Zomato Wins Both Praise And Brickbats For Response To Customer Who Wanted A Non-Muslim Delivery Partner

Zomato Wins Both Praise And Brickbats For Response To Customer Who Wanted A Non-Muslim Delivery Partner

In today’s age of social media conformism, new developments are usually met either with fawning praise or with rabid anger. Zomato, through a simple tweet in which it publicly reprimanded a customer on social media, has managed to elicit both. Zomato is earning both bouquets and brickbats for its response to a customer who wanted his delivery to be made by a non-Muslim delivery partner because it was the holy Hindu period of Shrawan. “Just…

Bangalore’s Traffic Signals Now Use Google Maps Data To Dynamically Regulate Signal Timings

Bangalore’s Traffic Signals Now Use Google Maps Data To Dynamically Regulate Signal Timings

The online and offline worlds are converging, and they’re converging with a vengeance. Six traffic signals in Electronic City in Bangalore now use Google Maps technology to measure the volume and speed of traffic, and dynamically regulate their timings. The signals run on something called Dynamic Signalling technology, which modify wait times based on the amount of traffic passing through them.  “During peak hours one, rightly spends some time at the signal but, during non-peak hours,…

Truecaller Signs Up Indian Users For UPI Without Their Consent, Company Says It Was A Bug

Truecaller Signs Up Indian Users For UPI Without Their Consent, Company Says It Was A Bug

India’s digital payments space has been growing quite rapidly in the recent past, but it clearly isn’t growing fast enough for Truecaller — it’s gone ahead and spurred some growth that isn’t quite organic. Several Indian Truecaller users have been surprised to find out they’ve been signed up for UPI without their knowledge. Users discovered that upon updating their Truecaller apps, an encrypted SMS had been sent to verify their phone number, and they’d then…

What Will Job Search Be Like in the Next 5 Years?

What Will Job Search Be Like in the Next 5 Years?

In this modern digital age, the scenario of job search is completely different than it was decades back. People hardly look up the newspapers to find job vacancies and they have stopped mailing forms and resumes by post. Almost all job ads are posted on job search site and candidates can share their digital profiles to reveal their qualifications. Both employers and job seekers save countless hours ever since technology has revolutionized job search. The…

Flipkart Makes First Offline Foray, Opens Furninture Experience Center In Bangalore

Flipkart Makes First Offline Foray, Opens Furninture Experience Center In Bangalore

India e-commerce upstarts aren’t yet beating their offline counterparts, but they sure appear to be joining them. Flipkart, which has been proclaiming how its e-commerce model would end up disrupting traditional retail, has opened a “furniture experience center” in Bangalore. Flipkart said that the 1800 square feet space aims to give customers a glimpse into the selection that it offers in its furniture category, apart from creating awareness around seamless buying and installation. While Flipkart’s subsidiaries have previously…

Reliance Jio Is Now Officially India’s Biggest Telecom Operator, Just Three Years After It Was Launched

Reliance Jio Is Now Officially India’s Biggest Telecom Operator, Just Three Years After It Was Launched

Less than three years after it was launched, Jio’s disruption of India’s telecom sector is finally complete. Reliance Jio is now India’s largest telecom player by the number of subscribers. As of June 2019, Jio has 33.1 crore subscribers, edging ahead of Vodafone Idea, which had 32 crore subscribers. Jio’s subscriber growth  over the last two quarters has been stellar — in September 2018, it had 25.2 crore subscribers, which grew to 30.6 crore by March. This growth…

Zomato’s Infinity Dining To Let Customers Can Eat As Much As They Like At Restaurants For A Fixed Fee

Zomato’s Infinity Dining To Let Customers Can Eat As Much As They Like At Restaurants For A Fixed Fee

Say what you will about Zomato, but there’s probably no other company that keeps coming up with as many innovations in the food tech space as it does. After introducing Zomato Gold, through which subscribers could get a dish free with another dish each time they dined at select restaurants, and Zomato Treats, through which subscribers got a free dessert each time they ordered online, Zomato has now introduced something called Infinity Dining. Infinity Dining,…

Byju’s To Replace Oppo On Team India’s Jerseys, Will Become First Indian Startup To Sponsor Indian Cricket Team

Byju’s To Replace Oppo On Team India’s Jerseys, Will Become First Indian Startup To Sponsor Indian Cricket Team

If there’s ever a sign that India’s startup ecosystem has come of age, it might just be this. Byju’s will replace Oppo as the chief sponsor of Team India’s cricket jersey from September this year. Chinese smartphone company Oppo had paid a whopping Rs. 1079 crore for the rights to display its brand name on India’s cricket team jerseys in March 2017 for a period of five years, but is now handing over the contract…

What U.S. Cities Were Just Named Best For Business Travel?

What U.S. Cities Were Just Named Best For Business Travel?

In a recent Fundera study published by Newsweek, Los Angeles was just named as the best U.S. city for business travel. It was chosen from a list of 51 cities with the largest population, and ranked alongside nine other ideal destinations. To determine the rankings, experts with Fundera looked at factors such as hotel availability and cost, commute time and distance, dining, entertainment, access to public transportation, and the average size of convention centers within…

UrbanClap CEO Abhiraj Bhal On His Company’s International Expansion, Its Financials, And Why He Still Drives An i10

UrbanClap CEO Abhiraj Bhal On His Company’s International Expansion, Its Financials, And Why He Still Drives An i10

India’s home services market has seen quite a bit of churn over the years — several companies have tried their hands at cracking the space, but it hasn’t always been easy. Several startups shut down along the way, and others ended up being acquired by bigger players. One company that’s been going strong since being founded in 2014 is UrbanClap. It’s raised $110 million (Rs. 770 crore) so far, and at a reported valuation of…

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