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Google India employees cheer for their new CEO

Aug-12-2015 | 0 Comments

Google India employees cheer for their new CEO NEW DELHI/BENGALURU: As Googlers woke up to Alphabet on Tuesday, the mood at its India offices was mostly upbeat, with employees joining in the applause about Sundar Pichai taking the reins at Google.

"We woke up to the news this morning. It was as much a surprise for us as for the rest of the... Read Full Story »

New-age NBFCs fund e-commerce sellers

May-26-2015 | 0 Comments

New-age NBFCs fund e-commerce sellers BENGALURU: When 32-year-old Samir Kazi, a first-generation Mumbai businessman, needed a working capital loan, he could not approach a bank as he had no collateral to offer. Instead, he got a short-term loan from Lendingkart, a non-banking financial company (NBFC).

The son of an autorickshaw dr... Read Full Story »

Flipkart stocking up on $550 million in fresh funds at $16 billion valuation

May-15-2015 | 0 Comments

Flipkart stocking up on $550 million in fresh funds at $16 billion valuation BENGALURU: Flipkart is on the verge of closing a funding round of $550 million (Rs 3,500 crore) at a valuation of nearly $16 billion. Two people with knowledge of the development said the funding will be closed before the month-end, with participation from existing investors.

This is the first ... Read Full Story »

Flipkart set to hire another top engineer Peeyush Ranjan from Google

Apr-06-2015 | 0 Comments

Flipkart set to hire another top engineer Peeyush Ranjan from Google BENGALURU: Flipkart, India's biggest online marketplace, is set to hire another top engineer from Google, underscoring a gold rush among the country's fast-growing companies to tap into Silicon Valley for talent to bolster their technology fronts.

Peeyush Ranjan, a senior engineering director a... Read Full Story »

India building some of Adobe’s biggest products: CEO

Mar-27-2015 | 0 Comments

India building some of Adobe’s biggest products: CEO BENGALURU: Some of its biggest products — Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign — are now entirely developed and managed out of India. And Adobe is strengthening its capacity in the country by buying office buildings in Bengaluru and Noida.

The plan is to move out of leased facilities and create l... Read Full Story »

Wipro's Azim Premji leads $80m round of funding in Google OS rival

Mar-25-2015 | 0 Comments

Wipro's Azim Premji leads $80m round of funding in Google OS rival BENGALURU: Premji Invest, the family office of Wipro's billionaire chairman Azim Premji, has led an $80-million round of funding in US-based mobile operating system startup Cyanogen, whose founder claims his objective is to create a Google-less Android and "put a bullet through Google's head."

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BSNL unveils 'Bharat Phone'

Jun-10-2014 | 0 Comments

BSNL unveils 'Bharat Phone' le to common man.

"The low-cost mobile device will alter the Indian feature phone industry as it has been designed especially for e-governance applications and optimised for internet access to empower common man," BSNL chairman RK Upadhyay said on the occasion.

Designed and devel... Read Full Story »

IT companies: Government's tax circulars add to woes

Mar-30-2013 | 0 Comments

IT companies: Government's tax circulars add to woes BANGALORE: The government's attempt to settle the confusion over a vexing tax issue for software and technology companies has come a cropper, analysts and industry experts fretted on Friday.

The complaint is that instead of providing clarity on how the research and development centres and back-... Read Full Story »

Big rush for H-1B visas this year

Mar-29-2013 | 0 Comments

Big rush for H-1B visas this year BANGALORE: The US H-1B visa quota for the coming year is expected to be exhausted within five days beginning April 1, marking the first time since 2008 that the cap would be reached so rapidly. Some say that growing uncertainties around obtaining L1 visas - the other visa that companies use to send people to ... Read Full Story »

Can’t move to Silicon Valley? Go to Bangalore

Mar-29-2013 | 0 Comments

Can’t move to Silicon Valley? Go to Bangalore BANGALORE: Its well-publicised troubles with basic infrastructure and political instability notwithstanding, Bangalore is proving that it is by far and away India's start-up capital, aided in the assumption of this title by the software companies which first put the city on the global map. A strong community ... Read Full Story »

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