Guide To Online Shopping In India


India is slowly and steadily witnessing great internet growth. The penetration of the internet has resulted in an increase in online shopping. When we talk about online shopping in India, one of the major concerns that these online retail sites have is about the safety of their money. It is one of the biggest e-commerce company that was launched in India. India is one of the fastest-growing e-commerce markets in the world.

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Mary Meeker’s Internet And Digital Trends for 2017


Lo and behold, Internet growth is stagnating if you take out India. India still is at only 27% Internet penetration so there’s a lot of growth opportunity. Here are some of my favorite key takeaways: Mary Meeker’s Key Internet and Digital Trends for 2017. Here’s the full report with a detailed look into India and China trends too. Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report.


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The Evolution of Startups in India — The Story Up Until Now


Before we take a plunge into the Startup culture of India, let us first try understanding what exactly a startup is, and how does it function? Then we will tell the evolution of startups in India and the story until now. Now that we know what sets a successful startup apart from an unsuccessful one let’s take a peek into India’s work ecosystem. How did India utilize its resources to become a startup generating machine?

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Top Six Emerging Trends For Group Health Insurance In India


Health insurance has seen quite a few events in India. According to a study conducted by Neilson India jointly with a leading insurer concluded that more than 70% of the population feels health insurance to be a more important subject than life insurance. This can be attributed to the proliferation of the internet and lower cost of information sharing for insurers.

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4 Steps To Register A Trademark In India – The Fast And Cost Effective Way


While the Indian Trademark Office has been constantly trying to complete the mammoth task of clearing several thousands of trademark applications pending before it at various stages of prosecution, fulfilling the following steps would help you to protect your trademark in India quickly and cost-effectively. Claim date of first use of your trademark in India. Using your trademarks in India plays a very important role in your trademark protection strategy.

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Zuckerberg Backed Org Launches Contest to Help Grow Internet in India

Campus Entrepreneurship

A massive 69% of India’s population does not have access to the Internet. From TechCrunch : The contest from Facebook-backed Internet accessibility partnership could help millions of people recognize the value of the Internet, pursue access, and gain knowledge and opportunities that can help them get better jobs and improve their lives.

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Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Spotlight On India


First up, Nimesh Khiara from Mumbai, India, discussed StopWaitin , a restaurant reservation system that includes managing waiting lists and is similar in concept to OpenTable. One of Nimesh's questions was that he is discovering that the BPO/call center industry does not give Internet access to employees; hence, the solution would not be accessible to them. Fortunately, there are numerous such companies in India.

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2011 Consumer Internet Predictions

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Before I try gazing into my crystal ball to see what 2011 will bring for the consumer internet industry, let me first see how I did on last years predictions: 1. Finding money online (principally online lending) has not seen the same level of explosive growth in the US, although in Europe and India there has been real growth in microlending (including “pay day loans”) from companies ranging from Wonga to SKS Finance. Smartphones transformed the mobile internet.

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Spotlight On IIT Kharagpur, India


For the uninitiated, IIT KGP is considered one of the top technology schools in India, and it is located in the Eastern part of the country, not far from the city of Kolkata. Before I start discussing the businesses, I'd like to highlight the role the National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) has played in developing the e-cells at 470 different schools and colleges in India. Today, at IIT KGP, we caught a glimpse of some of the budding heroes of 21 st century India.

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VC Cafe - Untitled Article

VC Cafe

Although relatively few Israeli startups are focused on India, the market dynamics driving its mobile sector are worth a closer look. From a modest $200 million in bi-lateral trade in 1992 (when diplomatic relations were established), India-Israeli trade surpassed $6 billion in 2012-13. Despite the momentum with India, Israel-China (including Hong Kong) trade is on-track to hit $10 billion this year, representing 13% of total Israeli exports (Bank of Israel).

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Going off grid for three weeks–in India

The Equity Kicker

Tomorrow I fly to India where I will stay at the Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama ashram in the foothills of the Himalayas near Rishikesh. There may be some internet available, but the safe assumption is not, and too much time online would defeat the purpose of the visit which is to study meditation and yoga, and to unwind. I’ve now been blogging for six and a half years, posting just about every day that I’ve worked, only pausing for holidays and weekends.

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The internet lives in Dog years

Start Up Blog

The internet is a bit like dogs. As Facebook is currently being touted to be, then I love to remind the pundit just a little bit about the history of the internet. Myspace was social networking – it had won, apparently… Blackbery had stitched up the hand held internet enabled smart phone market… Geocites was the way we’d all have our own websites… then came blogging. 5 an hour in India for a coder, $9.99 Life moves a bit more quickly.

Israeli Tech Funding & Exits in 2012: Lots of Chutzpah but Show Me Your Instagram?

VC Cafe

Groucho Marx could have been talking about the Israeli hi-tech sector when he said “I made a killing on Wall Street a few years ago…I shot my broker”. In 2012, as Israeli exits topped $5.5 billion, [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Web 3.0+: The Hyperconnected Global Internet


I overviewed the growth of the global internet and penetration, noting that the future of the Web was going to be driven by emerging countries, as mobile connectivity continues to be more ubiquitous and the West is largely penetrated. Globalization of the Internet. We now have the components for this in place: infrastructure through the Internet, mobile connectivity in the hands of billions of people throughout the world, and social networks such as facebook and twitter and skype.

Footsy – Socking It To Ya Online


You’ll find e-commerce sites touting almost any kind of product on the Internet. Footsy ( ) an e-commerce startup from India, is little different – it focuses on socks. The socks are made with a mix of cotton and lycra, and are manufactured locally in India. It’s also something, according to Mehta, that’s never been done before in India. ” Feature Story e-commerce Footsy India socks startup

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Craftsvilla – An Online Marketplace For Indian Crafts


The amazing subcontinent of India hides many a craftsman whose goods are simply unavailable outside of India – most of their work hardly get out of the district or even the village they’re from. Here’s where a slew of web-savvy Indian entrepreneurs come in, those who believe that the Internet can be a great enabler for helping these craftsmen find alternative markets and thus preserve such art. “So you can imagine the variations of crafts of India!”

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State of the Digital Music Industry 2014: An Insider’s View

VC Cafe

Perhaps most promising is the role of internet radio, with the majority of Americans already listening to some internet radio (Edison Research). 2014 will be the year in which internet radio leads the music industry’s growth. Digital is now the majority of revenues in markets such as the US, India, Norway and Sweden. Internet radio is providing royalties to thousands of independent artists. Music is everyone’s favorite example of digital disruption done wrong.

White Tigers in the Chains of Fear

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

I just finished reading a wonderful novel, The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga. It’s a brisk story told in first person by a young Indian entrepreneur. I won’t say much more about the story, but it’s a good one, and deserving of the accolades and prizes its received. Perfect airplane reading, and, it has me [.].

What Asia and Facebook’s Free Internet Project Have in Common?

Transformify - Recruiting

May Mark Zuckerberg’s free Internet project help more on the long run than the one –off donations? has been widely criticized and a number of supporting companies in India pulled out amid protests for net neutrality. Unlike in the United States, the primary net neutrality argument in India right now isn't about fast lanes — it's about what's known as "zero rating." Nepal. Days before the earthquake in April 2015.

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Lokal, an assistance to non-English speaking users, getting vocal with 4.5 million users

Our Own Start-up

Realizing the limitation of internet products in rural areas of India, the hyperlocal content startup, Lokal, was launched by Jani Pasha and Vipul Choudhary during the summer of 2018.

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Modi and Ma


This past May, Modi was elected Prime Minister of India in a historic election. Today, he gave a speech to a crowd of 20,000 at Madision Square Garden, outlining steps he is taking to cut bureaucratic red tape and encourage the Indian diaspora to invest back into India. The difference is that China and India will be home to almost half of the world’s human capital by 2050. In 2030, India is expected to surpass China in population.

What Impact Social Media Truly Had On Society


Social media websites are some of the most popular haunts on the Internet. Iran, and India. Many companies have blocked social networks on their office Internet as addicted employees can distract themselves on such sites, instead of focusing on work. Many companies perform a background check on the Internet before hiring an employee. Thinking Aloud Internet Jenny Ta social media society By Jenny Q.

What in the World ?!?


Relevance: In 2011 (mentioned on page 18 if you view the presentation), Facebook only had 11% of the world’s internet users on on its platform – the figure was at 50% in North America. While Facebook’s numbers have grown, internet usage (now mostly mobile even in developed markets) continues to evolve in a pace that rivals innovation in the past. I gave a talk, titled “What in the World?”,

Global Perspective: Current Opportunities for Low-Cost Manufacturing in China

The Startup Magazine

More recently, US President Donald Trump’s trade war with China has led to apprehension that US-based companies will be moving their production from Chinese manufacturers to factories in other low-cost countries such as India, Thailand and Vietnam. Few other countries can match China in this – be it India, Thailand or Vietnam. The internet: Looking for a Chinese factory on the internet may seem like looking for a needle in a haystack, but persevere.

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Modi and Ma


This past May, Modi was elected Prime Minister of India in a historic election. Today, he gave a speech to a crowd of 20,000 at Madision Square Garden, outlining steps he is taking to cut bureaucratic red tape and encourage the Indian diaspora to invest back into India. The difference is that China and India will be home to almost half of the world’s human capital by 2050. In 2030, India is expected to surpass China in population.

10+ Trends: Recap of 2011 and What’s Next…


In India, two female journalists launched a mobile app to allow women to report harrassment and abuse, an issue in their hometown of Delhi and throughout the world. Mobile minutes are the new currency in regions often plagued by high inflation: they are offered as rewards for filling out surveys or for using public toilets (in India, where cell phones exceed the number of toilets). Rickshaw drivers in India have cell phones as do camel drivers in the remote Rajasthan desert.

The truth about digital offshoring

Start Up Blog

BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India and China) are the buzz word in business for good reason. The internet has made it possible to have a global work force from launch date, and the same cost advantages that multinationals have had since they started exporting labour to China and other parts of Asia since the 1960’s. The average computer programmer earns around $1000 a month in India. We live in a global age, an internet economy.

My Talk at MIT: Beyond Finance, Considering Business and Social Impact of Blockchains


One of the reasons I started investing in the blockchain space 4 years ago was the rush I got learning about the tech at my first bitcoin conference – akin to the chills I got when I first logged into the Internet in 1994, when I was deeply passionate about more equal access to education. There were some debates at the MIT conference on where we were in blockchain development vs the internet (is it 1960’s or 1990’s?).

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Binpress – A Marketplace to Find Affordable and Trustworthy Code for Web Development

VC Cafe

They also have an in-house affiliate program for coders and Internet marketers. - I suspect that many users from India would be really happy to fulfill a component request for a $50, even if it takes them. Adam Benayoun Binpress Lionite discovery engine Draft existing solutions internet marketers israeli startup Marketplace money users seo campaigns site source code time CEO

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My Top 5 Favorite Passive Income Methods by Yaro Starak

As long as your money is protected or insured (example: FDIC insurance in the USA for up to $250,000 per account or RBI – Reserve Bank of India insurance up to $1M on foreign deposits), you can sleep well at night knowing your cash is safe and earning interest income. Internet Income You can’t deny it, but you GOTTA love this one. Sunil Get your bonus copy of my book "How To Start An Internet Business & Make Your First $1,000 Online" Download Here.

My Talk at MIT: Beyond Finance, Considering Business and Social Impact of Blockchains


One of the reasons I started investing in the blockchain space 4 years ago was the rush I got learning about the tech at my first bitcoin conference – akin to the chills I got when I first logged into the Internet in 1994, when I was deeply passionate about more equal access to education. There were some debates at the MIT conference on where we were in blockchain development vs the internet (is it 1960’s or 1990’s?).

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Avoid Monoculture. Travel. Read Widely. Let Experience be Your Compass.

Both Sides of the Table

I was living in Silicon Valley at the time of the panel, but I had been living abroad for 11 years before returning having lived in England, France, Italy, Spain and Japan as well as establishing physical offices in India. The White Tiger is set in India. He is born in abject poverty in the city of Laxmangarh in India. He grew up in what people in India call “the Darkness” and he is of the class that is called “untouchable.”

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8 Keys To Real Innovation Outside of Silicon Valley

Startup Professionals Musings

It has played almost no role in the emergence of current non-US bred startups, including Alibaba in China, Waze from Israel, Paytm in India, and many more.

Former Head of Microsoft Israel Dreams of Billion Dollar Israeli Startups

VC Cafe

He worked his way up the corporate ladder; in 1998 he became VP of the Digital TV platform strategy, which did not pan out, and in 1999 he found an opportunity in Microsoft Internet (MSN) international. Among Microsoft’s 20 worldwide R&D centers, there are only three “strategic centers”: in India, China, and Israel. By Ben Bakhshi.

You Probably Need Life Insurance And Here’s Why


In India, there are a number of health insurance companies that are now providing affordable health insurance plans that can be easily bought by individuals who earn a basic amount of salary. In India, with the growth in the economy of the overall country, more and more individuals are being able to afford basic health care facilities. Life insurance plans in India are extremely cheap. In India, there are different types of life insurance plans that are offered to the masses.

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10 Rules For Writing An Effective Sales Letter by Yaro Starak

I’ve been self-employed for the past two years thanks to the world of Internet marketing and my skills as a freelance copywriter. In this column I’ll be focusing on how different forms of writing are indispensable to success in business generally and Internet marketing specifically. We want to buy your Internet business. I’m amazed at how many emails I get from services in India offering to write “top quality SEO content” for my website.

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7 Strategies To Prepare For Global Market Challenges

Startup Professionals Musings

Just the middle class in India is equal in size to the entire population of the United States. The communication revolution and the advent of the Internet has brought about a new age of globalization. New entrepreneurs who want to survive, and optimize the growth of their startups, need to think globally, and act locally, from day one.

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[Singapore][Event] ad:tech Singapore 2012 Shows Digital Future For Asia


Here’s a recap on the keynote, as well as some of the presentation and panel sessions: Trends, Fads & Transformation: The Impact of the Internet. Dr Jeffrey Cole, Director, Center for the Digital Future, USC Annenberg School drew on 10 years of data and insights from a worldwide study in 30 countries, and described how the Internet and mobile technology are changing the fabric of our daily lives.

HBS Entrepreneurs Founded the Most Startup Unicorns of Any MBA Program

View from Seed

Five international MBA programs also boast Unicorn founders, namely INSEAD (France / Singapore / UAE), IIM Calcutta (India), Vienna University (Austria), Tel Aviv University (Israel), and University of Otago (New Zealand) (Please note that I only included MBA programs, and excluded Masters in Science degrees). MBA Unicorns Weigh Heavily Toward Software, Consumer Internet, and E-Commerce. India: ShopClues (Washington University St. Quikr (India): IIM Calcutta.

What Are The Best Markets For Startups?


India. India’s economy is lucrative to say the least. The ever-increasing volume of foreign investments in India represents the main monetary source for economic development. Among the most noteworthy markets for newly-established businesses, India and China are the ones most likely to eliminate inefficiencies in global trade. At present, India is the world’s fourth-largest economy.

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5 Top Reasons for Indians to Choose an Online Job

Transformify - Recruiting

With such a vast pool of highly qualified and experienced people across India, employers are now emphasizing on talent instead of location. Furthermore, a lot of foreign companies and brands have entered India over the last five to six years. Smart Cities of India.

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[Infographic] How The Digital World Fuels The Physical Economy


How important is the Internet to the world’s economy? Consider this: the Internet accounts for 3.4% And it’s growing rapidly too – global internet use is increasing, which also leads to increased GDP and thus creating jobs and wealth. The US, as the world’s largest supplier in the Internet ecosystem, is the biggest benefactor – it’s captured 30% of global Internet revenues and over 40% of the Internet’s net income.

Top 50 Startup Blogs of 2011! We’re In!


Internet entrepreneur Evan Carmichael has put together a list of the top 50 Startup Blogs for 2011 and we’re in again this year under the category of “Niche Startups&# ! We’re totally chuffed to be mentioned alongside luminaries such as Mashable , TechCrunch and GigaOM , and is only one of three Asia-based blogs in that 50 (India-based

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