UPI Use Grows 10x Since Demonetization, Is Fast Catching Up To Wallets

UPI Use Grows 10x Since Demonetization, Is Fast Catching Up To Wallets

The demonetization move couldn’t have come at a better time for the government’s UPI initiative. UPI had been live for a few months before the demonetization scheme was announced, but hadn’t really caught on. Even though several banks and private entities had come out with their apps, usage was muted, and growth of platform was slow. Mobile wallets were still very much the chosen method to send payments online. Cut to two months later, and transactions…

These Are The Biggest Companies In The World By Market Cap

These Are The Biggest Companies In The World By Market Cap

Amidst the talks on declined sales of iPhones and overall annual profit, Apple topped the list of biggest companies in the world. The Californian tech giant secured the top spot with market capitalization of $638.5 billion, overtaking Google parent Alphabet just by a hair. Let’s check out the top 10 biggest companies here.

The Big Problem With Uber And Ola That No One’s Talking About

The Big Problem With Uber And Ola That No One’s Talking About

On 15th May last year, Ishaan Gill from Delhi had an unusual Uber ride. Gill had sensed something was amiss when the ride had started. “The cab reached an hour late and the driver Ajay seemed dizzy. I asked him if he was OK and he nodded in positive. At Aurobindo Marg, I stopped texting and looked ahead on the road. To my amazement, the driver was about to hit a divider. As I looked towards…

This Is How Much This Familiar 94-Year-Old Founder And CEO Makes Per Year

This Is How Much This Familiar 94-Year-Old Founder And CEO Makes Per Year

While the world of business and VC funded startups may be awash with stories of sky high salaries and packages to the strapping young, curiously one of the highest CEO salaries in India is pocketed by a 94 year old. His salary may be a surprise for a man whose name is hardly splashed around the business circles, but the man in question himself is a familiar sight. If you have grown up on Indian…

Mark Zuckerberg Is The Only Person Who Can’t Be Blocked On Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg Is The Only Person Who Can’t Be Blocked On Facebook

Facebook’s given Mark Zuckerberg a lot of things. Thanks to his founding the social networking site, he’s worth Rs. 3,85,000 crore, rubs shoulders with world leaders, and is able to embark on ambitious projects, such as finding cures to life-threatening diseases. But founding the world’s most popular social network also comes with its own set of perks. Mark Zuckerberg is, as far as anyone can ascertain, the only person who cannot be blocked on Facebook. Facebook’s…

N Chandrasekaran Is Part Of The Most High-Achieving Family Ever

N Chandrasekaran Is Part Of The Most High-Achieving Family Ever

N Chandrasekaran was yesterday appointed as Tata Sons Chairman. He’d joined TCS in 1987, risen through the ranks to become CEO in 2009, and finally become Chairman of the century-old group. It was an incredible achievement, to start off at the very bottom and manage to reach the pinnacle of corporate success. But it’s something that the Natarajan family is very used to. His elder brother, N Ganapathy Subramaniam, became TCS COO after Chandasekaran’s ascension. His eldest brother, N Srinivasan,…

How N Chandrasekaran Went From Being A TCS Intern To Tata Sons Chairman

How N Chandrasekaran Went From Being A TCS Intern To Tata Sons Chairman

N Chandrasekaran has now become one of the most powerful men in India’s corporate world. He was already heading TCS, India’s most valuable company for 7 years, but now he’s taken on a much bigger responsibility. He’s been named the Chairman of Tata Sons, India’s venerable business group with interests from software to salt.    Natarajan Chandrasekaran was born in a Tamil family in Mohanur near Namakkal in Tamil Nadu in 1963. Mohanur is a small…

How MagicBricks Turned Advertising Flex Banners Into Blankets For The Poor

How MagicBricks Turned Advertising Flex Banners Into Blankets For The Poor

Social initiatives are not new to companies. In fact most companies espouse them as a part of their CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) programmes. But in an initiative that both moves one for the gesture, and impresses you for the ingenuity, MagicBricks’s latest campaign to mark its 10th anniversary stands out. The online property portal launched an initiative in December last year to help the poor braving the harsh and unforgiving winters on Delhi’s streets. “With…

Elon Musk Receives Product Suggestion On Twitter, Tesla Implements It 6 Days Later

Elon Musk Receives Product Suggestion On Twitter, Tesla Implements It 6 Days Later

  Elon Musk didn’t end up starting diverse startups like Paypal, Tesla and SpaceX by not being proactive. And if Tesla’s latest product update is any indication, Musk remains as entrepreneurial as ever in his role as Tesla CEO. On 11th December, a Twitter user sent Elon Musk this tweet. @elonmusk the San Mateo supercharger is always full with idiots who leave their tesla for hours even if already charged. — Loic Le Meur (@loic)…

BHIM App’s Response To A User’s Concerns Shows That Not Being Run Like A Typical Government Project

BHIM App’s Response To A User’s Concerns Shows That Not Being Run Like A Typical Government Project

Talk about government projects in India, and most people sigh in resignation. Government projects have traditionally been beset with dysfunction, delayed timelines, and substandard execution, and private companies have made the most of the opportunity. But the government’s BHIM app, used for making transfers over UPI, is doing things very differently. On 6th January, a week after the app was released, a Facebook user wrote a detailed post about why he felt the BHIM app…

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