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Bytedance is shutting down its education tech business in India

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ByteDance is shutting down its Edtech business in India, the company informed local teams on Monday, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the matter. Sources disclosed that the decision came after weeks of discussions,The company has also discussed relocating its Indian team to work in its Educational technology team in Europe. It was also revealed that most, if not all, of the staff would be laid off.

Bytedance's educational technology division employs more than 30 people in India.

The company, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment, recently posted several new positions for its Education technology business in India last month.

Even though ByteDance's main product, TikTok, was banned in India last year, at least two of its businesses -- Snapsolve, an education learning app, and Resso, a music streaming service -- still operate in the country. Bytedance cut most of its staff in India last year, though it continues to employ people for its music and education technology businesses in the country.

But both verticals have kept a low profile in India, and employees have been told not to talk publicly about the operations, according to many people familiar with the matter.

SnapSolve, which compets with Doubtnut, aims to help students in grades six through 12 find solutions to math problems by taking and uploading images. Doubtnut's backers include Sequoia Capital India and James & Middot; Lupa Systems of Murdoch.

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