For more than a decade, China has limited how foreign tech firms that operate inside its borders do business. The world’s largest internet market has used its Great Firewall to block Facebook, Twitter, Google and other services in the name of preserving its cyber sovereignty. The walled-garden...

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Zomato, an India-headquartered food delivery startup, is cutting 13% of its workforce as it looks to reduce cost and tide the coronavirus crises that has made many cautious about ordering food online. The 11-year-old firm did not disclose the exact number of people it was letting go, but the...

Swiggy is cutting about 1,000 jobs, most from its cloud kitchen division as India’s top food delivery startup scales back some of its businesses in response to the coronavirus pandemic that has drastically affected millions of firms. In a statement, the Bangalore-based startup said it was...

More than half a dozen volunteers have banded together in India to launch a crowdsourced tool to help people in the nation identify and locate nearby grocery stores, pharmacies, and cash machines as New Delhi extends the nationwide lockdown to May 3. The service, called Covidmaps, allows people to...

With the latest investments, Swiggy’s valuation stands at US$3.6 billion while Zomato is now valued at US$3.2 billion   By Monika Ghosh   Food delivery app Swiggy has raised an additional US$43 million in its ongoing Series I funding round led by China-based Tencent, according […] The post...

One of the critical questions you should ask yourself before starting a business in India is: Does your product or service solve an existing problem of your target consumers? Successful entrepreneurs always strive to solve people’s problems and fulfill their most desirable needs with innovative...