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Weekly Digest (22nd-01st March 2013)


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Budget 2013-14

– Updated: What Does Budget 2013 Hold For Digital Businesses?
– Budget 2013-14: Digital Business Expectations & Announcements – Live Updates

Mobile World Congress 2013

– #MWC2013: GSMA Launches OneAPI Exchange To Offer Telco-Based Authentication For Mobile Apps
– #MWC2013: Airtel’s Manoj Kohli Says Telco’s And OTT Players Need To Work Together, But Commercial Negotiations -Are Important
– #MWC2013: Airtel Offers Data Subscription Plans Via Opera Web Pass
– #MWC2013: Dropbox On Mobile Devices & Services Partnerships
– #MWC2013: Olaf Swantee, CEO Everything Everywhere, On How Customers Behave On 4G Networks
– #MWC2013: Airtel To Offer Voice Services To LTE Customers

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Investment & M&A

– Info Edge Acquires MakeSense For Rs 8 Cr; To Improve Naukri’s Search Capabilities
– HT Media To Sell 51% Stake In HT Burda Media To Burda Druck For Rs 60 Cr
– #Budget2013: Funds For Technology Incubators In Academic Institutions Get CSR Status; Startup Tax
– Resolvity Shuts Shop In India; Customers & Employees Move To Ozonetel
– Afaqs.com Raises $3M From SeedFund; To Launch 3 Portals By Early 2014
– Updated: IvyCap Ventures Picks Up Stake in Reuters Market Light
– E-Learning Site MeritNation Raises Rs 30 Crore From Info Edge
– Pearson Acquires 100% Stake In TutorVista; Appoints Srikanth B Iyer As CEO
– Social Image Curation Site Kwaab Secures Angel Funding; Another Pinterest Clone?

Data

– January 2013: India Added Over 0.40 Million GSM Connections; Aircel Loses 1.77M Subscribers

Other Updates:

– Snapdeal Partners WarrantyBazaar To Offer Extended Warranties on Electronic Products
– 8,322 Cyber Frauds Cases Registered In Banks In 2012; ICICI Bank Highest
– Mastercard Partners Beam Money To Launch Mobile Wallet Prepaid Cards
– Google Play Finally Extends Its E-Book Section To India

– Getit Acquires YellowPages.co.in & AskMe From Network18
– Neo Sports Secures New Zealand Cricket Broadcast Rights For Asia Till 2020
– Updated: Google India Officially Launches Its Business Photos Program
– EduKart Partners LSBF To Launch An Online Postgraduate Program; Online Education Challenges

– After Airtel, Vodafone India Seeks Regulation To Charge Internet Companies: Report
– BoxTV Partners With Sony Pictures Television & DisneyUTV; TV Shows & Mobile Apps
– Network18 Gets Board Approval To Sell YellowPages.co.in & AskMe
– MakeMyTrip Partners OneAssist To Offer Travel Assistance Products

– TRAI Issues New Guidelines On Mobile Number Deactivation Due To Non-Usage
– Online Marketplace Tradus Appoints Mudit Khosla As CEO
– Altruist & PhoneyTunes Founder Battle Over Platform IP Following Mobisoft Sale
– Yahoo India & SEA Managing Director Arun Tadanki Quits

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