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News Digest: Airtel.com, Disney Movie Club, Google Gov, Facebook, Ozone Media & More

Bharti Airtel Reclaims Airtel.com Domain

Bharthi Airtel Limited, has won back the Airtel.com domain from Ramandeep Singh, via the WIPO arbitration process. Airtel.com was previously with Vodafone, which it had acquired following its acquisition of Airtel Movil in Spain in 2000.  Airtel has been using the domain name Airtel.in for both its corporate and Indian site. Singh had apparently won the domain in an auction at pool.com. Airtel.com has been transferred to Bharti Airtel. [More here at WIPO]

Disney Movie Club Launched In India

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has launched Disney Movie Clup in India, offering Mickey Gold (Rs. 3999), Donald Silver (Rs. 2999) and Goofy Bronze (Rs. 399) memberships, which are currently exclusive for HDFC Bank customers till October 2010. From starting of November these memberships available at www.disneymovieclub.in. Each membership comes with a free gift and other benefits, and the site accepts payments via credit card, debit card, cheque or cash on delivery. [via Release]

Google launches Google Apps for Government

Google announces a new edition of Google Apps for Government, the first suite of cloud computing applications to receive Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) certification and accreditation from the U.S. government. Google Apps for Government allows agencies to redeploy resources to technology projects core to their mission of serving the public. This new edition should give governments an even stronger case for making the move to the cloud. [Announcement]

Facebook has 12 million users from India [Facebook]

Yuzdi N. Badhniwalla Joins Ozone Media

Yuzdi N. Badhniwalla ex-General Manager – India for the digital advertising business at Starcom IP joined Ozone Media as Vice President – Sales, Marketing & Alliances. Besides the day to day functioning, he will play a pivotal part in guiding the company’s growth and building a formidable national presence.  With state-of-the-art ad serving technology, Ozone Media strives to maximize Return on Investment on advertising campaigns for advertisers and revenues for publishers. [Via Release]

Music B2B Site Music2Deal.com Launched In India [Radio and Music]

Disney to distribute select UTV motion picture titles

The Walt Disney Studios will handle home entertainment distribution for some of the key titles from the UTV Motion Pictures studio including Raajneetiand I Hate Luv Storys. “We are delighted to be working with UTV once again,” says Mahesh Samat, managing director of The Walt Disney Company, India. The distribution agreement adds to the Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment’s growing retail presence, distributing and marketing popular titles to Indian families and fans. [via Release]

Reliance BIG Street gets the contract for Delhi Metro Line III

Reliance Broadcast Network has won a 5 year contract for the development of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s high potential Line III, covering 21 premium stations spread over 33.5 kms stretch of high potential areas. Qumbet, known for the state of the art delivery across the countries of Turkey, China, Romania and Korea, will design and customize unique street furniture backed with strong understanding of the local populace as well as the in-bound traveler for the CWG. [more]

ViziSense does survey on online behaviour of Indian women

ViziSense reports that social networking is getting more page views than e-mail categories and that women user in North India are more active than their counterparts in the South. Interestingly, ‘Shopping’ does not figure among the top 7 categories of websites accessed by women indicating lower adoption of online shopping by women as compared to other categories. [more]

Half of the licensed radio stations are still off air

Information and Broadcasting Ministry for Community licenses has received a total of 659 applications. Though by March 2010 about a hundred community radio stations were licensed in the country, only 57 are operational.

A total of 31 FM radio service providers have reported revenues amounting to Rs 2.1087 billion from advertisements coming out of 231 radio stations. [Radio and music]

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