Anand Mahindra Burns Twitter User Who Asks Him To Buy A Car

Anand Mahindra Burns Twitter User Who Asks Him To Buy A Car

You don’t mess with people who’re worth 1.2 billion dollars. Anand Mahindra is one of the old-school industrialists who’s active on Twitter. Mahindra tweets regularly, and has managed to amass over 4 million followers. Most people tweet to him with fawning praise, or feedback, that he’s remarkably fast to react to. But there’s always the odd snarky user. Mahindra is a known car enthusiast. Today, he had tweeted about a car – the Pininfaria Maserati Birdcage….

Uber And Ola Drivers Are On Strike Today In Bangalore

Uber And Ola Drivers Are On Strike Today In Bangalore

Uber and Ola drivers across the country aren’t happy. After a protracted five-day strike in Hyderabad over the New Year weekend which had crippled transport across the city, Uber and Ola drivers are now on strike in Bangalore. The motivations for the strike are similar to those in Hyderabad – drivers are protesting the cuts in the earnings over the last few months. In Bangalore, drivers want the state government to put a cap on…

Hugo Barra Quits Xiaomi To Return To Silicon Valley

Hugo Barra Quits Xiaomi To Return To Silicon Valley

Xiaomi Vice President Hugo Barra has announced that he’s quitting the company to return to his roots in Silicon Valley. Barra had joined the Xiaomi in September 2013 after quitting a role at Google where was the Vice President of Android. At Xiaomi, he oversaw its expansion as within a few short years, it became one of the most valuable startups in the world. Recent reports, though, had speculated that Xiaomi $45 billion valuation was untenable. In a…

Not A Single Rupee Of Government’s Rs. 10,000 Crore Startup Fund Disbursed So Far

Not A Single Rupee Of Government’s Rs. 10,000 Crore Startup Fund Disbursed So Far

Exactly a year ago, the Modi government had launched its ambitious Startup India program. The launch had been grandiose – Modi himself had headlined the event that seen India’s startup community gather and lend its support. Unicorn founders had been present, government officials had been present, and detailed plans were laid out to unleash India’s startup revolution. A year later, many of the most ambitious plans that were announced during the event remain only on paper. The…

The US Has Sued Oracle For Hiring Too Many Indians

The US Has Sued Oracle For Hiring Too Many Indians

Silicon Valley has always had its fair share of Indians, but now there might just be too many for America’s liking. Earlier this week, the US Department of Labor sued Oracle for wage violations and hiring bias, alleging that the company displayed “hiring discrimination against qualified White, Hispanic, and African-American applicants in favor of Asian applicants, particularly Asian Indians.” The DOL says the discrimination stemmed from biased hiring strategies like “targeted recruitment, and referral bonuses that…

Former Google Search Guru Amit Singhal Joins Uber As SVP Of Engineering

Former Google Search Guru Amit Singhal Joins Uber As SVP Of Engineering

Amit Singhal, who’d quit Google last year after a 15 year-long stint at the company, wasn’t quite done with tech after all. He’s gone ahead and joined Uber as its SVP of Engineering. “I’m excited to announce that I’m joining Uber as SVP of Engineering,” he wrote in a blogpost. “After 15 wonderful years at Google working on search, I wasn’t sure that I would find an opportunity as exciting or potentially world-changing. But having…

Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma Issues Statement On Viral Video

Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma Issues Statement On Viral Video

Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma has finally spoken out about the video that had gone viral which showed him giving a passionate speech at Paytm’s annual party.   The video, which was originally published by OfficeChai, showed Sharma addressing his employees while on stage with rapper Raftaar. Sharma had claimed that Paytm had achieved in one year what other companies couldn’t in 10, and had said that Paytm should think big as to cause its competition…

This Indian Entrepreneur Just Bought A Full Front Page Ad On Times Of India Welcoming Donald Trump

This Indian Entrepreneur Just Bought A Full Front Page Ad On Times Of India Welcoming Donald Trump

The Times of India front page is usually a place for brands to launch their products, show off their deals, or announce their sales. But today, readers of Times of India and Economic Times were greeted with a picture of a beaming Donald Trump. Except that the ad hadn’t been commissioned by the man who’s stated to become America’s 45th President today. It was commissioned by the woman next to him. Her name is Devita…

This Is How Much Money ScoopWhoop Made In 2016

This Is How Much Money ScoopWhoop Made In 2016

Five friends started a hobby website in 2013. You wouldn’t believe what happened next. ScoopWhoop is today one of the most recognizable brands in the Indian internet space. With its India-centric, youth-friendly reporting, it’s amassed social media clout that can rival those of legacy media brands. And it’s making good money doing so. ScoopWhoop’s revenues neared Rs. 10 crore in the financial year ending 2016, rising threefold from last year. Its expenses, though, rose as well, and the…

Home Services Startup Taskbob Shuts Down

Home Services Startup Taskbob Shuts Down

There has been yet another shutdown in the home services space – and this time, it’s a big name. Mumbai-based Taskbob has shuttered its operations after over two years in the business. A mail to this effect was sent to Taskbob users by Aseem Khare, CEO and Founder. “..due to unforeseen circumstances, Taskbob will be shutting down its operations as of 19th January. All the orders already placed in the system will be duly processed,” the mail…

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