Google Continues To Ride High On Advertising In June Quarter

Advertising powered Internet giant Alphabet Inc.’s revenue growth in the second quarter, as it has for years now. Revenue at Alphabet—Google’s parent firm, formed in 2015—rose 21% to $21.5 billion in April-June from a year ago. Advertising revenue reached $19.14 billion, a 19% year-on-year (y-o-y) increase.

Facebook Results Deliver More Bad News For Newspapers

Sure, Facebook increasing its quarterly profit to over $2 billion in the three months ended 30 June, a mere six months after it hit $1 billion is significant, but there’s something even more important in the numbers presented by the company’s founder-chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday. And that’s an inflection point that highlights even more troubled days for print media companies.

Verizon Inks Deal To Acquire Yahoo For $4.83 bn

by Yahoo! Inc. has agreed to sell its core operations to US telecom giant Verizon Communications Inc. for $4.83 billion in a transaction that marks the end of the Internet pioneer as an independent company after a two-decade-long journey.

Verizon Acquires Yahoo For $4.8 billion In All-Cash Deal

Yahoo, one of the biggest Internet services companies of yesteryears, has been acquired by US telecom major Verizon for $4.83 billion in an all-cash deal. While the acquisition is being seen by many analysts as the end of the road for the Internet pioneer, users and fans are hoping for a magical revival of its glorious past.

Verizon Buys Yahoo, Puts It In Competition With Facebook, Microsoft And Google: Analyst

Yahoo, that has been restructuring its business for year now, finally sold out to Verizon. Verizon sealed the deal for $4.83 billion, all in cash. This acquisition gives Verizon access to Yahoo’s advertising technology tools such as BrightRoll and Flurry, assets such as Search, Mail, Messenger as well as real estate, among others. The deal is expected to close in Q1 2017.

Verizon Acquires Yahoo, Aspires To Compete With Google & Facebook

On 25 July 2016, Verizon Communications confirmed its plans of acquiring Yahoo’s operating business for USD 4.83 billion.

The sale includes Yahoo’s content offerings in News, Sports, Finance, Yahoo Mail, Brightroll (programmatic advertising technology), Flurry (mobile application analytics solution) and Gemini (search and native advertising solution) among others.

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Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn

Microsoft on Monday announced a $26.2 billion deal to acquire professional networking platform LinkedIn for $196 per share. The market gave a mixed reaction to the announcement. While shares of LinkedIn surged 47 percent to near $193, Microsoft’s stock was down 3.2 percent.

Will LinkedIn be another failed acquisition for Microsoft?

In its 41 years history, Microsoft has acquired several companies but the biggest success was none other than Hotmail, which was bought from Sabeer Bhatia for $500 million in 1997. However, a repeat of Hotmail is something that Microsoft hasn’t been able to achieve in the last 19 years despite making several deals worth over a billion dollar each.

What Does Microsoft Stand to Gain From its $26.2 Billion Acquisition of LinkedIn?

Microsoft announced today that it bought LinkedIn in a $26.2 billion deal, the tech giant’s largest acquisition in its 41-year history by a wide margin. So what value does Microsoft see in the professional social networking site?

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Users will get to organise their information better

The acquisition of LinkedIn by Microsoft will help the duo assist client companies, and even individuals in the personal lives, to organise information and orchestrate their functions better.

Microsoft To Acquire LinkedIn For $26.2 Bn

Microsoft Corp has agreed to acquire LinkedIn Corp for $26.2 billion in a deal that will combine the world’s biggest software maker with the largest global online network of professionals.

Microsoft looking for new source of revenue

By acquiring LinkedIn, Microsoft is looking at further strengthening its business from corporates in India and social networking play, an area in which it lags behind Facebook. Analysts feel that Microsoft’s Productivity and Business Processes as one of the three segments that could get a shot in the arm with the LinkedIn buy.

LinkedIn sets sights on Indian start-ups

US-based social networking company LinkedIn is looking at buying Indian start-ups, has tweaked its India portal and with its new 800 seater office in Bengaluru, as it seeks to build on its India presence. India is currently the second biggest market for LinkedIn globally, with a user-base of 35 million. “This country is of great strategic importance and we are open for acquisitions that are strategic fits,” said Allen Blue, Co-founder, LinkedIn, a company which he co-founded with Reid Hoffman in 2002.

Is Microsoft truly changing under Satya Nadella?

Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp, is landing in the country on Monday at a time when his company is “streamlining” its troubled global smartphone hardware business even as the growth of India’s smartphone business is accelerating.

Developing mobile-first for a better customer experience

The new paradigm of user and customer experiences is to look at the simplest, smallest, and lowest powered platforms first, and those who are doing so are reaping the benefits of expanded markets and simpler tools.

MobileFirst is a customer interaction methodology and a development and software paradigm all at once. It’s both an overarching business strategy and a set of very different principles from one industry and company to the next. And as an SMB, it might be the best chance you have to compete on a wide stage.

Renewable Energy: It’s Not Just About Cost Savings

With enhanced technological advances and constantly depleting natural resources, there is an increasing need for companies to factor in alternative energy resources while not just devising new industry solutions, but also in planning organization’s sustainable future. Enterprises are now seeing the need to reduce carbon footprint and cut down energy costs to improve productivity and efficiency, but beyond that, it is essential for them to explore the opportunities in implementing renewable energy solutions.

India/Amazon si Google in India

Giganții de pe Internet Google și Amazon și-a exprimat interesul de a organiza centre de afaceri în India, motivați de creșterea masivă a numărului de useri de internet din India. Ambele companii plănuiesc să angajeze mii de indieni în următorii ani și să seteze un trend pe care alte companii de internet din SUA să le poată urma. 

Google Inc and Amazon.com, Inc. Expand In India

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)(NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) are scaling up their operations in India to take advantage of the available opportunities. For this, both  companies chose Hyderabad, a city in the Southern part of India, to expand their presence. The government is encouraging digital communications and leading the way  moving towards it. The economy also provides sufficient room for the two companies to grow.

Google And Amazon Chalk Out Big Plans For India

Google revealed about building its largest campus in Hyderabad instead of U.S. the search giant’s largest site would spread on an area of 2m square feet and expects to accommodate 13,000 workers. This centre in India is estimated to be complete by 2019, reports Business Insider.

Google and Amazon betting big on India – Indian Retailer

Online retailer Amazon and Global search engine Google are betting big on the Indian online market.Besides, they are interested in setting up their centers in India, which has a unique market with internet user growth. The companies will generate more employment and change the course for the internet multinationals in the country.

Google and Amazon have big plans for India – Business Insider

Search engine Google and online retailer Amazon are interested in setting up their centers in India, which has a unique market with internet user growth. The companies will generate more employment and change the course for the internet multinationals in the country.

Internet MNCs like Google, Amazon up the game in India – ET Retail

Last fortnight, Google announced the setting up of its largest campus outside the US, in Hyderabad. The 2m square feet facility, the first companyowned premises by the search giant in Asia, is expected to house 13,000 employees when it’s ready in 2019.

Internet companies like Google, Amazon up the game in India – ET Telecom

Last fortnight, Google announced the setting up of its largest campus outside the US, in Hyderabad. The 2m square feet facility, the first companyowned premises by the search giant in Asia, is expected to house 13,000 employees when it’s ready in 2019.

Internet MNCs like Google, Amazon up the game in India – Economic Times

Last fortnight, Google announced the setting up of its largest campus outside the US, in Hyderabad. The 2m square feet facility, the first companyowned premises by the search giant in Asia, is expected to house 13,000 employees when it’s ready in 2019.

With one login, Snapdeal wants to do a Facebook

Snapdeal is seeking to emulate social media giant Facebook in the commercial media space as it looks to expand its footprint. Kunal Bahl, CEO & co-founder, Snapdeal, is creating a clan of apps, just the way Facebook did with FB, Whatsapp, Instagram and Messenger. “Facebook had become a monolithic platform; now, they have a bunch of popular apps,” said Bahl.

NetNeutrality: Will Telcos Thrive On Ambiguity?

There have been raging debates on net neutrality in recent weeks from Airtel’s Zero to Facebook’s Internet.org and anything that’s coming on the way to block the Web. Those debating are either ‘for’ or ‘against’ the topic. However, Net neutrality is not as simple as that, believe experts. There needs to be greater clarity in the process.

Building Energy Efficient Data Centers

As IT heads reel under pressure to cut operational costs and scale up the IT infrastructure to meet the growing business requirements, the demand for energy efficient data center technologies is picking up.  

NetNeutrality: Of The People, By The People, For The People!

By the time of writing this article, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai)’s inbox might have already got choked with over 1.5 lakh emails as internet users from all sections of the society asking the regulator to save their ‘net neutrality’ right. It would not be imprudent at this point of time to compare net neutrality with netizens’ right of accessing free internet. The spirit of democracy can be seen with Trai receiving nearly 10 emails a minute on net neutrality.

Product e-Commerce Sector To Grow Ten-fold By 2020

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Next Level Is Banking By Video-Conferencing

Visiting your neighbourhood bank branch may soon be a thing of the past. With technology advancement taking place in leaps and bounds, banks are now following customers away from the 9 to 5 shift.

Yu Vs Everyone Else

On the afternoon of January 13, YU Televentures began selling its first smartphone – Yureka – on online retailer Amazon’s India site. The phone was showcased almost three weeks earlier, and the Micromax unit had been heavily advertising the device. It had received 300,000 registrations for the 10,000 handsets on offer. The sale got over in three seconds and the site crashed due to heavy traffic.

Twitter’s acquisition of ZipDial: Good times are ahead for Indian startups

How cool is it to take the indigenous idea of a small, humble, cost effective and convenient missed call, turn it into a business and make a hefty profit out of it. And then get snapped up by one of the biggest social networking sites around.

This is exactly what ZipDial achieved. Coming into prominence with its implementation of missed calls for user verification, alerts and other uses, Bangalore-based mobile and analytics company ZipDial has engaged nearly 60 million users with hundreds of marketer clients. Enough for Twitter to sit up and take notice and seal a deal pegged at $30 to $40 million.

Desi startups : dont Look now, but global biggies are checking you out

How cool is it to take the indigenous idea of a small, humble, cost effective and convenient missed call, turn it into a business and make a hefty profit out of it. And all this while being snapped up by one of the biggest social networking sites. This is exactly what ZipDial achieved today.

Desi startups: Don’t look now, but global biggies are checking you out

How cool is it to take the indigenous idea of a small, humble, cost effective and convenient missed call, turn it into a business and make a hefty profit out of it. And all this while being snapped up by one of the biggest social networking sites. This is exactly what ZipDial achieved today.

Coming into prominence with its implementation of missed calls for user verification, alerts and other use cases, Bangalore-based mobile and analytics company ZipDial has engaged nearly 60 million users with hundreds of marketer clients. Enough for Twitter to sit up and take notice and seal the deal pegged at $30 to $40 million.

Mobile payments: Trends in 2015

Experts are predicting that more and more consumers will take to mobile banking as the under-banked look for a better online shopping experience

Directi launches voice app Ringo, allows to make overseas calls without internet

Directi has launched an app, Ringo, which allows users to make overseas calls without the Internet, Wi-Fi or carrier minutes at rates that it claims are about 70% lower than those offered by mobile phone companies and credit based calls over Skype or Viber.