Platform News: Amazon

How Amazon’s battle with Reliance for India retail supremacy became a legal jungle

For more than a year, and India’s Future Group have been locked in a complex legal stand-off that has stalled Future’s $3.4 billion sale of assets to the US ...

Indian FinTech Paytm

Paytm eyes an IPO by end of October, hopes to break even in 18 months

Indian digital payments firm Paytm expects to launch its IPO at around the end of October, pending regulatory approvals, a source familiar with the matter have said.

Jio Platforms

Google expands Jio partnership with Indian smartphone, cloud tie-ups

Google deepened its partnership with Reliance Jio with an “ultra-affordable” smartphone which could connect hundreds of millions of customers to high-speed mobile data ...


Flipkart in early talks for US listing via SPAC deal

India’s Flipkart is exploring going public in the United States through a deal with a blank-check firm, although a traditional stock market listing is much more likely, peopl...


Reliance Jio splashes out $8 billion in Indian airwaves auction

Reliance Jio Infocomm, the telecoms company backed by Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani and platform giants Facebook and Google, won airwaves worth about $8 billion in a $10.6 billi...

Platform News: Facebook and WhatsApp messaging service

Reliance to embed e-commerce app into WhatsApp within six months: Mint

Reliance Industries plans to market its e commerce app JioMart into WhatsApp within six months, financial website Mint has reported, as the Indian conglomerate looks to ramp up its...

Indian Retail

Bezos and Ambani gun for India retail supremacy

Jeff Bezos and Mukesh Ambani, two of the world’s richest men, face a turning point in a struggle for pre-eminence in India’s flourishing, nearly trillion-dollar retail ...

Platform News: UK Parliament, Technology and Policy

London Stock Exchange in talks with Indian tech firms to list overseas

The London Stock Exchange is in discussions with several Indian technology companies for their overseas stock listings, a senior executive for the British exchange told journalists...

Platform Industry: Hackers and cyber security

Hacker group is running rampant across the Middle East

Saudi diplomats, Sikh separatists and Indian company executives are among those targeted by a group of hired hackers, according to research published by BlackBerry Corp.

Platform Industry: Amazon branding on screen

Amazon sends legal notice to Future Group over Reliance deal has said it has sent a legal notice to a promoter of Future Group, alleging the Indian merchant breached the provisions of its contract by signing a deal with Reliance I...


Google backs Reliance’s Jio Platforms with $4.5 billion India investment

Google will buy a 7.7% stake for $4.5 billion in Jio Platforms, taking a seat on its board alongside another big name backer Facebook to help the digital arm of Reliance Industries...

Platform Industry: Netflix streaming service

Netflix said to be in talks to source Indian content from Viacom18

Video streaming titan Netflix is in talks with Viacom18, part of the Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries’ media unit Network18, about a multi-year partnership to source c...


Mubadala in talks on $1 billion stake in Reliance’s Jio Platforms

The Abu Dhabi state fund Mubadala is in talks with Reliance Industries about investing around $1 billion in the Indian conglomerate’s Jio platforms, numerous sources have tol...


Reliance in $870 million General Atlantic deal as Jio Platforms funding tops $8 billion

Reliance Industries have announced US fund General Atlantic will invest 65.98 billion rupees (approximately $870 million) in Jio Platforms, a fourth deal that takes investment in i...

Jio Platforms

Saudi and US-based businesses eye stake in Reliance’s Jio – Bloomberg

More are eyeing a share of Reliance Industries Ltd’s $65-billion digital unit Jio Platforms, according to Bloomberg News, setting them up to be a part of a growing list of or...

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