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Indiamart becomes India’s Largest B2B Marketplace, Registered 100 Million Users
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Indiamart becomes India’s Largest B2B Marketplace, Registered 100 Million Users

Leading B2B marketplace IndiaMART has seen a 10-fold increase in its user base over the past six years to achieve 100 million registered users on the platform. "We have aimed at making IndiaMART a one-stop-shop for all the business needs and have strived for curating a platform that is simple and convenient for millions of MSMEs in India," said Chief Operating Officer Dinesh Gulati. Nearly 36 per cent of the traffic on IndiaMART comes from metro cities and the remaining 64 per cent from tier one, tier two and smaller towns. "We have tried to show the masses the digital way of doing business. Going forward, we will keep investing in our platform with the use of voice, vernacular, artificial intelligence and machine learning that will further ease out doing business in India," said...
WhatsApp Now Has 2 billion Users
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WhatsApp Now Has 2 billion Users

The Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp now has more than two billion users around the world. WhatsApp, acquired by Facebook in 2014, has grown into one of the most-used services in the Facebook "family" of apps, offering free messaging along with voice and video calls. "Private conversations that once were only possible face-to-face can now take place across great distances through instant chats and video calling," a WhatsApp blog post said. "There are so many significant and special moments that take place over WhatsApp and we are humbled and honored to reach this milestone." The statement said WhatsApp remained committed to its "strong encryption" that enables users to connect privately even amid calls by law enforcement in the United States and elsewhere to provide more...
India Lost 2 Crore Mobile Users in November
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India Lost 2 Crore Mobile Users in November

The number of telecom subscribers dwindled by 1.58 crore to 118.5 crore in November, even as Reliance Jio continued to lead in customer addition with over 15 crore subscribers, as per a report by Trai. "The number of telephone subscribers in India declined from 1,201.72 million at the end of October 2017 to 1,185.88 million at the end of November 2017, thereby showing a monthly decline rate of 1.32 per cent," the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India said in a monthly subscriber report today. The decline was mainly on account of closure of mobile services by some of the operators including Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications (RCom), which lost over 2.57 crore subscribers during the period. As per the report, the number of total mobile subscribers declined to 116.24 crore from ...
Reliance Jio Key Announcements- 100 Million Users, Jio Prime Membership
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Reliance Jio Key Announcements- 100 Million Users, Jio Prime Membership

Mumbai, February 21, 2017: Reliance Jio  announced today that the Jio family of subscribers is a 100 million strong! Jio’s offering saw record additions of 7 new members per second, every single day for the last 170 days, enabling it to cross the 100 million mark within six months of commencement of services. This is the fastest achieved by any start-up technology company in the world including the likes of Facebook, WhatsApp and Skype. Facilitated by a revolutionary on-boarding process through an Aadhar based eKYC solution, a Jio SIM today resides in the SIM slot of a majority of 4G smartphones in India. In additiion, Jio’s proprietory app ‘Jio4GVoice’ and its utilitarian Jiofy Wifi devices are enabling lacs of 3G and 2G smartphone owners to enjoy a 4G voice and data environment withou...
Skype Will Use Aadhaar-based ID Authentication: Microsoft
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Skype Will Use Aadhaar-based ID Authentication: Microsoft

Microsoft today said it has presented to central authorities various “case scenarios” on how its Skype service can be used for identity authentication using the Aadhaar database. “We have presented various case scenarios on how Skype can be used. We already support iris authentication (on Windows 10). Now it depends on them how they want to proceed,” Microsoft India Chairman Bhaskar Pramanik said. Citing an example, he said Skype can be used by people to authenticate themselves for accessing government services that require Aadhaar-based authentication. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is in discussions with handset makers and operating system providers for embedding the identification technology onto mobile devices. This will help people authenticate their Aadhaa...
India 2nd Largest Market After US For LinkedIn
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India 2nd Largest Market After US For LinkedIn

IANS- Professional networking website LinkedIn on Wednesday announced that it has crossed the 100-million member mark in the Asia-Pacific region (APAC), and with 37 million members, India is its largest market in the region. Globally, India retains its spot as the second largest market after the US, a company statement said. LinkedIn has doubled its member base in the region from 50 million to 100 million in just two years. The region now represents 22 per cent of LinkedIn's global member base of over 450 million. "At this scale, LinkedIn is in an even stronger position to help members connect to economic opportunity, whether it's a new job, a promotion or other business opportunities," said Olivier Legrand, Managing Director, LinkedIn Asia Pacific and Japan, in a statement. Ch...
Twitter Revenue & Users Growth Slows
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Twitter Revenue & Users Growth Slows

Twitter Inc reported its slowest revenue growth since going public in 2013 and set a disappointing forecast, fanning concerns that faster growing social media services will make it a niche product. The microblogging service operator's shares fell 11 percent in extended trading to $16.40. While Twitter struggles to find a way to boost user growth and win over advertisers, social media services such as Instagram and Snapchat are expanding their footprints. Co-founder Jack Dorsey returned to the company as chief executive a year ago, but his plan for reviving Twitter is at best seen as unfinished. The company's second quarter revenue missed Wall Street estimates and the revenue forecast for the current quarter of $590 million to $610 million was well below the average analyst estimat...
Internet Users Count in India May Reach 50 Crores in 5-8 months
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Internet Users Count in India May Reach 50 Crores in 5-8 months

The number of Internet users in the country is expected to go up to 50 crore, from the present over 40 crore, in next 5-8 months, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today. "The number of people using Internet has crossed 40 crore in the country at present. I am expecting this number to go up to 50 crore in next 5-8 months. "According to our estimate, out of these, 70 per cent people are going to access Internet through mobile phones," Prasad said here at an Indore Management Association function. About 100 crore people, out of the population of India of nearly 125 crore, have mobile phones, the minister said, adding that every month, 20-35 lakh mobile users are added. "The NDA government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is trying to awaken the efficiency and...