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  • Tiger Global-backed Koo lays off employees to streamline business Sep 01, 2022 02:41 PM IST

    Tiger Global-backed Koo lays off employees to streamline business

    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.

  • What entrepreneurs need to keep in mind while building products for next billion Jun 28, 2022 11:01 PM IST

    What entrepreneurs need to keep in mind while building products for next billion

    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

  • Koo makes algorithms public; pledges commitment to transparency, neutrality Apr 20, 2022 07:39 PM IST

    Koo makes algorithms public; pledges commitment to transparency, neutrality

    Algorithms are a set of mathematical rules that help to personalise and improve experiences for users based on their own behaviours and preferences.

  • Twitter rival Koo launches self-verification feature to reduce trolling, create accountability Apr 06, 2022 04:44 PM IST

    Twitter rival Koo launches self-verification feature to reduce trolling, create accountability

    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.

  • Koo tests giving users power to self-verify to get one up on rival Twitter Apr 06, 2022 03:35 PM IST

    Koo tests giving users power to self-verify to get one up on rival Twitter

    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 invites Elon Musk to join Twitter rival after free speech poll Mar 25, 2022 09:06 PM IST

    Koo founder invites Elon Musk to join Twitter rival after free speech poll

    Koo founder Aprameya Radhakrishna also retweeted Elon Musk’s tweet and called it “interesting”.

  • Koo issues advisory to check misinformation, fake news ahead of assembly poll results Mar 05, 2022 11:57 AM IST

    Koo issues advisory to check misinformation, fake news ahead of assembly poll results

    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

  • Elections 2022 | BJP, other parties and Koo lead political ad spending on Facebook Jan 24, 2022 01:23 PM IST

    Elections 2022 | BJP, other parties and Koo lead political ad spending on Facebook

    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 user base at about 15 million; eyes expansion to new market in Southeast Asia in H2 2022 Oct 24, 2021 04:43 PM IST

    Koo user base at about 15 million; eyes expansion to new market in Southeast Asia in H2 2022

    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.

  • Trinamool Congress, affiliates join homegrown microblogging platform Koo Sep 04, 2021 02:48 PM IST

    Trinamool Congress, affiliates join homegrown microblogging platform Koo

    In their first Koo in both Bengali and English, the TMC said, “We are elated to be on Koo."

  • Koo appoints former redBus executive Phaneesh Gururaj as technology head Sep 03, 2021 03:02 PM IST

    Koo appoints former redBus executive Phaneesh Gururaj as technology head

    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.

  • Koo has potential to go to 100 crore users: CEO Aprameya Radhakrishna Sep 01, 2021 07:40 AM IST

    Koo has potential to go to 100 crore users: CEO Aprameya Radhakrishna

    “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.

  • Indian microblogging platform Koo touches 1 crore user base; eyes 10 crore over next one year Aug 26, 2021 12:13 PM IST

    Indian microblogging platform Koo touches 1 crore user base; eyes 10 crore over next one year

    Twitter-rival Koo has crossed the milestone of 1 crore users within 15-16 months of its launch.

  • RSS joins Koo as Twitter faceoff with Government of India continues Jul 09, 2021 07:19 PM IST

    RSS joins Koo as Twitter faceoff with Government of India continues

    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.”

  • Indian microblogging platform Koo moderated 54,000 posts, removed 2,000 proactively in June Jul 01, 2021 06:16 PM IST

    Indian microblogging platform Koo moderated 54,000 posts, removed 2,000 proactively in June

    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.

  • Police cases mount against Twitter, officials after the US-based social media giant loses legal shield in India Jun 30, 2021 09:41 AM IST

    Police cases mount against Twitter, officials after the US-based social media giant loses legal shield in India

    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.

  • For Koo, IT minister's account lock can be yet another catalyst for user growth Jun 26, 2021 07:26 AM IST

    For Koo, IT minister's account lock can be yet another catalyst for user growth

    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.

  • 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.

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