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Google Announces 6 Indian Start-Ups For Launchpad Accelerator Programme

Global tech giant Google has announced the list of startups that will be joining the fourth edition of the Launchpad Accelerator Program, at the Google Developers Launchpad Space in San Francisco. With this batch, a total of 26 Indian startups has so far joined the Launchpad Accelerator program from India. The six Indian startups selected are EdGE Networks, Fastfilmz, Indialends, ... Read More »

Google selects six Indian startups for Accelerator Program

Search giant Google has shortlisted six Indian startups for its fourth class of Accelerator Program to be conducted at the Google Developers Launchpad Space in San Francisco, said a press statement. With this batch, a total of 26 Indian startups have joined the accelerator programme so far, the statement added. The fourth batch, which begins July 17, will include a ... Read More »

Survey: small business owners remain optimistic about growth

(Photo: Thinkstock) Small business owners are largely optimistic about their ability to grow business and raise revenue in the year ahead, mirroring Wall Street’s sanguine outlook, according to a new index survey released Wednesday. The MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index produced a score of 60.6. That means 60.6% of small business owners currently have “a positive ... Read More »

Woodward: “Smug” media on Trump crusade

Axios Bob Woodward told Axios’ Mike Allen that the press is covering Trump with a certain smugness, but it’s not the media’s job to make his presidency an editorial. “You have to have a presumption of good will,” said Woodward. “I think there’s so many people treating the Trump presidency as if it’s a try-out, as if it’s provisional…odds are, ... Read More »

IT layoffs: Amid fears of job losses, FITE takes up the fight

Infosys Technologies employees move through the headquarters during a break in Bangalore. Fears abound that thousands of techies are likely to lose their job, as automation and stricter job permits hit the Indian IT sector.(AP) For weeks now, news about IT layoffs is making headlines, while industry body Nasscom is trying to allay fears with data and figures to suggest ... Read More »

Griefsploitation: an advertising trend that needs to die

Ads are everywhere. They are on our trains, they are on our planes, they are wrapped around our automobiles. They are in our homes, on our homes, they are even on the homeless. Yes, really; homeless people have been used as media space by marketers thinking outside the box; charmingly, it’s called “bumvertising”. Still, despite the constant creep of commercialism ... Read More »

Bitcoin options exchange raises $11.4 million in funding

Bitcoins hit a record high over the weekend, with one unit of bitcoin trading above $2,000 on the BitStamp platform. File Photo Funding supports LedgerX’s plan to operate regulated exchange, clearing house for digital currencies NEW YORK, MAY 22:   Ledger Holdings, the New York-based parent company of bitcoin options exchange LedgerX, said on Monday that it closed $11.4 million in ... Read More »

Indian startups emulate global ideas. That’s killing 90% of them: IBM study

Over 90 percent of Indian startups fail within the first five years. No surprise there as that is the global average as well. The surprise lies in the most common reason for failure of startups in India: lack of innovation, according to an IBM (NYSE: IBM) study.   “Many Indian startups lack pioneering innovation based on new technologies or unique ... Read More »

Trump administration to dismantle small-business part of ACA marketplaces

President Donald Trump congratulates House Republicans after they passed legislation aimed at repealing and replacing ObamaCare, during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House, on May 4, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Mark Wilson / Getty Images) The Trump administration said Monday that it will dismantle part of the Affordable Care Act that created online insurance marketplaces for ... Read More »

Proving the media wrong is part of Trump’s brand. He just proved the media right.

Washington Post national security reporter Greg Miller explains what President Trump’s potential disclosures to Russian officials means going forward. (The Washington Post) When you’re a billionaire, it isn’t easy to be a convincing underdog. Yet Donald Trump pulled it off in 2016 by constantly telling voters that he was going to prove wrong a national press corps that doubted his ... Read More »