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Data

– IMPS Data: 52.71M Mobile Money IDs, Just 846,757 Txns In August 2013
– August 2013: India Added Over 1.78 Million GSM Connections

Investment & M&A

– New Silk Route Looking To Exit 9X Media; Trilogic To Acquire FTV Franchisee
– AirSisTa: Tata Tele, Aircel And Sistema Planning To Merge?
– Startup Village Gets Rs 150 Crore Investment To Improve Its Infrastructure
– AxisRooms Raises Funds From SeedFund
– BlackBerry Gets $4.7B Buyout Offer From Fairfax Consortium
– Printland.in Raises Rs 5 Crore From SIDBI & Existing Investors
– Penguin Random House Looking To Acquire Ananda Publishers’ Penguin India Stake

Other Updates:

– Digest: Amazon India, Cleartrip, Saavn, Airtel, FindYogi & More
– MobiKwik Launches Mobile Wallet
– Limeroad Allows Users To Earn From Its Scrapbook Feature
– Aircel And Micromax Ink Partnership For Bundling, Sales, Data, Content

– ErosNow Inks Content Tie-ups With UTV & Viacom18
– What All India Bakchod Did Right With “It’s Your Fault”
– IRCTC Revamps Journey Planner; Pilot For Next Gen E-Ticketing System?
– TRAI Recommends Pan-India MNP Rollout In 6 Months

– TRAI Warns 7 Banks Against Using Unregistered Telemarketers For Promotions
– MTNL & BSNL Inks Network & Infrastructure Sharing Deal; Nothing New?
– ICICI Bank Launches Facebook Banking App Pockets
– PriceBaba Adds Local Prices; Expands To Bangalore

– Why Sygic India Released Its GPS Android App For Free
– Ad: GroupM Advertising Hub – Social Media Week, Mumbai
– TimesCity Partners Mobikon To Offer Restaurant Reservations
– Airtel Increases CRBT Rates By 20%

– Supreme Court Rules Aadhaar Not Mandatory For Social Benefits
– Graphic India To Launch Digital Comic Series On Krrish Film Franchise
– Wisden India Debuts Android Cricket App; Our Take
– TRAI Proposes Mandatory USSD Based Mobile Banking Solution
– Indian Tablet Shipments At 1.15M During Apr-Jun 2013; Samsung Leads: Report

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