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(@)manish.one

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GoTo cuts 1,300 jobs as it anticipates ‘uncertainties’ to linger for long

GoTo Group is cutting 1,300 jobs, or 12% of its workforce, it informed staff early Friday, as Indonesia’s largest internet company attempts to trim costs and improve finances. “Achieving financial

WhatsApp broadens in-app business directory and search features

WhatsApp is introducing new Yellow Pages-like features to help users find businesses from within the instant messaging app, part of the Meta-owned platform’s growing attempts to make deeper inroads

Binance chief says crypto exchange doesn’t see viable business in India

Scores of crypto-focused venture capital firms have raced to India in the past two years, hoping to turn the world’s second largest internet market’s large developer community into a key w

Meta appoints new India head amid key departures in its largest market

Meta has appointed Sandhya Devanathan as the new head of its India business following several high-profile departures in the key overseas market. The social juggernaut said on Thursday that Devanathan

India lifts download ban on VLC

India has lifted the download ban on VLC, more than nine months after it mysteriously blocked the official website of the popular media playback software in the South Asian market. VideoLAN, the popul

Sam Bankman-Fried says FTX in talks to raise capital, Alameda Research to wind down trading

Sam Bankman-Fried said on Thursday that he will be winding down the trading firm Alameda Research and is attempting to raise liquidity for the troubled FTX International, as he scrambles to keep the w

General Atlantic values media tech Amagi at $1.4 billion in new funding

Amagi, which offers cloud broadcast and targeted advertising software to scores of media and entertainment giants, has raised a large new funding round as it looks to expand its tech offerings and inv

Binance chief says FTX going down ‘not good for anyone’, warns of greater regulatory scrutiny

Binance founder and chief executive Changpeng Zhao says FTX “going down is not good for anyone in the industry,” and the ongoing episode has “severely shaken” the confidence of consumers, a da

Tiger Global taps TCV partner Rohit Iragavarapu

Tiger Global is adding Rohit Iragavarapu — the partner at TCV Capital involved in deals such as GitLab, Attentive, Toast, LegalZoom and Avetta — to its investment team, two sources familia

Crypto giant Binance agrees to buy rival FTX amid ‘liquidity crunch’

Binance said Tuesday it has signed a letter of intent to acquire its most formidable rival FTX, delivering a surprising twist to days-long public spat between the world’s two largest crypto exch

Amazon quietly opens its logistics network to third-party merchants in India

Amazon is quietly beginning to offer its transportation and logistics network as a service to third-party merchants, businesses and direct-to-consumer brands in India, tapping its large delivery chain

Indian edtech Unacademy cuts 10% of jobs

Unacademy has eliminated 10% of its workforce, or about 350 roles, in its second round of layoffs this year as the Indian edtech warns of harsh economic conditions. In an email to employees on Monday,

Amazon introduces a $7.3 annual Prime Video subscription tier in India

Amazon has introduced a new price tier for Prime Video in India, making the on-demand video streaming service even more affordable as it races to court customers in the South Asian market where it com

Apple warns of lower iPhone 14 Pro models shipment due to COVID-19 restrictions

Apple warned investors and customers on Sunday that it expects to ship fewer iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max units as the world’s most valuable tech firm grapples with the ongoing COVID-19 l

Twitter to delay verification check mark rollout until after US midterm elections

Twitter is reportedly delaying the rollout of verification check marks to subscribers as the social network attempts to steer clear of possible impact to Tuesday’s midterm elections. The Elon Mu

Twitter Blue subscription with verification may launch in India in ‘less than a month’

Twitter may extend its subscription service to India in “less than a month,” its owner and chief executive Elon Musk said, offering a glimpse at just how aggressively he plans to roll out

Meta India head Ajit Mohan departs to join Snap

Ajit Mohan, the head of Meta in India, has left the firm and agreed to join rival Snap, according to sources familiar with the matter. At Snap, Mohan will serve as the president of the company’s

Coinbase and Polygon back new crypto advocacy group in India

Top crypto firms including Coinbase and Polygon are among the firms that have formed an industry body in India to promote dialogue between key stakeholders and drive awareness about web3, months after

Sacca’s Lowercarbon doubles down on startup bringing solar modules to Indian rooftops

Chris Sacca’s Lowercarbon is doubling down on a startup that is racing to bring solar modules to rooftops in India. SolarSquare said on Thursday it has raised $13 million in a Series A funding round

Eric Schmidt backs former Google exec’s digital family office platform in $90 million funding

Caesar Sengupta has worked on, and overseen, several category-defining projects in the past decade and a half. As a product lead at Google, he was in charge of ChromeOS, the company’s desktop operat
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