Is the two certification system harming India's organic food market?
Since 2001, the government had been promoting organic farming through third party certification while over a hundred countries are willing to trade in PGS products.
Bharti Airtel drops plan to charge more for voice calls but startups still worry
“My feeling is that Airtel has just postponed the rollout,” ...
BigBasket set to close Rs 800 crore funding
BigBasket’s valuation was pegged at Rs 2,100 crore, or about $320 million, ahead of the transacti...
In a break from convention, 'spouse hiring' gains wider acceptance
Spouses working in the same organisation increase the level of employee stickiness. Most organisations are now more open to the idea of spouse hiring.
Online shopping revolution: Not Amazon’s Bezos, it was an old lady
If there is such a thing as an online shopping hall of fame, you won’t find Jane Snowball placed next to Amazon’s Jeffrey P Bezos.
Ecommerce firms like Flipkart, Snapdeal set to recruit aggressively from top engineering institutes
Flipkart, Snapdeal, Quikr, Urban Ladder, CultureAlley and others are readying lucrative offers to woo students at IITs, NITs and other institutes.
HR culture: From flexible timings to daycare, how startups are drawing policies to retain employees
Startups have come up with HR policies that include flexibility to change roles and choose working hours, and even offering accommodation to staff such as delivery boys, etc.
LSE listings up more than 500 per cent in 2010
The value of listings on the London Stock Exchange jumped over 500 percent this year as the British economy started growing again.
Hedge funds’ interest in startups may wane during anticipated downturns
Experts fear that the Fed Reserve’s interest rate hike, Eurozone crisis and flat economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region could force hedge funds to slow the pace of investments in emerging firms in India.
Not reversing multi-brand law gives Walmart hope for retail: Scott Price, Walmart Asia
"If the investment scenario is right we would invest in B2C e-commerce here. If we were to look at opportunities there, fresh produce is just one part of it."
Is the ascent of deep-pocketed global cos Amazon, Alibaba hindering rather than helping India's startup ecosystem?
The alarm bells rung by the foray of WhatsApp and Google’s Tez a few months earlier into a market that has so far been led by the desi startup Paytm.
Online grocery stores gaining popularity; do some trial runs before placing large orders
"Online grocery shopping is catching up in cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore as you save time and get the delivery at your doorstep.
Alibaba, Tencent, SoftBank corner Amazon and Uber to become the biggest allies of India’s digital entrepreneurs
The moves undertaken by local and global internet players clearly indicate that the strong are getting stronger in the Indian internet ecosystem.
Wm Morrisons expected to soften profit blow with property sale
Wm Morrison is expected to report its lowest annual profit in 5 yrs on Thursday & could also detail plans to sell about 10% of its freehold property & return surplus cash to shareholders.
Need some office space? Investors like Matrix Partners, Accel Partners, Sequoia Capital make co-working space for startups
Earlier, fledgling ventures had to fight to attract the attention of venture capitalists, these days investors are vying to welcome them into offices with special areas marked out for them.
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