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

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It’s Friday, and we’re reclining in our office chairs with a hot cup of coffee after a week has gone by like molasses in the middle of winter.

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  • Game on: Amazon is in talks to acquire Indian video player giant MX Player from Times Internet, Manish report. The video app, he writes, is “popular for its support of multiple video formats and reliability on low-cost Android smartphones, has expanded into original content in recent years, and has attracted more than 300 million users.” globally.”
  • The scam has passed: Reddit confirmed that hackers accessed its internal data in what it called “a sophisticated phishing attack” targeting its employees, Carly write. The company said the attack gave hackers access to documents and source code.
  • And, just as fast as it comes, it goes: Five days ago, India banned more than 90 applications, some related to China, related to lending activities. Today, Manish writes that this ban on apps, such as PayU’s LazyPay, Kissht, KreditBee and Indiabulls’ Home Loans, has been lifted.

Start-ups and VC

It’s been a pretty slow day on the news front – I think everyone has a case for Friday today. However, here are some stories worth taking a closer look at:

Third-party cybersecurity risk management is too costly to ignore

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Every early-stage startup relies on third-party vendors to handle some aspect of their operations: No one wants to build a shopping cart, credit card processor, or authentication app. ID verification from scratch.

“But now that third-party data breaches are so frequent, teams need to make that risk management part of their operations,” writes Jon Siegler, LogicGate co-founder and product manager. their daily.

“No matter how well you clean things up, the reputational impact on your organization will continue to cost you future business losses,” he writes.

Three other pieces of information from the TC+ team:

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Big tech company

Connected car company Otonomo is being acquired urgently in a reverse merge, ingrid report. Otonomo went public in the 2021 SPAC, which at the time was valued at $1.4 billion, but has since dropped to $70 million. It has been a bumpy road for smart mobility – with macroeconomic pressures, slower development and deployment of next-generation technology such as autonomous systems and markets, writes Ingrid. investment in cooling technology, all of which make it harder for young businesses to maintain and grow their businesses. . Otonomo is probably the latest victim in that pile-up, but it also may not be the last.”

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