Uber Fires 600 Employees In India In The Wake Of The Coronavirus Pandemic

Uber Fires 600 Employees In India In The Wake Of The Coronavirus Pandemic

The layoffs from the Covid crisis are now coming in thick and fast. Uber has fired 600 employees in India. These employees represented 25% of its overall workforce in the country. The impacted positions are around the company’s driver and rider support operations, and other functions. “The impact of Covid-19 and the unpredictable nature of the recovery has left Uber India with no choice but to reduce the size of its workforce,”  said Pradeep Parameswaran, President…

The Indian Govt Has Shortlisted 10 Companies To Build India’s Zoom Alternative

The Indian Govt Has Shortlisted 10 Companies To Build India’s Zoom Alternative

The Indian government is moving quickly to build its own video-conferencing solution. After the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had announced an innovation challenge for Indian companies to develop a robust video-conferencing app with a Rs. 1 crore cash prize, the government has shortlisted 10 firms in the first round. HCL and Zoho are the biggest names among the finalists — other companies in the top 10 are Hyderabad-based PeopleLink, Aria Telecom, CyberHorizon Corp, Darsh, Instrive Softlabs,…

Live Horoscope Readings, Phone Consults: The Rise Of Tech Savvy, Online Astrologers In India

Live Horoscope Readings, Phone Consults: The Rise Of Tech Savvy, Online Astrologers In India

The post-Covid19 world has put paid to all hopes of two people being in close quarters enough to read one’s future, leave alone holding hands. But these astrologers are not ones to be left behind. They may not have foreseen a pandemic that would wreck the world – including their own profession, but they they have been quick enough to keep up with the times. The Indian astrologers are futuristic, if you will.
While astrologers have lowkey kept with the times, and had a subdued online presence throughout, the last 2 months, – the duration of India’s stringent lockdown – have seen a spurt of astrologers offering their services online.

JioMart.com Goes Live, Reliance Officially Steps Into E-commerce Space

JioMart.com Goes Live, Reliance Officially Steps Into E-commerce Space

Reliance’s  multi-year, multi-billion dollar bet on India’s e-commerce space is finally here. Jiomart.com, Reliance’s foray into the e-commerce space which will pit it squarely against Flipkart and Amazon, is now live. The website has a list of items that are available for delivery, and is already serving select pincodes in major cities across India including Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Delhi. JioMart, at the moment, sells fruits and vegetables, dairy and bakery, staples, snacks…

How Indian Startups Worst Hit By Covid19 Have Launched New Product Market Fits To Stay Afloat

How Indian Startups Worst Hit By Covid19 Have Launched New Product Market Fits To Stay Afloat

Some Indian startups have been affected more than the others by the Covid19 crisis, and some have responded better than the others. These companies have bent their business models, unlearnt everything, looked beyond their core product, and come up with new ways to find new income streams and ways of staying stay relevant and staying afloat. While most Indian startups are needing to resort to extreme cost cutting measures by instituting huge paycuts and layoffs, they’re also coming up with ways to find new income streams.

In A First, Swiggy Begins Home Deliveries Of Alcohol In Jharkhand

In A First, Swiggy Begins Home Deliveries Of Alcohol In Jharkhand

The coronavirus pandemic has brought with it death, destruction, and the loss of jobs. But it’s also brought it with something that’ll help India’s beleaguered citizens cope. In what is almost certainly a first in India, Swiggy is now letting customers order and receive home delivery of alcohol. “The service went live in Ranchi today after obtaining necessary approvals from the Jharkhand government, with other major cities in the state launching within a week,” Swiggy…

Ola Fires 1,400 Employees, Says Its Revenue Has Fallen 95%

Ola Fires 1,400 Employees, Says Its Revenue Has Fallen 95%

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Indian startups is slowly becoming apparent. Ola has said it has fired 1,400 employees in the wake of the coroanavirus pandemic. These employees are from verticals including rides, food business and financial services. “I write to all of you with the toughest decision I have ever taken – the need to downsize our organisation and let go of 1,400 of our valued employees,” Ola CEO Bhavish Agarwal wrote in…

WeWork’s Valuation Plummets To $2.9 Billion, Company Fires 20% Of India Staff

WeWork’s Valuation Plummets To $2.9 Billion, Company Fires 20% Of India Staff

One of the biggest fallouts of the coronavirus pandemic has been the widespread adoption of working from home — Facebook and Google have said that their employees can work from home till 2021, while Twitter has said that its employees can work from home permanently if they so choose. But even as debates rage around the feasibility of working from home long term, co-working spaces seem to already be suffering. Softbank is now valuing WeWork at…

Work From Home Could Be Harmful For Employees, Says Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Work From Home Could Be Harmful For Employees, Says Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Even as many tech companies are embracing the work from home paradigm that the coronavirus lockdowns have thrust upon them, a discordant voice from the sector has also emerged. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has cautioned against the enthusiasm that tech companies have displayed for letting employees work permanently from home. “What does burnout look like? What does mental health look like? What does that connectivity and the community building look like? One of the things I…

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