Amazon debuts ‘Junglee’ ecommerce site in India

Amazon has launched an ecommerce site in India, marking the entry of one of the world’s largest online retailers into the $550 billion retail market. The website, called Junglee.com, will offer more than 12 million products and more than 14,000 Indian and global...

China reaching 1 billion mobile connections: Smartphone use soars

China is closing in on the 1 billion mobile connections mark, which it will likely surpass before the end of March, according to new research. The findings, from Wireless Intelligence report, indicates that China is poised to grow further as its huge population is now...

India demands Facebook and Google to censor content

India has demanded that Internet sites like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google to screen and remove offensive content about religious figures and political leaders as soon as they learn about it. The government has asked the sites to remove material that might...

$40 Akash tablet gets commercial launch in India

Akash, the low cost Indian tablet is set for a commercial launch, following its Government-subsidised launch in October. Though the base version was made for students, a commercial variant will also be made available by end of November. The Aakash will have a shelf...

India reaches 900 million phone connections

Mobile use in India is booming, as it becomes the second largest mobile market in the world. Indian mobile phone operators added a net 7.34 million mobile subscribers in August, or a 0.86% growth over the previous month, taking the total connections in the...

WPP buys stake in Chinese digital ad firm

Global marketing giant WPP has taken a minority stake in Leading Smart Holdings, the British Virgin Islands-based parent company of Moment Systems, a digital advertising measurement firm in China. The move marks WPP’s second investment in a Chinese digital firm this...

World’s cheapest tablet: India debuts £40 tablet for students

India has launched what it says is the world’s cheapest touch-screen tablet computer, priced at just 3,000 rupees (approx £40). Aimed at the country’s student population, the subsidised Aakash (meaning sky) supports web browsing and video conferencing, has...

Infographic: Social media in India

Social media is booming in India, with Facebook and Yahoo leading the way, according to new data. The study, from Burson – Marsteller, indicates that Facebook and Yahoo are the top two sites in India with nearly 52% reach. The findings indicate that social media is...