Google Fired James Damore, But All 25 Finalists In Its Code Jam Coding Competition Are Men

Google Fired James Damore, But All 25 Finalists In Its Code Jam Coding Competition Are Men

Google might have fired James Damore for saying that the higher proportion of men in engineering positions wasn’t because of explicit discrimination, but its own non-discriminatory coding competition has thrown up some embarrassing results for the search giant. All 25 finalists in Google’s Code Jam — its annual coding competition that attracts the best programmers on the planet — were men. In fact, a report had claimed that no woman has ever made it to the…

Author Rashmi Bansal Wants Intern To Work For A Year For A “Small Stipend”, Gets Trolled

Author Rashmi Bansal Wants Intern To Work For A Year For A “Small Stipend”, Gets Trolled

Author Rashmi Bansal has stirred up debate about unpaid internships in India by posting a job opening in which she says she’ll only pay a small stipend to an intern who’ll work with her for a year. Bansal, who’s written books like Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish, and also founded youth magazine JAM, said she was looking for an intern to help her with her projects. “I am looking for a hungry and foolish young person who…

Snapdeal Employees Write Anonymous Letter To Prime Minster And CBI, Attack Founders

Snapdeal Employees Write Anonymous Letter To Prime Minster And CBI, Attack Founders

Snapdeal’s sorry saga has now reached the office of the Prime Minister of India. A group of anonymous Snapdeal employees have written about their grievances to a host of high ranking officials, including the Prime Minister of India, the leader of opposition and the commerce Minister. They allege that Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal did not let Snapdeal’s merger with Flipkart go through for personal reasons. The letter, was reviewed by Moneycontrol, also says that…

A Bot From Elon Musk’s OpenAI Has Thrashed The World’s Top Players At Dota 2

A Bot From Elon Musk’s OpenAI Has Thrashed The World’s Top Players At Dota 2

Most of Elon Musk’s usually center around some grand plan to save humanity. Tesla creates electric cars to help humans tide over the energy crisis; SpaceX sends rockets to space to turn them into a multi-planetary civilization. But every once in a while, Musk’s startups do something that’s a lot more relatable — like play Dota 2. A bot from Elon Musk’s OpenAI initiative has just thrashed the world’s best players at Dota 2. In…

Google’s Mumbai Hoarding Marries Offline And Online, Gives Real-Time Updates On Traffic

Google’s Mumbai Hoarding Marries Offline And Online, Gives Real-Time Updates On Traffic

Hoardings are often known to be creative, but this one is also useful. Google has installed a giant hoarding promoting Google Maps in Mumbai. Instead of talking about how effective Google Maps is, or showing happy Google Maps customers, the hoarding simply shows off real-time Google Maps results for the road it’s situated on. A sharper image taken this morn. pic.twitter.com/7pPeDDgCB7 — Haresh Chawla (@hchawlah) August 11, 2017 The hoarding has a large map of…

Softbank Invests In Flipkart, Now Controls All Large Indian E-Commerce Players

Softbank Invests In Flipkart, Now Controls All Large Indian E-Commerce Players

Softbank now officially has a finger in every pie in the Indian e-commerce space. Flipkart has announced that Softbank has become the latest investor in its business. The investment is part of the previously announced financing round, where Flipkart had raised capital from Tencent, eBay and Microsoft. After this financing round, Flipkart says it will have in excess of $4 billion of cash (Rs. 26,000 crore) on its balance sheet. The investment is reportedly worth $2 billion,…

Police So Impressed By Arrested Ola Employee’s Hacking Skills They Now Want To Hire Him

Police So Impressed By Arrested Ola Employee’s Hacking Skills They Now Want To Hire Him

The Ola employee, who’d been arrested by the Bangalore police for creating an app that hacked Aadhar data, has found a job offer while behind bars. Bangalore police are so impressed by Abhinav Srivastava’s hacking skills that they’re now looking to hire him as a cybersecurity expert, Deccan Herald has reported. Srivastava, 31, had been arrested by the Bangalore Police last week for developing an app which illegally accessed Aadhar data. Srivastava, a graduate of…

Even As E-Commerce Companies Flounder, Future Group Doubles Quarterly Profits To Rs. 148 Crore

Even As E-Commerce Companies Flounder, Future Group Doubles Quarterly Profits To Rs. 148 Crore

You’ve got to hand it to Kishore Biyani — when he talks the talk, he makes sure he walks the walk. Biyani has, over the years, been among the most strident voices against e-commerce in India. “It’s stupid to be in the e-commerce space,” he’s said in June.  Last year, he’d ominously predicted that none of the online grocers would survive. All this while, he’d kept building his own retail business which operates Big Bazaar and…

Google Is Getting Trolled For Firing An Engineer Who Questioned Its Diversity Practices

Google Is Getting Trolled For Firing An Engineer Who Questioned Its Diversity Practices

Google’s decision to fire an engineer who wrote a 10-page memo questioning the company’s diversity hiring practices is coming under some fire of its own. Two days ago, a memo had gone internally viral within Google. The memo, which was written by Google Software Engineer James Damore, talked in detail about how Google’s diversity hiring efforts were misplaced, and said how the company should value diversity in thought instead. The author had called Google an…

Dunzo’s Investor Says The Company Is Struggling To Raise Further Funding

Dunzo’s Investor Says The Company Is Struggling To Raise Further Funding

A company that’s hugely popular among customers might not always find the love among the investment community. Dunzo, a Bangalore-based app that lets people order services online is struggling to raise additional funding, its investor has said. “Sad state of series A market that this incredible consumer delight Dunzo not recognized for what it is/can be,” bemoaned Karthik Reddy, cofounder and Managing Partner at Blume Ventures, which had invested in the app in 2015. He added that…

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