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    Startup Street: Uniqlo makes its India foray and get ready for a new Temple Run

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    Startup Street: Uniqlo makes its India foray and get ready for a new Temple Run

    On Startup Street’s ‘What’s Brewing’, take a look at SAP Labs India which held its fourth edition of sap startup social event in Bengaluru on Wednesday. CNBC-TV18’s Mugdha Variyar spoke to MD Sindhu Gangadharan to know how the company is co-innovating with startups for its four lakh plus customers.
    On ‘Checking In’, take a look at Uniqlo, a fashion retail brand set up in Japan in 1984 which now has close to 2,200 stores worldwide. Uniqlo comes under the fast retailing group umbrella which is a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under eight brands globally. Uniqlo entered the India market last month and with this move the brand currently operates in 24 markets. CNBC-TV18’s Megha Vishwanath checked in to one of Uniqlo's latest stores in Delhi-NCR and spoke to Uniqlo India’s CEO Tomohiko Sei to find out how the brand is planning to create a niche for themselves.
    On ‘Hot Seat’, Mugdha Variyar caught up with BlackBuck’s CEO Rajesh Yabaji to understand how the startup is preparing for the December 1 deadline for FASTags. There is currently about 50 percent penetration of FASTags in the commercial vehicle industry, and the implementation of the December 1 deadline would include challenges such as providing access to FASTags and infrastructural issues from scale, Yabaji said.
    On ‘Trendspotting’, take a look at Imangi Studios who achieved worldwide popularity when the company launched Temple Run way back in 2011. In 2019, Imangi Studios' Temple Run, Candy Crush and Subway Surfers dominate the android mobile gaming market with a share of 55 percent. CNBC-TV18’s Jude Sannith caught up with Walter Devins, the CEO of the gaming major who revealed that two new versions of Temple Run will hit the market very soon. Devins also said that the company will also be launching a brand new game.
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