From the Editor's Desk Google CEO Sundar Pichai has had a remarkable journey. Buzzfeed shadowed him for 3 months for this piece, from Delhi (including a meeting with the President) to Las Vegas, to his home in Los Altos, California. The man (whose compensation package includes $200m in stock) comes across as a kind of boring best-for-the-company man, not the mercurial type so often lionized in the Valley. And at a company that optimizes for smart, Pichai is often described as a genius - much of that due to his effectiveness as a leader capable of wrangling other very smart, very opinionated people. He comes across as apolitical and mysterious (what does he really stand for?), but ultimately trustworthy. And that is important, considering how much Google knows about our lives! - Comment
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Servify raises pre-Series A funding from Blume Ventures, two German firms Tech startup Servify, which offers brand-authorised after sales support services for electronic gadgets, has raised an undisclosed amount of money in pre-Series A funding from Blume Ventures and two German firms. The two German firms are Barkawi Holdings GmbH and TM Service Technology Holdings GmbH. The funds raised by Servify will be used for product development and marketing.
RBI seeks public comment to regulate P2P lending startups by April-end The Reserve Bank of India will seek public comments to regulate the peer-to-peer lending business after a number of startups sprung up that connect individual borrowers or small businesses with lenders through a digital platform. “P2P lending has shown accelerated growth over the last one yea
Couponing is a great way for eCommerce sites to drive conversions: CEO, CouponDunia Couponing websites are an easy way for e-tailers to distribute and advertise their coupons, as the traffic on such couponing sites is of high intent shoppers who are hunting for bargains; thus it is a great way for eCommerce sites to drive conversions and for shoppers to save money, said Sameer Parwani, Founder & CEO, CouponDunia.
Negotiating the in-betweens Alex Gino’s book starts with its eponymous protagonist poring over fashion magazines. The fourth grader reads about make-up, even though she’s never worn it but tries to imagine herself
A Final Farewell To Tanzil Ahmed, The Officer A Nation Forgot To Mourn It ended where it started for him. The sun is setting, its rays reflect on the coffin. Nothing has changed, except that he is dead and is surrounded by his classmates, friends and family, who have come to bid the final adieu. Dressed in white shalwar-kurtas, men of all age groups throng the Jamia Millia University. On the coffin lies the tricolour, reminding everyone that Tanzil Ahmed is a martyr.