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Weekly Digest (23rd-30th September 2011)

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

Investment & M&A

– Mobile Social Apps Provider U2opia Mobile Raises Funding
– IMI Mobile Acquires Digital Agency Skinkers


– On Cash-On-Delivery Viability, TV Shopping, GST, Accounting & More – Gautam Sinha, Indiatimes E-Commerce
– E-commerce Players Have To Take A Larger Ownership Of Logistics – Gautam Sinha, Indiatimes E-Commerce

Chart Of The Day

– Chart Of The Day: Broadband Connections In India By State, March 2011
– Chart Of The Day: Internet Access Modes, March 2011
– Chart Of The Day: Fragmentation Of Internet Service Providers In India
– Chart Of The Day: Telecom Service Provider Wise Gross Revenue
– Chart Of The Day: Cards vs Transactions At Point For Sales For State Bank Of India


Oct 12 2011, Gurgaon: Digital Media- India Summit 2011
Oct 12 2011, Delhi: E-Commerce: Next Phase Of Growth – Assocham
Oct 13th 2011,Chennai: VCCircle Investment Forum II
Nov 18-19th 2011,Bangalore: Droidcon

Other Updates:

– Orkut Gets New Features; About Time Google Shuts It Down?
– Amish Tripathi: Someone Will Have To Put Tablets & E-Readers On A Loss Leader Strategy
– On Taxing The Internet Economy – Abhishek Singh, Director, E-Governance, DIT
– RBI To Acknowledge UID As KYC For All Bank Accounts

– Updated: Digital Cinema Co UFO Moviez Increases Scrabble Entertainment Stake To 52%: Report
– How TRAI’s SMS Guidelines Are Killing My Startup – Dayson Pais, Textme
– Zubin Dubash Joins Retail VAS Co Onward Mobility As Chief of Strategy
– Indian Govt Expected To Launch $35 Tablet On 5th October

– “Just let’s get back to business. It’s been a nightmare to resolve this thing” – Vishal Anand, Business Head, Burrp
– The Lowdown: Amazon Announces Kindle Fire Tablet; Kindle Touch E-Book Reader
– Public List: What Doesn’t Work Post TRAI’s SMS Spam Guidelines
– Net4India Ties Up With Smartphone Solutions To Launch Push Mail Service

– Uninor Initiates Rs 8200 Crore Rights Issue
– BSNL Launches ‘Apps Store’; 80% Apps To Be Paid
– “We have decided not to take any legal action”; Zomato & Burrp Move Towards Resolution
– The Internet Telephony Policy Applicable In India – RTI Response

– TRAI Relaxes 100 SMS Per Day Restriction For E-Tickets, Social Networks, Directories, DTH & More
– Consim Info Launches BlackBerry Apps For BharatMatrimony & IndiaProperty
– Indian Government Launches Text To Speech & Indic OCR Systems
– Spiritual & Wellness Apps On iOS Driving Revenue For Winjit; India Contributes 50%

– On Ebooks: Pricing & Quality, Amazon & Streaming, Org Changes, Social Reading, Ownership & More
– Zomato Accuses Burrp Of Copying Listings; Our Take
– Vodafone Ties-Up With Myriad To Offer Social Networking On USSD & SMS
– Mobile Cricket Magazine MoCricket To Add More Operators
– Huawei To Embed Chetan Bhagat’s Books In The MediaPad; A Start

News Digest

– News Digest: RBI, Qualcomm, SMS GupShup, Madhav Joshi, SSTL, Rittal India & More
– News Digest: Google, Absolute Radio, Dinesh Agarwal, DoCoMo, Advent BT- Tech Mahindra, TomTom & More
– News Digest: Neev, Sybase, Telenor, Unitech, Accel, Rediff & More


– Ad: TiEcon Delhi 2011- TiEcon Delhi 2011, Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi, September 30th – October 1st, 2011

Also See: Digital & Telecom Jobs At JobNama

PRNama: (mail releases@medianama.com)

– Cricket companion launches on Android to target 10m App Downloads
– Madhav Joshi, President-Legal & Regulatory, TATA Teleservices Limited elected as the President of AUSPI
– ICTE Ministry To Adopt Mandatory Regulatory Framework, Industry Welcomes Setting Of Standards
– Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd Raises A Loan Of USD 200 Mln
– Rittal India Appoints Ajay Bhargava as Managing Director
– India’s Largest Social Network SMS GupShup Expands Leadership Team, Adds New Locations, Multiplies Reach
– Bollywood Heartthrob Anushka Sharma is Reliance Communications’ New Brand Ambassador
– Net4 India partners with Finland based Smart Phone Solutions
– Nazara Technologies incubates casual, social games publisher Playcaso
– Tata Communications solidifies its position as world’s largest Ethernet provider through Pakistan partnership with Multinet

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

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