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Bigbasket Says It Has Raised $300 Million in a Round Led by China’s Alibaba

HIGHLIGHTS Bigbasket has raised $300 million from China’s Alibaba It plans to focus on the 30 cities it is in, rather than adding more The company plans to hire more blue collar workers Grocery delivery company Bigbasket confirmed on Friday that it has raised $300 million (roughly Rs. 1,900 crore) in a round led by Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba. This is ... Read More »

Microsoft’s Skype removed from China’s App stores, in latest internet crackdown

Microsoft Corp’s Skype has vanished from Apple Inc and Android smartphone app stores in China, becoming the latest victim in Beijing’s sweeping internet clampdown. The internet phone and video service was no longer available on Apple’s iOS or on popular local Android stores such as Xiaomi Corp’s, though it still functioned as of Wednesday. The Ministry of Public Security notified Apple that a number of voice-over-internet-protocol apps didn’t comply with local ... Read More »

Alibaba Caught In China’s Internet Crackdown

Alibaba (BABA) has become the latest Chinese internet stock to fall foul of Beijing’s internet crackdown as regulators ordered it to fix its Taobao service, reports Bloomberg. The news that Alibaba has been caught in Beijing’s attempts to clean up the internet comes ahead of the e-commerce giant’s latest quarterly earnings due out on Thursday morning U.S. time. Barron’s emerging markets blogger ... Read More »

RCom’s Unlimit, China’s Fibocom Partner to Develop IoT Solution

Reliance Communications’ Unlimit on Wednesday announced a strategic alliance with Chinese telecom gear maker Fibocom to design and manufacture modules for wireless communications and develop Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Unlimit said the number of connected devices in India is projected to rise from 200 million today to 3 billion by 2020, and nearly every part of the economy will be positively impacted ... Read More »

Is China’s future-ready plan better?

Is China’s future-ready plan better? (Getty Images) Had the graded response action plan been in place in 2016, the city would have seen the odd-even scheme just five times over 19 days. Similarly , other “emergency” interventions, including a blanket ban on construction activities, would have scarcely been implemented.In contrast, if Beijing’s system were to be implemented in Delhi, the ... Read More »

‘Cancer Hotels’ House China’s Patient Refugees

Robert Pattinson Comes Between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt! (LiveinStyle.com by Diageo) EMAIL PRINT COMMENTS Patients and their family members stay in the ‘hotel’ while seeking medical treatments. BEIJING:  In the shadow of one of China’s top cancer hospitals in Beijing, a catacomb-like network of ramshackle brick buildings has become a home-from-home for hundreds of cancer patients and their families ... Read More »

China’s JD sells out of OnePlus 3 gadgets in below 10 minutes

while the new OnePlus three does not require an invitation to shop for, simply getting your arms on one is still intricate. considered one of China’s satisfactory–recognised outlets, JD.com, has said that it ran out ofunits in below 10 mins. the coolest news is that a new batch is arriving soon – the next day! the new OnePlus 3 units ... Read More »

Facebook’s Zuckerberg meets with China’s propaganda chief

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg held a rare meeting with China’s propaganda chief, at a time when Chinese authorities are tightening control over their cyberspace. Liu Yunshan told Zuckerberg in their meeting Saturday that he hopes Facebook can share its experience with Chinese companies to help “Internet development better benefit the people of all countries,” China’s official Xinhua News ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S7 passes through China’s 3C certification authority

Although there have already been reports that Samsung’s Galaxy S7 flagship smartphone will land in China sometime in March, we’re yet to hear any confirmation on this. Now we have some sort of unofficial data pointing that way as three variants of the device have recently cleared China Compulsory Certification (3C). The said variants carry model numbers of SM-G9308, SM-G9300, ... Read More »

China’s troubles permeate US tech earnings

China is the world’s biggest country, second-largest economy and top nation for smartphone sales. It’s also driving tech investors crazy. Economic growth is slowing faster than many experts expected. Add to that uncertainty surrounding when and to what degree the Chinese government will weaken its currency to boost exports. Just as China is becoming an increasingly crucial market for U.S. ... Read More »