Private equity firm Blackstone just announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire mobile advertising company Vungle. The companies aren’t disclosing the financial terms, but as part of the transaction, Vungle has also reached a settlement with founder Zain Jaffer, who filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the company earlier this year. “As a
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Hotstar, one of India’s leading premium streaming platforms, on Monday announced that it has yet again broken a world record and made a new one as 25.3 million simultaneous viewers watched the ICC Cricket World-Cup semi-final match between India and New Zealand. This new figure of 25.3 million viewers has helped the streaming giant to
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A whopping 16 million accounts of Indian influencers on Facebook-owned Instagram are fake, revealed a new study, suggesting such people are artificially boosting “vanity metrics” that marketers often use while selecting influencers, including followers and engagement. The research by Swedish e-commerce start-up A Good Company and data analytics firm HypeAuditor jointly assessed 1.84 million Instagram
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Snapchat is a social media app that has become popular with younger demographics thanks to its photo-sharing capabilities. In 2017, Snapchat rolled out a new feature called the “Snap Map” which lets you see people’s Snapchat location. The Snap Map is an interactive tool where you can see your location, the location of your friends,
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Hero Labs, a London-based startup that is developing “smart” technology to help prevent water leaks in U.K. properties, has raised £2.5 million in seed funding. The round is led by Earthworm Group, an environmental fund manager, with further support via a £300,000 EU innovation grant and a number of unnamed private investors. The new capital
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Flipkart’s Big Shopping Days sale has kicked off for Flipkart’s Plus members. The sale will open for everyone else at 12pm (noon) today. Flipkart is looking to take on Amazon’s Prime Day 2019 sale with its four-day sale. The Big Shopping Days sale includes deals and offers on popular mobile phones, laptops, electronics, TVs, and
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To further aid its Prime Day celebrations, Amazon Prime Video has released first looks for five upcoming Indian originals, which includes the second seasons of both crime thriller Breathe and cricket drama Inside Edge, in addition to the likes of romantic musical Bandish Bandits, action drama The Family Man, and historical war epic miniseries The
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Apple’s new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models include butterfly mechanism keyboard Apple on Tuesday announced refreshed MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops and both laptops come with the company’s notorious butterfly mechanism keyboard. Given the not-so-great track record of the butterfly keyboard, the Cupertino, California-based company has already added the laptops to its Keyboard
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Chandrayaan-2, India’s second lunar exploration mission, is ready for its prime time and is less than two days away from its launch. The Chandrayaan-2 mission will explore the Moon’s South Polar Region. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) mission is being viewed as a demonstration of deep space exploration technologies and to stimulate the advancement
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The US Federal Trade Commission approved a roughly $5 (roughly Rs. 34,280 crores) billion settlement with Facebook this week over its investigation into the social media company’s handling of user data, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday. The FTC has been investigating allegations Facebook inappropriately shared information belonging to 87 million users with the
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