Paytm balloons to super app, walks in Flipkart's footsteps

Payal Ganguly

Paytm-owner One97 Communications has launched a customer loyalty programme called Paytm First comprising offers on its own services ....

5 March, 2019

WeChat's owner Tencent expands India play with cloud entry

Shweta Sharma

Tencent Holdings, which owns China's top social media app WeChat, is all set to bring its cloud service to India, The Economic ....

3 July, 2018

Google ends Apple's 5-year reign as world's most valuable brand

Disha Sharma

Google has dethroned Apple to become the world's most valuable brand, ending the iPhone maker's five-year reign at the top. According ....

3 February, 2017

Paytm investor Alibaba's Ant Financial to buy US firm MoneyGram for $880 mn

Team TC

In step with its international ambitions, Ant Financial Services Group, the payment business arm of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba ....

27 January, 2017

Hike: Revenue Rs 42 lakh in FY16, valuation $1.4 bn

Disha Sharma

Hike Ltd, the messaging app operator that touched $1.4 billion in valuation last year, started earning revenue in 2015-16 but ....

6 January, 2017

Flashback 2016: Hike's Kavin Mittal takes the fast lane to success

Shruti Jain

For Kavin Bharti Mittal, the 29-year-old founder and chief executive of instant messaging app Hike, 2016 will go down as a milestone ....

28 December, 2016

We're going to be playing an entirely different ball game in 2017, says Hike's Kavin Bharti Mittal

Nishant Sharma

Having entered the coveted $1-billion-club of startups in India, Kavin Bharti Mittal is more confident than ever about the success ....

7 October, 2016

Gasping to stay in the game, Yahoo Messenger adds video sharing feature

Varun Arora

Yahoo! Inc. has announced a new feature that will allow users of its Messenger chat service to share videos, in the latest attempt ....

20 September, 2016

What Ola can learn from Didi Chuxing on its battle against Uber

Arti Singh

Chinese cab-hailing firm Didi Chuxing, the main local competitor for Uber Technologies Ltd in China, has just raised an incredible ....

20 June, 2016

TRAI paper on broadband next month; WhatsApp, Skype etc in queue


The telecom regulator TRAI will invite views of public on issues related to roll out of broadband in the country by end of next ....

21 August, 2014

What's up for Alibaba's mobile app strategy?


Billionaire Jack Ma's Alibaba, the dominant force in China's $1.6 trillion e-commerce market, may already have lost a battle with ....

25 February, 2014

Upsetting the app cart: Asian messaging services challenge mobile order


Asian chat services KakaoTalk, LINE and WeChat threaten to overturn the mobile order of things, usurping the role of Google Inc, ....

19 February, 2014

WeChat launches games, partners with AskMe for location-specific searches


Tencent-owned social communications app WeChat has launched 'WeChat games' with its version 5.1 release. To begin with, the company ....

17 January, 2014

Asia messaging apps seek to upend rivals with marketing might


In the battle to become the global messaging app of choice, China's WeChat and Japan-based Line have brought out some large marketing ....

23 October, 2013

For China's Xiaomi, it's what's on the inside that counts


Two years after its high-quality, budget smartphone won over millions of Chinese fans, domestic tech firm Xiaomi Tech wants to ....

16 August, 2013

Tencent planning Singapore IPO for WeChat spinoff


Chinese technology giant Tencent Holdings Ltd is planning to list its popular messaging app Weixin, or WeChat, as a spinoff company ....

13 August, 2013

China's Alibaba bans customers from using Tencent's WeChat


China's Alibaba Group, whose expected IPO could value the e-commerce company as high as $100 billion, has banned its customers ....

1 August, 2013

Chinese messaging app WeChat comes under security scanner; Intelligence Bureau suggests ban

Rashi Varshney

Chinese Internet major Tencent's messaging app Weixin, globally known as WeChat which recently launched its operations in India, ....

14 June, 2013

Dennis Hau & Rahul Razdan on WeChat's India play, product offering & monetisation plans

Sonam Gulati

Chinese internet major Tencent's messaging app Weixin, globally known as WeChat, is betting on its localised features to capture ....

27 May, 2013

WeChat will always remain free for consumer: Dennis Hau of China's internet giant Tencent

Sonam Gulati

Chinese internet major Tencent's messaging app Weixin, globally known as WeChat, is betting on its localised features to capture ....

17 May, 2013

China's Tencent messaging app may no longer be free


Users of  Tencent Holdings' hugely popular mobile chatting application may have to pay fees in future to satisfy China's three ....

1 April, 2013