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Weekly Digest (19th-26th April 2013)

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– Google Q1-2013 Concall: On Search Initiatives, Google Play, Future Motorola Products & More
– Updated: Apple Q2-FY13: 37.4M iPhones & 19.5M iPads Sold; $43.6B Revenue
– Idea Cellular Adds 4.5M Data Connections In Q4-FY13; Mobile VAS Declines
– Yahoo Q1 2013 Concall: 300M Monthly Mobile Users; On Personalization & Acquisitions
– Nokia Q1 2013 Concall: Asha Series Refresh, Lumia Performance In India


– 25.66 Lakh Mobile Number Portability Requests In India In February 2013
– February 2013: India Has 15M Broadband Connections; 712.5M Active Mobile Connections

Investment & M&A

– Plustxt Raises Funding From Mumbai Angels & Others; Monetization
– Yebhi.com Raises $12 Million As Bridge Round From Existing Investors
– Hike Raises $7 Million From Bharti SoftBank
– DataWeave Raises Rs 1.5 crores From TLabs, Blume Ventures & More
– Shephertz Raises Funds From Kae Capital, Mumbai Angels & Blume Ventures
– Apalya Raises $10M From Cisco & Others
– Airtel To Buy Warid Uganda
– Update: Batelco No Longer Looking To RCOM Subsidiary Reliance Globalcom

Other Updates:

– Mobile VAS Firm MobME Gets NSE Approval For IPO
– Swype Keyboard Adds Support For Tamil & Urdu, Now Available On Google Play Store
– Telibrahma Powers Augmented Reality For Royal Challengers, Sandesh Newspaper
– Issues That Survey Of India’s Complaints Against Google’s Mapathon Raises About India’s Maps Policy

– Jayadeep Reddy of eHealth Access on Mobile Strategy, Government Projects, Challenges & More
– Sify Technologies Launches iOS News App Samachar; Our Take
– UC Web Opens Its Second Headquarters In India; Claims 25% Market Share in India
– Akamai Report: India’s Avg Connection Speed Up 48% YoY; 14.3M Unique IPs

– Tata Teleservices To Surrender Excess CDMA Spectrum In 15 Circles; What About Other Telcos?
– MTS India Appoints Dmitry Shukov As Its CEO
– Nokia Asha 210 Offers Free WhatsApp Subscription & Dedicated Button; Nokia-Getit Partnership
– Jayadeep Reddy Of eHealth Access On Partnership With Doctors, Health Content Consumption & More

– What Does Google Consumer Survey Offer To Marketers?
– The Tricky Thing About Fighting Blocking Of Porn In India
– Gaana Launches Paid Subscription Service At Rs 170 Per Month; New iOS App
– RCOM Offers Free Twitter Access To Its GSM Subscribers For 90 Days

– Updated: Hike Revamps: Adds Status Updates With Moods; Annoys With Notifications
– Tata Sky Inks Deal With Kantar To Measure TV Viewership
– Gaming Digest: Disney UTV, Indiagames & Zapak Mobile Games
– Reliance Jio Infocomm Inks Cable Network Tie-up With Bharti Airtel; Globalcom?

– What Happened To Facebook India’s Telco Billing Option?
– Exclusive: Vishal Gondal Quits Disney India
– Indian Govt To Launch GPS-Like Navigation System By 2016: Report
– Industry Moves: FashionAndYou, CRIS, ComScore & Hathway

– CCAvenue CEO Vishwas Patel On Social Networks In-Stream Payments Service
– Vserv To Monetize Yahoo’s Premium Mobile Ad Inventory In South East Asia
– PayU India’s PayUPaisa To Allow Businesses Set Up Online Stores
– AICTE Mandates Microsoft Office 365 In Educational Institutions

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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