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The trolls, startup ecosystem and my hopelessness..

Thu, 18 May 2017 21:15:22 PDT

So day before yesterday, the Indian startup ecosystem was talking about @confident_India twitter account (apparently, Sharad sharma was being accussed of running that anon Twitter/troll account, but Sharad has denied). And today, the ‘ecosystem’ is talking about the @uni_con1 account, which apparently has been busted. Seems it belongs to Rajan Gupta of u2opia (Vijay has […] More


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Paytm raises $1.4Bn from Softbank !

Thu, 18 May 2017 04:14:29 PDT

Softbank is going hard in India and while the fund is pushing for Snapdeal, Flipkart merger – they have announced a massive $1.4Bn investment in Paytm. “In line with the Indian government’s vision to promote digital inclusion, we are committed to transforming the lives of hundreds of millions of Indian consumers and merchants by providing […] More


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Deadline Alert: UnPluggd speaker application form closes this week.

Thu, 18 May 2017 03:54:31 PDT

UnPluggd, India’s most amazing startup conf is scheduled for June 24th in Bangalore. One of the core thought process behind UnPluggd is to really talk about “Building great companies.” The ones who are for long term and are creating meaningful value. This translates to a very different set of speakers this time – across industries, […] More


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No outstandings towards sellers, says Snapdeal

Thu, 18 May 2017 03:48:42 PDT

Responding to recent media reports in this regard, Snapdeal today clarified that no amounts are outstanding towards sellers. The company said that payments to sellers are made 6-10 times per month and typically sellers receive their payments within 3-5 days of the sale of their goods and that there are no outstanding amounts in this […] More


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Zomato user database hacked; 17 million user data being sold in dark web marketplace

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:37:13 PDT

Over 17 million user database of Zomato has been hacked and is being sold on dark web marketplace. The database includes emails and password hashes of registered Zomato users while the price set for the whole package is USD 1,001.43 (BTC 0.5587). The vendor also shared a trove of sample data to prove that the data […] More


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Ola launches Progressive Web App [50 KB in size]

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:27:47 PDT

Ola has launched its Progressive Web App (PWA), a lightweight mobile website that offers users, especially in smaller towns and cities, an app-like experience on simple smartphones, requiring a fraction of the data used by native apps. Ola’s PWA will enable the use of its platform across hundreds of cities in India and addresses a […] More


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Notes: How to Fail at Almost Everything & Still Win Big

Wed, 17 May 2017 21:14:41 PDT

Scott Adams, the famous cartoonist behind Dilbert is a genius. My respect for him has increased multifold after his commentary around US election. Like many other successful people he too did it  with his hard work.He was not born with  a silver spoon. His book How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big talks about […] More


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The Y Combinator Application – A Short Story

Wed, 17 May 2017 03:53:14 PDT

Applications are more than self appraisals, they are those little time-bombs which when opened by the recipient, can make or break one’s life, magical or sinister, depending on one’s luck that day. And luck of Karan Singh seems like that old thatched roof on a July night at Harmal, which has no strength of its […] More


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Indian Govt is trying to define “startups” – and there are contradictions all over !

Wed, 17 May 2017 01:41:39 PDT

So StartupIndia program has completed more than a year and we are yet to see any serious impact. Having said that, an initiative like this does take time and needs a lot more patience. But then, here is the ‘foundational’ problem with the way government is defining startups and unless we fix that, I really […] More


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Film Marketing Strategies: From social media to persona marketing

Tue, 16 May 2017 22:53:54 PDT

“It’s not what a movie is about, it’s how it is about it”. — Roger Ebert Unlike any other art,  Films have a much greater impact on human’s mental consciousness. It holds the capability to impose an emotional instability in human minds. This is why it is said that movie making is more about observing […] More


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Breakdown Notes : Create notes, mindmaps and UML diagrams in your browser (for free)

Tue, 16 May 2017 21:33:23 PDT

Breakdown Notes is a web app to make notes, diagrams and mindmaps in your browser. It’s free to use and no registration is required. You can use it for studying or brainstorming, for organizational charts, family trees, flash cards, slide shows, uml-diagrams, flow charts and more. Utrecht Get it NextBigWhat profiles interesting products and startups […] More


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Would you rather die than think ?

Tue, 16 May 2017 20:35:38 PDT

The girl sitting on my right in 8th standard [about 16 yrs ago] spent 10 minutes doing “nothing” during a 20 minutes assignment. The teacher had asked the class to summarise the learnings of a really interesting short story by Mark Twain [The adventures of Tom Sawyer].  The whole class frantically copied the whole story […] More


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The StartupIndia Action Plan : A Yearly Review

Tue, 16 May 2017 05:02:27 PDT

The Startup India Action Plan (the “Plan”) though not exactly a game changer, has been one of the flagship initiatives of the government of India, towards due recognition of the start up ecosystem and accelerating its growth momentum, by providing several benefits, as discussed in our previous article on “Startup India Policy – Update One”. […] More


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Nokia 3310 is launching for Rs 3310 on May 18th

Tue, 16 May 2017 03:15:43 PDT

How many of you are going to buy this ! Talk all day on a single charge, send texts, take pictures and enjoy a pocket jukebox with a built-in FM Radio and MP3 player. Our reinvention of this classic design is sure to make you smile. It’s got everything you remember, but with a modern […] More


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Bill Gates and developing worldview

Tue, 16 May 2017 01:46:13 PDT

Always inspired by what he did at MS and most amazingly, his life and his focus after Microsoft! Read this tweetstorm by Bill Gates on developing worldview. 1/ New college grads often ask me for career advice. At the risk of sounding like this guy…https://t.co/C68mjJ5g44 — Bill Gates (@BillGates) May 15, 2017 2/ AI, energy, […] More


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