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Australian authorities look to set up global startup landing pad in Bengaluru city

Australian start-ups are eager to associate with Bengaluru, the start-up capital of India. The tech city is being considered for a global start-up landing pad, one of the five that the Australian government wants to set up the world over to provide its companies access to new opportunities in global markets and boost Australia’s startup […]

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Oracle launches startup incubator in Bengaluru

Oracle has launched a global-first accelerator programme in Bengaluru with the objective of catalyzing India’s nascent startup ecosystem and provide a fillip to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India and Make in India initiatives. The announcement comes close on the heels of Oracle CEO Safra Catz announcing a $400 million investment into the Bengaluru technology […]

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Beyond dosas and idlis: Bengaluru’s food secrets

Hip restaurants increasingly dot the city’s upscale landscape, but the charm and popularity of its old town’s rustic culinary heritage remains unabated In a narrow street, diverging from the canopied lanes of the staunchly Old Bengaluru neighbourhood of Basavanagudi—lined with row houses, as opposed to gleaming apartments—a long queue is snaking up to the counter […]

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Forget Flipkart and Ola. Here are the other richest startups in Bangalore.

“I don’t think building this scale would be possible if I didn’t move base to Bangalore,” Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal recently said at an event. He should know. Bhavish moved his scrappy cab-hailing startup from Mumbai to Bangalore in around 2012, and grew his little business into the US$5 billion behemoth it is today. Quikr, […]

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Bow, Wow. Bengaluru Man Pays Rs. 2 Crore For Korean Mastiff Pups

It’s a dog’s world alright! While Bengaluru’s heat is taking its toll on most,  two Korean Mastiff pups are not only cocooned in air-conditioned comfort in a city bungalow, but are also fed the choicest of food that costs so much it could equal the food bill of an entire family for a month. And […]

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Bengaluru among cheapest cities in world: EIU

Mumbai and Bangalore are among the cheapest cities in the world, according to a top London-based forecast group that named Singapore as the most expensive city. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) ranked Singapore as the priciest ahead of Zurich, Hong Kong, Geneva and Paris. The EIU also said India and Pakistan accounted for five of […]

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Ola, Uber launch 2-wheeler taxi services in Bengaluru

Ride hailing services Ola and Uber on Thursday announced the launch of their respective bike taxi services in Bengaluru, a move that will mark their presence in almost every possible land commute option. Uber Inc., the world’s most valuable start-up and Ola (ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd), now offer between themselves an array of services; point-to-point […]

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Bengaluru women are increasingly high-priority consumers of alcoholic beverages at pubs

Gone are the days when vodka was a girl’s best friend Women in the city haven’t just emerged as high-priority consumers of alcoholic beverages at pubs and night clubs, they are also making a statement with their liquors of choice. And watering holes are busy upping their game to indulge them. “In five years, vodka […]

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Bengaluru is achieving what many regions could not: Stanford business school dean

Stanford university’s Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) counts numerous Silicon Valley entrepreneurs among its alumni, including Google’s Sergey Brin and Larry Page. In 2013, Stanford GSB launched its Ignite programme for entrepreneurs and innovators, with Infosys’s Bengaluru campus acting as the host facility. Its Dean Garth Saloner was in India recently to explore the […]

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JC Penney takes on lease 130,000 sq ft in Bengaluru

In one of the most high-profile leasing deals this year, US-based apparel and home furnishing retailer JC Penney has taken 130,000 square feet (sq ft) of space on lease in a plush office complex in Bengaluru. JC Penney will pay a rent of Rs 10.92 crore per year or Rs 70 per sft a month […]

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Oracle to set up campus in Bengaluru to help more than half a million students

Global computer giant Oracle is planning to set up a campus in Bengaluru and start an initiative to help more than half a million students in India develop computer science skills. This was conveyed by Oracle’s global CEO Safra Catz to Prime Minister Narendra Modi when she called on him Delhi on Friday, the 12th […]

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Bengaluru amongst Top-3 in expensive watch buyers

In the wake of the controversy over Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s uptown timepiece—a diamond-studded Hublot—a quick study shows that the simple duty of keeping time has unabashedly taken the ostentatious route in the city. Prestigious watch brands such as Audemars Piguet, Ulysse Nardin, Rolex, Hublot and Breitling—costing several lakh rupees apiece—have increasing number of takers here. […]

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Did you know? Bengaluru is the most fitness conscious city!

Bangalore could become the fitness capital of our country, or so it seems. It has emerged as the most fitness conscious city in India followed by Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai, e-commerce portal Snapdeal findings revealed recently. The report highlights how healthy living and fitness has become a top priority for Indian urban consumers. Believe […]

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IKEA to open four stores & Walmart 10 outlets in Bengaluru

Furniture retailer IKEA has plans to open four stores in Bengaluru with an investment of Rs 2,000 crore, announced Juvencio Maez tu, Chief Executive officer of Ikea India. “Karnataka is a very important market for IKEA. We will develop retail stores and double our sourcing by 2020. Around 4 stores are planned for Bangalore,“ he […]

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Over 3 lakh crore investment attracted by Karnataka during investors meet

As expected, the Invest Karnataka 2016 meet brought investment adding up to Rs 3.08 lakh crore, of which Rs 1.73 lakh crore worth of projects have already been approved by the Karnataka government. This is expected to create over 6 lakh jobs across the state. This investment is in addition to the Rs 1.5 lakh […]

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Wipro to add 25,000 more jobs in Bengaluru

Wipro, India’s third largest software exporter, would hire 25,000 employees in Bengaluru as part of its expansion, said chairman Azim Premji. “We have already recruited 55,000 employees in our development centres in Bengaluru till now. We are in the process of a major expansion of our centre in Bengaluru and will add another 25,000 people,” […]

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Bengaluru exports over 5 million stem of roses every Valentines Day

It is that time of the year again… a day when love is celebrated across the world in the form of Valentine’s Day (February 14). And Bengaluru has a small part to play in love blossoming across borders and seas. The city, known for its superior quality of roses, is a major exporter of red […]

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Commercial-realty
Bengaluru tops in Asia Pacific on commercial realty growth

Bengaluru is ranked first in the Asia Pacific region in terms of city’s socio-economic growth and momentum in the commercial real estate space, according to property consultant JLL. Globally, Bengaluru ranks fourth after London, Silicon Valley and Dublin, JLL India said in a statement. Hyderabad is at 17th position in the global ranking. “India’s Bengaluru […]

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48% of multinational R&D centres & talent pool is in Bengaluru

Bengaluru remains home to the highest number of multinational R&D centres and talent pool in India. New entrants last year included Twitter. It is estimated that the numbers will rise significantly over the coming years as disruptive new technologies make it imperative for MNCs to use India’s huge engineering talent pool. As much as 48%, […]

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Marriott International launches first dual branded property in India, in Bengaluru

USA-based Marriott International opened its first dual brand property in India, in Bengaluru, on Wednesday, the 27th of Jan, 2016. Called Courtyard by Marriott and Fairfield by Marriott, it is located at the Outer Ring Road (ORR). Craig S Smith, president and managing director, Marriott International, Asia Pacific, said, “The business community in South Asia, […]

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