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    Did Google Just Enter The Hotel Bookings Biz?

    Google's search capabilities could potentially disrupt the hospitality booking industry The bookings feature was not introduced with much fanfare Google had first introduced a limited version of this feature in October last year Google has quietly launched a hotels booking website with listings from around the world. The destination site which is currently part of its flights finder, could...

    • 5 min ago
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    Lifestyle Brand Mayfair Raises $3.2 Mn In Seed Funding From Nexus Ventures And CDH Investments

    The company received funding from Nexus Venture Partners and CDH Investments Funds will be used to ramp up ops and expand team Mayfair is headed by former Alibaba, Club Factory execs. Mayfair, a new entrant to the lifestyle and apparel ecommerce market has received a $3.2 Mn funding from Nexus Venture Partners and CDH Investments, according to a...

    • 25 min ago
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    Delhi HC Dismisses Plea To Investigate Amazon and Flipkart's Supply Chains

    This order was passed in response to a public interest litigation The PIL alleged Amazon and Flipkart to be in violation of Foreign Exchange Management Act After the rollout of ecommerce FDI rules, Amazon and Walmart had lost $50 Bn in market cap On Monday (March 18th), The Delhi High Court disposed off a public interest litigation (PIL) which has sought probe into the...

    • 36 min ago
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    Breaking: Ola Raises $300 Mn From Hyundai, Kia To Fund Its E-Mobility Dream

    The three companies will develop a unique fleet of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure This is a strategic investment by the automakers to establish themselves as smart mobility solutions provider The partnership will offer Ola drivers various financial services, including lease and instalment payments Ride-hailing unicorn Ola has raised $300 Mn from South...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    WhatsApp Joins Hands With NASSCOM Foundation To Curb Fake News

    The initiative will be launched as a part of NASSCOM's MyKartavya Program The partnership is aimed at training approximately 1 Lakh Indians The first training session will be reportedly hosted on March 27 in Delhi Facebook-owned messaging application WhatsApp has joined arms with NASSCOM Foundation, the social arm of the industry body to impart digital knowledge to users to...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    General Elections 2019: EC Summons Social Media Country Heads

    Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Google, Sharechat and TikTok representatives have been summoned The meeting will take place on Tuesday (March 19) EC will also discuss pre-certification of all political advertisements on social media platforms In the days following the announcement by the Election Commission of India that social media companies will also follow the model code of conduct...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    Startup Events This Week: E-Vehicle Show And BV Tech Expo 2019 And More

    The India E-Vehicle Show and BV TECH EXPO 2019 will be hosted on March 22-24 Inc42 to organise the sixth edition of Founder's Meetup this month The latest edition of ad:tech was hosted in Delhi, last week Last week, ad:tech New Delhi was successfully hosted which saw participation from thought leaders, technology innovators, visionaries and techies who came together to...

    • 23 hrs ago
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    Facebook Says Users In India Can Now Add Music To Their Instagram Stories

    Facebook has entered into a licensing partnerships with T-Series Music, Zee Music Company and Yash Raj Films Users can add music to their post on Facebook as well Instagram first rolled out its Music feature in June, 2018 "Why can't I add music to my Instagram story?", was a common complaint that some India-based users of the picture and video sharing...

    • 24 hrs ago
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    Omnivore Leads $4.3 Mn Funding Round Of Agritech Startup DeHaat

    AgFunder and several angel investors also participated in the funding round DeHaat offers end-to-end agricultural services to farmers The funds will help DeHaat expand its services to 250K farmers in the next 12 months Impact investor Omnivore has made a fresh bet in the agritech sector as it led a $4.3 Mn (INR 30 Cr) pre-series A round in Gurugram-based online marketplace for farm...

    • yesterday
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    Google Pay Looks To Rope In Kirana Stores With Offline Payments Tech

    Google claims that the move will bring the convenience of a card in a smartphone Small scale pilots are being run across retail stores in India Flipkart's PhonePe is also experimenting with offline payments According to January 2019 data, Google Pay after becoming one of the dominant players in the online payments space is now targeting the customers of smaller offline...

    • yesterday