articles by Sunny Sen

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GitHub COO Erica Brescia reveals why the company chose to launch in India before China

For GitHub, India is a bigger opportunity, a more approachable place to begin with, says COO Erica Brescia

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NoBroker acquires Society Connect to step up its larger home services play

From a paint job to repair work, and from Vaastu consultation to a Grihapravesh, NoBroker aims provide every home service.

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EXCLUSIVE: BIGO to double contracts with content creators in India, spend millions

The instant video social media app may end up spending more than $200 million in contractual fees in 2020

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Entrepreneurs should not make the unicorn status the measure of their success, says InfoEdge co-founder

Startups should aim for customer satisfaction, unit economics, profitability, and not unicorn status.

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Ola Electric hires former Qoros Auto VP Roger Looney to head its hybrid and EV vehicle engineering efforts

While Ola Electric’s ambition is to be a complete electric mobility company, Looney will focus on building batteries, which account for a sizable chunk of the cost of an EV, sources said.

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Exclusive: Microsoft Chief Executive Officer, Satya Nadella, postpones India visit (article withdrawn)

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft Corporation, has postponed his trip to India, which sources said was scheduled later this week

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With UberEats in the bag, Zomato breaches Swiggy’s stronghold on food-delivery business in South India

Without considering customer overlap, the UberEats deal clearly puts Zomato ahead. The country-wide combined order volume of Zomato and UberEats will be 46-47 million

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Amazon India's electric delivery rickshaws to be manufactured by Noida-based Kalinga and Pace

Amazon will build the charging infrastructure at its delivery stations. These vehicles will be priced between Rs 2.5 lakh and Rs 3 lakh.

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Oyo CEO Ritesh Agarwal hints at more layoffs to drive sustainable growth; around 1,000 Indian employees to lose jobs

The focus of Oyo and Agarwal for 2020 will be on sustainable growth, operational and customer excellence, profitability, and training and governance.

India

Around 1,079 Pakistani Twitter handles being used to spread hate speech around Citizenship Amendment Act

Report by Innefu Labs shows 1,079 Twitter accounts were created in Pakistan in the last couple of weeks to promote an anti-India narrative

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From rejection to the bourses: How Jaspreet Singh is readying his SaaS startup Druva for an IPO

Singh, its CEO and co-founder, barely enjoyed his company’s unicorn status, is readying Druva for an IPO, most likely in the US.

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Flipkart and PhonePe are looking at 'different paths leading to different outcomes'

Flipkart fintech isn’t focussed on individual payments or UPI. It’s an affordability construct both for customers and sellers.

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Digital marketing firm Alphaom takes InMobi to NCLT over non-payment of dues

According to Alphaom’s petition, InMobi owes the company Rs 1.52 crore for a value-added service campaign.

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Walmart to improve Flipkart's supply chain to build grocery and daily essentials space; to focus on training MSME entrepreneurs

The American retailer will invest in areas that will help Flipkart, Walmart and its global supply chain, in India

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Personal Data Protection Bill: Government to protect your private data, but not from itself

The bill will apparently allow the governments to analyse personal data when required and if necessary.

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Sundar Pichai to head Google's parent co, Alphabet Inc: The rise of a soft-spoken engineer from Chennai

Pichai became the CEO of Alphabet Inc., parent of Google, as founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin steps aside.

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Xiaomi gearing up to take on Google, Amazon in battle for ‘smart’ homes

The Chinese smartphone maker and internet company wants to make everything— from an air purifier to a fan—smart.

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Parliamentary Committee of Women calls upon Twitter, Facebook over online safety concerns

Meanwhile, LocalCircles writes letter to the Committee to increase minimum age to access social media to 15 yrs and mandate real identify proof for safety.

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Committed to India in the long term, says SoftBank’s India head Sumer Juneja

Masayoshi Son, CEO and Founder of SoftBank, during his India visit, said that he wants to bet on the future.