MediaNama would like to thank its sponsors: Nazara, One97, Spice Digital and E2E Networks for their support.

Investment & M&A

– Digital Payment Gateway Co EBS Acquired By Ogone
– Sparsha Secures Seed Funding From Blume Ventures and Tempus Capital
– Velti Acquires Mobile Marketing & CRM Company Air2Web


– MP Asks For TRAI’s Subscription Regulation To Be Stalled
– The Impossibility Of TRAI’s SMS Spam Regulations – Anonymous
– What Mobile Marketing & SMS Co’s Think Of TRAI’s SMS Spam Regulations
– DoT Rejects Qualcomm’s ISP License Bid


– OnMobile Buyback Starts This Week; CEO Arvind Rao On TRAI VAS Guidelines, Mobile Marketing & More
– How A Very Large Music Label In India Is Like A Media Buying House – Vijay Nair, Only Much Louder
– How Lukup Is Making TV Ads & Content On DTH Interactive


– Why You Shouldn’t Read Too Much Into COAI’s August 2011 GSM Mobile Data Yet
– IRCTC Reports 13.2M Transactions For August 2011; 1.73% Down

Chart Of The Day

– Chart Of The Day: Advance Tax e-Filings In India In 2010-11, By Bank
– Chart Of The Day: BSNL Towers In India
– Chart Of The Day: Composition Of Mobile Revenues In India, March 2011
– Chart Of The Day: Marketshare Of Public Call Offices In India
– Chart Of The Day: Outgoing SMS Per Subscriber For GSM In India

Special: Eb00ks & E-Publishing

– Anish Trivedi On What The Digital Books Biz Can Learn From The Music Biz
– Shift In Power Balance With Rise Of Online Books Distributors
– Challenges That The Digital Application Ecosystem Poses For Book Publishers – Radhika Menon, Tulika Publishers

Other Updates:

– How 4G Is Likely To Be Rolled Out In India, & Break Even – Kunal Bajaj, Analysys Mason

– The Lowdown: What Facebook Announced At F8
– Unisys Acquires Rights For Online Streaming Of 200 Full Length Movies
– Spice Launches Android Tablet; Are We Really Ready For Tablets?

– GetIt Launches Shopping-Mall Discovery Service GetItMalls; Bugs
– DIT Notifies 51969 As Short-Code For m-Governance Services On SMS & IVR
– IndiaGames Ties Up With WWE For Mobile Content In India

– Arogya Powers Diabetes Prevention mHealth Updates In India On Nokia Life Tools
– Indian Railways Accepts Virtual Reservation Message; No Printouts Needed
– Updated: Pakistan To Block Facebook? India’s IT Act And Blasphemy

– Nokia Embeds 10 Indian Apps In Nokia C2-02, C2-03 & C2-06; Who Pays?
– Reliance’s First Big 4G Partnership: Homeland Security Solutions With Siemens
– Eros Inks Deal With Korea’s KT Corp To Distribute 50 Film Titles

– InMobi Announces New SDKs For iOS and Android
– News Digest: Syniverse, Aircel, Sterlite, BSNL, Polycom, Jive, Rohit Sawhney & More
– News Digest: Polama, redBus, Telenor, Unitech, Biz2Credit, Nokia, Dot, MTNL & More

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– Essar Telecom Kenya (yuMobile) selects Tata Communications as its sole provider of international voice termination
– IHR goes for complete makeover
– Airtel digital TV brings the celebrated TV series “Johnny Test” to India
– Wockhardt Foundation signs MoU with GAIL India for Vision 1000 programme
– GETIT Launches A Pathbreaking Online Mall Locator For The 1st Time In India
– Polycom and Jive Announce Strategic Relationship to Bring HD Video Collaboration to Social Business
– Sterlite Technologies wins contract to implement a central of?ce broadband system for BSNL
– Syniverse Speeds International Roaming Reach for India’s Aircel
– Former Managing Director of Microsoft IDC – Mr. Srini Koppolu joins IIIT-H Startup as Chairman
– Rohit Sawhney Joins DigiVive as Senior VP Operations

Useful Lists:

– Deals: VC, PE & M&A In Internet, Mobile, Media in India
– Short Code Services in India
– Circlewise List Of Telecom Operators in India
– Statewise Broadband Subscribers In India
– Digital Payment Companies in India
– Advertising Networks in India