5 startups get Rs 35 lakh each in WhatsApp India contest

IANS- Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Invest India on Tuesday picked 5 Indian startups who would receive nearly Rs 35 lakh ($50,000) each to further develop country-first products to solve real-life problems being faced by millions in the country. The start-ups are: digital healthcare platform MedCords; virtual reality content platform Melzo; WhatsApp-based conversational AI platform Javis; agri-tech […]

Top Indian-origin executive to head Facebook’s Workplace

indica News Bureau – Senior Indian-origin executive Karandeep Anand has been elevated to head Workplace by Facebook – the social media giant’s two-year-old enterprise communication tool. Anand’s appointment comes at a time when Facebook is embroiled in several controversies, including security breach, a #DeleteFacebook movement, and its founder Mark Zuckerberg being summoned to testify before […]

Neeraj Arora quits WhatsApp

indica News Bureau –   Once touted to be the CEO of Facebook-owned WhatsApp, Neeraj Arora has stepped down from his role as the company’s chief business officer. The latest high-profile exit in WhatsApp comes shortly after co-founders Brian Acton and Jan Koum resigned, reportedly due to differences with parent company Facebook over encryption and […]