Airtel takes on Google, FB in India’s online ad market

Bharti Airtel has announced its entry into the lucrative, Rs 30,000 cr digital advertising market in India, making it the most serious competitor yet to Google and Facebook, which together control about 90% of the market at present. While Google leverages its access to search data and Facebook taps its access to behavioral data on […]

Airtel to tap Qualcomm chips for O-RAN rollout

In a further commitment to rolling out Open RAN technologies, telecom operator Bharti Airtel announced a tie-up with hardware and chipset provider Qualcomm Inc. It said Qualcomm will provide technology to support the roll-out of 5G using the open technology. Qualcomm is a maker of semiconductors or chips that are used by other equipment makers, […]

TVS Motor ropes in global veteran as design head

TVS Motor Co, one of India’s top motorcycle makers, said it appointed industry veteran Timothy Prentice as vice president in charge of design. Having started his career at Honda’s US-based R&D team, Prentice won the Red Dot award for designing electric motorcycle Mission R in 2010. Prentice has helped brands such as Triumph Motorcycles, Polaris, […]

Vodafone Idea to offer latest Hollywood movies on rent

Vodafone Idea launched one of India’s first per-per-view service on its Vi Movies & TV platform. The service, which will enable users to rent premium video content such as new movies, will be clubbed with what the company called ‘deals from Hungama Digital’ — an independent provider digital video and audio content. Initially, the service […]

V-Guard founder to enter venture debt, set up NBFC

Kochouseph Chittilappilly, the founder of V-Guard industries, said he has set up a company called K Chittilappilly Capital Pvt Ltd with the purpose of providing venture funding to entrepreneurs. In a letter to V-Guard industries, Chittalappilly — who founded V-Guard Industries as a voltage stabilizer maker four decades ago — said the new NBFC is […]

Wipro extends deal with Telefonica/O2 with 5G focus

Indian IT services provider Wipro Ltd said it has refreshed its 15-year engagement with Telefonica Germany with a focus on enabling new services in the 5G era. The program “will ensure that Telefónica Germany / O2 is well positioned to modernise and launch a range of new offerings including 5G products and services,” the Indian […]

TV Today sees growth in TV, digital; Radio continues to bleed

TV Today, one of India’s largest news broadcasting companies, reported a strong set of numbers for the Oct-Dec quarter, indicating that the TV broadcasting business had more or less completely recovered from the impact of COVID-19. Revenue at the core TV broadcasting business returned to growth after a year, posting revenue of Rs 186 cr […]

Titan Co returns to growth thanks to Diwali shift

Jewellery and accessories maker Titan Company returned to growth after nearly a year, with third-quarter sales rising 12% on year, excluding bullion sales. The total income for the quarter was Rs. 7,324 crores, including sales of gold bullion to the extent of Rs. 340 crores,  compared to the income of Rs. 6,226 crores for the […]

Alembic JV’s new drug is first US FDA-approved NCE designed by Indians

Alembic Pharmaceuticals said a new chemical developed by one of its joint ventures has become the first new chemical entity designed by Indian scientists to win approval from the US Food & Drug Administration. Umbralisib, created by its 50% JV Rhizen Pharma, is an anti-cancer drug that works by inhibiting phosphoinositide 3 kinase (PI3K) delta […]

Zee Entertainment returns to growth for the first time after COVID-19

Zee Entertainment Enterprises reported its first sales growth figure in the post-pandemic period after advertising revenue grew by 7.5% and domestic subscription revenue rose 9.3% on a like-to-like basis. It also generated another Rs 551 cr during the quarter by licensing its content to third parties, taking its revenue growth to 33%. However, excluding this […]

Arvind Q3 indicates COVID-19 recovery not complete

Third-quarter results from textiles and garments maker Arvind Ltd indicated that the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic has been far from uniform across all sectors of industry. While certain segments, such as two-wheelers and electrical equipment, have bounced back or even exceeded their pre-COVID levels, there are still others like textiles, retail and hospitality […]

HCL Tech wins digital workspace order from Airbus

HCL Technologies (HCL), one of India’s top IT services and outsourcing providers, said it has won a five-year deal to implement a digital workplace solution for the world’s largest aircraft maker Airbus. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Airbus is emerging as the biggest aircraft maker in the world after its long-time rival […]

Tata Motors sees record car sales, CV sales up for Eicher, TVS up 31%

Sales of Tata Motors passenger vehicles has almost doubled in January to 26,978 units from 13,894 units in January of last year — marking the highest ever monthly sales for the company. The previous high was in November, when it sold 23,617 passenger vehicles. The exact break-up of which models did how much in terms […]