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  • EXCLUSIVE: Koo to launch Twitter Spaces-like audio feature in a month Jun 10, 2021 08:11 PM IST

    EXCLUSIVE: Koo to launch Twitter Spaces-like audio feature in a month

    The company’s move to start an audio feature comes at a time when the social audio apps are gaining popularity. For instance, India is the largest Android market for Clubhouse with over 10 lakh users in the start of June 2021.

  • Nigeria bans Twitter and embraces India's Koo Jun 10, 2021 01:15 PM IST

    Nigeria bans Twitter and embraces India's Koo

    The Nigerian government joined Indian-made Koo after the Jack Dorsey-led microblogging site was banned indefinitely in the African country.

  • Koo targets expansion in Nigeria after the African nation suspends Twitter 'indefinitely' Jun 05, 2021 07:10 PM IST

    Koo targets expansion in Nigeria after the African nation suspends Twitter 'indefinitely'

    The ban on Twitter in Nigeria was imposed after the microblogging site deleted an "abusive" tweet of the country's President, Muhammadu Buhari, and suspended his account for 12 hours.

  • Koo raises $30 million led by Tiger Global, valuation jumps to $150 million May 26, 2021 09:25 AM IST

    Koo raises $30 million led by Tiger Global, valuation jumps to $150 million

    Existing investors such as Accel Partners, Kalaari Capital, Blume Ventures and Dream Incubator also participated in the round, while IIFL and Mirae Assets are the two new investors.

  • Koo hails new social media norms, appoints Rahul Satyakam as Grievance Officer May 25, 2021 03:38 PM IST

    Koo hails new social media norms, appoints Rahul Satyakam as Grievance Officer

    The new rules include creating systems to deal with user grievances and to monitor harmful content. None of the other major social media platforms (with over 50 lakh users) has complied with the new rules, say sources.

  • Koo launches new 'Talk to Type' feature for Indian languages May 04, 2021 12:37 PM IST

    Koo launches new 'Talk to Type' feature for Indian languages

    Additionally, the feature will be available in all languages supported by the app, including English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, and Marathi.

  • Prominent valley investors Naval Ravikant and Balaji Srinivasan invest in Koo, Tiger Global likely to lead next round Apr 01, 2021 10:03 PM IST

    Prominent valley investors Naval Ravikant and Balaji Srinivasan invest in Koo, Tiger Global likely to lead next round

    Koo co-founder and CEO Aprameya Radhakrishnan confirmed to Moneycontrol that Ravikant, who was an early investor in Twitter and Clubhouse, and Srinivasan, invested in the company last month.

  • Chinese investor Shunwei Capital exits Koo's parent company Bombinate Technologies Mar 17, 2021 03:10 PM IST

    Chinese investor Shunwei Capital exits Koo's parent company Bombinate Technologies

    Individuals who participated in the buy out include former Indian Cricketer Javagal Srinath, BookMyShow Founder Ashish Hemrajani, Udaan Co-Founder Sujeet Kumar, Flipkart CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy and Zerodha Founder Nikhil Kamath.

  • Koo co-founder says new guidelines will help make social media 'more positive place' Feb 26, 2021 10:35 AM IST

    Koo co-founder says new guidelines will help make social media 'more positive place'

    Koo, which was launched in March 2020, is viewed as the Indian alternative to Twitter.

  • Here's a look at Koo, Sandes and other Indian alternatives to Twitter, WhatsApp and TikTok Feb 16, 2021 07:37 PM IST

    Here's a look at Koo, Sandes and other Indian alternatives to Twitter, WhatsApp and TikTok

    Here are some Indian made alternatives to popular social media platforms

  • Tech Weekender | Twitter censorship and its Indian alternative Koo; EA's big mobile gaming play; Cyberpunk 2077 woes; and more Feb 14, 2021 11:17 AM IST

    Tech Weekender | Twitter censorship and its Indian alternative Koo; EA's big mobile gaming play; Cyberpunk 2077 woes; and more

    Here are the biggest developments from the world of tech from the week ended February 13.

  • Koo is a cool addition to the dictionary of bizarre social media names Feb 14, 2021 10:39 AM IST

    Koo is a cool addition to the dictionary of bizarre social media names

    With zillions of sites in the digital universe, standing out isn’t easy. Finding names that are unique and memorable can be a real challenge.

  • Data stored securely in Indian servers, says Koo CEO while denying any leak Feb 12, 2021 09:38 AM IST

    Data stored securely in Indian servers, says Koo CEO while denying any leak

    Koo was accused of leaking user data by French security researcher Elliot Alderson

  • Koo crosses 3 million users, popularity surges amid Twitter row Feb 11, 2021 03:29 PM IST

    Koo crosses 3 million users, popularity surges amid Twitter row

    From information technology ministry using Koo to broadcast its stand on Twitter not fully complying with its order to take down inflammatory content to ministers, including Piyush Goyal, urging people to switch platform, these developments have led to a surge in the userbase of the Indian rival.

  • Koo is leaking users' personal data: French hacker Elliot Alderson Feb 11, 2021 11:45 AM IST

    Koo is leaking users' personal data: French hacker Elliot Alderson

    Koo was founded in March 2020 by Aprameya Radhakrishna and Mayank Bidawatka.

  • Can Koo be India's answer to Twitter? Feb 10, 2021 10:57 PM IST

    Can Koo be India's answer to Twitter?

    What is Koo and why is it being touted as India's alternative to Twitter? Let's hear from the CEO himself.

  • Koo has a Chinese investor who is exiting, says founder Aprameya Radhakrishna Feb 10, 2021 08:30 PM IST

    Koo has a Chinese investor who is exiting, says founder Aprameya Radhakrishna

    Aprameya Radhakrishna, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Koo, said Shunwei Capital was a very small stakeholder in the company and its stake would be bought by other investors.

  • In conversation with Aprameya Radhakrishna, the man behind the Indian alternative to Twitter Feb 10, 2021 07:02 PM IST

    In conversation with Aprameya Radhakrishna, the man behind the Indian alternative to Twitter

    What is Koo? How does it work? Will it be able to replace Twitter? What's Koo bringing to the table which Twitter couldn't? Find out answers to all these questions in this exclusive chat with Aprameya Radhakrishna, Co-Founder & CEO, Koo.

  • Koo founder: All for freedom of speech but will first follow law of the land Feb 10, 2021 04:43 PM IST

    Koo founder: All for freedom of speech but will first follow law of the land

    Aprameya Radhakrishna, co-founder of Koo, which is benefitting from Twitter’s row with the Indian government, says his microblogging site will bring together English and non-English speaking users.

  • Centre reacts to Twitter on Koo: Says blog published ahead of engagement with ministry unusual Feb 10, 2021 02:07 PM IST

    Centre reacts to Twitter on Koo: Says blog published ahead of engagement with ministry unusual

    The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) shared a post on Koo calling the Twitter's latest blog post about its response to blocking orders by government of India unusual as it came ahead of government's scheduled engagement with the management of American micro-blogging site. The Ministry also shared its reaction on Twitter, though.

  • What is Koo, how to download it, and why Indian ministers are moving to the Twitter alternative Feb 09, 2021 03:34 PM IST

    What is Koo, how to download it, and why Indian ministers are moving to the Twitter alternative

    Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who holds portfolios including Law and Justice, Electronics and Information Technology and Communications along with Railway Minister Piyush Goyal are among the prominent names who have joined Koo.

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