From the Editor's Desk On the way to Mr Ambani's $1 billion home, one will pass maimed homeless boys begging at the traffic lights. While our techies work on some of the world's cutting edge problems, khap panchayats execute honour killings of boys and girls who fall in love outside their caste. India's diversity is mind-boggling in every possible way. How does a political party cut through this clutter to win elections - by using structures that have held us together for centuries (religion, caste, class, language). Unfortunately, these structures also divide us into polarized groups, leading to long-term societal damage. There IS a better alternative - development. It is broader than just anti-corruption (which proved to be an excellent election agenda in itself) and has the potential to unite rather than divide the electorate - Comment
Announcing the Bengaluru edition of Techcircle Startup 2016; registrations open now The Bengaluru edition of Techcircle Startup will provide a comprehensive insight on the startup ecosystem in and around Bengaluru bringing together cutting-edge and disruptive early-stage startups, current and potential investors, angels, seed funds, incubators, accelerators & mentors, along with many of India’s most active VC/PE funds.
Advt: The Power of a Great Digital Hospitality Experience A tsunami of game-changing digital disruptors has swept into the hospitality industry, raising the stakes in delivering the supreme guest experience. Join Chinmai Sharma, Chief Revenue Officer, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, at Adobe Symposium to get insights into how Taj Hotels plan to bring alive experiences directly from each of their fantastic hotels to screens around the world with breathtaking velocity. Complimentary Registration (for TradeBriefs subscribers).
Social discovery platform Living Local raises $200K in seed funding Mumbai-based Urbane Media Enterprise Pvt Ltd, which runs hyperlocal social discovery platform Living Local has raised $200,000 (around Rs 1.3 crore) in seed funding from Rattan Chadha, former CEO of Mexx Europe Holding. Indian-born Dutch businessman Chadha, whose full name is Kul Rattan Chadh
Tiny But Growing, Singapore Air's India unit takes share, Vistara shows steady increase in market share In India, where air travelers often prioritize cost over frills, the Vistara unit of Singapore Airlines Ltd. and Tata Sons Ltd. was struggling so much to fill seats that it offered some free tickets to avoid flying empty planes. A year later, and passengers have warmed up to the inflight movies, meal options and new business-class lounge in New Delhi, filling up three of every four seats on its aircraft. While this has helped boost market share from zero to 2 percent, IndiGo remains the nation’s
Learn to sell, with a smiley : Report People are prisoners of their phones,“ says a meme. “That's why they are called cell phones.“ Much has been written about our addiction to mobile phones, and most of that is read on mobile phones. In fact, the aforesaid meme would not have become popular had it not been circulated through cell phones.
CMOs Drive Technology Decisions In Marketing : Report With the social media platforms gaining significance in the marketing strategies of the organizations, ‘customer-obsessed marketing’ is giving companies a new competitive edge. In the era of social media, customers demand personalized engagement from the brands.
Finch, Bravo lift Lions to victorious start Aaron Finch and Dwayne Bravo helped Gujarat Lions ease into the IPL with a thumping win against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali, the third one-sided affair of the season in three games