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How to find out the real cost of an App Install – Deepak Abbot

Finding the cost of your app install is simple — price (CPI) you pay to a network? Think again — is it the actual cost of each net install? Here is a quick math on how to calculate it accurately (excel calculator available below to download): You need to have the following 3 basic numbers available to start with:…

Poonam Pandey on cracking the social media celebrity angle in India – Yahoo India

by Jugal Mody for Grist Media. Excerpted from Yahoo India Poonam Pandey first started tweeting in February 2011. She was 20 and had been a model for three-odd years. In the first few weeks/months, she tweeted links to wallpaper versions of her on Santabanta.com – India’s favorite source for glossy desi celebrity desktop wallpapers. Then, for…

Bombay High Court restrains Apeejay Surendra Group from using Candy Crush Saga images – Spicy IP

by Devika Agarwal King.com, the company which owns intellectual property rights over Candy Crush, was recently embroiled in a copyright infringement suit against the Apeejay Surendra Group, a business conglomerate in India. King.com (which was represented by law firm Khaitan & Co.) had filed a copyright infringement suit against Apeejay Surendra Group after King discovered that the…

Who might bid for Payment Banks? – Anand Raman

Until this month, RBI maintained the view that only licensed commercial banks can offer cash-out services, due to which a number of banks and non-banks had formed partnerships. While the RBI’s view hasn’t changed, it has simply decided to regulate non-banks offering business correspondent services too, as differentiated, Payments Banks (PB).

Security breach in NIC allowed hackers to issue fake digital certificates – Hindustan Times

by Saikat Datta, Hindustan Times  A major security breach of the National Informatics Centre (NIC), which runs all the emails of senior officials and websites of all central government departments, allowed hackers to issue several fraudulent digital certificates, raising global concerns about India’s net security practices. The NIC is one of the select few authorised…

India’s Payment Banks: What’s not in there – Anand Raman

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently released the draft guidelines for licensing of Payment Banks and Small Banks. The guidelines borrow heavily from the Nachiket Mor Committee report released earlier this year. Regrettably, the guidelines have not borrowed as much from the report of the Working Group on Payments, of the Financial Services Legislative Reforms…