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Kavin Mittal gets 24-fold hike in FY16

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Kavin Bharti Mittal, CEO at Hike Ltd, received an almost 24-fold increase in compensation for 2015-16, as the messaging app expanded its operations and attracted marquee investors. Mittal received total remuneration of Rs 18.28 crore for the year through March 2016, according to the company’s annu...

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PressPlay co-founder Anand Sinha joins FreeCharge

Snapdeal-controlled digital payments platform FreeCharge has appointed Anand Sinha, co-founder and former chief executive of Sequoia Capital-backed travel entertainment startup PressPlayTV, as director of partnerships and strategic initiatives. Sinha will lead both online and offline partnerships in...

19 December, 2016 | More »

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Why Freecharge badly needs a recharge

The news report last week that Japanese telecom and internet conglomerate Softbank Group Corp is in talks to invest in FreeCharge was the third in as many months speaking of fund-raise efforts by ecommerce company Snapdeal for its digital payments arm. Around a month ago, two people in the know of d...

13 October, 2016 | More »

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Freecharge hires Karthik Rajeshwaran as director of strategy

Snapdeal-controlled digital payments platform FreeCharge has appointed former Obi Mobiles executive Karthik Rajeshwaran as director (strategy). Rajeshwaran will use his expertise to usher-in consumer centric innovations to expand revenue across new business opportunities, Freecharge said in a press ...

12 October, 2016 | More »

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After Foxconn and Tencent, SoftBank lines up for investment in FreeCharge

Japanese internet conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp is reportedly in talks to invest between $150 and $200 million in Snapdeal-owned digital payments unit FreeCharge. The investment could take FreeCharge’s valuation to $700 million-$1 billion, according to a report in The Economic Times on Thursday...

6 October, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Paytm valued at $4.8 bn in new funding round

One 97 Communications Ltd, which runs mobile payments and e-commerce platform Paytm, has received commitment of $60 million (Rs 403 crore) from Taiwanese chipmaker MediaTek Inc.’s Mountain Capital fund as part of its ongoing fundraising exercise. A person directly familiar with the development...

29 August, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Snapdeal eyes nearly $1.2 bn valuation for FreeCharge

Online marketplace Snapdeal is looking to sell a stake in unit FreeCharge at a valuation of as much as $1.2 billion (Rs 8,000 crore), a person aware of the development said, as the retailer seeks to monetise its investment in the digital payments company it acquired last year. Snapdeal has been in d...

12 August, 2016 | More »

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BlackBerry deal bolsters Foxconn’s makeover gambit

Foxconn’s BlackBerry Ltd deal marks the Taiwanese firm’s biggest step up the value chain – a chance to not just assemble smartphones, but help design them, too. The agreement to design and market phones starting in Indonesia, the world’s fourth-most populous country but an un...

24 December, 2013 | More »

Apple’s Image Makeover: Foxconn Chairman Pledges To Raise Pay In China, Invest In Hainan

Foxconn Technology Group will keep on increasing worker salaries in China and cutting the hours of work, Chairman Terry Gou said on Sunday, after it came under fire for poor working conditions for employees making Apple iPhones and iPads. As part of its efforts to relieve the pressure on its existi...

2 April, 2012 | More »

Foxconn Plans To Use 1M Robots In 3 Years

Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group, known for assembling Apple’s iPhones and iPads in its China factories, plans to use 1 million robots within the next three years to replace workers performing some simple procedures, its chairman said. Foxconn, which has been plagued by a spate of worke...

1 August, 2011 | More »