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MWC 2014

– LG shows-off G Pro 2 with knock to unlock feature at #MWC14
– #MWC14: Nokia X Smartphones, Nokia 220 & Asha 230
– #MWC14: Fortumo’s Gerri Kodres on India, Boku, direct carrier billing API’s & more
– #MWC14: Nokia X Developer Initiatives, New Lumia Apps & Imaging SDK
– #MWC14: Vodafone & Idea To Offer Time-Based Data Plans Via Opera Web Pass; Pricing
– #MWC14: Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2, WatchOn, Group Gaming

Investment & M&A

– Funding digest: SwiftShift raises funding from IAN; DocTree from S4 Holdings; CropIn from Ankur Capital
– Snapdeal raises $133.77M from eBay and others
– Baby product focused flash sales site Hopscotch secures $2M funding
– GSN Games Acquires Social & Mobile Casino Game Developer Bash Gaming

– Cinemacraft raises funding from Samsung; will be integrated into smart TVs
– Infibeam Acquires ODigMa For Digital Marketing Capabilities
– Funding roundup: HackerEarth, SilverEdge Technologies and TaxiPixi
– Sam Pitroda’s wallet service company C-SAM acquired by MasterCard
– DDB Group Acquires 22feet; To Merge With Tribal Worldwide India

Other Updates:

TRAI recommends 48% increase in 800MHz auction price
– No Fire Zone released online after theatrical ban in India
– Nirvana Digital Crosses 1Bn views on YouTube – Founder Pinakin Thakkar
– Vishal Gondal’s GOQii Launches Fitness Tracker Paired With Human Coaches

– Asia Cup: Star India tells app developers to not publish Cricket scores, updates
– Apple asks Indian govt to relax FDI in retail norms
– Aircel to offer local deals with MyDala tie-up
– Gujarat Government launches e-Nagar Project to set up WiFi hotspots in Ahmedabad

– OnMobile CFO Rajesh Kunnath Resigns
– MapmyIndia Revamps Online Maps: Richer Data, Flatter UI, Explore & New Widgets
– Snapdeal restarts offering services with MOOCs; what this means for e-learning biz
– Vijay Shekhar Sharma On Paytm Wallet, Unclaimed Amount, & Why Mobile-Only Marketplace

– Vijay Shekhar Sharma On Paytm’s Mobile-Only Marketplace, Bargaining & Merchants
– Saavn Pro Lite now supports operator billing on Android
– ShoppingWish goes mobile only with Scandid
– Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox goes offline; might relaunch later this year

– Gaana opens up its APIs to music app developers
– WhatsApp claims to have more than 40M active users in India
– Times Mobile’s Star Auctions lets you bid for celebrity memorabilia
– Uploaded.net blocked again by BSNL and Airtel
– Law firm websites to be legalised soon

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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