Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy.
Snapdeal filed for an initial public offering on Tuesday, joining a number of firms in India that have tapped the public market this year. The New Delhi-based startup, which counts SoftBank among its
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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.
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 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.
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, India's second largest e-commerce site, has pulled in $200 million in new funding via an investment led by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.