Leaked Google Emails Show Employees Discussed Manipulating Search Results For Political Ends

Leaked Google Emails Show Employees Discussed Manipulating Search Results For Political Ends

The leaks from Google are coming in thick and fast, and they’re painting the picture of a search giant that’s not above acting on its strongly-held political beliefs. A week after a leaked video had shown how Google’s executives had reacted with dismay and anguish at the weekly townhall after Donald Trump was elected President, leaked emails have now shown how Google’s employees had planned to use its remarkable reach to counter Trump’s policies.  A…

After PhonePe, Paytm Attacks Google Pay, Sends Complaint About Its Functioning To Regulators

India’s payment wars are getting more intense, and also acquiring a distinctly nationalistic hue. After PhonePe had attacked Google Pay for not following NPCI’s guidelines to avoid paying taxes in India, Paytm has attacked Google Pay for its data storage policies in the country. And unlike PhonePe, which had written a public blogpost about its concerns, Paytm has gone a step further — it has sent a letter to India’s payments regulators, NPCI and  MEITY. …

Amazon Has Launched A New Site Which Recommends Products Based On Users’ Likes And Dislikes

Amazon Has Launched A New Site Which Recommends Products Based On Users’ Likes And Dislikes

Over the years, Amazon has built itself a pretty solid recommendation engine which analyzes your purchase history, and then suggests other products you might like — if you’ve previously bought a P G Wodehouse book, you’re shown more P G Wodehouse books; if you’ve purchased a Samsung phone, it shows you links to Samsung phone accessories. But Amazon’s looking to upturn this model by explicitly asking users what they like and don’t like, and then using this information…

Walmart Underpaid For Flipkart: Flipkart Co-Founder Binny Bansal

Walmart Underpaid For Flipkart: Flipkart Co-Founder Binny Bansal

16 billion dollars is usually a lot of money, but Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal says Walmart got itself a good deal when it acquired the Indian e-commerce company. “Walmart didn’t overpay for Flipkart,” Bansal said at a Recode event on Monday. Bansal was reacting to a previous speaker who’d hinted that Walmart might’ve been a little too generous by paying $16 billion (Rs. 1,12,000 crore) to acquire Flipkart. “Did Walmart underpay then,” his interviewer teased….

Amazon India Is Looking To Enter Two New Verticals — Insurance And Loans

Amazon India Is Looking To Enter Two New Verticals — Insurance And Loans

When they’d started out, e-commerce companies in India had competed to provide the best shopping experience online. The action then shifted offline, with Amazon acquiring a stake in Shoppers Stop, Flipkart acquiring a phone repair retail company, and Paytm Mall trying to sell their goods through physical stores. The next frontier, if the indications are to be believed, seems to be finance. Amazon India wants to start by selling life, health and general insurance according…

The Trick To Getting Higher Returns On Your Fixed Deposits — Corporate FDs

The Trick To Getting Higher Returns On Your Fixed Deposits — Corporate FDs

  For salaried professionals, fixed deposits are a popular means to invest their hard-earned money. Fixed deposits offer several advantages that other investment means don’t:   They’re flexible: FDs are available in a range of maturities, ranging from 7 days to several years. They allow customers to choose a time period that works best for them.   They’re safe: In these days of high volatility in the stock markets, fixed deposits still present a haven…

After Australia And The UK, Ola To Start Operations In New Zealand

After Australia And The UK, Ola To Start Operations In New Zealand

Ola might’ve started its journey in India, but turning out to be quite the world traveler. After starting operations in Australia, and following up with a launch in the UK, Ola has said that it’ll soon start services in New Zealand. Ola will serve the cities of Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington, and is already inviting drivers in New Zealand to sign up on its platform. Like with other markets, Ola is starting off with low commissions —…

Iconic Time Magazine Sold For $190 Million, Lesser Than Valuations Of Startups Like Mobikwik And Lenskart

Iconic Time Magazine Sold For $190 Million, Lesser Than Valuations Of Startups Like Mobikwik And Lenskart

The times, they are a changin’. Time, the iconic magazine which was founded in 1923 and running weekly editions ever since, has been sold to Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff. Benioff paid $190 million (Rs. 1,300 crore) for Time in cash, and says he won’t interfere with the day-to-day functioning of the magazine. Time was best known for its memorable covers, and its Person of the Year feature, which had been running since 1927, and had covered people…

Flipkart Looking To Acquire Stake In Hotstar To Compete With Amazon Prime Video: Report

Flipkart Looking To Acquire Stake In Hotstar To Compete With Amazon Prime Video: Report

Flipkart could soon negate the biggest advantage Amazon has over it own offerings — video streaming. Flipkart is in talks to acquire a stake in Hotstar, Mint reported. The talks are still at a preliminary stage, sources said. Mint wasn’t able to immediately ascertain what sort of a stake would Flipkart be looking to acquire in the video streaming service. While there isn’t any certainty yet over whether the deal will go through, Flipkart and Hotstar have…

The Story Of Chrome’s Dinosaur Game, Which Now Has 270 Million Plays A Month

The Story Of Chrome’s Dinosaur Game, Which Now Has 270 Million Plays A Month

Computer games have become increasingly sophisticated over the years — they feature graphics that at times are indistinguishable from real life, have complex storylines, and boast immersive gameplay. These new-age games require a fair bit of computing power — they need modern processors and graphics cards, and often guzzle large amounts of bandwidth. But amidst all this, a black-and-white 2D game that works without an internet connection is now being played 270 million times a…

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