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Late-stage Indian startups bulk up its boards with independent hands

New Delhi | Bengaluru: Late-stage tech companies in India are increasingly inducting prominent independent directors, as they look to strengthen their boards to address compliance and governance issues, as well as align the interests of multiple investors before going public. Oyo, Ola, Freshworks, Flipkart and Paytm are among leading home-grown technology ventures that have brought in known industry veterans over the course ... Read More »

GDR manipulation: Sebi levies Rs 16 cr fine on Sanraa Media, its 6 officials

New Delhi: Regulator Sebi imposed a fine of over Rs 16 crore on Sanraa Media Ltd and its six officials in a matter related to manipulation of global depository receipts (GDRs). The order comes pursuant to an investigation conducted by Sebi in connection with several Indian companies that had issued GDRs in overseas market with the intention of defrauding Indian investors. Sebi found that ... Read More »

Apple’s ad agency has layoffs as the company beefs up its in-house ads group

Apple’s dedicated ad agency is cutting staff. Media Arts Lab, a unit within Omnicom Group agency TBWA that’s dedicated to Apple advertising, laid off several staffers Monday. The company wouldn’t say how many were laid off, but a report from Bloomberg, which first broke the news, placed the number at 50. “Yesterday was a difficult day, as we had to part with some of ... Read More »

Google begins shutting down its failed Google+ social network

Google has officially started the process of shutting down and deleting all consumer accounts on its Google+ social network platform, bringing an end to the company’s attempt to directly compete with the likes of Facebook and Twitter. “The shutdown is underway as of this morning,” a Google spokesperson confirmed to The Verge by email on Tuesday. Google+ is being phased out due ... Read More »

Syria says Israel attacked posts held by its military, allied militias

Illustrative: Missiles rise into the sky as Israel hits an air defense position and other military bases, in Damascus, Syria, May 10, 2018. (Syrian Central Military Media, via AP) An Israeli missile attack targeted Syrian military positions held by the government and its allies early on Wednesday, Syria’s state news agency said. Local media reported that air defenses shot down ... Read More »

Amazon is turning advertising into its next huge business — here’s how

If you were browsing Amazon in search of deals for Prime Day, you undoubtedly came across a lot of ads. That’s because Amazon has a trove of information about buying habits that makes it a valuable place for advertisers. Think about it: Amazon knows the last time you bought toothpaste on the site and which brand you typically like to buy. Advertisers ... Read More »

‘Fear and paranoia’: How Vietnam controls its media

Nguyen Hang* remembers her first day as a “news assistant” in 2008 for an international publication in Vietnam. She was asked to attend a meeting with the police who asked her to sign on a paper affirming that her new job was to protect the country. “I never thought that piece of paper would follow me around,” Hang told Al Jazeera. ... Read More »

Once You’ve Exhausted Your Job Search, It’s Time For The Scorched-Earth Strategy

If you have been out of work for a long period of time or just can’t seem to catch a break, I’d like to offer a scorched-earth, take-no-prisoners strategy to get a job. With all of the headlines boasting about full employment, we’re led to believe that everything is fantastic in the job market. Lately, I’ve been speaking to a ... Read More »

Google begins shutting down its failed Google+ social network

Google has officially started the process of shutting down and deleting all consumer accounts on its Google+ social network platform, bringing an end to the company’s attempt to directly compete with the likes of Facebook and Twitter. “The shutdown is underway as of this morning,” a Google spokesperson confirmed to The Verge by email on Tuesday. Google+ is being phased out due ... Read More »

Sports to education, it’s still game, set, match Andre Agassi

MUMBAI: At the turn of the millennium, American tennis legend Andre Agassiscorched the courts with his formidable forehand returns. Years later — and well into his retirement from professional tennis — the 48-year-old former world number one is still hitting it hard, with a string of investments in education and sports-related startups. The winner of eight Grand Slam titles, along with his associates, has deployed ... Read More »