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Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Times Internet, the digital arm of Indian media firm Times Group, buys a majority stake in video app MX Player for ~$140M to get into streaming   —  Times Internet, the digital arm of Indian media firm Times Group, is getting into the digital content space, but not in the way you might think.
Jun 28, 2018, 7:30 AMIn context
Google leads $22M Series A in feature phone OS KaiOS, which powers over 40M phones made by OEMs including Nokia, Micromax, and Alcatel   —  Google is turning startup investor to further its goal of putting Google services like search, maps, and its voice assistant front and center for the next billion internet users in emerging markets.
Jun 27, 2018, 9:30 PMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Tencent joins The Linux Foundation as a Platinum member, will take a seat on its board of directors, and will contribute open source software to the Foundation   —  Tencent, the $500-billion Chinese internet giant, is increasing its focus on open source after it became a platinum member of the Linux Foundation.
Jun 25, 2018, 7:25 PMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
India-based PolicyBazaar, a digital insurance brand that runs a lending marketplace, raises $200M led by Softbank's Vision Fund, bringing total raised to ~$350M   —  India's PolicyBazaar, which runs a digital insurance business of the same name and a lending marketplace called …
Jun 25, 2018, 10:50 AMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
San Francisco-based Peek raises $23M Series B and inks partnership with Google in push to digitize travel activities   —  Peek, a U.S. startup aiming to digitize the travel activities industry, has pulled a $23 million Series B round of financing and uncorked a partnership with Google that will help increase its visibility.
Jun 19, 2018, 3:30 PMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Viva Republica, startup behind popular Korean P2P payments app Toss, raises $40M from GIC and Sequoia China, says Toss processes $10B in transactions per month   —  The largest payment app in South Korea, Toss, has pulled in $40 million in fresh investment from Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC and Sequoia China.
Jun 18, 2018, 5:25 PMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Didi Chuxing will launch its Didi Express service on June 25 in Melbourne, its third international market; the business will be run by a Didi subsidiary   —  Didi Chuxing, China's dominant ride-hailing company, is continuing its international expansion after it announced plans to launch in Australia this month.
Jun 14, 2018, 11:40 PMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Sweden's Truecaller acquires Indian mobile payments startup Chillr, which had raised $7.5M from Sequoia Capital and Blume Ventures   —  Sweden's Truecaller started out life as a service that screens calls and messages to weed out spammers.  In recent times the company has switched its focus to India …
Jun 13, 2018, 8:15 AMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Coinbase opens its crypto index fund, first announced in March, to accredited US investors for investments between $250K and $20M   —  Fresh from revealing plans to add Ethereum Classic to its exchange, crypto giant Coinbase today announced that its cryptocurrency index fund …
Jun 13, 2018, 2:30 AMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Vietnam's new cybersecurity law raises concerns about restricting free speech, also requires foreign internet companies to store user data locally   —  Big tech firms including Google, Facebook and Twitter have expressed major concern after Vietnam's government passed a law that promises …
Jun 12, 2018, 11:35 AMIn context

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