Zomato

A restaurant aggregator and food delivery company, Zomato has been in the news a lot recently. Founded in 2008, this Indian start-up operates in more than 10,000 cities in 24 countries. It provides information and details about menus and user-reviews of restaurants, and also food delivery options from partner restaurants. Off late, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Zomato had started delivering groceries under the name of Zomato Market. And after two months, sources said that this “is not working out for them.” There has been no official verification though. Zomato also is into alcohol delivery in Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal, along with its competitor, Swiggy. Further, Zomato, in May, had laid-off 13% of its workforce, which was confirmed by Deepinder Goyal (Founder and CEO).

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Ahead of its IPO next year, Zomato raises $660 million

19 Dec 2020

Ahead of its IPO next year, Zomato raises $660 million

Zomato has raised $660 million as part of its primary financing round, giving the Gurugram-based food tech unicorn a valuation of $3.9 billion, the company's founder and CEO, Deepinder Goyal, said on Twitter.

Why is Zomato getting trolled after Swara Bhasker's tweet

19 Nov 2020

Why is Zomato getting trolled after Swara Bhasker's tweet

Food delivery giant Zomato has landed into a controversy after actress Swara Bhasker asked the company to pull down its ads from Arnab Goswami's news channel Republic TV.

NewsBytes Briefing: Google launches new Pixel phones, and more

01 Oct 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Google launches new Pixel phones, and more

Last night, Google held its Launch night event and showcased a bunch of new devices, including 5G-capable Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a, a new Chromecast dongle with mic-integrated remote, and redesigned, more powerful Nest Audio speakers.

Zomato raises Rs. 760 crore from Tiger Global: Details here

10 Sep 2020

Zomato raises Rs. 760 crore from Tiger Global: Details here

In a major step forward, Zomato has raised Rs. 760 crore ($102 million) in funding from US-based investment firm Tiger Global Management.

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.

Government wants shopping sites to display 'origin country' of products

09 Jul 2020

Government wants shopping sites to display 'origin country' of products

Amid calls to boycott the foreign goods, especially those from China, to make way for Atmanirbhar Bharat, the Government of India is looking to have 'origin country' of products displayed across online shopping portals.

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.

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.

Scootsy, Swiggy's premium food delivery service is shutting down

08 Jun 2020

Scootsy, Swiggy's premium food delivery service is shutting down

As part of an effort to cut down costs and focus solely on growth points, Swiggy is shutting down Scootsy, its premium food delivery service in Mumbai.

Swiggy, Zomato cleared to test long-range 'delivery drones': DGCA

04 Jun 2020

Swiggy, Zomato cleared to test long-range 'delivery drones': DGCA

Soon, you may see unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) flying in with your food orders.

Zomato launches 'Talent Directory' to help outplace laid-off employees

01 Jun 2020

Zomato launches 'Talent Directory' to help outplace laid-off employees

Days after laying off hundreds of its employees, food tech giant Zomato has launched a public database/directory to help outplace those workers.

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.

Now, Amazon will deliver food to your home: Details here

21 May 2020

Now, Amazon will deliver food to your home: Details here

Amazon is now venturing into the food delivery vertical.

Swiggy, Zomato launch alcohol delivery in Jharkhand: Details here

21 May 2020

Swiggy, Zomato launch alcohol delivery in Jharkhand: Details here

Zomato and Swiggy have finally started home delivery of alcohol.

Now, Zomato will warn about restaurants with fake reviews

21 May 2020

Now, Zomato will warn about restaurants with fake reviews

In a bid to improve its restaurant discovery experience, food-tech giant Zomato is updating its app with some small but useful changes.

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.

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.

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.

Consider home delivery of alcohol during lockdown: SC tells states

08 May 2020

Consider home delivery of alcohol during lockdown: SC tells states

As the opening of liquor stores in non-containment zones led to chaos, serpentine queues, and the social distancing rules were bulldozed, the Supreme Court on Friday asked states to consider home delivery of these products.

After groceries, Zomato eyes home delivery of alcohol: Details here

07 May 2020

After groceries, Zomato eyes home delivery of alcohol: Details here

When restaurants across the country were closed due to COVID-19 lockdown and people refrained from ordering cooked meals, food-tech giant Zomato was quick to enable home delivery of groceries and daily essentials.

Liquor stores to open, industry plans 'contactless' sales

02 May 2020

Liquor stores to open, industry plans 'contactless' sales

Last evening, Ministry of Home Affairs announced that the nationwide lockdown has been extended for two weeks from May 4, but it gave relaxations in various sectors.

After Apple, Google reportedly planning to launch its own card

20 Apr 2020

After Apple, Google reportedly planning to launch its own card

In the age of digital payments and peer-to-peer transfers, third-party smart cards, promising plenty of benefits and user-facing features, are becoming increasingly popular.

Now, Zomato shows body temperature of its delivery agents

16 Apr 2020

Now, Zomato shows body temperature of its delivery agents

In an impressive move, food-tech giant Zomato has introduced a feature to display the body temperature of its delivery agents.

Pizza delivery agent tests positive, 72 families told to quarantine

16 Apr 2020

Pizza delivery agent tests positive, 72 families told to quarantine

A 19-year-old teen, who delivered pizzas for a famous outlet, tested positive for coronavirus in Delhi after which 72 families were asked to self-quarantine themselves, media reports said on Thursday.

After UberEats, Zomato is eyeing to buy Grofers

14 Apr 2020

After UberEats, Zomato is eyeing to buy Grofers

A few months after acquiring UberEats, Zomato is looking to buy popular e-grocery start-up Grofers.

Amid lockdown, Zomato launches grocery delivery across 80 Indian cities

08 Apr 2020

Amid lockdown, Zomato launches grocery delivery across 80 Indian cities

As 1.3 billion Indians struggle to move freely and access daily essentials under the 21-day lockdown enforced by the Narendra Modi government, Zomato is rising to the occasion.

#CoronavirusCrisis: How you can help the underprivileged during ongoing crisis

02 Apr 2020

#CoronavirusCrisis: How you can help the underprivileged during ongoing crisis

The coronavirus pandemic has created a situation of concern and worry, wreaking havoc in India and the world.

COVID-19 outbreak: Zomato to help lockdown-hit restaurants, delivery partners

26 Mar 2020

COVID-19 outbreak: Zomato to help lockdown-hit restaurants, delivery partners

In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the entire population of India, except those on the front-lines, has been put on lockdown.

Amid lockdown, Flipkart to resume delivery of essential goods

26 Mar 2020

Amid lockdown, Flipkart to resume delivery of essential goods

A day after announcing the suspension of all its services in compliance with the lockdown put in place by the Indian government, Flipkart has taken the decision to resume operations to some extent.

Amid India lockdown, delivery boys allegedly harassed by police

26 Mar 2020

Amid India lockdown, delivery boys allegedly harassed by police

Even though essential services such as food and groceries are exempted from the 21-day lockdown in India, e-commerce companies faced disruption of services.

Zomato barges into fin-tech, launches credit cards with RBL Bank

02 Mar 2020

Zomato barges into fin-tech, launches credit cards with RBL Bank

Following the footsteps of OLA and Amazon, food-tech giant Zomato has barged into the fin-tech space by launching two 'Edition' credit cards in partnership with RBL Bank.

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.

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.

Internet shutdowns and the broken dream of Digital India

30 Dec 2019

Internet shutdowns and the broken dream of Digital India

In the wake of protests against Citizenship Amendment Act, the government has become more aggressive with internet shutdowns.

Swiggy launches its own digital wallet, with limited capabilities

28 Dec 2019

Swiggy launches its own digital wallet, with limited capabilities

In a major move, food-tech giant Swiggy has launched its own digital wallet - Swiggy Money.

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.

Man duped of Rs. 95,000 after ordering pizza via Zomato

05 Dec 2019

Man duped of Rs. 95,000 after ordering pizza via Zomato

In a shocking case, a Bengaluru-based man has been duped of Rs. 95,000 after ordering a pizza via Zomato.

Zomato rolls out Gold for delivery, faces flak: Here's why

21 Sep 2019

Zomato rolls out Gold for delivery, faces flak: Here's why

Just a few days after launching original video content, Zomato has expanded its Gold subscription program to include delivery.

Now, delivery executives log out from Zomato over reduced payments

17 Sep 2019

Now, delivery executives log out from Zomato over reduced payments

Just as Zomato tries to end the dispute with the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) and bring several departed restaurants back online, another problem has started brewing - outgoing delivery executives.

Zomato ventures into content streaming, announces original shows

13 Sep 2019

Zomato ventures into content streaming, announces original shows

After leading the game of food-delivery, Zomato is gearing up to take on Netflix and Amazon.