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

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 | More »

Ed-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...


Facebook to buyback $6 billion of stock

Menlo Park, California-based social networking giant Facebook Inc. is all set for a stock buyback of $6 billion from its shareholders, according to a filing on Friday with the US regulator Securities and Exchange Commission. As per the company’s latest financial results, it has a cash reserve of $...

19 November, 2016 | More »


Twitter adds features to curb online abuse

US-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 p...

15 November, 2016 | More »

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

Menlo 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 ...

11 November, 2016 | More »


Facebook has quarter of world’s population as monthly users

The 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 tog...

3 November, 2016 | More »


Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to invest $3 bn in health research

Facebook co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and wife Dr Priscilla Chan have pledged to invest more than $3 billion over the next ten years to develop research technology that can fight and cure diseases globally. Last year, the two had announced that they will give away 99% of Facebook s...

22 September, 2016 | More »


Indian ed-tech market size to touch $2.5 bn this year, says report

The market size of online supplemental education opportunity in India is expected to touch $2.5 billion in 2016 and is poised to grow at 15% over the next three years, driven by innovative ways of delivering courses and study material by players in the space, according a report by research and advis...

19 September, 2016 | More »


Ed-tech firm Byju’s gets $50 mn led by Mark Zuckerberg’s foundation

Ed-tech startup Byju’s has raised $50 million (Rs 332 crore) in a round co-led by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), marking the first investment of the philanthropic foundation of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan in Asia. Times Internet Ltd, part of media conglomerate Times...

8 September, 2016 | More »

Facebook’s internet-beaming drone

Facebook’s internet-beaming drone takes flight

Aquila, Facebook’s solar-powered internet-beaming drone, finally took flight. The drone is part of Facebook’s project to provide internet access to the remote regions of the world. The flight happened in Yuma, Arizona on June 28. Aquila is a lightweight, high altitude, unmanned aircraft designed...

22 July, 2016 | More »

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter, Pinterest accounts hacked

Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts were hacked by a hacker group who claimed to have obtained passwords from his 2012 LinkedIn account, according to media reports. The hacker group called ‘OurMine Team’, who have more than 40,000 Twitter follo...

6 June, 2016 | More »

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