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Morning Digest: Facebook-Skype, Info Edge, China, Etisalat, Gmail, Pandora, Mindtree

Facebook & Skype are planning a deep integration covering SMS, Voice Chat and Facebook Connect, reports AllThingsD. These features will be available in the new Skype 5.0, out in beta in a few weeks.

Digg has apparently turned down a $80 million acquisition offer once. [ReadWriteWeb]

Info Edge (India) Limited has approved the allotment of 27,295,256 bonus shares of the face value of Rs.10 each to the shareholders on September 28, 2010. With this allotment, the total issued and paid-up capital of the Company has increased to Rs.545,905,120 comprising of 54,590,512 equity shares of Rs.10 each. [NSE]

Another politically tricky situation: China has apparently asked Apple to show the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh as a part of China in maps, reports The Hindu Businessline.

Etisalat is looking to buy 46% in Zain’s operations in the Middle East, which Bloomberg says is around $10.5 billion.

GMail now allows you to turn off its conversation view [Gmail Blog]

Facebook COO says that in the future, all news will be personalized. More at Paidcontent

The IPO of Agra based multi systems operator Sea TV Network IPO subscribed 9.39 times [MoneyControl]

Michael Arrington’s Road To Millions – We are the media, go figure, says Om Malik
Handset manufacturer Micromax has filed a Draft Red Herring Prospectus (DRHP) with the Securities and Exchanges Board of India, reports Business Standard. We’ll have details up at MediaNama soon.

Jai Menon, CIO at the Bharti Group, may move to Vodafone, reports The Hindu Business Line, quoting sources.

Radio player Pandora is expanding its ad network to include TVs, BluRay disc players and other digital media players, according to PaidContent.

We need more filters to prepare for a tsunami of news, says Katie Couric:

Power Grid of India will lease out its telecom towers, and is inviting bids, reports Business Standard

Mindtree, which acquired handset manufacturer Kyocera Wireless last year, now plans to launch smart phones in the US, reports Reuters

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