In no particular order, here are MediaNama’s top 10 stories of the week ended 2nd June 2019

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Mobikwik reports gross revenues of Rs 1,846 million, 90% jump in monthly active users in FY2019

Mobikwik reported gross revenues of Rs 1,846 million in FY2019, more than double the previous year’s, in its latest Annual Report. It claimed its total registered users grew 40% and monthly active users (MAUs) grew 90% over the period. Here are the other numbers from the report: Read it here

Kurkure! PepsiCo got 16,600 pieces of Facebook content removed via a single Delhi High Court order

How touchy is Pepsico about Kurkure?

16,600 of the 17,713 pieces of content that Facebook removed in India between July and December 2018, in response to legal requests by India’s law enforcement agencies, courts, and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), were related to Pepsico, according to Facebook’s latest Transparency Report. Read it here

Delhi HC directs Delhi Police to register FIR for missing person cases via WhatsApp, email

The Delhi HC has directed the Delhi Police to consider allowing online resgistration – via SMS, emails, and WhatsApp – of FIRs relating to missing persons to speed up the process, reports Bar & Bench. Read it here

A TikTok phone soon? ByteDance looking to enter the smartphone industry: report

The company behind the extremely popular app TikTok, ByteDance is reportedly working on making a smartphone of its own, according to the Financial Times. The smartphone will come preloaded with some of ByteDance’s most popular mobile apps like the ubiquitous TikTok, news aggregator Jinri Toutiao, and also a music streaming app. Read it here

Info Edge acquires; Also, 99Acres reduces losses to Rs 4.3 Cr

Info Edge, the promoter company of jobs portal Naukri, matrimonial site Jeevansathi and education site Shiksha, yesterday announced its acquisition of recruitment company Highorbit, which operates, for Rs 80.82 crore. Read it here

Facebook and Twitter suspend accounts linked to disinformation campaign originating in Iran

Facebook and Twitter have both removed accounts linked to inauthentic behaviour originating from Iran. While Facebook removed a total of 51 pages, acocunts, and groups, Twitter removed 2,800 accounts. Read it here

What the Competition Commissions study on e-commerce marketplaces seeks to find out

A market study the Competition Commission of India, sent to all major e-commerce firms, seeks details on how inventory based models work, on pricing of products and control over the pricing, industry sources have told MediaNama, and Reuters also reports. Read it here

NSDL e-gov enters joint venture with Sterling & Wilson

NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited (NSDL e-Gov) has entered into a joint venture with Indian MNC Sterling & Wilson to provide e-governance IT solutions in African, Middle Eastern and South Asian markets. Read it here

BJP website hacked, beef photos posted on it

Beef was served on the Delhi unit of the BJPs website after it was hacked on Thursday. “Shadow V1P3R” claimed credit for hacking the site, replacing details of the party’s leadership, history, and constitution with a beef menu. Read it here

The Future of Internet policy in India – 2019

India’s new government was sworn in yesterday. The question we’ve been asked several times over the past few weeks is: what will this government do when it comes to Internet policy? The feeling of uncertainty around Internet policy is not unwarranted, especially given frenetic activity in the space since the beginning of 2018, where many new policy consultations were begun, and at times, orders were sprung upon businesses unexpectedly. Read it here