Gaming was the fastest-growing segment with a rapid increase in consumption translating partially into monetization, although from a lower revenue base
India was one of the biggest markets for PUBG with the game earning Rs 22,500 crore from the Indian market till July 2020
Neural TTS is a part of the Azure Cognitive Services and converts text to lifelike speech for a more natural interface
In addition to helping users identify open calls for entry-level roles, the Kormo Jobs app is also designed to help them learn new skills, and easily create a CV.
After about a decade since online food ordering through aggregators began in India, the space today is at an interesting juncture.
The Bloomberg Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world’s richest people
India has the highest FinTech adoption rate globally of 87% which is significantly higher than the global average rate of 64%
The Delhi government launched electric vehicle policy in an effort to promote EVs in the national capital and reduce air pollution.
The number of internet users in India increased by 128 million (+23%) between 2019 and 2020
• In FY20, Indian IT-BPM industry generated $191bn revenue (75% from export) and employed >4.3mn people • Indian IT industry provides IT services, Engineering R&D, Products and Business Process Management services • Geography-wise, the USA contributes around 2/3 of India’s IT revenue followed by Europe • Indian IT industry, which flourished during Y2K crisis, has… Continue reading Bird’s eye view of the Indian IT industry
Key highlights of ‘RIDING THE STORM- Towards the Giant India SaaS Opportunity | July 2020’ by Nasscom: Indian SaaS Revenues at $3.5 Billion in FY2020, growing at 30% with global sales accounting for 75% of revenues Chennai has emerged as the “SaaS capital” (generating $1+ billion in revenue) due to the presence of leading SaaS… Continue reading Towards the Giant India SaaS Opportunity
The Department of Pharmaceuticals launched a ‘Production Linked Incentive Scheme’ on 21st July 2020, to address the constraints in the manufacturing of medical devices in India.
• On average, global internet users spent 2 hours and 23 minutes on social media sites everyday • Emerging markets spend the most time on social networks, perhaps due to younger demographics • With a comparatively older population, the Japanese spend less than an hour staying connected digitally
• The world’s largest digital literacy program, PMG Disha, has already trained around 3 crore candidates. • JAM (JanDhan, Aadhaar and Mobile) trinity facilitated the direct benefit transfers worth more than ₹11 lakh crores, directly into the bank account of beneficiaries. • MyGov, with 1crore+ users ensured active participation of people. • Formulation of 796… Continue reading 5 years of Digital India
• Instagram Reels is currently being tested in India that lets users record 15-second videos with music and audio clips. • Facebook had recently shut down its TikTok clone app Lasso and was concentrating on ‘Reels’. • Facebook recently partnered with Indian music label Saregama to give access to music library for Instagram music. Source:… Continue reading Instagram Reels in India
Key highlights of Contribution of Smartphones to Digital Governance in India by ICEA and KPMG (July 2020): • India is expected to get 829 million smartphone users by 2022. • India is the fastest growing app market in the world; the top country in terms of app downloads as of 2019. • Data usage has… Continue reading Contribution of Smartphones to Digital Governance in India
Key announcements at Reliance India’s 2020 AGM include: • Jio5G: India’s first 5G network• Google’s investment for 7.7% stake in Jio• Google-Jio to develop an Android-based platform for an affordable 5G phone• JioMeet to expand into edutech and healthtech• Expansion of JioMart with WhatsApp as a platform• JioGlass: Affordable MR headset for commercial applications Source:… Continue reading Reliance India’s 2020 AGM
• A visitor spends less than 9 minutes per visit on an e-retail platform. • 1 in 2 visitors browse the image gallery and only 1 in 15 click the detailed product description. • Google India saw 270% year on year growth in voice search. • 500M Indian language internet users expected by 2021 (vs.… Continue reading Key highlights of the report on ‘How India Shops Online’
Private investors had funded at least 52 quantum-technology companies globally since 2012, many of them are from university departments.
The heart of EdTech surge is the US, with 43% of the world’s EdTech enterprises having their headquarters located in the USA. India has the second-highest number of EdTech startups, with 10% being located in the country. Brazil (9%), the UK (8%), and China (3%) all make it into the top 5 countries leading the way in EdTech.
In India, 10 Million new internet users were added every
month in the year 2018. It was also found that 90% of the
new internet users preferred regional language.
By the year 2023, it is estimated that MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) digital lending may increase 10-15 times to arrive at INR 6-7 Lakh Crore ($80-100 billion) worth of annual disbursements, creating a window for traditional lenders to go digital. With the growth of API based data distribution patterns and the technical know-how… Continue reading Digital Lending: A $1 Trillion opportunity for India
The government of India has proved to be a catalyst in the growth of the digital payments ecosystem in the form of modernization of payment infrastructure, digital literacy and offering ease of setting up a business. The government pushed a surge of digital inclusion in the country with subsidies, programs and incentives including: BHIM cashback… Continue reading Growth of Digital Payments and the emergence of FinTech in India
Introduced in the Finance Act 2016, an “equalisation levy” at the rate of 6% (on the nonresident companies indulged in the digital advertisement space) sought to address the tax-related challenges by the growing digitization of the Indian economy. Effective from 1 April 2020, the scope has been widened to cover the levy of 2% on… Continue reading Digital Tax in India: 2% Equalisation levy
Public health infrastructure:Kerala has at least two primary health centers for every three villages, which is one every 3.95 kilometers against the national average of 7.3km. Efficient contact tracing:Through contact tracing, the team was able to track nearly 98% of all primary and secondary contacts, as reported for one district. Early calamity declaration:Kerala government declared… Continue reading How Kerala flattened the covid curve?
Interventions by the Indian government in the following subjects may help benefit the business amid Coronavirus:
Y Combinator is typically a 2-3 month programme where startup founders get to interact with industry experts as well as other founders and investors while building their business.
It can be noticed in various projects that ‘data analytics’ is often presented as just the ‘visualization of data’ with no or less ‘data science’ being involved in the analysis of data, to draw conclusions. Currently, data is not helping in making rigid future predictions but only displaying current progress.
Key points from the talk by Sir Howard Davies (Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland and the former Director of London School of Economics): ⁃ More cash has gone into shadow banking which is less regulated and transparent. ⁃ Big tech (like Google) is keen on fintech. The question is whether fintechs can get… Continue reading 10th India Investment Conference by CFA Society India.
MediaNama’s Discussion on India’s Data Protection Law; Jan 9, 2020, Delhi
It all started with social media giant Facebook investing an undisclosed amount in Meesho in June. Meesho is a marketplace for resellers and connects them with customers via social media channels like WhatsApp and Facebook. With this investment in Meesho, we want to fuel a business model that can result in rapid job creation and… Continue reading $70B Social Commerce opportunity for India
Focused on Deep tech and the associated use-cases. India can utilize massive data since the associated demographics is supportive. India needs to create data sets, in healthcare, education as it’s the key to creating innovative solutions. 10,000 startups which Meity envisages to create would be easy to create if the government provided the datasets through which startups can be built.
Dark Kitchens / Ghost Kitchens / Cloud Kitchens / Virtual Kitchens are fully equipped kitchens that you can find in most of the restaurants but they don’t have dine-in or takeaway, they run solely for the online delivery services.