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– Mar 21-23 2012, Delhi: 20th Convergence India 2012
April 2-4 2012, Gurgaon: IndiaSocial Summit 2012

Investment & M&A

– Funding Digest: Pre Cared, BigBasket


– February 2012: 33.53M IMPS Mobile Money IDs; 22,997 Transactions
– 32.78M Mobile Number Portability Requests In India In January 2012
– January 2012: India has 659.99M Active Mobile Connections; 13.42M Broadband

Other Updates:

Google Expands SMS Chat Service To India
MakeMyTrip Launches Social Travel Service Tripalong
BuzzCity Served 32 Billion Mobile Ads In India India Last Year; 93 million Users Per Month
TimesOfMoney Plans Domestic Mobile Remittance Service

Tamil TV Channel Peppers Launches Mobile Stream
Akamai Report: Avg Connection Speed In India At 0.9 Mbps; 9 Million Unique IP Addresses
News Digest: Expedia, Ybrant Digital, MTS, MTNL, Intel, Airtel & More
Opera: Unique Users Increase 2% During Weekends In India; Pageviews Up 5.6%

Dish TV To Partner With Cable Operators
Google+ Now Available In Nine Indic Languages; No Transliteration Support
CBI Registers Case Against BSNL Officials In WiMax Franchise Allocation
Twitter Launches Urdu, Arabic, Farsi & Hebrew Editions; No Transliteration Support

txtWeb Launches Developer Marketplace For Applications
Updated: Star News & Aaj Tak Offer Live Streams On YouTube
Mobile Rev-Share Changes Might Spark a Fire
News Digest: RCom, Aircel, Yahoo, Dish TV, Ibibo, Avaya & More

Wikimedia India Rolls Out Realtime Search; Supports Indic Editions
CloudMagic Offers Realtime Search Across Web Services; Usage Trends, Future Plans
Getit Ties Up With Loop Mobile To Launch Local Info Service
The Lowdown: Twitter Extends Promoted Products To Mobile Apps

Public Interest Litigation Challenges India’s IT Rules In The Kerala High Court
Updated: Industry Moves: Jump Games; iXiGO; Madison Media
Yahoo India Ties Up With Malayala Manorama To Launch Malayalam Portal
2G Scam Verdict: Indian Government Files Review Petition

How VoIP Was Used For The Mumbai Terrorist Attacks: Aditya Mishra, IPS
Railtel Provides WiFi & BlueFi Services At Bangalore Railway Station
Probir Roy: OTP Hit Paymate’s Domino’s Account; No KYC For Small Payments

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Tata DOCOMO Launches “Let’s Play on Android” Gaming Subscription service powered by Gametanium
Trend Micro again ranked no.1 in server security market share, worldwide: IDC
CASBAA India Forum 2012: Digitisation and Beyond
Maruti Suzuki Ritz clocks over a million fans on Facebook
Amdocs Leads in Global Billing Market Share, Analyst Firm Reports
Now trade on your Apple iPhone with Kotak Securities’ Mobile Stock Trader
STRATACACHE to Deliver Impactful Speaking Sessions at Digital Signage Expo 2012
MTS Expands Its High Speed Data Footprint in Maharashtra & Goa; Launches MBlaze Services in Khopoli, Lonavala, Baramati, Beed, Mahad, Ratnagiri, Satara and Karad
Akamai Observes Encouraging Trends in Hyperconnectivity and Connection Speeds Across India
MDLF launches early-stage digital investment fund Digital News Ventures to invest in the future of news

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