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Mobility startup Bounce launches its first e-scooter with swappable batteries

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Mobility startup Bounce launches its first e-scooter with swappable batteries

Bounce Infinity E1 will be available on pre-bookings starting today, allowing users to reserve scooters for Rs 499 with scooter deliveries slated for March 2022.

LinkedIn adds Hindi support to expand its reach in India

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LinkedIn adds Hindi support to expand its reach in India

Following this rollout, members will be able to access their feed, profile, jobs, messaging, and create content in Hindi on desktop, and on their Android and iOS smartphones

Spotify's 2021 Wrapped gives users a peek into their listening habits this year

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Spotify's 2021 Wrapped gives users a peek into their listening habits this year

Spotify Wrapped has garnered a cult following in recent years due to its personalised experience to users.

Smart, calm, execution-focussed: Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal has his task cut out

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Smart, calm, execution-focussed: Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal has his task cut out

At 37, Agrawal is the youngest CEO of any S&P 500 company in the US. He takes over at a time when the company is still playing catchup with fellow social media majors such as Facebook and Snap.

Twitter expands safety policy to ban sharing of private images, videos without consent

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Twitter expands safety policy to ban sharing of private images, videos without consent

The move comes amid growing concerns about the misuse of private media and information as a tool to harass, intimidate, and reveal the identities of individuals.

Who is Parag Agrawal, the new CEO of Twitter?

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Who is Parag Agrawal, the new CEO of Twitter?

Agrawal joins the elite list of global tech CEOs from India such as Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, Google’s Sundar Pichai, and IBM's Arvind Krishna.

Investments in gaming startups soar to record high, may double in 12-18 months

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Investments in gaming startups soar to record high, may double in 12-18 months

Real money games and fantasy sports attracted the majority of the investments in the sector, bagging around $700 million in the first nine months of 2021,

Nykaa gives a peek into its live commerce ambitions

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Nykaa gives a peek into its live commerce ambitions

Live commerce is estimated to drive gross merchandise value (GMV) of $4-$5 billion by 2025.

Mobile gaming to become a $5-billion market in India by 2025: Report

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Mobile gaming to become a $5-billion market in India by 2025: Report

With a 39% CAGR growth in FY20, the gaming sector is growing faster than most media sub-sectors in India including social media (11%) and video streaming (26%)

Will uncertainty over India's crypto regulation impact job creation?

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Will uncertainty over India's crypto regulation impact job creation?

The crypto industry currently employs about 50,000 people and has the potential to create 8,00,000 jobs by 2030

Dream11 parent Dream Sports bags $840 million funding at $8 billion valuation

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Dream11 parent Dream Sports bags $840 million funding at $8 billion valuation

Dream Sports claims to have a user base of over 140 million users and employs close to 1,000 people.

Spotify's new Netflix hub offers playlists and soundtracks from hit shows

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Spotify's new Netflix hub offers playlists and soundtracks from hit shows

The Netflix hub will be available for Spotify's free and premium users in India, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.

Carl Pei's 'Nothing' has Karan Johar, Yuvraj Singh, Ranveer Allabadia among investors

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Carl Pei's 'Nothing' has Karan Johar, Yuvraj Singh, Ranveer Allabadia among investors

London-headquartered Nothing plans to build a suite of smart, connected consumer technology products.

Myntra forays into influencer-driven live commerce with M-Live

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Myntra forays into influencer-driven live commerce with M-Live

Myntra will become one of the first major ecommerce platforms in the country to adopt the live shopping model, which has seen significant success in China.

Truecaller hits 300 million monthly active user milestone

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Truecaller hits 300 million monthly active user milestone

India is the largest market for Truecaller with over 220 million monthly active users, up from 178.1 million users as of September last year.

Clubhouse ropes in former TikTok executive Parijat Kaushik as its first India hire

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Clubhouse ropes in former TikTok executive Parijat Kaushik as its first India hire

This is the first country-specific appointment by the social audio startup outside the US and Parijat Kaushik will be responsible for scaling Clubhouse's operations in India

Android engg team in India will look at developing devices beyond smartphones: Google India GM

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Android engg team in India will look at developing devices beyond smartphones: Google India GM

Device financing will be one of the most important drivers to solve the challenge of affordability in the country, said Ram Papatla, general manager and India engineering lead for Android.

Clevertap appoints former Freshworks exec Sidharth Malik as its global CEO

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Clevertap appoints former Freshworks exec Sidharth Malik as its global CEO

CleverTap helps digital consumer brands to increase their customer retention and lifetime value

Instagram's latest pilot allows users to add music to their feed posts in India, Brazil and Turkey

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Instagram's latest pilot allows users to add music to their feed posts in India, Brazil and Turkey

Users having this feature will be able to add music while uploading their feed photo. Quite similar to how people can add music to Stories, they will be able to browse through various music clips in the “Trending” or “For You” sections or search for any specific song.

Google announces Assistant-enabled vaccine booking pilot, several India-first features

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Google announces Assistant-enabled vaccine booking pilot, several India-first features

These features are aimed at helping new Internet users in the country get easier access to information in Indian languages and create more natural ways for local language speakers to interact with the internet.

Hotmail creator Sabeer Bhatia's next big idea: ShowReel

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Hotmail creator Sabeer Bhatia's next big idea: ShowReel

ShowReel lets users make short video profiles by responding to a set of 8-9 recorded questions in a conversation format.

India is 18 months away from fundamental change in online video advertising: Amagi co-founder

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India is 18 months away from fundamental change in online video advertising: Amagi co-founder

In September, Amagi raised $100 million from investors such as Accel, Avataar Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners and existing investor Premji Invest to double down on its cloud-based solutions for broadcast and streaming TV firms.

Spotify to accelerate its audiobooks expansion with Findaway purchase

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Spotify to accelerate its audiobooks expansion with Findaway purchase

The audiobooks market is currently dominated by Amazon's Audible with other players such as Apple and Google in the fray.

Disney+ Hotstar sees first-ever quarterly decline in its subscriber base

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Disney+ Hotstar sees first-ever quarterly decline in its subscriber base

Disney+ Hotstar accounted for about 37% of Disney+'s total paid subscriber base at the end of the fourth quarter that stood at 118.1 million

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