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Weekly Roundup : Flipkart’s Big Billion Day, Yahoo Laying Off Everybody, IBM GEP India and more…

This week saw a lot of new launches and initiatives both in the private and public sector. Flipkart’s Big Billion Day had all of the internet talking about it. IBM held its GEP SmartCamp in Bangalore and more such news…

New launches:

Madhya Pradesh Government Launches 100 Crores VC Fund To Promote And Incubate Startups
Flat.to Is Now Flatchat App. Makes Finding Flats and Flatmates Easier With Messaging Integration
Directi’s Bhavin Launches Flock, Team Collaboration App
Exclusive : Junglee Is Testing A New Feature. Will Compete With Olx And Quikr
And Now, Free Public WiFi In Telangana ! [GovTech]
Exclusive : Amazon Launches Pay With Amazon In India

Funding:

Whatfix Secures $300K USD Funding At DreamPlus Alliance Day In Seoul.
Matrix Partners Invests In Delhi Based Referral Hiring Platform Grownout
Hiring Platform, TalentPad Secures Funding From Helion Ventures
ShieldSquare Secures $350K Funding from Founders of Redbus, Matrimony, Freshdesk, Fusioncharts and others

Flipkart Big Billion Day:

And Murphy Visits ECommerce Stores : “Anything that can possibly go out of stock, does.”
Flipkart Billion Sales Data : 1 Billion Hits And $100mn GMV in 10 Hours.
Snapdeal : We Witnessed Sales Of Over A Crore Per Minute
A Seller’s Open Letter To Flipkart – Please Do Not Doubt Our Delivery Capability [BillionDay]
Consumer Brands Not Happy With Flipkart; May Not Provide Warranty [Predatory Pricing]
Flipkart Shares More Data; Apologizes For Goofups. And It’s All Good.
A Starry Eyed Entrepreneur’s Defence of Flipkart (Snapdeal, Zomato and every other Indian startup)

IBM GEP:

IBM GEP India SmartCamp – A List Of Shortlisted Startup Companies [15/30]
IBM GEP India SmartCamp – A List Of Shortlisted Startup Companies

In other news:

In India, Google Will Now Optimize Search Result Page Based On Internet Speed [BigMobility]
Skype-To-Phone Calls Within India To Be Stopped From November 10th
Data : WhatsApp Driving 15% of Online Sales For Bewakoof
Nokia to shut down its Chennai plant From November 1st
Exclusive : Yahoo Is Laying Off Everybody In India. Everybody.

Apps and Tools:

Rico – This Little Device Uses Your Spare Smartphone To Protect Your Home
Jugnoo – Meet The New Peer-To-Peer Ride Sharing App
Recommended Data Visualization Tools To Enhance Your Website Content

Jobs:

From Sales Manager To Data Scientists : Openings Across India’s High Growth Product Companies [#BigJobs]

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