New ventures help office-goers sail through commuting chaos
Startups focus on carpools, buses and corporate services to make ride to work peaceful.
Masayoshi Son is no angel. He might want to give it a try
Masayoshi Son isn’t timid, to be sure. His reputation is built upon decades of cour...
Uber analysts say India food unit sale ends ‘dark chapter’
The deal was a “smart, strategic” move and “shows strong execution on the part of ...
Noise around CAA distraction for India: Harman CEO
Harman CEO Dinesh Paliwal says govt’s CAA, Article 370 decisions ‘misinterpreted’, calls for more business-friendly policy.
More e-tailers doing away with OTPs
Flipkart has already done so, and others like Swiggy and ride-sharing apps are about to follow. A key driver for this has been the phased relaxation of rules by RBI—most recently last Friday —on one-time passwords.
Startups cutting employee costs
Oyo, Ola, Paytm, Quikr, Zomato and Rivigo have handed out pink slips or are likely to.
India needs to leverage drone lessons from across the globe: Amit Ganjoo
There are plenty of other technologies out there that have the potential to cause far more damage. I worry more about how implementations and frameworks around drones will get fragmented globally, where every nation tries to reinvent the wheel, says Ganjoo.
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.
Humans of gig economy: The cultural transformation of the delivery agent
The ubiquity of these workers is such that it’s easy to forget that it has been around for less than 5 years.
Car sales dip most in two decades in 2019
Sales of cars and SUVs went into a free fall in 2019, witnessing the biggest decline in over two decades.
Government wants to pay for data, but companies not buying idea
Official says acquisition details of non-personal, anonymous data will be made public; cos raise privacy, IPR concerns. Currently, a separate committee, set up to suggest a framework around non-personal data and led by Infosys co-founder S. (Kris) Gopalakrishnan, is due to lay out terms for sharing of non-personal data between companies.
Everyone wants a piece of enterprise tech companies
While corporate software may sound painfully boring, advancements in cloud computing and machine learning mean enterprise companies can give employees creative outlets. Investors liken the new opportunities to those once sparked for consumer startups by the advent of smartphones.
Goldman Sachs says it sold out of Uber stake after IPO lockup expired
Chief Financial Officer Stephen Scherr said on the bank’s earnings call Wednesday that it closed its position in Uber in the fourth quarter last year. Goldman owned about 10 million shares of Uber at the time of the IPO, turning a $5 million wager using the firm’s own money back in 2011 into a major windfall.
One of Uber’s most powerful women leaves to start a VC fund
Just 12% of startup investment firms in the U.S. have women in decision-making roles with the power to write checks.
Mobile users recharging monthly after tariff hikes
It'll take a few months to understand the full impact of the new tariffs. But some big signs are already here.
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