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Weekly Digest (2nd-9th November 2012)


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Earnings-Sep12

– 123Greetings Ships 36,240 Gifts In Q2-FY13; Rs 1.23 Cr Profit, Rs 20.87 Cr Income
– Rediff Q2-FY13 Concall: On Ecommerce, Increased Ad Revenues, Corporate Business
– RCOM Has 26M Data Subs, 4.8M Active 3G Customers In Q2-FY13; Financials
– Airtel Q2FY13 Concall Live
– Airtel Q2FY13: Data Revenue Up 77% YoY, 40.60M Data Subscribers, Data ARPU At Rs 43
– MakeMyTrip Q2-FY13: Profits At $1.2M; Net Revenue At $20.15M
– Updated: OnMobile Q2-FY13: Rs 6.22 Cr Profit; Rs 179.8 Cr Total Revenue
– Ybrant Q2-FY13: Rs 219.6 Cr Digital Marketing Revenues; Up 51.2% YoY

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Investment & M&A

– NewsCorp Acquires Disney’s 50% Stake In ESPN-Star Sports
-Updated: Myntra Acquires Online Private Label Sher Singh & Exclusively.in
– Fab.com Acquires Pune Based True Sparrow Systems
– Info Edge Invests Rs 5 Crore In Happily Unmarried
– Ezetap Raises $3.5M Funding From Peter Thiel, Chamath Palihapitiya, Nicolas Berggruen & David Sacks
– MakeMyTrip Acquires South East Asia Focused Hotel Travel Group

Data

-69.77 M Mobile Number Portability Requests In India Till September 2012
– Total 699.00M Active Mobile Base In India, End September 2012; 15.08M Broadband; Airtel, Vodafone & Idea Lose Subscribers

Other Updates:

– Satyadev Chada, Co-Founder Of Edewcate.com On Education Focused Content, Product Strategy & Revenue Model
– MobME To Launch Mobile Express, A Mobile Digital Signature Solution
– Ajit Nazre & Arvind Rao Advising Reliance’s 4G Rollout
– Luxury Furnishing Brand Atmosphere Opens An Online Store

– World Economic Forum: Shaping Digital Media Governance
-Vodafone India Partners ICICI Bank To Finally Extend m-Pesa Service To India
– Komli Media Makes New Senior Level Appointments
– Naukri: Hiring In Media, Internet & Mobile Down 3% In October 2012

– Tencent Rebrands Ibibo iBrowser As ONE Browser; Evernote Integration
– 30M Urban Indian Kids & Teens Own Mobile Phones; 3M Use Broadband On Phones: Report
– Nokia Music Connects: New Music Ecosystem; Reviving VAS Revenues
– Updated: Nazara Extends Electronic Arts Partnership To Africa; Games Club?

– Atom Technologies Launches IMPS Service For Its Merchants
– Wishberg Launches A Social Discovery Platform; Our Take
– Zomato Expands To Sri Lanka; On Middle East Operations, Zomato.XXX
– Altruist & Airtel Named In Case Related To Phone Sex Service; Four Arrested: Report

– GKB Opticals Launches Virtual Try-On Web Application
– Updated: Nokia Partners Vodafone & Idea To Bring Operator Billing To Nokia Music Store
– #NAMA Mixer In Bangalore, November 8th 2012
– RBI Updates: Open To Raising $3000 Cap On Global eCommerce Deals, Migration To IPv6

– Pearson Launches Tablet Based Learning Solution For Schools
– 2G Auction News Roundup: Tata Tele & Videocon Withdraw CDMA Spectrum Bids
– NDTV Takes Back Sales & Marketing From Star India
– TRAI Issues New Guidelines To Curb Spam SMS; Sets Free SMS Cap Of 100 Per Day

– One97 Appoints Milind Pathak As Global Head Of New Business
– TDSAT Rejects Telcos Petition Against TRAI’s VAS Guidelines
– Networkplay Appoints Ampreet Singh As CEO; Rammohan Sundaram Exits

Also See: Digital & Telecom Jobs At JobNama

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