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    Why Morgan Stanley’s action on Flipkart is bad news for Indian unicorns

    Given that Flipkart is expected to list its shares in the US at some point over the next few years, the valuation estimates of the mutual funds will be an important indicator of how stock market investors will value the company. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint Bengaluru/New Delhi: Late last month, Flipkart India Pvt. Ltd, the country’s […]

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    Sony MDR-ZX110 Review

    When it comes to name recognition and market reach, few audio manufacturers can match the Sony’s capabilities. Using a brand name that has been carefully built up over the decades, Sony is one of a handful of companies in India that can sell headphones by the thousand. This is thanks to a huge portfolio spanning […]

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    Grain Audio OEHP.01 Review

    Based in small-town Pennsylvania, USA, Grain Audio is a personal audio manufacturer that makes liberal use of wood in its products. The company has just four offerings listed on its site, and ships directly to buyers. Of the two pairs of headphones listed, the OEHP.01 is the larger, over-the-ear model. Featuring solid wood casings, the […]

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    Gionee Marathon M5 Review

    Battery life was never a problem back in the pre-smartphone era, but ever since we became slaves to touchscreens, it has been a major concern. Until new technology is developed, we are stuck with Lithium Ion batteries and there’s only so much it can deliver. The most obvious way to get more battery life is […]

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    Sony MDR XB950BT Review

    If you’re an audiophile who wants the purest and clearest reproduction of the source being played, then it’s likely that you’re not interested in Sony’s XB (extra bass) headphones. We tried out the Sony MDR XB950BT – the top of the XB line, which also supports Bluetooth playback. That’s a combination which has probably sent […]

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    WD’s SanDisk Deal Re-Priced After China Deal Collapses

    The US hard-disk maker, Western Digital Corp, said on Tuesday that China’s Unisplendour Corp Ltd had scrapped its planned $3.78 billion investment in the company, a move that in turn alters the terms of Western’s deal for rival SanDisk Corp. Unisplendour, a unit of China’s state-backed Tsinghua Holdings Co Ltd, dropped its plan to buy […]

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    Bringing tech to tutors—Vidyanext

    Vidyanext is unique in that it consciously stayed away from an online-only model or self-paced courses—two models that most start-ups in this sector adopt. Bengaluru: You are a parent. You want to find a good tutor for your school-going child. You want the best of technology-enabled solutions for them. What do you do? You either […]

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    Oyo Rooms has acquired Zo Rooms: SoftBank

    Zo Rooms had 300 employees and 20,000 listed properties across 30 cities. Photo: Mohsin Shaikh/Mint New Delhi: Oyo Rooms, the budget hotel-booking app backed by Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank Corp., has acquired smaller rival Zo Rooms. SoftBank, which took part in a $100 million round of funding in Oyo Rooms last year, announced the acquisition […]

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    Snapdeal raises $200 million from Canadian pension fund, Iron Pillar

    In August, Snapdeal raised $500 million mainly from Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group, Foxconn Technology Group and existing investor Softbank Group, which valued the Delhi-based firm at about $4.8 billion post money India’s second largest e-commerce firm Snapdeal on Sunday said it has raised $200 million in fresh funds from investors led by Canada’s Ontario […]

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    Govt plans start-up center for capital goods sector

    Photo: Mint Mumbai: The Indian government has decided to create a ‘start-up centre’ for the capital goods industry and will also launch a technology development fund for the sector. The ministry of heavy industries and public enterprises, on Monday, while announcing national capital goods policy 2016, said it will create a start up centre for […]

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    Middle East-based Wadi.com raises $67 million

    Wadi, which currently caters to shoppers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia, claims to have more than 500 merchants—about 50 of them from India—selling more than 150,000 products from over 2,000 brands. Wadi.com, a Middle East-based online retail platform co-founded by former Jabong executive Pratik Gupta, said it has raised $67 million […]