FreeCharge CEO Govind Rajan Quits as Snapdeal Announces Layoffs

Govind Rajan, the CEO of Snapdeal-owned FreeCharge, has put in his papers after less than 2 years of joining the digital payments firm. When contacted, Snapdeal confirmed the development. “Govind has brought incredible energy and focus in growing FreeCharge. The pace of progress will continue with the strong team that he has built. I am…

Google’s Latest Mixed Reality Tech Reveals Person Behind the VR Headset

At I/O 2016, Google announced its Daydream VR platform cementing its focus on virtual and mixed reality moving forward. It even released Daydream View headsets alongside the Pixel phones last year. The company has been introducing several VR-centric features on its video platform YouTube as well, to promote immersive content. While few videos shot at…

Uber, Ola Drivers Launch Indefinite Strike in Bengaluru

Over one lakh drivers attached to two cab aggregators began an indefinite strike in Bengaluru on Wednesday, demanding better incentives and stopping attachment of new cabs which they said affects their bookings, even as some of them ransacked a Uber office in Bengaluru. “Over one lakh drivers attached to Ola and Uber have gone on…

Amazon Resists Request for Echo Info in Arkansas Slaying

Amazon is resisting an effort by Arkansas prosecutors to obtain potential recordings from a slaying suspect’s Amazon Echo smart speaker, saying authorities haven’t established that their investigation is more important than a customer’s privacy rights. The issue comes in the investigation into the death of Victor Collins, who was found floating face-up in a hot…

Google’s 2-Step Verification Phone Prompts Will Soon Be More Descriptive

Google, in June last year, introduced two-step verification by sending out sign-in prompts on your mobile whenever there was an attempt to access your Google account on an untrusted device. Although it was a more secure way to protect your account, it still lacked disclosure about information of the device that is used to sign-in….

Uber CEO Says He Must ‘Grow Up’ After Argument With Driver

Uber Technologies Inc Chief Executive Travis Kalanick on Tuesday said it was time for him to “grow up” and get help after a video was published showing him getting into an argument with a driver for the ride service who complained about pay rates. Bloomberg on Tuesday published a video of Kalanick, a co-founder of…