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NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance could back TikTok's business, and more

13 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance could back TikTok's business, and more

In the updates since last night, TikTok's parent company ByteDance was reported to have approached Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries for a potential investment in the video service's India business.

Google likely to invest $4 billion in Reliance's Jio Platforms

14 Jul 2020

Google likely to invest $4 billion in Reliance's Jio Platforms

After several major conglomerates and foreign funds, technology giant Google is mulling an investment in Reliance Industries' Jio Platforms.

Mukesh Ambani becomes 6th richest person in the world

14 Jul 2020

Mukesh Ambani becomes 6th richest person in the world

After a massive fund-raising spree of Jio Platforms, Indian business magnate Mukesh Ambani has become the sixth-richest person in the world.

BJP blocks Parliament panel review of PM-CARES Fund

11 Jul 2020

BJP blocks Parliament panel review of PM-CARES Fund

The Centre's response to the coronavirus pandemic and the PM-CARES Fund will most likely not be scrutinized by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) blocked a move regarding the same on Friday.

Mukesh Ambani's Jio blatantly copied WhatsApp for JioChat

10 Jul 2020

Mukesh Ambani's Jio blatantly copied WhatsApp for JioChat

A week ago, Jio Platforms, the telecom-to-digital entity of Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries, launched JioMeet, a video conference service that looked more like a rip-off of its prime competitor 'Zoom'.

Jio Platforms scores another investment: $1.5bn from Saudi Arabia's PIF

18 Jun 2020

Jio Platforms scores another investment: $1.5bn from Saudi Arabia's PIF

Mukesh Ambani's Jio Platforms has scored yet another multi-billion-dollar investment.

Ambani's Jio Platforms scores another investment: $1.2 billion from Mubadala

05 Jun 2020

Ambani's Jio Platforms scores another investment: $1.2 billion from Mubadala

In another multi-billion-dollar deal, Jio Platforms, the company holding the telecom and digital businesses of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has agreed to raise Rs. 9,093.6 crore from Mubadala, an Abu Dhabi-based sovereign investor.

COVID-19 outbreak: Reliance starts manufacturing 'affordable PPE' for frontline workers

01 Jun 2020

COVID-19 outbreak: Reliance starts manufacturing 'affordable PPE' for frontline workers

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to spike in India, Reliance Industries is racing to manufacture protective gear for workers on the frontline.

#WeeklyRecap: Trump targets Twitter, SpaceX-NASA historic mission, JioMart, and more

31 May 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Trump targets Twitter, SpaceX-NASA historic mission, JioMart, and more

This week, we saw plenty of developments in the tech world.

Jio Platforms raises Rs. 11,367 crore from KKR: Details here

22 May 2020

Jio Platforms raises Rs. 11,367 crore from KKR: Details here

Jio Platforms, the company holding the telecom and digital businesses of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has raised Rs. 11,367 crore ($1.5 billion) from US-based equity firm KKR.

Jio Platforms raises Rs. 6,598 crore from General Atlantic

17 May 2020

Jio Platforms raises Rs. 6,598 crore from General Atlantic

Jio Platforms, the entity holding telecom and digital businesses of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has raised Rs. 6,598 crore ($869.8 million) from US-based private equity firm General Atlantic.

Now, JioPhone users can use Aarogya Setu: Details here

14 May 2020

Now, JioPhone users can use Aarogya Setu: Details here

India's COVID-19 contact-tracer, Aarogya Setu, is now being rolled-out on JioPhones, the low-cost 4G-enabled feature phones sold by Reliance Industries.

Jio Platforms raises Rs. 11,367 crore from Vista Equity

08 May 2020

Jio Platforms raises Rs. 11,367 crore from Vista Equity

Jio Platforms, the entity holding telecom and digital businesses of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has raised Rs. 11,367 crore from US-based private equity firm Vista Equity Partners.

Coronavirus wiped nearly a quarter of Indian billionaires' wealth: Forbes

06 May 2020

Coronavirus wiped nearly a quarter of Indian billionaires' wealth: Forbes

The outbreak of COVID-19, which has claimed over 2.5 lakh lives and put a third of the world's population under lockdown, has wrecked economies completely.

Jio Platforms gets Rs. 5,655 crore investment from Silver Lake

04 May 2020

Jio Platforms gets Rs. 5,655 crore investment from Silver Lake

Jio Platforms, the entity housing telecom and digital businesses of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries, has picked up Rs. 5,655 crore ($747 million) in investment from US-based private equity firm Silver Lake.

#WeeklyRecap: Free Google Meet, bugs in Chrome, Microsoft Teams, more

03 May 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Free Google Meet, bugs in Chrome, Microsoft Teams, more

The last week of April was all about bugs, glitches, and leaks.

Jio is also bringing a video-conferencing app: Details here

01 May 2020

Jio is also bringing a video-conferencing app: Details here

As more than a third of the world's population remains under some kind of lockdown, video-conferencing has become the go-to option to connect and interact, be it with colleagues or friends.

Facebook invests $5.7 billion (Rs. 43,574 crore) in Jio

22 Apr 2020

Facebook invests $5.7 billion (Rs. 43,574 crore) in Jio

Finally, Facebook has confirmed the long-rumored plan of teaming up with Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries.

#WeeklyRecap: OnePlus 8, iPhone SE launched, Cognizant hacked, and more

19 Apr 2020

#WeeklyRecap: OnePlus 8, iPhone SE launched, Cognizant hacked, and more

This week, despite the evolving COVID-19 crisis, notable developments were made in the world of tech.

Coronavirus outbreak: Sundar Pichai donates Rs. 5 crore to GiveIndia

13 Apr 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Sundar Pichai donates Rs. 5 crore to GiveIndia

Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Alphabet and Google, has donated Rs. 5 crore to support COVID-19 relief efforts in India.

Maruti Suzuki producing ventilators, masks to tackle coronavirus pandemic

28 Mar 2020

Maruti Suzuki producing ventilators, masks to tackle coronavirus pandemic

As coronavirus cases continue to increase, Maruti Suzuki, India's largest automaker, is planning to tackle one of the most concerning problems associated with the pandemic - ventilator shortage.

Mukesh Ambani to Anand Mahindra, corporates join fight against coronavirus

27 Mar 2020

Mukesh Ambani to Anand Mahindra, corporates join fight against coronavirus

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep across countries, the Government of India is doing everything possible to control the spread of the disease, while combating the wide-range of problems stemming from it.

India's five most influential and successful women in finance

05 Mar 2020

India's five most influential and successful women in finance

The world of finance used to be seen as an industry only for men for the longest time. However, that has changed in the last few years.

'Namaste' replaces 'Kem Cho': Centre renames Donald Trump's Gujarat event

16 Feb 2020

'Namaste' replaces 'Kem Cho': Centre renames Donald Trump's Gujarat event

The Union government has decided to rename the event in Gujarat where US President Donald Trump will be the chief guest later this month.

I'm number 1 on Facebook, Modi is number 2: Trump

15 Feb 2020

I'm number 1 on Facebook, Modi is number 2: Trump

Before his maiden visit to India as the United States President, Donald Trump has sort of compared his Facebook popularity with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Now, Mukesh Ambani is 9th richest, ahead of Google founders

28 Nov 2019

Now, Mukesh Ambani is 9th richest, ahead of Google founders

Mukesh Ambani, the chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries, has become the 9th richest person in the world.

Jio launches AI-powered 'Video Call Assistant' at IMC 2019

15 Oct 2019

Jio launches AI-powered 'Video Call Assistant' at IMC 2019

Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio has graced the Indian Mobile Congress 2019 with a revolutionary new product - Video Call Assistant.

India Rich List: Mukesh Ambani retains top-spot for 12th year

11 Oct 2019

India Rich List: Mukesh Ambani retains top-spot for 12th year

Forbes India has released its list of richest Indians and for the twelfth year in a row Reliance Industries' Chairman Mukesh Ambani remains India's wealthiest.

Mukesh, Nita and Ambani kids get Income Tax notices: Report

14 Sep 2019

Mukesh, Nita and Ambani kids get Income Tax notices: Report

Reliance Industries head honcho Mukesh Ambani, his wife Nita, and their three children- Akash, Anant, and Isha, have received notices from the Mumbai leg of Income Tax Department, Indian Express reported on Saturday.

#BiggestFDIDeal: Saudi Aramco invests $15 billion in Reliance's oil business

12 Aug 2019

#BiggestFDIDeal: Saudi Aramco invests $15 billion in Reliance's oil business

Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries, has announced one of India's biggest FDI deals ever.

World's richest lose $117bn in one day; Ambani $2.45bn poorer

07 Aug 2019

World's richest lose $117bn in one day; Ambani $2.45bn poorer

The richest 500 people in the world lost $117 billion (Rs. 8,28,418 crore) in a single day market crash on Monday.

Jio launches in-app digital assistant: Here's how to use it

29 Jul 2019

Jio launches in-app digital assistant: Here's how to use it

Reliance Jio has launched an in-app digital assistant that is aimed at simplifying digital recharges.

Reliance may launch Jio GigaFiber in India on August 12

23 Jul 2019

Reliance may launch Jio GigaFiber in India on August 12

After a stellar run with its mobile services, Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio is looking to disrupt the broadband market in India.

India's five most influential and successful women in finance

16 Jul 2019

India's five most influential and successful women in finance

The world of finance used to be seen as an industry only for men for the longest time. However, that has changed in the last few years.

Jio GigaFiber plans leaked: Here's everything you need to know

22 Jun 2019

Jio GigaFiber plans leaked: Here's everything you need to know

In a matter of weeks, Mukesh Ambani, the richest man in India, could launch Jio's GigaFiber broadband service.

Sensex jumps 1,000 points after exit-polls predict win for NDA

20 May 2019

Sensex jumps 1,000 points after exit-polls predict win for NDA

After exit polls predicted NDA's win on Sunday, Sensex saw a surge of 950 points. While S&P BSE Sensex jumped over 950 points, Nifty climbed over 280 points.

Lok Sabha elections phase 4: Looking at top 5 battles

28 Apr 2019

Lok Sabha elections phase 4: Looking at top 5 battles

The fourth phase of polls will be held on Monday, April 29. Like we have seen, the battle is not restricted to BJP and Congress, as several regional parties have shown they won't back down easily.

#PulwamaAttack: Reliance Foundation to provide education, employment to martyrs' children

16 Feb 2019

#PulwamaAttack: Reliance Foundation to provide education, employment to martyrs' children

Nita Ambani-led Reliance Foundation has offered to provide education and employment to the children of the 40 CRPF personnel martyred in the deadly Pulwama terror attack on 14 February.

Reliance to enter e-commerce sector to take on Amazon, Flipkart

18 Jan 2019

Reliance to enter e-commerce sector to take on Amazon, Flipkart

The e-commerce landscape in India might change soon as Mukesh Ambani has announced his plans to enter the sector.

JioCinema App: Features and specifications

05 Jan 2019

JioCinema App: Features and specifications

JioCinema is Reliance's answer to Netflix and Hotstar.