Zomato to forgo commission from restaurants on food orders

Restaurant discovery and food ordering platform Zomato Media Pvt. Ltd, which is in talks to raise fresh capital, said it will forgo commissions charged to restaurants on food orders as it is generating cash in its core advertising business to fund new initiatives, including food ordering. The move by Zomato comes as the company pushes hard to catch up with arch rival Swiggy (Bundl Technologies Pvt. Ltd), the largest food ordering platform in India. Zomato also said it is now a “profitable” company. A Zomato spokesperson said the company was…

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Zomato to forgo commission from restaurants on food orders

Bengaluru: Restaurant discovery and food ordering platform Zomato Media Pvt. Ltd, which is in talks to raise fresh capital, said it will forgo commissions charged to restaurants on food orders as it is generating cash in its core advertising business to fund new initiatives, including food ordering. The move by Zomato comes as the company pushes hard to catch up with arch rival Swiggy (Bundl Technologies Pvt. Ltd), the largest food ordering platform in India. Zomato also said it is now a “profitable” company. A Zomato spokesperson said the company was…

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Grilled Cheese Cooked On Shutters? After Irma, Floridians Got Creative With Food

The power outages that followed hurricanes Harvey and Irma are unfortunately a common reality with powerful storms, just as is the fact that the affected people need to eat. Hurricane diets can consist of a lot of processed, prepackaged food, but with a bit of imagination or preparation, hot meals are possible. After Hurricane Irma hit Florida, Tara Gatscher and her family returned to their house in Tampa Bay to find that while the house didn’t have any terrible damage, they didn’t have power. During their hurricane preparations they had…

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Apple has begun rolling out HDR 4K content on iTunes and upgrading old purchases

In anticipation of the launch of pre-orders for the iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K (which occurs tonight at 3AM (EST) (or 12AM PST), Apple has already begun rolling out new content with support for 4K resolution and HDR video with higher dynamic range. In addition, Apple is upgrading iTunes customers’ previous purchases of video to 4K HDR format, which is has promised to do so, free of charge. All the new iPhones announced this week support HDR video, and the new Apple TV 4K supports both the higher resolution…

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Take a look at the maps that show Obamacare’s big effect on Americans’ health insurance coverage

Those vanishing areas of dark blue are what Obamacare’s effect on the number of Americans without health insurance looks like. The United States Census Bureau on Tuesday released a series of maps that vividly show broad increases in health coverage nationally in the years after full implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The maps use dark blue to show states that have 14 percent or more of their residents without health insurance. Lighter shades of blue highlight states with lower uninsured rates. Census officials published the maps as they released a report revealing that…

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Count Your Calories: Here’s How Your Average Indian Lunch Thali Features On The Calorie Chart

One of the thumb rules for weight loss is to keep a track on your calorie intake. If you are on a weight reduction diet or are even remotely aware of the diet and fitness world, you may have heard the most common weight loss advice of burning calories is to burn fat. Calorie is a unit of measurement indicating the amount of energy released when the body breaks down (digests and absorbs) food. As the food breaks down and is digested, it releases calories. When it releases more calories than needed…

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Android O is “touching down to Earth with the total solar eclipse” on August 21, Google reveals

As rumored last week, August 21 will be an important day for Google and its mobile operating system. That’s because the company promises we’ll “meet the next release of Android and all of its super (sweet) new powers” on that day, which is also the day of the total solar eclipse. Google will hold a special event for Android O in New York City on that date, starting at 2:40 PM ET. This will thankfully be livestreamed, the company revealed. A countdown to the big event is already live on the Android website. We…

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On a Platter: Kashmiri Dum Aloo

The popular vegetarian dish – Kashmiri dum aloo in royal gravy – is one of the best Indian main courses for parties and get-togethers. Include this irristible curry with potatoes stuffed with cottage cheese, dry fruits and fresh cream in your weekend menu. Savour the dish with chapatti or lachcha paratha. Serves: 4; Preparation time: 30 minutes; Cooking time: 45-60 minutes Ingredients: Potatoes – 4 large, Tomatoes –10 large, Onion – 1 Ginger – 1” piece, Garlic –  4 flakes, Green chillies -3 Few Coriander leaves, Cottage cheese – 100 grams Fresh yogurt – 1 cup, Fresh cream – 4 tbsp, Besan – 1 tbsp Cashew nuts – 24, Raisins – 12,…

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Mediatek to announce Helio P23 and Helio P30 on August 29

MediaTek started sending invites for an announcement of two new processors – the Helio P23 and the Helio P30. Details and specifications are expected to be unveiled at an event in Beijing on August 29. Thanks to a tip we got, there are already rumors about the chipsets. The Helio P23 is going to be built on the 16 nm process and will feature an octa-core CPU. The SoC is rumored to support 2K resolution and dual camera setups. It is also expected to have Cat.7 connectivity and LPDDR4X memory….

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ANDHERI AIMS FOR A ZERO WASTE LIFESTYLE ON I-DAY

Shatadal housing society in Andheri has been successfully composting for three years 50 housing societies were distributed compost tumblers to encourage recycling of waste. As the country celebrated its 71st Independence Day on Tuesday, 50 societies in Mumbai’s western suburbs pledged to join the fight against city’s mounting waste predicament and vowed to recycle and reduce their waste. Thousands of residents from in and around Andheri gathered at a function in the presence of megastar Amitabh Bacchan, and took it upon themselves to adopt a zero-waste lifestyle and rid their…

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