Category Archives: Online & Social Media

Snapdeal raises $200 million, giving it $6.5 billion market value

By | February 15, 2016

Indian online marketplace Snapdeal has raised a $200 million, giving it a valuation of around $6.5 billion, as the firm looks to ramp up investments in logistics and infrastructure in the fast-growing domestic e-commerce sector. The fundraising, led by Canada’s Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and funds advised by Iron Pillar, comes at a time when… Read More »

Sundar Pichai joins “too-big-to-lose” of Google club

By | February 12, 2016

New Google CEO Sundar Pichai just joined Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Eric Schmidt in the “too-big-to-lose” club, according to a new filing from parent company Alphabet. For the first time, Pichai got a shout-out in the “Risks” section of the 10-K filing. “If we were to lose the services of Larry, Sergey, Eric, Sundar,… Read More »

Missing Snapdeal employee Dipti safe, in touch with family

By | February 12, 2016

E-commerce firm Snapdeal’s employee Dipti Sarna who was missing since Wednesday night from Ghaziabad has made contact with her parents from Panipat, saying she is safe and is set to return home today. “Ms. Dipti spoke to her parents; soon to join them; we are eagerly awaiting for her return,” Senior Superintended of Police, Ghaziabad… Read More »

FB director Andreessen, apologises for his remarks on banning company’s free Internet service in India

By | February 11, 2016

Marc Andreessen, a prominent venture capitalist and Facebook Inc board director, apologised on Wednesday for tweets that condemned the Indian government for banning the social media company’s free Internet service. India introduced rules on Monday preventing Internet service providers from having different pricing policies for accessing different parts of the Web, effectively dismantling Facebook’s Free… Read More »

This e-commerce startup ‘Jet.com’ let’s it staff know each other’s salary

By | February 9, 2016

Imagine if you knew your boss’s salary. And how much the person sitting next to you was paid. And the salary of the person across from you. And that of everyone who works at your company. That’s how it works at Jet.com, the buzzy e-commerce startup that’s only been shipping orders on toilet paper, toothbrushes,… Read More »

World ‘more closely connected’ with 3.5 degrees of separation: Facebook

By | February 7, 2016

One must be aware of the popular ‘six degrees of separation’ theory which states that everyone and everything is six or fewer steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person in the world. In other words, it means that a chain of ‘a friend of a friend’ statements can be made to connect… Read More »

Google search chief Singhal to quit, to be replaced by AI head

By | February 4, 2016

As one of Google’s earliest search pioneers steps down and the company’s leader in artificial intelligence takes his place, analysts say the move signals the company’s desire to make its search engine more sophisticated. Google parent Alphabet Inc said Wednesday that Amit Singhal, the longtime chief of its Internet search business, will retire. He will… Read More »

Twitter mobile users can now view tweets with logging-in

By | February 3, 2016

Social networking giant Twitter has redesigned the page for mobile visitors a year after it was redesigned for desktop visitors. The mobile visitors can now view tweets without logging in twenty three countries, the Verge reported. The new homepage shows a scrolling list of popular tweets from high-profile accounts. Headquartered in San Francisco, twitter rapidly… Read More »