Koo on Wednesday said it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Telangana government to open a development center in the state. The multilingual social media platform expects its presence in the region to grow in a significant way as Hyderabad is an IT hub, boasting access to a technology ecosystem strong and a large pool of IT talent, it said in a statement. As part of the Memorandum of Understanding, the Telangana government will work with Koo on the use of Telugu to increase accessibility among non-English speakers in the state.
The partnership will also promote Telugu’s rich heritage and heritage as a language, in addition to Telangana’s unique culture, the company said.
The development center will tap into local talent and foster synergies with stakeholders in the state, it added.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Telangana IT Minister KT Rama Rao said, “By collaborating with Koowe hope that our efforts in connecting and interacting with the people to disseminate information and services of the government of Telangana will be further enhanced. “
Aprameya Radhakrishna, Co-Founder and CEO, Koo, said, “Language-based social media is a daily necessity, especially in a multilingual country like India. We are truly honored. privileged to work with the Telangana government to advance our goal of empowering voices with digital freedom of expression.The development center in Hyderabad will be a key element of our mission. this destiny.”
Koo, a multilingual microblogging platform, was launched in March 2020 and it is currently available in 10 languages. The platform also offers a translation feature that allows real-time translation of a post across supported languages, while preserving the emotion and context of the original text, the release said.