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NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok tries to dodge sale, and more

10 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok tries to dodge sale, and more

Last night, TikTok was reported to be considering a way out of selling its US business to an American company.

NewsBytes Briefing: Epic's Unreal Engine gets legal protection, and more

25 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Epic's Unreal Engine gets legal protection, and more

Since last night, the case between Apple and Epic Games has progressed.

After Reels, Facebook testing another TikTok-like video format in India

16 Aug 2020

After Reels, Facebook testing another TikTok-like video format in India

As TikTok struggles to hold its ground in global markets, Facebook is going a full-on assault mode to take its place.

Spotify is offering one-year subscription at Rs. 699: Details here

14 May 2020

Spotify is offering one-year subscription at Rs. 699: Details here

As 1.3 billion Indians remain under lockdown, looking for entertainment sources to spend quality time with their friends and family, Spotify is coming to the rescue.

Indian ed-tech start-up Unacademy raises $110M from Facebook, others

19 Feb 2020

Indian ed-tech start-up Unacademy raises $110M from Facebook, others

Unacademy, one of the fastest-growing ed-tech start-ups in India, has now been backed by the biggest social media company in the world - Facebook.

Exam-prep app Gradeup raises $7 million from Times Internet

05 Nov 2019

Exam-prep app Gradeup raises $7 million from Times Internet

Gradeup, an ed-tech start-up that provides online test preparation courses for various competitive entrance and government exams, has raised $7 million in Series A round of funding from Times Internet.

MX Player raises $110 million from Tencent: Details here

30 Oct 2019

MX Player raises $110 million from Tencent: Details here

Popular over-the-top video platform MX Player has raised $110 million in a funding round led by Chinese tech giant Tencent.

TikTok enters ed-tech space, will now serve educational videos

17 Oct 2019

TikTok enters ed-tech space, will now serve educational videos

China's famous short-form video platform, TikTok, has made its first move in the ed-tech sector of India.

Gaana crosses 100 million listener mark, ventures into video content

24 Apr 2019

Gaana crosses 100 million listener mark, ventures into video content

Streaming giant Gaana has crossed 100 million monthly listeners, a milestone that consolidates its position as India's number 1 music platform.

Now, invest in 24-karat gold on Google Pay: Here's how

12 Apr 2019

Now, invest in 24-karat gold on Google Pay: Here's how

In a major move, Google Pay has added gold investment into its wide-ranging offerings.

#SpotifyEffect: Apple Music subscription price reduced, now matches JioSaavn

05 Apr 2019

#SpotifyEffect: Apple Music subscription price reduced, now matches JioSaavn

In a major strategic move, Apple has reduced the price of its 'premium' music offering, Apple Music, in India.

Soon, Google Pay will let you invest in 24k gold

24 Mar 2019

Soon, Google Pay will let you invest in 24k gold

In a major development, Google Pay, the UPI-based payments platform from Google, will soon let you invest in 99.99% pure 24 karat gold.

Spotify launching in India within few months: Details here

28 Nov 2018

Spotify launching in India within few months: Details here

Soon, music lovers in India could get one of the most popular streaming services in the world - Spotify.

Times Internet acquires majority-stake in MX Player for Rs. 1,000cr

28 Jun 2018

Times Internet acquires majority-stake in MX Player for Rs. 1,000cr

Times Internet (TIL), the digital venture of the Times of India group, has bought majority stake in Mumbai's local video platform MX Player for over Rs. 1,000cr, as part of its plans to enter the video over-the-top (OTT) space.

Music streaming service Gaana to raise $115 million in funding

28 Feb 2018

Music streaming service Gaana to raise $115 million in funding

Music streaming service Gaana today said it will raise USD 115 million (about Rs. 750 crore) from Chinese internet giant Tencent and Times Internet in its latest round of funding.

Star India bags IPL media rights for Rs. 16,347 crore

04 Sep 2017

Star India bags IPL media rights for Rs. 16,347 crore

Today, at IPL media rights auction, Star India emerged as the winner of IPL's India broadcast, India digital and the rest of world broadcast and digital.

Snapdeal's future gets messier with unexpected funding, issuance of shares

30 May 2017

Snapdeal's future gets messier with unexpected funding, issuance of shares

Just when you thought the Snapdeal saga was at its very end, there is a new twist in the tale.

Verlinvest invests $30mn in education tech start-up Byju

29 Mar 2017

Verlinvest invests $30mn in education tech start-up Byju

Byju's, one of the few education technology start-ups that have scaled majorly in the last 1.5 years, has raised $30mn from Brussels-based Verlinvest.

Byju's raises $50 million from Chan Zuckerberg Foundation, Sequoia, others

09 Sep 2016

Byju's raises $50 million from Chan Zuckerberg Foundation, Sequoia, others

Indian education company Byju's, run by Think and Learn Pvt Ltd, said it raised a whopping $50 million from existing investors and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.