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HDFC to invest ₹100 crore every year in tech startups: Deepak Parekh

NEW DELHI : Mortgage finance major HDFC is mulling to invest up to ₹100 crore per year in technology startups, its chairman Deepak Parekh said on Tuesday. The largest mortgage lender will install a dedicated team understanding the startup ecosystem to do the investments, he said. The announcement comes at a time when there is a lot of focus on the policy front to ... Read More »

Digital advertising to grow at 27% in 2020 to reach Rs 17,377 crore: DAN

MUMBAI: Digital advertising in 2019 witnessed a 26% increase over 2018 to reach Rs 13,683 crore, even as overall advertising witnessed a sober 9.4% growth, as per the latest report by the Dentsu Aegis Network. The report pointed out that digital continues to grow and will grow at 27% in the current year to reach Rs 17,377 crore by the end of 2020 and cross ... Read More »

Indian angels aim for sky in US startup ecosystem

NEW DELHI: A small but growing clutch of angel investors from India is picking bets in the lucrative startup market in the US lured by the promise of seeding high technology ventures that can offer disproportionate returns. Some of these investors — enthused by the big returns earned from pre-IPO secondary bids in big-name startups like Pinterest and Dropbox — are laying out fresh ... Read More »

Where The Jobs Will Be In 2020

Resolved to land a new job in the new year? Although the U.S. economy is 110 consecutive months into its record-breaking stretch of job gains and the unemployment rate is at a 50-year low, hiring among employers in some areas is projected to soften. But that’s no reason to become one of the 80% of Americans who let their New Year’s resolutions ... Read More »

How To Get A Great New Job In 2020

Let’s dispense all formalities. You want a new job because the one you currently have is going nowhere fast and doesn’t pay nearly what you’re worth. Your boss is an overbearing micromanager, senior management is clueless, job cuts are looming and you are sick and tired of your backstabbing co-workers. Consider today as the beginning of your new year and ... Read More »

10 Tips for Adjusting to Changes in the Small Business Landscape

Over time, the tools, strategies, and processes that businesses use are likely to change. The end of the year is a perfect time for entrepreneurs to evaluate their current processes and make adjustments where necessary. If you’re working on changing things up for your business in 2020, these tips from members of the online small business community may help. Study ... Read More »

Looking for a job? Know how companies check for lies in CV

NEW DELHI : Lying in your CV to get a dream job could be futile as Indian companies have one of the world’s most consistent background screening processes, according to a report. To make sure that the right candidate fills up the vacant position, companies not only check past work record from your previous employers but also conducts education verification and identity check. ... Read More »

CPI’s Binoy Viswan gives suspension of business notice in Rajya Sabha over JNU protest

CPI Rajya Sabha MP Binoy Viswan (Photo credit: ANI) Communist Party of India (CPI) Rajya Sabha MP Binoy Viswan on Tuesday gave a suspension of business notice in the Upper House under rule 267, over the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) protest. The matter blew out of proportion last week at the university campus after a clash broke out between the ... Read More »

Crack down on piracy in entertainment biz

The government machinery must be empowered to block infringing websites and apps and prevent counterfeit products The Central government has shown foresight in identifying the media and entertainment industry as a champion sector. In the creative world, the tiniest idea gives birth to stories which take the form of various visual and performing arts. There are many livelihoods involved in ... Read More »

Google reportedly fires staffer in media leak crackdown

Google has reportedly fired an employee believed to be leaking to the media, as it placed two others involved with internal activism at the company on leave, according to a new report from Bloomberg News. TERMINATED EMPLOYEE SENT NAMES AND PERSONAL INFORMATION The publication writes that the terminated employee provided names and personal information of other employees to reporters. One of the ... Read More »