New social media rules: Koo says given necessary details on compliance to IT ministry – Times of India

New social media rules: Koo says given necessary details on compliance to IT ministry - Times of India

NEW DELHI: Twitter-rival Koo on Thursday said it has provided the “necessary details” on compliance with the new social media rules, as sought by the IT ministry. The ministry had on Wednesday asked all large social media companies to immediately report on status of compliance to new digital rules, and offer details of grievance redressal … Read more

Koo Raises $30 Million Funding Led by Tiger Global

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Twitter-rival Koo has raised USD 30 million (about Rs 218 crore) in Series B funding, led by Tiger Global with existing investors also participating in the latest round. Existing investors Accel Partners, Kalaari Capital, Blume Ventures and Dream Incubator also took part in the round, Koo said in a statement. IIFL and Mirae Assets are … Read more

Chinese investor Shunwei leaves Koo – Times of India

Chinese investor Shunwei leaves Koo - Times of India

BENGALURU: Chinese investment firm Shunwei Capital, founded by Xiaomi founders Lei Jun and Tuck Lye Koh, has made a full exit from Koo, the desi alternative to Twitter. Koo gained prominence in India following the government’s strained relations with Twitter over content moderation in February. Shunwei, which has placed several aggressive bets on Indian startups, … Read more

Twitter-rival Koo Surpasses 40 Lakh Users in a Jiffy

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Homegrown Twitter-like platform Koo has garnered over 10 lakh new users in just one week, surpassing the 40 lakh-figure in nearly 10 months of its arrival, as Twitter was caught in crosshairs with the Indian government over its direction to remove nearly 1,400 controversial accounts. Koo, a favourite among several Union ministers, including IT Minister … Read more

The Early Bird: Koo Founder Reveals Story Behind Birth and Naming of India’s Fast-Growing Twitter Alternative

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All big and successful ventures have humble beginnings and none other than Infosys can vouch for this. And, proponents say, there’s another one in the making. The homegrown social media app Koo was born inside a small office in Bengaluru’s Jayanagar, just like how Infosys took baby steps from a garage of its founder NR … Read more

Amid Standoff With Twitter, Centre to Use Home-Grown Koo for Public Communication Before Tweeting

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India’s microblogging platform Koo, rival to Twitter, is likely to be used by the Centre as their primary port of communication with the public, top government officials aware of the development informed News18 on condition of anonymity. Important updates, notifications and announcements will be shared 1-3 hours before on Koo and then on Twitter, said … Read more

Koo denies data leak, says email exposure ‘fixed’ – Times of India

Koo denies data leak, says email exposure 'fixed' - Times of India

BENGALURU: Amid rising downloads, homegrown social media app Koo found itself in the middle of some controversies involving a Chinese investor as well as a data security breach issue — charges that the company sought to defend itself against. Robert Baptiste, who tweets from his pseudonym account on Twitter ‘Elliot Alderson’, had flagged concerns, saying … Read more

Koo App: Home-grown social media app: All you need to know | India Business News – Times of India

Koo App: Home-grown social media app: All you need to know | India Business News - Times of India

NEW DELHI: Home-grown social media app Koo is witnessing a surge in popularity with top politicians and others are flocking to it. The app started trending after the Centre rebuked Twitter on Wednesday for not complying with its orders to take down certain content and warned the social media giant that it needs to obey … Read more

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