SC postpones WhatsApp hearing on Facebook plea

Payal Ganguly

The Supreme Court today postponed the hearing against messaging platform WhatsApp on Facebook’s plea to transfer the case ....

13 August, 2019

Snapchat parent opens India office, to build local team

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

US-headquartered Snap Inc, which owns multimedia messaging platform Snapchat, has launched India operations by opening an office ....

13 August, 2019
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Naspers leads $125 mn funding round in social commerce platform Meesho

Payal Ganguly

Social commerce app Meesho has raised $125 million in a funding round, led by South African consumer internet group Naspers. The ....

12 August, 2019

WhatsApp global head stresses on keeping messages private

Payal Ganguly

Messaging platform WhatsApp is committed to keeping conversations private,  global head Will Cathcart said while addressing ....

24 July, 2019

Facebook, T-Hub shortlist 10 AI-focused startups for accelerator programme

Om Athavale

Social media behemoth Facebook Inc and the Telangana government-backed startup facilitator T-Hub announced the second edition ....

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
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Exclusive: Edtech unicorn Byju’s to raise $150mn, valuation to cross $5bn

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Edtech unicorn Byju’s, run by Think and Learn Pvt. Ltd, is raising another $150 million (Rs 1,035 crore at current rate) ....

9 July, 2019

InMobi morphs into holding company, slots its three verticals into new structure: Report

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Mobile marketing and advertising platform InMobi has created a holding company with three independent entities for its core businesses, ....

8 July, 2019

Exclusive: Falcon Edge-backed mobility startup Bounce in talks to raise $50 mn for EV push

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Wickedride Adventure Services Pvt Ltd, the Bengaluru-based company that operates dockless urban mobility platform Bounce, is lining ....

8 July, 2019

US Congress asks Facebook to pause Libra; UK regulator proposes ban on crypto-derivatives

Vignesh Ananthraj

Facebook seems to be getting a lot of tough questions just weeks after it announced that it would be launching its own cryptocurrency, ....

4 July, 2019
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Facebook India to work with VC funds for boosting small & medium biz

Tanmay Tiwary

Facebook India will collaborate with venture capital (VC) funds to accelerate the growth of  small and medium businesses ....

3 July, 2019

Facebook looking for digital coin head; IT firms shrug blame for aircraft malfunction: Reports

Vignesh Ananthraj

Facebook is on a hunt to find an expert to run the Libra project, its newly launched digital blockchain currency, according to ....

1 July, 2019

Facebook-backed Meesho may raise up to $130 mn from Naspers: Report

Binu Paul

Social commerce platform Meesho is in talks with South African tech conglomerate Naspers to raise $120-130 million (about Rs 827-896 ....

28 June, 2019

Razorpay founders tighten control on board; Facebook invests $25 mn in Meesho

Binu Paul

In a bid to ascertain better control over the board, the founders of online payment gateway startup Razorpay have amended the ....

25 June, 2019

Infosys to continue investing in Sikka-era acquisitions; Wipro to buy emerging-tech firms

Anand J

Information technology (IT) services and consultancy major Infosys said that the company will continue to invest in acquisitions ....

24 June, 2019

Funding roundup: Large bets on three sectors lift deal value above $350 mn

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

A string of big-ticket transactions propelled the value of deals past the $350-million mark in the third week of June. This marked ....

21 June, 2019

Paytm Money looks to raise $1.2 bn; Snapdeal-ShopClues deal hits a wall

Shweta Sharma

Paytm Money Ltd, the wealth management arm of digital payments company Paytm, is planning to raise as much as $1.2 billion in ....

20 June, 2019

Facebook's new cryptocurrency Libra to arrive in 2020

Anirban Ghoshal

Social networking giant Facebook on Tuesday said that it would launch a cryptocurrency wallet service called Calibra next year ....

18 June, 2019

L&T seeks three Mindtree board seats; Wipro to lose two long-serving execs: Reports

Tanmay Tiwary

Larsen and Toubro (L&T) has written to Mindtree seeking three seats on its board as the engineering giant presses ahead with ....

18 June, 2019

Commerce minister Piyush Goyal meets stakeholders from e-commerce, tech firms

Payal Ganguly

Means to monitor use of data and threats from foreign competition were some of the key aspects of discussion in a meeting conducted ....

18 June, 2019

India among top visa appliers for UK tech; Facebook finds backers for its cryptocurrency

Tanmay Tiwary

India has figured among countries that have made the most number of visa applications for the United Kingdom’s technology ....

17 June, 2019