App downloads reach record high thanks to Covid-19 According to recent data from app store intelligence firm App Annie, the second quarter of 2020 has been the largest yet for mobile app downloads, usage and consumer spending. Mobile app usage grew 40% year-over-year in the period. Read more.

Flipkart targets youth in India with $35m fashion investment On Thursday, the Walmart-owned Flipkart Group announced that it had invested $35m in Arvind Fashions in an effort to double down on the fashion sector in India. Read more.

Uber Eats and Asda collaborate for grocery home delivery In a bid to offer customers “greater flexibility and access” to its products, Asda is trialing a new partnership with Uber Eats. The programme offers delivery to customers in just 30 minutes, and marks Uber Eats' first major supermarket partnership. Read more.

Amazon India gets $308m cash injection At a time when more people shop online in a bid to avoid crowded public places, Amazon's India unit has received $308m from its international parent company. Amazon is amid a period of significant growth in the region, competing with Walmart's Flipkart. Read more.

Facebook expands Instagram Reels to India Reels - an Instagram feature that allows users to create 15-second video clips - is being extended into India in a bid to pick up customers from the recently-banned TikTok. Read more.

Sales soar 54% at Sosandar Sosandar has seen its sales climb by 54% during its first quarter, and has significantly cut its losses by 70%. The online retailer has said the performance showed “the strength of the company’s business model and continued demand for its offering.” Read more.