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Weekly Digest (23rd-30th November 2012)


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Investment & M&A

– Reliance Entertainment To Consolidate Gaming Business Under Zapak
– PVR Cinemas Acquires 69.3% Stake In Cinemax; Open Offer; Implications
– Consim Info Sells Majority Stake In ClickJobs
– Accessories Site DailyObjects Secures Funding From Seedfund

– Updated: Why Telenor Might Want To Merge With TTSL; Overlapping Licenses?
– #GSF2012: Where Will The Exits Come From?
– AdNear Raises Rs 35 Crore From Canaan Partners & Sequoia Capital+
– Updated: Times Internet Acquires Men’s Lifestyle Portal MensXP

– Updated: Times Of India Group Sells Majority Stake In TimesOfMoney To Network International
– MakeMyTrip Acquires Majority Interest In Thailand’s ITC Group For $3.2M

Data

– October 2012: India Added Over 0.23 Million GSM Connections; Uninor Loses 1.10M Subscribers

Other Updates:

– Chart: Total Wireline Subscribers & Additions On Airtel
– App Discovery: Is There A Method To The Madness?
– Niti Digital Launches Elections Database: IndiaVotes; Needs More Data
– #NAMA Video: Satyan Gajwani On Times Internet As A Product Co, Mobile Operators Relationships, Competitors & More

Advertisement

– TRAI Regulations For VAS Billing Should Apply To Mobile Web, Click To Buy
– MPJay Panda Moves Motion In Lok Sabha Seeking Amendment Of Section 66A
– Quikr Co-Founder Jiby Thomas Resigns
– MTNL Looking To Surrender Its BWA Spectrum: Report

– #NAMA Video: Nandan Nilekani On Integrating The UID With The Digital Industry
– Indian Govt Issues Guidelines To Prevent Misuse Of Sec 66A; PIL In Supreme Court
– Twitter Appoints Komli For Ad Sales In South East Asia; India?
– Why Parliament Passed The IT Act Without Debate – Ajit Balakrishnan

– Indian Govt To Install GPS Devices In PDS Vehicles To Prevent Smuggling Of Foodgrain
– BuzzCity’s Mobile Gaming & Apps Portal Djuzz To Shut Down By December 31
– Dexetra Deal Not Closed Yet: Sequoia Denies It Has Invested
– Flipkart’s E-Book Store Goes Live; Android Only; 64,000 E-Books At Launch

– Palghar Police Detains Teenager Over Facebook Post: Report
– Why Mobile First Is Not The Right Strategy
– InMobi Launches Lifetime Value Platform To Offer In-App Analytics & Engagement Metrics
– Skill Assessment & Job Portal JobFit.in Launched

– IRINN Starts Issuing IPv6 Addresses In India; Implementation & Adoption
– ISRO To Design Geo Imaging Satellite To Take Real Time Pictures
– TRAI Recommends BWA Spectrum Validity Period For ISPs; No Double Spectrum Fee
– Enforcement Directorate To Probe Flipkart For Alleged FDI Norms Violation

– NPCI Launches USSD Based Interbank Mobile Payments Service; Available On MTNL & BSNL
– Ronnie Screwvala On Entrepreneurship at #GSF2012
– Olacabs Partners With MakeMyTrip To Offer Car Rentals
– Tata Elxsi Launches Technology Incubator In Bangalore

– Updated: Aakash 2 Manufactured In China And Not India: Report; Datawind Refutes Allegations
– Datanet India Launches ElectionsinIndia.com; Pricing, Credibility Of Data?
– Breaking Down Section 66A Of The IT Act
– Two Air India Employees Arrested Over Facebook Post, Spent 12 Days In Jail

– Why Access To Free Internet May Not Be Possible In Another 2 Weeks
– Tata Teleservices To Shut Down Operations In Three Circles By Jan 2013
– Updated: Motorola To Shut Down India Operations: Report
– Former Indiatimes CEO Rishi Khiani Launches Startup Platform, Ant Farm

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