ShopX acquihires GabbarDeals; WhatsApp Startup India Grand challenge is here

14th Feb 2019
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Nandan Nilekani-backed B2B ecommerce startup ShopX has acquihired omnichannel mobile phone retail brand GabbarDeals. In addition to this, the Bengaluru-based company has also launched its tech-powered mobile and electronics stores, ShopX Edge. With this, ShopX, founded by Amit Sharma and Apoorva Jois in 2015, will be looking to establish a new class of retailers across Tier I, Tier II and Tier III cities.




Milkbasket wants to be your online corner shop for daily essentials


The concept is pretty simple. Put all your daily essentials – milk, bread, eggs – into the shopping basket and head to bed. Whatever is in your basket will arrive at your doorstep between 5.00 am and 7.00 am the next morning. Without having to check out, or key in your payment details. Milkbasket, the Gurugram-based hyperlocal delivery app, is basically using tech to make your life easier. And in the process, doing away with the need to make last-minute grocery lists or runs to the nearby corner shop.




WhatsApp opens registration for Startup India challenge


WhatsApp is inviting startups and entrepreneurs to participate in the WhatsApp-Startup India Grand challenge, an initiative launched last year in partnership with Invest India. In order to encourage participation from innovative Indian startups, the Facebook-owned company also announced a huge incentive – a cash prize of $250,000 which will go to the top five winners. Registrations are currently open and startups can send in their entries, latest by March 10, 2019. 




World Radio Day 2019: “Dialogue, Tolerance, and Peace”


February 13 is celebrated as the World Radio Day across every corner of the world. The international observance, which was started by UNESCO, is in its eighth year now, and the theme this time around is “Radio: Dialogue, Tolerance, and Peace”. Like every year, UNESCO will oversee the celebrations, and promote positive dialogue through theme-specific programming by radio stations, regulatory bodies and related organisations.  





TikTok to hire a Chief Nodal Officer for India


Popular Chinese app TikTok announced that maintaining a safe and positive in-app environment is their number one priority. The statement was made in light of the recent outrage after the Tamil Nadu government initiated talks of issuing a ban on the video-sharing platform. The app, which basically runs on user-generated content, was alleged to have been responsible for “misleading children” and the impressionable demographics with “vulgar content”.


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