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2G Auction 2014

What They’re Saying About India’s 2014 2G Spectrum Auction Results
– Updated: India’s 2014 2G Auction Results: What The Telecom Operators Are Saying
– India’s 2014 2G Auction Ends: Operator & Circle Results
– 2G Auction Day 10: No Changes In 900MHz Prices
– 2G Auction Day 9: Focus Shifts To 1800MHz; Assam Is More Than 3x Higher Of Reserve Price
– 2G Auction Day 7: 5 Circles In 1800MHz Cross 3G Spectrum Price
– 2G Auctions Day 6: Delhi & Kolkata In 900MHz Cross 3G Spectrum Price

Railway Budget 2014

– Railway Budget 2014: Online Booking Of Meals, Mobile Ticketing


– HT Media Reports Digital Revenues Of Rs 19.4 Cr; Digital Loss Down 23.77% YoY
– HT Media Hives Off Desimartini; Writing Off Rs 159.4 Cr Invested In HT Digital
– Uninor To Expand Network in 6 Circles; ARPU Up 6% To Rs 106 For Q4 2013
– S Mobility’s Device Biz In Loss But Revenues Up 20.4% YoY For Q2-FY14

– NDTV Q3-FY14 Revenue Dips; Board Approves NDTV Labs & NDTV Convergence Merger
– NDTV Ethnic Retail Acquires 100% Stake in JA Ethnic Retail; Rs 5.38 Cr Loss In Q3-FY14
– Network18 E-Commerce Revenues Up 48.1% Up YoY At Rs 125 Cr; Content At Rs 24.7 Cr
– RCOM Non-Voice Revenues Flat For Q3-FY14
– Reliance Communications Had 11.1M 3G, 36.2M Mobile Internet Connections At End Of Q3-FY14


– IMPS Data: 56.84M Mobile Money IDs, Rs 1,394.88 Crore Transacted In January 2014

Investment & M&A

– Mango Games Raises Funds From Social+Capital, Deep Kalra & Naveen Tewari; Rahul Razdan Joins As CEO
– Capillary Raises $4.5M From American Express
– Persistent Systems Acquires Pune Based CloudSquads
– Onmobile Global’s Primary Shareholder Makes Open Offer Of Rs 47.6 Crore For 10% Of Co
– PubMatic Had Raised $13M From Nokia Growth Partners; IPO?

Other Updates:

Want To Disrupt The Music Business In India? Here’s How
Nilay Arora To Head WeChat Operations In India
– Dhingana Shuts Down
– Airtel 4G For Smartphones Available At 3G Tariff In Bangalore; iPhone 5s & 5c Only

– Omidyar Network India Chief Jayant Sinha Quits Firm – StartupCentral
– XDA Announces Support For Devices By Indian Manufacturers
– Flipkart Rolls The Dice: Opening Up eKart To Competitors
– Is RBI Completely Clueless About What It Plans To Do With Bitcoin?

– India Is The World’s Fastest Growing Smartphone Market: Gartner
– Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Batch 4: IntouchApp, Imly, SlideRule, MyBusTickets & Others
– Tata Sky Brings Karaoke To DTH With Hungama Tie-Up
– Indian Govt Asked Social Networks To Block 1299 URLs In 2013; Truth?

– Soon You Can Withdraw Cash From ATMs Using Feature Phones Even If You Don’t Have A Bank Account
– Forbes India Ex-CEO Gurmit Singh Appointed As Yahoo India MD
– India PC Market Declined 19.9% In Q4 2013; HCL Factor
– Bhuvan Upgraded: Mapping Tool, 2.5D City Models, Better High-Res Imagery & Others

– JustDial Will Integrate Logistics Services For Its Nationwide Marketplace
– GroupM Says Digital Advertising In India Up 30% In 2013; Rs 3402 Cr Expected In 2014
– Yebhi Wants 100% FDI in E-Commerce, Except In Food
– Why The TRAI Went After TV Content Aggregators; Impact On Online Distribution?

– InMobi Debuts Context-Aware Interactive Mobile Video Ads
– MediaNama Is Hiring Journalists; Interns For Data Journalism & App Reviews
– Mandatory SOS App In Phones, GPS Tracking Of All Autos And Buses: Nirbhaya Fund
– Naukri: Media Hiring Down 15% YoY in January 2014

– Vinod Sawhny Appointed RCOM CEO
– Twitter Withheld 13 Tweets In India Between July – December 2013
– Pritesh Patel, Former MD (India & Middle East) For Komli Media Joins Facebook To Head FMCG Vertical
– Junglee Now Lets You Compare Prices To Used Goods With Quikr Tie-up

– Healthcare Startup eVaidya Raises Rs 3.5 Cr From Existing Investors
– Bitcoin Is Now Illegal In Russia Too
– PayUMoney Launches Wallet With Cashbacks For Every Transaction

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