Nigeria Govt now on Koo

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After Twitter Ban, Nigeria Govt Switches To Its Indian Rival 'Koo'

After banning Twitter, the Nigerian government has planned to use Koo, a Bengaluru-based microblogging startup. Recently, Twitter took down Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet citing violation of behaviour policy which sparked the argument between Twitter and Nigerian government. Talking about lifting the ban on Twitter, Nigerian minister Lai Mohammad said, "First and Foremost, Twitter must register as a company in Nigeria". Koo… read-more

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 - 06:22 PM / by Vanshika Sharma

Tags: Twitter, Koo, Startups, Nigeria, Twitter Ban, Muhammadu Buhari

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

Koo and Twitter

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India's 'Koo' Eyes Expansion In Nigeria After Twitter Faces Ban

Indian microblogging platform 'Koo' is focusing on its expansion in Nigeria after Twitter faced a ban in the African country. “@kooindia is available in Nigeria. We’re thinking of enabling the local languages there too. What say?” company’s co-founder and CEO Aprameya Radhakrishna stated. The Nigerian government banned Twitter on June 4 after the US-based micro-blogging… read-more

Sun, 06 Jun 2021 - 04:05 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Koo, Nigeria, Twitter Ban, Technology, business

Representational photo: Koo app

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Koo Gains $30Mn Funding Amid Govt-Twitter Dispute

Indigenous social media platform Koo on May 26 announced to have bagged $30 million funding from US-based firm ‘Tiger Global’ amid Twitter's spat with the Centre. Koo, having 60 lakh active users, said the funds will be utilised for strengthening engineering, product and community efforts across all Indian languages. The company's CEO, Aprameya Radhakrishna, said, "We have aggressive plans to grow into one of the world's largest social media… read-more

Wed, 26 May 2021 - 04:27 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Koo, Social Media, Tiger Global, funding, Twitter, Central Government

Courtesy: Business Standard

Kangana Ranaut; Koo app logo.

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Koo Welcomes Kangana Ranaut After Twitter Account Suspension

India's microblogging app Koo has invited Kangana Ranaut to the platform to express her opinions with "sense of pride" after the actress' Twitter account was suspended on May 4. With the invitation, the app shared Kangana's earlier note where she had said, "bhade ka ghar bhade ka hota hai, apna ghar kaisa bhi ho apna hota hai", referring to the indigenous Koo. Kangana's Twitter account was suspended over alleged rule-violation.

Wed, 05 May 2021 - 11:17 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Twitter, Koo, Kangana Ranaut, Account Suspension

Courtesy: Republic World

Koo App

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Koo Logs Over 9 Lakh Users In Just 5 Days Thanks To Govt-Twitter Tussle

Koo app, an Indian alternative to micro-blogging site 'Twitter', has gained over nine lakh users in just five days, from February 6-11. The expansion in Koo's userbase can be attributed to the clash between the Indian government and Twitter, which has lately intensified over issues like misinformation, farmers' protest, account blocking and others. Moreover, many leading Indian personalities, including Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, have also… read-more

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 - 12:42 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Koo, Twitter, Userbase, Koo App

Courtesy: NDTV

Representational photo: Koo app, Twitter Logo.

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French Cyber Pro Finds 'Koo' Leaking Personal Data, Chinese Link

French cybersecurity researcher Robert Baptiste has claimed that Twitter's alternative ‘Koo’ app has been allegedly leaking users' data, including email, contacts, and date-of-birth. Robert tweeted a screengrab claiming information leaks. However, the Koo officials have denied a data breach. While accused of having Chinese links, the officials affirmed that associated company Shunwei would exit soon. Reportedly, three million people,… read-more

Thu, 11 Feb 2021 - 05:02 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Twitter, Koo, Robert Baptiste, Shunwei, China, Government of India

Courtesy: India Today

Koo App

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Twitter's Indian Alternative 'Koo' Garners Support From Railway Minister

Amid deliberations between the Centre and microblogging platform Twitter, the latter's made-in-India alternative 'Koo' has garnered the limelight. On February 9, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal announced his presence on ‘Koo’, asking people to connect him there. Delivering same user experience as Twitter, ‘Koo’ allows to conduct polls, tag people and provides a 400-character limit. Besides, supporting vernacular languages like Hindi, Marathi,… read-more

Wed, 10 Feb 2021 - 12:45 AM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Twitter, Koo, Made in India, microblogging, Android, iOS

Courtesy: Gadgets Now