The software was installed on all Blu R1 HD phones AdUps also manages software updates for Huawei and ZTE A security firm claims it has found mobile phone firmware on smartphones being ... Read More »