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Soon, Reliance may let you order groceries from WhatsApp

18 Jan 2021

Soon, Reliance may let you order groceries from WhatsApp

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Retail Ltd. is reportedly working toward embedding JioMart into WhatsApp within the next six months. The move will allow 400-million Indian WhatsApp users to address their grocery needs from neighboring outlets through Ambani's hyperlocal e-commerce platform.

China's Zhong Shanshan replaces Mukesh Ambani as Asia's richest person

31 Dec 2020

China's Zhong Shanshan replaces Mukesh Ambani as Asia's richest person

Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairperson and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani is no longer the richest person in Asia. That title now belongs to China's Zhong Shanshan, a vaccine magnate and the founder of the bottled water company Nongfu Spring.

Farmers protest: Over 1,500 mobile towers damaged, Captain issues warning

29 Dec 2020

Farmers protest: Over 1,500 mobile towers damaged, Captain issues warning

The agitation of farmers took a pernicious turn when protesters started damaging mobile towers to register an objection against Reliance Jio, owned by business tycoon Mukesh Ambani.

Reliance set to relaunch JioPhone next year

23 Dec 2020

Reliance set to relaunch JioPhone next year

The COVID-19 pandemic has given a completely new perspective on the use of smartphones in India. This has prompted Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries to relaunch its 4G feature phone in the next quarter.

Reliance buys 96% stake in Urban Ladder for Rs. 182cr

15 Nov 2020

Reliance buys 96% stake in Urban Ladder for Rs. 182cr

Reliance Retail Ventures Limited (RRVL), a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), has acquired a majority stake in online furniture retailer Urban Ladder, the company announced on Sunday.

Future Group, Reliance ignore ruling to hold $3.4bn deal

26 Oct 2020

Future Group, Reliance ignore ruling to hold $3.4bn deal

The Future Group on Monday said that it was examining an order to stall a Rs. 24,713 crore (approximately $3.4 billion) asset sale to Reliance Industries Limited (RIL).

India's domestic season could start from January 1

19 Oct 2020

India's domestic season could start from January 1

The 2020-21 Indian domestic cricket season is expected to commence on January 1.

Reliance Retail scores Rs. 3,675cr from General Atlantic: Details here

30 Sep 2020

Reliance Retail scores Rs. 3,675cr from General Atlantic: Details here

The retail venture of Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries is going all guns blazing to take on Amazon and Walmart in India.

NewsBytes Briefing: Microsoft 365 suffered an outage, and more

29 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Microsoft 365 suffered an outage, and more

Last night, Microsoft 365 suffered a major outage due to an internal change and left essential web services down for hours, including Microsoft Office 365, Teams, and Outlook.

Jio appears to be blocking Twitch streams in India

28 Sep 2020

Jio appears to be blocking Twitch streams in India

Telecom giant Reliance Jio appears to be blocking Twitch streams in India.

PUBG ban not likely to be revoked anytime soon: Report

27 Sep 2020

PUBG ban not likely to be revoked anytime soon: Report

The ban on PUBG came as a big blow for PUBG Corporation, the creator of the title, and Tencent Games, the Chinese company behind its mobile version.

What does Reliance and Future Group deal mean for India

30 Aug 2020

What does Reliance and Future Group deal mean for India

In a major move, Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries has announced the decision to buy businesses of Kishore Biyani-promoted Future Group for Rs. 24,713 crore.

NewsBytes Briefing: Epic's Unreal Engine gets legal protection, and more

25 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Epic's Unreal Engine gets legal protection, and more

Since last night, the case between Apple and Epic Games has progressed.

India set to host England in February, Sourav Ganguly confirms

22 Aug 2020

India set to host England in February, Sourav Ganguly confirms

The BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has confirmed that India will fulfill the Future Tours Programme commitments by hosting England in February 2021.

Chemist body opposes Reliance's acquisition of Netmeds: Here's why

20 Aug 2020

Chemist body opposes Reliance's acquisition of Netmeds: Here's why

Yesterday, Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries had announced the acquisition of online pharmacy Netmeds, along with its subsidiaries and parent company, to scale up its e-commerce play.

NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance buys Netmeds, SpaceX's biggest fund-raise, and more

19 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance buys Netmeds, SpaceX's biggest fund-raise, and more

In the last few hours, renowned tech giants took major strides.

Now, JioPhone users can make UPI payments: Here's how

19 Aug 2020

Now, JioPhone users can make UPI payments: Here's how

In the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, millions of Indians, including small business owners, have started transacting digitally.

Reliance could buy Milkbasket, Urban Ladder in e-commerce push

17 Aug 2020

Reliance could buy Milkbasket, Urban Ladder in e-commerce push

As Amazon and Flipkart continue to take long strides in the Indian e-commerce segment, Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries is also looking to grow its online footprint.

NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance could back TikTok's business, and more

13 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance could back TikTok's business, and more

In the updates since last night, TikTok's parent company ByteDance was reported to have approached Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries for a potential investment in the video service's India business.

BCCI plans to mow down domestic season amid COVID-19 pandemic

19 Jul 2020

BCCI plans to mow down domestic season amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to call-off a number of domestic tournaments in the nation amid coronavirus pandemic.

Is Reliance's new 'Jio Glass' worth the hype?

15 Jul 2020

Is Reliance's new 'Jio Glass' worth the hype?

During Reliance's first 'virtual' Annual General Meeting, Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman of the conglomerate, shared a lot about his oil-to-telecom businesses.

Reliance AGM: Google invests Rs. 33,737cr; Jio Glass; 5G plans

15 Jul 2020

Reliance AGM: Google invests Rs. 33,737cr; Jio Glass; 5G plans

Google will be investing Rs. 33,737 crore ($4.5 billion) in Reliance Industries' telecom-to-digital entity Jio Platforms.

#WeeklyRecap: India bans Chinese apps, JioMeet launches, Gmail suffers outage

05 Jul 2020

#WeeklyRecap: India bans Chinese apps, JioMeet launches, Gmail suffers outage

This week, a number of developments were noted in the world of tech, but the story that drew the most attention was the ban imposed by India on 59 Chinese apps.

JioMeet, Reliance's free Zoom rival, is now available in India

03 Jul 2020

JioMeet, Reliance's free Zoom rival, is now available in India

After a nearly three-month-long fundraising spree, Mukesh Ambani's telecom-to-digital entity Reliance Jio Platforms is expanding its footprint to step into the arena of video-conferencing.

Jio Platforms scores Rs. 1,894 crore investment from Intel

03 Jul 2020

Jio Platforms scores Rs. 1,894 crore investment from Intel

Jio Platforms, the entity that holds the telecom and digital businesses of Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has scored another big investment.

Jio Platforms scores another investment: $1.5bn from Saudi Arabia's PIF

18 Jun 2020

Jio Platforms scores another investment: $1.5bn from Saudi Arabia's PIF

Mukesh Ambani's Jio Platforms has scored yet another multi-billion-dollar investment.

Ambani's Jio Platforms scores another investment: $1.2 billion from Mubadala

05 Jun 2020

Ambani's Jio Platforms scores another investment: $1.2 billion from Mubadala

In another multi-billion-dollar deal, Jio Platforms, the company holding the telecom and digital businesses of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has agreed to raise Rs. 9,093.6 crore from Mubadala, an Abu Dhabi-based sovereign investor.

COVID-19 outbreak: Reliance starts manufacturing 'affordable PPE' for frontline workers

01 Jun 2020

COVID-19 outbreak: Reliance starts manufacturing 'affordable PPE' for frontline workers

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to spike in India, Reliance Industries is racing to manufacture protective gear for workers on the frontline.

Reliance JioMart now live across 200 Indian cities: Details here

25 May 2020

Reliance JioMart now live across 200 Indian cities: Details here

The lockdown enforced to contain the outbreak of COVID-19 has surged the demand for home delivery of essentials, giving a significant boost to the business of e-grocers like Bigbasket and Grofers.

Jio Platforms raises Rs. 11,367 crore from KKR: Details here

22 May 2020

Jio Platforms raises Rs. 11,367 crore from KKR: Details here

Jio Platforms, the company holding the telecom and digital businesses of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has raised Rs. 11,367 crore ($1.5 billion) from US-based equity firm KKR.

Jio Platforms raises Rs. 6,598 crore from General Atlantic

17 May 2020

Jio Platforms raises Rs. 6,598 crore from General Atlantic

Jio Platforms, the entity holding telecom and digital businesses of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has raised Rs. 6,598 crore ($869.8 million) from US-based private equity firm General Atlantic.

Jio Platforms raises Rs. 11,367 crore from Vista Equity

08 May 2020

Jio Platforms raises Rs. 11,367 crore from Vista Equity

Jio Platforms, the entity holding telecom and digital businesses of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has raised Rs. 11,367 crore from US-based private equity firm Vista Equity Partners.

Jio Platforms gets Rs. 5,655 crore investment from Silver Lake

04 May 2020

Jio Platforms gets Rs. 5,655 crore investment from Silver Lake

Jio Platforms, the entity housing telecom and digital businesses of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries, has picked up Rs. 5,655 crore ($747 million) in investment from US-based private equity firm Silver Lake.

#LeakAlert: Data from Jio's COVID-19 symptom checker exposed online

03 May 2020

#LeakAlert: Data from Jio's COVID-19 symptom checker exposed online

Soon after the COVID-19 outbreak, technology companies around the world began launching triage tools to help their customers check themselves for coronavirus.

Reliance's JioMart goes live on WhatsApp: Details here

27 Apr 2020

Reliance's JioMart goes live on WhatsApp: Details here

In a bid to simplify the process of buying groceries and daily essentials, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has launched its JioMart service on WhatsApp.

Facebook invests $5.7 billion (Rs. 43,574 crore) in Jio

22 Apr 2020

Facebook invests $5.7 billion (Rs. 43,574 crore) in Jio

Finally, Facebook has confirmed the long-rumored plan of teaming up with Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries.

#WeeklyRecap: OnePlus 8, iPhone SE launched, Cognizant hacked, and more

19 Apr 2020

#WeeklyRecap: OnePlus 8, iPhone SE launched, Cognizant hacked, and more

This week, despite the evolving COVID-19 crisis, notable developments were made in the world of tech.

Reliance and Facebook could team up for WeChat-like "super app"

16 Apr 2020

Reliance and Facebook could team up for WeChat-like "super app"

Social media giant Facebook and Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) could soon team up for a WeChat-like "super app".

Amid increased strain, Reliance Jio increases JioFiber network capacity

12 Apr 2020

Amid increased strain, Reliance Jio increases JioFiber network capacity

Reliance Jio has increased the network capacity of its JioFiber fiber-to-the-home broadband service in the Delhi/NCR region. The move aims to cope up with increased data usage during the lockdown period and provide reliable connectivity to all its users in the region.

Recharge someone's phone, make money using JioPOS Lite app

11 Apr 2020

Recharge someone's phone, make money using JioPOS Lite app

In the wake of India's nationwide lockdown, businesses carrying out mobile recharges have come to a complete halt.