Funding roundup: Meesho catches Facebook’s fancy; another B2B bet for Tiger Global

Kavya Kothiyal

Dealmaking activity was relatively muted this week as compared to the previous fortnight, when some big-ticket deals and a flurry ....

14 June, 2019

Mastercard starts deleting India data stored abroad; Paytm Payments Bank swings to profit

Kavya Kothiyal

Global card payments giant Mastercard has now started deleting data related to Indian transactions stored abroad in compliance ....

23 May, 2019

IAN invests in hyperlocal news platform PublicVibe

Om Athavale

Hyperlocal news platform PublicVibe has raised an undisclosed amount in a funding round led by the Indian Angel Network. IAN investors ....

21 May, 2019

Facebook and Google ask poll body not to make their exchanges public

Kavya Kothiyal

Following requests to Right to Information (RTI), Internet platforms such as Facebook and Google have told the poll body that ....

20 May, 2019

Policy Wrap : Aadhaar now open for eKYC, RBI’s 2021 vision document sees digital payments rise

Payal Ganguly

Fintech companies can now avail of Aadhaar-based eKYC In a circular dated May 9, the department of revenue, under the Ministry ....

17 May, 2019

Want to learn AI? Facebook is willing to pay up the tuition fee

Shweta Sharma

Social media giant Facebook and Silicon Valley-based ed-tech platform Udacity, Inc. said they have jointly launched a learning ....

10 May, 2019

Facebook joins ex-Microsoft India chairman’s initiative for mass entrepreneurship

Payal Ganguly

In a bid to help small entrepreneurs use digital platforms, Facebook has joined the Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship ....

16 April, 2019

WhatsApp’s much-delayed payments service may take another five months to roll out

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Instant messaging platform WhatsApp may take another five months to fully comply with payment data-localisation norms, persons ....

12 April, 2019

WhatsApp tells SC it has identified auditor to inspect payments system

Payal Ganguly

After building out a system to store payment-related data in India last year, messaging service WhatsApp has now identified ....

10 April, 2019

European Commission to pilot ethics guidelines for AI

Anand J

The European Commission has come up with ethics guidelines aimed at building trust while using artificial intelligence and is ....

9 April, 2019

Facebook taps AI to block abusive accounts ahead of Lok Sabha elections

Shweta Sharma

Social networking giant Facebook is using artificial intelligence and machine learning to block around a million abusive accounts ....

8 April, 2019

WhatsApp is giving users greater control over group chats

Payal Ganguly

After announcing that it will block automated bulk messaging and tweak features for forwards, instant messaging platform WhatsApp ....

3 April, 2019

WhatsApp Pay yet to comply with data localisation norms: RBI

Payal Ganguly

The Reserve Bank of India has said that WhatsApp has not complied yet with the data localisation guidelines issued in April 2018 ....

29 March, 2019

Facebook introduces AI initiative for disaster relief, blood donations and more

Anand J

Social media behemoth Facebook has announced a slew of initiatives to deliver social and inclusive growth by using emerging technologies ....

28 March, 2019

Google sets up external ethics council for AI, other emerging technologies

Anand J

Alphabet Inc.'s Google has formed an external advisory council for the responsible development of artificial intelligence ....

27 March, 2019

Byju’s valuation crosses $5 bn with funding from General Atlantic, Tencent

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Ed-tech unicorn Byju’s, owned by Think & Learn Pvt. Ltd, has raised $31.3 million (Rs 215 crore at current exchange ....

22 March, 2019

Facebook forays into music in India; users can now share hits in posts

Payal Ganguly

Facebook has forayed into music in India, with the social media platform announcing licensing deals with T-Series, Zee Music Company ....

15 March, 2019

Facebook loses top execs as product boss, WhatsApp chief Chris Daniels resign


Facebook Inc's chief product officer and one of its earliest employees, Chris Cox, said on Thursday he is leaving ....

15 March, 2019

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram face major global outage


Facebook Inc struggled to restore its services fully on Thursday after a 17-hour partial outage made the world's largest ....

14 March, 2019

Exclusive: Logistics startup BlackBuck to raise new round led by Goldman Sachs

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Zinka Logistics Solutions Pvt. Ltd, which operates business-to-business tech-enabled logistics startup BlackBuck, is raising Rs ....

13 March, 2019

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp to work closely with EC ahead of elections

Payal Ganguly

In a meeting with the parliamentary committee on information technology, Facebook group vice-president for global policy Joel ....

7 March, 2019