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December 23, 2020
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Google leads $145M investment in India’s Glance; backs DailyHunt in $100M round

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Indian startup Glance, which serves news, media content, and games on the lock screen of over 100 million smartphones, has a new investor: Google. The two-year-old Glance, which is....

November 29, 2020
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TikTok’s epic rise and stumble

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TikTok’s rise in the West is unprecedented for any Chinese tech company, and so is the amount of attention it has attracted from politicians worldwide. Below is a timeline of ho....

November 24, 2020
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The promise and challenge of Roblox’s future in China

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In a much-anticipated move, California-based gaming firm Roblox filed to go public last week. One aspect driving the future growth of the children- and community-focused gaming pl....

November 14, 2020
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India’s broadcasting ministry to regulate streaming services and online content

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India’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, which oversees programs beamed on television and theatres in the country, will now also regulate policies for streaming platform....

October 27, 2020
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Esports pioneer Dino Ying talks to TechCrunch about the next phase of VSPN

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Following the news that China’s esport giant VSPN (Versus Programming Network) has raised close to $100 million in a Series B funding round, led by Tencent Holdings, TechCrunch ....

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....