All stories by Alnoor Peermohamed
How 5G will benefit India's countrysideRediff.com4 Jan 2019
In the not too distant future, you could see 5G technology being used for functions such as remotely-performed robotic surgeries, mine equipment operated remotely or cars driven by someone sitting hundreds of miles away. While these ideas will certainly find application globally, the urgent need for them in India could spur swifter adoption here than elsewhere.
Now, Ola eyes scooter-sharing market!Rediff.com19 Dec 2018
Ola commits to invest $100 mn in Vogo, to bring scooter-sharing to its app, reports Alnoor Peermohamed.
What makes the Royal Enfield Twins real specialRediff.com18 Dec 2018
'If you look at the big opportunity, it is sitting in markets like India, Southeast Asia and Brazil. The US and Europe are very strategic markets for us because they tell us whether we're fit to compete.'
With $7.5 billion in gross sales, Amazon is India's No 1 e-tailerRediff.com28 Nov 2018
The report, however, did not include sales of Flipkart's subsidiaries Myntra and Jabong.
Apple, Amazon strike deal to boost sales in IndiaRediff.com13 Nov 2018
The deal, which will kick in after the holiday season, in January, will give Apple more visibility among online buyers in India. The partnership could help Apple take on Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus, which has become one of the leading player in the premium smartphone market thanks to Amazon.
Apple posts flat growth in IndiaRediff.com5 Nov 2018
The launch of premium devices from OnePlus and Samsung in the second half of Apple's reporting period added to Apple's woes.
Amazon India posts nearly $1 billion lossRediff.com4 Nov 2018
In comparison, Flipkart India, the marketplace unit of the country's largest e-commerce marketplace, posted a 750% growth in losses to Rs 20.6 billion.
How Amazon plans to counter the mega Flipkart-Walmart dealRediff.com14 Aug 2018
Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon, has committed to invest $5.5 billion into India and that figure is approaching quickly.
Online retail, a $50-bn business in IndiaRediff.com10 Aug 2018
Indian online shoppers spent an average of $224 in 2017, which was less than a tenth of what the average user spent online in the US at $2,237 in the same year
Indian co dreams of halting Facebook-GoogleRediff.com6 Aug 2018
Bengaluru-based InMobi and Microsoft combine their powers to break the stranglehold of Google and Facebook in the digital advertising space.
Draft policy for e-commerce has very little for existing playersRediff.com1 Aug 2018
Experts say data localisation and sharing is probably the single-biggest detriment that the draft policy talks about, the rest have no or minor repercussions on the players
Ola rides into profitability, but IPO not yetRediff.com21 Jul 2018
'Ola in India makes money on every ride. Our focus over the past couple of years has been to keep growing the market and our share in the market and build up on sustainable business,' says co-founder and CEO Bhavish Aggarwal.
How PolicyBazaar's Yashish Dahiya changed India's insurance sceneRediff.com6 Jul 2018
Dahiya's first internet-based venture to sell insurance failed, but he was convinced digital was the future
$1.3-billion Swiggy is India's most valuable online food ordering platformRediff.com22 Jun 2018
Swiggy is shoring up capital to defend its position as India's largest food-ordering app as rivals Zomato and FoodPanda focus on growth after receiving funds
Elon Musk breaks silence, reveals why Tesla is out of IndiaRediff.com31 May 2018
He says that while 30 per cent of parts must be locally sourced, the supply doesn't yet exist in India to support that
Why EV owners in Bengaluru have little to worry aboutRediff.com22 May 2018
Ather Energy would set up 30 charging points across Bengaluru by the end of May and the number would go up to 60 by the end of the year.
Flipkart in kitty, Walmart plans IPO in 4 yearsRediff.com13 May 2018
In a filing with the US Security and Exchange Commission on Friday, Walmart said it would allow the initial public offering of Flipkart in four years at a valuation no less than what it invested in the e-commerce firm, if a grouping of minority shareholders asks for it.
Despite setback over Flipkart, Jeff Bezos still has big plans for IndiaRediff.com9 May 2018
The latest infusion brings the total capital pumped into Amazon's e-commerce business in India to Rs 22,390 crore
Flipkart-Walmart deal: Massive payday awaits many investorsRediff.com7 May 2018
The new deal will value Flipkart at close to $19 billion on the secondary market, a huge jump from Walmart's initial offer to investors.
Ola's Mission Electric: 1 mn EVs on Indian roads by 2021Rediff.com17 Apr 2018
Electric mobility in India is touted to be the way to the future, but implementation of large-scale projects to bring infrastructure for charging is still lacking.