Weekly Digest (30th-7th December 2012)


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Investment & M&A

Publicis Groupe Acquires iStrat & MarketGate
Updated: MadRat Games Raises Funding From Blume Ventures & First Light Ventures
DB Corp To Buy Out Stake In IMCL & SMEL For Rs 37.97 Crore
Plivo Raises $1.75M From Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures & Others
WhistleTalk Raises $400,000 From Hyderabad Angels
Updated: ZipDial Raises Funds From 500 Startups
Network18 Sells Stake in NewsWire18 For Rs 90 Cr To Samara Capital

Earnings-Sep12

OnMobile Q2-FY13 Concall: CEO Search, New Projects, OnCloud & International Biz

Other Updates:

Travel Social Network WAYN Inks Deal With India Today Group
Structuring Of Investments In eCommerce Businesses In India – A MediaNama and Arkay & Arkay Paper
#NAMA Video: Jonathan Bill & Mouli Raman On The Changing VAS Landscape
Another NetworkPlay Founder, Sunil Punjabi, Exits Venture

Industry Moves: Group FMG, Sony, Newsweek Global
#NAMA Mumbai Mixer On 19th December, To End The Year?
Updated: Gitanjali Group Launches An Online Store With Indiatimes
#GujaratVotes: BJP Promises State-Wide Wifi, Job Portal, Social Media Use For Policy

Videocon Plans To Launch LTE Services In 2013
How-To Guide WikiHow Launches A Hindi Version
RCOM Calls For Partners To Distribute ICC Cricket Content On Mobile
Can The New Facebook Messenger Be The Ultimate WhatsApp Challenger?

Woxi Launches SmartPod Device For TV For Rs 9,499
Advertisement: Mobikwik : A better and refined Android App
Updated: Quikr Co-Founder Jiby Thomas Resigns; Atul Tewari Appointed As Operations Head
Industry Moves: Hungama Digital, What’s-On-India, Cheil Worldwide, DGM India

TRAI Disconnects 1,37,052 Spammers; 786 Spam Complaints In 2012
Hungama Revamps Its Content Portal; HTML5, Free Cloud Storage & More
Zapak Partners Disney To Launch Club Penguin
News Digest: 2G scam,Facebook, Nokia, Yamgo, Unitech & More

Komli Inks Sales Deal With Yoose To Offer Location Based Ad Solution
Indian Govt To Pilot Real Time Mobile Phone Tracking: Report
Updated: AR Rahman & Shekhar Kapur’s Media Startup Qyuki Goes Live
Updated: Industry Moves: Myntra, DNA, JWT India, Thanthi TV

TRAI’s Benchmark For Wireless Data: Min 75% Throughput, Max 5% Drop Rate
Supreme Court Stays Order Removing 200 SMS/Day Limit
India Has 137 Million Internet Users & 44 Million Smartphone Subscribers: Report
Note To RBI: Need A Level Playing Field In Online Billing In India

IRCTC Reports 31,457 Mobile Bookings In October 2012; 3.74 Lakh Online Bookings
Apple Finally Extends iTunes Store To India
Citibank & Google To Offer eCommerce Flash Sale & Deals; Marketing Gimmick?
Chart: DTH Subscribers In India

Updated: Zapak Launches Wrapper Tool, Zapper
Will RIL’s 4G Rollout Be Able To Transform Public WiFi In India?
Updated: Airtel Launches Location Based Emergency Alert Service

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

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