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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.

CES 2020: Hyundai unveils flying taxis for Uber's Elevate project

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!

Zomato may buy UberEats's India business

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.

Shocking! Uber kept separate bathrooms for drivers and 'employees'

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.

Uber CEO calls Jamal Khashoggi's murder "mistake", apologizes after outrage

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.

Soon, Uber will let you book Delhi Metro tickets

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.

Ranu Mondal repeat? This Uber driver's singing is breaking Internet

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.

Indian researcher discloses Uber bug, bags Rs. 4.6 lakh reward

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.

Engineer, who created church to worship AI, stole AI-related secrets

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.

Soon, government will define operational rules for Ola, Uber

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.

Kolkata: Actress 'dragged out' of Uber, threatened; driver arrested

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.

Mumbai rains: Cab rides become as costly as Goa flights

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.

Kolkata: Former Miss India Universe narrates how she was harassed

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.

Soon, Uber will offer quick helicopter rides: Details here

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.

Now, Uber will ban riders with poor ratings: Here's how

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.

Uber's employee, now a billionaire, was hired through a tweet

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).

Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal invests Rs. 650cr in Ola

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.