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Astro picks 80% in TVPL

Malaysia-based investor Astro All Asia Networks (Astro) has picked up 80% stake in Turmeric Vision Pvt Ltd (TVPL). So far, Astro has picked up significant stakes in over half-dozen Indian companies. [Financialexpress]

RIL-Infotel Running WiMAX Trials?

Reliance Industries owned RIL-Infotel has installed, as per the source, five WiMax base station in which three are from Alvarion and two are from Samsung.The success of WiMax trials being run by Reliance-Infotel will be a big blow to Qualcomm, the evangelist of TD LTE technology, which is expected to make foray into global market by late 2012 or early 2013. [Indiaprwire]

Sanjay Sinha Joins Zedo As Senior VP

Sanjay Sinha hired as senior vice-president in US-based digital advertising solution provider, Zedo. Sinha has about 19 years of work experience across media and telecom. Of that, he has spent about 12 years in the media space. [Afaqs]

Orkut Share Enables Share

Orkut share allows user to share video, page, photo or any virtual content they like with their friend with just a click of a button. [ Orkut Blog]

India gets new local funding network

Grow Venture Community in association with Springboard Ventures has launched a local funding network in India. IndiaCo is the first partner to come aboard the fund and has committed to invest $5 million to the virtual fund.


Gram panchayats to be connected by optical fibre network

The Government plans to form a Special Purpose Vehicle, to roll out 5 lakh route km of optical fibre network to connect all gram panchayats in the country. The cables already rolled out by the PSUs will be integrated for this purpose. [The hindu businessline]

Recharge coupons now available on railway stations

Ministry of Railways has decided that the rechargeable coupons for mobile phones would be made available for the benefit of the passengers at the STD/PCO booths at Railway Stations. The STD/PCO booths opting for the scheme will be required to display a sign indicating that “recharge coupons for mobile phone are available” and will not be allowed to display the name of service provider companies. [Pib.Nic.in]

Karbonn K25 multimedia phone launched

Karbonn Mobiles unveiled its latest offering for the Indian market – the Karbonn K25, a power-packed QWERTY multimedia mobile phone featuring an optical trackpad. The dual SIM (GSM) multimedia phon comes pre-embedded with social networking applications like Facebook, Twitter, Opera Mini, Yahoo Messenger and MSN. [Release]

TATA Docomo Offers Daily & Weekly Blackberry Plans

Tata DOCOMO offers One Week Free Trial on BlackBerry Internet Service. customers can choose from two service plans—BlackBerry MaiLite, which offers customers access to e-mail and instant messaging services, and BlackBerry Internet Service, which also offers access to e-mail and instant messaging, as well as social networking sites and Internet browsing. [Release]

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