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Ex-Facebook India head Bedi joins Dailyhunt as President

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Former has joined local language news and entertainment aggregator as

will report to founder

"This is a tremendous opportunity to drive scale via Dailyhunt's 'Made in India' platform. The intention is to serve the unmet, under-served needs of Indians who live in tier 2, 3, 4 cities and rural areas and provide them with personalised, relevant, meaningful experiences," said in a statement on Thursday.

has 80 million users that spend over six billion minutes on the platform each month. The platform offers over 250,000 news articles in 14 languages licensed from thousands of content partners and contributors every day.

"Umang's background in and experience leading scaled teams generating hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues is a great fit with our plans," said Gupta.

appointed Bedi in 2016 as for to build and maintain strategic relationships with top clients and regional agencies in the country.

An engineering graduate from the and an alumni of the Harvard Business School, Bedi officially started at in July 2016.

Prior to joining Facebook, Bedi was of region at



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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 19:10 IST