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– Mobile VAS company Tanla has partnered with Reliance Communications to implement its 3G video portal-IVVR on RCom’s 3G network. Press Release

– Digital Chocolate, developer of social and mobile games has raised $12 million in Series D funding led by Intel Capital and includes participation from prior investors Sutter Hill Ventures and Bridgescale Partners. Press Release

– Travel search engine, has launched a global Travel App for iOS users. The free app can be downloaded and installed on Apple’s iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad devices via the app store. Press Release

– Google’s internet bus has started touring Uttar Pradesh after having traveled across South India, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and Gujarat. It aims to spread internet awareness amongst masses. Read more at The Official Google India Blog

– Uninor has introduced Talk Time Transfer for its Karnataka customers, to let customers borrow and transfer talk time with other Uninor users. Press Release

– BlackBerry maker RIM said that the Indian government has assured the company that lawful access requirement for communication services will be applicable across the industry including the likes of Apple , Nokia and Google. More at The Economic Times

– Older GSM operators like Vodafone Essar, Airtel and Idea Cellular continue to gain after introduction of Mobile Number Portability.  Vodafone Essar gained as many as 1.7 lakh customers while Idea Cellular ranked second with a net gain of 1.5 lakh.More at The Economic Times

– DTH Operator Dish TV has added 30 new High-Definition channels to its line up, including ESPN’s HD feed for the World Cup, HBO, Movies Now and Discovery, among others. Press Release

– Videocon D2H, the DTH service offered by Videocon has added 19 new channels, including 6 HD channels to its lineup. Press Release

– ItalyDQE, the global entertainment production and distribution company,has signed an agreement for the exclusive broadcast and distribution rights for The Jungle Book 3D TV series in Italy to RAI DUE (“RAI 2”), an Italian television broadcaster. Press Release