India’s Gig-Economy Apps Are Fighting The Monsters They Made

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Why Bansal May Get A Bigger Stake In Ola Than What $100 Mn Warrants

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Uber Hires A Cricket Superstar To Show India It’s Not Going Anywhere

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Cognizant Tax Evasion Issue Unlikely To Have Significant Impact

Industry experts believe that Cognizant will not see much impact from its ongoing case with the income tax authorities in India. "Cognizant is not a company that is known to be non-compliant. That said, a company of its stature should…

Why are Ola & Uber Drivers Angry in India

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Ola, Uber Strike Highlights Tough business Model Of Cab-Hailing Firms

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Uber’s New CEO Dara Khosrowshahi’s Challenges Are Not Technological But Cultural

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This Is Uber’s Answer To Ola Play, Coming Soon To A Cab Near You

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Why Uber and Ola Drivers are Unlikely to Go on Another Strike Anytime Soon

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Uber After Travis Kalanick: The Most Valuable Startup Faces The Ultimate Test Of Its Business Model

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Travis Kalanick Should Take Onus Of Brash Work Culture At Uber, Whether He Stays Or Steps Aside

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After Google, Uber Launched UberEats In India

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Bored Of Zomato, Foodpanda? UberEATS Launched In India

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Uber Bites Into Tough-Nut-To-Crack Food Delivery Market

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Cognizant Layoffs: Gloom Continues, Jobs In Tech And IT Companies Dry Up

Cognizant, the New Jersey-headquartered software services company with most of its operations in Chennai, is likely to lay off 6,000-10,000 “ redundant and non-performing” employees. “When global competition stepped in, Indian companies went through multiple levels of devaluation – for example…

How Start-Ups Die Plop!

Start-ups, the playfield of the young and the restless, have had a hard reality check. Sanchit Vir Gogia, Founder & CEO, Greyhound Knowledge Group, calls 2016 “a year of anxi­ety” for Indian start-ups, with “a much-needed mar­ket correction” that saw…

Uber Is Done Giving Lucrative Incentives To Drivers In Its Fastest Growing Market

Uber is finally opening up about the ongoing cab strikes in Indian cities and publicly addressing drivers' demands. Uber, which operates in over three dozen cities in India, is far beyond the "land-grabbing" phase, Sanchit Vir Gogia, chief analyst at…

Uber Drivers Are Just An Unhappy Lot In This Country

Uber’s desperate attempt to turn India into its next big market isn’t chugging along smoothly. On top of regulatory hurdles that Uber has faced in nearly every region it operates in, the company is struggling in "right-sizing" its business model…

Uber-Reliance Jio Partnership Signals Larger Battle In Mobile Wallets

Mukesh Ambani-promoted Reliance Jio’s partnership with Uber, the American cab-hailing company announced on Monday, signals a larger battle in the mobile wallet space where Paytm leads with over 160 million users. Airtel could not gather the critical user base while…

Is it End Of Road For Ride-Sharing By Uber And Ola, Over Safety, Legality Debate?

Rideshare, which allows two or more people going in the same direction to use one cab, might be a good concept, but when did a good concept come in the way of law? It has in the case of cab…

With UberEATS, Is Uber Biting Off More Than It Can Chew?

Online food delivery is a tricky space for Indian startups, what with intense competition, wafer-thin margins and a funding drought that shows no signs of a let-up. So it was a bit of a surprise when San Francisco-based Uber, the…

Flashback 2016: Uber Sharpens Focus On India After Losing China Battle

Mid-way through the year, something unexpected happened with Uber – the largest startup in terms of valuation. It gave up in the world’s most populous country. In an apparent move to stop a bloodbath in terms of losses, US-based Uber…

SoftBank Group Writes Down $555 Million In Ola, Snapdeal Investments

Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp. has written down as much as 58.1 billion yen ($555 million) in two of its biggest investments in India, cab-hailing firm Ola (ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd) and e-commerce marketplace Snapdeal (Jasper Infotech Pvt. Ltd), the company…

Internet Giants Turning One-Stop Platforms To Beat App Economy

Internet giants Facebook and Google are moving beyond their existing offerings and platforms to venture into aggregating online services. Instead of using multiple applications for various needs, Facebook and Google are looking to layer these services to a single platform.…

After China Sellout, Uber May Now Sharpen Its Focus On India, Look For Buyouts

Uber has created a bump in its tracks with Didi Chuxing, the global giant's arch rival in China buying out its operations there. The combined entity is now valued at $35 billion, according to news reports. The buyout is a jolt in…

India Plays Hard To Get As Zuckerberg , Tim Cook, Jack Ma, Nadella Come Calling

Tim Cook started his India tour with an obeisance to Lord Ganesha, the favourite deity of those in trouble, at Mumbai’s Siddhivinayak temple. Cook did not put all his faith in religion alone, he also leaned on India’s other obsessions. The…

The Real Reasons Behind Indian Startups Shutting Down

In April, on-demand grocery delivery service PepperTap shut shop. Recently, online beauty services provider Amber Wellness, which was operating in Bangalore, New Delhi and Mumbai, closed down. But these are not isolated cases. In 2015, around 13 startups closed operations.…

Is it stupid to end surge pricing by Ola and Uber in India?

The business models of major online taxi aggregators may be headed for a test in India.  On April 6, the southern Indian state of Karnataka announced a ban on surge pricing—the practice of raising fares when demand for taxis is…

What Olacabs is doing to keep its competitors at bay

The  list of those betting on the future of Ola, India’s largest taxi aggregator, keeps getting longer. After having mopped up close to $900 million from more than a dozen investors since 2011 when it was set up, Ola (formerly…

What Ola cabs is doing to keep its competitors at bay

The  list of those betting on the future of Ola, India’s largest taxi aggregator, keeps getting longer. After having mopped up close to $900 million from more than a dozen investors since 2011 when it was set up, Ola (formerly…