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TC Roundup: Twitter demotes product VP after only six months

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Twitter demotes product VP after only six months: Twitter has demoted VP of Product Daniel Graf, the former Google Maps lead that the company hired in April to head its consumer product teams, according to people familiar with the situation. Twitter VP Kevin Weil has been promoted to VP of product ...

Loyalty

Be part of the country’s largest loyalty meet at @ India Loyalty Conclave 2014; register now and avail discounts

With thousands of retailers dealing with crores of consumers on a daily basis, it’s a given that discipline in loyalty marketing is fast becoming a necessity. To understand how to bring in line the best practices on developing a scientific consumer base, adopting apt technologies to drive the ...

30 October, 2014 |More »

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TC Roundup: Facebook paid $19 billion for WhatsApp, which lost $138 million last year

Facebook paid $19 billion for WhatsApp, which lost $138 million last year: WhatsApp was far from profitable when Facebook shelled out roughly $19 billion for the messaging app in February, according to new SEC filings. According to the documents, WhatsApp reported just over $10 million in revenue i...

29 October, 2014 |More »

Softbank

SoftBank investing $627M in Snapdeal

Japanese telecom and internet firm SoftBank Corp. has sealed a $627 million (Rs 3,846 crore) funding deal with Indian e-commerce marketplace Snapdeal.com, in the second biggest fundraising round by an Indian e-com firm, after Flipkart’s record $1 billion funding round early this year. The deal is...

28 October, 2014 |More »

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TC Roundup: Alibaba’s Ma says open to working with Apple on payments

Alibaba’s Ma says open to working with Apple on payments: Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd executive chairman Jack Ma said he’s open to working with Apple Inc on mobile payments, as China’s richest person prepares to call on Hollywood this week in search of media partners. Alibaba affil...

28 October, 2014 |More »

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TC Roundup: German Amazon workers called to strike in pay dispute

German Amazon workers called to strike in pay dispute: Labour union Verdi has called on workers at online retailer Amazon to go on strike at five locations across Germany, as a row over pay and conditions continues. Verdi said in a statement it had called workers to strike at distribution centres i...

27 October, 2014 |More »

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TC Roundup: Google bolsters artificial intelligence efforts, partners with Oxford

Google bolsters artificial intelligence efforts, partners with Oxford: Google Inc is expanding its artificial intelligence initiative, hiring more than half a dozen leading academics and experts in the field and announcing a partnership with Oxford University to “accelerate” its efforts...

24 October, 2014 |More »

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TC Roundup: Google acquires Firebase to help developers build better real-time apps

Google acquires Firebase to help developers build better real-time apps: Google today announced that it has acquired Firebase, a backend service that helps developers build realtime apps for iOS, Android and the web that can store and sync data instantly. Firebase currently has almost 110,000 regis...

22 October, 2014 |More »

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TC Roundup: IBM woes point to a fresh overhaul

IBM woes point to a fresh overhaul: International Business Machines Corp., two decades after successfully shifting its focus to software and computer services from hardware, is showing signs of needing another overhaul. (The Wall Street Journal) Square testing new payroll product as ambition grows:...

21 October, 2014 |More »

education

Meet entrepreneurs and investors bringing the world of digital education to India @ VCCircle Education Investment Summit 2014; register now

With internet and digitisation taking over the traditional mediums of learning and changing data consumption habits in India, the 5th edition of  VCCircle Education Investment Summit will focus on innovations & opportunities in the digital education segment, including e-classrooms, digital b...

20 October, 2014 |More »

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