"In India alone, 38 per cent of SMEs (small and medium enterprises) indicated that they rely on each other to learn. Clearly, businesses are looking to each other to master the new mobile environment," Facebook said in a release here.
Top names of Indian IT and govt will meet on Friday to plan a blueprint to take the digital economy of India from the current $400 bn to $1 tn over the next five years.
Microsoft, which is also a prospective bidder for the Government e-Marketplace (GeM), has written to several government departments including PMO.
The company's head of engineering said the firm is working on ways to book even without the app
"We are in dialogue with Apple and once the nature of exchange is formalised, we shall come up with a structured response," Prasad told ET in an interview.
The ministry of Information and Broadcasting, ministry of external affairs and ministry of railways are the top three in terms of interactions on the platform.
Paytm’s Vijay Shekhar Sharma, GOQii’s Vishal Gondal and Tech Mahindra’s Jagdish Mitra coughed up $1,000 for pre-bookings last year.
The e-Marketplace will manage procurement for ministries & departments for items such as laptops, ACs, furniture and daily use items like stationery.
The Minister said in the next five to seven years, India's digital economy will be of an estimated $1 trillion, which is almost Rs 600 lakh crore.
Speaking to ET, Sundararajan said the government is trying to reach a common ground with Apple so that the company can start full-fledged manufacturing here.
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