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WWIL Appoints Ravinder Taneja As Sr. VP

Wire and Wireless India Limited (WWIL) has appointed Ravinder Taneja as senior VP, sales and operation for its HITS (Headend In The Sky). Prior to WWIL, Taneja was VP, Enterprise Business for Tata Teleservices.  He has also worked for P&G, Godrej. Pepsi Co, Candico India, PVR and Hindustan Times. (Read more at Indiantelevision.com)

Disney To Release Next Animation Film After Roadside Romeo

Disney will be releasing animated film Zokkomon on May 7th this year.  The Indian animation industry is estimated to grow to Rs 39 billion by 2013. (Read more at Thaindian News)

Naavi Raises Question On Times Of India’s Ethics

Activist Naavi has argued that the front page article by ToI on pornography site Savitabhabhi.com, currently live on the internet under another domain name, was more a promotion for the site and pornography and additionally a defiance of the current Government ban on Savitabhabhi.com. (Read more at Naavi.org)

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More Delay In BSNL GSM Lines Tender

The Central Vigilance Commission has recommended that BSNL scrap the old tender and issue fresh bids for the tender.  (Read more at The Economic Times)

Pyramid Saimira has announced through a BSE filing that a meeting of the company’s Board of Directors to discuss a scheme of reconstruction and arrangement will take place on February 20, 2010.

Anand Daniel New Principal For Accel Partners India

Accel Partners has appointed Anand Daniel as a principal for its Indian office. Prior to Accel Daniel was with US based Flybirdge Capital Partners.  Danile has also worked with Intel Corporation. (Read more at  VCCircle)

The Government of Karnataka and Association of Bangalore Animation Industry will jointly write the Animation, VFX and Gaming policy for the state.    (Read more at AnimationXpress.com)

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Finance Secretary for India, Ashok Chawla has told Dow Jones he thinks that the problem of availability of 3G spectrum for auction might have been solved. (Read more at Wall Street Journal)

Pyramid Saimira’s Petition Adjourned

Securities Apellate Tribunal has adjourned the hearing on Pyramid Saimira’s petition on Sebi’s order that debarres it from trading in the markets for seven years  to March 30. (Read more at Business Standard)

Google Launches Orkut App People Hopper

A new application called People Hopper for Orkut has been launched in Google Labs.  The app morph’s a users picture into a friends picture, using images from Orkut users in between and not any computer graphics are used Google claims.  (Read more at Orkut Blog)

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