Ed-tech startup Byju’s raises $15 mn from IFC

For-Byju-Story-VC_ThinkstockPhotos-514236802Ed-tech startup Byju’s has raised $15 million from International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank’s private-sector investment arm. VCCircle had first reported in July that Byju’s was close to raising between $25 million and $50 million for international expansion, and had named IFC as one of four potential investors. IFC had also made a disclosure […]

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Twitter adds features to curb online abuse

TwitterUS-based micro-blogging site Twitter Inc has added new filtering tools to curb online abuse, hours after the social media network Facebook and technology major Google launched steps to ban fake news from their sites. The US-based social media giants had been under attack by critics alleging that a particular set of opinions posted which echoed […]

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Fake news on Facebook didn’t sway US election: Zuckerberg

Mark ZuckerbergMenlo Park, California-based social media behemoth Facebook Inc’s co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has rejected allegations against his company in the recently concluded US election where Republican Party’s Donald Trump was elected as the country’s 45th president. It was alleged that fake news posted by people on the world’s biggest social network swayed the […]

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Facebook has quarter of world’s population as monthly users

facebook_feThe world’s largest social network just got bigger. In a highly-successful third quarter of the year, the US-based Facebook Inc. said it has 1.79 billion users across the globe monthly. The monthly user count of Mark Zuckerberg-led Facebook is higher than the population of India and the US put together. Approximately 84.9% of the US-listed […]

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