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  • All automated hiring software is prone to bias by default

    A new report out from nonprofit Upturn analyzed some of the most prominent hiring algorithms on the market and found that by default, such algorithms are prone to bias. If past hiring data is used, the training information can be biased or unrepresentative, carrying these biases over to the software. Just removing data about gender […]

  • Google launches Shopping homepage in India; Will kill the aggregators and price comparison sites?

    Google has unveiled a new and immersive shopping search experience for Indian users. The new personalised experience will allow users to easily filter through offers, review prices from multiple retailers and find the products they are looking for. This experience is available across several Google products: a made-to-browse experience on the Shopping home page, the […] More

  • How a startup should evolve between different funding rounds

    Seed = finding product-market fit. Series A = figuring out distribution. Series B = building the organization. Great leaders are made, not born – although we tend to see just the end product and not the hard work that led to the success. Scaling from founder to manager is going to take a whole village […]

  • Indian Railways is truly monetizing religion

    Indian Railways has flagged off a new deluxe train for Buddhist pilgrims, called the Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train. This comes a few months after it launched the Shri Ramayana Express which covers destinations associated with the life of Lord Rama. And then, there was Tirtha Yatra Yojana train (Shirdi, Nasik etc). Railways has special facilities […]

  • Lot many Indians think their work is socially useless

    Indians are particularly pessimistic about their jobs, with around 12% considering their work socially useless. The researcher analysed data from more than 100,000 workers across 47 countries and find that, on an average, 8% of the world’s workers consider their jobs socially useless, while 17% seem doubtful about the social usefulness of their jobs. Indians […] More

  • 3 Indian YouTubers who have crossed 10M subscriber mark

    And these YouTubers who have crossed 10 mn mark this year are: Amit Bhadana, BB Ki Vines and Technical Guruji. “Now we have more than 300 creators with one million subscribers. Two creators are crossing one-million milestone every week on an average and 2,500 creators are touching their first 1,000 subscribers milestone every day,”, says […]

  • Assembly elections in India : Political parties skip digital for outreach

    A politician wants their ad to be seen on a particular digital platform (FB vs individual publishers vs Google, forget Twitter) if they feel the reader gets influenced. A digital publisher can attract that kind of user base only if they publish unbiased opinion articles, backed by data. It is best to focus on getting […]

  • Facebook manipulated Android app permission in the name of #growthhacking

    Internal documents show Facebook weighing the privacy risks of collecting SMS and call records — and going ahead anyway. The emails show Facebook’s growth team looking to call log data as a way to improve Facebook’s algorithms as well as to locate new contacts through the “People You May Know” feature. Notably, the project manager […]

  • CISF wants to use robotic canines at Indian airports, replacing dogs

    CISF is now planning to deploy robotic canines instead of dogs, in a move to modernise and adapt to new technologies. Also, cost saving. These industrial canines can sniff explosives at the airport as well as X-ray scan the luggage of passengers with their eyes. These robotic canines will replace airport security dogs such as […] More

  • One day Zomato will deliver your food by drone

    India has launched its Drone registration programme which will open up new opportunities; and Zomato could be looking at delivering your food via drone. Zomato has acquired TechEagle Innovations, a Lucknow-based startup that has been working on drone technology since 2015. The acquisition will help Zomato carve a path toward drone-based food delivery in India, […] More

  • JioMusic and Saavn is now JioSaavn

    JioSaavn represents the official integration of JioMusic and Saavn. The new integrated JioSaavn app will be available across all App Stores including the Jio app store, on JioPhone, as well as, at www.jio.com/jiosaavn. As announced in March 2018 at the time of acquisition of Saavn by Reliance Industries Ltd, the implied valuation of the combined entity […] More

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