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Internet Digest: Lookup, Instant Articles, Grabhouse & VCats

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Lookup partners with Twitter Bangalore-based Lookup has tied up with Twitter to launch @lookuplite on the social network platform. To use the feature, users need to Tweet their requests @lookuplite which will be monitored by the company to provide solutions. Note that in October, Lookup raised $2.5 million in funding led by Khosla Impact and participation from Catamaran Ventures, Global Founder Capital and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone. Other than this, Lookup offers an Android and iOS app on which allows businesses and users to interact with each other. Users can search for a shop, service or product and then chat with them to get things done. In September, the company partnered with Road Runnr for deliveries in all three cities it serves in. *** Twenty Indian publishers join Instant Articles Facebook has tied up with 20 more Indian publications like APB News, Dainik Bhaskar Group, Jagran Group, NDTV, Zee Group and Network18 Group from mainstream media and online publications like Scoopwhoop, Scroll, DailyO, Times Internet and India.com, reports NextBigWhat. Facebook launched Instant Articles back in May starting with the iOS and some international publications. The platform also added new feature to help publishers publish their full catalog of articles on Instant Articles everyday. In September, it added new features and publishers, with five Indian publishers joining the platform the next month. Earlier this month, the company started letting publishers display ads more frequently. *** Grabhouse lays off employees Grabhouse, a Mumbai-based online roommate search engine, has laid off over a 100…

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