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Agritech company Cropin launches its cloud platform to digitize the agricultural industry

Backed by investors including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and CDC Group, Cropin is set on digitizing the agricultural industry. Today, the...

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India approves PayU’s $4.7 billion acquisition of BillDesk

India’s antitrust watchdog has approved PayU’s proposed acquisition of payments gateway BillDesk, the second largest M&A deal in the...

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India summons Wikipedia officials over edits to cricketer’s page

India has summoned executives of Wikipedia after a cricketer's page on the online encyclopedia was edited with links to a separatist movement.

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This Week in Apps: Twitter’s edit button, BeReal clones, Trump’s Truth Social gets blocked

This Week in Apps offers a way to keep up with the fast-moving app industry in one place, including news, updates, startup fundings, M&As and...

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Indian agency searches fintech Paytm, Razorpay and Cashfree offices in Chinese loan apps probe

India’s financial crime fighting agency searched the offices of fintech unicorns Paytm and Razorpay as well as Cashfree on Friday as part of an...

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India’s central bank gives lenders November-end ultimatum to comply with new digital loan rules

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has given lenders until the end of November to implement adequate systems and processes to ensure that new and...

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India plans to speed up testing and safety approvals for electronic devices

India is planning to speed up testing and safety approvals of electronic devices including smartphones and earbuds to reduce their time to market....

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Google will allow alternative payment systems for Play Store in more countries

Google announced today it’s expanding the user choice billing program for Play Store — which lets users choose alternative payment systems...

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Indian court orders Telegram to disclose details of channels violating copyright

An Indian court has ordered the messaging app Telegram to disclose the details of channels involved in a copyright infringement case in the country...

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Meta lets advertisers in India pay for their ad campaigns in ‘no-cost’ monthly installments

Meta has introduced a feature to let its advertisers in India pay for their advertising campaigns in ‘no-cost’ monthly installments for...

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Does venture capital need a shot in the arm?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This...

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Meta and Jio launch grocery shopping on WhatsApp in India

Meta and an e-commerce venture between India's Reliance Retail and Jio Platforms are bringing JioMart grocery shopping to WhatsApp in a...

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Indian crypto entrepreneur’s blockchain venture seeks seed funding at $200 million valuation

Indian crypto exchange WazirX's co-founder Nischal Shetty is in advanced stages of talks to raise a maiden funding round for his new venture,...

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DhiWise takes the tedium out of programming

Programming involves a lot of monotonous tasks. Based in Gujarat, India, DhiWise wants to makes things less onerous for developers with its...

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New media venture in India helping readers discern signal from noise

An Indian upstart, co-founded by a group of journalists, that seeks to disrupt how people follow news and what they consume has raised capital as it...

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Indian fintech Uni suspends card services amid central bank’s guidelines

Indian pay-later cards startup Uni has temporarily suspended its card services in the South Asian market following the local central bank’s...

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India’s higher education startup Sunstone raises $35 million

Sunstone, a higher education startup that collaborates with academic institutions to help upskill their students for employability, has raised $35...

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Facebook is losing its grip as a ‘Top 10’ app as BeReal and TikTok grow

Facebook this year has been struggling to maintain its position among the Top 10 apps on the U.S. App Store, according to an analysis of iPhone App...

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Tiger Global leads new funding in savings and investments app Jar

Jar, which is helping millions of Indians save small amounts to invest in digital gold, plans to launch a host of new offerings including insurance...

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VLC says India internet providers blocking site poses threat to users

VideoLan, the developer of popular media player VLC, says Indian telecom operators have been blocking its website since February of this year.

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VLC says India blocking site endangers its own citizens

VideoLan, the developer of popular media player VLC, says Indian telecom operators have been blocking its website since February of this year.

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Sequoia India-backed Digit Insurance files for $440 million IPO

Indian insurer Digit has filed for an initial public offering, looking to raise about $440 million even as many of its local peers have deferred...

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Snap says Snapchat+ now has 1 million subscribers, introduces new features

Snap said today that the company’s paid subscription plan Snapchat+, which launched in June, now has more than 1 million users across the...

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Why Twitter anons are sending crypto to celebrities

Crypto mixers like Tornado Cash can protect people's privacy, but they also have helped facilitate crime

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India seizes $46 million from crypto exchange Vauld in money-laundering probe

India’s anti-money laundering agency has frozen assets worth $46.4 million from the local entity of Vauld for facilitating “crime-derived”...

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India nudges lending apps to provide greater transparency, control to consumers

The Reserve Bank of India published guidelines for digital lending firms, recommending more transparency and control to customers as the South Asian...

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Game firms request India PM Modi ‘uniform and fair treatment to all’ following BGMI ban

A group of game companies in India has requested Prime Minister Modi to offer a “uniform and fair treatment” to all following ban on Krafton’s...

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Google launches a website version of its Read Along education app for children

Google has launched a website for its Read Along app for encouraging young children to practice reading. The website, which is introduced as a public...

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