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WSJ Launces Mobile Site, FT launches Mobile Application

Wall Street Journal has launched a mobile website (WAP portal) for its Asia edition. The full mobile site is only accessible to paying subscribers. Financial Times has launched an iPhone application for its Asia mini-travels guides known as the Little Book of Business (screenshot here). This application is free of charge. (Read more at Media.asia)

Business Standard Launches Stock Market Site

Financial news daily Business Standard has announced the launch of a stock market portal SmartInvestor.in. The advertisement-driven site will feature information and insight on the market and also analysis and editorial inputs. The site has been developed by Geodesic. (Read more at E4M)

IPTV To Cost More In Maharashtra

The Maharashtra state government has decided to levy a 25 percent entertainment tax on IPTV. The government hopes to collect Rs 25 crores as tax from IPTV. (Read more at Times Of India)

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ViziSense Launches Online Ad Monitor

ViziSense has launched Indian online ad monitor, AdView to track online spend at multiple levels. AdView is targeted at agencies, advertisers and publishers seeking insight into online advertising trends, competitive benchmarking and campaign-level execution. (Read more at Asia Media Journal)

TTK Prestige Launches e-Commerce Site

TTK Prestige, the pressure cooker manufacturer, has launched an e-commerce portal called Prestige Smart Kitchen in partnership with online retailer Infibeam. Infibeam will also provide other services such as  managed hosting, catalog and inventory management, order fulfillment, payment & fraud management, search engine optimization & marketing and other services.

Phone Directories Replaced With CDs

BSNL has not printed any telephone directory in the last two-and-half-years. Instead BSNL has now a CD containing all the numbers and a help line (197) that gets close to 7,000 calls everyday. (Read more at Indian Express)

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Stay On BSNL Rural WiMax Project

The internal vigilance officer at BSNL has put a stay on giving the Rs 1000 crore rural WiMax project to one of the four shortlisted bidders. The lowest bidder Vippalamritha Magnetic Components Ltd has been suspected of evasion of duties by its parent company while importing equipment for an earlier BSNL contract. (Read more at Business Line)

Qutesys Sets-Up Mobile VAS Testing Lab

Test engineering company Qutesys has set-up a mobile VAS testing lab in India. Qutesys has offices in Singapore and India.  (Read more at SiliconIndia)

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