Google Has Quietly Removed References To “Don’t Be Evil” From Its Code Of Conduct

Google Has Quietly Removed References To “Don’t Be Evil” From Its Code Of Conduct

One of corporate world’s most memorable mottos is slowly getting phased out by a company that seems to be adapting to the changing times. Google has quietly removed references to “Don’t be evil” from its code of conduct sometime between April and May, Gizmodo reports. Google’s code of conduct, which lays down how the company expects its employees to operate, now no longer seems to focus on “Don’t be evil,” but instead makes vague references that work at…

Ola Is Now Letting Users Take Rides For Free And Pay A Consolidated Bill After 15 Days

Ola Is Now Letting Users Take Rides For Free And Pay A Consolidated Bill After 15 Days

For a service that didn’t even exist until 5 years ago, app-based cab rides now come with a surprising number of frills. After introducing entertainment systems in its cabs, and everything from day-long rentals to outstation rides, Ola now is testing out a feature where it’ll let users pay for their cab rides up to 15 days after they take them. Called Ola Credit, Ola says the service lets users “ride now and pay later.” This means that…

Sachin Basnsal Was Pushed Out Of Flipkart, Says Mint Report

Sachin Bansal’s billion-dollar exit from Flipkart might be the the biggest outcome yet for an Indian founder, but it might not have happened of his own free will. Bansal was been pushed out of Flipkart by Tiger Global’s Lee Fixel and other members of the board, says a new report from Mint. Bansal was reportedly keen on a bigger operational role at Flipkart after Walmart’s acquisition, but didn’t find support from board members Fixel and Accel Partners’…

UrbanClap CEO Accidentally Marks Customer On Email While Telling Employees To “Ignore Him Completely”

UrbanClap CEO Accidentally Marks Customer On Email While Telling Employees To “Ignore Him Completely”

The reply-all button can be a brutal leveler, whether you’re a lowly intern or a high-flying CEO. Urban Clap’s CEO Abhiraj Bhal appears to have accidentally hit reply-all on a customer complaint, which meant that his comment, which was presumably meant only for Urban Clap employees, ended up in the inbox of the customer himself. To make matters worse, the comment itself wasn’t flattering — “Please ignore him completely. Nobody should answer his queries,” Bhal…

Pune Supermarket Chain Trolls All E-Commerce Companies By Listing Their Losses On Its Website

Pune Supermarket Chain Trolls All E-Commerce Companies By Listing Their Losses On Its Website

While experts are debating whether e-commerce businesses are sustainable, and whether they’ll end up killing traditional brick-and-mortar business, or whether they’ll ever make any money, a Pune-based supermarket chain has made its stance known in very public fashion. Dorabjee’s, which runs supermarket and grocery stores in Pune, has a website which greets users with a “Why we have not started online shopping… YET!” It then asks users to scroll down, and doesn’t present any arguments…

Flipkart’s First Angel Investor Turns Rs. 10 Lakh Investment Into Rs. 130 Crore After Walmart Deal

Flipkart’s First Angel Investor Turns Rs. 10 Lakh Investment Into Rs. 130 Crore After Walmart Deal

The vast majority of angel investments don’t work out, but ones that do sure end up working out quite well. Ashish Gupta, who was the first angel investor in Flipkart, will have turned an initial investment of Rs. 10 lakh into a staggering Rs. 130 crore after Flipkart was acquired by Walmart this week, reports Hindustan Times. Gupta had written a cheque for Rs. 10 lakh for Sachin and Binny Bansal when they were raising…

Will Catch Up With Computer Games, Brush Up My Coding Skills: Sachin Bansal On Quitting Flipkart

Will Catch Up With Computer Games, Brush Up My Coding Skills: Sachin Bansal On Quitting Flipkart

Retiring after a fulfilling career is good, but retiring at 36 with Rs. 6,500 crore in the bank is even better. After walking away from Flipkart after it was acquired by Walmart at a valuation of Rs. 1,34,000 crore, Sachin Bansal already has his plans sorted for the coming months. “I’ll be taking some long time off and focus on finishing a few personal projects which I haven’t been able to find time for,” he…

After Flipkart’s Mega Deal With Walmart, Future Group Says It’ll Sell A Minority Stake To “Global Retailer”

After Flipkart’s Mega Deal With Walmart, Future Group Says It’ll Sell A Minority Stake To “Global Retailer”

The Flipkart-Walmart deal might’ve just set off a domino effect that could end up upending India’s retail sector. After Flipkart was acquired yesterday by Walmart for Rs. 1,34,000 crore in the biggest ever e-commerce deal anywhere in the world, Kishore Biyani’s Future Group has now said that it’s looking to sell a minority stake to a global retailer. “I will sell a minority stake to the strongest global retailer,” Biyani told Economic Times. Biyani could…

16 Rarely-Seen Pictures From Flipkart’s Incredible Rs.1,34,000 Crore, Decade-Long Journey

16 Rarely-Seen Pictures From Flipkart’s Incredible Rs.1,34,000 Crore, Decade-Long Journey

After months of speculation, Flipkart is now officially a part of Walmart. The US-based retailer acquired it at a valuation of Rs. 1,34,000 crore, and created history in more ways than one. Flipkart is Walmart’s biggest-ever acquisition in the e-commerce space. The Flipkart deal is also the biggest exit ever for an Indian startup, and more incredibly, Walmart’s Flipkart infusion is the biggest foreign investment into an Indian company. With these milestones, it’s easy to…

Here’s How India’s Startup Ecosystem Has Reacted To Flipkart’s Rs. 1,34,000 Crore Walmart Deal

Here’s How India’s Startup Ecosystem Has Reacted To Flipkart’s Rs. 1,34,000 Crore Walmart Deal

Flipkart has just been acquired by Walmart at a valuation of Rs. 1,34,000 crore, and India’s startup ecosystem is abuzz. And with good reason — it’s not only the biggest acquisition ever for an Indian startup, but it’s also the biggest ever FDI investment into any Indian company. Here’s how India’s startup ecosystem is reacting to Flipkart’s mega deal. Entrepreneurs in the e-commerce space hailed Flipkart’s acquisition, even though Flipkart would now have even more…

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