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August 2, 2020
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TikTok says it’s “not planning on going anywhere” in response to pending U.S. ban

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TikTok’s U.S. General Manager Vanessa Pappas has posted a video message to the platform that appears to be a response to reports from Friday that President Trump is working....

July 9, 2020
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Facebook expands Instagram Reels to India

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As scores of startups look to cash in on the content void that ban on TikTok and other Chinese apps has created in India, a big challenger is ready to try its own hand. Instagram ....

July 6, 2020
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Facebook makes education push in India

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Facebook, which reaches more users than any other international firm in India, has identified a new area of opportunity to further spread its tentacles in the world’s second....

July 5, 2020
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Intel to invest $253.5 million in India’s Reliance Jio Platforms

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Intel said on Friday it will invest $253.5 million in Jio Platforms, joining a roster of high-profile investors including Facebook, General Atlantic, and Silver Lake that have bac....

July 1, 2020
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TikTok goes down in India, its biggest overseas market

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A growing number of internet service providers in India have started to block their subscribers from accessing TikTok a day after New Delhi banned the popular short-video app and ....

June 30, 2020
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Indian startups diversify their businesses to offset COVID-19 induced losses

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E-commerce giant Flipkart is planning to launch a hyperlocal service that would enable customers to buy items from local stores and have those delivered to them in an hour and a h....

June 24, 2020
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China Roundup: Huawei targets cars, ByteDance enters Tencent’s backyard

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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....

June 16, 2020
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China Roundup: Alibaba to add 5,000 staff to cloud unit

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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....

June 16, 2020
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ByteDance to shut down Vigo apps

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Chinese internet giant ByteDance has announced plans to discontinue two of its apps in India, its biggest overseas market, and urged users to move to TikTok. Vigo Video and Vigo L....

June 10, 2020
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China Roundup: Mega trade fair goes online, anti-China sentiment hobbles developers

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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 those events mean to people in the rest of the wor....