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Paytm was partying while you were standing in a queue

Thursday, January 19, 2017

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“Jo hamare saath nahi hai woh royenge!”Ek saal mein woh kiya jo unhone 10 saal mein nahi kiya!  2017 will be ours! Kaise nahi hoga? Kaleja diya, jaan di, khoon diya, saara kuch laga diya Humne kuch socha, humne kuch socha, humne kuch socha aur saala doosron ki pant geeli nahi hui toh kya socha! Paytm, …

Delhi girl crowdfunds to fight climate change

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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City-based Digantika Mitra has taken to crowdfunding to raise funds for her travel to the ‘Leadership on the Edge – 2041’s International Antarctic Expedition on Climate Change‘ as the Indian representative. According to her, climate change is the “single largest and most important issue facing mankind today” and she feels it is very important to …

Flipkart invests $2 mln in parenting social network Tinystep!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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NEW DELHI: Tinystep, a parenting social network platform, today said it has received $2 million (Rs 13.6 crore) in funding from e-commerce giant, Flipkart. With the funding, the startup plans to advance its products, improve user experience and expand on services, Tinystep said in a statement. “It has been a nail biting year. We’ve grown …

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop to use Chennai-Bengaluru Route For India Debut, travel time to be 30 minutes

Monday, January 16, 2017

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Chennai to Bengaluru in 30 minutes! No, this is not a figment of the imagination or a video game, but a proposed mode of transport. A US-based company which has embarked on an ambitious project to revolutionise the way people moved from one city to another has set its eyes on Chennai. The brainchild of …

Mukesh Ambani pumps $4.4 billion in Jio 4G!

Monday, January 16, 2017

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India’s richest man isn’t done yet. After plowing $25 billion into starting a national fourth-generation mobile network, billionaire Mukesh Ambani is spending more to boost coverage amid complaints from its largest rival that his free services are hurting competition. Reliance Jio Infocomm, a closely held unit of Ambani’s Reliance IndustriesBSE -1.21 %, plans to raise …

Amazon India to create over 7,500 temporary jobs before sale

Sunday, January 15, 2017

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Amazon India will create well over 7,500 temporary jobs for its upcoming sale, and these positions will mostly be in logistics to ensure smooth deliveries. Amazon India will host its ‘Great Indian Sale‘ between January 20-22, 2017. “We have opened more than 7,500 seasonal roles for our upcoming Great Indian Sale. These roles will be available …

Apple, Google, Tesla remains at the top spot of most innovative companies

Saturday, January 14, 2017

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Apple, Google and Tesla retained their positions as the world’s most innovative companies on an annual top-50 list, even as Tata’s have moved out after being the only Indian entity there for two years. The latest list for 2016, released today by the Boston Consulting Group, has Apple, Google, Tesla, Microsoft and Amazon in the …

Property developer Sunac China invests fresh $2.18 billion in LeEco Technology

Saturday, January 14, 2017

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Chinese technology conglomerate LeEco has secured a new round of investment worth 15.04 billion yuan ($2.2 billion) from property developer Sunac China Holdings, according to a stock exchange statement made by Sunac on Friday. Last year LeEco’s founder and chairman Jia Yueting said that his company was facing financial obstacles due to the rapid pace …

TCS names Rajesh Gopinathan as MD and CEO

Thursday, January 12, 2017

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Country’s largest IT services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) today named Rajesh Gopinathan as its new MD and CEO, after N Chandrasekaran elevated as Chairman of Tata Sons — the group’s holding company. TCS also appointed N Ganapathy Subramaniam as President and Chief Operating Officer.” Mr Gopinathan takes over from Mr N Chandrasekaran who has …

SkillVeri raises Rs 8 cr from Dell Foundation, Ankur Capital

Thursday, January 12, 2017

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Michael Michael & Susan Dell Foundation  Susan Dell Foundation and impact investor Ankur Capital have invested Rs 8 crore in Chennai-based startup SkillVeri. “This investment will enable Skillveri to expand its presence into new geographies as well as foray into multiple new skill domains, such as painting, paramedical procedures, jewelry making, where manual dexterity is …

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