Ola gets banned in Bengaluru; PhonePe gets Aamir Khan
Ola banned in Bengaluru for 6 months
Ola's legal issues just don't seem to end. On March 18, the Karnataka Regional Transport Department issued a notice to ANI Technologies, Ola's parent company, asking it to suspend its app-based cab services in the city. The letter also states that the company has been illegally operating bike-taxi services through alleged 'fake licences'.
Bhavish Aggarwal, Co-founder and CEO, Ola
PhonePe has a new face: Aamir Khan
PhonePe, payments and financial services arm Flipkart, received Rs 743.5 crore from its Singapore-registered parent entity, PhonePe Pvt Ltd. It also announced Bollywood actor Aamir Khan as its brand ambassador to create awareness about digital payments across India.
Beating the odds: Shradha Sharma
This edition of #InsightsPodcast, Shradha Sharma, Founder and CEO of YourStory talks about her journey from being a young girl from Patna to building the media powerhouse that YourStory has become today, with a team of 93 people, 80,000 stories published, 1 million subscribers and 20 million readers reached.
Netflix testing low-cost plan for India
Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, ALTBalaji, ZEE5, Voot, etc, are currently enjoying a king’s share in India’s video-streaming market, but the tables could turn soon. If reports are to be believed, Netflix is testing out an affordable mobile-only subscription plan in India, starting as low as Rs 250 a month.
[App Fridays] Check out MX Player
MX Player started in South Korea as a cross-platform video player that allowed users to create, edit, download, and playback videos offline. Today, it is a full-fledged video-streaming platform with movies, shows, music videos, and several hours of original programming in 10 languages, including Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam.