Microsoft Confirms That It Will Sell Windows 10 On USB Drives

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.

GSF Brings Vispi Daver Of Silicon Valley As Venture Partner

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).

eBay Confirms Sale Of Enterprise Arm For $925mn

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.

Vivaldi, The Web Browser For Power Users Is Nearing The Beta Stage

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 Partners With Intex And Snapdeal To Create Mobile Ecosystem In India

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.

Intex Launches Smart Watch iRist For Rs 11,999

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.

Google’s Mobilegeddon Change Is Hurting Advertisers

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.

Google Launches ‘Purchase On Google’ – A Buy Button For Mobile Ads

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.

Facebook Is Building E-Commerce Stores Right Into Pages

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.