Jagmeet Singh

Jagmeet covers startups, tech policy-related updates, and all other major tech-centric developments from India for TechCrunch. He previously worked as a principal correspondent at NDTV. You can reach out to him at mail[at]journalistjagmeet[dot]com.

The Latest from Jagmeet Singh

WhatsApp India head Abhijit Bose, Meta India public policy director Rajiv Aggarwal quit

WhatsApp’s head of India Abhijit Bose and Meta’s public policy head for the country Rajiv Aggarwal have both left the social networking firm — just days after Meta India chief Ajit Mohan

Google Play finally adds UPI subscriptions in India

Unified Payments Interface — commonly known as UPI — has become the most popular mobile payment route for P2P and merchant payments in India, and now Google’s stepping up with updated UPI functi

Indian fintech Lentra raises $60M to expand loans-as-a-service for banks

India initially made its name in the tech world years ago when it staked out reputation as a key hub for business process outsourcing. Now that legacy has taken a very different turn in fintech with o

SoundHound, the voice AI platform, lays off 10% of staff citing ‘challenging market conditions’

SoundHound — maker of the voice AI technology used by Mercedes-Benz, Deutsche Telekom, Snap, Mastercard and more — has laid off about 10% of its workforce amid ongoing economic turmoil across glob

Gaming company Kabam lays off 7% of its workforce to better align with goals

Kabam, the gaming company that has developed mobile games in partnership with entertainment brands including Disney, Marvel and Universal, has laid off about 7% — around 35 people — of its workfor

Meta India head Ajit Mohan departs to join Snap

Ajit Mohan, the head of Meta in India, has left the firm and agreed to join rival Snap, according to sources familiar with the matter. At Snap, Mohan will serve as the president of the company’s

Tiger Global-backed SaaS startup Chargebee cuts 10% of jobs

Chargebee, backed by marquee investors including Tiger Global and Sequoia Capital India, has laid off about 10% of its staff in a “reorganization” effort due to ongoing global macroeconomi

India metro smart cards vulnerable to ‘free top-up’ bug

India’s mass rapid transit systems — or metro, as it’s known locally — rely on commuter smart cards that are vulnerable to exploitation and allow anyone to effectively travel for free.

Upstart lays off 7% staff amid weakening demand for loans

Lending giant Upstart has laid off about 140 employees — or 7% of its total workforce — who help process loan applications, sources told TechCrunch. The cloud-based AI lending platform notified it

Rapyd Ventures backs Indian fintech-as-a-service startup Decentro

India’s Decentro, the Y Combinator-backed startup that helps companies enter the fintech market by deploying its APIs, has raised $4.7 million in a Series A round. The Bengaluru-based startup of

Google pauses enforcement of Play Store billing requirement in India following antitrust order

Google is indefinitely pausing the enforcement of its policy requiring developers to use Play Store’s billing system for user transactions in India following an order by the country’s anti

Bengaluru launches QR train ticketing service on WhatsApp

WhatsApp users in the city of Bengaluru can now use the instant messaging app to purchase train tickets and recharge their travel passes, the Meta-owned platform said Monday in what it described as &

India sets up panel with veto power over social media content moderation

India will set up one or more grievance committees to oversee content moderation decisions of social media firms, it said Friday, moving ahead with a proposal that has rattled Meta, Google and Twitter

Accel backs startup offering ‘Amazon-grade’ commerce engine to online sellers around the world

Accel has backed a startup named Mason based in India and the U.S. that has built a commerce engine for sellers around the world to help them sell products online without paying the exorbitant “

Zillow lays off 300 employees in latest workforce shift

Zillow has laid off about 300 employees as it is shifting focus toward technology-related positions in the company, TechCrunch has learned from sources and confirmed with the company over e-mail. The

Hive ransomware gang leaks data stolen during Tata Power cyberattack

The Hive ransomware group has claimed responsibility for the recent cyberattack on Tata Power, a leading Indian energy company, and has started leaking stolen employee data. Tata Power, which serves m

Reliance to hive off and list financial services business

Indian conglomerate Reliance will spin off and list its financial services, a move that it said will allow the oil-to-telecom giant to enter and expand into financial services such as consumer and mer

Uber pilots electric cab offering in India

Uber has started offering electric vehicles to customers in certain parts of the Delhi-NCR region and says it will be expanding its efforts over the coming months. The electric cabs are currently only

Tata Power, a top power producer in India, confirms cyberattack

Tata Power, a leading power generation company in India, has confirmed it was hit by a cyberattack. In a brief statement released on Friday, the Mumbai-based company said that the attack impacted some

SurveyMonkey parent Momentive Global lays off 11% of workforce

Momentive Global, the parent of the web-survey portal SurveyMonkey, laid off 11% of its workforce this week. Multiple people across divisions — including those handling the business development,
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