Guy makes remarks against Modi on private FB chat. He is now in jail.

When Marimuthu sent Thirumurugan a meme on Facebook Messenger criticising Vijay’s controversial dialogues in the movie Mersal, Thirumurugan used filthy language in his reply referring to the PM. The conversation in English was photographed by Marimuthu and filed as a complaint.”

Now, he has been sent to jail and is booked under section 67 of the IT Act, 2000 and Section 505 (public mischief) of CrPC (via).

Isn’t this getting ‘too’ serious? Is this the only thing we are learning from China?



India hits a century on Ease of Doing Business Report ! Ranks 100, Up by 30 points

India has hit the 100 ranking (up from 130 last year) on World Bank’s ‘Ease of Doing Businesss’ report.

The distance to frontier (DTF) measure shows the distance of each economy to the “frontier,” which represents the best performance observed on each of the indicators across all economies in the Doing Business sample since 2005. An economy’s distance to frontier is reflected on a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 represents the lowest performance and 100 represents the frontier. The ease of doing business ranking ranges from 1 to 190 (details here)

Has business condition improved for you?

Jack Ma to star in martial arts film.. Why not.

Yeah. If Jack Ma can do a Michael Jackson, why not take it to the next level!

Jack Ma will be seen in the movie, “Gong Shou Dao (GSD)”, which also stars international action superstar Jet Li and several notable martial arts stars.

JackMa starring in a movie
JackMa starring in a movie

GSD, which translates to “Martial Art” based on “Guard and Defense will reportedly be released on Chinese online video platform Youkou sometime in November, is set to be promoted heavily during Alibaba’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival (via).

By the way, Jack Ma is a Tai Chi Master – so he well deserves it!

Read: 15 Jack Ma Quotes for the entrepreneur in you!

Aside, which Indian entrepreneur would you love to act in a movie? Comment/tag them.

For now, watch Jack Ma do a Michael Jackson.

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Uber launches uberACCESS and uberASSIST in India #Wheelchairs

Uber has launched two new products – uberACCESS and uberASSIST in Bengaluru, supported by Mphasis, as a part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative.

  • uberACCESS an Asia-first launch for Uber in Bangalore, is a forward-facing wheelchair accessible product. This option offers 50 retrofitted vehicles, with heightened roof and hydraulic wheelchair lift on-demand.
  • uberASSIST is an option for those who require additional assistance – such as senior citizens and people with accessibility needs, including those who may just feel more comfortable with extra assistance when getting from door-to-door. A fleet of 500 uberASSIST vehicles accommodate most foldable wheelchairs.

With an aim to address day-to-day transportation requirements of senior citizens and those with accessibility needs, riders can request uberASSIST rides starting today and will soon be able to book uberACCESS rides, the forward-facing wheelchair accessible product, on-demand. Trained and certified by Diversity and Equal Opportunity Centre (DEOC), all driver-partners are equipped with required skills to assist passengers with accessibility needs as well as those who need additional assistance during their ride.

To access uberASSIST/uberACCESS in Bengaluru:

  1. Open the Uber app
  2. Enter destination
  3. Slide to the right and select uberASSIST/uberACCESS
  4. Confirm pick-up location and request ride

@Uber team: This is from NextBigWhat team.

Listen Fellas, The Most Important Color in UI Design is…

Yeah, really. There is a color which everybody likes.

Blue is safest color for UI design
Blue is safest color: Color preference between men and women

And everybody can see as well ! Including color bling people.

Blue: Even color blinds can see!
Blue: Even color blinds can see!

You know why Mark Zuckerberg chose blue color for Facebook. Because he is color blind !

Blue not just increases trust, but also is associated with nature (peace/clean water/sky) – great for brands who have attributes that relate to blue color (via)

Remember the ‘mera wala blue’ ad?

Hey Siri. We have an alarming product discussion to do.

What would you expect Siri to do?

As a user, I’d expect Siri to set alarm for all the different timings I have asked for.

But Apple doesn’t think so. Apple sets the alarm for only the first instruction.

Why? What product decision goes behind this?

E-tailing industry generated $3.2 bn in sales during festive season

The festive month 2017 includes three mega sale events, along with the rest of the business as usual days. In total, it is estimated that the E-tailing industry generated $3.2Bn in sales. Below is  the break for each festive period

  • Mega-event 1 (20th-24th Sep 2017) – USD 1.5 Bn generated by industry
  • Mega-event 2 (4th-8th Oct 2017) – USD 500-600 Mn generated by industry
  • Mega-event 3 (14th Oct 2017-onwards week) – USD ~600 Mn generated by industry driven by strong sales of electronic devices and appliances
  • Business as usual (non-sale days) from Sep 20-Oct 19 – USD ~500 Mn generated by industry

Adding up all the above, e-tailers generated a total of ~USD 3.2 Bn of sales (INR 19,000 Cr) for the whole 30-day festive month. For comparison, this would be 45% higher than the 2016 festive month (1st -31st Oct 2016) which generated USD 2.2 Bn of sales for the industry, as per Redseer consulting.

What do you think was the cumulative loss (given that none of the players were profitable)?