The Rise of Pinduoduo: The New E-Commerce Challenger in China

It came as a surprise when Pinduoduo, a four-year-old e-commerce platform, started to challenge the duopoly of JD.com and Alibaba in China. Founded…

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Why Both Apple and Amazon Win in Newest Deal

Apple has made a deal with Amazon to sell Apple’s range of products including the new iPhone XR, iPhone XS / XS Max, Apple Watch Series 4, and iPad…

Smart Speakers from Amazon, Baidu, Xiaomi

A New Leap Forward for China’s Smart Speaker Market

Ever since the launch of Amazon Echo in 2014, smart speakers have become an increasingly popular device among consumers. With AI and voice…

WWDC 2017 : Powerful New Hardware, Augmented Reality and Machine Learning

Apple's annual WWDC 2017 kicked off today in San Jose, California. Apple’s annual WWDC 2017 conference was centred on getting its legions of…

Amazon Echo Look: playing a longer game

Amazon is introducing a new variant of the Echo voice assistant, Echo Look. It is currently available only by invitation at a cost of $199. It is…

Amazon & Social ‘e’nfluence

The ecommerce battles are rising with Amazon being at the forefront of the landscape but many regional competitors  (Flipkart in India, Lazada in…

In-Car Advertisement: Changing Landscape

The opportunity and the opportunist Ride hailing services like Uber, Lyft and Didi Chuxing are changing the commuting landscape. An average American…

Alibaba: Strong became Stronger

Alibaba posted strong quarterly results(Q3 2015) with 28% annual growth to reach 713 Bn yuan in GMV. Despite the chinese economic slow down, Alibaba…

Is China’s economic slowdown Affecting Alibaba?

China’s economic growth is marginally slowing down, as per China’s National Bureau of Statistic accumulated GDP growth slowed down 9.4% growth rate…

“Monthly Active User” Metric is Dead

Change is the Only Constant Social Media companies are mutating where their business models are rapidly changing from platform driven to ecosystem…

Time to go Vertical? Alibaba Vs Amazon

Alibaba is continuously growing at a significant pace; over 45% YoY for last several quarters. Mobile Monthly Active Users (MAUs) is growing faster…

Big Trend: Messaging Apps Becoming Ecosystems : Line, WeChat & Others

We have written previously and predicted on how the messaging apps are revolutionizing the tech industry. i.e. How Wechat has transformed into a huge…

Tweet, Tweet, Buy, Retweet, Buy, Tweet !! Welcome to Twitter Commerce

The world is going mobile thus use-cases are going mobile thus social behavior is going mobile thus advertising is going mobile and so is commerce is…

WeChat Is Leapfrogging Amazon With A Richer Mobile-Social-Commerce Strategy

We are in a mobile personal computing era living in a mobile-centric real-time social way. Consumers are moving quickly from fixed, shared computers…