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Weekly Digest (14th-21st December 2012)


MediaNama would like to thank its sponsors: Akamai, ComScore, Crazeal, E2E, Flipkart, Goibibo, Hazel Media, Imsy, Indiatimes, MouthShut.com, Nazara, One97, Ooyala, Onmobile, Octane, Quikr, Qualcomm, Quikr, Saavn, Spice Digital, Vistaas and Zaakpay for their support.

Investment & M&A

– MeraCareerGuide Raises Funding From Vishal Gondal & Ronnie Screwvala
– Dentsu In Talks To Buy Network18’s Stake In Webchutney
– Updated: NewsCorp Acquires Disney’s 50% Stake In ESPN-Star Sports
– Eros Worldwide To Offload 2.8% Stake in Eros International
– The Morpheus Batch 8 Startups: Memetic Labs, OnlinePrasad, CVBhejo, MotorPaneer & Others
– Times Internet Invests In US Based eCommerce Venture Fab.com
– One97 Buys Mobile Marketing Platform MobiVite
– Updated: ZipDial Raises Funds From 500 Startups, Times Internet Ltd
– Vdopia Raises $3.4 Million Series B Funding

Data

– 53.61 Lakh Mobile Number Portability Requests In India In October 2012
– October 2012: Total 703.94M Active Mobile Base In India ; 14.81M Broadband

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Other Updates:

– Gaana Claims To Have 1M Registered Users; 100M Minutes Of Use In 2012
– Yes Bank Launches Mobile Point Of Sale Solution
– DoT To Auction Increased Spectrum In Forthcoming 2G Auction
– RIM Q3-FY13: Profit Declines 97% YoY To $9M; 1M BlackBerry Service Subscribers Leave

– RIL To Get DoT’s Nod To Test Voice Services On 4G Networks: Report
– Times Internet Relaunches iTimes As Interest Focused Network
– TRAI Starts Pre-Consultation On National Roaming; Points Of Discussion
– MediaNama is Hiring One Associate Editor And One Journalist

– Faisal Farooqui On MouthShut.com’s Deletion Of 4100 Fake Profiles & Paid Accounts For Brands
– Tamil Nadu Govt To Amend Goondas Act To Include Cyber Crimes
– Keyboard App SwiftKey Adds Support For Hindi & Hinglish
– Grameenphone Appoints Uninor’s Vivek Sood As CEO

– How India’s eCommerce Companies Did On GOSF Day
– #NAMA Video : Vijay Shekhar Sharma On The Mobile VAS Ecosystem & Future Plans
– Tata Tele Ties Up With ICICI Bank To Offer Money Transfer Services
– YouTube Rewind 2012: Top Videos, Most Subscribed Channels, Top TV Shows & More

– News Roundup: Reliance Digital Retail,Telenor, DoT & More
– Reliance Industries Partners Spirit DSP To Offer VVoIP Services On 4G
– eBay India Launches Daily Section To Offer International Food Products
– Industry Moves: Akamai, DDB Mudra, eBay

– MagicBricks Relaunches Home Decor As A Content Portal
– #NAMA Video: Binny Bansal & Sundeep Malhotra On Building An E-Commerce Business In India
– TRAI Asks Tata Tele, Unitech, Videocon & Sistema To Inform Users About Shutdown
– Tikona To Shut Down Operations In 13 Cities

– Updated: Crudearea Offers An Online Graphic Art Marketplace
– Times Of India Launches Another Augmented Reality App: Times Alive
– Update: #NAMA Mumbai Mixer On 19th December, To End The Year?
– HCL Launches MyEduWorld – Tablet & PC Based Learning Solution

– Vishal Gondal Backed Examify Brings Exam Question Papers Online; Use Of Data
– Nehru Place A Notorious Piracy Market: USTR
– Update: HT Media Picks Up 40% In MyParichay; Offers Facebook Recruiting
– Policy Roundup: National Roaming, GSM-CDMA, CensusInfo, Patents, WCIT, Aakash Tablet

– Chandni Chowk Market Brought Online By Google; Our Take
– Twitter Sets Up Gujarat Elections Event Page

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