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October 6, 2020
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Google delays mandating Play Store’s 30% cut in India to April 2022

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Google is postponing the enforcement of its new Play Store billing policy in India to April 2022, days after more than 150 startups in the world’s second largest internet market....

October 5, 2020
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Accel VCs Sonali De Rycker and Andrew Braccia say European deal pace is ‘incredibly active’

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The other week TechCrunch’s Extra Crunch Live series sat down with Accel VCs Sonali De Rycker and Andrew Braccia to chat about the state of the global startup investing ecosystem....

September 25, 2020
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India’s ShareChat raises $40 million, says its short-video platform Moj now reaches 80 million users

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ShareChat, an Indian social network that focuses entirely on serving users in non-English languages, said on Thursday it has raised $40 million from a clutch of investors after th....

September 23, 2020
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TikTok fact checks: US IPO, Chinese ownership, $5B in taxes

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There is no shortage of speculation and reports around TikTok’s future in the U.S. Amid a swirl of rumors, TikTok’s Chinese parent ByteDance issued a statement (in Chinese) on....

September 21, 2020
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Google pulls India’s Paytm app from Play Store for repeat policy violations

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Google has pulled popular Indian financial services app Paytm from the Play Store for violating its gambling policies. Paytm is India’s most valuable startup and claims over 5....

September 21, 2020
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The TikTok deal solves quite literally nothing

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Well… that was pointless. After debasing the idea of free commerce in the U.S in the name of a misplaced security concern, stringing along several multi-billion dollar companies ....

September 20, 2020
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Facebook addresses political controversy in India, monetization opportunities, startup investments

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At the beginning of the previous decade, Facebook had a tiny presence in India. It had just started to slowly expand its team in the country and was inking deals with telecom oper....

September 20, 2020
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Ride-hailing was hit hard by COVID-19. Grab’s Russell Cohen on how the company adapted.

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A contactless Grab delivery Ride-hailing services around the world have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and Grab was no exception. The company is one of the most highly-....

September 19, 2020
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China’s vaping giant Relx gears up for US entry

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The backlash against vaping in the United States has not deterred a Chinese challenger from entering the world’s largest vaping market. Relx, one of China’s largest e-cigarette....

September 19, 2020
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TikTok’s Chinese rival Kuaishou becomes a popular online bazaar

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In China, short video apps aren’t just for mindless time killing. These services are becoming online bazaars where users can examine products, see how they are grown and made, an....