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Sramana Mitra has been an entrepreneur and a strategy consultant in Silicon Valley since 1994. Her fields of experience span from hard core technology disciplines like semiconductors to sophisticated consumer marketing industries including fashion and education.

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Billion Dollar Unicorns: Yext Makes It To The Club And On The Exchange
Mobile is expected to remain the biggest driver of digital’s growth in the current year.
Indian Online Fashion Retailer LimeRoad Focuses On SMB
LimeRoad achieved a monthly growth rate of 25% in FY17, against an industry average of 10% and the company is confident of achieving profitability within two years.
MadeiraMadeira Makes Its Mark From A Small Town In Brazil
MadeiraMadeira has done well financially since inception. It recorded $4.5 million in revenues in the first year and last year generated $65 million.
The Mattress Industry Has Woken Up To E-Commerce
Till a few years ago, no one would have thought that the hottest trend in e-commerce would be to buy mattresses online.
Wayfair Should Worry About Amazon
Wayfair may be delivering impressive growth, but it should still be worried about the elephant in the room – Amazon. Wayfair’s average order price of nearly $250 suggests that it is not really selling big furniture pieces.
Should IBM Buy ServiceNow?
ITSM provider ServiceNow recently announced impressive second quarter results. Revenues for the second quarter grew an impressive 40% over the year to $478.5 million, ahead of the market’s expectations of $463 million.
Tableau Delivers Better Performance, But Acquisition Recommended
Data analytics firm Tableau is counting on this rapid growth. It recently reported its second quarter results that outpaced market expectations, thus helping its stock soar.
For SAP, IoT Is The Next Big Thing
The Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, applications, and solutions is estimated to grow to $267 billion by the year 2020. This high-value market is now a prime focus area for ERP giant SAP that already has a sizable presence in those sectors.
Indian Cab Aggregator Ola Cabs’ Ride Getting Bumpy
Ola Cabs holds about 65% of the Indian taxi aggregation market and Uber India holds the rest. However, there are several problems facing both the companies.
IBM At 52-Week Low
IBM has reported revenue decline for 21 straight quarters now. It has tried its hand at disruptive technologies like Blockchain, cloud and security, artificial intelligence (AI), and Internet of Things (IoT).
Are Twitter’s Days Numbered?
Twitter’s future continues to look bleak. The financial performance in the recently announced quarterly results may have outpaced market expectations, but other metrics failed to impress.
Apple Surges To Record High Levels
The biggest surprise for the quarter though were iPad sales. For the quarter, iPad revenues grew 2% over the year to $5 billion compared with the market’s forecast of $3.95 billion. iPad sales increased 15% to 11.4 million units.
Amazon: All Guns Blazing
It has been a busy quarter for Amazon. Earlier last month, Amazon announced a $14 billion acquisition of high-end grocery Whole Foods. It was a surprising addition for the company, and its biggest one to date. But first, let's look at the earnings.
Alphabet Outperforms Expectations, But The Market Wants More
Google does not break out the details of its cloud revenues separately. But it believes that its cloud business can generate more revenue than its digital ad business – which currently accounts for nearly 90% of its revenues.
Facebook Breaking All Barriers
Facebook’s Q2 revenues grew an impressive 45% over the year to $9.32 billion, ahead of the market’s estimates of $9.19 billion. EPS of $1.32 was also significantly ahead of the Street’s projections of $1.12 for the quarter.
Netflix Delivers A Stellar Quarter
Nothing appears to be blocking Netflix’s growth as it continues to add subscriber base and deliver financial performance that outpaces market expectations. The recently reported quarterly results were no different.
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