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Weekly Digest (28th-5th July 2013)


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Investment & M&A

– SEBI’s Angel Fund Norms A Good Step But Need Tweaking: K.Ganesh – StartupCentral
– CommonFloor Raises $7.5M Investment From Existing Investors
– Updated: Social Commerce Platform Klip.in Raises Funds From VentureNursery
– Airtel Increases Stake In Qualcomm’s Indian 4G Biz To 51%

– DB Corp To Demerge Internet & Mobile Biz From IMCL
– DB Corp To Sell Its 51% Stake in Divya Prabhat Publications
– Mobile App Development Firm Robosoft Raises Rs 22 Cr From Kalaari Capital

Data

– 20.33 Lakh Mobile Number Portability Requests In India In April 2013
– April 2013: India Has 15.09M Broadband Connections; 724.48M Active Mobile Base

Other Updates:

– BoxTV Launches On Amkette’s EvoTV; What Happened To The Roku Deal
– Bhavin Turakhia Claims Directi Has 47% Marketshare Of Domain Names Biz In India
– Spice Launches Cloud Based Backup Service For Its Handsets
– Hungama Movies To Offer Warner Bros Content

Advertisement

– Cleartrip Starts Offering Train Ticketing On Android
– Updated: HomeShop18 Reports Rs 225.4 Cr Revenue In FY13; CoinJoos Bought For Rs 5 Cr
– Things Change: T-Series Hits 1 Billion Video Views On YouTube
– Travelguru Launches TGConnect API To Allow Managing Hotel Inventory

– BookMyShow Reports Rs 3.23 Cr Profit In FY13; Rs 52.62 Cr Revenues
– Twitter’s Ad Rates In India: Rs 5.5 Lakh Per Promoted Trend
– Excl: Flipkart Applies For License To Launch Semi Closed Prepaid Wallet
– Updated: What Is Flipkart Doing Differently With Its Online Payment Solution PayZippy?

– What Should Accelerators Focus On? – Pravin Jadhav
– Digest: DoT, TRAI, CMS, Vodafone India, Free Roaming & More
– DNA Launches Augmented Reality App DNA it
– Milaap Raises $1.1Mn From Jungle Ventures & Others

– How Niti Digital’s Online Radio NWR Live Is Different From Regular Radio & Mobile Radio
– MediaNama Is Hiring Two Journalists
– RAACI Launches Online RTI Filing Platform YourAdhikar
– Why Did Robosoft Raise Funds After Bootstrapping For 16 Years?

– Updated: Flipkart Hikes Affiliate Fee Up To 10% For July; Competition Effect?
– Homeshop18’s Plan For Retailing Food and Groceries
– Yahoo Shuts Down Yahoo Stars India & 11 Other Services
– India’s First Navigational Satellite Launched; GPS-Like Service In 2016

– Aakash 4 Features & Specifications Unveiled; Our Take
– MapmyIndia’s New People Tracker App “Locate” Is Buggy
– Penguin Merges With Random House; Gaurav Shrinagesh Appointed India CEO
– Nokia Tries Chat Buddy Campaign On Nimbuzz

– Japanese IM App LINE Targets India
– S Mobility To Shut Handset Manufacturing Units

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