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Netflix, Hotstar Join But Amazon Rejects: The Curious Case Of Self-Regulation in India

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With more and more film-makers and producers joining the digital bandwagon, rolling down the web route, creative freedom has certainly gone way off the hook, for some! Maybe that's the reason there has been this snap call for attention towards the whole buzz around "self-regulation"!The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) released its OTT self-regulation document called Code of...

Revised Foreign Investment Policies May Hit The India E-tail Like Tons Of Bricks! [REPORT]

With India e-tail market bowled over with new foreign investment policies, brick and mortar retailers can be high on the hog! Apparently, CRISIL noted that with revised restrictions over equity ownerships in sellers, the supply chain needs to be altered in case of e-retailers. On a completely dramatic turn of events, this change in the e-retailing supply chain can...

Why Is Samsung Bullish About India-First Online-Only Smartphones?

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India is the fastest growing smartphone market in the world. The low penetration of smartphones (33%) and the string Q-o-Q growth make it an attractive destination for all the major smartphone manufacturers of the world. The Korean smartphone major, Samsung dominated the Indian smartphone market for quite a long time. However, it is now only second best to the...

Honor Accounts For 80% Of Huawei’s Smartphone Sales In India

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The exploded adoption of smartphones in India is led by the entry-level and mid-range smartphones, mostly manufactured by Chinese players, likes of Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi. Back in 2013, the unprecedented growth in a short span of time was lucrative enough to attract the eyeballs of many well-established global players who were earlier sceptical about the potential in India...

The Rise of Online Gambling Market In the APAC Region

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The internet has brought the world together in a way that other inventions never could. It gave us instant access to information, money making, entertainment and much more. We don’t realise but it has undoubtedly changed the way we see and experience life itself. Just like it changed us, it has also changed almost every industry, small business owners...

After a Stagnant Growth, Is The Indian Wireline Broadband Heading For A Stronger Revenue Opportunity?

With all the buzz being garnered in by internet-savvy population of India, one may think that wireline broadband subscriber base in India has stalled. However, dramatically enough, the broadband service in India may have stayed back under the shades for long, but hasn't yet diminished! In fact, even with a slower growth pace, Indian broadband services are moonwalking back...

Most Popular Smartphones In India 2018: People Preferred Notch, Dual Camera And Flipkart

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Now that 2018 has ended, it might be a good time to look at the evolution of India smartphone market last year. New trends were observed, while other trends died away. Some platforms profited from selling them, while others could not. A new report, titled "Smartphone Industry Trends", by PhoneCurry - recommendations, reviews and comparison site -  provides a detailed overview...

As Cyber Frauds in India Banking Sector Amount To Whopping US$13.7 Million RBI To Set Up Tracking Portal

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Digital transactions have been a boon to people everywhere. They have reduced the erstwhile physical exertions involved in bank transactions to a mere tap or mouse click. However, with the increase in ease comes the increase in liabilities. One of these liabilities on the rise in recent times has been cyber frauds at banks. In the year 2017-18, in...

Top Countries By Spam Calls: A Negligible Decline Improves India Ranking

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India seems to be moving up the right tables and moving down the wrong ones recently. In the yearly Truecaller special insight report for 2018, it has been revealed that India has moved down to the second place in the international spam call standings. The report shed some light on the increasing/decreasing spam calls trends by analyzing the Truecaller data....

Oppo R17 Pro Launch In India: Price, Features & Specs!

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Oppo has launched its new flagship, the Oppo R17 Pro, in India, yesterday! The smartphone, available in two colours - Emerald Green and Radiant Mist - is already gone live for pre-orders on Oppo's official website. Interestingly, this is the very first time when the Chinese giant is bringing its premium R-series smartphones to India. However, the predecessor Oppo R17 is also...

Xiaomi And Samsung Made The Most of Diwali Festival Season

The exploded adoption of smartphones in India has made festival seasons even more memorable. According to Counterpoint Research, smartphone sales in India during the Diwali festive season (October 9 - November 8, 2018) grew a significant 26% compared to the last year's festive season. The growth was largely driven by the top two e-commerce giants Flipkart and Amazon through...

OTT Market In India: $5 Billion By 2023, AVOD To Drive The Growth

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The over-the-top (OTT) platforms that India has had at its disposal in the recent times has been insane. Other than the usual suspects in Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, its great to see India developing its own OTT subscription service through Hotstar, VOOT, etc. But all of these points in one direction - the flourishing scenario of OTT market...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro: Is It Really Worth Upgrading?

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Xiaomi India has recently announced that it will be launching the next model of its flagship Note Pro line on November 22, 2018. The much-awaited Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro will go on sale in India on the 23 November at 12 pm as a Flipkart Exclusive. It is important to note that Redmi Note 6 Pro is the first Xiaomi...

Boring Infosys To Offer Muted Salary Hike, Focus On The Digital Requirements

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India’s top tech giant, Infosys, brings no surprises in the performance-based yearly increment. Reports state that this year too, the salary hike of senior executives will remain rather muted - 3% to 5% only - and is likely to be more inclined towards encouraging digital projects. Although most employees received their increment in the month of April, the senior...

With 73.9 Million Users, India Mobile Payments Market Is Poised For a Significant Growth

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When India was facing the issue of currency change, at that time, mobile payment arrives and moonwalks in as the ‘Savior.' Back then, it could go by something that is the 'latest wrinkle', however, as of now, it is justifiably a trend!According to eMarketer, this trend has hit India really hard, making the country the world's fastest-growing "proximity mobile...

Reliance Jio’s Cheap Tariff Plans Set To Meet Dead End With TRAI’s New Regulation?

Reliance Jio has been boasting off a soaring market share within a few months of its inception - thanks to jaw-dropping cheap tariff plans. However, following TRAI's new set of rules, the strategy of this Ambani-led firm may hit straight stonewall!According to reports, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) regulation over predator pricing will force Jio to slash down...

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