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Weekly Digest (14th-21st December 2012)

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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



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

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