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Top 25 Stories On MediaNama – 27 June to 31st Dec 2008

The following are the top 25 stories on MediaNama by traffic, over the last 6 months that we have been in operation. We won’t say this is an indication of the trends that defined 2008 for the digital media business in India (we’ll cover those tomorrow), but this is it. 

(My recommendations in italics)

1. Times of India Group To Lay Off Around 5% Staff Across Businesses
2. Italian VAS Co Dada S.p.A Launches Services With Airtel
3. Interview With CEO of Times Private Treaties
4. The Economic Times Launches Hindi Site; Business Standard-Gujarati; Jagran.com
5. Why Webaroo Would Need As Much As $10 Million In Funding
6. 3G In India: BSNLs EVDO Services Already Operational; Rs. 750/Month For 2mbps
7. Google News Launches Malayalam Channel
8. Malayalam Newspaper Mathrubhumi Goes Mobile
9. Services On Airtel DTH: Indiatimes Shopping, MMT, WorldSpace, MapUnity
10. Loop Telecom Hires Head Honcho; In Talks With Telenor, Zain
11. TRAI Open House Discussion On Mobile VAS
12. Google Gets Into The Push SMS Business In India
13. Q109: Quarterly India Internet & Mobile Numers; A Wireless Internet Story
14. Expedia Not Acquiring TravelGuru
15. IRCTC Does $102 Million In Online Transactions In August; Payment Trends
16. Mint Launches Mobile Site
17. India’s Information Technology (Amendment) Bill Passed By Lok Sabha
18. On Reliance GSM And Mobile Number Portability
19. Rediff CEO On Current Advertising Scenario, In.com, Paid Services, Apps, Content Deals
20. Chandamama Launches Hindi, Tamil And Telugu Portals; Archives Inaccessible
21. Live: Nokia To Launch Music Store In India
22. Manorama Group Launches Matrimonial Site
23. Digital Today Launches Aajtak Website In Beta
24. Airtel Mobile VAS Revenues At Rs. 235 crores; Non SMS Is 57% of VAS
25. iProperty Group Enters India By Acquiring RealAcres.com

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