Flipkart to increase technology team’s headcount by 50%

BENGALURU: Flipkart will spend more on technology this year, as it ramps up its online capabilities, especially in mobile, thereby boosting the headcount of its technology and engineering teams by at least half. This comes at a time when India’s largest ecommerce firm is locked in a battle for supremacy with arch rivals Amazon and Snapdeal.”We continue to very heavily invest in the mobile space. Within the mobile space, there are so many sensors in your device that we’re investing more and more in computer vision, speech recognition, location analysis,” Flipkart CTO Peeyush Ranjan told ET. “As you invest in the science, you can utilise that in visual search, you can utilise that in similarity of t-shirts or clothes or whatever,” said Ranjan who was hired late last year from…


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