Will Fed Rate Hike Mean Easier Access to Small Business Loans?

    The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate Wednesday for only the second time since the 2008 recession, citing falling unemployment and low inflation as key factors in its decision. According to Fed Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen, the country has seen sustained economic growth over the past few years, including nearly 2.3 million net new […]

    Messaging start-up Hike denies buyout talks with Creo

    In August, Hike, which runs the messaging app Hike Messenger, said that it had joined the billion-dollar valuation club by raising $175 million largely from Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd and Foxconn Technology Group of Taiwan. Bengaluru: Hike, which runs the messaging app Hike Messenger, has denied that the start-up is in buyout talks […]

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    Does Hike have what it takes to win the mobile messaging battle?

    Hike, at present, is a distant third to WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger in the pecking order of messaging apps in India. Photo: Bloomberg New Delhi/Bengaluru: Like in e-commerce, India has become the last major battleground for the Chinese and American technology giants in the mobile messaging business, with China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd backing local start-up […]

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    Hike Messenger Raises $175 Million in Funding From Tencent, Foxconn, Others

    HIGHLIGHTS Hike Messenger announced funding of $175 million Hike Messenger is now valued at close to $1.4 billion The funding round was led by Tencent and Foxconn Hike Messenger, started as a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and SoftBank, just announced its Series D funding round of $175 million (approximately Rs. 1,170 crores) at a […]

    Hike Takes on Line and WeChat With Games on Hike

    Hike isn’t just a messaging app. In an attempt to emulate the likes of Line and WeChat, you can play games on it as well. Labelled as Games on Hike – Beta, there are five games you can play. These are Chess, Snake, Solitaire, Sudoku, and Word Rush. While they might seem like extraordinarily simple […]

    7th Pay Commission: India Inc Employees Want Similar Hike

    New Delhi: Following the 7th Pay Commission report, there has been a significant discontent among private sector employees, leading to employers having to deal with lowered motivation and performance levels, says a survey. According to a TimesJobs.com survey, over 70 per cent private sector employees regret working in the private sector after central employees likely […]

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    seventh Pay fee: India Inc employees want similar Hike

    New Delhi: Following the seventh Pay commission report, there was a sizable discontent amongstpersonal region personnel, leading to employers having to deal with diminished motivation and overall performance stages, says a survey. in step with a TimesJobs.com survey, over 70 consistent with cent non-public region employeesremorse operating inside the personal area after significant personnel probably […]

    Five-fold hike in govt budget for funding startups

    In the 2016-17 financial year, the government will provide seed capital to 50-80 new ventures with funding ranging from Rs.50 lakh to Rs.1 crore per company. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint New Delhi: A five-fold hike has been made by the government in its budget for funding startups in the next fiscal, a move which is in […]

    Hike raises undisclosed amount

    The company, which claims to transact 30 billion messages per month, has been strengthening its management since last year. Photo: Bloomberg New Delhi: Hike Ltd, the instant messaging company founded by telecom billionaire Sunil Mittal’s son, said it has received funding from global technology veterans, including Quora founder and chief executive Adam D’Angelo and Aditya […]