Yuvraj Malik

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Google's new Play Store policy making app developers nervous

Google's new Play Store policy making app developers nervous

Rediff.com13 Nov 2020

Google is going ahead with a policy revision mandating 30% charge on in-app purchases across all apps on Play Store. This has left developers' community worried about tighter squeeze on their earnings, says Yuvraj Malik.

In Digital India, SAAS firms are lapping up young execcutives

In Digital India, SAAS firms are lapping up young execcutives

Rediff.com23 Oct 2020

Indian firms selling SAAS products have got a bonanza as companies meet, manage and sell remotely. The top five firms - Zoho, Freshworks HighRadius, Druva, and Icertis - account for 33 per cent of the market share. Chennai, India's SAAS centre, alone generates $1 billion in annual revenue. Yuvraj Malik explains how these companies are planning their next phase of growth.

What happens if India bans Chinese smartphones

What happens if India bans Chinese smartphones

Rediff.com21 Oct 2020

Chinese mobile brands are deeply entrenched in the Indian market. A move to bar them may send a bold diplomatic message. But its cost for the local industry is anybody's guess. In the event that Chinese brands face curbs, two handset makers - Samsung and Apple - squarely stand to gain.

The lockdown has been good for Grofers

The lockdown has been good for Grofers

Rediff.com9 Jul 2020

'One good thing that has come out of all this is that it shown people that online ordering is the way forward.'

US major PayPal set to launch UPI-based digital payments in India

US major PayPal set to launch UPI-based digital payments in India

Rediff.com3 Mar 2020

Its entry will increase competition especially when WhatsApp too has received approvals to launch payment service.

Sachin Bansal's firm buys IT consulting firm MavenHive

Sachin Bansal's firm buys IT consulting firm MavenHive

Rediff.com27 Dec 2019

The two parties did not share the deal size but said MavenHive's two founders and 40-odd team members have joined the Bansal-owned firm. MavenHive was started by Bhavin Javia and Anandha Krishnan in 2012.

Infosys' deal pipeline remains strong: Salil Parekh

Infosys' deal pipeline remains strong: Salil Parekh

Rediff.com22 Oct 2019

After posting double-digit growth for the fourth consecutive quarter, chief executive officer and managing director Salil Parekh tells Yuvraj Malik and Debasis Mohapatra that the firm is not facing any delay in ramping up of large deals.

Despite sluggish economy, start-up valuations, funding continue to soar

Despite sluggish economy, start-up valuations, funding continue to soar

Rediff.com3 Oct 2019

Even at early stage, start-ups are raising more money faster owing to the rise of a lot of specialised early-stage VCs and emergence of seed-stage programmes.

Sachin Bansal is back as CEO, this time at a microfinance company

Sachin Bansal is back as CEO, this time at a microfinance company

Rediff.com26 Sep 2019

Bansal has picked up a majority stake in Chaitanya Rural Intermediation Development Services, a company which runs microfinance institution Chaitanya India Fin Credit.

Byju's likely to get $ 200-$ 250 million funding

Byju's likely to get $ 200-$ 250 million funding

Rediff.com17 Jun 2019

The Qatar Investment Authority deal follows Byju's raising money from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, which was also the first direct investment by the Canadian pension fund in an Indian start-up. In March, Byju's had raised $540 million at a valuation on $5.4 billion, making it the most-valued ed-tech company in the world.

Secret behind Swiggy's meteoric rise

Secret behind Swiggy's meteoric rise

Rediff.com6 Jun 2019

With razor-sharp focus on deliveries and customer experience, powered by strong in-house technology built ground-up, Swiggy is emerging as the food ordering platform of choice.

Byju's turns profitable in 8 years, sales soar 186% in a year

Byju's turns profitable in 8 years, sales soar 186% in a year

Rediff.com31 May 2019

Valued at $5 billion, Byju's has seen growth sky rocket in the last two years on the back of mega VC top-ups.

India's unicorn club is galloping along

India's unicorn club is galloping along

Rediff.com23 Apr 2019

Over the last 12 months, thanks to bold bets by venture capital firms like Sequoia, SoftBank Vision Fund, and foreign strategic investors like Naspers, pipeline of start-ups with potential to achieve $1 bn in valuation is at an all-time high.

Social media: 2019 election battleground

Social media: 2019 election battleground

Rediff.com30 Mar 2019

'Political parties and leaders understand the impact the new media can have on outcomes.' 'From treating them as broadcast tools five years ago, now they look at them as arsenal that can potentially change electoral outcomes.'

Ola to launch self-drive rental service

Ola to launch self-drive rental service

Rediff.com29 Mar 2019

With its foray into self-drive, Ola will go head-to-head with early entrants Zoomcar, Revv and a few other.

Mukesh to ready RIL for the Big Billion frenzy this Diwali

Mukesh to ready RIL for the Big Billion frenzy this Diwali

Rediff.com7 Mar 2019

RIL is setting up infrastructure for a full-fledged horizontal e-commerce offering - internally called the New Commerce - to simultaneously launch pan-India by October-November.

Sachin Bansal steps on Ola's gas as investor

Sachin Bansal steps on Ola's gas as investor

Rediff.com15 Jan 2019

The deal brings the two start-up stalwarts - Bansal and Ola co-founder and chief executive officer Bhavish Aggarwal - together in the backdrop of growing foreign control in this space.

Amazon once again in 'data breach' controversy

Amazon once again in 'data breach' controversy

Rediff.com10 Jan 2019

Sellers downloading their monthly financial reports were served with those of other vendors, leading to a breach of competitive businesses data.

The world's most valuable edutech start-up is Indian!

The world's most valuable edutech start-up is Indian!

Rediff.com31 Dec 2018

It's also among the top five most valuable Internet companies in India, reports Yuvraj Malik.

Google buys India's trains app maker in Next Billion User drive

Google buys India's trains app maker in Next Billion User drive

Rediff.com16 Dec 2018

This is the second acquisition Google is making to boost its NBU initiative, having acquired four-month-old Halli Labs founded by Pankaj Gupta in July 2017, reports Yuvraj Malik.

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