Zomato’s been expanding its influence in the food business. From starting Whitelabel, which is a software product for restaurants, to having its own delivery service, Zomato has been taking on uncharted territory over the past year. But when it launched Zomato Book, its restaurant booking service, and announced that it wanted “to ensure that we are the first in the market”, Dineout wasn’t pleased.
Mark Zuckerberg has been opening up about his personal life of late. (You’d think that would come with being the owner of a website that’s built on people sharing travel updates and baby pictures). He’s been using Facebook to share his travel pics, his views about world events, and even letting the world know that his wife was expecting. But he’s just gone ahead and done something he hadn’t done yet – he’s offered the world a tantalizing glimpse into Facebook’s office.
Things are afoot in the payments industry. Its all started in August when RBI approved payment banks licenses for Airtel, Reliance, Paytm, Vodafone and Aditya Birla Nuvo. Several other entities which have been given ‘in-principle’ approval. Mobikwik, Oxigen, Citrus, and Novopay Itz Cash Card also applied for the licence but failed to get the nod from RBI.
Practo is growing by leaps and bounds. Days after the online healthcare platform announced that it was expanding into Indonesia, the company has acquired hospital information management company Insta Health for $12 million (Rs 80 crore) as it looks to rapidly expand its footprint of doctors and users across the globe.