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Recent articles by Manish:

Legaltech startup SpotDraft raises $26M to streamline contracts

Indian legaltech startup SpotDraft has raised $26 million in a Series A funding round led by Premji Invest. → Read More

Thoughtworks lays off around 500 employees amid ongoing slowdown

The software consultancy firm said it laid off about four percent of its global workforce, despite a surge in quarterly revenue. → Read More

Telecom giant Airtel eyes a stake in Paytm

Airtel is engaging with Paytm to explore sale of the Airtel Payments Bank business in exchange for shares in the financial services firm. → Read More

Amazon joins India-backed e-commerce initiative that’s seeking to challenge the retail giant

Amazon is joining the Indian government-backed e-commerce initiative that seeks to democratize online shopping in the South Asian market. → Read More

Google, complying with regulatory order, supports third-party billing in India

Google has started to support a third-party billing system for Google Play Store purchases in India in response to a regulatory order. → Read More

Byju’s has discussed shutting down coding platform WhiteHat Jr

Indian edtech giant Byju’s has recently discussed winding down WhiteHat Jr, a coding platform it acquired over two years ago for $300 million. → Read More

WhatsApp said to plot a newsletter play

WhatsApp, the Meta-owned instant messaging service with 2 billion daily active users, appears to be working on a private newsletter tool. → Read More

Amazon backs Indian meat startup FreshToHome in $104 million funding

Amazon and the the government of Dubai are among backers of the Indian startup FreshToHome in its new $104 million funding round. → Read More

India and Singapore link UPI and PayNow in cross-border payments push

India and Singapore have linked their digital payments systems, UPI and PayNow, to enable instant and low-cost fund transfers. → Read More

Meta will also sell blue badge on Instagram and Facebook

Facebook parent Meta has launched a subscription service, called Meta Verified, that will allow individuals to “verify” themselves on Instagram and the marquee Facebook service and get the coveted blue budget and other additional features, branching to a new revenue channel that has had mixed success for its smaller rival Twitter. The subscription service, first […] → Read More

Disney’s Hotstar suffers outage in an apparent domain renewal mess

Disney+ Hotstar is suffering an outage for some users in India in the middle of a popular cricket match. → Read More

Crypto exchange Binance expects to pay penalties to settle US investigations

A major about-face for Binance that has been publicly disputing the idea that it is under investigation and mocking media outlets. → Read More

Tiger Global and Ribbit invest another $100 million in PhonePe

The ongoing round, through which PhonePe has raised $450 million so far, values the startup at a pre-money valuation of $12 billion. → Read More

India’s InsuranceDekho raises $150 million despite market slump

Indian insurance platform InsuranceDekho has raised $150 million in a Series A funding round as it eyes merger and acquisition opportunities. → Read More

Amazon in talks to acquire Indian video giant MX Player

Amazon is engaging with Times Internet to explore the acquisition of MX Player, one of India's largest on-demand video streaming services. → Read More

India lifts ban on PayU’s LazyPay and some other lending apps

India's IT ministry has lifted the ban on seven high-profile lending apps including PayU's LazyPay, Kissht and KreditBee. → Read More

Twitter launches subscription service Blue in India, Indonesia and Brazil

India and Brazil are key overseas markets for Twitter, which it has amassed over 100 million users in those markets. → Read More

Chinese influence, loan-collection practices reasons for India’s crackdown on lending apps

India’s push to ban over 90 lending apps has sent shockwaves to the industry as many scramble to assess why they have been impacted. → Read More

SoftBank loses nearly $6 billion in a quarter as downturn continues

This is the fourth consecutive quarter in which SoftBank Group has lost money, prompting many to challenge the fundamental thesis of the giant. → Read More

PhonePe taps cross-border UPI payments in revenue push

Support for cross-border payments appears to be PhonePe’s attempt to capture a slice of the large forex market. → Read More