Does VODAFONE IDEA have a FUTURE?

As Vodafone Idea unveils a new brand identity, the financial troubles facing the company has as thrown into question the very future of the Indian telecom operator. There has been speculation that American telco Verizon or online retail giant Amazon may infuse money into the operator, but such rumors have been quashed by the Indian […]

ZEE5 may launch Hotstar VIP-like plan soon

ZEE5, the video app from Zee Entertainment Enterprises, will introduce cheaper plans soon to take on rivals in the market, company CEO Punit Goenka said. “We are working on lighter packs which we will roll-out in the next couple of months,” the CEO said. ZEE5’s annual pack is currently priced at Rs 999. Goenka was […]

Amazon, Flipkart festival sales beat slowdown blues, US firm claims No.1 spot

Amazon, the US-based online retailer, released a bunch of numbers on the final day of its five-day festival sale to paint a surprisingly rosy picture of its performance during the biggest sales event of the annual online calendar. Notable among the numbers was a 15-fold jump in the sales of smartphones during the sale period, […]

Amazon slowed investment into India due to protectionism – Wilbur Ross

US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today said that e-commerce giant Amazon, one of the biggest foreign investors in India, had scaled down its plans for investments in this country after the government came up with new, protectionist and restrictive ecommerce rules. In what was seen as a nasty blow to the likes of Walmart […]

Flipkart starts rolling out free Amazon Prime-like video service

Flipkart, Amazon’s biggest competitor in India, has started rolling out a video streaming service on its mobile app similar to Amazon Prime Video and Netflix. The service is very similar to other streaming apps, and offers videos classified into different sections based on genres and languages. Both movie and non-movie content are available. Non-movie content, […]

Amazon buys into Quess Corp’s repairing unit

Quess Corp, a provider of logistical, staffing and infrastructural solutions to businesses in India, said it has entered into an agreement with international e-commerce giant Amazon.com relating to investment in and operations of an electronics aftersales company. Though the finer details of the agreement were not revealed, the agreement could be aimed at diversifying the […]

Mukesh Ambani: Reliance Jio To “Shortly Launch” E-Commerce Venture With 3 Cr Sellers

Even as Amazon and Flipkart find their business models crippled by new changes in the law, India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani announced that his upcoming e-commerce venture will partner with 3 cr sellers, making it the biggest such platform in the country by number of sellers. “Jio and Reliance Retail will shortly launch a unique […]

Zee Entertainment to spend heavily on ZEE5, add 4,100 films, 60 webseries

Zee Entertainment Enterprises, the largest Indian broadcasting company, said it plans to raise the number of exclusive movies on its entertainment app ZEE5 to 3,000 as it races to become the No.1 provider of digital content in India. The 3,000 exclusive movies would make the platform one of the biggest, if not the biggest, repository […]

Amazon offers Rs 2,600 cashback on smartphones for Airtel users

Bharti Airtel and Amazon will offer Rs 2,600 cash back over a period of three years for anyone who purchases any of the 65 smartphones exclusively available on Amazon. However, they must make Airtel recharges of Rs 7,000 over a period three years, or about Rs 200 per month. Customers have to buy any of […]

Adani to enter e-commerce with grocery app ‘Fortune Online’

Adani Wilmar, the company that markets ‘Fortune’ brand of food products in India, is all set to enter the online grocery sales business with a new e-commerce portal and app called ‘Fortune Online’. The company has hired Ahmedabad-based Infibeam to set up an app for the same. Infibeam will be responsible for developing and maintaining […]

JIO Wallet Offers: Paytm, Amazon, PhonePe give cashback on 399 recharge

Wallet players like Paytm, Mobikwik, PhonePe and AmazonPay have come up with cash back offers for Reliance Jio users who want to take advantage of the Rs 399 recharge scheme valid till today midnight. Last week, India’s largest wireless Internet provider said anyone recharging with Rs 399 to get 84 days of ‘free’ usage, will […]

WALLET BATTLE: ICICI Bank offers free cashback on Flipkart, Amazon, Reliance

ICICI Bank is offering cash back of up to 10% for those who use its free Pockets prepaid payment card on platforms such as Flipkart, Amazon and Reliance Retail. Pockets prepaid card is a free card that is delivered to anyone who installs ICICI Bank’s wallet app — Pockets — and makes a request for […]

ALTBalaji joins Amazon’s Fire TV platform

ALTBalaji, the video app from Indian film and television content producer Balaji Telefilms, has joined the Amazon Fire TV platform, joining around 5,200 apps already on the platform. The e-retailer launched its video device in India two months ago at Rs 3,999 — slightly costlier than the competing product from Google, Chromecast. Both these devices […]

SpiceJet enters e-commerce business with Amazon

SpiceJet, arguably the most aggressive low-cost carrier in India, has entered the e-commerce business with a new venture named ‘SpiceStyle!’ and also tied up with online giant Amazon. Products from the company will be available via the eponymous website, as well as on Amazon. The unit has been created as a subsidiary of SpiceJet. SpiceStyle! […]

Amazon Fire TV Stick Launch: Airtel offers 100 GB data free

Bharti Airtel said it would provide 100 GB of free high-speed data to anyone who purchases Amazon’s Fire TV Stick in India. The offer is available to Airtel customers on broadband as well as ‘4G Home Wifi’, but not to normal, handset-based 4G users. The data quota can be availed in buckets of 35 GB […]

Vodafone customers to get Rs 250 cashback on Amazon Prime subscripton

Vodafone said any of its subscribers that uses its website or app to subscribe to Amazon Prime service in India will get Rs 250 cash back in the form of payment balance in their Amazon account. Technically, operators in India are forbidden from giving cheaper data access to any particular website or app, but the […]