Google’s Next Billion Users team focuses on mobile strategies for the population in emerging markets facing issues of low internet and cellular connectivity, data usage, battery consumption, device compatibility, mobile transactions and monetization as well as localized content.
— Pankaj Gupta (@pankaj) July 12, 2017
Halli Labs was founded by Pankaj Gupta, who was the CTO of Stayzilla, the Indian version of Airbnb, which shut down its operations recently and was in the news because of its founder getting arrested. The AI Company was operating in stealth mode and released an official statement about itself, two months back on May 22.
Caesar Sengupta who leads Google’s Next Billion User program announced the acquisition on Twitter, as a response to Gupta’s Tweet. He said “Looking forward to building some cool stuff together.”
— Caesar Sengupta (@caesars) July 12, 2017