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Weekly Digest (30th-7th December 2012)

MediaNama would like to thank its sponsors: E2E, Indiatimes, Nazara, One97, Vistaas, Saavn and Spice Digital for their support.

Investment & M&A

– Publicis Groupe Acquires iStrat & MarketGate
– Updated: MadRat Games Raises Funding From Blume Ventures & First Light Ventures
– DB Corp To Buy Out Stake In IMCL & SMEL For Rs 37.97 Crore
– Plivo Raises $1.75M From Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures & Others
– WhistleTalk Raises $400,000 From Hyderabad Angels
– Updated: ZipDial Raises Funds From 500 Startups
– Network18 Sells Stake in NewsWire18 For Rs 90 Cr To Samara Capital


– OnMobile Q2-FY13 Concall: CEO Search, New Projects, OnCloud & International Biz

Other Updates:

– Travel Social Network WAYN Inks Deal With India Today Group
– Structuring Of Investments In eCommerce Businesses In India – A MediaNama and Arkay & Arkay Paper
– #NAMA Video: Jonathan Bill & Mouli Raman On The Changing VAS Landscape
– Another NetworkPlay Founder, Sunil Punjabi, Exits Venture

– Industry Moves: Group FMG, Sony, Newsweek Global
– #NAMA Mumbai Mixer On 19th December, To End The Year?
– Updated: Gitanjali Group Launches An Online Store With Indiatimes
– #GujaratVotes: BJP Promises State-Wide Wifi, Job Portal, Social Media Use For Policy

– Videocon Plans To Launch LTE Services In 2013
– How-To Guide WikiHow Launches A Hindi Version
– RCOM Calls For Partners To Distribute ICC Cricket Content On Mobile
– Can The New Facebook Messenger Be The Ultimate WhatsApp Challenger?

– Woxi Launches SmartPod Device For TV For Rs 9,499
– Advertisement: Mobikwik : A better and refined Android App
– Updated: Quikr Co-Founder Jiby Thomas Resigns; Atul Tewari Appointed As Operations Head
– Industry Moves: Hungama Digital, What’s-On-India, Cheil Worldwide, DGM India

– TRAI Disconnects 1,37,052 Spammers; 786 Spam Complaints In 2012
– Hungama Revamps Its Content Portal; HTML5, Free Cloud Storage & More
– Zapak Partners Disney To Launch Club Penguin
– News Digest: 2G scam,Facebook, Nokia, Yamgo, Unitech & More

– Komli Inks Sales Deal With Yoose To Offer Location Based Ad Solution
– Indian Govt To Pilot Real Time Mobile Phone Tracking: Report
– Updated: AR Rahman & Shekhar Kapur’s Media Startup Qyuki Goes Live
– Updated: Industry Moves: Myntra, DNA, JWT India, Thanthi TV

– TRAI’s Benchmark For Wireless Data: Min 75% Throughput, Max 5% Drop Rate
– Supreme Court Stays Order Removing 200 SMS/Day Limit
– India Has 137 Million Internet Users & 44 Million Smartphone Subscribers: Report
– Note To RBI: Need A Level Playing Field In Online Billing In India

– IRCTC Reports 31,457 Mobile Bookings In October 2012; 3.74 Lakh Online Bookings
– Apple Finally Extends iTunes Store To India
– Citibank & Google To Offer eCommerce Flash Sale & Deals; Marketing Gimmick?
– Chart: DTH Subscribers In India

– Updated: Zapak Launches Wrapper Tool, Zapper
– Will RIL’s 4G Rollout Be Able To Transform Public WiFi In India?
– Updated: Airtel Launches Location Based Emergency Alert Service

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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