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So it's Friday and here are some of the most popular stories from taggit this week. The first one is about the relationship between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, including the fact that Steve had a letter from Bill by his bedside in his last moments. Second, this list of the most stupid questions googled by people in each state in the US will bring a smile to your face. Finally, this speech by Raghuram Rajan on how India can create a billion entrepreneurs has insights on how regulation encourages informality in business and how access to finance is even more important than the cost of finance. Keep reading taggit to find fresh share-worthy stories!


Entertainment
What kept Parineeti Chopra awake for 24 hours?
What kept Parineeti Chopra awake for 24  hours?
Parineeti Chopra exhuasted After keeping awake for 24 hours while shooting.


Entertainment
Kylie Minogue’s self-titled 1994 album to be reissued
Kylie Minogue’s self-titled 1994 album to be  reissued
Kylie Minogue self-titled 1994 album will be reissued in the form of a two-disc special.


Entertainment
Udta Punjab director Abhishek Chaubey impressed by Kanika Kapoor’s track
Udta Punjab director Abhishek Chaubey  impressed by Kanika Kapoor’s track
Udta Punjab director Abhishek Chaubey says singer Kanika Kapoor has sung "Da da dasse" wonderfully for the film.


Entertainment
Shah Rukh Khan barred from sharing his kids’ pics on web, still shares one
Shah Rukh Khan barred from sharing his kids’ pics  on web, still shares one
Shah Rukh Khan, who introduced us to his youngest son AbRam on Twitter has been barred from posting anymore pictures of his kids online.


Entertainment
Saadey CM Saab releases this Friday: It’s especially relevant with polls due in state in 2017, says actor
Saadey CM Saab releases this Friday: It’s especially relevant  with polls due in state in 2017, says actor
Gill, who is from Pune, was also seen as Pakistani athlete Abdul Khaliq in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.


Entertainment
Phobia will break stereotype of Indian horror films: Radhika Apte
Phobia will break stereotype of Indian horror films:  Radhika Apte
Phobia will be a game-changer as far as thriller and horror content is concerned in India says Radhika Apte.


Sports
LeBron, Love power Cavaliers to 116-78 romp over Raptors
LeBron, Love power Cavaliers to 116-78 romp over Raptors
Google may be taking a new tactic in persuading phone manufacturers and carriers to push out Android updates faster.


Sports
IPL 2016: David Warner praises bowlers, fielders for win over KKR
IPL 2016: David Warner praises bowlers, fielders for  win over KKR
Sunrisers Hyderabad will now take on Gujarat Lions in the all-important second qualifier for their maiden entry into the summit clash of IPL.


Sports
New Zealand coach Mike Hesson extends contract until 2019 World Cup
New Zealand coach Mike Hesson extends contract until 2019  World Cup
Mike Hesson's contract was due to expire in April 2017 but New Zealand Cricket said he will be staying on until the end of 2019 World Cup.


Sports
International Cycling Union president expresses concern over Rio 2016 Olympics venues
International Cycling Union president expresses concern over Rio  2016 Olympics venues
International Cycling Union president Brian Cookson tells Around the Rings 'time is running out' to finish the velodrome on time.



Retail
Flipkart's 'Big Shopping Days' sale sees slow start. Will banning of discounts by DIPP hurt?
Flipkart's 'Big  Shopping Days' sale sees slow start. Will banning of discounts by DIPP hurt? - Financial Express
Flipkart is running a three-day ‘Big Shopping Days’ sale which seem to have taken off without much ado.

Retail
Ecommerce: Where are the jobs?
Ecommerce: Where are the jobs?  - Hindustan Times
Hindustan Times
So, is e-commerce only about entrepreneurs? The answer is no. E-commerce sites are among the top job creators in India at present. Starting from top business school and technology institutes to tier-2 and tier-3 colleges, e-commerce recruiters are ...

Retail
Allow multi-brand food retail stores to sell soaps, shampoos: Harsimrat Kaur Badal
Allow  multi-brand food retail stores to sell soaps, shampoos: Harsimrat Kaur Badal - Economic Times
She also plans to create an empowered body similar to the National Highways Authority of India to ensure continuity and better execution.

Retail
As buyers go online, Arvind, Tata jump on e-com bandwagon
As buyers go online, Arvind,  Tata jump on e-com bandwagon - Hindustan Times
MUMBAI: Sanjay Lalbhai-promoted Arvind Ltd, which already runs a fashion retail business spanning over 1,200 outlets and 35 brands, is now betting on a big online push to further accelerate growth. It joins a growing list of brick and mortar retailers ...sp;


Politics
Modi at 2: Five key areas where the PM made (or failed to make) a huge difference
Modi at 2: Five key areas where the PM made (or  failed to make) a huge difference
Modi's biggest achievement since coming to power has been restoring the constitutional authority and the dignity of the Prime Minister's chair.


Politics
Buoyant Amit Shah sets all-important 2017 UP election as BJP’s next target
Buoyant Amit Shah sets all-important 2017 UP election as  BJP’s next target
Fresh from a thumping victory in Assam and a good showing in West Bengal and Kerala, BJP president Amit Shah is in an unusually buoyant mood and has now set high targets for himself and his party — winning the all-important Assembly election in Uttar Pradesh


Politics
Mantra for #ModiNext3Years: Make old schemes work, put RSS agenda on mute
After two years in power, Narendra Modi is somewhere at the mid-point of his tenure as Prime Minister. Yes, the formal tenure is five years, but in a political economy, the last year can safely be assumed to be more about the politics of re-election than anything else. Good economics will usually be sacrificed for …


Politics
Raghuram Rajan Meets PM, FM Amid Speculation Over Second Term
Raghuram Rajan Meets PM, FM Amid Speculation Over Second  Term
Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan reportedly met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday evening, as he awaits the decision on his reappointment for a second term, according to NDTV. Rajan&rsq



Telecom
Jio Effect – Will India be amongst first countries to shutdown 3G network?
Jio Effect  – Will India be amongst first countries to shutdown 3G network? - ETTelecom.com
The Indian telecom market is abuzz with talk about the 4G network. The excitement has been fueled by the impending launch of Reliance Jio – billed as the la..


Telecom
TRAI's Final Attempt at Shaping Net Neutrality in India Begins This Week
TRAI's  Final Attempt at Shaping Net Neutrality in India Begins This Week - The Wire
The consultation process for an overarching framework is being done in two phases this time, in order to be more comprehensive, but will also likely require greater focus and attention from the supporters of net neutrality.


Telecom
Setting up data centers in India shouldn't be mandatory ; Amitabh Kant, CEO Niti Ayog
Setting up data centers in  India shouldn't be mandatory ; Amitabh Kant, CEO Niti Ayog - MediaNama.com
Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has said that the "Decision to set up data centers in the country (India) cannot be mandatory and it will be not be conducive for the eco-system." Kant said, while releasing the IAMAI's Make In India report on incentivizing data center infrastructure in


Telecom
Taiwanese firm HTC bets big on 4G to strengthen foothold in India
NEW DELHI: Taiwanese handset maker HTC is betting big on India, as it announced the launch of nine smartphones targeted at different consumer groups across pric...



Franchise
Franchisee Journey: From Air Force sergeant in the North Pole to Glass Doctor franchisee
Franchisee Journey: From Air  Force sergeant in the North Pole to Glass Doctor franchisee - Entrepreneur
Kevin and Tamera Tennant started their business in a dumpster, picking up shards of glass, to teach themselves their new trade.


Franchise
What Gen Y has to say about franchising
What Gen Y has to say about  franchising - Franchise Business
Are you young and ambitious? We spoke to a few Gen Y franchisees about their experiences buying and running a franchise.



Software
How robots have replaced close to 60,000 employees at Foxconn?
How robots have replaced close  to 60,000 employees at Foxconn? - BBC
Apple supplier Foxconn replaces 60,000 factory workers with robots, according to Chinese media reports.


Software
TCS CEO N Chandrasekaran's pay rises to Rs 25.6 crore : 20% growth in FY16
TCS CEO N  Chandrasekaran's pay rises to Rs 25.6 crore : 20% growth in FY16
Chandrasekaran's compensation rose 20% in FY16, the cos report showed. The median salary increase for TCS 353,843 employees was 9.2% in the same year.


Software
Indian fraudsters are younger and smarter than their foreign peers, says KPMG
Indian  fraudsters are younger and smarter than their foreign peers, says KPMG
The report showed that 27% of fraudsters in the country were in service anywhere between one and four years, compared with 19% globally.


Software
Microsoft and Facebook laying giant cables to build trans-Atlantic Internet line
Microsoft and  Facebook laying giant cables to build trans-Atlantic Internet line
From Spain, the data network will link to hubs in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and other parts of Europe, according to the companies.



Construction
Venkaiah Naidu says Number of smart cities could cross 100
Venkaiah Naidu says Number of  smart cities could cross 100 - ET Realty
"It's not necessary that all the nominees from states can qualify. So, there will be room for new cities. If we get more budget once the GST is passed..


Construction
Authorities blamed for Dehradun missing Smart City bandwagon
Authorities blamed for Dehradun  missing Smart City bandwagon - ET Realty
The proposal drafted by Dehradun was based on retrofitting of areas like Chakrata Road, Gandhi Park, Saharanpur Road, Yamuna Colony and others, while ..


Construction
Parsvnath reports profit of Rs 5.93 crore
Parsvnath reports profit of Rs  5.93 crore - ET Realty
Parsvnath Developers reported a profit of Rs 5.93 crore for the quarter ended March 2016, as against a loss of Rs 140.9 crore in the year-ago period.


Construction
Indore Development Authority meeting on May 27 likely to witness ruckus
Indore  Development Authority meeting on May 27 likely to witness ruckus - ET Realty
The IDA board has proposed a meeting on May 27 to discuss as many as 40 issues, but the sources within the board said that issue of people violating l..



Digital
SoftBank's Nikesh Arora one of the highest paid executives in the world, gets $73 million pay package for 2016
SoftBank's Nikesh Arora one  of the highest paid executives in the world, gets $73 million pay package for 2016 - News
As per a proxy issued by SoftBank today, Arora's compensation includes $14.2 million (1.56 billion) paid by other SoftBank units.


Digital
Personal assistant app Helpchat shuts chat service, lays off staff
Personal  assistant app Helpchat shuts chat service, lays off staff
Personal assistant app Helpchat has closed its chat services and laid off most employees working in those operations, its founder and CEO said on Thursday, as the startup tweaked its business strategy for the second time in less than a year. Ankur Singla said in a blog post that a lot of its user


Digital
Carzonrent aims at Rs 2,400 crore revenue in next 4 years
Urban mobility services firm Carzonrent (India) Pvt Ltd is targeting Rs 2,400-crore re


Digital
Flipkart offers Rs 1.5 lakh bonus to IIT hires amid joining delay
Flipkart offers Rs 1.5 lakh  bonus to IIT hires amid joining delay
Flipkart said it has been working on restructuring its businesses to strike the right balance among key levers



Finance
Axis Bank, 8 others to list additional shares on exchanges
Axis Bank, 8 others to list  additional shares on exchanges - Livemint
Cholamandalam, Indiabulls, Radha Madhav Corporation, TVS Electronics and Allahabad Bank are the other entities which have listed more shares on NSE


Finance
Ashok Leyland’s fund-raising plans irk investors
Ashok Leyland’s  fund-raising plans irk investors - Livemint
Strong volumes, a favourable product mix and economies of scale should have led to a disproportionate improvement in margins


Finance
SoftBank president Nikesh Arora receives pay package of $73 million
SoftBank president Nikesh Arora  receives pay package of $73 million - Livemint
Nikesh Arora’s compensation includes 1.56 billion yen paid by other Softbank units


Finance
Snapchat raises $1.81 billion in new funding round
Snapchat raises $1.81 billion  in new funding round - Livemint
Messaging app Snapchat raises funds indicating strong investor interest in the company




Ecommerce
Snapdeal plans to scale down operations in its regional offices including Bangalore, Mumbai, Calcutta and Hyderabad
Snapdeal may even shut down a few offices in the next six months, if it doesn't raise a fresh funding round, the sources said.

Ecommerce
Freecharge CEO Govind Rajan eyes 7 million daily transactions
Freecharge CEO Govind Rajan  eyes 7 million daily transactions - Economic Times
Rajan joined Snapdeal in July last year, as its chief strategy officer, but was almost immediately tasked with running the day-to-day operations of Freecharge.

Ecommerce
Iluminar Media closes a $1.2 million round of funding led by venture capital firm, IDG Ventures India , and Indian Angel Network
Iluminar Media closes a $1.2  million round of funding led by venture capital firm, IDG Ventures India , and Indian Angel Network - Economic Times
Iluminar Media, which owns and operates curated online city and lifestyle guide Little Black Book, has closed a $1.2 million (about Rs 8 crore) round of funding.

Ecommerce
Joining delay: Amazon, Paytm keen on hiring graduates who got offers from Flipkart
Joining  delay: Amazon, Paytm keen on hiring graduates who got offers from Flipkart - Economic Times
The students who got offers from Flipkart are looking for other options as most don't want to wait until December, said placement sources at the B-schools.


HR
An Imperfect Test: The Problem With Job Performance Appraisals
An Imperfect Test: The Problem  With Job Performance Appraisals - Forbes
In their latest research, Cappelli and colleague Martin Conyon, a professor at Bentley University in Massachusetts and a senior fellow at Wharton, question the usefulness and accuracy of performance appraisals and find some surprising answers.


HR

HR
India global 5th in green energy jobs, China on top
The renewable energy industry employs a total 9.4 million people around the world, the latest report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) states.


HR
The Best Ways to Tackle Shamers and Trolls on Internet
The Best Ways to Tackle Shamers  and Trolls on Internet - LifeHacker India
Actor Salman Khan's sister Arpita Khan Sharma recently posted a strong message on Instagram for people who troll her on social media by posting negative comments



Logistics
First time after Independence! Narendra Modi to flag off Indian Railways train services to Mizoram, Manipur
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday will flag off passenger train services to Mizoram and Manipur on the newly-laid broad gauge line, and Kamakhya-Vaishno Devi Katra weekly train, an Indian Railways official said on Thursday.

 


Logistics
Railway stations in India get world-class Japanese signalling system from TSTS and Kyosan India
Railway stations in India get  world-class Japanese signalling system from TSTS and Kyosan India - Financial Express
To ensure safety and better coordination of Indian Railways train movements, the stations are being upgraded with world class signalling technology.


Logistics
India's Jet Airways back in black ahead of schedule, after the sector was opened up to FDI and Etihad has invested in a 24% stake at USD 379 million
India's Jet Airways back in  black ahead of schedule, after the sector was opened up to FDI and Etihad has invested in a 24% stake at USD 379 million - The National
Jet Airways, India'ssecond-biggest airline by passengers, reported an annual profiton Thursday for the first time since 2007 and a year ahead ofschedule under its 2014 turnaround plan.


Logistics
BSE Sensex rises 7% under Modi government, outperforms major global indices
BSE Sensex  rises 7% under Modi government, outperforms major global indices - Economic Times
Indian markets have shown resilience amid economic headwinds — the crash in commodity prices have hurt many emerging markets.



Marketing
What Twitter's New Character Count Means to Brands Agencies : Report
Twitter, the San Francisco- based social media platform, has announced a big change in the way it functions. The company, which is estimated to have around 25 million users in India, has reportedly decided that it will soon do away with the limitation of 140 characters in its tweets.

 


Marketing
Gionee India shifts product strategy : aims Rs 8000 cr revenue this fiscal year
Gionee India  shifts product strategy : aims Rs 8000 cr revenue this fiscal year - ETTelecom.com
The company has doubled its marketing budget to Rs 500 crore this year from a year back, which includes Rs 200 crore for a rebranding exercise.


Marketing
Centre frames new guidelines for online advertisements : Report
Centre frames new guidelines  for online advertisements : Report - Times of India
The I&B ministry says all online ads from the central government will be routed via DAVP, which will empanel eligible websites


Marketing
Why Your Content Is Missing The Mark
Why Your Content Is Missing The  Mark - CMO
Marketers are dealing new challenges around measuring “connected content,” yet their confidence has increased around how to engage with their audiences, according to the newly released “Content Fitness Report.”






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