• PODCASTS
    It’s All In Your Head: The One-Way Intimacy Of Podcast Listening

    Earbud Nation: Your favorite podcast hosts can seem like open books — but to them, you’re a blank slate. smartboy10/Getty Images I fell in love this week. Happens more often than you might think. But the fact that it’s happened before, and will happen again, doesn’t mean this latest infatuation is any less passionate, abiding, […]

  • STARTUPS
    Xiaomi to back startups that enhance mobile experience, says India head Manu Jain

    Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc., the world’s second-most valuable startup, made its first publicly-disclosed investment in India in April 2016. It had led a $25-million round in online entertainment company Hungama Digital Media Entertainment as part of its strategy to introduce local content on its smartphones. Almost a year later, venture capital firm Shunwei Capital, […]

  • NEWS
    Twitter India head Rishi Jaitly quits amid slowdown, job cut worries

    File photo. Last August, Rishi Jaitly was also appointed as the vice-president of media for Asia-Pacific and Middle East North Africa markets at Twitter. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint Bengaluru: Twitter Inc.’s India head, Rishi Jaitly, announced that he is leaving the company after four years in a series of tweets earlier on Monday. Last August, Jaitly […]

  • Venture Catalysts invests $250,000 in Saas start-up Don’t Scratch Your Head

    Venture Catalysts that raised $500,000 from Zaffiro Ventures in June, invests $100,000-250,000 in very early stage startups. Mumbai: Mumbai-based seed investment platform Venture Catalysts (VCats) has invested $250,000 in Recconext Labs Pvt. Ltd, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions company that operates Don’t Scratch Your Head (DSYH). The Ahmedabad-based DSYH founded in 2015 by Suraj Vazirani, Harsh […]

  • STARTUPS
    Flipkart legal head Rajinder Sharma resigns

    Flipkart,legal,head,Rajinder,Sharma,resigns Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint Flipkart general counsel and legal head Rajinder Sharma has resigned from the company, the latest senior manager to leave the online marketplace this year, according to three people familiar with the matter, speaking on condition of anonymity. Sharma, who was earlier the legal head at Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd’s south and […]

  • STARTUPS
    Saikiran Krishnamurthy may head Flipkart logistics unit ekart

    Saikiran Krishnamurthy’s team is responsible for order fulfilment, post-delivery and seller services, and is closely linked to ekart, which is a key business for Flipkart, employing more than 20,000 workers who deliver smartphones, clothes, shoes, TVs and other products to customers. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint New Delhi/Bengaluru: Flipkart Ltd, India’s largest e-commerce firm, is close to […]