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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.

Zomato sacks 541 employees as improved automation made them 'redundant'

08 Sep 2019

Zomato sacks 541 employees as improved automation made them 'redundant'

Online food delivery and restaurant discovery platform Zomato has laid off 541 people across customer, merchant, and delivery partner support teams.

Amid stand-off, Zomato to now launch Gold for delivery services

01 Sep 2019

Amid stand-off, Zomato to now launch Gold for delivery services

The stand-off between the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) and food-tech giants over high discounts at restaurants through passes like Zomato Gold appears to be resolving.

Amid Zomato's fight with restaurants, how will you be impacted?

21 Aug 2019

Amid Zomato's fight with restaurants, how will you be impacted?

Food-tech giants Zomato and Dineout are in the midst of a major stand-off with several Indian restaurants that claim the companies have been offering too many discounts to their customers.

Can't ensure veg/non-veg delivery preferences: Zomato to protesting riders

12 Aug 2019

Can't ensure veg/non-veg delivery preferences: Zomato to protesting riders

In the ongoing tussle between riders and the food-delivery app Zomato, the company on Sunday said it can't factor vegetarian and non-vegetarian preferences into delivery logistics. But, it said it would definitely address concerns of protesting riders.

Zomato 'forcing' us to deliver beef and pork: Delivery executives

11 Aug 2019

Zomato 'forcing' us to deliver beef and pork: Delivery executives

The delivery executives of India's leading online food delivery platform, Zomato, in West Bengal's Howrah have alleged that the company is hurting their religious sentiments by "forcing" them to deliver beef and pork.

Zomato episode is the reflection of society, us

02 Aug 2019

Zomato episode is the reflection of society, us

This week was eventful, and not in a good way. Ayodhya mediation failed, the controversial Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, the contentious National Medical Commission Bill got passed, Apple thought of bringing stylus to iPhones, and CCD founder VG Siddhartha died an untimely death.

Zomato customer gets police notice over 'non-Hindu' delivery row

01 Aug 2019

Zomato customer gets police notice over 'non-Hindu' delivery row

The Madhya Pradesh police on Thursday sent a notice to a Zomato customer, who had canceled an order placed on the food delivery app as he was unwilling to accept food from a Muslim delivery executive.

Food has no religion, Zomato CEO tells Islamophobic customer

31 Jul 2019

Food has no religion, Zomato CEO tells Islamophobic customer

In yet another incident of religious bigotry, a Twitter user complained to Zomato about a non-Hindu rider delivering his order.

Soon, big brands could advertise on WhatsApp via GIFs, stickers

15 Jul 2019

Soon, big brands could advertise on WhatsApp via GIFs, stickers

After staying ad-free for years, WhatsApp is finally looking to monetize by showing ads.