British student told by EU careers service a Brussels job is ‘out of the question’ after Brexit

British student told by EU careers service a Brussels job is ‘out of the question’ after Brexit

Ms Roebuck, 24, said she thought it was “madness” when careers advisers at an EU networking event in Brussels advised her that she would have to obtain French nationality in order to have job prospects in Brussels Sara Roebuck/Facebook A British student studying in Paris has been told that getting a job with European Union (EU) institutions will be “out of the question” after Brexit. Sara Roebuck, who is doing a double masters in European politics at Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics, recently attended a careers event in Brussels with her university class to…

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Truecaller Pay UPI-Based Payments Service Launched in Partnership With ICICI Bank

Truecaller Pay UPI-Based Payments Service Launched in Partnership With ICICI Bank

Caller ID application Truecaller on Tuesday announced a partnership with ICICI Bank, to allow people to send and receive payments through the app. Called Truecaller Pay, it leverages the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) to power payments from your ICICI Bank account. For now, the Truecaller Pay feature will only be available via Truecaller 8 for Android. At the press conference to announce the new features, Truecaller CEO and co-founder Alan Mamedi said that the company is now able to show the true potential of Truecaller. “We have been able to…

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Strong Interest in US Cab Service Just for Women and Children

Strong Interest in US Cab Service Just for Women and Children

US entrepreneur Michael Pelletz’s project of a rideshare service for women and children with vehicles driven by women has prompted such interest that he is postponing the service’s launch date. Chariot For Women, fully funded by its founder and close associates, was initially set to kick off on Tuesday. Interest in the service has largely been driven by the apprehension some women have of male taxi rideshare drivers. Several sexual harassment and even rape cases have been reported on rideshare vehicles driven by men. Pelletz, a former part-time Uber driver,…

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Ola Auto Service Expanded to 12 More Indian Cities

Ola Auto Service Expanded to 12 More Indian Cities

Transportation mobile app Ola Wednesday launched auto rickshaws in 12 more cities, taking the service to a total of 24 cities across the country. Ola said it is targeting to serve at least two million daily rides by end of 2017 through its app by getting on-board hundreds of thousands of auto rickshaw drivers on its platform over the year in these cities. “Ola has over 1,00,000 auto rickshaws registered on its platform across 24 cities and plans to launch in more cities in the coming months,” the company said…

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Music Streaming Service Pandora Returns to Its Roots

Music Streaming Service Pandora Returns to Its Roots

Pandora Media Inc hopes to go back to the future with the return of co-founder Tim Westergren as CEO and a renewed focus on its industry-leading data trove, built from the listening habits of more than 81 million people. Wall Street is not exactly enthusiastic about the strategy: Pandora’s stock dropped more than 10 percent last week and is trading near its all-time low in the wake of Westergren’s appointment, which squashed talk of a possible sale of the online radio company. Plagued by a business model that forces the…

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Do Indian Startups Have a Service Problem?

Do Indian Startups Have a Service Problem?

Indians are notorious for being paranoid about spending money online. Few people even have cards to pay online in this country, and fewer still like to use them, which means that cash truly is king. Although a growing cadre of companies such as FreeCharge and Paytm are boldly predicting the death of cash, the actual experience of using these services shows how far we have to go before they earn the trust needed to hold on to our money. There are many reasons to actually use a virtual wallet –…

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