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Weekly Digest (2nd-9th November 2012)

MediaNama would like to thank its sponsors: E2E, Indiatimes, Nazara, One97, Vistaas, Saavn and Spice Digital for their support.


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


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


-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