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Weekly Digest (27th-3rd February 2012)


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Events

Feb 10-12 2012, Mumbai: Startup Weekend Mumbai
– Feb 13-14 2012, Mumbai: Apex 12 Summit & Awards

Investment & M&A

– Venturenet Partners Raise Funding From Ojas To Expand In-Store & Internet Radio Venture
– Disney Formally Announces Acquisition Of UTV; Ronnie Screwvala To Be MD Of Indian Entity

Data

– 29.24M Mobile Number Portability Requests In India In December 2011
– December 2011: India has 13.30M Broadband Connections; 646.78M Active Mobile

Earnings-Dec11

– Jagran Prakashan’s Digital Revenues Increase 15.5% YoY To Rs 2.32 Crore
– Aksh Optifibre Reports Profits Of Rs 6.51 Crore
– Sify Q3FY12: Consumer Business Revenues Down 21% YoY; Enterprise Up 5%
– Updated: Rediff Q3FY12: New Paid Mail & Website Product For SMEs; Loss At $1.20M
– OnMobile Reports Rs 17.8 Cr Profit On 168.63 Cr Revenues; Products?
– OnMobile Q3FY12 Concall: 3G Will Take Time; Direct To Consumer; Telcos vs -OEMs; Airtel Africa

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Other Updates:

– Uncertainty Around The Future Of The Aakash Tablet
– 2G License Cancellation Verdict: What The Telcos Are Saying
– Arun Tadanki Given Addition Mandate As MD For SEA At Yahoo
– The Lowdown – The Facebook IPO; 46M Monthly Active Users From India In -Dec 2011

– Idea Inks Deal With Opera To Offer Opera Mini To Subscribers
– Junglee.com’s Artificially Low Price Quotes & Hidden Charges
– Table: Supreme Court 2G Scam Verdict Impacts Over 53.31M Connections In India
– Implications Of Cancellation Of 122 2G Telecom Licenses In India & What Happens Next

– Big Moves In Telecom: Syed Safawi Leaves RCom; Atul Bindal Quits Airtel
– When Filmfare’s Editor Chatted With The Fake Bipasha Basu On Twitter
– Amazon’s Junglee.com Goes Live In India As An “Advertising Service”; Our Take
– Dhingana To Focus On Mobile & Social; To Launch Open Graph Integration

– MediaNama MustReads From January 2012
– Google Redirects Indian Blogger Visitors To Blogspot.in Domains To Enable Censorship
– Reality Time For Facebook After IPO: Real Data, Real Market Cap, QoQ Performance
– Hungama Launches Mobile Radio Services: Vh1-Airtel; Red FM-UninorAmazon To Launch In India As Junglee.com

– Daily Mail Online India Is Essentially Mail Today’s Digital Edition
– The Relationship Between The Online & Offline Business For GKB Opticals
– GetMeCab Launches Mobile Web Site; Does Not Integrate Payments
– Songs.pk Listed As An Android Market App; Why Is Google Soft On Music Piracy Apps?

Also See: Digital & Telecom Jobs At JobNama

PRNama: (mail releases@medianama.com)

– India’s largest collection of Hello Tunes is now available online for Airtel mobile customers
– Airtel brings Manchester United legends to India
– Amdocs Signs Multi-Year Agreement with Comcast
– Idea customers get their very own Opera Mini browser
– India’s Premier Online Retail Event 2012
– Trend Micro Announces the Next Generation Mobile Security Solution for the Android Platform
– TERI organises 4th YUVA Meet on “Conserving Global Commons: Transforming Knowledge into Action’
– Salesforce.com Revolutionizes Customer Service for a Social and Mobile World with Desk.com
– Premlesh Machama joins CareerBuilder India as Managing Director
– Sourav Majumdar joins Entrepreneur as Editor-in-Chief

Useful Lists:

– Deals: VC, PE & M&A In Internet, Mobile, Media in India
– Short Code Services in India
– Circlewise List Of Telecom Operators in India
– Statewise Broadband Subscribers In India
– Digital Payment Companies in India
– Advertising Networks in India