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Weekly Digest (18th-25th May 2012)

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


Sep 26-29 2012, Delhi: Nullcon 4th International Conference on IT security

Earnings 2012

– MakeMyTrip Q4FY12 Results: Profits At $2.95M; Net Revenue At $22.09M
– Vodafone Q4-FY12 Concall Live: 35M Data Subs, Shared Service Centers, Spectrum
– Vodafone Had 35.4M Data Subs At End Of Q4-FY12; Service Revenue Increases 10.93% YoY
– HT Media FY12: Rs 43.61 Crore Digital Revenues; On Shine.com, Velti Mobile JV

Investment & M&A

– Exclusive: ValueFirst Acquires Way2SMS & 160by2
– JustRechargeIt Raises Funding From Ladderup & Other Investors
– Quikr Raises $32 Million In Funding Round Led By Warburg Pincus
– MadeInHealth Sells Assets To HealthKart; Founding Team Joins Yebhi
– TaxiForSure Raises Funding From Accel, Helion & Blume; Too Many Players?
– Aditya Birla Group To Buy 27.5% In India Today Group


– April 2012: India Added Over 6.49 Million GSM Connections; Bharti Airtel Adds 2.01 Million

Other Updates:

– Bing Maps Will Use Nokia Mapping Data To Offer Live Traffic Information
– Anonymous India Releases Reliance’s Site Block List; Calls For On-Ground Protest On June 9th 2012
– App Review: Chhota Bheem & The Curse of Damyaan On Windows Phone
– Sony Mobile India: E-Commerce Growing, But No Plans For Own Online Store; Xperia Tie-ups

– Indian Railways Sold 116M E-Tickets For $1.72 Bn In FY 2011-12
– All Indian ISPs Will Have To Connect Through NIXI: Report
– Indian Railways GPS Project RTI: Rs 123.69 Crore Cost; Chennai Trial Details
– Industry Moves: Flipkart; Mindshare

– Airtel Buys 49% In Qualcomm’s Indian 4G Biz; Gets Delhi, Mumbai, Haryana, Kerala
– MakeMyTrip Partners SiteMinder To Boost Hotel Offering
– Sify & Vidyo Launch Sify Videomeet Video Conferencing Solution
– App Review: Galatta News App For iPhone (Updated)

– I&B Ministry In Talks With DoT To Allocate Spectrum For Mobile TV: Report
– Updated: Google Extends Business Photos To India; Different Policies
– Bharti Softbank Backed Y2CF To Launch Hoppr Location Based Deals With Six Telcos
– Aakash Tablet RTI: Rs 47.72 Cr For 100,000 Tabs, Cost $49.98 Each; No Tender Docs With Ministry

– Airtel DTH Ties Up With Hungama To Launch English Tutorials Service
– Goibibo Starts Offering Discount Coupons; What’s New?
– eBay India Junks Group Buying For Deals
– Updated: After Airtel, Vodafone & Idea Also Reduce 3G Data Tariff

– Nimbuzz To Shift Its Global HQ To India; Vikas Saxena Is CEO
– Do We Really Need Printed E-Tickets?
– CyberMedia’s BioSpectrum Asia Gets A Makeover
– Dabur To Launch An Online Portal For NewU

– Augere Wireless Might Exit India, Sell 4G Spectrum; Other 4G Players
– Updated: TRAI Received 4133 Service Related Complaints Against Telcos In 2011-12
– Pakistan Bans Twitter Over Blasphemous Content, Revokes It After A Few Hours
– C-SAM & MasterCard To Offer NFC Mobile Wallet Solution In Africa, Asia Pacific & Middle East

Also See: Digital & Telecom Jobs At JobNama

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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