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30 Nov 2022

India
India becomes world's biggest smartwatch market with 171% YoY growth

India has broken the North American hegemony to take the top spot in the global smartwatch market, according to Counterpoint. The country's market saw year-over-year growth of 171% in Q3 of 2022.

30 Nov 2022

Stock Market
Sensex climbs 417 points, Nifty settles above 18,750 mark

On Wednesday, the benchmark Sensex and Nifty indices witnessed a surge, extending their winning streak for the seventh day in a row. The Sensex jumped 0.66% to 63,099.65 points while the Nifty climbed 0.75% to 18,758.35 points.

30 Nov 2022

Tata Sons
Tata Group in talks to acquire Wistron's iPhone manufacturing facility

An iPhone, made in India by Tata Group, could soon become a reality. The homegrown multinational conglomerate is in talks with Wistron Corp., one of Apple's top three vendors in India, to acquire its manufacturing facility in Karnataka.

30 Nov 2022

Toyota
Toyota Kirloskar Motor Vice Chairman Vikram Kirloskar dies at 64

Vikram Kirloskar, a well-known industrialist and Vice Chairman of Toyota Kirloskar Motor passed away on Tuesday. He was 64.

30 Nov 2022

Bitcoin
Cryptocurrency prices today: Check rates of Bitcoin, Ethereum, BNB, Solana

Bitcoin has risen 2.6% over the last 24 hours to trade at $16,876.89. It is up 4.4% from last week.

30 Nov 2022

Prannoy Roy
Directors Prannoy, Radhika Roy resign from NDTV's promoter company 'RRPR'

New Delhi Television (NDTV) founders Radhika Roy and Prannoy Roy have resigned as directors of the board of RRPR Holdings Private Limited (RRPRH) with immediate effect, the company said in a regulatory filing late on Tuesday.

OTT players must compensate telcos for using infrastructure: COAI

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has suggested charging over-the-top (OTT) players for using telecom services in a letter to the telecom secretary.

India's digital rupee's retail pilot on December 1, says RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is all set for the first pilot of the retail version of its Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). It will take place on December 1, the central bank said in a statement.

29 Nov 2022

Tata Sons
Singapore Airlines and Tata agree to merge Vistara, Air India

Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Tata Sons have agreed to merge Vistara and Air India. As part of the deal, SIA will get a 25.1% stake in an enlarged Air India.

29 Nov 2022

Stock Market
Sensex jumps to 62,681 points, Nifty settles at 18,618

On Tuesday, the major indices of the stock market ended with positive gains. The Sensex settled at 62,681.84 points, while the Nifty closed at 18,618.05 points.

29 Nov 2022

Meta
Meta fined €265mn over Facebook data breach by Irish watchdog

Last year, over half a billion Facebook users' personal information was leaked online courtesy of a data breach. The issue was investigated by Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC).

29 Nov 2022

Cryptocurrency
After FTX implosion, crypto lender BlockFi files for bankruptcy

The aftermath of FTX's implosion is still being felt across the crypto world. BlockFi, a cryptocurrency lender, has now become the latest casualty of the events that brought FTX down.

29 Nov 2022

Bitcoin
Today's cryptocurrency prices: Check rates of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, Dogecoin

Bitcoin has climbed 1.6% in the past 24 hours to trade at $16,465.76. Compared to last week, it is 4.1% up.

28 Nov 2022

Bharti Airtel
Airtel introduces 5G service in Patna: How to enable 

Airtel has finally launched its 5G service in Patna. The telecom company is rolling out the high-speed network in a phased manner and will gradually cover the whole city.

28 Nov 2022

Amazon
Amazon shuts wholesale e-commerce platform, its third business in India

Amazon will bring down the curtain on Amazon Distribution, its wholesale e-commerce platform that caters to small neighborhood stores in India.

28 Nov 2022

Stock Market
Sensex, Nifty close at record high of 62,504 and 18,562

The stock market on Monday closed on a positive note. The Sensex settled at 62,504.8 points, while Nifty ended at 18,562.75 points - both registering a new record-high closing.

28 Nov 2022

Bitcoin
Cryptocurrency prices today: Check rates of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, BNB

Bitcoin has shed 2.1% over the last 24 hours, trading at $16,220.45. It is 0.5% lower than the previous week.

27 Nov 2022

Cryptocurrency
Cryptocurrency prices: Check today's rates of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, Tether

Bitcoin's movement is flat in comparison to yesterday and is now trading at $16,585.68. Compared to last week, it is down by 0.8%.

27 Nov 2022

Cryptocurrency
Tiantian Kullander, co-founder of crypto firm Amber, dies at 30

Tiantian Kullander, the co-founder of cryptocurrency firm Amber Group, reportedly passed away in his sleep on Wednesday (November 23). He was 30.

26 Nov 2022

Cryptocurrency
Cryptocurrency prices: Check today's rates of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, Tether

Bitcoin has risen 1.4% over the last 24 hours to trade at $16,633.09. However, it is down 0.4% from last week.

25 Nov 2022

Amazon
No forced layoffs, Amazon India tells Labor Ministry

Earlier this week, Amazon was summoned by India's Labor Ministry to appear before the Deputy Labor Commissioner, Bengaluru after receiving a complaint about the company's Voluntary Separation Program (VSP).

25 Nov 2022

Employment
Urban unemployment rate dropped in July-September 2022: NSO report

India's unemployment rate in the July-September quarter of 2022 in urban areas slowed down to 7.2%, which is comparatively lower than the 7.6% recorded during the April-June quarter.

25 Nov 2022

Reliance Jio
Jio's True 5G launched across 33 district headquarters in Gujarat

Reliance Jio has now rolled out 5G service across 33 districts of Gujarat.

25 Nov 2022

Amazon
Black Friday protests in 40 countries threaten Amazon's sales

Black Friday is a big day for Amazon. In the last two years, the e-commerce giant captured the majority of Black Friday sales.

25 Nov 2022

Stock Market
Sensex closes at 62,293.64 points, Nifty settles above 18,500 mark

The stock market closed on a flat note on Friday with the Sensex settling at 62,293.64 points and Nifty ending flat at 18,512.75 points.

25 Nov 2022

Bitcoin
Cryptocurrency prices today: Check rates of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Polygon, BNB

Bitcoin has slipped 1.8% in the past 24 hours to trade at $16,396.67. It is 1.9% lower than the week before.

25 Nov 2022

Tata
Tata Consumer to acquire Bisleri for around Rs. 7,000 crore

Bisleri International, India's largest packaged water company, is set to be acquired by Tata Consumer Products Ltd (TCPL). The Tata Group company will reportedly pay Rs. 6,000-7,000 crore for Bisleri.

24 Nov 2022

Stock Market
Sensex surges 762 points, Nifty ends above 18,480 mark

The benchmark Sensex and Nifty indices on Thursday showed an upward trend, continuing their winning streak. The Sensex rose 1.22% to 62,272.68 points while the Nifty gained 1.19% to end at 18,484.10 points.

24 Nov 2022

Reliance Jio
Reliance Jio 5G now live in Pune: How to access

Reliance Jio has launched its True 5G services in Pune. Users in the city will be invited to the Jio 5G Welcome Offer via the MyJio app.

24 Nov 2022

Foxconn
Foxconn apologizes for protests at China iPhone factory

A protest that erupted over unpaid wages and the fear of an infectious outbreak on Tuesday night rocked Foxconn's iPhone manufacturing plant in Zhengzhou. The COVID-hit factory saw workers clashing with police and security personnel.

24 Nov 2022

Finance
Credit Suisse to layoff 9,000 people, projects $1.6bn Q4 loss

A string of scandals this year has dogged Swiss bank Credit Suisse. Add to that the challenging economic environment, and we have a recipe for disaster.

24 Nov 2022

Bitcoin
Cryptocurrency prices: Check today's rates of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, Tether

Bitcoin has gone up by 1.2% in the past 24 hours to trade at $16,688.36. Compared to last week, it is flat.

23 Nov 2022

Amazon
Indian government summons Amazon over 'forced removal' of employees

Last week, Amazon announced that it plans to lay off around 10,000 employees. Now, India's Labor Ministry has summoned the company to appear before the Deputy Labor Commissioner in Bengaluru about the Voluntary Separation Program (VSP).

23 Nov 2022

Amazon India
Labour Ministry summons Amazon India over firing of employees

The Ministry of Labour and Employment on Wednesday summoned Amazon India in connection with the company's alleged forced firing of employees, IANS reported.

23 Nov 2022

Cryptocurrency
FTX was Sam Bankman-Fried's 'personal fiefdom,' reveals court hearing

A Delaware bankruptcy courtroom was the stage for one of the most anticipated bankruptcy hearings in recent times.

23 Nov 2022

Stock Market
Sensex gains 91 points, Nifty settles above 18,250 mark

The stock market closed on a flat note on Wednesday with the Sensex settling at 61,510.58 points and Nifty ending flat at 18,267.25 points.

23 Nov 2022

HP Laptops
HP to fire 4,000-6,000 employees in 3 years

Layoffs in the tech world are in full swing. Another major tech company has joined the list of giants who have announced job cuts this year.

23 Nov 2022

Bitcoin
Today's cryptocurrency prices: Check Bitcoin, Ethereum, Polygon, Solana rates

Bitcoin has gone up by 4.2% in the past 24 hours to trade at $16,499.39. Compared to last week, it is 2.3% down.

22 Nov 2022

Elon Musk
Who is George Hotz, Musk's new 'intern' fixing Twitter search?

George Hotz once famously turned down an offer to work at Tesla. He later founded Comma.ai to bring Tesla-like autopilot functionality to other cars.

22 Nov 2022

Stock Market
Sensex jumps to 61,418 points, Nifty settles at 18,244 points

On Tuesday, major indices of the stock market ended flat with the Sensex settling at 61,418.96 points and the Nifty closing at 18,244.2 points.

22 Nov 2022

Google
After Meta and Amazon, Google to lay off 10,000 employees

If this year has proven anything, it is that no one is immune to the layoff bug that has created havoc in Silicon Valley. After withstanding the phenomenon for a while, Google may have fallen prey to it, too.

22 Nov 2022

Bitcoin
Today's cryptocurrency prices: Check rates of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, Polygon

Bitcoin has dropped 2.4% in the past 24 hours to trade at $15,827.06. Compared to last week, it is 4.9% down.

21 Nov 2022

Nirmala Sitharaman
Union Budget 2023: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman begins pre-budget talks

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday, as part of pre-Budget 2023-24 consultations, virtually held discussions with experts and industry leaders in infrastructure and climate change areas.

21 Nov 2022

Stock Market
Sensex slips to 61,144 points, Nifty settles near 18,150 mark

On Monday, the benchmark Sensex and Nifty indices were on a downward trend, continuing their losing streak for the third straight day. While the Sensex plunged 0.85% to 61,144.84 points, the Nifty fell 0.81% to 18,159.95 points.

21 Nov 2022

Bitcoin
Cryptocurrency prices today: Check rates of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, Polygon

Bitcoin has slipped 3.2% in the past 24 hours to trade at $16,163.44. It is 1.1% lower than the week before.

20 Nov 2022

Jeff Bezos
'Postpone large purchases': Amazon founder Jeff Bezos warns of recession

Billionaire entrepreneur and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has warned of economic recession in the world.

20 Nov 2022

Cryptocurrency
Today's cryptocurrency prices: Check Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, Tether rates

Bitcoin has risen by 0.8% over the last 24 hours to now trade at $16,695.13. It is down 0.6% from last week.

20 Nov 2022

Donald Trump
Donald Trump returns to Twitter after Elon Musk's 'favorable poll'

The wheels of change are already turning at the microblogging platform Twitter.

19 Nov 2022

Zomato
Zomato to fire nearly 3% employees in performance-based layoffs

Amid the layoff season across the globe, especially in the tech world, homegrown food aggregator and delivery platform Zomato has confirmed that it will lay off around 3% of its workforce across various departments, Livemint reported.

19 Nov 2022

Cryptocurrency
Cryptocurrency prices today: Check Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, Tether rates

Bitcoin has dropped 1.3% of its value in the past 24 hours to trade at $16,606.58. Compared to last week, it is 2.8% down.

19 Nov 2022

Business Insider
Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes sentenced to 11+ years in prison

The founder and CEO of failed blood-testing start-up Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, has been sentenced to 11 years and three months in prison for defrauding investors.

18 Nov 2022

Stock Market
Sensex slips 87 points, Nifty settles below 18,310 points

The stock market on Friday ended on a sluggish note as the Sensex settled at 61,663.48 points and the Nifty stood at 18,307.65 points.

18 Nov 2022

Startups
Disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes seeks leniency ahead of sentencing

Elizabeth Holmes, the disgraced former CEO of Theranos, is set to be sentenced on Friday after being found guilty of defrauding investors.

18 Nov 2022

Bitcoin
Today's cryptocurrency prices: Check rates of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, Polygon

Bitcoin has gone up by 1.8% in the past 24 hours to trade at $16,825.88. Compared to last week, it is 4.4% down.

18 Nov 2022

Twitter
Hundreds of Twitter employees resign after Musk's 'be hardcore' ultimatum

A new wave of resignations has hit Twitter after Elon Musk's 'be hardcore and stay or leave with a severance pay' ultimatum.

17 Nov 2022

Meta
Who is Sandhya Devanathan, Meta's new India head?

Meta has announced the appointment of Sandhya Devanathan as the new head of its India operations. Her appointment follows a string of high-profile departures from the company, including that of former head Ajit Mohan.

17 Nov 2022

Stock Market
Sensex slips 230 points, Nifty settles below 18,350 mark

On Thursday, major indices of the stock market ended in the hands of bears with the Sensex settling 230 points down at 61,750.6 and the Nifty closing at 18,343.9 points.

17 Nov 2022

Amazon
#NewsBytesExplainer: What is causing the 'layoff season' in tech world?

Layoff season is here. After over two decades of booming stocks and high-paid jobs, the tech industry is now in the middle of a rough patch.

17 Nov 2022

Amazon
Amazon starts firing employees; devices and services organization first target

Earlier this week, we found out that e-commerce giant Amazon plans to cut around 10,000 jobs. The company has now confirmed that it will be slashing the workforce.

17 Nov 2022

Bitcoin
Today's cryptocurrency prices: Check rates of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, Polygon

Bitcoin has lost 2.2% in the last 24 hours and is now trading at $16,521.63. It is 4.9% up compared to last week.

17 Nov 2022

Xiaomi
India's smartphone market declines 10% YoY; Xiaomi remains the bestseller

India's smartphone market has presented a grim picture yet again.

16 Nov 2022

Ashneer Grover
Ashneer Grover trolls WhatsApp Pay, calls it the 'biggest failure'

Ashneer Grover, the co-founder and former MD of BharatPe, was at his candid best in his tweets about WhatsApp Pay. He called the UPI-based payment service from the popular chat platform the biggest failure in India as a tech product.

16 Nov 2022

Finance
Estee Lauder to acquire Tom Ford for $2.8 billion

The American multinational cosmetics brand, Estee Lauder has agreed to buy designer Tom Ford's company for a whopping $2.8 billion.

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