Former Facebook India head Umang Bedi is now the President of Dailyhunt local news and entertainment aggregator. This is said to be most high profile hires by an Indian internet firm in recent years.

The new President will work to scale up the revenues and user base of the news platform with help from founder Virendra Gupta. The news platform has more than 80million active users as of now and the new President will work to increase it.

Earlier Bedi head Facebook for India and South Asia and work for multi national companies like Adobe, Intuit and Symantec.

Founded in 2009 Dailyhunt has over 250,000 news articles in 14 languages, licensed from thousands of content partners with readers spending over six billion minutes on the application each month.

Dailyhunt has also been expanding it’s product suite and recently introduced Newzly, a news-in-brief app in nine India languages. Newzly provides trending news articles across multiple genres including entertainment, business, sports, amongst other sectors.

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