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June 22, 2016 - Euro 2016: Croatia stun holders Spain to win group

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When Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion in 2012, it was a company with less than 10 employees and no revenues, although a growing base of 30 million users. Today, it is at 500 million monthly active users, including 300 million daily active users. In fact, it's user growth is now accelerating over time, thanks to popularity in countries like France, Germany, Japan and Indonesia. It is now definitively more popular than Twitter (320 million monthly users) and ready to start monetizing.


Sports
Euro 2016: Croatia stun holders Spain to win group
Euro 2016: Croatia stun holders Spain to win group
Ivan Perisic scored the winner for Croatia with three minutes to be played in the game and ensure they finish top of the group.


Sports
Euro 2016: Turkey beat Czech Republic to stay in last-16 contention
Euro 2016: Turkey beat Czech Republic to stay in last-16 contention
After defeats to Croatia and Spain in their first two games, win against Czechs gave Turkey hope of making the last-16 provided results go their way.


Sports
Not another Greg Chappell saga: Sourav Ganguly
Not another Greg Chappell saga: Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly, who shared a frosty relationship with Greg Chapell, said he will not repeat the same mistake in selecting the new coach for India.


 


Sports
Brave new India hockey team awakens awe in old-timer Dhanraj Pillay
Brave new India hockey team awakens awe in old-timer  Dhanraj Pillay
India settled for silver after losing to World Champions Australia 3-1 in the shoot-out in the final of Champions Trophy.


Sports
Vikas Krishan through to quarters, closes in on Rio 2016 Olympics berth
Vikas Krishan through to quarters, closes in on Rio 2016 Olympics  berth
Vikas Krishan became the third Indian boxer to enter the quarters of the World Olympic Qualifying tournament.


Sports
Euro 2016: Jakub Blaszczykowski strike sends Poland into last 16
Euro 2016: Jakub Blaszczykowski strike sends Poland into last 16
Jakub Blaszczykowski struck nine minutes after coming on as a half time substitute for Poland. With the win, Poland finish second in the group.


Entertainment
More than 30 million people watch Hrithik Roshan-starrer Mohenjo Daro trailer
More than 30 million people watch Hrithik Roshan-starrer Mohenjo  Daro trailer
The trailer of Hrithik Roshan-starrer Mohenjo Daro was viewed by 30 million people worldwide on channels across Star Networks.


Entertainment
Kevin Spacey’s Nine Lives to release in India in August
Kevin Spacey’s Nine Lives to release in India in August
Nine Lives starring Kevin Spacey as a man stuck inside a cat, will be making its way into Indian theatres on August 5.


Entertainment
Rihanna, Coldplay to head Made in America Festival
Rihanna, Coldplay to head Made in America Festival
Rihanna and Coldplay are set to headline Made in America Festival.


Entertainment
Purab Kohli wraps up Rock On 2!! shoot with a song at the Gateway of India
Purab Kohli wraps up Rock On 2!! shoot with a song at the  Gateway of India
Purab Kohli recently wrapped up the shoot for his musical drama Rock On 2!! at the iconic location of Gateway of India in Mumbai.



Politics
RSS-Affiliate Invites Ambassadors From 140 Countries, Including Pakistan, For Iftar
RSS-Affiliate Invites Ambassadors From 140 Countries,  Including Pakistan, For Iftar
An affiliate of the Rashtirya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) will host an iftar on 2 July. The iftar is set to be a grand affair and international in its scope, with invites sent out to ambassadors from near


Politics
Rape As Flippant Metaphor: Salman's Comment Reflects Our Attitude
Rape As Flippant Metaphor: Salman's Comment Reflects Our  Attitude
It seems that when it comes to Salman Khan, to err is Being Human, to forgive is divine. Salman has shown that he does not need helpless blackbucks and hapless pavement dwellers to land himself in


Politics
'I Am Not Rahul Or Sonia That You Can Scare Me,' Arvind Kejriwal Tells PM Narendra Modi
'I Am Not Rahul Or Sonia That You Can Scare Me,' Arvind  Kejriwal Tells PM Narendra Modi
Accusing Narendra Modi of trying to intimidate him, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that unlike Rahul Gandhi or Sonia Gandhi he was not scared of the prime minister. "Modi


Politics
The Terror Killings In Bangladesh Are India's Problem Too
The Terror Killings In Bangladesh Are India's Problem Too
Bangladesh continues to reel under acts of terrorism, specifically the ongoing target killings of liberals, minorities, Ahmediyas, Shias, Sufis, gay rights' activists and even bloggers. Such murders are now happening at regular intervals. The modus operandi carries the hallmark of radical Islamist organizations -- each killing is brutal, grotesque. India, as Bangladesh's neighbour, cannot afford to remain oblivious to these disturbing developments.



Finance
This is how 'Brexit' is going to hit our stocks, rupee and the economy
This is how  'Brexit' is going to hit our stocks, rupee and the economy - Economic Times
Asked at a press conference on how a Brexit outcome in the referendum could affect India-U.K. ties, Union Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj steered clear of a political comment. “The decisio


Finance
India will miss Raghuram Rajan as teacher more than as banker

Indian business must cop the blame for doing little to foster educational institutions that might have made Rajan consider teaching in India

 


Finance
Overhaul of FDI norms a welcome move, but there’s scope for improvement
Overhaul of FDI  norms a welcome move, but there’s scope for improvement - Livemint
A look at how the changes in foreign investment rules will impact defence, pharma and aviation sectors, among others


Finance
GST blueprint fuels speculation over additional tax on share transactions
GST blueprint  fuels speculation over additional tax on share transactions - Livemint
The model goods and services tax (GST) draft has raised questions on whether capital market transactions would be subject to an additional tax



Telecom

Telecom
India's telecom authority proposes cloud consult paper
India's telecom authority  proposes cloud consult paper - Networks Asia
The other areas in which it has sought comments include provisions for billing and metering re-verification of cloud services, how disputes are to be addressed, mechanisms for customer complaints and the security aspects of such services.


Telecom
Govt to turn attention to spectrum sale, textiles
Govt to turn attention to  spectrum sale, textiles - Business Standard
Cabinet might consider a proposal to finalise the base price and auction terms for the upcoming sale of airwaves in 7 telecom spectrum bands


Telecom
Telecom companies better network quality; more to be done for call drops
Telecom  companies better network quality; more to be done for call drops - The Indian Express
According to Trai's 'Independent Drive Test Report' for May, there has been "general improvement" in the parameters used for measuring the quality of 2G networks in Delhi-NCR.



Software
How robots are on track to displace humans from call-center jobs?
How robots are  on track to displace humans from call-center jobs? - Wall Street Journal
As technology improves, an increasing number of the 1.2 million call-center workers, whose pay is modest by U.S. standards, are likely to have their outsourcing jobs outsourced to robots.


Software
Will Nikesh Arora's resignation hurt India's startup ecosystem?
Will Nikesh  Arora's resignation hurt India's startup ecosystem? - Economic Times
The Tokyo-based investor has anyway slowed down investments in India and has not made any fresh deals in the past eight-nine months.


Software
Facebook creates 5.7 billion new shares of Class C stock to give Mark Zuckerberg full control
Facebook creates 5.7 billion  new shares of Class C stock to give Mark Zuckerberg full control
"I am planning on running the company for a very long time," Zuckerberg told the members during the question and answer session of the meeting.


Software
Oracle sets up cloud-focused team : 1,000 people work to bag deals in Asia Pacific region
Oracle sets up cloud-focused  team : 1,000 people work to bag deals in Asia Pacific region
he cloud-focused “Oracle Digital” team of 200 people each, will be spread across five hubs which includes India, Australia, China, Korea and Singapore.



Digital
Nikesh Arora resigns as Softbank president as Masayoshi Son decides to stay on as CEO. Arora says can't be CEO-in-waiting anymore
Nikesh Arora resigns as  Softbank president as Masayoshi Son decides to stay on as CEO. Arora says can't be CEO-in-waiting anymore - News
Son praised Aroras "unparalleled skills around strategy and execution", and took responsibility for changing his mind about handing over the reins to Arora.


Digital
IndiaMart IPO process on, should list this fiscal: CEO Dinesh Agarwal
IndiaMart IPO  process on, should list this fiscal: CEO Dinesh Agarwal
Started in 1996, the B2B marketplace survived the 2000 dotcom burst and has adjusted well to the dizzying heights India's e-commerce has reached today.


Digital
Bessemer Venture Partners to invest Rs 80 crore in food-delivery company Swiggy
Bessemer  Venture Partners to invest Rs 80 crore in food-delivery company Swiggy
The money will help Swiggy compete strongly with restaurant listing company Zomato, which entered the food delivery business last year.



Retail
Reliance Jio, LeEco set to enter Indian television market, offer bundled content
Reliance Jio,  LeEco set to enter Indian television market, offer bundled content - Economic Times
Jio and LeEco, two players with deep pockets, are soon entering the Indian television market with an aggressive pricing strategy and bundled content.

Retail
Apparel brand US Polo tops Rs 1000 crore India sales in FY16
Apparel brand US Polo tops Rs  1000 crore India sales in FY16 - Economic Times
US Polos fastpaced sales puts it in the same league as Zara, which became the biggest apparel brand in India within four years of setting up shop.

Retail
Why Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal and ShopClues fight and can't lobby unitedly against offline retailers and government rules
Why Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal  and ShopClues fight and can't lobby unitedly against offline retailers and government rules - Economic Times
Indias ecommerce blue chips are disunited and fractious, even when confronted with a constricting set of central government rules and state-level taxation threats.

Retail
Future group partners Bajaj Finance to launch pre-approved store card
Future group  partners Bajaj Finance to launch pre-approved store card - Economic Times
Customers will have a pre-approved loan limit from Rs 35,000 to Rs 3 lakh. Both companies are also developing a unique data mining model.


Ecommerce
Nikesh Arora resigns from SoftBank as Masayoshi Son sticks on as CEO; will continue to play an advisory role at SoftBank
Nikesh Arora will still play an advisory role at SoftBank; India-born executive also sells the shares he bought at the time of joining the company

Ecommerce
RPG plans to ring in a comprehensive digital change across its businesses; to integrate all the group's functions across products, clients
RPG plans to ring in a  comprehensive digital change across its businesses; to integrate all the group's functions across products, clients - ETTelecom.com
Like last year, the company is investing at least Rs 27 crore this year in pushing for digitalisation and says the returns have started coming in.

Ecommerce
India has allowed 100 per cent FDI in food ecommerce and a warzone has already been formed
Walmart has already stated it is interested in selling food products directly to Indian consumers through brick-and-mortar and online stores

Ecommerce
Digital payment firms diversifying into wealth management, offering other financial services
Most of the firms which lost out in the payment bank race believe that they can function almost like a payment bank through partnerships without needi..


Logistics
Indian Railway to provide only 'Confirm' and 'RAC' tickets to online bookers; no more 'Waiting List'
Indian Railway to provide only  'Confirm' and 'RAC' tickets to online bookers; no more 'Waiting List' - India.com
Railway Ministry has decided that those seeking to book the entire coach, can book the same for Rs 50,000 for 7 days. Similarly, the entire train can be reserved by paying Rs 9 lakhs.


Logistics
Congestion hurting all airlines :Every 3rd Air India flight was delayed at Mumbai
Congestion  hurting all airlines :Every 3rd Air India flight was delayed at Mumbai - Firstpost
Every third Air India flight taking off from Mumbai airport last month was delayed. Though Air India is hardly the benchmark for on-time performance by India’s airlines, private airlines too witnessed delays at Mumbai.


Logistics
Foreign airlines can control Indian carriers via group firms, will continue to have a stake of 49% in their Indian arms
Foreign airlines can control  Indian carriers via group firms, will continue to have a stake of 49% in their Indian arms - Business Standard
The FDI bonanza follows close on the heels of the government diluting the controversial 5/20 rule


Logistics
Global third party logistics market to exhibit 5.52% CAGR by 2020 due to rising demand for ecommerce
MarketResearchReports.biz has announced the addition of a new report to its vast online market intelligence catalog. The report studies the global third party logistics or 3PL market and presents forecasts regarding the market’s expected growth trajectory from 2016 to 2020.

 



HR
Strengthening energy ties with Russia to be on top of PM Narendra Modi's agenda
Strengthening  energy ties with Russia to be on top of PM Narendra Modi's agenda - Economic Times
The hydrocarbon sector has emerged as one of the three key areas of partnership with Russia, besides defence and nuclear energy.


HR
There'll Be A Billion-Plus Job-Seekers By 2050, So Get Yourself Skilled NOW
There'll Be A Billion-Plus  Job-Seekers By 2050, So Get Yourself Skilled NOW - Huffington Post India
This isn't just a catchy headline meant to shock you, though that would be a justified reaction. If you are 25 years old, have graduated from a reputed institute in a traditional higher education discipline and are looking for a job, you may not be handed one on a platter any time soon. You may be cushioned within the famous Indian demographic that is supposed to yield a "dividend", but unlike what you've been reading everywhere, this does not guarantee you employment.


HR
India's FDI inflows may cross $60 billion this year: UN Economist
India's FDI  inflows may cross $60 billion this year: UN Economist - Economic Times
The government's latest round of liberalisation is an attempt to improve the business confidence further and create a climate to draw in private investment


HR
Foreign law firms like DLA Piper, Jones Day and others seek talent, acquisitions for bigger India play
Foreign law firms like DLA  Piper, Jones Day and others seek talent, acquisitions for bigger India play - Economic Times
Foreign law firms at the moment are keen on identifying talent in niche areas synergistic to their existing clients with Indian presence.



Franchise
Franchisee Newbies: Stay away from these common mistakes when exploring franchise opportunities
Franchisee Newbies: Stay away  from these common mistakes when exploring franchise opportunities - Entrepreneur
If your goal it is be at home every night with your family, don't open a 24/7 shop.


Franchise
What you need to know before franchising your business
More and more businesses are quite rightly considering the opportunities and benefits offered by franchising when planning their future development. Indeed, any business which operates through branches should at least look at franchising as one of the potential strategies for growth.



Marketing

Marketing
Ad campaign featuring India's first transgender pop group wins Cannes prize : Report
Ad campaign featuring  India's first transgender pop group wins Cannes prize : Report - USA TODAY
Fathers, single women, transgender people are among groups featured in ad campaign winners


Marketing
Key To B2B CX Measurement : Make Customers Feel Heard
Key To B2B CX Measurement :  Make Customers Feel Heard - CMO
Tectonic shifts in how B2B technology professionals measure CX are upon us, according to panelists at Forrester Research’s CXNYC event.



Construction
Madras HC irked after Tenant drags case for 40 years
Madras HC irked after Tenant  drags case for 40 years - ET Realty
The property’s original owner was C S Masilamani, and he filed the suit in the year 1975 seeking eviction of Govindasamy Naidu.


Construction
Maha CM says Extra Metro FSI, stamp duty hike will be layed in Nagpur this week
Maha CM says  Extra Metro FSI, stamp duty hike will be layed in Nagpur this week - ET Realty
A source in NMRCL said German government’s lending agency KfW, which has sanctioned a loan of over Rs3,700 crore, had become restive over delay in s..


Construction
Bombay HC slams housing society for holding onto Rs 20 crore from four developers
Bombay HC  slams housing society for holding onto Rs 20 crore from four developers - ET Realty
The society had 180 days to select the winning bidder, and under a permissible clause, extended that by 180 days.


Construction
Smart City Centre to open in Surat on June 25
Smart City Centre to open in  Surat on June 25 - ET Realty
The Smart City Centre is coming up at Gandhi Hall of SMC main building and ITMS at Ambedkar Shopping Centre on Ring Road.







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