Airtel’s Diwali Awareness Campaign Backfires, Angry Customers Threaten To Boycott Its Services

Airtel’s Diwali Awareness Campaign Backfires, Angry Customers Threaten To Boycott Its Services

All of Airtel’s troubles aren’t caused by Reliance Jio — its own social media team isn’t helping. On the occasion of Diwali, Airtel’s Twitter handle put out two tweets. Instead of simply wishing its customers a happy Diwali, Airtel sought to impart some awareness as well. One tweet urged users to “join us in the fight against pollution”, while another featured a mute button, and wished customers a “noise-free Diwali.” The Airtel family wishes you…

Paytm’s Lucky Lifafa Lets Users Send Random Amounts Of Money To Friends And Family On Diwali

Paytm’s Lucky Lifafa Lets Users Send Random Amounts Of Money To Friends And Family On Diwali

Paytm has turned a Diwali tradition into a clever growth hack. The company today launched Lucky Lifafa, which would allow users to send random amounts of money to friends and family. Users can choose which amount they wish to distribute, and can then create a link. This link can be shared among friends and family, and people clicking on it will get random amounts from the total amount chosen. Paytm says this is its way of reinventing…

Google Introduces Calorie-Counting Feature In Google Maps, Withdraws It After Outrage

Google Introduces Calorie-Counting Feature In Google Maps, Withdraws It After Outrage

Easily-offended people are now influencing product development decisions at large tech companies. Earlier this week, Google Maps rolled out a feature that let users know how many calories they’d burn if those chose to walk to their destination, as opposed to taking the car. The Google Maps UI showed a small calories burnt number next to the distance walked, and to put the number into context, it showed a little factoid, saying that one cupcake…

WhatsApp Now Lets Users Share Their Live Locations With Friends

WhatsApp Now Lets Users Share Their Live Locations With Friends

If you have friends who resolutely claim they’re five minutes away but end up reaching hours later, WhatsApp might have a solution. WhatsApp has said it’s rolling out a new feature that allows users to share their location in real-time. WhatsApp currently let users share their static locations, but now users will now be able to let friends and family track them live. The feature is likely to be useful for people who might want to share…

Instamojo Founder Says That The Company Was On The Verge Of Shutting Down Earlier This Year

Instamojo Founder Says That The Company Was On The Verge Of Shutting Down Earlier This Year

Even seemingly successful startups have to deal with challenges that the outside world knows little about. Instamojo, which has raised over Rs. 30 crore from investors and services 3 lakh businesses across India, was on the verge of shutting down earlier this year, founder Sampad Swain has said. Instamojo had last raised money in late 2014, and was supposed to raise more in 2016. But investors supposedly pulled out after demonetization exercise, feeling that they no…

Reliance Will Be The Biggest Competitor To Flipkart And Amazon By Next Year: Mohandas Pai

Reliance Will Be The Biggest Competitor To Flipkart And Amazon By Next Year: Mohandas Pai

Flipkart and Amazon may be slugging it out for the top spot in India’s e-commerce stakes, but they could be upstaged by a powerful new competitor by next year. Former Infosys CFO Mohandas Pai believes that Reliance Retail will be the biggest threat to Amazon and Flipkart over the next twelve months. “Reliance Retail will be the biggest challenger to Flipkart, Amazon next year,” Pai told PTI. “In e-commerce, the biggest threat to Amazon and Flipkart will…

Ideas For Games for Office Teambuilding

Ideas For Games for Office Teambuilding

A team that is united and works well together is way more productive, effective and successful. Oh, not to mention a lot happier and relaxed about work. But we all know that in order to get to such a state, you have to really need careful planning and organization in terms of team building activities. In order to make sure you avoid those situations when the activities proposed to get more rolling eyeballs than high-fives,…

Microsoft Has Built Treehouses For Its Employees Where They Can Conduct Meetings

Microsoft Has Built Treehouses For Its Employees Where They Can Conduct Meetings

Microsoft has taken the open office idea to a whole new extreme — it’s taken it outdoors. Microsoft has created treehouses in its Redmond, Washington campus where employees can attend meetings. Suspended twelve feet above the ground, these treehouses are large wooden structures that are built into giant fir trees. They sit on the grounds of Microsoft’s 500 acre campus, and let employees collaborate, presumably with the wind rustling through tree leaves and the smell of…

8 Reasons Why Bitcoin Will Not Replace Fiat Currency — And Why It Could Be A Massive Bubble

8 Reasons Why Bitcoin Will Not Replace Fiat Currency — And Why It Could Be A Massive Bubble

Bitcoin has enjoyed a breathtaking run over the last couple of weeks. People had speculated that the volatile cryptocurrency was in trouble after it had shed as much as 40% of its value in September, falling from a high of $4,800 to nearly $3000. But bitcoin is back with a bang — it now trades at $5,700, after touching a lifetime high of $5,855 today. Much of bitcoin’s valuation comes from a belief that it’ll…

This Is What The World Seems To Think About Indian Software Engineers — And It’s Not Flattering

This Is What The World Seems To Think About Indian Software Engineers — And It’s Not Flattering

India might think of itself as an IT powerhouse, but the rest of the world doesn’t seem to quite agree. The owner of an India-based mobile development agency posted a question yesterday on Hacker News. Hacker News is a popular online forum run by startup accelerator Y Combinator, and the poster, who chose to remain anonymous, seemed to imply that it was hard to find work because of the negative perception around Indian software companies. “How…

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