Jagmeet Singh

Jagmeet covers startups, tech policy-related updates, and all other major tech-centric developments from India for TechCrunch. He previously worked as a principal correspondent at NDTV. You can reach out to him at mail[at]journalistjagmeet[dot]com.

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Google pauses enforcement of Play Store billing requirement in India following antitrust order

Google is indefinitely pausing the enforcement of its policy requiring developers to use Play Store’s billing system for user transactions in India following an order by the country’s anti

Bengaluru launches QR train ticketing service on WhatsApp

WhatsApp users in the city of Bengaluru can now use the instant messaging app to purchase train tickets and recharge their travel passes, the Meta-owned platform said Monday in what it described as &

India sets up panel with veto power over social media content moderation

India will set up one or more grievance committees to oversee content moderation decisions of social media firms, it said Friday, moving ahead with a proposal that has rattled Meta, Google and Twitter

Accel backs startup offering ‘Amazon-grade’ commerce engine to online sellers around the world

Accel has backed a startup named Mason based in India and the U.S. that has built a commerce engine for sellers around the world to help them sell products online without paying the exorbitant “

Zillow lays off 300 employees in latest workforce shift

Zillow has laid off about 300 employees as it is shifting focus toward technology-related positions in the company, TechCrunch has learned from sources and confirmed with the company over e-mail. The

Hive ransomware gang leaks data stolen during Tata Power cyberattack

The Hive ransomware group has claimed responsibility for the recent cyberattack on Tata Power, a leading Indian energy company, and has started leaking stolen employee data. Tata Power, which serves m

Reliance to hive off and list financial services business

Indian conglomerate Reliance will spin off and list its financial services, a move that it said will allow the oil-to-telecom giant to enter and expand into financial services such as consumer and mer

Uber pilots electric cab offering in India

Uber has started offering electric vehicles to customers in certain parts of the Delhi-NCR region and says it will be expanding its efforts over the coming months. The electric cabs are currently only

Tata Power, a top power producer in India, confirms cyberattack

Tata Power, a leading power generation company in India, has confirmed it was hit by a cyberattack. In a brief statement released on Friday, the Mumbai-based company said that the attack impacted some

SurveyMonkey parent Momentive Global lays off 11% of workforce

Momentive Global, the parent of the web-survey portal SurveyMonkey, laid off 11% of its workforce this week. Multiple people across divisions — including those handling the business development,

Apple, Google and Samsung to soon release 5G support software updates in India

Apple, Google and Samsung said Wednesday they will roll out software updates to enable 5G support on their respective handsets in India, the world’s second-largest wireless market, just days aft

Tiger Global, Blume back Indian startup bringing safety — and intelligence — to EVs

Tiger Global’s latest investment in India is Vecmocon, a startup building solutions to bring safety and reliability alongside intelligence and health monitoring to light electric vehicles (EVs), add

India to push Apple, Samsung to enable 5G support on their phones

India’s government is set to push handset makers, including Apple and Samsung, to expedite software upgrades on their phones to make them compatible with local 5G airwaves in the country — jus

Snapchat brings parental controls to India through in-app tool ‘Family Center’

Snapchat is bringing an initial set of parental controls to users in India — a couple of months after its debut in the U.S. and some other markets — to deliver parents and guardians in the key ove

Bessemer backs SaaS platform that automates billing workflows

Zenskar, a startup that is aiming to help SaaS companies automate their billing workflows, has raised $3.5 million in a seed funding round. Headquartered in New York and Bengaluru, Zenskar is building

HSBC invests in Singapore’s customer intelligence and risk assessment startup

HSBC Asset Management, the investment arm of Britain’s HSBC Group, has led a seed round of $4 million in Singapore’s customer intelligence and risk assessment startup Bizbaz, the two said Friday.

Amazon launches QVC-style livestream shopping in India

Amazon has launched QVC-style livestream shopping in India, the company said Friday, broadening its offerings in the key overseas market where it has deployed over $6.5 billion to win customers. The r

Amazon quietly picked up a cashierless store startup to stock its Amazon Go play in India

Amazon’s steady march to bring Amazon Go-powered instant checkout stores across the U.S. and U.K. has been well-documented. Far less known is that it has also been making some moves to expand th

India is repurposing its COVID-19 contact tracing app and vaccination website

India is repurposing its COVID-19 contact-tracing app and vaccination website to address other health concerns in the South Asian country. A senior official said Sunday that the Indian government is p

India proposes to regulate internet communication services

India has proposed to regulate internet-based communication services, requiring platforms to obtain a license for operating in the world’s second largest wireless market. The Department of Telec
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