Google wants to know your ‘valuable’ opinion, but not for free. Google Opinion Rewards a survey app that pays users for answering a set of questions for Google. Google Opinion Rewards is available in 22 countries, including India, where it launched a year ago. It has been downloaded 10 million times on Android. Users can “complete short surveys while standing in line, or waiting for a subway. Topics include everything from opinion polls, to hotel reviews, to merchant satisfaction surveys,” Google explains. If there’s a survey available for you, Google sends you an app notification.
Mental health is a serious concern worldwide and India is not far behind. The illness is often unseen, and many times misunderstood. India, which is currently home to a population of over one billion citizens, is facing a serious mental health crisis. Witnessing the nature of the problem, many startups have taken the plunge to help people overcome the illness. Here is a list of startups that are making a difference in the initial stages of the illness.
The first six months of 2018 saw quite a few startups rise to unicorn status in the Indian startup ecosystem. Last week, ETechAces Marketing & Consulting Pvt Ltd, the parent company of online insurance aggregator PolicyBazaar and lending marketplace PaisaBazaar, also joined the unicorn club. In an exclusive interview Yashish Dahiya, the Co-founder and CEO of PolicyBazaar, spills the beans on what got Softbank to invest into the company, the architecture of the new venture, and the much-awaited IPO.
Vikalp Sahni, Founding Member and CTO of Goibibo, in a conversation with YourStory, speaks about how they decided to focus on travel and what the growth hacks they used were. Vikalp, who had previously worked for IBM, was one of the founding members of the startup. He along with his NIT, Silchar, college seniors had worked on different parts of the vertical search; they had even built a patented technology then on the algorithm that worked around speed and bringing the right results.
After disrupting Indian telecom, Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio is now looking to make inroads in the domestic broadband and home entertainment market. At the just-held 41st Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Reliance Industries, Ambani made a slew of announcements that could potentially alter the internet, connectivity and entertainment landscape of India — all over again. Reliance Industries unveiled its upcoming plans for Reliance Jio at the company’s 41st AGM in Mumbai on Thursday.
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