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Google removes millions of negative TikTok reviews amid backlash in India

ByteDance’s TikTok app, which has gained hundreds of millions of users in India with its short-form videos, is facing criticism in its biggest overseas market after disturbing videos surfaced on the

India’s Khatabook raises $60 million to help merchants digitize bookkeeping and accept payments online

Khatabook, a startup that is helping small businesses in India record financial transactions digitally and accept payments online with an app, has raised $60 million in a new financing round as it loo

Amazon, Flipkart and other e-commerce firms in India to resume sales of non-essential items from April 20 [Update]

Updated at 4.00PM IST on April 19: The Indian government said on Sunday e-commerce giants will not be allowed to sell and deliver non-essential items during the lockdown phase, reversing a decision it

India’s lockdown is making life hard for its most popular apps

The coronavirus pandemic, which has forced billions of people to stay home, has led to a surge in new downloads of several consumer and enterprise focused apps in the west. But in India, the biggest o

India’s 9-month-old CRED raises $120M to help people improve their financial behavior

Many Silicon Valley companies and fintech startups in India today share a common mission: They all want to bring their financial services to the next billion users. Dozens of fintech startups that we

What lower Netflix pricing tells us about competing in India

At a conference in New Delhi early last year, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings was confronted with a question that his company has been asked many times over the years. Would he consider lowering the subscri

EBay picks 5.5% stake in India’s Paytm Mall

EBay said today it is buying a 5.5% stake in e-commerce marketplace Paytm Mall as the global firm makes another push to gain in India’s fast-growing e-commerce market. The two firms did not disclose

India’s most popular services are becoming super apps

Truecaller, an app that helps users screen strangers and robocallers, will soon allow users in India, its largest market, to borrow up to a few hundred dollars. The crediting option will be the fourth

Chinese app developers have invaded India

If you’ve conquered China, then India — the world’s second-largest country based on population — is the obvious next port of call, and that’s exactly what has happened in

New e-commerce restrictions in India just ruined Christmas for Amazon and Walmart

The Indian government is playing the role of festive party pooper for Walmart and Amazon after it announced new regulations that look set to impede the U.S. duo’s efforts to grow their businesse

Sequoia wraps up new $695M fund for India and Southeast Asia

Sequoia has announced the close of its newest fund for India and Southeast Asia. The firm has raised $695 million for this fund, which is its fifth since it expanded into India 12 years ago. Reports

Flipkart’s on-off-on-off-on-off deal to acquire Snapdeal is now officially dead

What a difference a week makes. Less than seven days after Flipkart’s much-rumored acquisition of Snapdeal appeared to be nearing completion following months of speculation, the deal has offici

Flipkart is all set to buy rival Snapdeal in major Indian e-commerce consolidation

The long running saga over the future of Indian e-commerce firm Snapdeal may be close to a conclusion at last. The company has been repeatedly linked with an acquisition by rival Flipkart, and now a d

Crunch Report | Apple’s New Campus Will Open in April

Apple's new campus will open in April, never-ending turnover at Twitter, Instagram adds a carousel feature and Snapdeal to lay off 500-600 people. All this on Crunch Report.

India’s Snapdeal to lay off 500-600 as it battles Flipkart and Amazon

Snapdeal, one of India’s big online marketplaces connecting sellers of a range of goods with consumers looking to buy them, is feeling the pinch of competition from Flipkart, Amazon and a host

Alibaba posts record growth as mobile revenue tops desktop for first time

Alibaba saw record revenue growth in Q2 2016 as the company's Chinese retail marketplaces surged and revenue from its users on mobile overtook that of desktops for the first time.

Alibaba secures $3B loan to finance more investments and acquisitions

It looks like Alibaba is in the mood for more acquisitions. The company's recent investment spree -- which includes the ongoing $3.5 billion purchase of Youku Tudou and new stakes in Groupon, PayTM an

Snapdeal Raises $200M More To Fuel Up For India’s Ongoing E-Commerce Battle

Snapdeal, India's second largest e-commerce site, has pulled in $200 million in new funding via an investment led by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.

PepperTap Lands $36M To Expand Its Grocery Delivery Service To 75 Cities In India

PepperTap, a nine-month-old grocery delivery service in India, has closed its third round of investment this year after announcing a $36 million raise.

How Legal Immigration Failed Silicon Valley

Twelve years after filing for U.S. residency, I finally took the oath of citizenship in a quaint suburban theater, having spent seven of those prime entrepreneurship years mired in the Green Card queu
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