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Weekly Digest (01st-8th March 2013)


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Investment & M&A

– BookMyShow Acquires Chennai Based Entertainment Ticketing Site Ticketgreen.com
– Events Discovery Platform Playcez Raises Funds From Rajesh Sawhney & Mukul Singhal
– Interaction One Raises $1M From SDSS Management Services
– IPG Mediabrands Acquires Interactive Avenues; Amar Deep Singh To Be MAP India CEO
– The Funding Environment For E-Commerce In India – K Vaitheeswaran, IndiaPlaza
– Printland.in Secures $164,000 Funding From Evista Venture Capital
– Blume Ventures Investments In Jul-Dec 2012: Gharpay, WebEngage, Printo, CareerVita & More
– AlmaConnect Raises $250,000 From CIIE-IIMA, IXORA Ventures & Others

Other Updates:

– Airtel Planing To Sell 25% In DTH Business: Report
– Kill The OTP: Netcore Launches Payment Authentication With Missed Call
– Why Is IRCTC Venturing Into E-Commerce?
– Indian Govt Launches National Internet Registry; IP Addresses To Become Cheaper

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– Ixigo CEO Aloke Bajpai On Airline Industry Slump, Insulation Strategy, Mobile & Games
– Indian Tablet Shipments At 1.09M During Oct-Dec 2012; 3.11M In 2012: Report
– Why The Micromax A110 Canvas 2 Is Artificially Overpriced

– Wishberg Introduces Group Buying Feature Shop Mobs; Challenges
– Google Launches Android Hindi Input & Transliteration App
– FirstPost Launches User Video Segment Called YouSpeak; Our Take, Suggestions
– Vineet Taneja Made Country Head of Mobile & Digital Imaging, Samsung India

– RIL To Partner Samsung To Offer Low Cost 4G Smartphones: Report
– Komli Media Restructures Top Management
– MediaNama Is Live On LinkedIn Today
– A Rant On India And E-Commerce

– Wall Street Journal Asia Editor Paul Beckett On their Presence in India
– Via.com Appoints V Swaminathan As CEO; Vinay Gupta Now Chairman
– SaffronArt Launches The Story, an Online Collectibles Store
– Infibeam’s Indent Powers Sony Music Jive Service For Xperia Phones

– M-Commerce Firm Mobill Opens Dev Center In India; Sterna Partnership
– Resolution Challenging Section 66A In Parliament Withdrawn
– Updated: RedBus.in Appoints Lakshmikant Gupta As Its CMO
– Rocket Internet’s Foodpanda Launches iOS & Android Apps; Our Take

– Yebhi.com Appoints Nikhil Rungta As Chief Business Officer
– Ezetap Expands To Kenya In Partnership With Equity Bank & MasterCard
– PVR Cinemas Launches NFC-Based Ticket Booking App On BlackBerry 10
– Commonfloor Launches Android App With Augmented Reality-Based Property Listings

– FashionAndYou Shuts Down UrbanTouch.com; CEO Abhishek Goyal Quits
– 55% Cable Digitisation Completed In 38 Cities In Phase II: 4.7M Cable, 4.07M DTH
– YPayCash Mobile Wallet Service Launched With Karur Vysya Bank
– Telcom Operators Boycott India’s March 2013 Spectrum Auctions; What Next

– Universal Music India Launches 36 Albums Via Apps For Android And iOS; Why, Why, Why?
– Amazon Ties Up With Redington India To Sell Kindle Devices; Implications
– Vodafone Launches Wireline Services For Businesses; Airtel Partnership?
– Tachyon Launches Quillpad Roaming Indic Language Service
– Rammohan Sundaram Launches PlatformPlay For Enabling India Entry For Digital Businesses

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