PVR And Inox Express Concern Over JioGigaFiber’s Plans To Let Users Watch Movies On Their Release Day

PVR And Inox Express Concern Over JioGigaFiber’s Plans To Let Users Watch Movies On Their Release Day

It had been widely expected that Reliance JioGigaFiber would disrupt two industries — by offering both high speed internet and OTT television, it would quickly take over market share in the broadband and DTH space. But after the announcements at Reliance’s Annual General Meeting yesterday, it appears as though JioGigaFiber will also disrupt a whole new business — multiplex theatres. Two of India’s largest multiplexes, PVR and INOX, have expressed concerns around JioGigaFiber’s First Day First…

JioGigaFiber Plans To Start At Rs. 700, Users To Get A Free 4K TV With The Annual Plan

JioGigaFiber Plans To Start At Rs. 700, Users To Get A Free 4K TV With The Annual Plan

After nearly a year of speculation, Reliance has given a glimpse of what its fiber-broadband JioGigaFiber plans will look like. Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani today announced details around the JioGigaFiber offerings at the company’s annual general meeting. True to form, Reliance appears to be competitively pricing its fiber internet service in a bid to quickly acquire new customers. Reliance JioGigaFiber will be officially launched on 5th September. The cheapest plans for JioGigaFiber will start at Rs. 700 a…

Zomato’s Hindu And Muslim Delivery Partners To Go On Strike From Monday Over Delivering Beef And Pork

Zomato’s Hindu And Muslim Delivery Partners To Go On Strike From Monday Over Delivering Beef And Pork

“Food has no religion. It is a religion,” Zomato had nobly told the world two weeks ago. Turns out it might need to convince its own delivery partners for starters. Zomato’s Hindu and Muslim delivery partners are going on strike on Monday over being made to deliver beef and pork, which they claim hurts their religious sentiments. The delivery partners  have refused to deliver beef or pork during the festive celebrations of Bakrid or Eid al-Adha…

Cure.fit Says It’ll Open Fitness Centers In Kashmir After Scrapping Of Article 370

Cure.fit Says It’ll Open Fitness Centers In Kashmir After Scrapping Of Article 370

Trust startups to be the first ones to grab on to an opportunity. As the Indian government scrapped articles 370 and 35A, three-year-old fitness startup Cure.fit has become the first private company to publicly declare that it will expand into Kashmir. “We are happy to announce our foray into the newly created union territory of Jammu & Kashmir through cult.fit fitness centres,” said Ankit Nagori, co-founder of Cure.fit. “As India’s most loved fitness brand, we want to…

Once The Leader In UPI Payments, Paytm Now Does Half As Many Transactions As Both Google Pay And PhonePe

Once The Leader In UPI Payments, Paytm Now Does Half As Many Transactions As Both Google Pay And PhonePe

Tech is a fickle beast — the disrupters of yesterday might themselves end up getting disrupted themselves.  Paytm, which had revolutionized online payments in India, has fallen a long way behind Google Pay and PhonePe in UPI payments. In July, Paytm did 133 million UPI transactions, which was less than half those done by PhonePe and Google Pay — PhonePe did 296 million transactions in the same period, while Google Pay did 300 million. In…

As JioGigaFiber Looms Large, Dish TV And Airtel TV Could Merge By The End Of The Month: Report

As JioGigaFiber Looms Large, Dish TV And Airtel TV Could Merge By The End Of The Month: Report

After upending India’s telecom industry with Jio, Reliance appears to be upending an industry that it hasn’t even formally entered — DTH broadcasting. Airtel Digital TV and Dish TV, which were previously competitors in India’s cutthroat DTH market, could be about to merge, reports ET. The two companies have reportedly reached an agreement, and a formal announcement of the merger is expected in four to six weeks. The two companies, if they do come together,…

Indians Searching For How To Buy Property In Kashmir After Article 370 Was Abrogated, Google Data Shows

Indians Searching For How To Buy Property In Kashmir After Article 370 Was Abrogated, Google Data Shows

There was a time when you had set up focus groups, conduct surveys, and interview people to figure out the pulse of the nation. Now you just see what they’re doing online. Google search data shows that Indians have been furiously looking up ways to buy property in Kashmir ever since the government abolished Articles 370 and Article 35 A. The Indian government yesterday broke up Jammu and Kashmir into two separate union territories, Jammu…

Flipkart To Launch Amazon Prime Video Competitor Before Diwali: Report

Flipkart To Launch Amazon Prime Video Competitor Before Diwali: Report

After years of speculation, Flipkart might be finally close to plugging the biggest gap in its portfolio when compared to arch-rival Amazon — video streaming. Flipkart will launch a free video streaming service before Diwali for its ‘Plus’ premium subscribers, reports Network18. Flipkart Plus is Flipkart’s own loyalty program, which it had launched on 15th August last year. “Video was missing (in Flipkart’s offerins), and we will have it soon,” a source said. “Video has its own merits…

Reliance Acquires 87% Of Fashion Commerce Startup Fynd For Rs. 295 Crore

Reliance Acquires 87% Of Fashion Commerce Startup Fynd For Rs. 295 Crore

As Reliance prepares the launch of its much awaited e-commerce venture, it’s putting in place a tech arsenal to take on the tech incumbents in the space. Reliance has acquired an 87.6 percent stake in Mumbai-based fashion commerce startup Fynd for Rs. 295 crore. Further, Reliance will have an option to further invest up to Rs. 100 crore in Fynd by December 2021. Fynd provides technology platform and solutions to merchants to manage their inventory and sales across multiple…

As Anti-Zomato Tweets Continue To Flood Twitter, Here Are 5 Ways Zomato Could’ve Better Handled Its Viral Tweet

As Anti-Zomato Tweets Continue To Flood Twitter, Here Are 5 Ways Zomato Could’ve Better Handled Its Viral Tweet

Food delivery platform Zomato finds itself in a bit of a soup. Zomato had earlier earned accolades for publicly calling out a customer who’d wanted a Hindu delivery partner because he was observing the holy month of Shrawan. “Food has no religion. It is a religion,” Zomato had tweeted, and the tweet had gone viral, with customers praising its stand. But two days on, the mood on the internet appears to have decisively shifted. #BoycottZomato…

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