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The Toughest Tech CEO Job in India

By Amir Efrati · Nov 10, 2016 7:01 AM PST

Binny Bansal carries the weight of India’s web sector on his shoulders. He’s the co-founder and CEO of Flipkart, the country’s most prominent homegrown web company, an e-commerce firm whose mistakes allowed Amazon.com to catch up to it in terms of sales. 

Flipkart, once valued at as much as $15 billion, has a symbolic significance in India that cannot be overstated. ...

Has Live Video Arrived in the West?

By Amir Efrati · Apr 22, 2015 7:00 AM PDT · 1 comment

Visiting the live-video app or website of YouNow can quickly become a voyeuristic journey into the narcissism of American Millennials, or their counterparts in other parts of the world. At any moment, hundreds or thousands of them are cursing, crying, laughing, rapping, singing, playing guitar, gossiping or even sleeping. They use the front-facing camera of their iPhone as friends or strangers ...