Manish Singh

Manish Singh covers India for TechCrunch. He previously wrote for VentureBeat, CNBC, The Outline, CNET, Mashable and NDTV. You can reach out to him at m(@)

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Disney’s Hotstar draws 59 million concurrent viewers, setting new record

In India, few events garner as much attention as a cricket game. And there’s no match for a World Cup final. The Sunday game topped 59 million concurrent viewers, shattering the 53 million miles

Greg Brockman quits OpenAI after abrupt firing of Sam Altman

OpenAI co-founder and president Greg Brockman has quit the firm, he said Friday, hours after the Microsoft-backed giant abruptly fired its chief executive Sam Altman and assured that Brockman would re

Indian central bank tightening consumer loans curb to impact startups

India’s central bank has enforced several measures to cool down high growth in consumer credit in a move that will impact consumer spending and many startups in the South Asian market, industr

Apple to finally bring RCS to iPhones

Apple plans to add support for the RCS standard on iOS next year, the iPhone-maker said Thursday in a major reversal that would resolve the widespread issue of compatibility in text messaging between

Disney’s Hotstar tops 50 million concurrent viewers in India-New Zealand cricket clash

A crucial knock-out cricket game between India and New Zealand shattered all previous on-demand video streaming records Wednesday, sending over 53 million concurrent viewers to Disney’s Hotstar.

Former YC Continuity head targets $350 million growth-stage fund

Anu Hariharan, who led YC Continuity before the storied accelerator scrapped the program, has partnered with two of her former colleagues and former Brex executive Lucas Fox to launch a new fund that

Popular video chat service Omegle shuts down

Omegle, a popular online chat service that allowed individuals to connect and talk with strangers, has shut down after more than 14 years citing growing misuse of the platform, including in committing

Bob Iger says Disney would like to stay in India, looking to strengthen hand

Bob Iger said Wednesday that Disney “would like to stay” in India and is considering its options in the world’s most populous country where its TV business continues to pull profit b

Apple says it ‘expects to make’ App Store policy changes due to EU DMA

Apple has bowed to the inevitable and said it “expects to make” App Store policy changes to comply with EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA). The pan-EU DMA came into application across th

Vanguard slashes Ola valuation by over 60%; NB reduces PharmEasy’s by over 90%

The U.S. index fund pioneer Vanguard has cut the worth of its holding in the Indian ride-hailing startup Ola by nearly two-thirds since original investment, and Neuberger Berman has slashed the worth

Ontario Teachers’ fund backs Indian logistics unicorn Xpressbees in $80 million funding

Xpressbees, an Indian logistics firm that works with several e-commerce firms in the country, has raised $80 million in a new funding round led by Ontario Teachers’ late-stage venture growth fun

Mamaearth makes public debut, youngest Indian unicorn to list

Shares of Honasa Consumer, the parent firm of direct-to-customer beauty and personal care Mamaearth, jumped slightly in a key public listing watched by many Indian startups as they evaluate their own

WeWork, once valued at $47B, files for bankruptcy

Flexible office-space firm WeWork has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, listing over $18.6 billion of debt in a remarkable collapse for the once high-flying startup co-founded by Adam Neuman

In Mamaearth, Peak XV finds its fourth 10x return since Sequoia separation

In the oversubscribed IPO of Mamaearth, Peak XV Partners has found its fourth 10x or greater return within the six months since separating from the Sequoia family. The venture fund is sitting on a 10x

Byju’s misses revenue projection in much-delayed financial account

Indian edtech giant Byju’s said on Saturday that revenue of its core business, its largest, in the financial year ending March 2022, stood at $429.18 million, making it clear that the most valua

India-made iPhones to top 20% of global shipments by 2024, Kuo says

The India-made iPhone is projected to account for 12% to 14% of Apple’s global iPhone shipments in 2023, according to a leading analyst, who further anticipates that the importance of the South

Apple warns Indian opposition leaders of state-sponsored iPhone attacks

Apple has warned over a half dozen Indian lawmakers from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s main opposition of their iPhones being targets of state-sponsored attacks, these people said Tuesday, in a

ADIA, Norges among anchor backers in Mamaearth’s $92M raise ahead of IPO

Honasa Consumer, the parent firm of skin and personal care brand Mamaearth, has raised about $92 million in an anchor round ahead of its initial public offering starting Tuesday in a major boost to th

Truecaller drops 32% on lower revenue

Shares of Truecaller dropped as low as 35%, $35.95 to $24.47, before recovering slightly Friday after the Switzerland-headquartered firm, known for its eponymous caller ID app, reported lower than est

Tata to start manufacturing iPhones in India

Tata Group will start making iPhones in India for the local and global markets, India’s Deputy IT Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar announced on Friday, moments after Wistron’s board approved
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