Wed, Mar 29, 2017 | updated 12:54 PM IST

UC Browser crosses 100 million monthly active users in India

Updated: Nov 16, 2016 14:18 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov 16 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): UCWeb, an Alibaba Mobile Business Group company today announced that its flagship product, UC Browser, has crossed 100 Million Monthly Active Users (MAU) in India.

The mobile browser has a 57 percent market share in India (as per Stat Counter) and with an increase of 25 percent of MAUs in 2016 itself (reaching the 80 million MAU mark in June 2016), UC Browser is the largest mobile browser in India.

Speaking at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Bengaluru, Kenny Ye, General Manager of Overseas Business, Alibaba Mobile Business Group spoke about the milestone achieved by UCWeb saying, "India has been an incredible market for UCWeb. In the six years that we have been here, UC Browser has transformed from being the largest mobile browser to a leading content distribution platform in India. By crossing 100 million MAUs, UCWeb envisions itself as powerful as Google and Facebook and bring the global mobile internet to an era of 'GUF' (Google, UCWeb, and Facebook)."

With over 462 million internet users and 371 million mobile internet users in India, according to IAMAI reports, a 100 million MAUs makes UC Browser an ideal platform for accessing different kinds of content and the first choice option for mobile browsing. With the changing mobile internet landscape, UCWeb has adopted a strategy of becoming a content distribution platform from being a browsing tool by engaging and aggregating entertainment based content on its platforms - UC Browser and UC News.

Increased Focus on Integrating Entertainment related Content

After the successful tie-up with Colors TV and Fox Star Studios' Ae Dil Hai Mushkil movie, UCWeb will continue to drive the growth of the newly announced Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group by partnering with more entertainment content providers and entertainment companies (production houses and television shows).

Adding about the company's strategy in India, Kenny said, "We see entertainment as being the most consumed content genre in India right now and we want to give our users exactly what they want. Our recent partnerships with Colors TV and latest Bollywood movie - Ae Dil Hai Mushkil keep us in sync with our users' interests and integrates entertainment in different formats on our mobile platform in India. We aim to create UC Browser and UC News as the ideal destination for entertainment based content providers to leverage it for the launch of their new movie, book, music or television show."

UCWeb has been the Trending Partner for popular shows on Colors TV - JhalakDikhlaJa and Bigg Boss with the former page receiving over seven million views on UC Browser. The exclusive launch of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil's popular song 'The Breakup Song' on UC Browser also received six million views.

'We-Media program' to drive the growth of UC News in India

UCWeb has also been setting new trends under its We Media program where people get an opportunity to create, to write, share thoughts and engage with their followers on UC News and UC Browser. UCWeb had a successful partnership with Chetan Bhagat for the launch of his latest bestseller 'One Indian Girl'. As a part of the We-Media program, Chetan Bhagat wrote exclusive blog posts on UC News and had a successful Live chat on UC Browser. The event was viewed by over 15 lakh users, and attracted over 18 million users to the campaign page in three days alone (Sept 28-30, 2016).

UC News attracted a readership of five lakh for Chetan's bonus chapter of the book and helped add over 58 thousand fans to his account.

Talking about UC News' future in India, Kenny said: "UC News has become the most downloaded news app in the Google Play app store within the 5 months of its launch. To further consolidate our role as a content distribution platform, we will be making a significant move by inviting more and more key opinion leaders, celebrities and self-publishers to join the We-Media program to offer unique content on UC News. This will also help the contributors to gain traffic, revenue and followers from our platform." (ANI-BusinessWire India)

Astana Expo-2017 road show held in Delhi

Updated: Mar 29, 2017 11:39 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar.29 (ANI): With less than three months to go for Expo-2017, an international exposition scheduled to take place between June 10 and September 10, 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan, the Embassy of Kazakhstan in India and two leading tour operators of India and Kazakhstan --Sayat Travel (Kazakhstan) and Salvia Travels Pvt. Ltd. (India) - organised a road show on the theme "Travel the Great Silk Road and visit Astana Expo-2017" here.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 (ANI-NewsVoir): Opple, a global integrated lighting solutions company and one of world's Leading LED Lighting brand launched a unique and innovatively designed light, Twinkle Star. This is Opple's newest addition to their range of home luminaries.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 (ANI-NewsVoir): Yakult Danone India Pvt. Ltd., a joint venture between Yakult Honsha, Japan and Groupe Danone, France, both global leaders in probiotics, announced Bollywood celebrity Shilpa Shetty Kundra as their new Brand Ambassador.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): The Economic Affairs Secretary, Shaktikanta Das on Tuesday set the gross market borrowing for the first six months at Rs 3.71 lakh crore or 64per cent of the full year's target of Rs 5.8 lakh crore.

Full Story >>

Idea launches 4G services in Jammu

Updated: Mar 28, 2017 17:22 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar 28 (ANI): Telecom operator Idea Cellular on Tuesday announced its operations of world class 4G services in Jammu and Kashmir circle.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 28 (ANI-NewsVoir): Pachouli - a leading health, fitness and beauty brand joined hands with India Designer Society to partner for one of its kind fashion reality show "India Kids Fashion Fest."

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar 28 (ANI): Given the continuing sluggishness in the key real estate and construction sectors, ICRA expects the overall steel consumption growth for FY2017 to be lower than the previous year levels.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar 28 (ANI): In pursuance with the decision of Dr. K M Cherian, Chairman and CEO of Frontier Lifeline Hospital (FLL) and Remigijus Zaliunas, Rector Professor of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU), a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between both the institutions, for promoting and reinforcing cooperation, mutual exchange of views and information, improvement of research and academic programmes and also exchange of experts and researchers.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar 28 (ANI-NewsVoir): E. Elumalai, BSc., Student (final year, Perambur Branch, Chennai) of Chennais Amirta International Institute of Hotel Management, brought laurels to the city winning bronze medal in the Culinary Art India 2017 competition. The 12th edition of the national level competition was part of Aahar International Fair held at Pragathi Maidan, New Delhi from 6th to 11th March 2017. It was organized by India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) in association with Indian Culinary Forum (ICF).

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar 28 (ANI): Capillary Technologies, the leader in cloud-based OmniChannel Engagement and Commerce solutions has partnered with Exclusífe to provide comprehensive CRM solutions to retailers of all sizes in India.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar 28 (ANI): Largest telecommunications services provider Bharti Airtel Limited on Tuesday announced the successful completion of the secondary sale of over 190 million shares of its subsidiary Bharti Infratel Limited (Bharti Infratel) representing 10.3 percent, to a consortium of funds advised by KKR and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for a total consideration of over Rs. 6,193.9 crore (approx. USD 951.6 million), executed at a price of Rs. 325 per share.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar 28 (ANI): Housing.com has launched a unified platform for real estate developers and partners to manage their business, 'Housing Partner'.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar 28 (ANI): India's largest Income Tax returns e-filing and enterprise compliance service provider ClearTax on Tuesday launched its GST e-learning kit to educate the business community and make over 2.5 lakh CAs and Tax Return Preparers GST-ready and help them serve over 1 crore businesses.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar 28 (ANI): Digital platform that connects, engages and helps sports audiences interact with each other on a real-time basis, Rooter on Tuesday announced raising of an undisclosed amount of funds from Intex, one of India's fastest growing consumer electronic goods and accessories manufacturer.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar 28 (ANI-NewsVoir): As per a National Book Trust NCAER survey in 2009, there were 83 million Indians (13-35 age group) reading books for leisure in 2009. Reading in Hindi, Marathi, Bengali and English primarily, 46 percent of the respondents chose "knowledge enhancement" as a reason for reading books.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar 28 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, a sister organization of the World Economic Forum, in partnership with the Jubilant Bhartia Foundation announces opening of entries for the annual competition Social Entrepreneur of the Year (SEOY) India Award2017.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar 27 (ANI): Leading financial marketplace Wishfin on Monday announced developments in the company's management team with key new hires to support its expansion.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar 27 (ANI): Bank of Baroda, India's leading public sector bank has entered into MOU with Jain Irrigation Systems Limited, with an objective to finance the Micro Irrigation systems i.e. drip and sprinkler irrigation sold by the company through the network of Bank of Baroda branches across the country.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar 27 (ANI): The 33rd Edition of India Carpet Expo, Organized by Carpet Export Promotion Council at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi was inaugurated today with lamp lighting by Minister of Textile, Smriti Irani in the august presence of Ajay Tamta, Minister of State for Textiles and Virender Singh, Member of Parliament, Bhadohi.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar 27 (ANI): India's top mobile balance management service app True Balance has introduced a welcomed addition of 'One-click Recharge' feature to facilitate easy phone bill payments through its platform.

Full Story >>