Stories by Manu P Toms
SoftBank trashes charges of execs getting kickbacks for early India bets

SoftBank trashes charges of execs getting kickbacks for early India bets

Manu P Toms 1 week ago
Even as Japan’s telecom and Internet conglomerate SoftBank charges ahead with its huge India investments, including the just-concluded $1.4-billion infusion...
How an Indian-origin CEO pulled off the Improbable and broke into UK's unicorn club

How an Indian-origin CEO pulled off the Improbable and broke into UK’s unico...

Manu P Toms 2 weeks ago
Until recently, whenever Herman Narula, co-founder and CEO of virtual reality startup Improbable, joked that he wanted to “build the...
Times Internet aims to break even next fiscal, says CEO Gautam Sinha

Times Internet aims to break even next fiscal, says CEO Gautam Sinha

Manu P Toms 2 weeks ago
Times Internet Ltd, the digital business arm of media conglomerate Times Group, has charted out an aggressive growth strategy, targeting...
Did Snapdeal fail to keep books and make a mess of seller payments?

Did Snapdeal fail to keep books and make a mess of seller payments?

Binu Paul and Manu P Toms 2 weeks ago
It now seems the numerous disputes involving troubled e-commerce firm Snapdeal and its online sellers were not isolated incidents but,...
Snapdeal, Flipkart may ink merger next week

Snapdeal, Flipkart may ink merger next week

Disha Sharma and Manu P Toms 3 weeks ago
The impending merger of troubled e-commerce firm Snapdeal with bigger rival Flipkart could happen as early as next week, two...
Snapdeal's cup of woes: Online seller files police complaint, alleges fraud

Snapdeal’s cup of woes: Online seller files police complaint, alleges fraud

Manu P Toms and Binu Paul 4 weeks ago
Even as beleaguered e-commerce firm Snapdeal inches closer to a merger with rival Flipkart, several online sellers have complained against...
Amazon fastest-growing marketplace in India, says Jeff Bezos

Amazon fastest-growing marketplace in India, says Jeff Bezos

Manu P Toms 1 month ago
The likely merger of Amazon.com Inc.’s biggest rivals in India—Flipkart and Snapdeal–does not seem to have deterred the world’s largest...
Exclusive: Urban Ladder CMO Sanjay Gupta likely to join Uber

Exclusive: Urban Ladder CMO Sanjay Gupta likely to join Uber

Manu P Toms 1 month ago
Sanjay Gupta, chief marketing officer at online furniture seller Urban Ladder, is likely to join cab-hailing company Uber as marketing...
How Alibaba tried snapping up Flipkart last year

How Alibaba tried snapping up Flipkart last year

Binu Paul and Manu P Toms 2 months ago
Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba had made a failed attempt to buy out Flipkart during the last quarter of 2016 when...
Flipkart raises $1.5 bn, inches closer to Snapdeal merger

Flipkart raises $1.5 bn, inches closer to Snapdeal merger

Manu P Toms 2 months ago
Flipkart has already raised $1.5 billion from Tencent, Microsoft and eBay even as merger talks with Snapdeal are fast progressing,...
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