How Netflix plans to crack the Indian market; OYO launches partner engagement programme

19th Apr 2019
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In the startup world, politics is leading to some quirky offerings. And as the world’s largest democracy - India - heads into its 17th General Elections, Chandigarh-based ecommerce startup BePolitical makes it possible to wear your politics on your sleeve with its unusual merchandise. Launched by husband-wife duo Ekta and Tushar Jain in January 2019, BePolitical is a “100 percent politically neutral brand” providing quirkily designed T-shirts on various political parties.




OYO launches its partner engagement programme: OPEN

 

OYO today launched its OYO Partner Engagement Network (OPEN) to ensure stronger interaction and engagement among its asset owner community. The team intends to create a structured way of exchanging ideas, providing support, and building a relationship of trust on "which we hope to build the next several decades to come".




Netflix is loving India but isn’t sure if cheaper, mobile-only plans are the way to go


Netflix just added 10 million new subscribers in three months, and is excited with how its focus on local language content is paying off across the world, including in India. Its local content across regions is appealing to global audiences. Now, if it could just find the sweet spot for pricing in India. 




This 15-year-old is a student by day, entrepreneur by night


What did you do at 15? Preparing for your boards, struggling with a massive syllabus? For Bhopal boy Kunal Chandiramani, life is full of these usual challenges and then some. At 15, Kunal is already running two cloud-based tech startups. He is also a TEDx speaker and is working on several projects simultaneously. 




From Wicked Ride to Bounce, this startup wants to change the way India commutes


Bike rental startup Bounce is on the road to making the daily commute stress-free, reliable, and time-saving for urban India through its shared mobility solutions. Co-founder Vivekananda HR talks to YourStory's Shradha Sharma on the startup's plans to change the way Indians commute.




Elections 2019: Bengaluru voter turnout falls below 50 pc despite startups encouraging people to vote


While Karnataka saw a 61.94 percent voter turnout, Bengaluru only witnessed a 47.63 percent - not even the half-way mark. However, best efforts were put in by companies like Flipkart, Swiggy, Ola, and Uber to pitch their contribution to the all-important election.




Justdial shuts down data breach rumours


Hyperlocal search engine Justdial shot down reports that a security breach exposed information of its 100 million users. Earlier this week, several news sites had reported the data leak that allegedly made sensitive user data publicly available, based on the findings of an independent security researcher, who claimed to have discovered a huge loophole in Justdial’s database.    

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