So When Is That Elusive Apple Store Coming To India?

India’s wait for its first Apple-owned store is not going to end soon. In June, the Narendra Modi government had paved the way for Apple to open direct stores in the country—almost a decade after iPhones first started selling here. And while Apple’s Indian fans rejoiced at the decision, it now appears that they may have celebrated too soon.

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Keynote: Who Owns Digital Transformation?

Below are excerpts of a recent Keynote by Sanchit Vir Gogia on the topic: Who Owns Digital Transformation?

Indian IT Firms Face Uphill Task For New Contracts Up For Rebid

India’s software exporters seem to be the new incumbents in the global technology outsourcing space. In the next two years, clients such as BNP Paribas, Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Citigroup and DuPont will look at their existing contracts and ask global information technology (IT) services firms to bid for them.

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Impact Of Flipkart’s Devaluation On Indian Startups: Insights By Greyhound Research On CNBC TV18

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Tweet-Up on Digital Transformation

Join Greyhound Research (@Greyhound_R) and Sanchit Vir Gogia (@s_v_g) along with other esteemed panelists for a tweet-up on #DigitalTransformation.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 7, 2016. 2:00 PM (IST) onwards

WHERE: Twitter.com or your fav Twitter app, using #DigitalTransformation

Omega Healthcare Bets On Trump Presidency To Bring Growth, Offshoring

India’s large outsourcing firms may be hesitant to give a verdict on policies of President-Elect Donald Trump when he gets into office, thanks to his anti-immigration and anti-outsourcing rhetoric that helped him win elections. But Gopi Natarajan, chief executive of Omega Healthcare is betting on Trump’s policies would increase outsourcing and offshoring to countries such as India.

SAP Launches Solution To Help Firms Make Real-Time Decisions

SAP has launched new technology solution for corporates, which gives analytical information to C-suite executives that can help make decisions in real time. Taking the help of Amazon’s Alexa, a voice service that helps humans interact with machines, the solution has been christened “Digital Boardroom”.

Demonetisation: How TCS, Which Counts RBI & Other Banks As Clients, Changed Back-End Systems Overnight

Late on the evening of November 8, 10 executives at Tata Consultancy Services got on a conference call to discuss how to ensure that their banking customers will be able to comply with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation announcement.

#ONTrigger with Rajesh Janey, Dell EMC

Catch Rajesh Janey, President and Managing Director, Dell Enterprise India, Dell EMC in an exclusive conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research on our executive dialogue series, #ONTrigger.

In this dialogue, Rajesh chats with Sanchit about the recent merger of Dell and EMC, how it will pan out globally and what can the customers expect in India.

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GreyhoundTV Teaser: Greyhound Research #ONTrigger with Rajesh Janey

Catch Rajesh Janey, President and Managing Director, Dell Enterprise India, Dell EMC in an exclusive conversation with Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research on our executive dialogue series, #ONTrigger.

Facebook Updates Its Profile Page For India

On July 12, a day after joining Facebook, Umang Bedi met Sanjiv Mehta, chairman of Hindustan Unilever (HUL). HUL is the highest spender in advertising, in India, and Facebook lives on advertising dollars. As the new managing director of the California-headquartered social networking giant’s India operations, Bedi’s meeting with Mehta wasn’t just a casual catch-up.

WhatsApp Wants To Be A Business Platform

Allowing video calls on WhatsApp, which is otherwise a simple messaging app owned by Facebook, was the last big feature launched before it starts making money.

Wyde Pitches For The Trillion-Dollar Insurance Market

While it may not be one of those typical posh offices in Manhattan’s Park Avenue, the office of Wyde.com is nonetheless upscale for a small technology business. At building No. 460, Rajesh Makhija, CEO of the $50-million software product SMB, lays out Wyde’s plans for reinventing legacy solutions for the mobile era.

Tata Elxsi Plans To Drive Growth Through Acquisitions

Engineering and industrial design services provider Tata Elxsi, a Tata Group company, plans to buy smaller companies in areas such automotive, media and healthcare, helping it grow business faster. The over Rs1,000 crore company has built capabilities to provide niche automotive design services for driver-less cars and telematics for connected cars.

Salesforce Plans To Add 5 Lakh Jobs In Four Years

With increasing digitisation in India, cloud computing technology provider Salesforce along with its partners plan to add 5 lakh jobs by 2020.

Reliance Plans To Take On India’s IT Giants With Its Software Biz Foray

Reliance Industries is gearing up to enter the software services business and plans to take on India’s IT giants, as the energy-to-telecom conglomerate taps the growing potential of the industrial internet.

It’s No Holds Barred In The Video Chat War

Last week, the world’s most used instant messaging service WhatsApp added a new feature to its already popular platform. The Facebook-owned company launched a video calling facility which allows users to see others while talking. Just a few months earlier in August, Internet giant Google launched its brand new video calling app called Duo. A month later in September, Reliance Jio went commercial with its telecom services bundling free access to its video calling application JioChat.

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Sanchit Vir Gogia on GSMA Glomo Awards 2017 Judging Panel

Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief analyst and CEO Greyhound Research is a part of the esteemed judging panel of the GSMA Glomo Awards 2017.

Infosys Invests Rs 14.5 Crore In Danish Artificial Intelligence Start-up

Bangalore-based Infosys on Friday announced that it has invested Rs 14.5 crore (DKK 14,920,000) in a Danish-based artificial intelligence start-up UNSILO. The investment is done through Infosys innovation fund.

Demonetisation: How Infoscions Are Coping With Change

When Vishal Sikka took over as the first non-founder CEO of Infosys, amongst the half-a-dozen initiatives he undertook there was one that went unnoticed. Employee identification cards were tweaked and a new technology-enabled facility was incorporated into the ‘dog tag’ — a commonly used term for employee ID cards in the technology sector. An employee in addition to getting into the company, logging into the system could also link a bank account to the card and top it up for transactions within Infosys campus.

Wipro Begins Monetising From Its Intra-preneurship Projects

India’s third largest IT firm Wipro has begun offering solutions to customers from entrepreneurial projects of its employees in segments such as corporate treasury and software defined infrastructure.

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Leading With Digital – Why This Transformation Matters For Traditional Orgs and Its CXOs

In today’s time, while leading with Digital is evident, who owns this transformation still remains a bone of contention. This journey needs to be co-owned by those who will be impacted first – the CXOs. Having said that, the starting point of this journey is an understanding of why this matters to CXOs.

How Google Changed Itself For India In A ‘Mission To Connect The World’

Alphabet Inc’s Google is ready to spend billions to get millions of Indians online– through a slew of India-specific products and initiatives – to stay relevant in the world’s fastest-growing internet economy.

Tata-Mistry Spat Unlikely To Hit TCS Operations: Analysts

The bitter boardroom battle at Tata Sons is unlikely to impact operations of the USD 100-billion conglomerate’s crown jewel TCS, but if its chief N Chandrasekaran is elevated to the top at the group level, it could be a blip on the firm’s business, say analysts.

First Casualty Of Donald Trump’s Win? eBay Sacks India Product Team

Online marketplace eBay will shut its global development centre in Bengaluru, laying off staff and taking back work to Silicon Valley on the day Donald Trump got elected as the 45th President of United States on promise of bringing back jobs home.

Should The Indian IT Sector Be Vary Of New US President-Elect Donald Trump

Republican candidate Donald Trump just two days ago during his election rally had strongly criticized technology giant IBM for laying off 500 staffs working at Minnepolis located on mid-western US state of Minnesota. During his rally, Trump also had said that if he gets elected, his government will not allow companies like IBM to move jobs outside the US and they would have to pay 35 percent tax for developing products outside the US.

SoftBank Group Writes Down $555 Million In Ola, Snapdeal Investments

Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp. has written down as much as 58.1 billion yen ($555 million) in two of its biggest investments in India, cab-hailing firm Ola (ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd) and e-commerce marketplace Snapdeal (Jasper Infotech Pvt. Ltd), the company said.

How It Made Itself Indian: The Amazing Rise Of Amazon In The Country

“This is just the beginning… we are building the most customer-centric company based on a large selection, low prices and fast delivery,” says Amit Agarwal, head of Amazon India.

Times Internet Chases $1 Bn In Revenue By 2022

Times Internet Ltd (TIL), the digital business arm of the country’s largest media company Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd (BCCL), has set an ambitious target of achieving $1 billion in revenue in five years or by March 2022. The company recently said it was on course to clock in Rs 1000 crore ($150 million) in net revenue this financial year.

Back To Basics? BlackBerry Looks At Enterprise Tie-Ups To Sell Phones

If you are not interested in a BlackBerry phone, we would not be surprised because the company has lost his recall value. Its brand recall value also took a hit when it launched the Blackberry Priv earlier this year at a very high price of Rs 62,990 before revising it later in the year.

Head Of Twitter India Quits, More Exits To Follow Him

Rishi Jaitly, Head of Twitter India, resigned and that was not surprising for most employees, who knew that the domestic market will also get effected by the micro-blogging site’s global restructuring programme, as the company failed to get new users and generate higher advertising revenue, giving way to Facebook, Google and Snapchat.

Theresa May To Skip Visit To IT firms In Bengaluru As UK Turns Protectionist

A visiting British Prime Minister is skipping a pilgrimage to local software companies in Bengaluru for the first time in over fifteen years. Instead, Theresa May has a trip to Dynamatics Technologies, an aerospace and hydraulic pumps manufacturer, which has three factories in the UK generating jobs locally.

UK New Visa Rules: Calm Down Folks, Indian IT Firms Won’t Be Affected

The recent change in UK visa rules announced today which created a panic among Indian IT professionals might not have a significant impact, according to experts in the industry.

UK Tightens Visa Rules For Techies

The UK government has decided to increase yearly salary threshold for technology professionals applying for visa by 44 per cent. Under the new visa rules announced last evening by the UK Home Office, anyone applying after November 24 under the Tier 2 intra-company transfer (ICT) category would be required to meet a higher salary threshold requirement of £30,000 from the earlier £pounds.

Ankur Warikoo Working On A New Script For Nearbuy

An old lady runs through the narrow corridors of a slum, chasing two thieves, who had apparently robbed her bag. Twenty seconds into the chase, the old lady grabs them and hits them on to the ground. The video ends with a message – “Karate classes for just Rs 149.” This was the advertisement of Groupon India, the Indian subsidiary of US-based ecommerce marketplace Groupon Inc, in 2013.

Exits Continue As Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Wants More Ad Revenue From India

The exits in Twitter’s senior management who helped build the India business over years, signal the company’s co-founder and new CEO, Jack Dorsey’s, inclination to make significant changes in the way the domestic business is handled.

Reliance Jio’s Voice Over LTE: Reality Or Myth

Reliance Jio has been pushing Voice over Long-Term Evolution (VoLTE) as a faster way of communicating and data consumption. It is right because this new network delivers content in packets rather than sending the entire file over the network. It simply means that data can be consumed faster. Now whether VoLTE is available across the country is another debate. But what is funny is that 95 percent of the country is still on prepaid plans and 75 percent (around 600 million people) are in rural regions, using 2G networks. So there is no way that VoLTE is going to be big over the next one year. However, it has the potential to be huge over the next decade, especially since smartphone penetration would have reached more than 600 million Indians.

Why TCS CEO N Chandrasekaran Is The Favourite For The Post Of Tata Sons Chairman

The search for a new chairman of Tata Sons following the ouster of Cyrus Mistry has thrown up quite a few names. The high-profile names include Indra Nooyi, the head of PepsiCo Inc, Arun Sarin, the former head of Vodafone Group, and Noel Tata, chairman of the Tata retail unit Trent.