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Weekly Digest (29th-05th April 2013)

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Investment & M&A

– mPOS Solution Mosambee Raises $1 Million Seed Funding from SIDBI Ventures
– Myntra Acquires Virtual Fitting Room Startup Fitiquette
– McCann Worldgroup India Acquires End To End Marketing Solutions
– Car Rental Service Zoom Raises $215,000; Use Of Tech
– Pepperfry Raises $8M From Norwest Venture Partners
– Snapdeal Raises $50M From eBay, Others: Report

Other Updates:

– Flipkart Restricts Wallet Top-Ups To Flyte Only; Marketplace Announcement
– Chart: Debit Card Transactions By SBI Bank Customers From Sep 2011 To Nov 2012
– The Lowdown: Facebook Launches Facebook Home; Partners HTC To Launch HTC First
– Japanese Affiliate Marketing Co Adways Buys 13.8% In Indian Network vCommission

– Netflix Looking To Enter India?
– Airtel Challenges DoT’s 3G Shutdown Order For 7 Circles In Delhi High Court
– India’s Criminal Law Amendment To Include Cyber Stalking, Harassment And Voyeurism – CIS India
– Freecultr CEO Sujal Shah Steps Down; Sandeep Singh To Take Over

– Techzone Extends Magic Voice Service To Uninor & Airtel
– BSNL Reports Rs 19,305 Cr Revenue For Mar-Dec 2012; Rs 6,536 Cr Loss
– Nandu Madhava Of mDhil on Advertising, Digital Health in India, Challenges, Government Projects, -Business Models & More
– How The IT Act Allows The Indian Government To Spy On Internet Connections

– eCommerce Roundup: Zansaar Bulk Buy, ShopClues Brand Stores & Snapdeal Magazines
– Salil Bhargava To Join CA Media Backed Graphic India As COO
– Updated: Shazam Ties Up With Saavn To Identify Hindi & Regional Music; Implications
– Times Internet Partners Business Insider To Launch India Edition

– Indian Railways Launches Wi-Fi on Howrah Rajdhani Express as Pilot
– iKaaz Launches NFC Stickers Based mPOS Solution
– BigFlix Inks Deal With IndiaCast For Content
– Indian Government Clarifies On IT Rules; Not Enough

– Mumbai Police Is Checking What You’re Downloading
– UTV Stars Launches Bollywood Entertainment App On iOS & Android
– Nandu Madhava, mDhil on Health Content Consumption In India, Monetisation & more
– JustDial Gets SEBI Approval For IPO

– Updated: Sibling Offers Private Social Network For Siblings On iOS
– Airtel & Nokia Partner For Life Tools, Browser, App Store Billing In Africa
– What Is Twitter Planning To Do For IPL 2013
– Reliance Jio Infocomm Inks Deal Worth Rs 1,200Cr With RCOM To Share Fiber Optic Network

– Flipkart Starts Accepting International Cards For Payments
– Advertising Standards Council of India Introduces Suspension Pending Investigation Initiative
– Mydala & Vodafone Claim Their Mobile Deals Service Has 6M Users
– Ad: G-Startup Beijing Approaches Deadline on April 8th! Apply Now!

– Why Vodafone Thinks India’s Rejection Of Its License Extension Is Wrong
– YouTube India Integrates Music Purchase From Flipkart, iTunes
– Indian Smartphone Shipment Up By 35.7%YoY; Samsung 43%, Nokia 13.3% Of Total
– E-Commerce Shop WopShop Shuts Down; Founder Starts Up Again With A Voucher Site Pokkt

– MF Farooqui takes over as Telecom Secretary
– Dhingana Partners Sony, Universal & Others To Improve Its International & Regional Catalog
– India Extends Deadline For Compulsory Registration Of Video Games, Laptops, Notebooks & More
– BSNL Cash Reserves Decline 95.8% To Rs 1,214.44 crores in 2011-12 In 3 Years

– Print Magazines Stardust and Filmfare Start Offering Interactive Content
– No Funds Released For e-Panchayat Mission Mode Project’s Infrastructure
– Batelco Partners Nazara To Launch Games Lounge In Bahrain
– Updated: Timtara Founders Held On Allegations Of Fraud; The Challenge

– SeventyMM May Shut Down; TimeLine
– D. Shivakumar, Operations Head, Nokia India, West Africa & Africa Quits

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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