Bangalore-Based “Entrepreneurs” Have No Money To Fund App Development, Become Chain Snatchers

Bangalore-Based “Entrepreneurs” Have No Money To Fund App Development, Become Chain Snatchers

Startup founders are expected to hustle in order to build their business, but this might be taking things a little too far. Bangalore-based MN Jabiuddin and G Arun Kumar, like many other hopeful entrepreneurs in their city, had an idea. They wanted to create an app that would list out the schools in the city, allowing parents to conveniently choose one for their kids. But they had a problem — they had no ready cash,…

How A Simple One-Word Coding Error Let Hackers Steal Rs. 200 Crore From An Ethereum Wallet

How A Simple One-Word Coding Error Let Hackers Steal Rs. 200 Crore From An Ethereum Wallet

  Kids, this is why you pay attention in computer science class. A simple, one-word error in the code of an ethereum wallet has allowed cyber criminals to make away with $30 million in the cryptocurrency. Smart contract coding company Parity yesterday issued a security alert, warning of a vulnerability in version 1.5 or later of its wallet software. The company asked customers to quickly move their money into other accounts, but by the time users could react, 150,000…

Reliance Announces “Free” JioPhone With Unlimited Calls And SMSes

Reliance Announces “Free” JioPhone With Unlimited Calls And SMSes

When Reliance Jio provided free calling, dirt cheap internet, and notched up 120 million users, it was only getting started. Jio has just launched the JioPhone, a 4G VoLTE phone that will cater to the India’s 50 crore feature phone users. Reliance says the phone is made in India and made for India, will help millions of Indian users to leapfrog into 4G technology. “Data is the oxygen of digital life, and no Indian should suffer from data…

India Will Get Its First Televised Counter Strike Tournament This Month

India Will Get Its First Televised Counter Strike Tournament This Month

Counter Strike might’ve caused your college GPA to fall by a few points, but it can now get you on TV. India will host its first ever televised Counter Strike tournament later this month. Called the ESL India Premiership, it will host three competitive games — Clash Royale, DOTA 2 and Counter Strike, with the Counter Strike: Go tournament being telecast live on DSport. The organizers say there’s a lucrative Rs. 65 lakh kitty for the winners.  Competitive…

Hotstar’s Site Crashes On Games Of Thrones Premiere, Angers Users

Hotstar’s Site Crashes On Games Of Thrones Premiere, Angers Users

There’s trouble beyond the (pay)wall. Hotstar had been aggressively promoting the Game of Thrones Season 7 premiere on its streaming service. The company had done its bit in attracting users — hotStar was to air the episode at 7:30 am, mere hours after its US broadcast. This would’ve been the soonest Indian audiences would be able to legally watch the show — on TV, Star World was to air will air it at 11 pm on Tuesday. And Hotstar had…

India Has Just Overtaken The US To Become Facebook’s Biggest Market

India Has Just Overtaken The US To Become Facebook’s Biggest Market

As of 13th July 2017, India has more Facebook users than anywhere else in the world. Facebook is now reporting to its advertisers that India has 241 million “potential active users”, compared to 240 million potential active users in the United States. This is the first time a country has overtaken Facebook’s home country in terms of users. It was a development that had been cards; India is the 2nd most populous country in the world,…

Former Flipkart HR Head Nitin Seth Says He Was Fired, Sends Legal Notice To Company

Former Flipkart HR Head Nitin Seth Says He Was Fired, Sends Legal Notice To Company

It turns out that Flipkart’s COO Nitin Seth might not have quit of his own volition. Seth has sent Flipkart a legal notice over his ouster, Economic Times reports. He was supposedly fired from the company, and is unhappy over how the process was carried out. In the legal notice, Seth has challenged his removal, and says that the move was illegal. Seth had left Flipkart on 31st May this year. He had joined the company in February 2016 as its…

Uber-Ola Competitor UTOO Cabs Suspends Operations In Hyderabad And Bangalore

Uber-Ola Competitor UTOO Cabs Suspends Operations In Hyderabad And Bangalore

Uber and Ola might not be making any money at the moment, but their competitors aren’t doing any better. Uber-Ola competitor UTOO Cabs has suspended its operations in Hyderabad and Bangalore. “Our services are currently suspended. UTOO will be back soon in a new avatar,” says a message on its app. The company appears to be still running its operations in Chennai.   Chennai-based UTOO had been launched in June last year to take on Uber and Ola, and…

User Discovers Bug In UrbanClap That Lets Customers Order Unlimited Services For Free

User Discovers Bug In UrbanClap That Lets Customers Order Unlimited Services For Free

UrbanClap has become the latest startup to have its tech compromised by a part-time hacker. An UrbanClap user has claimed he was able to book unlimited services — for free — on the home services startup. Udit Agarwal, a software engineer with Amazon, says he was able to exploit a vulnerability in UrbanClap’s payment gateway to bypass its checks. By simply modifying a API call, he was able to convince UrbanClap’s servers he’d paid when he had…

ScoopWhoop App’s Rating Falls To 1.2 After Hundreds Of Angry Internet Users Hit It With One-Star Ratings

ScoopWhoop App’s Rating Falls To 1.2 After Hundreds Of Angry Internet Users Hit It With One-Star Ratings

Hell hath no fury like internet denizens scorned. Hundreds of angry internet content creators have descended upon ScoopWhoop’s app and left it with unflattering reviews and one star ratings on the Play Store. ScoopWhoop’s App currently has nearly two thousand one-star reviews, and its rating has fallen to 1.2. The entire episode appears to have begun on 8th July, when a ScoopWhoop employee allegedly asked Andi Mandi Memes, a small Facebook page, to remove a meme they’d…

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