Weekly Digest (19th-26th April 2013)


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Earnings-Mar13

Google Q1-2013 Concall: On Search Initiatives, Google Play, Future Motorola Products & More
Updated: Apple Q2-FY13: 37.4M iPhones & 19.5M iPads Sold; $43.6B Revenue
Idea Cellular Adds 4.5M Data Connections In Q4-FY13; Mobile VAS Declines
Yahoo Q1 2013 Concall: 300M Monthly Mobile Users; On Personalization & Acquisitions
Nokia Q1 2013 Concall: Asha Series Refresh, Lumia Performance In India

Data

25.66 Lakh Mobile Number Portability Requests In India In February 2013
February 2013: India Has 15M Broadband Connections; 712.5M Active Mobile Connections

Investment & M&A

Plustxt Raises Funding From Mumbai Angels & Others; Monetization
Yebhi.com Raises $12 Million As Bridge Round From Existing Investors
Hike Raises $7 Million From Bharti SoftBank
DataWeave Raises Rs 1.5 crores From TLabs, Blume Ventures & More
Shephertz Raises Funds From Kae Capital, Mumbai Angels & Blume Ventures
Apalya Raises $10M From Cisco & Others
Airtel To Buy Warid Uganda
Update: Batelco No Longer Looking To RCOM Subsidiary Reliance Globalcom

Other Updates:

Mobile VAS Firm MobME Gets NSE Approval For IPO
Swype Keyboard Adds Support For Tamil & Urdu, Now Available On Google Play Store
Telibrahma Powers Augmented Reality For Royal Challengers, Sandesh Newspaper
Issues That Survey Of India’s Complaints Against Google’s Mapathon Raises About India’s Maps Policy

Jayadeep Reddy of eHealth Access on Mobile Strategy, Government Projects, Challenges & More
Sify Technologies Launches iOS News App Samachar; Our Take
UC Web Opens Its Second Headquarters In India; Claims 25% Market Share in India
Akamai Report: India’s Avg Connection Speed Up 48% YoY; 14.3M Unique IPs

Tata Teleservices To Surrender Excess CDMA Spectrum In 15 Circles; What About Other Telcos?
MTS India Appoints Dmitry Shukov As Its CEO
Nokia Asha 210 Offers Free WhatsApp Subscription & Dedicated Button; Nokia-Getit Partnership
Jayadeep Reddy Of eHealth Access On Partnership With Doctors, Health Content Consumption & More

What Does Google Consumer Survey Offer To Marketers?
The Tricky Thing About Fighting Blocking Of Porn In India
Gaana Launches Paid Subscription Service At Rs 170 Per Month; New iOS App
RCOM Offers Free Twitter Access To Its GSM Subscribers For 90 Days

Updated: Hike Revamps: Adds Status Updates With Moods; Annoys With Notifications
Tata Sky Inks Deal With Kantar To Measure TV Viewership
Gaming Digest: Disney UTV, Indiagames & Zapak Mobile Games
Reliance Jio Infocomm Inks Cable Network Tie-up With Bharti Airtel; Globalcom?

What Happened To Facebook India’s Telco Billing Option?
Exclusive: Vishal Gondal Quits Disney India
Indian Govt To Launch GPS-Like Navigation System By 2016: Report
Industry Moves: FashionAndYou, CRIS, ComScore & Hathway

CCAvenue CEO Vishwas Patel On Social Networks In-Stream Payments Service
Vserv To Monetize Yahoo’s Premium Mobile Ad Inventory In South East Asia
PayU India’s PayUPaisa To Allow Businesses Set Up Online Stores
AICTE Mandates Microsoft Office 365 In Educational Institutions

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

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