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55% of product searches online in the US start on Amazon. Only 28% of searches start on Google. This is a startling fact, considering the dominance of Google as a search engine. So, consumers are so comfortable with Amazon, they trust most products will not only be available on Amazon, but also reasonably priced and delivered as quickly as possible, with information such as reviews and product descriptions to help with the purchase decision. For these customers, there is no need to compare with other sites. While many argue that Indians are very price sensitive and don't mind spending time comparing, it is possible that one or two ecommerce retailers develop similar brand loyalty in the Indian market as well.

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Retail

Retail
Livspace to invest Rs25 crore to strengthen its brick and mortar presence
Online home design start-up Livspace, which currently operates 15 experience centres, aims to increase the count to at least 25 by 2018


Retail
New-age tech-savvy buyer is seeking experience

Indian retailers are still playing catch up with these customers


Retail
Uber expands UberEATS to Delhi-NCR
The US-based firm had launched the service in India last month, beginning with Mumbai.


Retail
Snapdeal Files Police Case Against Former Heads Of Local Logistics Firm

The company, which is backed by Japans Softbank, accused some former directors and former management of Quickdel of misappropriation.


Retail
America's Yogurt Lab to make India debut
American restaurant chain Z&H Hospitality plans to open 50-70 outlets of its frozen yogurt brand Yogurt Lab in India by the end of this year


Retail
Pepperfry goes the omni-channel way to boost sales

Urban Ladder, Livspace too open retail stores


Retail
Reynolds ties up with Flair to expand presence in India
Through this partnership, Reynolds will relaunch its top selling pens into 55,000 stationery shops across India, including 10,000 Reynolds-sponsored r..


Retail
GST from 1 July: Online sellers, e-commerce cos get tax breather for now, but they shouldn't rejoice as yet

Online sellers using the services of portals offering the marketplace model should not rejoice



Telecom
Regulators should look into spectrum pricing, availability: Sunil Mittal

“Spectrum prices and availability as well as levies should be taken care by regulators in Asia,” India’s market-leader Bharti Airtel chief said ..


Telecom
Airtel may buy Tata Tele: UK research firm

The report predicts a four-operator market in India by 2020 and the possible M&As.


Telecom
India's Latest Communication Satellite GSAT-17 Launched From French Guiana

GSAT-17 launch will be the third one by India's space research agency ISRO in the past one month.


Telecom
Make in India: Imported phones set to face customs duty of 10% under GST

Retaining prominence of local manufacturing and Make in India, the government is set to impose a customs duty of at least 10 per cent on imported mobile phones under the GST regime.

 


Telecom
GST set to make phones expensive: Here is how much iPhone 8 or next Xiaomi phone will cost

GST is more likely to make locally manufactured phones (and phone accessories) more expensive as they currently operate under lower tax rates due to benefits provided under government's Make in India policy.


Telecom
WhatsApp for Android beta gets new call screen, media bundling

WhatsApp for Android beta has added support for two new features which includes a redesigned call screen, and media sharing. Users who are a part of WhatsApp's official Play Store beta program are likely to receive the update sooner that everyone else.


Telecom
Fibre investments key to success of 5G in India
In the wake of growing awareness around Internet of Things (IoT) and the use cases it presents to Indian businesses and consumers, 5G will open a new era of opportunities for telecom operators and ecosystem partners in the country.

 


Telecom


Finance
Why a 'cashless' economy would hurt the poor: A lesson from India

India and other governments have failed to see the impact on poor, who seldom use banks


Finance
Tata Steel subsidiary Tinplate seeks to undertake business on its own

Tinplate Co. of India says will buy hot-rolled coils from Tata Steel worth up to Rs1,800 crore a year, and pursue expansion on its own


Finance
Sebi allows NRIs to hedge currency risk

Sebi allows NRIs to access the exchange traded currency derivatives, or ETCD, market to hedge currency risk arising out of their investments in India


Finance
Shell seeks gas converts among India’s textile, cement factories

Shell has set up a team to identify small businesses in India that use dirtier fuels like coal and convince them to switch to natural gas


Finance
Godrej Industries to raise Rs400 crore through Godrej Agrovet IPO

In a filing to the BSE, Godrej Industries informed that its board has decided to participate in the IPO by Godrej Agrovet


Finance
Corporation Bank to raise up to Rs3,500 crore from share sale

Corporation Bank has received shareholders’ approval for fundraising by way of issuance of fresh shares and/or issuance of additional Tier I or Tier II capital as per Basel III guidelines


Finance
Hindustan Petroleum in dollar market to sell $500 million bonds

Though the purpose of HPCL’s fund raising is not known immediately, it could be for its proposed plans to buy the stake in Russia’s oil fields along with IOC, Oil India and BPRL


Finance
Nestle plans $20.8 billion share buyback amid Third Point pressure

Nestle plans to buy back as much as $20.8 billion worth of shares over three years, days after Third Point began a campaign to boost performance at the company


Finance
Mindtree Board approves Rs270 crore share buyback plan

Mindtree will buy back up to 43.2 lakh shares, comprising 2.5% of the total paid up equity share capital at a price of up to Rs625 per equity share


Finance
UCO Bank to raise Rs3,000 crore mainly from LIC

UCO Bank’s executive director Charan Singh says it will seek capital infusion from the union government and the LIC to support business growth


Finance
Fortis gets shareholders’ nod to hike FII shareholding limit

Fortis Healthcare said its shareholders have approved increasing the shareholding limit for foreign institutional investors to up to 74% from 24% at present


Finance
GE Energy Financial Services to invest $90 million in RattanIndia’s solar power assets

GE Energy Financial Services’ investment will provide dry powder to RattanIndia Group to bid for future solar power projects


Finance
IRDA identifies 6 insurers to take over Sahara India Life Insurance

IRDA has identified LIC, ICICI Prudential, HDFC Standard Life, Bajaj Allianz, Kotak Mahindra and SBI Life as potential candidates to take over Sahara Life’s business


Finance
AU Small Finance Bank IPO opens, but foreign shareholding issue persists

AU Small Finance Bank says working with RBI to address the foreign shareholding issue, even as its IPO received a thumbs-up from market analysts


Finance
Interviews for new SBI chairman today to replace Arundhati Bhattacharya

SBI managing directors are said to be appearing for the interview with Banks Board Bureau chief Vinod Rai for the post of the SBI chairman


Finance
Blockchaining India’s digital future

How a nascent technology could pave the way for Digital India


Finance
Google is fighting a losing battle

The economics of continuing the fight with the European Union isn’t really in Google’s favour now


Finance
The chaotic consensus on Goods and Services Tax

The GST council carries out its deliberations as part of a larger system of political democracy, comprising the Central legislature and state legislatures


Finance
Former Intel Capital executive Deepak Gupta launches tech start-up fund

Deepak Gupta tech start-up fund—WEH Ventures—is targeting a corpus of Rs40 crore and is expecting a final close in 9-12 months


Finance
Debt biggest challenge for Air India's disinvestment

Air India has a total debt of around ₹52,000 crore which comprises of ₹22,000 crore as aircraft loan and the rest as working capital loan and other liabilities.



Food/FMCG
Marico appoints Ananth Narayanan to its Board of Directors

New Delhi [India], June 28 : India's leading Consumer Products Group Marico on Wednesday announced appointment of Ananth Narayanan on its Board of Directors as an Additional (Independent) Director


Food/FMCG
LT Foods opens rice processing plant in Netherlands

LT Foods, a global Indian foods brand with presence in more than 65 countries today commenced operations its first rice processing plant in Europe at Rotterdam, Netherlands.


Food/FMCG
Big Bazaar: Good news! Your grocery expenses won't rise after GST

MRP of most household and personal care products will stay unchanged for 6-8 weeks after GST rollout as companies gauge impact.


Food/FMCG
Packaged food rules made buyer-friendly

NEW DELHI: Institutional consumers such as airways, educational entities, hotels, hospitals or any other service establishment, which buy packaged commodities in bulk for their own use from manufacturers or wholesalers, cannot sell them as a retailer.


Food/FMCG
Coke to offer cheaper soft drinks to take on smaller cos

NEW DELHI: Coca-Cola India, the maker of Thums Up, Sprite and Maaza, will launch a range of cheaper aerated beverages to compete with smaller regional players that have been gnawing at its market share in the Rs 14,000-crore soft drink market.


Food/FMCG
India could import more sugar as prices plunge, rupee strengthens

India is the world's biggest sugar consumer


Food/FMCG
Why Delhiites have to wander and wait for McDonald's meal now

Highly-placed sources disclosed that CPRL failed to get the mandatory regulatory health licences renewed because of the infighting between Bakshi and McDonalds.


Food/FMCG
FSSAI building database on pathogens

FSSAI’s database on pathogens and micro organisms is aimed at building credibility and acceptability of Indian food products in global markets


Food/FMCG
GST: Retailers Association of India demand tax free packaged foodgrains, simpler invoice formats

Retailers Association of India wrote letters to the government asking them to revise the rates on packaged foodgrains downward to be completely tax free. The retailers body has also asked for simplified invoicing formats and revision of delivery charges under GST.


Food/FMCG
Everstone bakes plan to grab a slice of North Indian market

Targets bread firms with turnover of up to ₹200 cr for making Modern a national brand



Software
Accenture's $1.8-bn acquisition plan to act as lesson for Indian IT firms

Amid a tighter visa regime under President Trump.


Software
How negative trickle-down in IT slowdown threatens India's tech hubs?

The industry may add 1.3 lakh to 1.5 lakh jobs this financial year


Software
Wipro claims that locals form over 50% of workforce in the US

During the past decade, Wipro has invested over USD 2 billion in the United States, and has over 40 facilities across 23 states.


Software
Ransomware 'Nyetya' behind new global cyber attack, says Cisco

Nyetya is very similar to WannaCry, the ransomware that affected 200,000 people in 150 countries in May, encrypting data on infected computers and asking for a ransom to recover them.


Software
Foxconn arm InFocus to invest Rs 65 crore in India : Eyes top 5 handset companies

InFocus is also working on a 4G Volte feature phone, priced under Rs 3,000, which is likely to be launched before Diwali.


Software
Samsung electronics to open a home appliance manufacturing plant in the US

Samsung's rival LG Electronics recently announced a $250 million plan to build a factory in Tennessee, US.


Software
Mindtree board approves Rs 270 crore buyback plan via tender offer route

Mindtree will buy back up to 43.2 lakh shares, comprising 2.5 per cent of the total paid up equity share capital at a price of up to Rs 625 per equity share.


Software
Will global developments change Uber's commitment for India business?

The launch of UberEats which is headed by Bhavik Rathod in NCR comes on the heels of rivals such as Swiggy and Foodpanda raising large rounds of funding.


Software
How every white-collar job in India has 27 graduates fighting over it?

The report shows that the graduate-to-job ratio of 27 in the period 2014-16 tripled from the figure of nine in 2011-13.


Software
MIT scientists develop system that can be used for flying cars, with drones that can fly and drive

To make them capable of driving, they put two small motors with wheels on the bottom of each drone.


Software
SAP India eyes increased adoption of ERP for MSMEs

Commemorating International day for MSMEs, SAP India on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises to jointly launch Bharat ERP - an exclusive programme to empower MSMEs with next-gen



Ecommerce
GST: There will be no change in law; Amazon, Flipkart get 2 months to comply with TCS provision

The law says that there will be a need to collect and pay the tax at source, which is the TCS provision (Tax collected at Source).


Ecommerce
India's travel market to be $48 billion by 2020: Google-BCG
Air travel is the biggest contributor to the domestic travel market and is expected to grow at 15% to $30 billion, says the report


Ecommerce
Alibaba to invest $1 billion in Lazada to boost Asia expansion
The $1 billion investment in online mall Lazada Group will increase Alibaba’s stake in the company to 83%


Ecommerce
After Mumbai, UberEATS rolls out services in Gurugram
UberEATS rolls out in Gurugram and will be expanded to other parts of NCR in future, says the firm. About 300 restaurants have signed up so far


Ecommerce
Amazon's hiring binge to extend to Michigan with 1,600 jobs

The facility will be located in Romulus, home to metro Detroit's airport.


Ecommerce
Pre-GST offers ensure leading consumer electronic retail chains rake in the moolah

Reliance Digital, Vijay Sales and Viveks said their shelves are almost empty now with some of them boasting of sales more than doubling this month.


Ecommerce
Livspace to invest Rs 25 crore into offline initiatives
New flagship centers in Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, and Gurgaon add to existing footprint of 11 experience facilities, , Livspace


Ecommerce
Flipkart takes time to unveil Snapdeal offer

Snapdeal will have to extend timeline or put firm on block again, in case deal isnt completed soon


Ecommerce
Myntra-Jabong CEO Ananth Narayanan on Marico's board

After Narayanan's appointment, Marico's board now has six independent directors besides chairman and non-executive director Harsh Mariwala, MD & CEO Saugata Gupta and two non- executive directors.


Ecommerce
Myntra records 56% growth during EOR sale

The sale number includes those of Jabong, which was acquired by Myntra in July last year for USD 70 million.



Digital
Petya ransomware hits India's largest container port Jawaharlal Nehru Port

The terminal impacted is operated by Danish shipping giant AP Moller-Maersk, which said separately on Tuesday that the cyberattack had caused outages in its computer systems globally.


Digital
India's domestic travel market to be $48 billion by 2020: Google-BCG report

The report, titled 'Demystifying the Indian Online Traveller', also found that the biggest contributor is air travel which is expected to grow at 15 per cent to USD 30 billion.


Digital
News Corp acquires Bangalore-based analytics startup Gyanmatrix

New York-based diversified media and information services firm News Corp has acquired Bengaluru-based Gyanmatrix Services Pvt. Ltd, which develops enterprise mobile apps and offers analytics servic…


Digital
Goa-based Casino Pride buys 30% stake in online gaming startup Baadshah Gaming

Goa-based Casino Pride Group has bought a 30% stake in OceanKing Software Solutions LLP, the Mumbai-based company that owns and operates online gaming startup Baadshah Gaming, for an undisclosed am…


Digital
Finova Capital ropes in banking veterans to strengthen leadership team

Jaipur-based non-banking financial company Finova Capital Pvt. Ltd has roped in former Axis Bank executive Rahul Sahney and former ICICI Bank executive Anurag Agrawal to strengthen its leadership t…


Digital
Artificial intelligence startup Niki.ai raises $2 million in Series A

The fundraising also saw participation from other Indian investors including Haresh Chawla, partner at True North; and Arihant Patni, managing director at Hive Technologies; along with some US and German investors.


Digital
Fintech firm Rubique gets $3 million in a bridge round from existing investors

The funding came from existing investor Kalaari Capital and Udayan Goyal, managing partner at Apis Partners, a financial services-oriented private equity firm focussed on Africa and South Asia.


Digital
CA Technologies ties up with IIIT-Hyderabad to set up Co-innovation Lab

As per the agreement, CA Technologies engineers and IIIT-Hyderabad researchers will collaborate on applied research projects which will include next generation interfaces.


Digital
Uber expands UberEATS to Delhi-NCR

UberEATS will be available in Gurugram initially and will be extended to other parts of the Delhi-NCR region soon, UberEATS India Head Bhavik Rathod said.


Digital
Foxconn's InFocus to invest $10 million in India, launch 16 mobile phones this year

InFocus, which has a licensing deal with Foxconn, will use the $10 million investment to expand its operations in the world’s second largest telecom market


Digital
Noida firm develops digital platform for Govt's 'Startup India' Hub

Launched by government, the Startup India Hub is a one-stop destination to connect all the stakeholders of the startup ecosystem in India, including startups, investors, mentors and accelerators.



Franchise

Franchise
Get more efficient at employing the right people with these insights [video]
Jim Sullivan, author of Multi Unit Leadership: The 7 Stages of Building High-Performing Partnerships and Teams, gives a fast two-minute overview of how to find better employees. According to Jim's website, his long client roster includes such well-known names in franchising as Chick-fil-A, Burger King, Marriott and McDonald's. 


Franchise
Social media: A critical advertising and marketing platform and the most cost effective exposure a franchise can get
Social media has taken the world by storm, people were shocked when President Obama joined Twitter to reach his audience but it became the most successful tool to connect with his followers, it drew so much support and respect as it became a personal contact medium.



HR
India's aircraft orders to exceed 1000 with Jet Airways' imminent order; infrastructure a problem
Jet Airways is expected to place an order for a further 100 narrowbody aircraft (this figure may include options) – taking its total of the type to 175 – while Vistara is likely to order 50 narrowbodies and 50 widebodies, according to CAPA’s earlier research.

 


HR
Tesco to cut 1200 UK, India jobs as cost pressures mount
LONDON Tesco, Britain's biggest supermarket group, will cut 1,200 jobs at its head office to simplify its operations, a spokesman said on Wednesday.Tesco has already cut thousands of jobs under a turnaround led by Chief Executive Dave Lewis, aimed at restoring profit at the group which has a 28 percent share of the grocery market.About a quarter of the roles at Tesco's head office in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire near London would be abolished in the latest cuts, the spokesman said, with all roles affected.

 


HR
IBM India plans to launch 12+2 programme for new collar jobs

IBM India chairman Vanitha Narayanan said the company is planning to launch a skill development programme for high school students that will prepare them to be part of industries of the future. And she hopes other companies will join the initiative so that more schools can be covered.


HR
Sebi plans to recruit new executive directors

New Delhi, Jun 28 () Capital markets watchdog Sebi is planning to hire two executive directors to beef up its resources for faster and more effective execution of regulatory work.


HR
Petya ransomware cyber attack: Here's what cyber security experts have to say

Petya ransomware has affected many computers, networks of some global firms in what is being seen as a massive cyberattack. The Petya cyberattack comes soon after the WannaCry ransomware attack, which had impacted over 300,000 computers worldwide, including those in India.


HR
Marico appoints Myntra CEO Ananth Narayanan to its board

Myntra-Jabong CEO Ananth Narayanan on Maricos board


HR
Piramal, Shriram name fin biz CEO, scotch discontent rumours

Chennai: Billionaire Ajay Piramal is bringing in a new CEO for Shriram Capital, the holding company of Chennai-based Shriram group's financial services businesses, which has more than Rs 90,000 crore of assets under management.



Logistics
China's road to Sikkim unacceptable to Indian defense establishment; Oppose China's attempts to construct a road on the Doklam plateau leading right up to the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction

China has justified the construction of a road in Sikkim, claiming that the area is "undoubtedly" located on its side of the border as per the 1890 Sino-British Treaty.

 


Logistics
GoldenEye ransomware attack hit operations at Pipavav Port, JNPT on Wednesday

“The trade activity at JNPT has been reduced to a great extent over the past five to six months. There are various reasons behind it and Goods and Service Tax (GST) is one of...


Logistics
Amazon India brings 16 'GST Cafes' to resolve GST woes for its sellers

These cafés, available from June 26th, 2017 will be available for a duration of two weeks to train and empower sellers on the implications of the new..


Logistics
With 3 days to go, government sets up special war room to deal with GST queries

The special war room will operate from eight in the morning to 10 in the evening, providing a single window for the resolution of any GST-related issue.


Logistics
Mamata's party to boycott GST launch function in Parliament

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said that her party will boycott the special midnight session of Parliament on June 30 to launch the landmark Goods and Services Tax or GST in the country.


Logistics
Jayant Sinha likens GST launch to a happy Indian wedding where everyone will be happy ever after

Jayant Sinha allays fears of disruption following GST implementation, says technology backbone to manage the transition to goods and services tax is readytr


Logistics
Indian airlines' order book to touch 1123 planes: Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA)

Dominated by narrow-body planes, the order book would be the third largest for any country after the US and China.


Logistics
Cruise policy next month, India to attract 700 vessels: Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday urged the state governments to promote cruise tourism by developing and marketing their tourist attractions, saying it will create lakhs of jobs and boost the economy.


Logistics
Air India disvestment approved by Cabinet: days of the Indian 'Maharaja' coming to an end

The Union Cabinet on June 28 approved the disinvestment in Air India, finance minister Arun Jaitley told at a press briefing. Here are 10 things to know about India's Maharaja.


Logistics
Public transport, e-mobility could be game-changers in addressing the issue of air pollution: Experts

Public transport, e-mobility could be game-changers: Experts - Greater thrust on use of public transport over private vehicles, e-mobility and use of waterways as means for mass transit "could prove game- changers" in addressing the issue of air pollution in urban areas, experts today said.


Logistics
Italian woman escapes after being 'abducted' from Delhi's IGI airport

The 36-year-old woman had arrived in Delhi on June 20. The accused robbed her and took her in a car to Chandigarh. The woman later escaped and informed the Italian embassy.


Logistics
India PSU divestment plans: Govt to sell 5% in RCF on Jun 29-30; to raise Rs 200cr

The floor price would be Rs 74.25 crore per equity share. The shares will be sold through a separate, designated window of the stock exchanges.


Logistics
China and India boost Changi airport's passenger traffic

Indian and Chinese nationals helped boost passenger traffic at Changi airport last month, and a total of 5 million travellers passed through its gates during that month.


Logistics
Indian Railways earns Rs 14000 crore via reserved ticket cancellation in FY17

The information was revealed by the Centre for Railway Information Systems in response to a query under the Right to Information (RTI).


Logistics
US endorses India's stand on Belt and Road initiative
The joint statement named Prosperity Through Partnership, issued after a summit meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump, has made clear the US point of view on India’s position on China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), media reports have said.

 


Logistics
C'garh striving to be Central India's 'logistic hub'

Chhattisgarh has the potential to become a ‘Logistics Hub’ for Central India with exports to Asian markets with Singapore, China, Korea and Japan being the focus through the Vizag port,


Logistics
ZDream Ventures organises India Logistics startup Pitch session on 30th June

The participants will get opportunities to make funding pitches in front of top managements of 40 companies listed in Shenzen stock exchange., , ZDream Venture, India Logistics Startup Pitch Session



Construction
Indiabulls Real Estate acquires 10% stake in subsidiary IIL for Rs358 crore

Realty firm Indiabulls Real Estate Ltd on Wednesday said that it has acquired the entire minority stake of 10.08% in Indiabulls Infraestate Ltd (IIL)


Construction
Lawyers say RERA ban on marketing projects illegal

Recently, the government clarified that developers cannot market their projects without registering them with RERA


Construction
Trouble for builders taking advance service tax from home buyers

In what could come under the taxman's scanner, several real estate developers, both small and big, are encouraging homebuyers to pay part of their fut..


Construction
Builders seek 6% GST, exemption to low-cost home

It has also sought exemption of Good and Services Tax (GST), to be rolled out from July 1, on affordable housing which has gained momentum after getti..


Construction
Adani Realty looks to sell office building in Mumbai's BKC for over Rs 2,000 crore

According to the company’s website, Adani Realty aims to achieve turnover of Rs. 20,000 crore in next 5 years with over 200 lakh sq. ft. of developm..


Construction
Housing fin regulator may bring direct selling agents under regulatory ambit

While this could impact consumers' freedom to transfer to another lender within a specified time, the NHB (National Housing Bank) wants to ensure that..


Construction
Nagpur civic body to reward defaulters again, not honest payers

Presenting the budget a few days ago, standing committee chairman Sandip Jadhav had announced an amnesty scheme for defaulters of property tax and wat..


Construction
REIT is not the top priority for Real estate developers

But, overall conditions are quite positive for REITs, says CEO of Embassy Corporate Park


Construction
5 reasons why living in housing society will be expensive under GST

If we look at the current tax levels, these include 4.5 per cent service tax (with input tax set off available) plus 1 per cent value-added tax or VAT (in Maharashtra, without any set-off benefits). In the GST regime, the tax on under-construction project



Marketing
WhatsApp popularity soars in India providing a free marketing tool to companies

WHATSAPP is the most popular Android app in India, according to American venture capitalist and former Wall Street securities analyst Mary Meeker’s annual internet trends report


Marketing
Ad world set for GST boost

Ad world set for GST boost - FMCG, retail, finance advertisements to benefit


Marketing
Getting ahead of the marketing curve: 5 digital trends you must capitalize on now

From AI to the rise of connected devices, columnist Jim Yu takes a look at the top trends to keep an eye on to stay a step ahead of the competition.


Marketing
Facebook now has 2 billion registered users

Social networking site Facebook has crossed the 2 billion registered users mark on Tuesday. Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, made an official announcement. The company, in a blog, said each day, more than 175 million people share a Love reaction, and on average, over 800 million people like


Marketing
Adidas promotes alternative sports in new digital film

Adidas has unveiled a new digital campaign, ‘Fan the fire’, on an Indian figure skater Nishchay Luthra


Marketing
Somany Ceramics Awards Advertising Mandate to Ogilvy Mather
The estimated ad budget for Somany Ceramics for FY18 is 3 to 3.5% of the revenue. Ogilvy & Mather will manage Somany Ceramic’s operations from their Gurgaon


Marketing
Foxconn to bring Sharp phones to India by year end, relaunches InFocus with $10 million marketing investment

The world’s largest contract manufacturer Foxconn is planning to scale up presence of its InFocus brand of phones in the sub Rs 10,000 price segment..


Marketing
Publicis Media India brings on board Urvashi Khanna

She has joined as associate director, content and brand solutions


Marketing
#Femvertising: Indian advertisements are slowly trying to overturn sexist notions

India's advertisements not only challenge but also reverse the dominant roles that Indian men assume with the women in their lives.


Marketing
Today, Digital Does the Same For Us What Print Did a Decade Ago: Shashank Sinha, Eureka Forbes
Ad Age is the leading global source of news, intelligence and conversation for marketing and media communities -- get all the breaking news, right now.


Marketing
54 Statistics Trends That Will Shape Digital Marketing Strategy

Understanding the future will help you decide what areas to focus on now. We've used our best methods to discover digital marketing trends for 2017.


Marketing
Ad rates on digital, video-on-demand and over-the-top platforms hit record high; increase 60-100% over last year

Built around live broadcasts of Indias national obsession, online broadcasters have raised spot fees anywhere between 60% and 100%.


Marketing

Marketing
Cannes Lions 2017: McCann Worldgroup dominates India's report card

This year a total of 40 Lions were won by various Indian agencies


Marketing
China topples Indian smartphone makers with strategic innovation and marketing

Indian smartphone maker's slow innovation has become China's gain as their mobile phone manufacturers saw 3.4x growth in market share to 51% in Q1 2017 according to India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra).


Marketing
6 data-driven marketing trends every small business should embrace

Yes, even small business owners can use data to increase marketing effectiveness.


Marketing
General Mills Names Coke's Ivan Pollard as Global CMO
Ad Age is the leading global source of news, intelligence and conversation for marketing and media communities -- get all the breaking news, right now.


Marketing
Indian Brands' Mobile Video Advertising Spend Increases 1.5x For Q1'17: InMobi Report

InMobi, the Indian unicorn which turned profitable recently, has released a report on Global Mobile Video Advertising Insights.InMobi has utilised various performance metrics such as Click Th...


Marketing
Periscope creates a new revenue stream introduces tipping for broadcasters

Twitter-owned live streaming app, Periscope has launched something called Super Hearts, which viewers can send to live broadcasters they like. To be able to send Super Hearts, viewers will have to purchase a coin package (priced between $0.99 and $100) from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.


Marketing
Facebook introduces new tools to protect profile pictures; Does it really work?

Social media platform Facebook is piloting new tools that give users in India more control over who can download and share their profile pictures. The tools have been developed in partnership with Centre for Social Research, Learning Links Foundation, Breakthrough and Youth Ki Awaaz. Users will be a


Marketing
Cannes Lions 2017: India wins 8 Lions in Media, Design and Product Design categories

In the media category, McCann Worldgroup India bagged a Bronze Lion for Afghan Immunity Charm campaign created for the ministry of public health, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan


Marketing
India initiates global marketing blitz to promote crewing capabilities

India’s private and public sectors are coming together to promote the nation’s seafarers to global shipping in a bid to close the gap with the Philippines, the dominant resource for global crewing. In association with the Ministry of Shipping, India’s leading shipping associations including the Maritime Association of Shipowners, Shipmanagers and Agents (MASSA), the Maritime …


Marketing
'I'm so sorry': when Indian advertisements turn around sexism

Social marketing in India has become increasingly focused on gender roles







Work
Someone claiming to be a VC admits he doesn’t hire women out of fear he’ll get sued
Someone claiming to be a VC admits he doesn’t hire women out of fear he’ll get sued
On KQED's Forum show today host Queena Sook Kim discussed venture capital's sexist culture. But during the call, someone claiming to be a VC emailed the show..


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Cyberattacks Hit Major Companies Across Globe
Cyberattacks Hit Major Companies Across Globe
Global businesses, including Merck, Maersk and Rosneft, reported significant cyberattacks against their computer systems that experts said was ransomware.


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Credit Karma touts $500 million in revenues
Credit Karma touts $500 million in revenues
It turns out that you can make a lot of money by giving stuff away for free. That's the lesson from Credit Karma, which today is announcing that it's running..


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Twitter has a new VP of inclusion and diversity
Twitter has a new VP of inclusion and diversity
A few months after Jeffrey Siminoff left his position as VP of diversity and inclusion at Twitter, the company has brought on Candi Castleberry Singleton to..


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Alibaba ups its stake in Southeast Asia’s Lazada with $1 billion investment
Alibaba ups its stake in Southeast Asia’s Lazada with $1 billion investment
Alibaba is doubling down on Southeast Asia after it announced a deal to pay close to $1 billion to raise its stake in e-commerce firm Lazada from 51 percent..


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Samsung will reportedly revive the Galaxy Note 7 with a Korea-only ‘Fandom Edition’
Samsung will reportedly revive the Galaxy Note 7 with a Korea-only ‘Fandom Edition’
Samsung is reportedly gearing to revive the Galaxy Note 7, its disastrous 2016 smartphone that was recalled after battery problems caused units to catch fire,..


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The latest in the Binary Capital blowup — and what it means for startup investing
The latest in the Binary Capital blowup — and what it means for startup investing
Binary Capital, the San Francisco-based early stage fund whose cofounder, Justin Caldbeck, resigned this past Sunday, is shutting down for all practical..


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Apple Music’s first new personalized playlist wants you to Chill
Apple Music’s first new personalized playlist wants you to Chill
This week Apple is beginning to roll out the first new personalized playlist under Apple Music’s "For You" section. The playlist, entitled "Chill," is muxed..


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Mr. Mrs. CEO: Could You Run A Business With Your Spouse?
Mr. Mrs. CEO: Could You Run A Business With Your Spouse?
Thomas and Dagmar Smit have been at it for 17 years – not just as man and wife, but as successful business partners, too. Here’s their story, and some advice…


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Global Firms Work to Contain Fallout From Cyberattack
Global Firms Work to Contain Fallout From Cyberattack
Global firms scrambled to cope with fallout from a cyberattack that disrupted computers across Europe and the U.S. A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S, the world’s biggest container-ship operator, closed many of its ports.


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Sick Of Streaming Services, This Crew Crowd-Funded An IRL Video Store
Sick Of Streaming Services, This Crew Crowd-Funded An IRL Video Store
Could brick-and-mortar be the old-new alternative to finicky streaming services?


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Here Are Some Of The People Who Could Replace Travis Kalanick As Uber CEO
Here Are Some Of The People Who Could Replace Travis Kalanick As Uber CEO
All of the obvious choices also happen to be some of Kalanick's closest advisers.


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Yes, You Can Find An Honest Business. Here's How.
Yes, You Can Find An Honest Business. Here's How.
If I used the words "honest" and "business" in the same sentence, would you burst into uncontrolled laughter? Uncontrolled, incredulous, laugh-until-you-...


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The Secret I've Learned About Hiring
The Secret I've Learned About Hiring
Early on, I was so excited that people would consider working with us, that I made the mistake of trying to sell a candidate on the financial package, or the fun we would have building a company together, or even on the great culture we were building. But too often, I forgot the key to hiring.


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The One Shift In Thinking About Wine That Could Help Professionals Everywhere
The One Shift In Thinking About Wine That Could Help Professionals Everywhere
Within the beverage alcohol industry, lines can blur between "drinking wine for a living" and "conducting the business of wine." Isabel Guisilasti makes a case for the latter.


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The Revivalists Enjoying Their 'Overnight Success' Ten Years In With Hit Song
The Revivalists Enjoying Their 'Overnight Success' Ten Years In With Hit Song
Ten years into their career New Orleans' the Revivalists are enjoying deserved radio success with the smash alternative hit "Wish I Knew You." The band members says they are quite happy with the gradual ascent to success.


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AI And The "Women" That Make Entrepreneurs More Efficient
AI And The
Will AI bots leveraged by entrepreneurs lead to greater efficiency and growth, or just more lost jobs?


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The 4 Mindset Shifts That Led To This Streetwear Mogul's Success
The 4 Mindset Shifts That Led To This Streetwear Mogul's Success
Founder of worldwide clothing brand The Hundreds, Bobby Kim tells his story of leaving law to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams. Wise beyond his 37 years, he shares four mindset shifts to which he attributes his success.


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How This Millennial CEO Integrates Work Life To Create The Ultimate Workplace Culture
How This Millennial CEO Integrates Work Life To Create The Ultimate Workplace Culture
Millennial CEO, Nick Newsom, shares his beliefs on work-life balance, how he integrates it into his everyday, and how it's paying off in his business.


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How To Build A Team Of Self-Starters
How To Build A Team Of Self-Starters
Every leader wants to nurture a team of self-starters. Here's how to do it.


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How Much Does "Passion" Really Matter When Building a Company?
How Much Does
Maybe success and mastery doesn't follow passion but rather passion follows success and mastery.


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Why (And How) You Should Automate Your E-Commerce Processes
Why (And How) You Should Automate Your E-Commerce Processes
Automation allows you and your employees to save time and money, and you can redirect this time and money toward efforts to grow your business.


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10 Ways To Attract Tech Talent As A Growing Startup
10 Ways To Attract Tech Talent As A Growing Startup
Hiring top tech talent is never easy, especially when you're a fast growing startup. Here are 10 tips for attracting (and retaining) tech talent, from a variety of recruiters and talent acquisition specialists.


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This Is What Happens When You Develop Your App On The Cheap
This Is What Happens When You Develop Your App On The Cheap
How do you decide what’s the right price to pay? Does price equate quality when it comes to app development? Here are the answers to all your pricing questions.



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Your future iPhone could wake you up by memorizing your sleep patterns
Your future iPhone could wake you up by memorizing your sleep patterns
Apple's ready to control your bedtime routine.


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5 Things I Learned From Buying My First Home
5 Things I Learned From Buying My First Home
We thought we were in the clear once our offer was accepted.


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1 Out Of 3 Dogs And Cats Are Overweight And It's Costing Us
1 Out Of 3 Dogs And Cats Are Overweight And It's Costing Us
Is the dog and cat obesity epidemic mirroring the human obesity epidemic?


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'Despicable Me 3' Exposed A Flaw In Our Rotten Tomatoes Obsession
'Despicable Me 3' Exposed A Flaw In Our Rotten Tomatoes Obsession
When using Rotten Tomatoes as a critical tool, the Tomatometer is just half of the story.


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The Most Famous Artist: Art Meets AI
The Most Famous Artist: Art Meets AI
Infamous artist, Matty Mo a.k.a The Most Famous Artist talks about his latest AI inspired pop-up exhibition.


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How To Talk To Your Loved Ones About The Trump Administration
How To Talk To Your Loved Ones About The Trump Administration
Liberals who don't like Donald Trump and/or the current administration are arguing over the proper terminology with which to insult the President. Cartoon by Shannon Wheeler.


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Are Google Featured Snippets Stealing Traffic From Top-Ranked Sites?
Are Google Featured Snippets Stealing Traffic From Top-Ranked Sites?
Google's featured snippets mean fewer users are clicking through to actual websites. Could that compromise the value of SEO campaigns?


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How To Travel The World Like A Millionaire For Free: Top 5 Tips From The Points Guy
How To Travel The World Like A Millionaire For Free: Top 5 Tips From The Points Guy
There's not a single billionaire I know who doesn't like a good deal. Genius in thrift is a badge of honor—and in many cases what makes a billionaire a billionaire in the first place. Brian Kelly, founder of The Points Guy, is the world's master of rewards travel. Here are his top 5 tips




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