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Investment & M&A

– HALO Report India — The State Of Angel Funding 2005-2012: StartupCentral
– Gaurav Burman Invests in Bitcoin Exchange itBit; Plans To Bring It To India
– IndiaProperty Raises $12M From Bertelsmann & Others; Expects Big Shift In 2014
– Funding Roundup: Giveter, GoCoop, Welcare & Squeakee
– Mobile Presentation App Deck Receives $600K From Qualcomm and Sabeer Bhatia
– Kerala Govt To Set Aside Rs 500 Crore Annually For Startups

Other Updates:

– Yahoo India 2013 Trends: Sunny Leone, Narendra Modi, Raghuram Rajan, Virat Kohli
– Google: 163 Removal Requests Sent By Indian Govt, Only 20% Compliance
– Flipkart India Bleeds Rs 281.7 Crore In FY-13 Despite Five Fold Increase In Revenue
– Tata Teleservices Reportedly Surrenders 20MHz CDMA Spectrum; Tata Photon?

– Sony India Defends PlayStation 4 Game Pricing; No Local Replication For Now
– Is Dhingana Shutting Down? CEO Says They’re Restructuring, Update Next Week
– Tata DOCOMO To Extend mRupee Service To 26 Cities By FY-14
– Dhruva Interactive Sets Up Incubator For Indian Game Developers

– CIA Listening Through Mongo DB? Er…Not So Fast! – Software Freedom Law Centre
– Twitter India 2013 Trends: Sachin, Afzal Guru, Modi, Bigg Boss 7 & Others
– Rajesh Jain: Plan To Connect Voter ID With Mobile Number For Microtargeting Of Political Campaigns
– Zomato Expands To 5 New Cities Across Brazil & New Zealand

– IMImobile Ties Up With O2 To Bring Self Care To Twitter
– Vodafone India Launches Music Streaming Service; Why?
– Google Zeitgeist 2013: WhatsApp Top Searched Mobile App, Chennai Express, Temple Run, Sunny Leone
– Explara Debuts Event Marketplace Solutions & APIs

– PS4 Priced at Rs 39,990 In India; In Stores On January 6th 2014
– Keep Calm and Share: Internet Memes & Copyright – SpicyIP
– GOSF 2013 Numbers Are In: HS18, Indiatimes Shopping, Snapdeal, Myntra, CouponDunia, Limeroad, Amazon, Fashionandyou, -Lenskart
– On The Delhi High Court’s Interim Injunction On TV Ad Caps

– Aam Aadmi Party Seeks Mobile & Online Referendum On Forming Govt In Delhi State
– Google, RIM, Amazon Off The Hook In App Store Copyright Violation Case; Apple Still There
– Cleartrip Launches Pay@Hotel; CoD Equivalent For Hotels?
– Copyright in Photographs vis-a-vis Social Networking Sites – SpicyIP

– BSNL Reports Rs 7,884 Cr Loss For FY-13; Steps For Revival
– IGN India Goes Live
– Airtel Mobitude 2013: Mobile TV Up 400%, Google Tops, Dabangg 2, Lenny Kravitz
– YouTube Rewind: Top Trending Videos & Music Videos For India In 2013

– Snapdeal To Launch Payment Gateway Soon
– Airtel Will Open Up Location & Micropayment API’s In 3-5 Months; Vodafone No-Show
– Twitter Deletes Political Cartoons Posted By DNA Cartoonist @MANJULtoons
– The Lowdown: DoT’s Guidelines For 2G Spectrum Auction In January 2014

– Nimbuzz Now Lets You Search And Share Videos, Local Listings & More
– Delhi HC Allows Nokia India To Transfer Its Assets To Microsoft
– Datawind Forays Into Smartphones With Three Low Cost 5-Inch Devices

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