Simplilearn is education company of the year: VCCircle Awards

VCCircle AwardsEd-tech firm Simplilearn Solutions Pvt. Ltd has won the News Corp VCCircle education company of the year award for 2017 for the business innovation it has demonstrated and the progress it has made on the global expansion front. The eminent jury, chaired by Arun Duggal, chairman of ratings agency ICRA, unanimously acknowledged the San Francisco-based […]

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Big data hiring startup Belong raises $10 mn from Sequoia, Matrix Partners

BelongBangalore-based recruitment solutions startup Belong.co, owned and operated by Belong Technologies India Pvt. Ltd, has raised $10 million (Rs 67 crore) in Series B funding led by Sequoia Capital India. Existing investor Matrix Partners India also invested in this round, Belong said in a statement. The company, which raised $5 million in 2015, said that […]

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Facebook launches Flash in third attempt to quash Snapchat

facebookSocial media giant Facebook Inc. has been relentlessly trying to takeover Instagram’s market share. It has either been launching competitive products or simply buying them out. In its third attempt, Facebook has launched Flash, the new standalone app has Instagram’s short-lived photo and video messaging features as well as amplified reality lenses, reported Androidpolice.com. Most […]

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Hiring portal iimjobs.com raises $2 mn in Series A funding

IIMJobsJob portal iimjobs.com, run by Highorbit Careers Pvt. Ltd, has secured $2 million (Rs 13 crore) in its Series A round of funding led by early-stage investment firm India Quotient. Tracxn Labs and Calcutta Angels also participated in this round, founder Tarun Matta said. “This round gives us the ability to serve our customers better. […]

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Facebook adds jobs feature to take on LinkedIn

jobThe world’s largest social networking website Facebook now wants to be a job openings platform too. The California-based company has added a jobs tab on its page, in a move that could potentially challenge the position of professional networking site LinkedIn. “Based on behavior we have seen on Facebook, where many small businesses post about […]

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Truecaller appoints LinkedIn’s Tejinder Gill as India head

Tejinder Gill,Vice President - Sales & Head of India Operations, TruecallerCaller identification app Truecaller has hired Tejinder Gill, former national sales manager of LinkedIn, as its vice president of sales and head of India operations. Gill will build monetisation strategies and run the India operations, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. He replaces Kari Krishnamurthy, who will be moving to the company’s Stockholm […]

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LinkedIn’s Virginia Sharma on India game plan, how it helps startups and more

Virginia-SharmaIndia is the second-largest market for professional networking site LinkedIn Corp. And the company, which was recently acquired by Microsoft Corp for $26.2 billion, has big plans to grow its business in the country. In an interview with TechCircle, Virginia Sharma, director at LinkedIn Marketing Solutions, talks about the company’s India strategy and future plans.

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“Mobile advertising needs to get more creative & less intrusive”

Mobile_forum2Advertising spends on mobile phones are expected to touch $100 billion globally in 2016 and account for 51% of the total digital ad market but a majority of this is likely to go to large multinational players such as Google and Facebook. Even as that is a matter of concern for local ad-tech startups, a […]

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Flipkart best place to work in India, finds Linkedln survey

VCCircle_Flipkart8This could probably be music to Flipkart CEO Binny Bansal’s ears. The online retailer, which was recently in a controversy after deferring the joining date of campus recruits from IIM-Ahmedabad, has topped a list of India’s best employers. The list by professional networking platform Linkedln ranked 25 companies in India after a survey conducted between […]

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Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 bn

(From left) LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and LinkedIn chairman Reid HoffmanMicrosoft Corp has agreed to acquire LinkedIn Corp for $26.2 billion in a deal that will combine the world’s biggest software maker with the largest global online network of professionals. This is the biggest acquisition by Microsoft ever and is nearly three times as large as the deal to acquire Skype five years ago. This […]

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