Terrible Move: Indian Railways Pulls The Plug On Rail Radar, Train Enquiry
– The Hindu Launches Tamil Portal
Thoughts On The Newspapers Business & The Internet
– redBus.in Witnessing Senior Management Exodus Over ESOPs: Report
– Encrypted SMS? What RBI Gov Raghuram Rajan Should Really Do About Mobile Payments


– Hot News: STAR’s Claim Over Rights To Cricket Scores Rejected By Delhi High Court
Will India Act Against Fake Online Reviews?
– What All India Bakchod Did Right With “It’s Your Fault”
Times Internet Expands TimesPoints To 7 Properties; 300 Million Activities Tracked In 12 Months
– Mobile Marketing Association Forum: Telco Data, User Base, Spends, MMA Office, It’s Complicated
– Updated: Why YouTube Launched A Comedy Week In India & What It Means For Partners

Starsports.com Introduces Paid Live Streaming; Adds Football Content
– Zee TV Partners Amagi For Location Based Ads
– Google Street View Relaunched In India: Private Properties Only?
– Airtel Increases CRBT Rates By 20%
– Facebook Relaxes Promotional Guidelines: What Are They, How Useful, Challenges & Why Now? – Lighthouse Insights

– 2.03 Million Mobile Number Portability Requests In India In June 2013
– June 2013: India Has 15.19M Broadband, 731.44M Active Mobile Connections
– IMPS Data: 52.71M Mobile Money IDs, Just 846,757 Txns In August 2013
– August 2013: India Added Over 1.78 Million GSM Connections
– YouTube Crosses 55Mn Unique Users Per Month In India
– StatCounter On India: Nokia & Samsung Account For 72% Of Total Mobile Pageviews
– Indian Tablet Shipments At 1.15M During Apr-Jun 2013; Samsung Leads: Report

Investment & M&A

– Networkplay Acquires Captcha Based Ad Platform yoCAPTCHA
– edabba raises Rs 4.5 Crore
– Bharti Airtel In Talks To Acquire Loop Mobile: Report
– Shopsense Raises Funding From Kae Capital & Other Angels
– Kuliza Acquires Adepto’s Social Marketing Platform Crowdnub
– Endurance International Group To Acquire Directi For $100-$110 Million
– Funding Digest: Zoutons, Klip.in, Langhar

– Unmetric Raises $5.5M Investment From JAFCO Asia & Nexus Venture Partners
– ABP Sells Businessworld To Anurag Batra & Vikram Jhunjhunwala; Our Take
– Reliance Group Looks To Delist Reliance Broadcast Network
– Simplilearn Secures $10M From Helion Venture Partners & Kalaari Capital
– Funding Digest: Thrillophilia, N1 Media
– Money On Mobile To Directly Raise $50M From Calpian
– Ogilvy & Mather Acquires Majority Stake In PennyWise Solutions
– Updated Digest: Micromax, Amazon India, Google, Reverie, Videocon Mobile & More
– Digest: Tata Sky, Goibibo, eBay Inc, Amazon India, Idea Cellular & More
– Cybermedia Sells BioSpectrum; Shuts Dare, Living Digital, Tech Review India?
– 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


– Finalized Angel Fund Norms: Social Funds Can Collect Rs 25 Lakh Grants; Funds Brought Under AIF
– TRAI Recommends TV Rating Agencies To Increase Sample Size To 50k Homes
– TRAI Recommends 37% Reduction In 1800 MHz Spectrum Price; 60% In 900 MHz
– Delhi Police Looks For Vendors For Its Social Media Intelligence System
– Indian Govt Requested For Info On 2704 Yahoo Accounts Between Jan-June 2013
– TRAI Proposes Mandatory USSD Based Mobile Banking Solution
– Supreme Court Rules Aadhaar Not Mandatory For Social Benefits
– TRAI Recommends Pan-India MNP Rollout In 6 Months
– TRAI Warns 7 Banks Against Using Unregistered Telemarketers For Promotions
Microsoft Received 515 User Data Requests From Indian Govt Between Jan-Jun 2013

Earnings Calls

– Idea Cellular Q1-FY14 Concall: Mobile Data Traffic Volume Up 92.2% YoY
– RCOM Q1-FY14 Concall: GSM + Data Is 67% Of Wireless Revenue; Increasing 3G Adoption