Ola Has Just Opened The First Charging Station For Its Electric Vehicles Fleet In Nagpur

Ola Has Just Opened The First Charging Station For Its Electric Vehicles Fleet In Nagpur

Tesla might’ve declared that it’ll face delays in entering the Indian market, but a homegrown company has already managed to launch a fleet of electric vehicles in the country. Nagpur has just become home to Ola’s first electric charging station in India. The station will power 200 Ola cars, rickshaws and buses, all of which will run on electricity. These 200 vehicles are owned by Ola, and the company will build four charging stations around the city to…

Hackers Troll Mark Zuckerberg On Harvard’s Student Paper On The Day Of His Commencement Address

Hackers Troll Mark Zuckerberg On Harvard’s Student Paper On The Day Of His Commencement Address

Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard commencement speech was meant to be a triumphant return to the alma mater for the Facebook founder. Zuckerberg had dropped out of Harvard in his second year to build what would become one of the world’s biggest technology companies. His return to campus, merely 13 years later, was meant to establish him in the pantheon of Harvard greats. Zuckerberg too had been hyping up the Commencement speech, building it up over the last few…

Driver-Owned Cab Aggregator Sewa Cab Begins Operations With A Cheeky Dig at Uber And Ola

Driver-Owned Cab Aggregator Sewa Cab Begins Operations With A Cheeky Dig at Uber And Ola

Delhi’s cab drivers have finally launched their own aggregator service, and they’ve started off by taking potshots at their former employers. “Cheaper than Ula-Ober,” proclaims a promotional poster for Sewa Cab, which began operations on 19th May. Sewa Cab had been conceived of during the driver strikes which had spread across the country earlier this year. Uber and Ola drivers had been protesting the decrease in their bonuses and incentives, and had been attempting to get…

Indian IT Employees Are Forming Their First Ever Workers’ Union As Threat Of Layoffs Loom

Indian IT Employees Are Forming Their First Ever Workers’ Union As Threat Of Layoffs Loom

  Last month, Biocon founder Kiran Mazumdar Shaw had said that IT jobs in India were rapidly getting commoditized. “Blue collar workers of the future are coders,” she’d tweeted. There had been some consternation at her remarks, and some unease — IT companies employs millions of middle class Indians, who wouldn’t think of describing themselves as blue collar. But Indian IT workers have now done the most blue collar thing ever — form a workers’ union. Stung…

Two Of India’s Youngest Billionaires Are Now Pitted Head-on In An Unlikely Sector — Food Coupons

Two Of India’s Youngest Billionaires Are Now Pitted Head-on In An Unlikely Sector — Food Coupons

India’s battle of billionaires is playing out in its food vouchers space. Just last month, Vijay Shekhar Sharma’s Paytm had launched its own food wallet, through which it planned to digitize the food coupons industry. Companies could transfer food coupons digitally into their employees’ wallets, who could then use them at outlets where Paytm was accepted. Paytm’s entry into the space was a clear threat to Sodexo, which with its physical coupons, was the current market leader….

Foodpanda Attempts To Cash In On Zomato Hack, Gets Roasted Instead

Foodpanda Attempts To Cash In On Zomato Hack, Gets Roasted Instead

Foodpanda attempted to rub salt into Zomato’s wounds after its recent hack, but things didn’t quite go as planned. Last week, Zomato had revealed that 17 million users accounts from its site had been stolen. The news had created quite a hubbub — Zomato had sought to assure its users that their credit card information was safe, while technical folks speculated on how the attack had taken place. Amidst all this, Zomato Chief Technocrat Gunjan Patidar…

Researchers Have Managed To Crack “Over Half” Of Zomato’s Stolen Passwords, Say Its Security Was Outdated

Researchers Have Managed To Crack “Over Half” Of Zomato’s Stolen Passwords, Say Its Security Was Outdated

Zomato has sought to assure users that their passwords is safe after being stolen from their database yesterday, but new reports are now questioning their claims. Zomato’s a fairly well-known brand across the world, so its hack has attracted the attention of the world media. Among the publications that were tracking the developments was Vice. Vice reporters downloaded the sample that was available on the Dark Web, and with relatively little effort, were able to crack…

Infamous Startup Troll Unicon Baba Appears To Have Finally Been Outed

Infamous Startup Troll Unicon Baba Appears To Have Finally Been Outed

Forget unit economics, scaling, and profitability — the question that had been most vexed startup founders over the last year was: who is Unicon Baba? Unicon Baba had started off as a anonymous twitter account in March 2016. He was hardly the first anonymous account to tweet about startups — the ecosystem seems to be a magnet for people who want to discuss opinions behind the anonymity of the internet. But Unicon Baba had taken off…

Zomato’s Hacker Says He Stole Its Data To Force It To Start A Bug Bounty Program, Company Accepts Demands

Zomato’s Hacker Says He Stole Its Data To Force It To Start A Bug Bounty Program, Company Accepts Demands

It turns out that Zomato’s hack today — which exposed 17 million of its users’ emails and passwords — was only meant to give the company a wake up call. Zomato has now announced that they’re now in touch with the hacker, who went by the name of “nclay”. “The hacker has been very cooperative with us. He/she wanted us to acknowledge security vulnerabilities in our system and work with the ethical hacker community to plug…

Uber Has Launched Uber Freight, Its Long Haul Trucking Solution

Uber Has Launched Uber Freight, Its Long Haul Trucking Solution

Uber’s been coming up with some pretty out-there product launches in the recent past — last year, it put self driving cars on the roads, and a month ago, had come up with a concept to launch flying taxis by 2020. Uber’s latest launch, though big, is a lot more grounded. Uber has officially launched Uber Freight, its long haul trucking service. “We hope to empower a community of carriers by providing upfront, transparent pricing that’s…

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