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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


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?


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