Google Launchpad in India – Google Startup Mentorship Programme

Google will bring its startup mentorship programme Launchpad to India in November. This is a testimony of the start up ecosystem in India & the thriving business opportunities for start ups. Company has identified 10 start ups as part of the launchpad & will be held in Bangalore between Nov 3 to 7. This will help start ups build at scale & Google is planning to do it on a monthly basis in a year or two from now.

CoSight, iReff Technologies, Smart Pocket & others are some of the part of the start-ups. Launchpad started in Israel and several such programs have been held around the world. Several big IT companies are providing start up programs in India & this has helped start ups to get the necessary technical & entrepreneurial support to scale up their operations.

Always #LikeAGirl – P&G Always Campaign

This is a part of the #LikeAGirl campaign by Always, the feminine hygiene brand by P&G. Directed by Lauren Greenfield, girls everywhere keep their confidence & #LikeAGirl is an awesome thing. Take a stand and show young girls everywhere that doing things #LikeAGirl should never be used as an insult – that it means being strong, talented, and downright amazing.

bestpricewholesale.co.in : Wal-Mart India’s B2B E-commerce Platform Launched

Walmart India has launched Best Price Modern Wholesale in India. This is a B2B ecommerce format operated by Walmart India Pvt ltd. This venture would help Walmart provide thousands of items at the lowest prices. This is targeted at resellers, offices, hotels & others. The products include dairy, vegetables, electronics & others. This is curently available in Lucknow & Hyderabad.

Walmart would source these items locally from manufactures keeping the cost minimum. Walmart India currently operates 20 Best Price Modern Wholesale stores in 9 states across India & the first wholesale Cash and Carry store was opened in Amritsar in May 2009. Ordering online, door-step delivery within 24 hours and various payment solutions are available.

Walmart India

Walmart India

India has the lowest average Internet speed in Asia-Pacific – Akamai State of the Internet Report 2014

Akamai has released the state of the internet Report for Q1 2014. Some of the imnportant findings of the report are

1) South Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong have a top position globally & regionally while India had the lowest at 1.7 Mbps.

2) In terms of mobile connectivity, in the Asia-Pacific region, Japan had the highest average connection speed at 5.7 Mbps, while India had the lowest at 1.3 Mbps

3) In the Americas, the US had the highest average connection speed at 10.5 Mbps, while Bolivia had the lowest at 0.9 Mbps.

4) In the EMEA region Switzerland has 12.7 Mbps, while South Africa had the lowest peak connection speed at 10 Mbps.

Akamai India

Akamai India

India

India

Akamai

Akamai