The Koo spokesperson said that the company’s workforce was streamlined to meet current business requirements as Koo is currently going through a rapid growth phase.
Koo’s co-founder and CEO Aprameya Radhakrishna, Amazon’s Head - Strategic Initiatives - Public Sector Deepti Dutt, Zomato’s Chief Technology Officer Gunjan Patidar, and Delhivery co-founder Suraj Saharan weigh in
Algorithms are a set of mathematical rules that help to personalise and improve experiences for users based on their own behaviours and preferences.
Koo had recently launched the beta version of the feature on its platform and about 5,000 users have self-verified their accounts since then.
A verified profile on social media such as Twitter and Instagram -- typically marked by a badge or tick next to the profile name -- gives the user credibility because it means the service has confirmed the authenticity of the person.
Koo founder Aprameya Radhakrishna also retweeted Elon Musk’s tweet and called it “interesting”.
In a statement, the micro-blogging site on March 4 said it has released community guidelines for its users in the 10 languages that are operational on the platform
While ad spends by political parties aren't surprising with five Indian states going into elections, what stood out was the spending by Indian microblogging platform Koo
Koo will maintain its sharp focus on the Indian market, onboarding more and more users, even as it plans to venture into one new market in Southeast Asia after June 2022.
In their first Koo in both Bengali and English, the TMC said, “We are elated to be on Koo."
Along with Phaneesh, the technology team will consist of Badri Narayan who will serve as Vice President (VP) of Engineering and was previously part of Google.
“People on Twitter are connected outside the country. They are all following Elon Musk. This is to say that they are dense outside India, sparse within India, within their own networks, which is the English-speaking India. Let us look at Koo. People from smaller cities of Karnataka or Tamil Nadu are heavily interconnected within the language networks”. This is how the CEO differentiates Koo from Twitter.
Twitter-rival Koo has crossed the milestone of 1 crore users within 15-16 months of its launch.
The RSS marked its Koo debut with its founder Keshav Baliram Hedgewar’s quote that read: “India is not just land, but a real living mother. It is Vatsalmayi, Mangalkari, Punya Bhoomi, Hindu Bhoomi. This is what we have acknowledged in our prayers.”
The US social media major Google published its first compliance report under the new IT rules on Wednesday for April 2021. The rules came into effect on May 26. Facebook will publish its compliance report on July 2, according to reports.
The micro-blogging site faces four cases in India since it lost ‘legal shield’ earlier this month for content posted by users, marking an escalation in its row with the Central government.
In the interaction with Moneycontrol, CEO of Koo, Aprameya Radhakrishna shares how the firm's transparent policy on violations increases the trust on a local social media platform and how they are very clear on what we will do in a situation in India.
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.
The Nigerian government joined Indian-made Koo after the Jack Dorsey-led microblogging site was banned indefinitely in the African country.
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.
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.
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.
Additionally, the feature will be available in all languages supported by the app, including English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, and Marathi.
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.
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.