20 Dec 2019

1. Facebook Acquired a Startup to Build a Live Shopping Feature The acquisition by Facebook wasn’t announced, but the small team is now working on a project for Marketplace, which would let users make purchases while watching live video broadcasts. Facebook tested a similar product a year ago in…

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12 Nov 2019

1. Paytm plans to invest Rs 500 crore in tech startups The company said it expects to employ technology across the growing internet to become the dominant player in AI. The company typically invests Rs 200-250 crore every year in intellectual properties or companies building complementary technologies such as…

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14 Aug 2019

1. Fintech counts on content to keep investors hooked Fintech startups offering stocks and mutual fund investments are leaning on specialised content to retain investor interest. Groww’s YouTube subscriber base has jumped to 31,000 from 5,000 and average views per video has shot up to more than 10,000 compared…

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24 Jul 2019

1. Crypto startups say panel clueless about ledger technology The committee, led by Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Garg, has proposed jail terms of up to 10 years for anyone indulging in crypto activities like mining and trading. A recommendation to ban virtual currencies is a “regressive step” and reflects “poor…

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17 Jul 2019

1. TikTok parent eyeing content startup deals in big push into India ByteDance plans to replicate its China playbook in #India by creating a bouquet of #apps. The move comes at a time when several Chinese funds are turning their attention to #startups in #India, as its domestic consumer…

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26 Jun 2019

1. Exempt startup listings from profitability rule: RBI panel Panel also said it should facilitate dual-class or differential voting rights (DVR) share structure, which is very popular with tech #startups across the #world. The Reserve Bank of India (#RBI) panel on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) has recommended that…

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