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India’s Android antitrust case against Google may have some holes

India’s Android antitrust case against Google may have some holes

India ordered an investigation into Google’s alleged abuse of Android’s dominance in the country to hurt local rivals in April. A document made public by the local antitrust watchdog has now further revealed the nature of the allegations and identified the people who filed the complaint. Umar Javeed, Sukarma Thapar, two associates at Competition Commission of India…
India’s OkCredit raises $67M to help small merchants digitize their bookkeeping

India’s OkCredit raises $67M to help small merchants digitize their bookkeeping

OKCredit, a Bangalore-based startup that enables small merchants to digitize their bookkeeping, has raised $67 million to grow its business in the nation. The Series B financing round for the two-year-old startup was led by Lightspeed and Tiger Global. The new round, which follows the Series A financing round in June, climbs OkCredit’s total raise…
India’s Unacademy raises $50 million to grow its online learning platform

India’s Unacademy raises $50 million to grow its online learning platform

Big money continues to flow in India’s growing education market. Bangalore-based Unacademy, which operates an online learning platform to help millions prepare for competitive exams in India, has raised $50 million to further scale its reach. The Series D financing round was led by Steadview Capital, Sequoia India, Nexus Venture Partners and Blume Ventures, with…
Why India’s air looks different from space

Why India’s air looks different from space

Image copyright COPERNICUS SENTINEL DATA 2018/BIRA-IASB/DLR Image caption Formaldehyde as measured by S5P-Tropomi: The map contains four months of observations up to April this year There is something very distinct about the air over India and the surrounding countries in South Asia. It is the presence of formaldehyde - a colourless gas that is naturally…
India’s ALTBalaji partners with Microsoft to bring online video streaming to offline users

India’s ALTBalaji partners with Microsoft to bring online video streaming to offline users

ALTBalaji, a leading video streaming service in India, has partnered with Microsoft and fintech firm Eko as it moves to expand its subscriber base in the country that is already larger than any of its local rival. ALTBalaji, which has over 27 million paying subscribers, said it will use Microsoft’s BlendNet technology to help its…
India’s Oyo valued at $10B after founder purchases $2B in shares

India’s Oyo valued at $10B after founder purchases $2B in shares

The fast-growing Indian hospitality business Oyo has garnered a valuation of $10 billion after its founder, Ritesh Agarwal, reportedly purchased $2 billion in shares from venture capital firms Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Agarwal, 25, founded Oyo in 2013 at the age of 19. Following immense growth of the now global hotel chain business,…
India’s budget hotel startup Oyo enters co-working business with $30 million Innov8 acquisition

India’s budget hotel startup Oyo enters co-working business with $30 million Innov8 acquisition

India’s Oyo has expanded its hotel chain business to over 80 countries and entered co-living spaces segment in recent years. The firm, which has raised about $1 billion in the last two quarters from several big names including Airbnb, has now identified a new business to target: co-working spaces. The Gurgaon-headquartered firm on Tuesday announced…
India’s Milkbasket in talks to raise over $50M

India’s Milkbasket in talks to raise over $50M

Milkbasket, a Gurugram-based micro-delivery startup, is in talks to close a new financing round as it looks to expand its footprints in milk, groceries, fruits, and vegetables delivery market that has attracted the attention of many in recent months including Amazon India. The four-year-old startup is in advanced stages of talks with private equity funds…

India’s Eros Now ties up with Microsoft’s Azure platform – Yahoo Finance

By Shilpa JamkhandikarMUMBAI (Reuters) - India's Eros Now said on Thursday it is tying up with Microsoft's Azure cloud platform to host and stream its digital video offerings, in a boost to the U.S. software giant's push to expand in the Indian market.As part of the tie-up, Microsoft will build an online video platform for…
India’s Fyle bags $4.5M to expand its expense management platform in US, other international markets

India’s Fyle bags $4.5M to expand its expense management platform in US, other international...

Fyle, a Bangalore-headquartered startup that operates an expense management platform, has extended its previous financing round to add $4.5 million of new investment as it looks to court more clients in overseas markets. The additional $4.5 million tranche of investment was led by U.S.-based hedge fund Steadview Capital, the startup said. Tiger Global, Freshworks, and…

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Latest Apple Text-Bomb Crashes iPhones via Message Notifications – Threatpost

Sindhi-language characters can crash iPhones and other iOS/macOS devices if a victim views texts, Twitter posts or messages within various apps containing them. Apple devices are vulnerable to a “text bomb” attack where simply looking at messages or posts containing characters in the Sindhi language can crash devices. Sindhi is an official language used in…

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