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…

Govt Engineer Claims He Hasn’t Been Attending Work Because He’s 10th Incarnation Of Vishnu

Govt Engineer Claims He Hasn’t Been Attending Work Because He’s 10th Incarnation Of Vishnu

A Gujarat-based government officer has just forever raised the bar for reasons for not showing up for work. Instead of talking about a dead grandparent, or mysterious diseases that strike without notice,  Superintending Engineer at the Sardar Sarovar Punarvasvat Agency Rameshchandra Fefar has said that he hasn’t been attending office because he’s Kalki, the 10th incarnation of Vishnu. “I am doing penance at home by entering into fifth dimension to change the global conscience….I can’t do such penance sitting…

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’…

Google Employees Are Resigning After Company Continues To Use Its AI To Build Military Drones

Google Employees Are Resigning After Company Continues To Use Its AI To Build Military Drones

Google is facing an internal backlash for choosing to use its AI capabilities to help build military drones. As many as a dozen Google employees have resigned in protest after the company refused to back down from its support to a US project which would use Artificial Intelligence to help military drones identify their targets, reports Gizmodo. The initiative, called Project Maven, is in collaboration with the US’s Department of Defense, and seeks to better…

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…

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