05 Mar 2021Twitter
NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance is gunning for low-cost laptops, and more
After upending the telecom space with Jio, Reliance has now got its sights on the laptop segment. Like the JioPhone, the Indian conglomerate is rumored to be working on an Android-based low-cost laptop dubbed the JioBook.
18 Jan 2021WhatsApp
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.
29 Dec 2020Mukesh Ambani
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.
23 Dec 2020Reliance Jio
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.
15 Nov 2020Flipkart
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.
26 Oct 2020Singapore
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).
30 Sep 2020Mukesh Ambani
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.
28 Sep 2020Reliance Jio
Jio appears to be blocking Twitch streams in India
Telecom giant Reliance Jio appears to be blocking Twitch streams in India.
30 Aug 2020Mukesh Ambani
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.
20 Aug 2020Mukesh Ambani
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.
19 Aug 2020Mukesh Ambani
NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance buys Netmeds, SpaceX's biggest fund-raise, and more
In the last few hours, renowned tech giants took major strides.
19 Aug 2020Reliance Jio
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.
17 Aug 2020Mukesh Ambani
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.
13 Aug 2020Uber
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.
15 Jul 2020Mukesh Ambani
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.
15 Jul 2020Mukesh Ambani
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.
05 Jul 2020Google
#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.
03 Jul 2020Mukesh Ambani
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.
03 Jul 2020Mukesh Ambani
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.
18 Jun 2020Mukesh Ambani
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.
05 Jun 2020Abu Dhabi
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.
01 Jun 2020Reliance Industries
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.
25 May 2020Navi Mumbai
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.
22 May 2020Mukesh Ambani
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.
17 May 2020Reliance Industries
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.
08 May 2020Facebook
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.
04 May 2020Mukesh Ambani
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.
03 May 2020TechCrunch
#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.
27 Apr 2020Navi Mumbai
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.
22 Apr 2020Facebook
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.
16 Apr 2020Facebook
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".
12 Apr 2020Reliance Jio
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.
02 Apr 2020Reliance Jio
Amid lockdown, JioPhone users get validity extension, free calling minutes
Reliance Jio is pulling out all the stops to help its customers amid the ongoing 21-day lockdown imposed in India to contain the coronavirus.
27 Mar 2020Mukesh Ambani
Mukesh Ambani to Anand Mahindra, corporates join fight against coronavirus
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep across countries, the Government of India is doing everything possible to control the spread of the disease, while combating the wide-range of problems stemming from it.
26 Mar 2020Odisha
Coronavirus: Odisha plans India's largest hospital dedicated to COVID-19 patients
The Eastern state of Odisha plans to set up two hospitals, dedicated to treating patients of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
25 Mar 2020Reliance Jio
JioFiber to offer free broadband connections to new users
As part of Reliance's #CoronaHaaregaIndiaJeetega initiative, JioFiber has announced that it will offer free broadband connectivity to new users where its services are active. However, it will be a basic connection, providing a speed of up to 10Mbps.
06 Mar 2020Cricket: News, Stats and more!
Hardik Pandya hits 158* in DY Patil T20 Cup
Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya has continued to gain rapid strides to highlight his importance.
17 Feb 2020Netflix
Jio Fiber regains top rank in Netflix ISP Index
Reliance's FTTH service, Jio Fiber, has beaten the likes of Airtel Xstream Fiber, Spectra, and 7 Star Digital to regain the top spot in Netflix's ISP Speed Index.
04 Feb 2020iPhone
Here's how Reliance Jio customers can avoid paying IUC
Last October, Reliance Jio started charging its customers 6 paise per minute as Interconnect Usage Charge (IUC) for all outgoing voice calls made to non-Jio mobile numbers.
31 Dec 2019Reliance Jio
All you need to know about Reliance's grocery business, JioMart
In a major move, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has launched 'JioMart,' an e-commerce venture to deliver groceries.