BHU Professor Develops Application That Blocks Pornographic Sites, Plays Bhajans Instead

BHU Professor Develops Application That Blocks Pornographic Sites, Plays Bhajans Instead

Digital India has arrived, and it’s arrived with a bang. A BHU professor has teamed up with a web developer to take on what he clearly feels is the biggest scourge afflicting India — pornography. Vijay Nath Mishra, who’s a Professor of Neurology at the Banaras Hindu University, has developed an application that claims to help people get over their pornography additions. It does it in the most bizarre fashion imaginable — it gets their…

Infibeam Doubles Its Quarterly Profit, And Shows How E-Commerce Can Still Be Viable

Infibeam Doubles Its Quarterly Profit, And Shows How E-Commerce Can Still Be Viable

Infibeam appears to have cracked the e-commerce model. After posting a profit of Rs. 12 crore in the last quarter, the company has managed to more than double its profits to Rs. 28 crore for the quarter ending 30th September. Its revenues are also up a smart 72%, rising from Rs. 119 crore last quarter to Rs. 205 crore this quarter. And the markets have been richly rewarding Infibeam’s performance — its stock up nearly…

Paytm Introduces Buy Now-Pay Later Option, Much Like Your Neighbourhood Kiranawala

Paytm Introduces Buy Now-Pay Later Option, Much Like Your Neighbourhood Kiranawala

The more things change, the more they remain the same. E-commerce companies had sought to disrupt local mom-and-pop shops, but they’re now emulating many of the features that they offered. Paytm has said it’s launched a Buy Now Pay Later option that’ll let shoppers pay for their purchases 45 days after they’ve made them. The “loan” will be interest-free, and will range from Rs. 3000 to Rs. 10,000. Short-term loans, of course, are a feature that…

As E-Com Companies Give Higher Discounts, Kishore Biyani Is Charging Customers To Enter His Stores

As E-Com Companies Give Higher Discounts, Kishore Biyani Is Charging Customers To Enter His Stores

Kishore Biyani sure does things differently. As e-commerce companies are falling over each other to give the greatest possible discounts and attract the most shoppers, he’s gone to the other extreme — Future Group’s Brand Factory outlets will charge people to enter their stores. During Brand Factory’s five-day promotional campaign running from 22nd to 26th November, customers will have to shell out a fee between Rs. 100-Rs. 250 to enter the store. Brand Factory says…

Swiggy’s Revenues Rise 6.5 Times In 2017, Losses Up Only 1.5 Times

Swiggy’s Revenues Rise 6.5 Times In 2017, Losses Up Only 1.5 Times

Swiggy might be have taken a significant stride towards becoming a sustainable food-tech player. The company has managed to raise its revenues to Rs. 132 crore in FY 2017, up from a mere Rs. 20 crore last year. This represents a 6.5x increase; in contrast, Swiggy’s cost of delivery rose only 3 times to Rs. 135 crore. As a result, Swiggy managed to tame its losses — they rose to Rs. 205 crore as opposed to…

Uber And Ola Now Have A Powerful Common Investor — Softbank

Uber And Ola Now Have A Powerful Common Investor — Softbank

Uber and Ola might be slugging it out to become India’s biggest cab aggregator, but one institution now won’t particularly care who will come up trumps. Softbank has now become a major investor in both Uber and Ola following the announcement of a multi-billion dollar funding round in Uber. Softbank now will own 14% of Uber; it is already Ola’s biggest investor with a near 40% stake.   Softbank will be investing $1 billion into Uber at a valuation of…

Elon Musk Has Just Hyped Up The Launch Of Tesla’s New Truck Like Only He Can

Elon Musk Has Just Hyped Up The Launch Of Tesla’s New Truck Like Only He Can

When a man who regularly sends rockets into space says he’s got something that’ll “blow your mind clear of your skull,” you listen. Elon Musk has left Tesla fans hyperventilating after hinting that the electric car maker could unveil a game-changing truck this week. “This will blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension. Just need to find my portal gun …,” Musk tweeted. The launch will be webcast live on…

Even China’s 2nd Largest E-Com Company Outsold The Entire Indian E-Com Industry During Singles Day

Even China’s 2nd Largest E-Com Company Outsold The Entire Indian E-Com Industry During Singles Day

Alibaba had a record-breaking Singles Day yesterday. The Chinese e-commerce behemoth sold goods worth $25 billion in 24 hours, smashing its previous best of $18 billion from its sale last year. The numbers looked even more stunning from an Indian context — Alibaba had managed to garner more sales in one day than the entire Indian e-tail industry sold in all of 2016. But what’s even more incredible is that Alibaba wasn’t the only Chinese company…

Alibaba Has Just Sold More Goods In 13 Hours Than The Entire Indian E-Com Industry Sells In One Year

Alibaba Has Just Sold More Goods In 13 Hours Than The Entire Indian E-Com Industry Sells In One Year

A statistic can sometimes tell the whole story. Alibaba has just sold more goods in the opening 13 hours of its Singles Day sale than the entire Indian e-commerce industry sells in a whole year. Alibaba notched up sales of $18.7 billion within 13 hours of its sale; in comparison, the entire Indian e-commerce industry had sales of $14-16 billion in all of 2016. The intermediate stats are even more jaw-dropping. In the first two…

America’s First Self Driving Public Shuttle Crashes Within First Hour Of Launch

America’s First Self Driving Public Shuttle Crashes Within First Hour Of Launch

Tech companies might insist self driving technology is right around the corner, but self driving cars that run on real roads are probably some way away. Las Vegas’s historic self driving shuttle was launched yesterday amid much fanfare, but within the first hour, the shuttle ended up colliding with a truck. Footage showed the blue shuttle having rammed into a large truck side on, with police and emergency personnel on the scene. None of the eight…

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