Is it time for Indian startups to start taking manufacturing seriously?

For-Kotak-Startup-Manufacturing-Story_ThinkstockPhotos-471824724In the coming years, there are a few surefire industries in which Indian startups are going to be concentrated. There has been much publicity about the startup boom in sectors such as e-commerce, finance, food, entertainment, pharma, education, software, and travel. However, one area which startups are currently under-emphasising is the manufacturing industry. Manufacturing is […]

Read more

India’s internet speed is among the lowest: Akamai report

Rocket_internetIndia’s average internet speed rose in the third quarter of 2016 but remained the lowest in Asia-Pacific, global internet content delivery network Akamai Technologies said in a report. Globally, India ranks 105 in terms of average internet speed. The average internet speed for India stood at 4.1 Mbps in Q3 2016, the lowest among the […]

Read more

GoDaddy launches WordPress-powered websites for small business owners in India

GoDaddyUS-based GoDaddy Inc., an internet domain registrar and web hosting solutions provider, has announced the launch of WordPress websites for the Indian market. The solution features WordPress Quick Start Wizard that simplifies the website creation process to help people get started quickly to build their website, according to a media statement. WordPress websites will enable […]

Read more

YouTube users can now watch more Indian language content

youtube-shah-junaid_feThe world’s largest video platform YouTube will provide more content in local Indian languages. Based on users’ history, YouTube will automatically identify the preferred language and suggest more content on the homepage of users, it said in a statement. Starting on Thursday, YouTube will show more content in Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil […]

Read more

Sequoia Capital wants to be first institutional investor in startups, says MD Mohit Bhatnagar

Mohit BhatnagarGoing back to its global business philosophy of being an early stage investor in fledgling companies, Sequoia Capital in India has decided to primarily make early stage, seed and series A investments going forward even as it remains open to writing “large cheques” for companies needing growth capital. “Sequoia wants to be the first institutional […]

Read more