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Jan 19-20 2012, Delhi: e-GovWorld 2012
Jan 20-21 2012, Mumbai: WATSummit 2012

Investment & M&A

– Shareaholic Raises $2 Milllion Funding; Business Model
– Via Acquires Wellness Products Focused Startup Lifemojo: Report
– Disney Delisting Offer For UTV Shareholders Begins Jan 16th 2012
– Raises $5 million From SeedFund


– December 2011: 16.89M IMPS Mobile Money IDs; 15,759 Transactions
– November 2011: India Added Over 6.67 Million GSM Connections

Other Updates:

– What If RIM Licenses BlackBerry Software To Other OEMs
– Indian Government Begins Online Advertising Pilot Via DAVP; Rates & Empanelment Terms
– BigFlix Launches BigFlixPlus VoD Service; DRM Protected Movie Downloads
– Gets A Makover; Visually More Appealing, Easier To Read; Stream

– Carnatic Raga App Helps Find Ragas & Swaras; Our Take
– IIT Joins MIT’s OpenCourseWare Initiative; What Next?
– KooKoo Adds Support For Hindi & Telugu In Text-To-Speech
– Yahoo Hires PayPal President Scott Thompson as CEO

– Sify Launches Cloud Storage Solution; Dropbox Comparison
– 9XM and Hungama Launch A Bollywood Music Store And Radio
– IRCTC Debuts a Mobile Ticketing Website; Mobile App Coming Soon
– MyToday Shuts Down Citing TRAI Regulations

– “We Acquired 160By2 For Topline Growth & Users” – Way2SMS CEO VV Raju; Mobile IM App
– Do TRAI’s Amended SMS Spam Regulations Exempt Free Content Subscriptions From DND?
– TechZone Unveils Its Mobile Music Store: Playground
– OnMobile CFO Rajesh Moorti Puts In His Papers

– DoT Allocates USSD Code For NPCI Mobile Payments
– The Lowdown: The RIL – Network18 Deal
– Salora And Huawei Launch Operator-Agnostic Data Cards; On Tariff Wars & Interoperability
– Job Service Saral Rozgar Launches On Tata Docomo

– Balaji Telefilms To Sell Mobile Content & Media Education Biz For Rs 8.37 Crores
– Why Text Messaging Will Continue To Decline In India

News Digest

– News Digest: BSNL, IDEA, Aakash Tablet, Milagrow & More
– News Digest: iMusti – Samsung, Micromax, Flipkart, BSNL, Qualcomm, Tulip & More

Also See: Digital & Telecom Jobs At JobNama

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– KEC International secures orders worth `1,212 crore
– Matrix Cellular launching new Television Commercial on Data Services for Smartphones
– An All-Star Lineup of Investors Pour $2 Million into Fast Growing New Delhi & Boston based Shareaholic, Inc.
– Sonali Vaidya to head HR at GroupM India, Gaurav Hirey moves to Singapore for a new role
– CarWale Launches Video Advertising to Help Clients Engage Users Better
– Akamai to Acquire Cotendo
– Milagrow introduces the World’s first TabTop PC for women professionals
– Jacob Ballas to invest Rs 200 Cr in Religare Finvest Limited

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