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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....

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 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....

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....