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Weekly Digest (25th-1st February 2013)


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Earnings-Dec12

Airtel Q3-FY13 Concall: Data Usage Up 25% QoQ, Bangladesh EBITA Break Even; Africa
Airtel India Q3-FY13: Rs 47 Data ARPU, Rs 0.29 Per Data MB; 41.48M Subs
Facebook Q4 2012 Concall: On Being A Mobile Company & Building New Ad Experiences
Facebook Asia: ARPU $2.35, 298M Monthly Active Users In Q4-2012

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Idea Q3-FY13 Concall Live: 3G ARPU Rs 97; Double Digit SmartPhone Penetration; MultiSIM Users Decline
Yahoo Q4-FY12 Concall: On Business Challenges, Future Plans & Partnerships
Tata Teleservices Maharashtra Q3-FY13: Data & VAS At 37%; Losses Increase 36.3% YoY
Idea Cellular Q3-FY13: Made Rs 52 Per Data Sub, Rs 0.30 Per Data MB; VAS Down

Yahoo Reports $1.32B Revenue For Q4-FY12; Display Ads Decline 10% YoY
Sify Q3-FY13: eLearning & Portals Revenue Down To Rs 19.2 Crore
Samsung Reports $6.5B Profit For Q4-FY12; $51.8B Net Sales

Investment & M&A

Online Private Labels Zovi & Inkfruit Merge; Raise $10Mn Funding
Codelearn Raises $150k From Kima Ventures; 2.5k Users; Monetization
XBT Holdings Acquires IBEE Solutions To Offer Web & Mobile Development Services
Hinduja Group Acquires Belgian Media Firm Alfacam; Implications
Via Acquires Online Travel Package Booking Site Travelmasti.com

Other Updates:

News Digest: Nokia, Airtel, Prasar Bharti, Dentsu, Vishwaroopam & More
DoT Again Asks Telcos To Improve Location Sharpness; Privacy
500 Startups Backed WalletKit Debuts Its Mobile Pass Builder Platform
BearShop.in Tracks Pricing Trends For Products In Online & Offline Shops

Twitter Received 1009 User Information Requests Between July & Dec 2012; 57% Compliance
Updated: HP Launches Music Subscription Service With Hungama & Universal; DRM Locked?
Homeshop18 Launches Virtual Shopping Wall At Delhi Airport; The Point?
The Lowdown: What BlackBerry Announced At BlackBerry 10 Launch

Shemaroo To Digitize Govt Of Maharashtra Films; On Copyright In Govt Content
Ping Digital Broadcast & OKListen Launch India Music Network Channel
IndiaCast & DisneyUTV Form Distribution JV For TV Channels
Manoj Kohli To Be Bharti Airtel’s MD; Sunil Mittal To Be Executive Chairman

Customized Nokia Xpress Browser Launched With Airtel
WishTel Launches BSNL IRA ICON Tablet With Hindi Android OS; Concerns
Zee New Media’s Ditto TV & DigiVive’s nexGTv Inks Distribution Deal With IndiaCast
Consumer Interest In Online Shopping Up 128% In 2012; Mobile Queries Up 2X: Report

India’s Navigation Service GAGAN To Launch In 2014; Funding; Use Cases
Aircel Goes Against The Grain With Free Roaming
Industry Moves: Seventynine, SeventyMM
Intuit’s Money Manager Service On Moneycontrol Shuttering; New Service Planned

Opera SMW Dec 2012 India Data: Nokia, Google Top; Users Up 33% YoY, Pageviews up 44.8%
Online Phone Directory Service TrueCaller Clocks 10 Million Users; Issues
Learnings From 20 Early Stage Startups: Sales, Pricing, User Acquisition, Competition, Marketing, SEO, Apps & More

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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