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WhatsApp limits message forwarding in bid to reduce spam and misinformation – TechCrunch

WhatsApp limits message forwarding in bid to reduce spam and misinformation – TechCrunch In a bid to cut down on the spread of false information and spam, WhatsApp recently added labels that indicate when a message has been forwarded. Now the company is sharpening that strategy by imposing limits on …

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India’s BookMyShow pulls in $100M to grow its online ticketing business – TechCrunch

India’s BookMyShow pulls in $100M to grow its online ticketing business – TechCrunch BookMyShow, an online ticketing service for cinemas, theatres and sports in India, has pulled in $100 million in new capital for growth. The round was led by private investment firm TPG Growth and it included participation from undisclosed …

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Alibaba boosts its offline reach with $2B+ investment in outdoor digital marketing firm – TechCrunch

Alibaba boosts its offline reach with $2B+ investment in outdoor digital marketing firm – TechCrunch Alibaba is investing big bucks into offline distribution. The Chinese e-commerce giant has forked out $2.23 billion in exchange for a sizeable piece of Focus Media, a Shanghai-based company that operates outdoor digital advertising screens across China, …

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China’s Didi Chuxing is close to launching a taxi-booking service in Japan – TechCrunch

China’s Didi Chuxing is close to launching a taxi-booking service in Japan – TechCrunch Days after raising $500 million via a strategic investment from travel giant Booking Holdings, Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has continued its international push with the launch of a local business in Japan. Its new Japan-based unit …

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Google launches its first WeChat mini program as its China experiments continue – TechCrunch

Google launches its first WeChat mini program as its China experiments continue – TechCrunch Google is continuing to test new strategies in China after the U.S. search giant released its first mini program for WeChat, the country’s hugely popular messaging app. WeChat is used by hundreds of millions of Chinese …

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Travel giant Booking invests $500M in Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing – TechCrunch

Travel giant Booking invests $500M in Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing – TechCrunch Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing company, has pulled in some strategic capital after Booking Holdings invested $500 million into its business. The deal will see Booking Holdings — which was formerly known as Priceline — work closely …

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