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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

– 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

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– 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

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