India lifts download ban on VLC

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India has lifted the download ban on VLC media player, more than nine months after it blocked its official website in the South Asian market. VideoLAN, the popular software’s developer, filed a legal notice last month seeking an explanation from the nation’s IT and Telecom ministries for the block order. The Ministry of Electronics and…

General Atlantic values media tech Amagi at $1.4 billion in new funding

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Amagi, which offers cloud broadcast and targeted advertising software to scores of media and entertainment giants, has raised a large new funding round as it looks to expand its tech offerings and invest in AI-powered personalization stack. General Atlantic led a new round of over $100 million, which included about $20 million in secondary buybacks,…

Amazon introduces a $7.3 annual Prime Video subscription tier in India

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Amazon has introduced a new price tier for Prime Video in India, making the on-demand video streaming service even more affordable as it races to win more customers in the South Asian market where it competes with giants including Disney’s Hotstar and Netflix. The e-commerce group said it will offer the yearly subscription to Prime…

India’s Wire retracts reports on Meta citing discrepancies

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Wire has retracted its stories on Meta after discovering “certain discrepancies” in its reporting, the Indian outlet said Sunday, marking what should be an end to the high-profile drama with the social juggernaut that captured the interest of newsrooms and tech companies globally for two weeks. (More to follow) India’s Wire retracts reports on Meta…

Indian news outlet Wire to review reporting on Meta amid backlash

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Indian news outlet The Wire said on Tuesday it is setting up an internal review to assess the documents, information, source material and people it relied on for critical stories on Meta that claimed the social juggernaut gave governing party BJP’s top digital operative an unchecked ability to remove content from Instagram and a series…

Meta and news outlet’s spar deepens India’s trust deficit

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Tech giants and news organisations sparring over news reporting isn’t new. Companies often complain to journalists about getting nuances wrong and usually air their dismay “off the record.” Journalists usually agree to include the rebuttals provided the companies can offer the same assertions on-record. The companies don’t follow through and the conversation typically ends there…