Quikr To Be Available In 7 Indian Languages

Indian startups are all out to woo Bharat. After Snapdeal had announced that it was going to be available in 11 Indic languages amidst much fanfare, it is now the turn on classifieds site Quikr to follow suit. The company has announced that its platform would be available in 7 Indian languages – Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati and Marathi.

Zomato Messes Up An Order, Sends Handwritten Note To Apologize

India’s food tech companies aren’t exactly known for their great customer service. The Facebook pages of Foodpanda, Swiggy and the like are littered with rants from irate customers who’ve been left hungry when their orders haven’t been processed as they’d have liked. The latest entrant in the food ordering game though is trying to do things differently. When a Zomato customer complained on twitter that he hadn’t received an order, he was in for a surprise.

More Firings In The Indian Startup Scene, This Time It’s Grabhouse

The firing season for Indian startups is not quite over. After the flurry of layoffs last month when Zomato, TinyOwl and Helpchat had fired employees, there had been a lull in the bad news coming in from India’s startup space. Not any more.

It has been reported that realty startup Grabhouse has fired an undisclosed number of workers. These layoffs are chiefly in the operations and data collection teams.

Snapdeal Taps Into “Bharat”, To Be Available In 12 Indic Languages

Snapdeal, Amazon and Flipkart have been locked in fierce battle for India’s e-commerce pie. The sites currently all offer similar product selections, similar clean interfaces, and similar discounts. But Snapdeal has now brought about an innovation that can help it stand out in India’s cluttered e-commerce space. In a bid to appeal to the non-metro areas of India, Snapdeal’s site will soon be available 11 new Indian languages.

Hyderabad-Based Startup MapMyGenome Unlocks Your Genetic Makeup

If it is in your genes, you can now know it. A start-up, Mapmygenome, will unlock the secrets of your genetic make-up for you. Bikaner-born Anu (Anuradha) Acharya, 43 is the founder of this 3-year old start-up, based in Hyderabad, India.

Mapmygenome engages in developing genomics solutions for predictive diagnosis and prognosis, using DNA testing. A simple non-invasive saliva-based test is used to decipher your DNA. It is then used to predict genetic risk for various diseases and inherited conditions.

Uber To Allow Private Car Owners To Offer Rides In Delhi

Uber isn’t going to be restricted to registered taxis in Delhi any more. Starting 16th December, private car owners will be able to offer rides to other passengers. This move has come in the wake of the Delhi government looking at ways to enable more people to commute with fewer cars after the implementation of the odd-even formula.