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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) -Tech giant Google has roped in former US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official Bakul Patel as its new senior director of global digital health strategy. Patel spent over a decade at the FDA and most recently

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Elon Musk on May 16 said that he received a call from Twitter's legal team being run by Vijaya Gadde, accusing the Tesla CEO of violating a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) by revealing that the sample

SAN FRANCISCO, (IANS) - Breaking his silence, a defiant Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal has explained why a "lame-duck" CEO has made key changes at the platform amid the $44 billion takeover by the Tesla CEO. Stressing that "no one at Twitter

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - With Elon Musk putting the $44 billion Twitter deal temporarily on hold on May 12, serious questions now linger on the future of the platform that is battling multiple issues -- from employee exodus to

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, and Alphabet, has doubled down on making new breakthroughs in some of the most technically challenging areas of computer science for countries like India that need them the most. Addressing the company's flagship Google,

CHENNAI, (IANS) – Ford Motor has shelved plans to make electric vehicles in its two plants in India – Chennai, and Sanand in Gujarat. It said it was exploring options for its two factories in the country that stopped production

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Morgan Stanley has lowered India's GDP growth forecasts to 7.6 percent for F2023 from 7.9 percent and to 6.7 percent for F2024 (from 7 percent) due to higher oil prices and slower global growth. The foreign brokerage

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Vineeta Agarwala, the wife of Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, is now making headlines amid Elon Musk's $44 billion takeover deal. Her role as general partner at Andreessen Horowitz -- a VC firm which has agreed to

New Delhi, (IANS) While Union Ministers keep on making a beeline to Tesla CEO Elon Musk to come and manufacture electric cars in India, he is more interested in his $44 billion Twitter acquisition rather than paying attention to what

BENGALURU, (IANS) - As India gets its 100th unicorn, Cloud major Oracle on May 6 said it is nurturing the next breed of startups to expand their footprint connecting them with many venture capitalists so that they get the required

BENGALURU, (IANS)- Amazon on May 4 announced it now aims exports worth $20 billion from India by 2025, thus doubling its goal. In 2020, Amazon pledged to enable $10 billion in cumulative exports from India by 2025. The company said that cumulative

CHENNAI, (IANS) - Global pharma giant Pfizer, which developed the mRNA-based vaccine against Covid, on May 4 announced setting up a global drug development center to boost critical research and development in India. The 61,000 sq ft research and technology center

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY- The Federal Reserve Bank of New York on May 3 announced that IBM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Arvind Krishna has been elected to its board. 60-year-old Krishna has been elected as a Class B

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Apple has sued the Santa Clara-based "stealth-mode" semiconductor startup Rivos and two former employees, Indian American Bhasi Kaithamana and Ricky Wen, for allegedly stealing trade secrets to build a chip lineup. In a lawsuit filed in

NEW DELHI, (IANS)- Reiterating his stand on Tesla manufacturing in India, Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on May 3 said that if Elon Musk comes to the country and makes Tesla cars here, that will also benefit

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - As Elon Musk prepares to hire a new CEO for Twitter once he takes over, current CEO Parag Agrawal is worried about the future of the micro-blogging platform, not his job. Amid multiple reports that Musk

MUMBAI, (IANS) - San Francisco-based investment fund Rise Capital on May 2, announced it is launching its India operations and will invest in early-stage startups through its global fund III. The VC fund said tech startups in India will create well

NEW DELHI, (IANS) -Bodhi Tree Systems, an investment platform by former 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch and ex-Disney executive Uday Shankar, on May 1 announced it would invest $600 million in Allen Career Institute which has a pan-India footprint

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Tesla CEO Elon Musk could fire Twitter's legal head Vijaya Gadde, who makes about $17 million a year and is one of the highly paid executives at the micro-blogging platform, once he takes over. Nevertheless, Gadde

PHOENIX, AZ (IANS) - Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul and NFL duo Larry Fitzgerald and Kelvin Beachum have invested in the Rajasthan Royals, the Indian Premier League franchise said on May 1, underlining IPL's growing global appeal. The popular Twenty20 league,

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Elon Musk has reportedly lined up a new CEO to take over from Indian American Parag Agrawal, as Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey’s name was making the rounds who quit in November last year to focus

Elon Musk’s tweet of this meme on Vijay Gadde has been slammed, for making her the target of harassment and threats. SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Ahead of Twitter's imminent takeover by Elon Musk, the world's richest man, its CEO Parag

HYDERABAD (IANS) - Google on April 28 began work here on its largest campus outside of its headquarters in the US. The 3 million square feet building is coming up at Gachibowli, the information technology cluster. The company also unveiled the

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (IANS) - Hailing the India digital payments growth story, Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai has said that the company's payments strategy is very similar to the strategy it has for commerce overall. During the company's quarterly earnings

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Even as tech billionaire Elon Musk took over Twitter, he slammed Indian American lawyer Vijaya Gadde over censoring exclusive stories related to US President Joe Biden's son Hunter's laptop in the wake of the Capitol

SEATTLE, WA - (IANS) As gaming gets mainstream, more than 10 million people have streamed games over Xbox Cloud Gaming to date, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said. He said that billions of hours have been played by subscribers over the

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Parag Agrawal, the Indian-origin CEO of Twitter, will approximately get $42 million if Tesla CEO Elon Musk decides not to retain him at the helm. According to research firm Equilar, he will get an estimated $42

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI)- Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman attended a roundtable with business leaders and investors co-hosted by the US-India Business Council (USIBC) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in the Silicon Valley, and invited the leading investors to become

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Elon Musk, who has just bought Twitter for $44 billion, will have to manufacture his Tesla cars in India, and not China, if he wants to come and sell the vehicles in the country, Union Road

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Tesla CEO Elon Musk has re-clarified the story of the electric vehicle company's early days to a Bengaluru-based man who tweeted that "Elon Musk was not the founder of Tesla. He acquired it." The tech billionaire

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC – India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman continued her bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the Spring Meetings with counterparts from around the world and corporate leaders. She met Raj Subramanian, the President and incoming CEO of FedEx.

BENTONVILLE, AK (IANS) - Retail giant Walmart on April 21 said that it is now offering manufacturers and trading firms in India to reach a growing market of more than 120 million US consumers each month. As part of its efforts

India-West Staff Reporter SAN MATEO, CA - Umang Gupta, who wrote the first business plan for Oracle Corporation, founded and led Gupta Technologies, and was CEO for Keynote Systems passed away peacefully on April 19, at his home after a two-year

Georgetown University Professor Reena Aggarwal specializes in global financial markets. (Photo hoya.com) India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC - More than a decade after providing seed capital to establish a financial markets and policy center at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Treating Elon Musk's $43 billion offer to buy Twitter as an "unwelcome" step, the board of the company is reportedly considering a "poison pill" strategy to make it more difficult for Musk to acquire a

MUMBAI (IANS) - Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Ltd. is now weighing a possible bid for Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.'s international drugstore unit, according to people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reported. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. is an Anglo-Swiss-American holding company headquartered

BENGALURU (IANS) - In a major fillip to India's dream to become a global manufacturing hub, Apple on April 11 confirmed it has started manufacturing its top-selling iPhone 13 smartphone in India. Apple first started manufacturing iPhones in India in 2017,

John Neuffer, President and CEO of Semiconductor Industry Association with India’s Rajeev Khushu, who heads the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association. (photo ANI) BENGALURU (IANS) - As India doubles down on local semiconductor manufacturing, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), which is

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Thanks to the successful negotiations between an Indian agency and the Canadian government, Indian banana and baby corn can now be exported there, officials said on April 9. The negotiations between National Plant Protection Organizations of India

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - In a dramatic twist, Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal has announced that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk will not join the board of the company, saying that "he believes it is for the best." The Indian

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (ANI) - US tech giant Microsoft on Apr 8 said that it has disrupted Russian hackers who attempted to infiltrate Ukrainian media organizations. The spies were attempting to break into Ukrainian, EU and US targets, according to the

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - After laying off nearly 4,000 employees in the US and India, digital mortgage lender Better.com -- under its Indian-origin CEO Vishal Garg -- is now offering employees paid severance or voluntary separation and health insurance

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - As pressure mounts on Big Tech to sanitize their platforms and stop scraping users data, India needs to learn from the US antitrust bill called the American Innovation and Choice Online Act which has now been

SAN JOSE, CA (IANS) - Video conferencing and chat app Zoom on Apr.5 said it is setting up a second technology center in India, as it ramps up hiring in the country this year. The new technology center in Chennai will

India-West Staff Reporter NEW YORK, NY - Imran Ali Habib is the Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer of the Manhattan headquartered Habib American Bank. Born into the prominent Pakistani business family that runs the House of Habib, this younger

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL (IANS) – India’s Spacetech startup Pixxel, has successfully launched its first fully-fledged commercial satellite called 'Shakuntala' with Elon Musk-run SpaceX's Falcon-9 rocket. Being Pixxel's first fully-fledged satellite, 'Shakuntala' hosts one of the highest resolution hyperspectral commercial cameras ever

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - In a significant development, Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal on Apr. 5 announced that the micro-blogging platform has appointed Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk to its board of directors. Musk, who acquired 9.2 per cent share

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - US Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Mar. 31 released the 2022 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers reviewing significant foreign barriers to American exports of goods and services, foreign direct investment and e-commerce in

India-West Staff Reporter MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - Moveworks, headquartered here, has announced the opening of its first office outside the US. The new office, located in Bengaluru, will serve as its second headquarters, where team members will perform groundbreaking research and development,

CUPERTINO, CA (IANS) - Tech giant Apple on Mar.30 announced a $50 million Supplier Employee Development Fund that will expand access to learning opportunities and skill development in India, along with other supply chain hubs like the US, China and

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Twitter, which has seen its tech team in India grow over 150 per cent last year from 2020, is further expanding the teams under new CEO Parag Agrawal -- in order to build more products locally

MEMPHIS, TN – Indian American Raj Subramaniam, an Indian Institute of Technology-Mumbai graduate, on Mar.29 was named President and CEO of FedEx. Subramaniam, 56, currently President and Chief Operating Officer, will be promoted to President and CEO effective Jun. 1 with

CUPERTINO, CA - Apple CEO Tim Cook on Mar.26 tweeted photos shot by students from Tamil Nadu on iPhone 13 mini. "Forty high school students from Tamil Nadu, India captured the vibrance of their communities on iPhone 13 mini. Now their

HYDERABAD (IANS) – American Aircraft engine maker Pratt & Whitney is working closely with India to identify opportunities for setting up a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facility in India, it said on Mar.24. Ashmita Sethi, President and country head, Pratt &

India West Staff Reporter NEW YORK, NY - Kickstarter CEO Aziz Hasan has said that he is stepping down from his leadership role. Sean Leow, the company's chief operating officer, will be interim CEO. Kickstarter is a public benefit corporation based here

India-West Staff Reporter SAN DIEGO, CA - American multinational Qualcomm will be investing Rs 3,904.55 crore to expand their Hyderabad operations and are planning to inaugurate their second largest campus outside the US in Oct. 2022. The new campus will be

CHENNAI (IANS) - OneWeb, the Indo-UK joint venture satellite communications company, said on Mar.21, it has entered into an agreement with Elon Musk's SpaceX to launch its low earth orbit satellites. OneWeb is a joint venture between India Bharti Global and

India-West Staff Reporter PALO ALTO, CA- Apple CEO Tim Cook on Mar.18 took to Twitter to wish everyone on the occasion of Holi, the festival of colors. "Wishing everyone celebrating Holi a vibrant beginning to spring. Here's to spreading the joy of

India-West Staff Reporter SAN J OSE, CA - Bill.com a leading provider of cloud-based software that simplifies, digitizes, and automates back-office financial processes for small and midsize businesses on Mar.17 announced the appointment of Rinki Sethi to the position of Vice

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - UGoogle has announced that its big annual developer conference 'Google I/O' will take place on May 11 and 12. The event will be online and some of the conference will be streamed live from the Shoreline

Mukesh Ambani did not wait for arbitration or the courts and simply seized the stores of Kishore Biyani’s Future Retail. From News Reports NEW DELHI – Saying it is "committed" to the reversal of the takeover of its stores by Reliance Retail

HYDERABAD (IANS) - Hyderabad-based AZAD Engineering on Mar.16 said it had delivered the first consignment of aviation parts to global aerospace major Boeing. The parts were delivered as part of its contract with Boeing for manufacturing and supplying aviation parts and

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Amazon on Mar.15 told the Supreme Court of India that the dialog to settle the dispute with Future Retail did not work, and complained against Reliance taking over Future stores, despite no asset transfer order. Senior advocate

Kal Penn, Margaret Fung, executive director AALDEF; Preet Bharara, former U.S. attorney; and Ayaz Shaikh, AALDEF Board Member greet each other at the gala. (photo: Lia Chang) India-West Staff Reporter New York, NY — The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund

India-West Staff Reporter SAN FRANCISCO, CA- Online vacation rental company Airbnb on Mar.12 announced fresh investment through the impending opening of a new technology hub here in Bengaluru. "India is an incredibly important market for Airbnb. The opening of this technology hub

Suresh Kumar, Global CTO and CDO, Walmart said the partnership would benefit both parties. (photo Walmart.com) India-West Staff Reporter SUNNYVALE, CA - Walmart Global Tech (WGT) on Mar.10 signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras aimed at

Most employees learned of their status when their severance checks arrived in the mail. (photo Better.com) SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Indian American CEO Vishal Garg-run digital mortgage company Better.com on Mar.9 started laying off thousands of employees in the US and

US House Judiciary Committee vice chair, Rep. Pramila Jayapal. WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - A bipartisan group of members of the US. House Judiciary Committee, including Indian American Rep. Pramila Jayapal has sent a stinging letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland to

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) – Indian American CEO Vishal Garg-run Better.com is reportedly planning to lay off nearly 4,000 employees or nearly 50 per cent of its current staff this week. Better.com has employees around the world, including in the US

HYDERABAD (IANS) - Software giant Microsoft will set up its largest data center in India at Hyderabad with an investment of Rs 15,000 crore. The Telangana government and Microsoft on Mar.7 jointly announced the data center investment which will be Microsoft's

By BHARTI KUMAR NEW YORK, NY - Barron’s, a premier American publication, that covers U.S. financial information and market developments has released the third annual list of 100 Women Shaping the World of U.S. Finance. It spotlights women who have helped some

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (IANS) - Mahindra Group and Google Cloud have announced a new collaboration to drive innovation across the Groups multiple business units, including its core operations, customer-facing channels and employee experience. As part of the collaboration, Mahindra Group's digital,

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal on Mar.3 announced the reopening of company offices from Mar. 15, globally. Agrawal, who last month took "a few weeks" of paternity leave for the birth of his second child, said that business

NEW DELHI (IANS) - In a major development in the ongoing legal battle between Future Retail and Amazon, the counsel for the latter in the Supreme Court proposed a dialog to end the legal battles. Senior advocate Gopal Subramanium, representing Amazon,

Purnima Kochikar, vice president, Play Partnerships, Google. (photo LinkedIn) MOUNTAINVIEW, CA (IANS) - Google and MeitY Startup Hub, an initiative of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), on Mar.2 announced a cohort of 100 Indian early to mid-stage startups,

HireMee has said it is spinning off Isotonik Solutions as a US company with Chocko Valliappa (above), Tom Dretler and Shirish Pareek as co-founders. India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA – India’s skilling and job platform HireMee on Mar. 2 said it

Dharmesh Mehta, vice president of Worldwide Customer Trust & Partner Support at Amazon. (photo Amazon) SEATTLE, WA (IANS) - Amazon has said that it has filed lawsuits against fake review brokers who orchestrate the posting of incentivized and misleading product reviews,

India-West Staff Reporter SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Entertainment Network India Limited, the company that operates the Mirchi brand in the United States, has announced the launch of its streaming app. The app is available on Apple and Android smartphones as well as

MENLO PARK, CA - Meta-owned, Instagram reportedly appears to have quietly removed the ability for mobile users to set a lower daily time limit reminder than 30 minutes. Indeed, the app's UX design nudges people to choose a three hour 'limit',

Deepak Chopra said he would be advising the new company to investigate psychedelics in its holistic approach to wellness. (photo Instagram) India-West Staff Reporter NEW YORK, NY - Indian American Deepak Chopra is backing The Healing Company, a business set up to

The controversial Vishal Garg has drawn flak from many quarters for his management practices. (IANS photo) SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - The return of Vishal Garg, the controversial Indian-American CEO of digital mortgage company better.com, is set for another round of

Low income workers are expected to benefit in this skills training program launched by Google. (IANS photo) India-West Staff Reporter MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (IANS) - Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai has announced a new $100 million Google Career Certificates Fund to

Neel Kashkari is a former investment banker and candidate for CA governor. (photo minneapolisfed/ Steve Niedorf) India-West News Desk MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Neel Kashkari the Indian American president of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve said on Feb.16 that he thinks U.S. inflation will

Addverb has its corporate office in TX and plans on opening a center in San Diego, CA. (IANS photo) India-West Staff Reporter DALLAS, TX - India homegrown robotics company Addverb Technologies has announced expansion plans for the US market, appointing Mark Messina

(L)Indian American Ajit Pai worked for the Donald Trump administration as the Federal Communications Commission chairman. (R)Vinay Ravuri is the founder and ceo of the Santa Clara based EdgeQ Inc. (photo Wikimedia/EdgeQ) India-West Staff Reporter SANTA CLARA, CA - The former Federal

DALLAS, TX (IANS) - App-based health and fitness platform Cult.fit has said it has acquired the India business of international fitness chain Gold's Gym for an undisclosed sum. Gold's Gym International, Inc. is an American chain of gyms originally started by

Barely six months ago, Ford India had shut down India manufacturing but with new incentives is looking to reopen. (IANS photo) India-West News Desk DETROIT, MI – India announced on Feb.11 that it had selected 20 companies including Tata Motors, Suzuki Motor

Ruchir Sharma was born in India and is the son of a naval officer. (photo wikipedia) India-West Staff Reporter NEW YORK, NY – Indian American Ruchir Sharma, will join Rockefeller Capital Management as Managing Director and Chairman, the firm’s president and chief

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Beverages major Coca-Cola India's brand -- Thums Up -- has become the company's first $1 billion brand. As per the Coca-Cola company's global 'Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2021' results, the cola brand has put the "Thunder" back

NEW DELHI (IANS) – India on Feb.8 questioned electric car company Tesla's business practices, of seeking tax breaks to use the Indian market to sell its products, but not wanting to set up manufacturing facilities in the country which can

India-West Staff Reporter Indian Canadian Maxine Henderson is the owner of Bollygood. Bollygood, is a sparkling Indian inspired beverage. Similar to a lemonade or limeade, but with a flavorful, low in sugar twist. Think “Nimbu Pani” - the drink that has been

India-West Staff Reporter SACRAMENTO, CA - An Alabama-based specialty underwriter of property, casualty and life insurance has been bought for $41 million by a Vivek Ranadive holding company. Indian American Ranadive is the owner and chairman of the NBA team, Sacramento Kings.

NEW DELHI (IANS) - The Indian government has turned down a demand of tech billionaire Elon Musk's electric vehicle (EV) company Tesla for tax breaks to import electric cars, saying rules already allow bringing in partially-built vehicles and assembling them

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) -The pivot to Meta isn't helping Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook. Markets directed their wrath on missing fundamentals - a sharper-than-expected decline in profits and a gloomy outlook - in the first earnings report of the newly christened

Reliance Industries Ltd. Chairman Mukesh Ambani. (IANS file photo) NEW DELHI – Reliance Industries Ltd. Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani has predicted that India will become one of the top three economies in the world and Reliance will become one

Indian American hoteliers and moteliers will be able to take advantage of the new H-2B visa rule. Above: A group of young second- and third-generation Indian American and Asian-American hoteliers set up #HospitalityStrong, a grassroots organization designed to leverage resources

Ketan Patel, Managing Director of HP India market, says "The world will remain in the hybrid mode, irrespective of the new Omicron strain.” (photo via IANS) By NISHANT ARORA NEW DELHI (IANS) – As countries reopen after navigating a long spell of

Amrapali Gan. (OnlyFans photo via PRNewswire) India-West Staff Reporter OnlyFans, a subscription social media platform facilitating authentic connections between creators and their fans, Dec. 21 announced the appointment of Amrapali "Ami" Gan as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Gan will assume the day-to-day

The spousal work authorization backlog has prevented tens of thousands of immigrant women – many of them from India – from working, causing needless financial pain for their families, said the letter signed by Rep. Deborah Ross (above) and 22

“I look forward to helping lead Kriya through its continued evolution as a fully integrated gene therapy company,” said Neera Ravindran. (LinkedIn photo) India-West Staff Reporter Kriya Therapeutics, Inc., a Redwood City, Calif.-based company pioneering novel technologies and therapeutics in gene therapy,

Raunak Ghosh and Aishwarya Kulkarni’s submission won the Amgen Strategy Competition. (University of South Florida photo) India-West Staff Reporter Two Indian American students at the University of South Florida Muma College of Business took the top prize at the Amgen Strategy Competition

One of the Microsoft buildings in Redmond, Washington. (commons.wikimedia.org/Coolcaesar) India-West Staff Reporter The Department of Justice Dec. 7 announced it has reached a settlement agreement with Microsoft Corporation resolving allegations that the company discriminated against non-U.S. citizens based on their citizenship status

Better.com CEO Vishal Garg. (photo via IANS/YouTube) Indian American CEO of Better.com Vishal Garg, who recently was massively trolled for laying off 900 employees over a Zoom meeting call, is "taking time off effective immediately,” according to media reports. According to Motherboard,

A file photo taken on July 22, 2014 shows solar panels at Apple Data Center in Maiden, North Carolina. The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation’s acting CEO Dev Jagadesan said that the agency "is thrilled to be in a position

Vishal Garg, CEO of Better.com, a digital mortgage lender. (photo via IANS/YouTube) IANS NEW DELHI — Better.com CEO Vishal Garg, who was massively trolled for laying off 900 employees over a Zoom meeting call last week, has finally issued an apology to

Former Zappos CEO Kedar Deshpande will join Groupon as CEO on Dec. 10. (zappos.com photo) India-West Staff Reporter Groupon, Inc. on Dec. 1 announced its Board of Directors has appointed Indian American Kedar Deshpande as its next Chief Executive Officer, effective Dec.

Ajay Banga: “I look forward to helping them scale and deliver impact as a member of the General Atlantic team, itself a true partner to high-growth businesses.” (mastercard.com photo) India-West Staff Reporter General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, announced Dec.

Venture capitalist M.R. Rangaswami (left), founder of Indiaspora, seen with Dr. VGP, president of the World Federation of Tamil Youth, USA. (photo provided) India-West Staff Reporter Indian American venture capitalist M.R. Rangaswami has been appointed Tamil Nadu’s ‘Investment Ambassador’ Nov. 26. The San

Mythili Sankaran is one of two Indian Americans named Forbes “Culture 50 Champions.” (neythri.org photo) India-West Staff Reporter Forbes magazine recently announced its Culture 50 Champions, with Indian Americans Mythili Sankaran and Serrena Iyer among the honorees. The list honors Black and Brown

According to a LinkedIn profile, Indian American executive Puneet Dikshit worked for McKinsey & Company, one of the largest global consulting firms. (representational image) By ARUL LOUIS NEW YORK (IANS) – An Indian American partner in a global consulting firm has been

Author, TV host, producer and culinary expert Padma Lakshmi. (PRNewswire photo) India-West Staff Reporter Indian American author, TV host, producer and culinary expert Padma Lakshmi has joined DAH!, a maker of premium, slow-cultured yogurts, as a board adviser and brand partner, the

C.S. Venkatakrishnan, head of global markets for the bank, will take over as chief executive. Barclays said succession planning has been in place for some time, and the Indian American executive had been identified as the preferred candidate more than

Young Indian American entrepreneurs Shubham Issar and Amanat Anand are the inventors of SoaPen, which makes hand washing for kids fun. (YouTube screenshot) By REENA RATHORE/India-West Staff Reporter Deal or no deal? Indian American entrepreneur Nirav Tolia, who guest stars on Season

Sanjay Patel, president of Chekhub. (Chekhub photo) India-West Staff Reporter Chekhub, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based startup headed by its president, Indian American Sanjay Patel, has acquired a Florida-based provider of a computerized maintenance management system in a deal to bolster the company’s

Revaithi Advaithi of Flex was also honored with a “Responsible CEO of the Year” Award by 3BL. (Flex.com photo) India-West Staff Reporter 3BL Media Oct. 25 announced the recipients of the 2021 Responsible CEO of the Year Awards, with Indian American executives

Shubham Issar and Amanat Anand, inventors of SoaPen, making hand washing for kids fun. (jamesdysonfoundation.co.uk photo) India-West Staff Reporter On an upcoming episode of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” a pair of Indian American entrepreneurs will be pitching their business, SoaPen, to the investors. SoaPen

Shayen Patel founded Alley-Oop Kids to provide athletic equipment and positive sports experiences to underserved youth. (barronprize.org photo) India-West Staff Reporter The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes announced its 2021 winners recently with four Indian American students among the group. Named alongside

File photo of Payal Kadakia attending Bumble Bizz Los Angeles Launch Dinner At Nobu Malibu at Nobu Malibu on Nov. 15, 2017 in Malibu, California. (Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Bumble) India-West Staff Reporter Mindbody, a leading wellness experience technology platform based in

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (right) meets Indian American Mastercard executive chairman Ajay Banga (2nd from left) and CEO Michael Miebach in New York on Oct. 16. (ANI photo) NEW YORK – Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's meetings with U.S. businesses and institutions

Sonali Batra, director of Digital Strategy and Brand Engagement at Walmart, Inc., is one of the awardees of OCA’s Corporate Achievement Awards. (Twitter photo/@SonaliBatra77) India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, D.C. —OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates will honor T-Mobile and seven outstanding individuals, including two

File photo of the CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, during Amazon's annual Smbhav event in New Delhi on Jan. 15, 2020. (Sajjad Hussain/AFP via Getty Images) NEW DELHI – Industry leaders Oct. 13 slammed Amazon for allegedly manipulating search results to

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrives at New York on Oct. 11. (ANI Photo) BOSTON, Mass. – Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Oct. 12 addressed a roundtable meeting with institutional investors active across a wide spectrum of sectors including software, consulting, and

Interglobe Aviations co-founder Rakesh Gangwal made a massive leap from 359 to 253 this year, adding another $2 billion to his fortune. He is seen here at the right in a file photo with Bruce Ashby (center), president and CEO

Raghunandan G., founder of Zolve. (zolve.com photo) India-West Staff Reporter Zolve, a neobanking startup based in India, has linked up with a U.S.-based Community Federal Savings Bank to provide credit cards to Indians going to the U.S. for higher studies or employment. LiveMint

Looking ahead, the World Bank's Update said that "successful implementation of agriculture and labor reforms would boost medium-term growth.” Above: File photo of Indian women planting saplings at an agriculture research field in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. (ANI photo) By ARUL LOUIS UNITED NATIONS

File photo of the chairman of India's Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambani (left), looking at rows of produce during a visit to a Reliance Fresh supermarket in Hyderabad, on Nov. 2, 2006. (Noah Seelam/AFP via Getty Images) NEW DELHI — The 7-Eleven

Sharmi Albrechtsen, CEO and founder of Smartgurlz, made the “Female Founders 100” list in the category of Build A Better Product. (Twitter photo/@sharmiindenmark) By GIOVANNI ALBANESE Jr./India-West Staff Reporter Several Indian American women were honored by Inc. magazine in its latest “Female

Truepill co-founder Sid Viswanathan was a regional winner in the Northern California region for the Ernst & Young U.S. Entrepreneur of the Year Award. (ey.com/Truepill photo) By GIOVANNI ALBANESE Jr./India-West Staff Reporter Ernst & Young in its 35th year of the EY

Moody's said it expects that the economic environment will allow for a gradual reduction of the general government fiscal deficit over the next few years. (photo via IANS) NEW DELHI – Global ratings agency Moody's Investors Service Oct. 5 changed India's

Indian American entrepreneur Jay Chaudhry, founder and CEO of cloud security company Zscaler, is the tenth richest Indian on the Hurun India Rich List for 2021. (Facebook/Zscaler photo) NEW DELHI – India has achieved the milestone of having over 1,000 individuals

Addressing the USISPF Summit virtually, Union Minister of Commerce Piyush Goyal said, "India and the U.S. can be two countries which should be looking at a balance mutual trade of a trillion dollars in the next 10 years." (ANI file

File photo of Apple mobile lovers seen checking the specification of a newly launched Apple phone in a shopping mall in Kolkata, on Sept. 27, 2019. (Avishek Das/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) By NISHANT ARORA/IANS NEW DELHI – The two big-ticket investments

A personal loan is an emergency fund that gives you money to meet big expenses related to education, wedding, vacation, home renovation, or literally anything else. Over the years, there has been a rise in the number of individuals applying

Anjali Ann Ramakumaran of Ampcus Inc. was named the Robert J. Brown Minority Business Enterprise of the Year winner. The Indian American was selected among the 2021 Med Week Award winners. (Ampcus photo) India-West Staff Reporter The Minority Business Development Agency Sept.

Roger Sidhu (above) was previously Chief Medical Officer at Roivant Sciences, founded by Indian American Vivek Ramaswamy. (LinkedIn photo) India-West Staff Reporter Brooklyn ImmunoTherapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company in Brooklyn, New York, focused on exploring the role that cytokine and gene editing/cell

Chief Executive Officer of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Punit Goenka (right) with Chief Executive Officer of Sony Pictures Networks India NP Singh during a press conference by the Indian Broadcasting Federation in Mumbai on Jan. 10, 2020. (ANI photo) MUMBAI – Financially

Ajay Banga, executive chairman of Mastercard, listens as Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at the start of a meeting with Banga and other business leaders from companies making commitments to support inclusive economic development in the Northern Triangle, at the

Colorado Judge Neeti Pawar was one of four Indian American women selected for Forbes magazine’s inaugural “50 Over 50 Visionary” list. (Colorado Judicial Branch photo) India-West Staff Reporter Forbes magazine recently released its inaugural ‘50 Over 50: Vision List, Highlighting Female Visionaries

Tanuja Sanders and her husband Keith Sanders, founders of the Sathya Olive Company. (Facebook photo/Sathya Olive Company) India-West Staff Reporter An Indian engineer and her husband, also an engineer, have turned into award-winning olive oil producers in western Australia. As Tanuja Sanders told

The Mylan logo. (commons.wikimedia.org photo) Associated Press NEW YORK — An Indian American former executive at pharmaceutical company Mylan has pleaded guilty to insider trading in the company’s securities, the Justice Department said Sept. 17. The department said Dayakar Mallu, 51, of Orlando,

An Air India plane. (photo via IANS) NEW DELHI – The Center on Sept. 15 received multiple financial bids for divestment of national carrier Air India. Tata Sons and industrialist Ajay Singh, in his personal capacity, have submitted financial bids for Air

Indian American executive Vijay Patil. (Twitter photo/@californiavj) India-West Staff Reporter An Indian American veteran of the auto industry, Vijay Patil, has joined Southern California-based DCR Technologies as its co-founder and chief operating officer. According to a report on constructionequipmentguide.com, DCR is expanding its

File photo of Ford car In-Xs on display during the 8th Auto Expo at Pragati Maidan, on Jan. 14, 2006 in New Delhi, India. (Sunil Saxena/Hindustan Times via Getty Images) By MICHELLE CHAPMAN/Associated Press Ford will cease auto production in India after

Indian Minister for Defense Rajnath Singh receiving Australian Minister for Defense Peter Dutton in New Delhi Sept. 10. (ANI photo) By ASHOK SHARMA/Associated Press NEW DELHI — India sought investment from Australia’s defense industry Sept. 10 as the two countries discussed ways

Indian-South African tech entrepreneur Priven Reddy has launched Leap Aerospace to develop a new-generation supersonic transport and connect the world at more rapid speeds. (press photo provided) India-West Staff Reporter South African entrepreneur and mobile app company co-founder Priven Reddy has launched

(image by pixabay.com) It is unusual to hear of Latin American VCs investing in US-based startups, but one Berkeley-based fintech managed to raise $1.5 million in funding. The startup offers a solution for banks, fintechs and credit unions with the goal

(pixabay.com image) The global market for Website Builders is estimated to reach $2.4 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 5.5% from 2020 to 2027, according to research. Any business, no matter what size or industry, requires a website in

(pixabay.com image) More than 99% of US businesses are considered small, as they employ less than 500 individuals according to Findstack. Moveover, it was found that 69% of US entrepreneurs started their business at home. When starting a small business, one of

(pixabay.com image) Has The COVID-19 Effect On The Housing Market Subsided? The volume of finalized contracts that relate to property purchases within the U.S has continued to decline since June following the chaotic COVID-19 related boom that the housing market experienced in

File photo of industrialist Prakash Hinduja (right) with his brother Ashok Hinduja waiting for the start of a luncheon meeting hosted by King Juan Carlos of Spain in Mumbai on Oct. 25, 2012. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP via Getty Images) By JAMEY KEATEN/Associated

(pixaby.com image) Businesses need an array of specialized support systems to operate smoothly and successfully. Regarding legalities, businesses would need to track and be informed on federal laws, regulations, mandates and guidelines related to the individual industry. This may seem intimidating,

File photo of Assam state Agriculture Minister Atul Bora tillling the field using a power tiller before planting paddy saplings, in Golagaht, Assam, June 11, 2021. Economists say India’s agriculture, manufacturing and construction sectors are likely to have to have

(pixabay.com image) A logo is the face of a business, and first impressions count. Having the right logo for a business allows the client to see the quality of the business and to attach a positive emotion to it. TRUiC Small

(pixabay.com image) Global freelancer SEO services market is expected to grow from $8.81 billion in 2020 to $9.53 billion in 2021, translating to a CAGR of 8.2% according to a report by Business Wire. The growth is mainly due to companies

Recently liability insurers on both sides of the Atlantic have reportedly scaled back the cover they offer companies, ahead of an expected wave of claims as employers call staff back to the office after several months of remote working. When

(pixabay.com image) The coronavirus pandemic has affected the lives and livelihoods of people across the globe since the start of 2020. It has caused economies, regional and global, to close for weeks and months at a time. In America, the pandemic

(image by pixabay.com) John Mueller affirmed on Reddit that the Core Web Vitals ranking factor is more than just a tie-breaker, the Search Engine Journal reported recently. Mueller reportedly responded to a question on Reddit that expressed skepticism of Core Web

Dr. Ajay Samant, Indian American Business College Dean at Illinois State, was named Outstanding Dean by the University Sales Center Alliance. (illinoisstate.edu photo) India-West Staff Reporter Illinois State University Aug. 25 announced that Business College Dean Dr. Ajay Samant was named by

Indian American attorney and entrepreneur Rahul B. Patel. (rahulbpatel.com photo) India-West Staff Reporter An attorney by trade, Indian American Rahul B. Patel is a multi-faceted entrepreneur, as well as a sports agent. Among the notable clients Patel has recently added to his rolodex

Indian American Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, in a proposed letter to be sent to the Democratic leadership, said: “The American economy is unable to access the full international talent pool of high-skilled workers already present and working in the United States

Vinay Patel, president of Fairbrook Hotels. (Fairbrook Hotels photo) India-West Staff Reporter The Asian American Hotel Owners Association announced on Aug. 7 that Virginia Indian American hotelier Vinay Patel is the new chair of AAHOA’s Board of Directors. Patel became chair at

The Asian American Hotel Owners Association announced that Bijal Patel was honored with the Advocacy Award. (photo provided) India-West Staff Reporter The Asian American Hotel Owners Association earlier this month during its 2021 national convention in Dallas, Texas, honored Bijal Patel with

Indian American entrepreneur Manish Chandra is the founder and CEO of Poshmark, which plans to tap into the booming ecommerce opportunity in India by the end of the third quarter. Chandra (right) is seen above with Maghan McDowell at How

File photo of Reliance’s electric vehicles to combat pollution, in Mumbai. (IANS photo) MUMBAI – Reliance New Energy Solar Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries Ltd., along with strategic investors Paulson & Co. Inc. and Bill Gates, and a

The non-profit organization Neythri is aiming to build a pipeline of South Asian women for leadership roles. Neythri’s Indian American co-founder Chitra Nayak told India-West that while she was in a leadership role at Salesforce, “I found that women were

Santosh Sankar is one of two Indian American and two India-origin investors named to the latest class of the Kauffman Fellows program. (kauffmanfellows.org photo) India-West Staff Reporter At least two Indian American and two Indian-origin individuals were named among the latest Kauffman

Yamini Rangan, HubSpot’s chief customer officer. (PRNewswire photo) India-West Staff Reporter HubSpot, a developer and marketer of software products for marketing, sales, and customer service, founded by Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah in 2006, announced Aug. 4 that the company’s chief customer

India’s Defense Minister Rajnath Singh at the National War Memorial to pay homage to the fallen heroes on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas, in New Delhi on July 26. (ANI photo) NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON (IANS) – The United States has approved

File photo of Microsoft’s Indian American CEO Satya Nadella addressing a Microsoft "Future Decoded" tech summit in Bengaluru on Feb. 25, 2020. (IANS photo) NEW DELHI – Satya Nadella-run Microsoft is in advanced talks to invest in Airbnb-backed Indian budget hotel

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar inaugurated the Hyundai Motor India Corporate Office at Sector 29 near Crown Plaza Hotel on July 27, 2021 in Gurugram, India. (Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images) By ARUL LOUIS/IANS UNITED NATIONS – The Delta variant-spurred

The Board of Trustees has appointed Indian American Vivek Damle, graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, to serve as the board’s representative in India. Above: The Engineering Quad at the university. (Facebook photo/University of Illinois) Associated Press URBANA, Ill. — The

Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman addresses the US India Business Council Roundtable on ‘Maximizing India’s Sustainable and Inclusive Growth as a Global Destination for U.S. Investment’ through video conferencing, in New Delhi July 16. (ANI photo) NEW

IANS Infographics chart. RBI Restriction: Mastercard's Loss May Well be Visa’s Gain NEW DELHI – With the Reserve Bank of India barring Mastercard from onboarding new customers in India, and restrictions already in place for Diners and American Express, it is Visa

Krishnan Rajagopalan, CEO of Heidrick & Struggles, was among the honorees named Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business. The Indian American executive will be honored Sept. 15. (Heidrick.com photo) India-West Staff Reporter Krishnan Rajagopalan, CEO of a global executive search firm based

Jayshree Ullal, president and CEO of Arista Networks. (Wikimedia.org photo) India-West Staff Reporter Five Indian American women have made the 2021 Forbes list of America’s Richest Self-made Women, which was released Aug. 5. The magazine noted that the fortunes of the nation’s

World Resources Institute has named Indian American Ani Dasgupta as its new president and chief executive officer. (wri.org photo) India-West Staff Reporter The World Resources Institute June 23 announced that its board of directors named Aniruddha (Ani) Dasgupta as its next president

Sudha Patil and her late husband Pandit Patil established the Narmada Winery in 2009, incorporating their Indian American heritage throughout. (narmadawinery.com photo) India-West Staff Reporter An Indian American couple in Virginia have established a winery that brings a dose of Indian heritage

The Roanoke-based Asian American Business Owners Association, most of whom are Indian Americans, failed in their efforts to block a ban on electronic skill games in their stores. (representational image/Wikipedia.org photo) Associated Press ROANOKE, Virginia – A group of Asian American business

SEC Headquarters in Washington, DC. (SEC.gov photo) India-West Staff Reporter The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission June 15 announced insider trading charges against a Silicon Valley trading ring, two of whom were Indian Americans Naveen Sood and Naresh Ramaiya. The six-member ring generated

Founded by Indian American serial entrepreneur Aadith Moorthy, Boomitra is in the process of generating and certifying more than 10 million tons of carbon removals this year. (boomitra.com photo) India-West Staff Reporter Boomitra June 23 announced an investment of $4 million, which

Nikhil Arora, co-founder of Oakland, California-based Back to the Roots, was named one of the finalists in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year competition this year. (backtothereoots.com photo) By GIOVANNI ALBANESE Jr./India-West Staff Reporter Ernst & Young has launched the

File photo of Sal Khan, Indian American founder of Khan Academy, who is part of the newly-launched “Financial Literacy for All” initiative. (Larry Busacca/Getty Images for The New York Times) India-West Staff Reporter A group of business, sports, entertainment and nonprofit leaders,

Illinois Tech has named Indian American Raj Echambadi, currently Dunton Family Dean at D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University, as its tenth president. (iit.edu photo) India-West Staff Reporter The Illinois Institute of Technology June 16 announced that Rajagopal “Raj” Echambadi, Dunton

Anupam Srivastava, Indian American Chief Information Security Officer for the state of Ohio, was among the StateScoop 50 awardees, being named State Cybersecurity Leader of the Year. (Twitter photo/@OhioDas) India-West Staff Reporter Scoop News Group, StateScoop’s parent company, June 2 announced the

The Biden administration has re-launched the International Entrepreneurs Program, also known as a start-up visa. The program is different from the E-2 visa, for which Indians and Chinese do not qualify. Above: File photo of Revolution LLC CEO Steve Case

Indian American Vijay Reddy, of Milan, Michigan, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler to information charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of wire fraud. (pixabay.com representational image) India-West Staff Reporter CAMDEN,

Indian American James Varghese has been named governor-elect of Lions Club International’s California chapter. (photo provided) India-West Staff Reporter James Varghese, the first vice district governor of the Lions Club International California chapter, has been named governor-elect of the chapter. With an extensive

Reps. Zoe Lofgren (above right), who represents portions of the San Francisco Bay Area’s Silicon Valley, home to a large population of Indian Americans, and John Curtis have introduced the Equal Access to Green Cards for Legal Employment (EAGLE) Act

Julie Patel, Indian American chief financial officer of the Central Florida Behavioral Health Network. (cfbhn.org photo) India-West Staff Reporter The Tampa Bay Business Journal recently recognized Julie Patel as a 2021 CFO of the Year honoree. Patel, who holds an MBA degree, is

Sunil Agrawal, Indian American CEO of Shop LC, an Austin, Texas-based home shopping network. (LinkedIn photo) India-West Staff Reporter Austin, Texas-based home shopping network Shop LC, in conjunction with parent company Vaibhav Global Limited, has in just over two weeks supplied much

New York-based designer Sheena Sood is behind ‘Abacaxi,’ the sustainable and vibrant clothing brand fast gaining recognition. (LinkedIn photo) India-West Staff Reporter If you can’t really go on a tropical holiday, try wearing one of Sheena Sood’s outfits, which will automatically transport

File photo of Vimeo CEO Anjali Sud on stage during the 2019 NYWIFT Muse Awards at the New York Hilton Midtown on Dec. 10, 2019 in New York City. (Lars Niki/Getty Images for New York Women in Film & Television) By

India’s economy, pummeled by the coronavirus pandemic, contracted by 7.3 percent in the 2020-21 financial year, just before the country was hit by another catastrophic surge in infections. (IANS photo) By KRUTIKA PATHI/Associated Press NEW DELHI — India’s economy, pummeled by the

File photo of Kiran and Pallavi Patel at the 15th International Indian Film Academy Awards in Tampa, Florida, on April 26, 2014. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images) India-West Staff Reporter Indian American serial entrepreneur, philanthropist and cardiologist Dr. Kiran C. Patel has committed

Domino’s India was hacked in a cybersecurity breach. (dominos.in photo) NEW DELHI — After a hacker made 13TB data of nearly 180 million orders of Domino's India with key details public on the Dark Web, Jubilant Foodworks that owns the master

An Air India flight takes off. (AirIndia.in photo) Associated Press NEW DELHI — Personal data of an unspecified number of travelers has been compromised after a company that serves India’s national carrier was hacked, Air India said. The hackers were able to access

Sapan Shah is CEO of StrideBio. The Indian American executive said, “We are very excited to partner with Duke University to advance these technologies that can improve and expand on the potential benefits of gene therapies for patients who desperately

Kishan Vasani leads the AI-powered innovation research platform Spoonshot, providing users with a better way to make healthier choices. (photo provided) By GIOVANNI ALBANESE Jr./India-West Staff Reporter Entrepreneur Kishan Vasani is a lover of food and has a mind for technology. He

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during the inauguration of the 255-bedded COVID hospital set up by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and tje Uttar Pradesh government after converting the Haj House, in Lucknow on May 11.

Led by Indian American Gaurav Sant, a team of UCLA researchers won the $7.5 million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE. (ucla.edu photo) India-West Staff Reporter UCLA announced April 19 that a group of engineers led by Indian American Professor Gaurav Sant has become