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Mitti Labs aims to make rice farming less harmful to the climate, starting in India | TechCrunch

Mitti Labs aims to make rice farming less harmful to the climate, starting in India | TechCrunch

Rice is the staple crop of more than half of the world's population. Demand is increasing with the growing population in South and Southeast Asia. However, a significant portion of rice cultivation still relies on traditional farming practices that lead to substantial methane emissions, a major contributor to climate change – methane is approx. 30 […]

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India clings to cheap feature phones as brands struggle to tap new smartphone buyers | TechCrunch

India clings to cheap feature phones as brands struggle to tap new smartphone buyers | TechCrunch

India, with around the world's second largest smartphone market after China 750 million usersThe new smartphone is struggling to gain buyers, as it is difficult for the average person in the country to afford a brand new smartphone. Instead of switching to a new smartphone, millions of Indian consumers prefer to continue with their existing […]

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India's Oyo, once valued at B, finalizes new funding at .5B valuation | TechCrunch

India's Oyo, once valued at $10B, finalizes new funding at $2.5B valuation | TechCrunch

Oyo, the Indian budget-hotel chain startup, is finalizing a fresh fund raising of about $100 million to $125 million that will bring its valuation down to $2.5 billion, two people familiar with the matter told Tech. told Crunch. This is a steep drop in the value of the Gurgaon-headquartered startup, which was valued at $10 […]

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Amazon buys Indian video streaming service MX Player | TechCrunch

Amazon buys Indian video streaming service MX Player | TechCrunch

Amazon has agreed to acquire Indian video streaming service MX Player from local media powerhouse Times Internet, the latest move by the e-commerce giant to bring its services and brand to the key overseas market popular in smaller cities and towns. can be made A source familiar with the matter told TechCrunch that the two […]

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Narendra Modi-led NDA's election win signals policy continuity in India – but also spending cuts | TechCrunch

Narendra Modi-led NDA's election win signals policy continuity in India – but also spending cuts | TechCrunch

The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has won India's 2024 general election, but with a smaller majority than in 2019. According to post-election analyzes by Goldman Sachs, UBS, Bernstein and Citi, this thin mandate could push through. The government – known for investing in sectors to transform India into a global manufacturing powerhouse and reduce […]

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