-Newspaper DNA falsely announced the death of Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor on Twitter yesterday. Later it apologized and tweeted again to confirm that Kapoor is still alive and it had received false reports from sources.

-Mobile VAS solutions provider Comviva has partnered with Airtel Bangladesh to offer USSD and SMS based services to deliver content and self-care services to subscribers and to deploy a Bulk Messaging Gateway for enterprise customers. Press Release

-AirTyme Communications Pvt Ltd, a US based mobile device distribution company has forayed into the Indian market with an office. It has 20 years of experience as a retailer, agent, master agent, and direct distributor in the US. Press Release

-PubMatic the monetization solutions provider for publishers, has promoted Jeanne Houweling to the post of Chief Revenue Officer from Vice President of Demand Partner Solutions and Andrew Rutledge to General Manager and Vice President of Publisher Development, from Vice President of Publisher Sales. Press Release

-Tata Teleservices and Future Group’s JV mobile network T24 has launched services in Gujarat. it will be the sixth state after Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal to get the network. More at The Hindu Business Line

-99acres.com has launched a new ‘Ask and Answer’ section on the website, where users can ask questions and answer questions asked by other users.  It already has a data bank of 4,000 questions and answers. Press Release

-Aidem Ventures and eBus Media Network of Singapore have signed a JV to to offer a complete solution for digital distribution and management of Television Commercials (TVCs) to advertisers, agencies, media owners, content producers and broadcasters in India. Press Release

– DTH operators Tata Sky and Airtel digital TV have started offering a-la-carte packages to their subscribers in the wake of the TRAI directive, allowing them to choose individual channels instead of bundled packages. Dish TV is expected to follow suit. More at Business Standard

-Spectranet will invest Rs 100 crore over the next 12 months to ramp up its broadbandinfrastructure in the country and expand its optical fibre network from 6 cities to 30 by December 2011. More at The Hindu Business Line

-Video advertising technology provider Jivox has announced significant growth of more than 330% in revenue and added more than 100 new customers in 2010.  Company Release

-Sistema Shyam TeleServices (MTS) has appointed Shankar Bali as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Delhi NCR and Haryana circles. He was the CEO of Hutch Si Lanka. Press Release