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Dec 13 2011, Mumbai: 4th Email Marketing Roundtable
Dec 14 2011, Delhi: 2nd CEOs Roundtable on Broadcast

Investment & M&A

– Indian Government Approves Disney’s Buyout Of UTV
– Karishma Kapoor Invests In; Endorsement Deal?


– Mobile Number Portability In India Up 12.30% To 23.16M In October 2011
– October 2011: India has 12.98M Broadband Connections; 626.14M Active Mobile
– November 2011: 16.04M IMPS Mobile Money IDs; 11,853 Transactions
– Mobile Number Portability In India Up 14.23% To 20.62M In September 2011
– September 2011: India has 12.84M Broadband Connections; 617.73M Active Mobile

Other Updates:

Congress Party Website Hacked; Sonia Gandhi’s Profile Page Defaced: Reports
– KooKoo Partners Gharpay For Offline Payments On IVR
– Airtel Mobitude 2011: 150M Music Downloads; 200M Wallpaper Downloads
– Gourmet Company Ventures Into eCommerce

– Petition In Delhi High Court Seeks Quashing Of TRAI’s 200 SMS Per Sim Per Day Cap
– Haight Replaces Arvind Rao As OnMobile Board Chairman; Tata Sky MD Harit Nagpal Joins As Independent Director
– Parliamentary Standing Committee May Recommend Withdrawal Of UID Bill: Report
– BSNL Gets DoT’s Nod To Surrender BWA Spectrum; Might Be Re-Auctioned:Report

– One97 Incubates VideoPind, An Online Video Curation App; Review
– Yahoo Mail Adds Support for 8 Indian Languages, Too Late?
– Updated: Facebook And Google Respond To Indian Government’s Request to Pre-Screen User Content
– Net Loss: Kapil Sibal Declares War On Social Media – R Swaminathan, Observer Research Foundation

– Active Shell Detected in Report
– Updated: Tata Sky To Introduce VOD Service For Tata Sky+ HD Subscribers
– RIL To Offer 4G Internet Services At Rs10/GB; Tablets At Rs 3,500: Report; Our Take
– Sunil Dutt Appointed As RIM India MD

– Ibibo Launches Games On Chrome Web Store; New Android Games
– Shuts Shop
– When It Comes To The Internet, The Indian Government Needs A Reality Check
– Blyk Co-Founder Antti Öhrling Resigns

– In Conversation: How Spice Labs Is Approaching The Kids Apps Segment – Part 2
– Liquid Comics Launches Graphic India, A Digital Comic Books Platform
– Wisden To Start Digital Ops In India Through FidelisWorld
– Burrp Launches iPhone App; Review

News Digest

– News Digest: Dish TV, Yahoo, Saregama, Bharti Airtel-NSN, Internet Censorship & More
– News Digest: Microsoft, Evernote, TimesDeal-PayTM, Zensar-Google & More
– News Digest: NXP, Viom Networks, Kavveri Telecom, Rymsa & More

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– Fashion has a new address – It’s yours!
– Tata DOCOMO launches On-Net Unlimited local calling for GSM post-pay customers in Karnataka
– Tata Communications launches mobile broadband solutions enabled by IPX+ framework
– Evernote Launches Two New apps – ‘Evernote Food’ and ‘Evernote Hello’ for iPhone and iPod Touch
– mobile recharge deal gets 50,000 orders in one day
– ZTE F601 GPON ONU Receives BBF Certification
– Info Edge India receives a SAFA award for excellence in financial reporting and Corporate Governance
– Airtel Launches Unlimited 3G High Speed USB Data Card Plan – “Airtel Super 950”

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