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Zomato stops 10-minute food delivery offering

Zomato stops 10-minute food delivery offering

Rediff.com4 days ago

Food aggregator platform Zomato has discontinued its 10-minute delivery offering, Zomato Instant, as the business has struggled to grow and faces challenges in turning profitable, media reports said. The company has denied these claims, stating that the business is just being rebranded. This comes as the company's CEO Deepinder Goyal announced 800 job vacancies across 5 roles via a Linkedin post.

Despite regulatory uncertainties, investors betting big on Web3 startups

Despite regulatory uncertainties, investors betting big on Web3 startups

Rediff.com21 Nov 2022

If you are a budding developer and interested in Web3, chances are that you will be headed to one of India's largest-ever meetings of Web3 developers, being held by Polygon, a Web3 platform. The company's ongoing "Web3: Made in India Tour" is expected to see close to 4,000 developers coming together at the inaugural Polygon Connect event in Bengaluru on December 1. The event highlights the growing dominance of Web3 developers from India, as well as the sector's rising interest to investors, who continue to invest in startups despite a funds crunch.

E-commerce sector expected to create 500,000 jobs by Diwali: Report

E-commerce sector expected to create 500,000 jobs by Diwali: Report

Rediff.com10 Oct 2022

With the festival sales in full swing, e-commerce firms are ramping up hiring to meet the increasing consumer demand. Close to 300,000 new jobs have been created in the sector so far and over 500,000 more jobs are expected to be added till Diwali, according to a report by TeamLease. The demand for gig workers is, however, not restricted to tier-1 cities. Tier-2 and tier-3 cities have seen an increase of 40 per cent, with a higher demand for delivery workers, according to a TeamLease report.

Botched deliveries take toll on Amazon and Flipkart festival sales

Botched deliveries take toll on Amazon and Flipkart festival sales

Rediff.com3 Oct 2022

Flipkart claims that over one billion customers visited its platform during the eight-day-long The Big Billion Festival. Amazon's Great Indian Festival 2022, which will go on for a month, is throwing discounts at customers that can hardly be ignored. But some of the stories that are coming out from these sales are not so great.

Why restaurants are dumping Swiggy, Zomato for others

Why restaurants are dumping Swiggy, Zomato for others

Rediff.com8 Sep 2022

"It went up to 20-odd per cent in 2019 and to 25 per cent a year later. "That's when we decided to pull the plug; it was not sustainable for our business," says Chadha. Madison & Pike, instead, turned to Mumbai-based start-up Thrive, which provides third-party delivery services to restaurants at a much lower commission - three to five per cent.

India edges out China in creating new unicorns in H1CY22: Hurun report

India edges out China in creating new unicorns in H1CY22: Hurun report

Rediff.com8 Sep 2022

India overtook China to add the most number of new unicorns--start-ups valued at $1 billion or more--in the first half of 2022 despite a funding winter haunting entrepreneurs in the south Asian nation. India added 14 new unicorns in the period (H1 2022) and China had 11, according to the Hurun Global Unicorn Index 2022. The US led the ranking by adding 138 start-ups in the unicorn club.