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Weekly Digest (4th-11th January 2012)

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Investment & M&A

– Zoomin.com Raises Rs 8 Crore In Venture Debt From SVB India Finanace
– MSwipe Raises Money From Matrix Partners
– Digital Agency Magnon Solutions Acquired By TBWA
– InMobi Acquires Mobile Location & Context Tech Startup Overlay Media
– Updated: Telemedicine Startup Drishti Eye Care Raises Funding From Lok Capital
– Why Investing In Snapdeal Doesn’t Make Sense For eBay
– Sports Commerce Site SportsNest Merges With PlayGroundOnline
– Ping Digital Broadcast Launches Food & Music Channels; Raises Funding
– Deals Search Site Squeakee Raises Funding From Kae Capital & Mumbai Angels
– B2B Site Power2SME Raises Funds From Kalaari Capital


– IMPS Data: 45.39M Mobile Money IDs, Just 148984 Txns In Dec 2012

Other Updates:

– Industry Moves: Airtel, DealsAndYou, ZTE India, Cisco
– Cleartrip Now Offers Passbook Support For Flight, Hotel & Train Bookings
– FirstLook: Bangalore One Digital Bill Payments Service On Wheels Launches
– Indian Govt Extends Online Advt Pilot; SMS Advt Pilot To Begin

– Visa Says Telcos Are Blocking Its USSD Payments Service; Tie-Up With UIDAI
– Aadhaar Roundup: Ration Cards, Govt Salaries, Passport, Direct Cash Transfer & More
– Aditya Birla Money Launches Personal Finance Site MyUniverse
– TimesJobs Takes Resumes Mobile With Career Play

– Webchutney Gets Into Digital Publishing With Life And Times Of Roger Federer App
– Beam Money Launches Wallet App For iPhone
– LinkedIn Claims To Have 200M Registered Users; Top Regions & Industries
– Pakistan To Unblock YouTube After Building Filtering Mechanism

– Karnataka Government Launches M-Governance Pilot
– Why Indian Telecom Operators Are Increasing 2G Data Tariffs
– Microsoft To Retire Messenger On 15th March; Merge Features With Skype
– India’s “Google Earth” Bhuvan Upgraded: Disaster Services, Tourism Info, High Res

– Yes Bank Launches Online Remittance Service Yes Remit
– Telibrahma Launches PointARt: Augmented Reality App For Video
– Delhi Court Issues Summons To Facebook, Google & 9 Other Firms
– Indian Tablet Shipments At 1.1M During Jul-Sept 2012: Report

– Updated: Hindustan Times Launches Augmented Reality App ARPlus; No Promotions?
– Is The Indian Publishing Industry Feeling Threatened by e-books & Flipkart?
– Drishti Eye Care Founder Kiran Anandampillai On Challenges, Funding & Future Plans
– Updated: Indian Tax Department Raids Nokia India’s Offices & Factory

– Updated: Zomato Expands To London
– Reliance General Insurance Launches mPOS Solution To Accept Premium
– Updated: Times Internet Partners Gawker To Offer Indian Editions Of Gizmodo & Lifehacker
– Indian Govt Appoints Committee To Look After App Development On Aakash 2

– Industry Moves: LinkedIn India, Rediffusion-Y&R, One97 Communications, MasterCard Worldwide
– Nazara To Roll Out Operations In Africa; On Middle East Ops, Ad Revenue, Platforms
– More Than 500 Standalone ISPs Surrendered Licenses To Govt
– Zyngl Offers Hindi Music & Video Streaming App

– Aircel Launches Music Download Service At Rs 5/Day
– Nokia Introduces Trending Topics To RockeTalk As Part Of Trendify Campaign
– Dhingana Inks Two Year Advertising Deal With Universal Music
– Govt Shouldn’t Distribute Or Set Up TV Channels: TRAI

– Debashish Ghosh CEO At Times Business Solutions Steps Down
– FIPB Update: Prizm Payments To Set Up White Label ATMs; InterCall Asia Deferred
– Avenues India Launches Remittance Site Remit Guru
– YoPharma Founders On Monetization, Regulatory Framework, Partnerships

– International Media Agencies Boycott India-Pakistan Series News Coverage
– Airtel Launches Unlimited 3G Data Sharing Plan
– YoPharma Founders On Selling Pharma Products Online, Issues, Building User Trust
– SBI Launches Prepaid Mobile Wallet Mobicash Easy

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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