ByteDance under govt scrutiny for data collection by TikTok, Helo

Payal Ganguly

In a three-page letter issued to short video app TikTok and language chat app Helo, the ministry of electronics and information ....

18 July, 2019

ByteDance to back local content firms; Facebook may be able to launch WhatsApp Pay soon

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

TikTok owner ByteDance is scouting investment in local content platforms to capture newer audiences, while Amazon has made a soft ....

17 July, 2019

TikTok suffers legal setback; SoftBank to invest up to $4 bn more in India

Binu Paul

The Supreme Court has refused to allow a plea by short-video app TikTok which sought to transfer a case against the company in ....

5 July, 2019

TikTok maker ByteDance ropes in GroupM exec to rev up India monetisation

Om Athavale

Beijing ByteDance Technology Co., developer of popular Chinese video app TikTok, has roped in media buying firm GroupM’s ....

22 May, 2019

Exclusive: Belgium-based Sofina invests $22 mn in local language content app Dailyhunt

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Local language content and news aggregator Dailyhunt has raised $22 million (Rs 154.5 crore at current exchange rate) in a fresh ....

15 May, 2019

Madras High Court lifts ban on short-video app TikTok

Payal Ganguly

The Madras High Court on Wednesday lifted the ban it had imposed three weeks ago on short-video app TikTok in connection with ....

24 April, 2019

Govt undecided on fate of existing TikTok users after court ban on app downloads

Payal Ganguly

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and the Department of Telecom (DoT) haven't yet decided on ....

23 April, 2019

Supreme Court asks Madras HC to decide on TikTok ban by April 24

Payal Ganguly

The Supreme Court has directed the Madras High Court to decide on the fate of short-video app TikTok by April 24 or else the lower ....

22 April, 2019

TikTok vanishes from Google, Apple app stores as Madras High Court keeps ban in place

Payal Ganguly

Google and Apple have blocked access to short video app TikTok in India after the Madras High Court refused to lift a ban on the ....

17 April, 2019

A day ahead of hearing, Supreme Court refuses to stay ban on TikTok

Payal Ganguly

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to stay a Madras High Court division bench order to ban social media platform TikTok. The ....

16 April, 2019

A day after HC seeking TikTok ban, government ‘stays put'

Payal Ganguly

A day after the Madras High Court asked the Centre to ban short-video platform TikTok in connection with inappropriate content, ....

5 April, 2019

Madras HC wants Centre to ban short-video app TikTok

Payal Ganguly

The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court has directed the central government to ban short-video app TikTok in the country ....

4 April, 2019

How Bigo is cashing in on India's craze for live-streaming

Payal Ganguly

Sunita, a single mother, was finding it difficult to support her family with her earnings as an HR professional. Things changed ....

12 March, 2019

Exclusive: Dailyhunt to raise $173 mn from Goldman Sachs, valuation to soar

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Bengaluru-based Versé Innovation Pvt. Ltd, which operates local-language content and news aggregator Dailyhunt, is raising ....

5 March, 2019

How Indians are getting hooked on Chinese video app TikTok ahead of election


A video clip shot on a sparse rooftop of what looks like a low-rise apartment block shows a young Indian man swaying while lip-syncing ....

27 February, 2019

Dailyhunt to receive funding from Goldman Sachs: Report

Payal Ganguly

Goldman Sachs Investment Partners, the venture capital arm of New York-based investment bank Goldman Sachs, will lead a $60 million ....

19 February, 2019

ByteDance-owned TikTok app under fire as Tamil Nadu govt to seek ban

Binu Paul

The Tamil Nadu government will take necessary steps including recommending the central government to ban popular lip-sync app ....

13 February, 2019

Live-streaming app LiveMe banks on Indian content studios to drive monetisation

Payal Ganguly

Chinese live-streaming app LiveMe is betting on its content studios in India to generate more local videos and help it make money ....

14 November, 2018

Exclusive: News aggregator Dailyhunt secures first tranche of Series E round

Dearton Thomas Hector

Bengaluru-based news aggregator Dailyhunt, run by Ver Se Innovation Pvt. Ltd, has raised over $6 million (Rs 42 crore at current ....

3 September, 2018

Franklin PE arm sells Dailyhunt stake to China's Bytedance for $19.2 mn

Disha Sharma

Franklin Templeton Private Equity Strategy has exited vernacular news aggregator Dailyhunt, selling its stake to existing investor ....

1 February, 2017

Vernacular news aggregator DailyHunt raises $25 mn from China's ByteDance

Dearton Thomas Hector

  Ver Se' Innovation Pvt. Ltd, which runs vernacular news aggregator DailyHunt, has raised $25 million (Rs 168 crore) ....

15 October, 2016