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Investment & M&A

– Traffline Raises Funding From Matrix Partners
– Funding Roundup: Flatpebble, Ustyme, iDreamCareer
– Updated: Info Edge Invests Rs 10 Crore In MeritNation; Has 55.81% Stake
– Why Apple Bought Topsy: The Reason Everyone Has Missed!

– Bharti Airtel In Talks With Essar To Buy yuMobile In Kenya: Report
– Eventifier Raises $500K From Accel Partners & Kae Capital
– eBay India And Snapdeal Start Cross Promoting Products; First Step To Acquisition?
– Funding Roundup: Chance, Portea Medical, Experifun & Others
– BTI Payments To Roll Out 10,000 White Label ATMs After ICICI Venture Investment


– IMPS Data: 54.32M Mobile Money IDs, Rs 934.90 Crore Transacted In November 2013

Other Updates:

– OLX Is India’s Top Online Advertiser Followed By Amazon And Google: comScore Report
– Bharti Enterprises Group CIO Jay Menon Exits
– Why we’re organizing a Hack4Change in Delhi
– Astro Backed Getit Launches Local Search & Classifieds in Malaysia

– Androidly Review: This Smartphone Watch Feels Like A Prototype
– Update: WizIQ Introduces Live Classrooms On iOS & Android
– PrecisionMatch Partners Effective Measure For Better Campaign Metrics
– Indian Smartphone Shipments Up 28% QoQ To 12.8M In Q3 2013; Samsung Leads: IDC

– Escort Services, Call Girl Sites Listed On The New Google Maps, Google Plus
– Micromax Eyes The Internet, Hybrid Devices – Forbes India
– Airtel Launching 4G LTE For Smartphones In Bangalore
– JustDial To Launch Search Plus Services As Marketplace

– Wipro Exits PC Manufacturing Business; Wants To Focus On IT Solutions
– Times Internet To Launch Luxury Blog Pursuitist’s Indian Edition
– Mobile User Acquisition Hacks – Dev Khare
– Amazon Starts One Day Delivery In India; Charges Rs 99 For It

– Cabinet To Discuss 2G Spectrum Pricing Today
– On Network18’s Accounting & The Indian Film Company Saga – The Caravan
– Sahara Planning An IPTV Venture? Why?
– Amazon Piloting India Post’s Cash On Delivery Service: Report

– You Can Now Buy Bottled Water To Royal Enfield Bike Using Bitcoin In India
– 40% Of JustDial’s Mobile Traffic Is From Apps; On Monetization Of New Products
– Your Rs 2,250 Cr Offer Is Unacceptable: Income Tax Department To Nokia
– WhatsApp Hits 30M User Mark In India; Inks Telco Deal With Tata Docomo

– #DelhiVotes: Aam Aadmi Party Opposes FDI In Retail, Wants CCTV’s, WiFi At ISBT, Online Bus Ticketing
– Cleartrip & Condé Nast Traveler Launch Curated Holiday Guides
– TRAI Reduces Telemarketer Registration Fees
– #DelhiVotes13: BJP Wants Common Smart Cards, Congress Wants To Set Up Venture Funds, Aadhaar PDS

– India To Approach US Seeking Help To Decrypt WhatsApp, Skype Messages
– CCI Orders Antitrust Probe Against Ericsson After Micromax Complaint
– Fortumo’s Carrier Billing In India Is Through Boku
– Do We Really Need Google’s GOSF Anymore?

– West Bengal Assembly Passes Resolution Asking Aadhaar To Be Delinked From LPG Subsidy
– FACT CHECK: Online Bus Ticket Booking Not Banned In AP
– Dhoom 3: Yash Raj Films Gets Court Order For Blocking Websites
– Disney UTV Media Networks MD MK Anand Quits

– Tripura Govt To Digitize PDS Operations To Prevent Fake BPL Cards
– Idea Cellular Gets Mobile Wallet License From RBI
– Reliance Jio Inks 4G Infrastructure Deal With Samsung: Report
– Bharti Airtel Partners Shopify To Offer DIY E-Commerce Platform To SMEs

– Komli Media CEO Prashant Mehta Quits
– Ozone Media Launches Creative Optimization Product Adadyn In APAC; Is Profitable
– Sellmojo Launches Marketplace

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