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Foodpanda is not up for sale... We have a sustainable business, we know our unit economics and we do not need anyone to bail us out: Foodpanda CEO

“Foodpanda is not up for sale... We have a sustainable business, we know our unit economics and we do not need anyone to bail us out”
— Saurabh Kochhar, CEO, Foodpanda, responding to rumours that Zomato and Swiggy have been approached for a buyout

“This century, the 21st century, will be the Indian century — and I really believe that”
— Virginia Rometty, CEO, IBM, stressing India’s growing importance in the company’s scheme of things during a ‘Watson in India’ event

“The reserve price for 700 MHz is too expensive. We cannot afford to buy at that price”

— Gopal Vittal, managing director and CEO, India and South Asia, Bharti Airtel, commenting on the Trai recommended spectrum reserve price for the upcoming auctions at Rs 11,485 crore per megahertz for the 700 MHz band, which is considered the most lucrative

“One wants to drive a Porsche by oneself. An iPhone belongs in your pocket, not on the road”
— Oliver Blume, CEO, Porsche, asserting that the automobile company does not plan to join luxury carmakers who are trying to develop self-driving vehicles

“One billion people now use WhatsApp. There are only a few services that connect more than a billion people. This milestone is an important step towards connecting the entire world”
— Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook, on WhatsApp reaching the milestone of one-billion users

“India’s strength is that it is an extremely democratic country. The only problem is it has a metastatic bureaucracy”
— Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of 2007 bestseller The Black Swan and one of the well-known risk experts who predicted the US economic meltdown of 2008


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