Corona Time Is Boom Time For Edutech Startups

Corona Time Is Boom Time For Edutech Startups

The coronavirus outbreak has changed the education paradigm, perhaps for all times to come. As schools and colleges in India enter their fourth month of forced closure, edutech companies are making deep inroads into imparting education in online modes. At a time when a Nasscom survey brings out that about 90% startups are reporting a decline in revenues, 30-40% temporarily halting operations or are in the process of closing down, and 70% having a cash…

These Industries Could Hire Aggressively Come In The Post-Corona Period

These Industries Could Hire Aggressively Come In The Post-Corona Period

While there is general gloom all around at the adverse impact of coronavirus on the employment scene, once the pandemic is past – and maybe even before that – there could be a surge of employment offers in certain sectors.  Home delivery, warehousing and logistics businesses are areas in which there could be increased job opportunities. It is believed that it may take a long time for the buyers to become comfortable once again in…

A Group Of Bangalore Entrepreneurs Is Creating An App To Track People Infected With Coronavirus

A Group Of Bangalore Entrepreneurs Is Creating An App To Track People Infected With Coronavirus

As India fights the spread of deadly coronavirus, a startup in Bengaluru is developing an app and creating technological solutions to help the government track and monitor people in home quarantine, reports Livemint.  The app, called ‘Q-app’ (quarantine app) is expected to go live this week. It aims to live-track those in home quarantine as well as provide colour-coded information to identify areas with large number of positive cases. There is an urgent need for…

Sellers On Amazon Can Purchase Fake Reviews For Around 15 Euros Each: Report

Sellers On Amazon Can Purchase Fake Reviews For Around 15 Euros Each: Report

According to a Daily Mail investigation, sellers on the online platform Amazon are purchasing fake reviews for around 15 euro each (about Rs 1,200).  It is reported that the companies selling fake reviews rely on an army of ‘testers’ who buy the products to post the four and five-star reviews online. By buying the products, the testers ensure that the reviews they post get classified as ‘Amazon Verified’ purchases. The testers get the refund for…

Bengaluru Is India’s Highest Paying City, Says Randstad 2019 Report

Bengaluru Is India’s Highest Paying City, Says Randstad 2019 Report

According to Randstad Insights Salary Trends Report, 2019, Bengaluru remains India’s highest paying city for the third year in succession. The average annual cost to company (CTC) in the city for talent across junior level stood at Rs 5.27 lakh, Rs 16.45 lakh for mid-level and Rs 35.45 lakh for senior level. The second and third places were taken by Hyderabad and Mumbai for junior level roles, Mumbai and National Capital Region (NCR) for mid-level roles…

Delivery Hero To Buy South Korea’s Woowa for $4 Billion 

Delivery Hero To Buy South Korea’s Woowa for $4 Billion 

  It is the world’s biggest food delivery app deal. Germany’s Delivery Hero has agreed to buy its South Korean rival top food delivery app operator Woowa Brothers for US $ 4 billion and form a joint venture. Founder and CEO of Woowa, Kim Bong-Jin, 43, will head the newly formed venture.  Woowa Brothers was established in South Korea in 2010 as a food delivery firm. It grew fast to become the country’s top online…

Facebook, Google No Longer Among Top 10 Best Places To Work: Glassdoor’s 2020 List

Facebook, Google No Longer Among Top 10 Best Places To Work: Glassdoor’s 2020 List

  The times in Silicon Valley, they are a changin’.  According to annual rankings released by Glassdoor, Silicon Valley giants Facebook and Google no longer occupy positions among the top ten places to work in the United States. While Google has slipped to the number 11 position, Facebook – which was rated the best place to work three times in the last ten years – has been relegated to number 23. Google, which occupied the…

Ratan Tata Has Shared A Startup Pitch Deck Template For Entrepreneurs On Instagram

Ratan Tata Has Shared A Startup Pitch Deck Template For Entrepreneurs On Instagram

Ratan Tata might be 81, but he sure is keeping up with the times.  Ratan Tata had created a bit of a social media splash last month after he’d joined Instagram. Like any other self-respecting Instagram celebrity, he’d thus far been sharing pictures with his dog, throwback pictures of his time as a student, and even a picture with JRD Tata. But now he’s gone ahead and done something that isn’t all that common on…

500 Indian Startups To Get $250,000 From WhatsApp As Facebook Ad Credits

500 Indian Startups To Get $250,000 From WhatsApp As Facebook Ad Credits

WhatsApp has taken its initiative to support Indian startups another step forward. The Facebook-owned company has announced an investment of $250,000 worth ad credits into the Indian startup ecosystem to help entrepreneurs better connect with customers and grow businesses. The amount would be given to 500 startups approved by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). According to a statement issued by the company, each startup would get $500 (about Rs 36,000)…

Patanjali Appears To Be Rising Once Again, Reports Highest-Ever Revenue For HY 2019-20 

Patanjali Appears To Be Rising Once Again, Reports Highest-Ever Revenue For HY 2019-20 

Until a few years ago, Patanjali was the rising star on India’s FMCG space. With revenues of over Rs. 10,000 crore, it had shot past incumbents like ITC Consumer and Godrej, and had its eyes trained on the top spot. Its astonishing growth had also led to some bold pronouncements  — Patanjali could soon annouce its IPO, Baba Ramdev had hinted, and Patanjali had planned to expand into other verticals, including fashion. But the fairytale growth story…

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