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Weekly Digest (4th-11th October 2013)

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– 2.23 Million Mobile Number Portability Requests In India In July 2013
– July 2013: India Has 15.24M Broadband, 731.39M Active Mobile Connections
– IMPS Data: 53.14M Mobile Money IDs, Rs 597.83 Crore Transacted In September 2013

Investment & M&A

– Amazon Buys Rohit Agarwal’s Tenmarks
– Unbxd Raises $2M From IDG Ventures & Inventus Capital
– JustUnfollow Acquires JustMigrate And 3Crumbs
– Flipkart Raises $160M From Dragoneer Investment, Morgan Stanley Investment & Others

– Pokkt Raises $500K Investment; Pivots From Voucher Site To Mobile Ad-Based Payments
– Funding Roundup: Touristlink, TravelKhana, iKure Techsoft & Edsix Brain Lab
– Zee Media To Acquire Prakash Jha’s Maurya TV

Other Updates:

MapmyIndia Launches Local Search App Explore On Windows 8
– Lapis Marketing To Shut HushBabies.com & Focus On BabyBox.in
– No Live Cricket Commentary, Scores or Scorecards – STAR India Tells App Developers
– Google Offers Chromebook In India; Not Easy To Switch To

– Snapdeal Partners Reglobe To Launch Resale Service
– Social Media Will Be Tricky For India’s Election Commission To Deal With
– Telecom Job Listings Up 14% Month On Month, Media Up 12% – Naukri.com
– MediaNama Is Hiring Tech Journalists

– MediaNama is Hiring in Research
– Times Internet To Launch IGN India & AskMen India; Avinash Bali To Head IGN India
– TaxiForSure To Offer Airport Transfers For GoIbibo Customers
– Telecom Roundup: Nxtra; Spectrum Sharing, Auctions, Cancellations; Vodafone India

– Shopify’s Partnership With Getit In India Goes Live
– Why Would YouTube Partner With Indian DTH Operators?
– Updated: Aircel Launches Re 1 Content Store With Techzone
– How LINE Is Dealing With A Late Entry Into The Mobile Messaging Market In India

– STAR India & Discovery Among Broadcasters Given Access To More Facebook Data
– Airtel Money Goes Rural With SREI Sahaj’s Common Service Centers
– NDTV Questions comScore’s Online News & Information Readership Report
– Videocon Plans To Bid For 900 MHz Spectrum Auction In Delhi

– MakeMyTrip’s Deep Kalra On Aadhar Integration, Google’s Flight Results
– MTS India Becomes First Telco To Receive Unified License: Report
– STAR Gets Interim Injunction From Supreme Court of India In Cricket’s Hot News Case
– Aadhar P2P Transactions Coming In Two Months – Nandan Nilekani

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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