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Weekly Digest (9th-16th March 2012)

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


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

Budget 2012

– Budget 2012 Expectations From Digital Businesses: COAI, IAMAI, Fashos, Milagrow, Ferns and Petals, GoDB Tech, Airtel, DoT
– Budget 2012 Live: Lok Sabha TV, Moneycontrol, NDTV Profit, YouTube, ET Now
– Budget 2012: Handset & LCD Duties, Aadhaar Payments, Venture Capital, Service Tax Up; Digitization Of PDS
– Updated: Post-Budget Reactions: BookMyShow, RIM, Airtel, LG, PolicyBazaar, Sulekha, IndiaMart, MTS, Karbonn, GoD, Belkin

Investment & M&A

– Exclusive: NewsHunt Acquired By Ver Se; Rediff Exits
– China’s Spreadtrum Invests $10M In Micromax
– Zivame Gets Series A Funding From IDG Ventures & Indo-US Venture Partners
– Aurality Secures $300,000 Seed Funding From Rajan Anandan & Other Angel Investors
– News Corp Exits Hathway; Sells 17.3% Stake For Rs 358 Crore
– Pubmatic Acquires Mobile Technology Firm MobiPrimo
– Updated: Stayzilla Raises $500,000 From Indian Angel Network


– IRCTC Reports 13.94M Transactions For February 2012

Other Updates:

– Timbre Media Relaunches WorldSpace As A Mobile Radio Service On Vodafone
– YouTube India Revamps TV Shows Page; Offers More Than 19,000 Episodes From 300 Shows
– Saregama CEO Apurv Nagpal: We Want Piracy Sites To Go Legit By Paying A License Fee
– List of 104 Music Sites That The Indian Music Industry Wants Blocked

– Indian Music Industry Gets Court Orders For Blocking 104 Music Sites
– 112 Government Websites Hacked In Last 3 Months; 1798 Internet Fraud Cases
– Web Censorship Case: Summons Order Served To Facebook & Others
– Web Censorship Case: Original Complaint Filed By Vinay Rai Against Facebook India & Others

– Airtel Launches Test-Prep Service On DTH
– Juhu Labs Launches Social News Reader JuhuLive; Our Take
– Is First Day First Show The Killer App For Paid Online Movie Streaming?
– Akhilesh Yadav’s Oath Ceremony To Be Live Streamed

– Naukri’s Job Speak Index For Media Grew By 24% YoY, 15% MoM In Feb 2012
– iNeedName Offers Domain Name Search On Google Chat; Our Take
– Web Censorship Round-Up: AMU; Facebook; Enemies Of The Internet
– MediaNama Discussion: The Future Of Online Video, March 23rd, Blue Frog, Mumbai

– News Digest: Bharti Airtel, MTNL, Mobango – Digital Chocolate, COAI & More
– Updated: DigiVive Launches Operator-Agnostic Mobile TV & VoD App nexGTv
– Indian Government To Use Social Media To Clear Doubts Around Digitalization
– Updated: Indian Apps For Windows 8 CP: iStream, CBazaar, Zomato, NDTV, Burrp, TOI & Sify

– Would You Advertise On CAPTCHA Text?
– Etisalat Decides To Shutter Etisalat DB In India
– Bharti Airtel To Launch 4G Services In Kolkata: Report
– Reliance Communications Launches CDMA Tablet

– Intel & GoDB Tech Launch ‘Project Darpan’, A Multilingual Web Interface
– Industry Moves: Buongiorno; Intel
– Nokia To Shut Nokia Money; What Happens To Obopay?
– Corrected: Airtel Offers Unlimited International Roaming Data Plan In AsiaPac

– Songs.Pk Relaunched As Songspk.pk; Ad Networks?
– India E-Commerce: The Depths Of Winter
– BCCI Invites Tenders For TV, Internet & Mobile Rights

Also See: Digital & Telecom Jobs At JobNama

PRNama: (mail releases@medianama.com)

– Idea Launches ‘Idea Lifeline’ for prepaid subscribers in Maharashtra & Goa
– PMAA Invites Senior Jury Members to 2012 Panel of The Dragons of Asia, Ambika Sharma to continue responsibilities as India Director for the 4th Consecutive year
– Trend Micro Announces Deep Security 8.0
New Greenhouse Gas Standards Unveiled for Corporate Value Chain and Products in India
– Shemaroo powers Airtel mDivine service
– Airtel digital TV launches iExam – World’s first competitive test preparation platform on TV
– Digital Chocolate Partners with Mauj Mobile for its India Expansion Strategy
– Service uncle, Australia introduces helpline for Service Support in India
– eTechies.in sets up new Technical Repair Centre in Okhla
– Mark Hollinger President And CEO Discovery Networks International Shares India Expansion Strategy

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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