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2 lakh Ola, Uber drivers go on strike in Delhi-NCR

01 Sep 2020

2 lakh Ola, Uber drivers go on strike in Delhi-NCR

Nearly two lakh drivers of cab aggregator services Ola and Uber in the Delhi-NCR region have decided to go on strike starting Tuesday.

Uber launches 'Auto rentals' in India

26 Aug 2020

Uber launches 'Auto rentals' in India

In a bid to revive its pandemic-hit business, ride-hailing giant Uber has launched 'auto rentals' in India.

#WeeklyRecap: Apple hits $2 trillion, Gmail suffers outage, and more

23 Aug 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Apple hits $2 trillion, Gmail suffers outage, and more

This week, both Apple and Google made major headlines in the world of tech.

NewsBytes Briefing: Air leak at International Space Station, and more

21 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Air leak at International Space Station, and more

In the updates since last night, NASA revealed that there has been a small air leak at the International Space Station.

NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance could back TikTok's business, and more

13 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance could back TikTok's business, and more

In the updates since last night, TikTok's parent company ByteDance was reported to have approached Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries for a potential investment in the video service's India business.

How Silicon Valley's star engineer earned himself 18-months prison time?

07 Aug 2020

How Silicon Valley's star engineer earned himself 18-months prison time?

Anthony Levandowski was once Silicon Valley's most sought-after engineer, all thanks to his enviable resume. This week, he fell from grace and was handed over eighteen months of prison time by a court in the United States for stealing trade secrets from Google.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple refreshes iMac, ex-Google exec gets prison term

05 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple refreshes iMac, ex-Google exec gets prison term

In the updates since last night, Apple unveiled a refreshed 27-inch iMac.

#TechBytes: Weird technologies that can protect you from COVID-19

02 Aug 2020

#TechBytes: Weird technologies that can protect you from COVID-19

In a span of six months, COVID-19 has turned the whole world upside down.

Former Waymo engineer may get 27 months' prison time

30 Jul 2020

Former Waymo engineer may get 27 months' prison time

Anthony Levandowski, the engineer who co-founded Google's self-driving car program - now known as Waymo, could get 27 months of prison time.

LinkedIn lays off 960 employees, due to COVID-19 pandemic

21 Jul 2020

LinkedIn lays off 960 employees, due to COVID-19 pandemic

Microsoft-owned professional network LinkedIn has announced that it will be laying off about 960 employees, or 6% of its workforce, around the world.

NewsBytes Briefing: FBI probes Twitter hack; Netflix gets new CEO

17 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: FBI probes Twitter hack; Netflix gets new CEO

In the last few hours, several developments have been reported from the world of technology.

NewsBytes Tech Briefing: Zoom's video-conference device, unified Gmail, and more

16 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Tech Briefing: Zoom's video-conference device, unified Gmail, and more

Along with the massive hack of high profile Twitter accounts, a lot has happened in the world of technology in the last 24 hours.

Uber is planning to shift engineering jobs to India

04 Jul 2020

Uber is planning to shift engineering jobs to India

After laying off 25% of its workforce, or about 600 employees, in India, ride-hailing giant Uber is looking to create jobs in the country.

Leap.Club, the professional network for women announces Bengaluru, Mumbai launch

02 Jul 2020

Leap.Club, the professional network for women announces Bengaluru, Mumbai launch

For years, experts have raised concerns about the low representation of women at senior levels in the corporate sector.

Amazon's next big ambition? A fleet of AI-controlled self-driving cars

26 Jun 2020

Amazon's next big ambition? A fleet of AI-controlled self-driving cars

After Alphabet's Waymo, Tesla, and Uber, online shopping giant Amazon is stepping into the field of autonomous vehicles.

Milkbasket raises $5.5 million in Series-B funding: Details here

22 Jun 2020

Milkbasket raises $5.5 million in Series-B funding: Details here

Online grocery start-up Milkbasket has raised $5.5 million in a Series-B round of funding.

MakeMyTrip lays off 350 employees due to COVID-19: Details here

01 Jun 2020

MakeMyTrip lays off 350 employees due to COVID-19: Details here

Following Ritesh Agarwal's OYO Rooms, India's largest travel aggregator MakeMyTrip has laid off 350 employees from its workforce.

BookMyShow downsizes due to COVID-19, affecting 270 employees

28 May 2020

BookMyShow downsizes due to COVID-19, affecting 270 employees

In another big blow stemming from the outbreak of COVID-19, BookMyShow has laid off and furloughed over 18% of its workforce.

Uber India fires 25% of its workforce: Details here

26 May 2020

Uber India fires 25% of its workforce: Details here

In another blow to the salaried section, Uber India has laid off 600 employees or nearly a quarter of its workforce in the country.

Ola lays off 1,400 employees due to COVID-19 pandemic

20 May 2020

Ola lays off 1,400 employees due to COVID-19 pandemic

Following the footsteps of Uber, Zomato, and Swiggy, ride-hailing giant Ola has also announced the plan to conduct a mass lay-off, affecting around 1,400 of its employees.

How Uber plans to resume operations safely in India

18 May 2020

How Uber plans to resume operations safely in India

The fourth phase of India's lockdown has started with a particular focus on keeping the public safe while allowing select business activities like cabs and e-commerce deliveries.

Amid COVID-19, Swiggy lays off 1,100 employees

18 May 2020

Amid COVID-19, Swiggy lays off 1,100 employees

The economic fallout of COVID-19 continues to hit salaried employees, in a way no one could have imagined a few months ago.

Jio Platforms raises Rs. 6,598 crore from General Atlantic

17 May 2020

Jio Platforms raises Rs. 6,598 crore from General Atlantic

Jio Platforms, the entity holding telecom and digital businesses of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has raised Rs. 6,598 crore ($869.8 million) from US-based private equity firm General Atlantic.

Amid COVID-19, Zomato decides to fire 13% of its workforce

15 May 2020

Amid COVID-19, Zomato decides to fire 13% of its workforce

The economic fallout of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has started trickling down to salaried employees.

Uber fired over 3,500 employees in a 3-minute Zoom call

14 May 2020

Uber fired over 3,500 employees in a 3-minute Zoom call

In a major shocker, Uber has fired more than 3,500 of its employees in customer service, recruitment through a Zoom call that lasted just over three minutes.

COVID-19: Uber's new tech will ensure drivers wear protective masks

04 May 2020

COVID-19: Uber's new tech will ensure drivers wear protective masks

Uber has resumed operations in select Indian cities.

Uber begins operations in green and orange zones across India

04 May 2020

Uber begins operations in green and orange zones across India

After keeping operations suspended for over a month, ride-hailing giant Uber has begun operations in select cities and districts across India.

Lockdown 3.0 begins: Know what's allowed and what's not

04 May 2020

Lockdown 3.0 begins: Know what's allowed and what's not

The coronavirus necessitated lockdown, which started pan-India on March 25, entered its second extension today. The extension, announced by the Ministry of Home Affairs last week, will remain in place till May 17.

'Ola Emergency' launched for hospital runs amid COVID-19 outbreak

14 Apr 2020

'Ola Emergency' launched for hospital runs amid COVID-19 outbreak

As India goes into the second phase of the lockdown enforced to combat the spread of COVID-19, Ola is lending a helping hand to the public.

Zoom creates 'security council' to fight data privacy concerns

09 Apr 2020

Zoom creates 'security council' to fight data privacy concerns

In light of growing privacy-related concerns, popular video-conferencing service Zoom has announced a new 'information security council and advisory board'.

Amid lockdown, Ola, Uber suspend services till March 31

23 Mar 2020

Amid lockdown, Ola, Uber suspend services till March 31

In the wake of the lockdown imposed by the Delhi government, ride-hailing giants Ola and Uber have suspended their services in the state.

Despite COVID-19, Ola, Uber car-pooling remains available in India

18 Mar 2020

Despite COVID-19, Ola, Uber car-pooling remains available in India

As coronavirus continues to wreak havoc around the world and begins to show its impact on India, people are being advised to maintain social distance to avoid potential cases of community spread.

Coronavirus hoax viral on WhatsApp; claims garlic can cure disease

18 Feb 2020

Coronavirus hoax viral on WhatsApp; claims garlic can cure disease

Adding to the growing threat of a coronavirus outbreak, a false cure is being circulated on the messaging app WhatsApp.

Not feeling safe on a date? Use Tinder's 'panic' button

24 Jan 2020

Not feeling safe on a date? Use Tinder's 'panic' button

Tinder has grown into one of the biggest dating platforms, with millions shelling out money to use the service.

Zomato just bought UberEats in India: Details here

21 Jan 2020

Zomato just bought UberEats in India: Details here

As previously expected, restaurant discovery and food delivery giant Zomato has purchased the food delivery business of Uber, aka UberEats, in India.

Sonam Kapoor had the "scariest experience" with Uber in London

16 Jan 2020

Sonam Kapoor had the "scariest experience" with Uber in London

Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor, who keeps shuttling between Mumbai and London, on Thursday took to Twitter to share that she had the "scariest experience" while traveling in an Uber cab in London.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Big CES announcements, security issues, and more in tech

12 Jan 2020

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Big CES announcements, security issues, and more in tech

The second week of January was all about consumer tech, thanks to the biggest tech fest of the year - the Consumer Electronics Show.

Zomato raises $150 million from Ant Financial: Details here

11 Jan 2020

Zomato raises $150 million from Ant Financial: Details here

Gurugram-based food-tech unicorn Zomato has raised $150 million in a corporate round of funding led by existing investor Ant Financial.

Uber launches new safety features for Indian users (finally!)

10 Jan 2020

Uber launches new safety features for Indian users (finally!)

In a major move, ride-hailing giant Uber has launched a bunch of new features to boost the safety of its riders and drivers in India.

#CES2020: Biggest announcements made this year

09 Jan 2020

#CES2020: Biggest announcements made this year

This year's Consumer Electronics Show has been graced with some exceptional innovations, including Samsung's artificial humans, OnePlus's disappearing cameras, and Sony's feature-packed concept car.