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Facebook, Twitter, Amazon & Reliance Jio eye IPL media rights

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | More »

Online retailer Amazon and social networking giant Facebook are among the 18 companies that have evinced interest in buying the media rights to the lucrative Indian Premier League cricket tournament. Microblogging site Twitter, broadcasters Star India and Sony, and billionaire Mukesh Ambani-led Reli...


Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs to be lead bankers for Snapchat’s IPO

Photo messaging service Snapchat is all set to hit the markets. With its initial public offering slated for March, Snap Inc, Snapchat’s parent, has shortlisted banks to lead and manage the exercise. Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Group will lead the offering, a report by news agency Bloomberg ci...

13 October, 2016 | More »

Bob Iger

Disney working with bankers ​for a​ possible Twitter acquisition

Walt Disney has had talks about a potential acquisition of micro-blogging site Twitter and is working with bankers to evaluate a possible bid for the social media company, according to a report by the financial news agency Bloomberg. Some media reports have suggested that Twitter could fetch $30 bil...

27 September, 2016 | More »

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Twitter stops global engineering work at Bangalore office, lays off staff

Micro-blogging website Twitter Inc. has decided to stop global engineering work at its Bangalore development centre and lay off employees, citing a business review process. In an email response to Techcircle.in, the company declined to mention the number of employees affected by the move. “We than...

19 September, 2016 | More »


Tech startups: Time for a reality check?

Has the moment of reckoning arrived for Indian internet companies? As India’s e-commerce poster boy Flipkart suffered its fifth markdown this week, this was the question that was on everyone’s lips. Around $5.8 billion has been shaved off its mid-2015 value of $15.2 billion when it last ...

28 May, 2016 | More »


WhatsApp is now available on desktop. Does the move target publishers?

Oh, Mark Zuckerberg! Has an app ever been expected to transform into a platform that’s simultaneously intimate and expansive? Not really. When Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014, the overwhelming reaction to the deal was: Why WhatsApp and for $19 billion? It appeared to be an incredulous and a...

11 May, 2016 | More »

Pankaj Gupta, CPO and President of Technology, Stayzilla

Stayzilla brings ex-Twitter exec Pankaj Gupta as product & tech head

Former Twitter executive Pankaj Gupta has joined hotel booking site Stayzilla, run by Chennai-based Inasra Technologies Pvt. Ltd, as chief product officer and president of technology. In a blogpost, Gupta said that he will help Stayzilla build its technology platform. Accordingly, he is shifting fro...

9 May, 2016 | More »

(From left) Juggernaut co-founder & CEO Durga Raghunath, Core Diagnostics founder & MD Zoya Brar and NextDrop co-founder & CEO Anu Sridharan with Raju Narisetti, senior vice president, strategy, News Corp

Don’t look for role models, women entrepreneurs tell peers at Techcircle Startup 2016

Visualise your future and be your own role model. This was the message from a group of successful women entrepreneurs to their contemporaries at the Techcircle Startup 2016 summit that kicked off in Bangalore on Thursday. At a panel discussion on ‘Women Entrepreneurship and Startups: Will women le...

29 April, 2016 | More »

Jack Dorsey, CEO, Twitter

Jack Dorsey gives a third of his Twitter stake to staff

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is giving away a third of his personal stake in the company, or one per cent, to the microblogging site’s employee equity pool. One per cent of Twitter is currently worth an estimated $198 million. “I’m giving around 1/3 of my Twitter stock to our employee e...

23 October, 2015 | More »

Jack Dorsey

Twitter names co-founder Jack Dorsey CEO

Twitter Inc appointed co-founder and interim chief executive officer Jack Dorsey as CEO. It announced the move in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the US stock market regulator. Dorsey (38), will continue to serve as a member of the board, but will no longer act as chairma...

5 October, 2015 | More »

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