Sinch to buy India’s ACL Mobile for $70 million – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Sinch said on Monday it has agreed to buy Indian firm ACL Mobile for £56 million (roughly $70 million) in what is the third acquisition deal the Swedish mobile voice and messaging firm has entered into at the height of a global pandemic. The Swedish firm said acquiring ACL Mobile will enable it to…

JioMart, the e-commerce venture from India’s richest man, launches in additional cities – TechCrunch

[ad_1] The rationale behind the deluge of dollars flooding into billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio Platforms is beginning to become more clear as his e-commerce venture JioMart starts rolling out to more people across India. An e-commerce venture between the nation’s top telecom operator Jio Platforms and top retail chain Jio Retail, JioMart just launched…

First major GDPR decisions looming on Twitter and Facebook – TechCrunch

[ad_1] The lead data regulator for much of big tech in Europe is moving inexorably towards issuing its first major cross-border GDPR decision — saying today it’s submitted a draft decision related to Twitter’s business to its fellow EU watchdogs for review. “The draft decision focusses on whether Twitter International Company has complied with Articles…

Facebook to acquire Giphy in a deal reportedly worth $400 million – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Facebook will acquire Giphy, the web-based animated gif search engine and platform provider, Facebook confirmed today, in a deal worth around $400 million, according to a report by Axios. Facebook said it isn’t disclosing terms of the deal. Giphy has grown to be a central source for shareable, high-engagement content, and its animated response gifs…

Poynter Institute’s International Fact-Checking Network launches chatbot on WhatsApp to debunk thousands of coronavirus-related hoaxes

[ad_1] You can now debunk thousands of coronavirus-related hoaxes with a few texts on WhatsApp . Poynter Institute, a nonprofit organization that supports journalism, today launched a bot on the Facebook -owned service that will allow people across the globe to debunk over 4,000 hoaxes surrounding the pandemic such as whether the infection originated in…

Zoom gets busted, TikTok’s new record, contact tracing API launches – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019, according to App…

Facebook sees a spike in monthly active users in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak

[ad_1] It probably comes as a shock to no one that people are using Facebook and its additional social media platforms more than ever while under lockdown. During Wednesday’s earnings call, the company announced it’s seen a huge spike in its monthly active users with a 10 percent year over year increase. On the call,…

Facebook launches drop-in video chat Rooms to rival Houseparty – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Facebook is co-opting some of the top video chat innovations like Zoom’s gallery view for large groups and Houseparty’s spontaneous hangouts for a new feature called Rooms. It could usher in a new era of unplanned togetherness via video. Launching today on mobile and desktop in English speaking countries, you can start a video…