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Views
– Time for Real VAS? – Alok Mittal, Canaan Partners
– What Journalists Are Losing Out On By Not Taking Ownership Of The Internet – Apurv Pandit, PagalGuy
– Is India’s Mobile VAS Business Being Maneuvered Into Licensing? – Nikhil Pahwa, MediaNama
– Why Journalism Education In India Isn’t Creating Journalists – Apurv Pandit, PagalGuy
– On India’s Proposed Statutory Broadcasting Licence – Nandita Saikia
– – 5 Things We Wanted To Hear Nokia’s Stephen Elop Talk About In India – Anupam Saxena

Interview: Apurv Nagpal, MD Saregama India

“Difficult Chasing People On The Net”; On Mobile, ISP Liability, Torrents
– “Every Deal Is Different”; On MGs, FM, Compulsory Licensing & More

Policy
– MP Calls For Review Of India’s Internet Control Rules

Investment & M&A

– InMobi Raises $200M From Japan’s Softbank
– CarSingh Gets Seed Funding From Seeders Venture Capital

Data

– Mobile Number Portability Requests In India Up 19.73% To 15.54M in July 2011
– July 2011: India has 12.50M Broadband Connections; 606.43M Active Mobile

Apps
– PVR Cinemas Launches Mobile Apps For iPad, iPhone & Android

– Ibibo Teams-Up With Huawei To Offer Apps & Virtual Currency

– Google Launches Chrome Web Store In India; Indian Apps

Chart Of The Day

– Chart Of The Day: Credit vs Debit Cards At State Bank Of India
– Chart Of The Day: Minutes Of Use On Internet Telephony
– Chart Of The Day: DTH Subscribers In India
– Chart Of The Day: The Top 5 ISP’s In India, March 2011
– Chart Of The Day: Passengers Carried By Airlines In India

– Ad: TiEcon Delhi 2011- Transforming India; Get Rs 1500 Off

Other Updates:

– Zomato Releases Free Public API
– PayPal Forces Auto Withdrawal On Indian Users

– Zenga TV To Distribute Punjabi Music Channel 9X Tashan On Mobile

– eBay Extends Indian Marketplace To iPhone App; No Sell Option
– Updated: Dish TV Website Hacked

– MyMela: Online Marketplace For Indian Artisans; Small Loans

– Aadhaar Hindi Website Launched
– CBSE To Conduct Engineering Entrance Exam Online

– YouTube Partner Program Launched In India; Eros Starts Early With Ra.One
– mChek Becomes A Banking Correspondent For Bank Of India
– Twitter Launches Hindi Edition; Mobile?

– How Geodesic Ltd Makes Money; Mundu TV ARPU, Anti-Piracy Plans

– Geodesic To Launch Education Device
– MyGuestHouse.net Aggregates Budget Accommodation In India

– NPCI Proposes USSD Based Mobile Banking Transactions
– R-Com Should Make Its Festive 3G Plans Permanent

– The New York Times Launches India Ink; Meanwhile, In India Online…
– Too Little Too Late: Twitter To Support Hindi

 

Also See: Digital & Telecom Jobs At JobNama

News Digest

– News Digest: Tower Vision, Unitech, DoT, Nokia, Fly Mobile, Yebhi & More
– News Digest: BSNL, CAG, Redington, NFAP-2011, Vodafone & More
– News Digest: NCPR, SSTL, JPC, Airtel, Hexacom, CBI & More

PRNama: (mail releases@medianama.com)

– Indo-Americans laud Tamil Nadu for free laptops for schoolchildren
– EKO India Financial Services Named a 2011 Tech Awards Laureate By The Tech Museum
– Tata Communications takes global contact centre call management to the cloud
– SBI Mutual Fund launches SBI Capital Protection Oriented Fund Series III
– RIM Signs License Agreement Covering Dolby Audio Technologies; Dolby Agrees To Withdraw Patent Infringement Actions against RIM
– Threat of disconnection by BSNL in violation of TRAI Regulation will lead to public hardship
– Apps On Nokia’s OVI Store Had 2.5 Times Higher Download Numbers In Q2 2011 Compared To Apps on Apple App Store
– Jinny Software receives the Frost & Sullivan 2011 Global Mobile Messaging Infrastructure Competitive Strategy Innovation Award
– Mas Infotainment Private Limited Launches DialDesk: Complete Customer Care Solutions for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)
– Irdeto Expands ActiveCloak for Media Solution Portfolio to Address Need for Dynamic Security on Any Device

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