Sources say Times Internet plans to sell Indian streaming platform MX Player to Amazon • TechCrunch

Sources say Times Internet plans to sell Indian streaming platform MX Player to Amazon • TechCrunch

Sources say Times Internet plans to sell Indian streaming platform MX Player to Amazon • TechCrunch

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It’s Friday, and we’re slumping in our office chairs with a hot cup of coffee after a week that’s been as slow as midwinter molasses.

For Black History Month, we are in awe of the story of Sojourner Truth, who was an American abolitionist and women’s rights activist. Born into slavery, she escaped with her infant daughter and became the first black woman to successfully pursue the freedom of a family member in 1828. For more on her, this Ted-Ed mini documentary is an excellent starting point, and if you want to go further, do not miss the moving biography of Patricia and Frederick McKissack.

— Christina And haje

TechCrunch’s top 3

  • Game on: Amazon is in talks to acquire Indian video streaming giant MX Player from Times Internet, pot holder reports. He writes that the video app is “popular for supporting a wide range of video formats and its reliability on low-cost Android smartphones, has expanded to original content in recent years and garnered over 300 million likes. users worldwide”.
  • No more phishing: Reddit has confirmed that hackers accessed its internal data in what it calls “a sophisticated phishing attack” that targeted its employees, Carly writing. The company said the attack gave hackers access to documents and source code.
  • And, as fast as he came, he left: Five days ago, India banned more than 90 apps, some associated with China, related to loans. Today, pot holder writes that this ban on apps, like LazyPay from PayU, Kissht, KreditBee and Indiabulls home loans, has been lifted.

Startups and VCs

It’s been pretty slow on the news front today – I think everyone has a case of Fridays today. Here are some of the stories worth taking a closer look at:

How to Manage Third-Party Cybersecurity Risks That Are Too Costly to Ignore

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Every early-stage startup relies on third-party vendors to manage certain aspects of its operations: no one wants to build a shopping cart, credit card processing, or identity verification app from scratch.

But now that third-party data breaches are a regular occurrence, teams need to embed the management of this risk into their day-to-day operations, writes Jon Siegler, co-founder and chief product officer of LogicGate.

“No matter how hard you clean things up, the reputational blow to your organization will continue to cost you lost business down the road,” he writes.

Three others from the TC+ team:

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Big Tech inc.

Connected car company Otonomo is acquired by Urgently in a reverse merger, Ingrid reports. Otonomo went public in a 2021 SPAC, at the time valued at $1.4 billion, but which has since dropped to $70 million. Ingrid writes: “It’s been a bumpy road for smart mobility technology – with macroeconomic pressures, the slower development and deployments of next-generation technology like autonomous systems and the market for cooling technology investments, this which makes it harder for start-ups to sustain and grow their businesses. . Otonomo may be the latest victim of this pile-up, but it may not be the last.

If you like classic games, one of our popular stories from yesterday was Sarahis about a remastered, free version of Myst coming to iOS.

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