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Ola Targets Indian Corporates With New Offering

Taxi aggregator Ola on Monday announced the launch of its corporate billing solution called Ola Corporate in 102 cities across India. Corporate users can set customised ride policies for different groups of employees, and choose any vehicle type from its fleet, such as Ola Mini, Ola Sedan, Ola Prime, along with Ola Share and Ola […]

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Snapdeal Marketing Head Srinivas Murthy Resigns to Start Own Venture

Srinivas Murthy, Senior Vice President of Marketing at e-commerce major Snapdeal, has put in his papers to start his own venture. “The entrepreneurial drive has rubbed off onto me. I’m now moving on to become an entrepreneur myself,” Murthy told PTI. He, however, did not disclose details of his new venture. Murthy added that he […]

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Zomato Shuts Down Online Ordering in 4 Indian Cities

Gurgaon-based restaurant discovery platform Zomato announced Monday that it will be shutting down its food ordering service in Lucknow, Kochi, Indore, and Coimbatore. Zomato launched its online food ordering operations in April 2015, and the service was available in 14 cities across India, the company said. “The size of the market is in these cities […]

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Uber Drives Into China Tourism Industry With HNA Group Tie-Up

Uber Technologies Inc said on Monday its China unit will get an undisclosed amount of investment from Chinese firm HNA Group as part of a partnership of the U.S. ride-hailing firm with the aviation and shipping conglomerate. The partnership, which marks Uber’s ambitions to break into China’s huge tourism industry, includes an array of transportation […]

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Flipkart Rejigs Top Management Ahead of Possible IPO

India’s biggest e-commerce company Flipkart’s chief executive and co-founder, Sachin Bansal, will step down and be succeeded by its other co-founder Binny Bansal, in a move viewed by some as a step towards a stock market listing. Binny, who was chief operating officer before the rejig, launched Flipkart in 2007 with Sachin, who will now […]

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House of Cards Season 4 Trailer Shows President Underwood Up for Re-Election

A trailer for the fourth season of popular Netflix show, House of Cards, is now available. Netflixdropped a one-minute trailer for the anticipated next season of House of Cards during the Golden Globes award ceremony on Sunday. The trailer shows President Frank Underwood addressing the nation. If Underwood’s character, played by Kevin Spacey, didn’t seem […]

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg Wades Into Vaccine Debate With Baby Shots Photo

Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has dropped himself into the riotous social media debate over childhood vaccines after posting photos of himself taking his newborn daughter to get immunization shots at the doctor’s office. His Facebook post on Friday shows a photo of Zuckerberg holding his daughter, Max, alongside the caption “Doctor’s visit […]

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India IT Firms May Raise Fees to Counter Dearer US Visas

India’s export-driven IT outsourcing firms are likely to raise client fees and process more work from their centres in India to cushion the impact of an increase in fees for work visas in the United States, their top market, investors said. The new US measure will shave 50-60 basis points off the profit margins of […]

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New Self-Adaptive Material Heals Itself, Stays Tough

Scientists have invented a self-adaptive material that heals itself and bounces back from extraordinary compression which may be useful for tissue engineering or lightweight structural applications. The material created by researchers at Rice University in Texas, US combines self-healing and reversible self-stiffening properties. Called SAC (self-adaptive composite), the material consists of what amounts to sticky, […]

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Uber Launches ‘Trip Experiences’ API on Its Developer Platform

At Uber’s first ever Asian hackathon held in Bengaluru on Tuesday, taxi aggregator Uber announced the launch of its Global API called Trip Experiences. Launched on developers.uber.com, it lets startups leverage Uber’s API to provide an enhanced and gamified travel experience during the free time that Uber riders have during their trips. Saad Ahmed, Business […]