Soon after Amazon begun taking preorders for Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro – USB Flash Drive, the company confirmed to VentureBeat that it was selling Windows on USB sticks. However, the company declined to comment on the pricing of the Amazon listing which said both Windows 10 Home and Pro versions on USB sticks will sell for $119.99.
Most recently Vispi launched his own seed stage venture program. He sits on the board of three portfolio companies in India: Lybrate (Mobile Healthcare), Browntape (e-Commerce, GSF Batch II startup), and whatfix (Enterprise SaaS, GSF batch III startup).
Motorola has sent out invites to the press for a mystery event to be held on July 28 in Delhi. A refreshed Moto X and Moto G smartphones are among the most plausible devices scheduled for launch.
eBay Enterprise will be sold to an investment consortium. eBay Enterprise was born when eBay bought GSI Commerce for USD 2.4 bn back in 2011 and rebranded in 2013. Now, with the sale price set at $925 million, eBay is selling at a USD 1.5bn deficit to what it paid. The announcement comes just a day ahead of eBay spinning PayPal as a separate company.
What this implies is that Softbank will not raise any new fund for early stage investments. Post these changes, SoftBank Capital will transfer management and administration of its 2010 and 2014 early-stage funds to Lerer Hippeau Ventures.
The report should come as a huge blow to telcos who have been lobbying for zero rating services. Further, the panel said that OTT services should be encouraged and that impediments should be removed from their path of growth. While the restrictions on VoIP calling will remain, no other restrictions can be placed on them.
Sundeep will be a part of Ola’s core leadership team and brings along experience of setting up an e-commerce venture from scratch in a new country. Under his leadership Lazada grew to become Indonesia’s largest e-commerce player, raised over $100 mn in funding, and tied up exclusively with Xiaomi and Motorola.
Vivaldi has released its fourth Technical Preview, the last one before it hits the Beta stage. The browser can now be customized in over 155 mn ways with the team adding hundreds of new customization options within the latest release. Among some of the biggest new features are new mouse gestures, new keyboard shortcuts and experimental extensions.
Jolla, developer of the Sailfish OS, has announced partnerships with Indian brands Intex, Snapdeal and Times Internet to market itself in India under the name Sailfish India. It also announced that it has upgraded Sailfish 2.0 with various ease of access and performance tweaks as well as helping partners get their products across to customers with ease.
Founded in October, 2012 by Varun Sheth, Bollywood actor Kunal Kapoor and Zaheer Adenwala, Ketto plans to double its technology and business development team with an aim to reach $100m in volumes by crowdfunding. Ketto also plans to expand operations in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, among other South-East Asian countries.
Intex has just launched a smart watch called the iRist. It boasts connectivity features like Bluetooth, 3G, and Wi-fi. Containing a 5MP camera, 4GB of memory and a dual-core processor. it also functions as a standalone device able to make and receive calls. The iRist is priced at Rs 11,999 and will be sold exclusively by eBay India.
India is a great place to start. Getting large Indian enterprises as customers and then expanding overseas (to other developing regions like South East Asia, Middle East and Africa) is a trend we keep seeing.
Google search ads as cost per click went up by 16% from a year ago, however, click through traffic was down by 9% during the same time. Further, the company has lowered traffic by 10% to non-mobile optimised sites, but RVP on mobile is still lower than on desktops. In display ads, Google registered a 22% drop in the ads seen but a 24% increase in CTRs, much worse than Facebook.
Apart from organizing expenses, the app also creates a bill calendar where all the bills are aggregated in one view and then through its smart alert system, it ensures that users never miss paying bills and hence save on late charges.
The feature will allow consumers to buy products directly from mobile search ads. Essentially some ads will have buy buttons within them upon hitting which customers will be redirected to a Google-hosted product page. Fulfillment of orders will still be handled by the merchant. The company is testing the feature with retail partners over the next few weeks.
These digital storefronts built into Facebook Pages will have a ‘Buy Button’. The company hopes this will transform it into a platform where retailers come to sell rather than just inform them about their products. While the digital ad market is predicted to reach $60bn this year, online commerce is expected to hit $ 350bn this year.