GST shakes business confidence of service providers

Business conditions in India’s services sector improved in June. The Nikkei Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), a monthly survey, showed that services PMI climbed to an eight-month high of 53.1 in June from 52.2 in the previous month. A reading above 50 indicates economic expansion, while a one below 50 points towards contraction. However, business confidence […]

GoDaddy to Acquire FreedomVoice, Provide Low-Cost Phone Service to Small Biz

Domain name registrar GoDaddy is reaching into the realm of small business communications with a proposed acquisition of FreedomVoice, a cloud-based telecommunications provider, announced Tuesday. The deal will cost GoDaddy $42 million in cash plus up to $5 million in potential future payments. In return, the company benefits from the talents of the FreedomVoice team and […]

Samsung Pay Adds Russia, Malaysia and Thailand to Mobile Payment Service

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KRX:005930) recently announced a new partnership with Russian bank Sberbank to bring its Samsung Pay service to three more countries: Russia, Malaysia and Thailand. The new partnership offers opportunities for small businesses here in the U.S. too. Samsung Pay Mobile Payment System Samsung Pay is a mobile payment system launched last […]

SmarTech Publishing Announces its “3D Printing Materials Advisory Service”

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The 3D printing industry will consume $39 billion in metals, plastics and other materials, over the next ten years, creating a major market opportunity for specialty chemical firms, metals companies and the 3D printing equipment firms themselves. To help such firms monetize this opportunity, SmarTech Markets Publishing has […]

Uber launches bike taxi service UberMOTO in Hyderabad

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick launched UberMOTO, the start-up’s bike taxi service in Hyderabad on Tuesday. Photo: AP Hyderabad: Ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies on Tuesday said it will launch its bike taxi service UberMOTO in Hyderabad from January next year. The company already operates the service in Gurgaon. Uber had earlier launched the service in Bengaluru, […]

Google’s Own Wireless Service is Officially Launching with Project Fi

The rumors are true. Google is launching its own wireless service called Project Fi. The new service was announced recently, and the company says its goal is to create a fast and easy wireless experience. Not everyone will be able to jump onto the new service right away, however. Currently, Project Fi is invite-only and can […]

First National Drone Delivery Service Launched — in Rwanda

Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Friday launched the world’s first national drone delivery service at a ceremony in Kigali. This comes at a time when U.S. regulatory agencies are yet to clear any kind of commercial drone delivery service here in this country. Rwandan Drone Delivery Service First of Its Kind The drone delivery service will […]

Facebook Starts Rolling Out Shop and Service Sections to Pages

In a move to make its Pages feature valuable for businesses online, Facebook on Thursday announced two new Page sections – Services and Shop – for emerging markets including in India where 57 percent of people on Facebook are connected to a business. The Shop section provides businesses with a new way to prominently display […]

Samsung Cloud Service Unveiled Alongside the Galaxy Note 7

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Cloud backup and restore service was unveiled Tuesday Galaxy Note 7 users to get 15GB of storage free on Samsung Cloud Samsung describes service as enhancement of its Smart Switch feature Samsung alongside the Galaxy Note 7 launch on Tuesday also unveiled its Samsung Cloud service, which will allow phone users to make […]

Sony’s Vue Web TV Service Said to Surpass 100,000 Subscribers

PlayStation Vue, the web-TV service for owners of Sony Corp.’s video-game consoles, has signed up more than 100,000 subscribers since its March 2015 debut, people with knowledge of the matter said, good news for entertainment companies that are losing pay-TV subscribers. The service has been adding customers at a faster rate since Sony began a […]