Disney+ Hotstar has about 8 million subscribers

We lastly know just about how many readers Hotstar has amassed over the years in India. “Approximately 8 million.” Disney said on Wednesday that its eponymous streaming service now has over 50 million readers, nearly 8 million of whom are…

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Facebook in talks to acquire stake in top Indian telco Reliance Jio, report says

Reliance Jio, a three-and-a-half-year-old affiliate of India’s most valued firm Reliance Industries, may have attracted the attention of an American giant: Facebook. The social conglomerate is in talks to acquire a 10% stake in the Indian telecom operator, the Financial…

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SeeHow helps cricketers train smarter

Like baseball, cricket relies on grass, grunge, timber, cork, spew, spin, plunge and rise en route to either win or loss. And like baseball — and just about any other sport, certainly — cricket coaching faculties and their players worldwide…

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Delhi protests: death toll climbs amid worst religious violence for decades

Calls for army to be deployed as Muslims flee their homes after attacks by Hindu mobs The death toll from the worst religious savagery in Delhi in decades increased to 24, as Muslims fled from their homes and several mosques…

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Delhi rocked by deadly protests during Donald Trump’s India visit

Protesters clash before US presidents tour, with further conflict over contentious citizenship laws Donald Trump’s visit to Delhi has been overshadowed by deadly demonstrates that have continued to engulf India’s capital, as Muslim and Hindu groups clashed violently and the…

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Twitter-backed ShareChat eyes fantasy sports in India

The germinating grocery of fantasy boasts in India may soon have a brand-new and odd entrant: ShareChat. The local social networking app, which in August last year raised $ 100 million in a financing round led by Twitter, has developed…

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Startups Weekly: Oyo has issues + A farewell

Welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last-place week I wrote about the startups we lost in…

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Indias founding values are threatened by sinister new forms of oppression | Madhav Khosla

By employing hums and facial identification against the resist, Narendra Modi seems heedless of civil liberties and justice The anger is extraordinary for its breadth and ferocity. In citizenship lawto speed up applications for refugees from surrounding countries who are…

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Netflix earmarks $420M to fight Disney in India

Netflix continues to bet heavily on India, one of the world’s largest leisure markets, where it plays with more than three dozen competitors, including Disney. Reed Hastings, the chief executive of Netflix, said on thursday that the company is on…

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Protests in India after woman gang raped and burned to death

Four males arrested over assassinate of veterinary doctor that has left country in shock The gang rape of a veterinary physician whose mas was set afire and dumped under a connection has sent shockwaves through India, with hundreds of women…

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