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| 30 November, 2020, 04:50 AM IST | E-Paper

    Alnoor Peermohamed

    Special Correspondent, Bennett Coleman and Company Limited

    I write on the intersection of technology, e-commerce and business. Currently employed at The Economic Times as a Special Correspondent. Prior to this, I worked with the Business Standard where I lar ...

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    Meru Cabs plans to raise up to Rs 400 crore from PE fundsFlipkart and Amazon corner 88% share of festive online sales: ReportThe pandemic pushed everything online, pharmacies are now set to make the most of itDPIIT seeks consensus on the upcoming draft e-commerce policy
    Ecommerce policy: DPIIT seeks govt's views to avoid clash with other regulationsPharmEasy is buying back Esops worth $3 millionSoftBank leads MindTickle's $100 million round; valuation doubles to about $500MSoftBank, others may pump $55-$60 million into Grofers to help fight bigger rivals
    Tatas in talks to pick up majority stake in e-pharmacy firm 1mgAbout 60% of spends on etail platforms via digital modes50-60% of spends on E-commerce platforms via digital modesSwiggy expects food orders to return to pre-pandemic levels by year-end
    Small stores find selling on social media apps too good an opportunity to pass upThe future of ecommerce logistics is taking flightNow, just say what you want to shop onlineSpending has rebounded with shoppers switching to online: Flipkart CEO
    Flipkart won the first week of online sales: ReportUber to expand in India despite weak demandEtailers could rake $6.5 billion in sales this festive seasonCovid-19 can't kill zeal of Flipkart and Amazon's staff priming for big sale days
    Online brands see higher growth on own channels, apps over Flipkart, AmazonEarly Diwali as Covid-hit banks offer cracking deals on e-commerceMyntra gets $103 million from Singapore-based parentPiling inventory forces seller's hand, this sale season's discounts set to touch levels not seen in years
    Paytm, GOQii, Dream11 founders take Google billing row to MeitY virtuallyBengaluru, the home to EV startups, rolls out the red carpet for Tesla's India safariGrocery ecommerce picking up for FMCG companiesAmazon sees discretionary spending coming back for festivals
    Hundreds of Chinese investment proposals in limbo after Centre ups scrutiny on Beijing moneyServify raises $23 million financing led by Iron PillarAmazon sees discretionary spending coming back for festivalsFirst-time buyers from small towns may help etailers bag big gains this festive season
    Small sellers on e-commerce platforms face funds crunch for stocking up before festive seasonInfluencers may have to double check before pushing ads as Centre finalises guidelines for online endorsementsCab drivers run out of options to stay on road as banks starting loan recovery processElectronic gadgets, appliances for study and work from home may light up festive online sales
    Chan Zuckerberg fund backs education tech startup Eruditus; valuation doublesAlibaba has no role in Snapdeal’s governance, operations: Kunal BahlWestBridge leads $28 million Series C funding in Lead SchoolReliance retail acquires majority stake in Netmeds' parent for Rs 620 crore
    Drones to fly over 70% of country under Digital Sky watch; to give confidence to local industryClub Factory vendors ping the Reserve Bank of India over duesE-commerce industry seeks 6-7 months to comply with consumer protection rulesBig Saving Days Sale nets e-tailer Flipkart over Rs 2,600 crore in gross merchandise value
    Amazon says Prime Day sale made 209 sellers crorepatisAmazon, Flipkart pad up for T20 sale beginning tomorrow before festive testEtail user protection law will apply to online services like Ola, MMT and IndiGo alsoAmazon India to open 10 new fulfilment centres
    The big digital shift: Coaching firms get ready to take on ed-tech majors Byju’s, UnacademySellers on Amazon India to disclose 'country of origin' of products by August 10Club Factory temporarily suspends operations in India, puts seller payments on holdEcomm allowed to ship all goods during B’luru shutdown
    Just a third of small and medium businesses eye Atmanirbhar schemeElectric vehicle startups hit hardest by virus outbreakBanned Club Factory, Shein, Romwe still ‘selectively’ shipping ordersBoycott China: Display country of origin by August 1, ecommerce companies told
    Govt insurance firms, pension funds may power Fund-of-fundsFashion and apparel companies still hurtingLingering Covid fears pushing buyers onlineDPIIT to discuss ‘country of origin’ tag with etailers
    Mobility firms Ola, Zoomcar may downsize fleet as rides thin outChinese App Ban: AliExpress escapes the axeAgriculture drones cleared for night missionsVedantu eyes $100 million from Coatue at $600 million valuation
    Agriculture ministry eyes drones for night duty in locust fightE-commerce companies like Amazon, Flipkart seek time to comply with labelling rulePush for 'country of origin' tag for eGoodsSlow clearance of Chinese goods may put etailers like Amazon, Flipkart in a spot
    Zerodha’s Rs 60-65 crore Esops buyback plan values firm at $1 billionE-commerce sales volumes back at pre-Covid levelsE-comm sales volumes back at pre-Covid-19 levelsIndia's stock market most active right now since 2007: Zerodha CEO Nithin Kamath
    Domestic etailers push local brands but still depend largely on ChinaDomestic etailers steers clear of ‘boycott China’ chorus‘Bharat to haul ecomm GMV past the $100 billion mark by 2025'From locust watch to mapping, drone use takes off. Ease the limits and it will soar, says industry.
    38% startups run out of funds as bailout calls go unansweredCoronavirus lockdown hangover lingers in e-tail selectionNexus leads $3.3-m Series-A in YolobusPostman in talks to raise $150 million
    DGCA nod clears runway for the Dawn of Drone ageSocial media rhetoric against Chinese goods may be a nonstarterFlipkart elevates five senior executives as senior VPsEcommerce sites test waters with sober discounts
    Merchants, retailers and brands to revive India’s economy: AmazonMeitY fast-tracks work on ₹5K-cr fund-of-fundsOnly private labels listings back to pre-Covid days on AmazonFrom Unicorn India Ventures to GrowX Ventures, Micro VCs  fight for relevance as bigger funds dig in
    Coronavirus lockdown: Ecommerce cart in fast lane, but may lose steamBigBasket, Grofers, others may clock $3 billion salesNon-essentials may get etail off ventilatorCovid impact: 70% of startups have cash reserves to last less than 3 months
    As govt eases lockdown norms, e-commerce ready to load cart with ‘non-essentials’Startups have reasons to cheer with less punishing Companies Act
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