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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
04 May 2020
COVID-19: Uber's new tech will ensure drivers wear protective masks
Uber has resumed operations in select Indian cities.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
08 Jan 2020
CES 2020: Hyundai unveils flying taxis for Uber's Elevate project
At the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show, where tech giants like Sony are surprising us with concept cars, traditional carmakers are aiming for the skies. Literally!
16 Dec 2019
Zomato may buy UberEats's India business
The India business of UberEats, the food delivery service operated by ride-hailing giant Uber, is likely to be sold to Zomato, its arch-rival in the country.
06 Dec 2019
Shocking! Uber kept separate bathrooms for drivers and 'employees'
After being embroiled in thousands of cases of sexual assault by their drivers, Uber is facing flak for another critical issue - discrimination.
12 Nov 2019
Uber CEO calls Jamal Khashoggi's murder "mistake", apologizes after outrage
Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered last year, inside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul. His murder, allegedly ordered by crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, sparked outrage and showed dissenting voices are shut.
22 Oct 2019
Soon, Uber will let you book Delhi Metro tickets
In a major move, ride-hailing giant Uber has launched a new 'Public Transport' mode to help Indians plan their commute.
17 Sep 2019
Ranu Mondal repeat? This Uber driver's singing is breaking Internet
Days after Ranu Mondal's singing video broke the Internet, a similar video of an Uber driver from Lucknow named Vinod has left netizens in awe.
15 Sep 2019
Indian researcher discloses Uber bug, bags Rs. 4.6 lakh reward
An Indian security researcher has bagged a cash reward of $6,500 (approximately Rs. 4.6 lakh) from Uber Technologies Inc.
29 Aug 2019
Engineer, who created church to worship AI, stole AI-related secrets
Just recently, an AI engineer by the name Anthony Levandowski started a church worshipping AI - The Way of The Future.
05 Aug 2019
Soon, government will define operational rules for Ola, Uber
The Indian government is planning to set some ground rules for cab aggregators like Ola and Uber.
11 Jul 2019
Kolkata: Actress 'dragged out' of Uber, threatened; driver arrested
In a troublesome incident, a popular Bengali actress was recently abused, threatened and thrown out of the Uber cab which she had booked to reach her shoot location.
05 Jul 2019
Mumbai rains: Cab rides become as costly as Goa flights
The troubles of Mumbaikars do not seem to end anytime soon, with the incessant rains making life difficult (and utterly costly), of late.
19 Jun 2019
Kolkata: Former Miss India Universe narrates how she was harassed
You can live in one of the poshest localities of a city, but that doesn't guarantee your safety. And if you think the police will help you, you could be mistaken.
07 Jun 2019
Soon, Uber will offer quick helicopter rides: Details here
Back in 2015, ride-hailing giant Ola played a witty April Fools' Day prank by announcing OLA Air - helicopter rides for metro cities.
30 May 2019
Now, Uber will ban riders with poor ratings: Here's how
Uber has long been penalizing its drivers for low ratings stemming from poor behavior or misconduct.
13 May 2019
Uber's employee, now a billionaire, was hired through a tweet
Ryan Graves is today the founder and CEO of investment firm Saltwater Capital, and a very rich man. According to Forbes, Graves' net worth is around $1.5 billion (Rs. 10,490 crore).
19 Feb 2019
Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal invests Rs. 650cr in Ola
Indian ride-hailing start-up Ola is currently in the midst of an ongoing financing round and, in a major boost, has received Rs. 650cr (around $92mn) from Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal.