Weekly Summary: Zomato’s U-Turn; Yatra’s Rs 140 Cr Funding; Lessons from Facebook, and More

If you missed out on any of the news from the startup world last week, here’s a summary.
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This past week there were developments on three fronts – for online travel agencies, app developers and in funding. The OTA industry can look ahead for renewed investor interest thanks to the Yatra funding. Zomato that had gone social last week, took a U-turn and rolled back its compulsory sign up feature.

And for app developers, we give you a list of 10 must-follow Twitter accounts, what the indicators are to know that your app has flopped, and which 10 Indian app developers have made world-class apps.

If you missed out on any of this news last week, here’s a summary.

Weekly Summary
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