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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 18, 2020
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Twitter flags Indian politician’s years-old tweet for violating its policy

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Twitter has flagged a post from Indian politician T. Raja Singh for violating its policy days after TechCrunch asked the social giant about the three-year-old questionable tweet. ....

September 16, 2020
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Indian fantasy sports app Dream11’s parent firm raises $225M at over $2.5B valuation

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Dream Sports, the parent firm of fantasy sports app Dream11, has secured $225 million in a new financing round as the Mumbai-headquartered firm builds what it calls “end-to-end ....

September 11, 2020
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Times Internet is growing despite influx of US tech firms in India

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Times Internet said on Thursday it reaches more than 557 million active users in India each month and over 111 million users a day as several of its digital offerings demonstrated....

September 5, 2020
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Daily Crunch: India bans PUBG and other Chinese apps

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India continues to crack down on Chinese apps, Microsoft launches a deepfake detector and Google offers a personalized news podcast. This is your Daily Crunch for September 2, 202....

September 1, 2020
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Netflix makes some movies and shows free worldwide to non-subscribers

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Over the past year, Netflix has attempted to expand its appeal in part by making a title or two free to non-paying users in select markets. Now the American giant is extending thi....

August 26, 2020
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TikTok-rival Triller inks deal with Reliance’s JioSaavn in India push

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Triller, an app that functions similarly to TikTok, has inked a strategic partnership with a platform owned by India’s richest man to cash in on the Chinese app’s ban in its b....

August 14, 2020
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ByteDance in talks with India’s Reliance for investment in TikTok

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Chinese giant ByteDance is engaging in early discussions with Reliance Industries Limited for backing TikTok’s business in India in a move to potentially save the popular video....

July 11, 2020
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Ban or no ban, Facebook wins in U.S. threats against TikTok

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On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the U.S. is “looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including the Chinese-owned company TikTok, compar....

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 ....