Uber’s India tech team develops new feature

Uber’s Hyderabad-based Eats Engineering team has led the tech development for ‘Merchant Stories’ – the first interactive feature on the app, which allows partners to connect directly with their eaters. Continue Reading

NT compiles major business booms of the decade

With 2019 coming to an end, News Today compiles a list of sectors that made a huge dent. They were chosen based on impact they made to our lives. From online shopping to food delivery, from watching web series to e-learning, the 2010s has been a decade to remember. Continue Reading

Where losers are winners

I was at once amused, astonished and aghast at a couple of news items that appeared one below the other in a national daily. PayTM, a much touted desi payment app, hogged the headlines for two diametrically opposite reasons. One proudly proclaimed that PayTM’s parent company would be bidding for a sizeable stake in the private sector Yes Bank. And another announced that the same parent has tripled its losses in three years between FY2016-19, from Rs 1,500 crore to Rs 4,217 crore. Continue Reading

Uber tests 24X7 helpline

Ride hailing major Uber is piloting a 24×7 on-trip helpline to boost the safety of its passengers, company sources said. The security measure seeks to address the need for direct human intervention instead of a callback after a lag, they said. Continue Reading