Social E-Commerce: An Ambience for Consumers and an Engagement Engine for Brands

Social e-commerce is a term used to describe new online retail models or marketing strategies that incorporate social networks and peer to peer communication to drive sales.  Social e-commerce denotes a wide range of shopping, recommending and selling behaviors.  While shoppers indulge in smart buying, brands interact with them to give them a tailored brand experience. Types of Social e-commerce: Peer to peer sales platforms: This platform consists of community-based market places, or bazaars, Read more [...]

Scratch-free Smartphones: Longer Durability for Smartphones

It is true that the world has become smartphone-prone arena.  Progress through  Technology Research has made it possible for a majority of individuals – even from the emerging nations – to get hold of a smartphone at their preferred price points.  Then the big question arises “How long should you hold on to the smartphone before you replace or dispose it away?” Such kind of doubts is primarily raised when a consumer becomes suspicious about the software and hardware capabilities of a Read more [...]

E-commerce in India and Expected Turnover in 2014: Present Scenario in Online E-commerce Industry and The Future Ahead

With online shopping available in many cities and to some extent rural parts of India also, the e-commerce industry has been growing every year. The biggest players in the industry are Snapdeal, Myntra and Flipkart. Though the industry has become popular shopping platform for many online shoppers, it is far from making profit. Due to immense competition within the industry the companies are hardly able to reduce the losses and meet the break- even point for the business. Capital investors are falling Read more [...]

What are the Tax Benefit Options for Venture Capital Funds in India? How Venture Capitalists can Benefit from India Tax Rules?

Venture Capital firms, generally known as VCs are benefited by manner of tax exemptions.  Internationally, VC Funds are treated as pass through vehicles which helps to eliminate income tax at the pool level.  A pass through status is desirable for all funds because their IRR will be higher as the sale proceeds can be passed on to the investors without payment of any taxes.  The final recipient needs to pay income tax and the intermediary body is exempted.  This is to avoid double taxation of Read more [...]

E-commerce Industry: Current Online Retail & E-Commerce Market Scenario in India

There is lack of proper clarity in the Government FDI policy and this has delayed the entry of the retail giants like Wal-Mart, Ikea, Tesco in India. As a result the existing domestic retail players in the country are only competing with each other.  This retail competition has taken a whole new shape for the last few years. The new competition is about capturing the online retail space in the country as much as possible. This is because the increasing dependency on computers of the Indian middle Read more [...]

Beyond Google Glass: The Next Potential Innovation in the Wearable Device Space

While watching Star Wars, Minority Report and the Real Steel movies people wondered whether we can actually have those futuristic transparent digital screens in real life. It seems that the scientific community has finally found a reason to introduce such products to the common man. We are talking about gesture based virtual reality environment wherein a user can interact with a digital system through innovative ways. In this context, technology geeks are already familiar with Google Glass and other Read more [...]