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September 8, 2021
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Dukaan raises $11 million to help merchants in India set up online stores

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Dukaan, a one-year-old Bangalore-based startup that enables merchants to set up online stores and sell products digitally, said on Monday it has raised $11 million in a new financi....

September 6, 2021
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China roundup: Beijing wants tech giants to shoulder more social responsibilities

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Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. This we....

August 20, 2021
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Amazon rolls out India’s first celebrity voice on Alexa with Amitabh Bachchan

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Amazon has rolled out India’s first celebrity voice feature on Alexa with the nation’s biggest movie star Amitabh Bachchan as the company makes a push to lure more users in the....

August 14, 2021
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India’s VerSe Innovation raises over $450 million to expand Dailyhunt and Josh apps globally

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VerSe Innovation, the parent firm of popular news aggregator Dailyhunt and short video app Josh, said on Thursday it has raised over $450 million in a new financing round, just fiv....

August 1, 2021
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China roundup: Keep down internet upstarts, cultivate hard tech

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Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. The tech....

July 21, 2021
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YouTube acquires Indian social commerce startup Simsim

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YouTube has acquired social commerce startup Simsim, the Google-owned firm said on Tuesday. Neither of the firms disclosed the terms of the deal, but two people with knowledge of t....

March 23, 2021
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Next Billion Users head Caesar Sengupta is leaving Google

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Caesar Sengupta, the long-time head of Google’s Next Billion Users initiative, is leaving the company next month, he said Monday. Sengupta, who additionally also led the company....

March 17, 2021
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China wants to dismantle Alibaba’s media empire: reports

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Over the years, Jack Ma has accumulated a media portfolio in China that rivals that of Jeff Bezos in the United States. But now the future of Ma’s media empire is in the crosshai....

March 15, 2021
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Pakistan bans TikTok again over ‘immoral and objectionable’ videos

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Pakistan has banned TikTok again in the country after reviewing a complaint that said the popular video app hosted immoral and objectionable content. A high court in the city of Pe....

February 23, 2021
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Twitter explored buying India’s ShareChat and turning Moj into a global TikTok rival

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Twitter recently held talks to acquire Indian social media startup ShareChat as the company explored ways to expand its presence in the world’s second largest internet market and....