Daily Archives: December 17, 2010

Big Bazaar, one of India’s largest hypermarket chains, is known for a two things: huge crowds of family shoppers and great discounts. Soon it will also be known for websites crowded with discounts on its wares – groceries, cosmetics, apparels, home ware products and small electricals. The group is among the first retailers to go online as the company launches a large-scale push for digital commerce.

Anshuman Singh, the CEO of Future Group’s logistics arm told beyondbrics that it is currently focusing on streamlining its digital commerce supply chains, a move that is designed to tap a larger portion of India’s growing consumer market. Read more

Google is giving us a glimpse of the future with its Nexus S phone, the first to run Android version 2.3, and its CR-48 notebook, a prototype for its Chrome computing system.

Tim Bradshaw and Richard Waters wrote early reviews of the products before I had an opportunity to play with them for this week’s Personal Technology column in the FT’s Business Life section. For me, the CR-48 represented the biggest change in my computing habits since I moved from the keyboard commands of MS-DOS to the Windows operating system nearly 20 years ago. Read more

Yahoo is planning to kill off a handful of enduring and quirky services, including the pioneering bookmarking service Delicious, as it continues to streamline operations.

Shortly after the company confirmed that it would be firing more than 500 staffers, mainly in its products group, a disgruntled employee leaked a slide from a meeting this week that listed Delicious and story-spotting function Buzz as among the offerings facing “sunset”. Read more