DataWind Captures 37% Of Tablet Sales In India During Q2 2016

Tablet player DataWind has maintained its leadership position for the third consecutive year. According to CMR’s India Tablet PC Market Review, DataWind sold 37.2 percent of the approximately 950,000 tablets in India, during the three months ended June 30, 2016. The overall tablet market grew 5 percent compared to the first quarter of 2016, the research stated. DataWind’s share of 37.2 percent is up from 34.2 percent in Q1 2016 and 20.7 percent in Q4 2015. DataWind’s market share is now almost double than that of Samsung’s, which sold to...

PC Shipments In India Decline 2.2% In Q2 2016, HP Leads: IDC

PC shipments in India declined 2.2 per cent to 2.14 million units in the April-June quarter this year, research firm IDC said. The sales stood at 2.19 million units in the second quarter of last year. However, on a sequential basis, the shipments grew 7.2 per cent over the January-March quarter this year. “Consumer spending throughout the quarter remained lukewarm. However, owing to seasonality, the quarter ended up with a positive momentum,” PTI report published in NDTV quoted IDC India Senior Market Analyst Client Devices Manish Yadav as saying. The Indian PC...

Gionee To Invest INR 500 Crore For Its Manufacturing Unit In India

Gionee has taken a step further for consolidating its presence in the Indian market by soon setting up a manufacturing plant in the country, which the company feels, should be operational in 2 years’ time. This manufacturing unit is meant to serve the African and South-East Asian markets as well, other than the expanding Indian market. Investment into this North-India based manufacturing unit is stated to be about INR 500 crore, and Gionee also reveals that INR 400 crore are being pumped in for marketing and branding activities, half of...

Alibaba Aims To Firm Up Its India Entry With Shopclues Deal

Chinese E Commerce giant Alibaba is reportedly planning to acquire online marketplace The move is considered to be an attempt to overtake the established OLS players in the country such as Amazon and Flipkart. According to the TOIreport, Alibaba wants to merge the marketplace of Paytm, in which it has a stake, with the much bigger rival ShopClues. According to the report, the Gurgaon-based ShopClues numbers GIC of Singapore, Tiger Global, Nexus Venture Partners and Helion among its investors and has raised about $250 million till date. ShopClues is positioned...

Creative Peripherals Inks Deal With Philips Signage Solution

Philips, a visually stunning and technologically advanced digital signage solutions (DSS) provider, today inked National Distribution deal with Creative Peripherals (CPDPL). CPDPL will be exclusively distributing Philips DSS in India. “With Creative peripherals as our distributor, we will increase our presence in the IT channel as well as in retail & corporate partners.” said Uday Pratap, Business Head at Philips Signage Display Solutions. He added, “Our goal is to continuously improve our customer experience in every aspect. Expanding our network of sales, personal support and being in proximity to our...

Digital Guardian Forays Into India, Opens Center In Hyderabad

Digital Guardian, a Massachusetts (US) headquartered data protection platform has announced the launch of its operations in Hyderabad. The center here, which is Digital Guardian’s first in India and 7th globally, would be an integral part of the company’s global development centers and would focus on enhancing existing products, it said in a statement. As an extension arm to the core engineering department, the India center would focus on enterprise product development, along with software-security and systems-management innovation. “Overall, the India center will be a driver for revenue while providing a...

Stratasys Appoints CoreEL Technologies As Channel Partner In India

Stratasys India, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. , the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, has announced the appointment of CoreEL Technologies (I) Pvt. Ltd. (CoreEL) as authorized channel partner to expand its market outreach in India. CoreEL extends Stratasys’ well-established partner network to offer professional 3D printing solutions, additive manufacturing application consultations and customer services to support local organizations throughout their design and manufacturing workflows. Founded in 1999, Bangalore-based CoreEL is a leading developer and full-service provider of advanced electronic system level products and solutions for aerospace and...

Govt Mulls To Liberalize E Commerce Policy; OLS To Gain

The Government is reportedly contemplating to give an ease to E Commerce players by liberalizing the E Commerce policy. The move is aimed at giving a boost to the sector. The government is looking for a possible rethink of online marketplace rules that were issued in March. If the government adopts amendments in the policy that are favorable to OLS, it could provide a boost for E Commerce leaders Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal and other small online marketplaces. According to the ET report, a high-level committee has been set up under Niti...

LinkedIn Crosses 100 Mn Member Mark In APAC, 37 Mn In India

Popular professional networking website LinkedIn on Wednesday announced that it has crossed the 100-million member mark in the Asia-Pacific region (APAC), and with 37 million members, India is its largest market in the region. Globally, India retains its spot as the second largest market after the US, a company statementsaid. LinkedIn has doubled its member base in the region from 50 million to 100 million in just two years. The region now represents 22 percent of LinkedIn’s global member base of over 450 million. “At this scale, LinkedIn is in an...
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