Airbnb suspends bookings in Beijing for rest of February
The decision was only for Beijing, a spokesperson for Airbnb China said, adding that the company evaluates the situation and works to comply with guidance from local authorities.
Times Bridge invests in meditation startup Headspace
Headspace is transforming the well-being and mindfulness space with innovative partnersh...
Treebo's events booking platform, EventsHigh, turns profitable
The company takes a commission from the organisers for the business besides mo...
SoftBank-backed Oyo lays off thousands across India, China
SoftBank-backed Oyo plans to shed another 1,200 in India over the next three to four months, sources said.
Masayoshi Son’s real estate bet has some big problems
The shortfall signals more trouble ahead for SoftBank and one of its most highly touted investments.
Other people’s money was the tech innovation of the decade
In a feedback loop, once technology changes started seeping into more corners of life and business, investors were motivated to hunt for more areas in which technology could apply its disruptive magic.
The year tech unicorns became donkeys
So as 2020 rolls around, and more unicorns prepare to gallop into the public markets, it would be wise for investors to tease out these differences and the impact they have on a digital company’s value.
View: How shareholder supremacy in companies is giving way to stakeholder supremacy
Breakthrough in technology could certainly act as an impetus to modify archaic laws, which may have been suitable for a different era. Besides providing tremendous opportunities for value creation, these could also open new frontiers for building business models around ethics and propriety. Laws have, at times, been blind, and will continue to have blind spots.
'Airbnb delivered on a lot of pieces that PM wanted’
Chris Lehane, global policy head for Airbnb said over the past four years, Airbnb has worked on delivering on a lot of different pieces that Prime Minister Narendra Modi identified for the company in his meeting with founder Brian Chesky.
Prime Leverage: How Amazon wields power in the technology world
Amazon's cloud computing arm has given an edge to its own services by making them more convenient to use.
Pune-based startup Squats acquires minority stake in Fitato
Squats was recently selected for Y Combinator, a US-based startup accelerator that has helped companies line Airbnb, Cleartax, Dropbox and others step up business operations.
Uber’s assault report erodes the power of trust
When Uber and Airbnb were getting off the ground earlier this decade, people were apprehensive about taking a ride with strangers, or staying in the home of a random person. Our parents literally cautioned us against this, and it seemed incredibly stupid to defy a lifetime of warnings.
Co-living bucks realty slump as firms, investors troop in
India’s residential real estate market is facing its most prolonged slump in recent memory, but one segment, co-living, is having a moment, drawing considerable attention from investors.
Times Bridge participates in meditation startup Headspace’s $93m round
As part of the investment, Headspace, which claims to have 62 million users spread across 190 countries, will launch its services in India.
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