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    Karnataka govt starts Elevate programme to back 100 startups

    The Karnataka government has launched a programme to support 100 innovative startups as part of efforts to boost entrepreneurship in the state. In order to identify 100 most innovative startups under the Elevate programme, the government is looking to reach at least 1,000 startups across sectors over the next two months. “As part of the […]

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    3 Reasons Influencer Marketing Starts with Creating the Right Content

    My Facebook news feed is chock full of inspirational quotes and messages from my favorite celebrities. Whether it’s a funny post from Kevin Hart or an inspirational post from Mark Cuban, I always scroll through the “feed” in the morning before getting out of bed. Then, during my lunch breaks, I scroll again to see […]

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    Uber starts charging additional commission from some drivers

    Uber’s latest experiment is a practice that the company follows globally before introducing a blanket hike. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint Bengaluru: Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc. has started experimenting with the commissions it earns from some drivers, deducting 30% from the ride fare, up from the 25%, two people aware of the development said. The move […]

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    Paytm starts offering collateral-free loans for merchants on its platform

    Paytm uses credit profile based on the transaction history of merchants on its platform. Photo: Bloomberg New Delhi: Payments services and e-commerce firm Paytm on Monday said it has started offering collateral-free working capital loans for merchants on its platform. One97 Communication Ltd, which operates the Paytm platform, has partnered with financial institutions such as […]

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    Oyo Rooms starts leasing hotels

    Oyo largely deploys its own staff in these properties, such as managers and front staff, in a bid to improve service. Bengaluru/New Delhi: Oyo Rooms, the SoftBank Group-backed online budget hotel aggregator, has started leasing hotels and guest houses under a programme called Oyo Flagship in a significant shift from its pure-play aggregation business, four […]

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    IIIT-Hyderabad starts accelerator focused on AI, deep tech

    A file photo of a computer lab at IIIT Hyderabad. Photo: Mint Hyderabad: Computer science focused educational research institute International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT)-Hyderabad is starting a new accelerator focused on technologies such as artificial intelligence, natural language processing, machine learning, augmented reality and virtual reality. These technologies, incidentally, are focused around research areas […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    Microsoft Surface Hub Finally Starts Shipping to Business Customers

    Microsoft’s Surface Hub, which is aimed at bringing collaboration to the conference room, has been so far delayed twice by the company. Microsoft on Friday however confirmed that the Surface Hub has begun shipping to business customers. The company touts the Surface Hub to be an innovative conference room computer which comes with an integrated […]

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    Uber starts to lease cars to its drivers on the lines of Ola

    Photo: Bloomberg Ride-hailing company Uber has started leasing cars to drivers in India, borrowing a page from the play book of its larger rival Ola, as it seeks to expand market share. The leasing programme, aimed at attracting more drivers to its platform, is being tested in select cities such as Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, […]

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    Sony Xperia Z5 Series Starts Receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update

    Sony has finally started rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to its latest flagship smartphone – Xperia Z5 – and its variants. The update for now is reaching out to the smartphone’s international variants. It is worth mentioning that Sony previously rolled out Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the Xperia Z5 in Japan only. Users should […]