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Blogging as a career: expert blogger Puspanjalee Das Dutta shares insights

In India, pursuing a career on the internet is still not widely accepted or understood. Some may even consider it a lazy escape route from regular, mainstream jobs….

Blogging conference Propel hailed as game-changer

The city of Graz, Austria, has hosted the first ever Propel Conference, aimed at helping travel bloggers take their business to the next level. The conference, for intermediate-level bloggers,…

Path to profitability dominates Indian startups as profitable exits become more frequent

Startup hotspots around the world enjoy certain reputations. Israel is known for deep tech in all kinds of applications. Silicon Valley can throw up world-conquering tech and social…

Startups lead the way as kirana stores make digital push to boost margins

As marketing gurus, and industry analysts cry themselves hoarse about ‘capturing’ the ‘next 500 million’ customers, startups are quietly targeting yet another demographic. These ‘customers’ have weathered many…

Startups see RBI’s fintech sandbox as a positive but wary of some clauses

Mumbai: Startups have welcomed RBI’s proposal to start the so-called regulatory sandboxes where they can test out new financial products in realtime with limited regulations, but are wary of some of…

Facebook mentions Kashmir as separate country in blog, corrects it

Facebook apologised for erroneously naming Kashmir as a separate country in a blog post that mentioned countries targeted by an Iranian network and said it has removed the…

Boeing to offer safety feature as standard in 737 MAX software upgrade: Sources

Boeing Co plans to offer as standard a safety feature that might have warned earlier of problems that possibly played a role in the crashes of Ethiopian and…

Facebook Should Be Treated as Content Creator, Say Attorneys in Ad Policy Case

For the efforts it makes to “customise” audience for its advertisers, Facebook should legally be considered as a “content creator” just as any other media outlet, according to US attorneys…

WhatsApp to Build India Team as Part of Reported Steps to Curb Fake News

WhatsApp has informed the government that it is building a local team, including India head, as part of steps to check fake news circulation but has not met the…

PE firms emerge as source of capital for late-stage start-ups

PE firms provide an important alternative to late-stage investors such as SoftBank, Tencent and Alibaba. Photo: iStock Mumbai: Private equity (PE) firms are emerging as an important source of capital…