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Weekly Digest (3rd -10th January 2014)


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Investment & M&A

– Funding Roundup: Bluegape, Medypal & LocalBanya
– Yahoo At CES 2014: Aviate Acquisition; New Ad Products, News Digest & Others
– #Outlook14: What Indian Investors Plan To Do
– Mswipe Secures Series B Funding From Matrix Partners & Axis Bank: Sources

– Updated: Is Truecaller Raising Funding From Sequoia Capital India Or Not?
– MobStac Raises $2M From Accel Partners & Cisco
– Facebook Buys Bangalore Based App Monitoring Co Little Eye Labs
– Health Video Site Homeveda Raises Funds From Blume Ventures
– Online Grocery Store EkStop Raises Funds From Unilazer Ventures – StartupCentral

Data

– IMPS Data: 55.76M Mobile Money IDs, Rs 1,235.20 Crore Transacted In December 2013
– Mobile Banking In India: Transactions Vs Amount Transacted In Oct 2013
– 2.30 Million Mobile Number Portability Requests In India In October 2013

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Other Updates:

– BSNL & MTNL Get Cabinet Nod To Surrender 4G Spectrum
– Why Kanwal Rekhi Didn’t Want To Exit RedBus Despite 10X Returns – StartupCentral
– Why You Shouldn’t Launch An Insurance Web Aggregator In India
– BoxTV To Offer Carrier Billing For Spectranet’s Fiber Customers

– #Outlook14: What Indian E-Commerce Companies Plan To Do
– The Lowdown: Vodafone Launches Developer Program In India
– CES 2014 Roundup: Google, Micromax, XOLO, Nuance, Pebble, Intel & Others
– #Outlook14 – What Indian Online Health Companies Plan To Do

– More Musical Chairs At Network18’s Internet Businesses
– Updated: #Outlook14 – What Indian Online Music Companies Plan To Do
– Updated – #Outlook14: What Indian Online Food Listing & Delivery Companies Plan To Do
– Mohit Hira Appointed CEO Of Hungama Digital Services

– Videocon Wants Uniform Spectrum Charges & Only To Cover Admin Expenses
– Uninor Breaks Even In India; Appoints Morten Karlsen Sørby As CEO
– Paytm Introduces Semi Closed Wallet: Paytm Cash Wallet
– Vuclip To Power UC Browser’s Video Section For India

– Updated – #Outlook14: What Indian Mobile VAS Companies Plan To Do
– Updated – #Outlook14: What Indian Online Travel Companies Plan To Do
– Updated: Flipkart Debuts Lifestyle Private Label Flippd
– Can Bitcoin Be Banned by the Indian Government? – Part II: CIS India

– Ad: USA’s #1 SEO Trainer Bruce Clay to hold SEO Training Course in India from 4 Feb to 6 Feb 2014
– XOLO Inks 3 Year Marketing & Content Deal With Liverpool Football Club
– Goibibo Introduces Closed Wallet: goCash
– Can Bitcoin Be Banned By The Indian Government? – Part I: CIS India

– DoT Modifies 2014 2G Auction Guidelines: Rollout Obligations, Performance Guarantees
– Junglee Search Trends 2013: Most Searched Products; Changes In Consumer Behaviour & Demographics
– Reliance JIO 4G India’s First Hands on Review – Telecom Talk
– #Outlook14: What Indian Online Properties Listing Companies Plan To Do

– Post Sale To GSO Capital Partners, Velti To Focus On Mobile Marketing In India
– Indian Government Plans Internet Monitoring System Netra
– Twitter India Appoints @Raheelk As Head Of News, Politics And Government

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