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Weekly Digest (04th-11th April 2014)

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Investment & M&A

– Updated: Vodafone acquires Piramal & Analjit Singh’s stakes to complete its Indian arm buyout
– SEBI to create crowdfunding guidelines
– Ybrant Digital to acquire minority stake in Jobookit
– Prime Focus Technologies raises Rs 45 crore

– Funding digest: Catapooolt, Wits Solution, PK Online
– OnMobile to sell VoxMobili for $23-26 million
– Wearable devices chip manufacturer Ineda Systems raises $17M
– July Systems raises $2.1M funding; Appoints BJ Arun as new CEO

– Avendus & Zodius Capital to invest up to $500M in India-centric digital businesses
– TV streaming service YuppTV secures $2.5 million investment
– SilverPush secures $1.5M from Unilazer, IDG Ventures & others

Other Updates:

Zee Turner & Star Den end MediaPro JV following TRAI’s aggregator regulations
– Digest: Amazon India, Flipkart, Shopclues, ISRO, Microsoft Ventures & more
– Airtel launches data bundle for Galaxy S5 & other Samsung devices as part of Singtel deal
– What Indian Digital Media companies are doing for #Election2014

– Social ke side effects: Zomato now forces you to login before you can view listings
– Dear BBC, your WhatsApp election coverage idea is not scalable
– More accelerators and incubators thanks to Pitney Bowes, NASSCOM & HealthStart
– TRAI’s New Policy For Restoration Of Numbers In Banned For Spam Messages Is Arbitrary

– Unbxd to manage search for all getitBazaar properties
– Can Whatsapp Launch An MVNO In India?
– Facebook has 100M monthly active users in India, but where’s the money?
– Mukund Mohan to head Microsoft Ventures operations in the US, China and India

– #Election2014: Know your candidates through this Google tool
– Vserv adds real-time bidding to its mobile ad exchange
– Telcos in India can now raise debt using spectrum as collateral
– MapmyIndia’s Rover offers vehicle tracking with house-level data

– Guess what? There’s no procedure to delist your Aadhaar number from UID database
– Yahoo’s Anand Chandrasekaran joins Bharti Airtel as Chief Product Officer
– AIADMK Manifesto 2014: Against FDI In Retail, For State Cable TV, Curbing Imports
– Tools to make killer apps: Quick guide for developers – Deepak Abbot

– BJP 2014 Manifesto: Focus on eLearning, eHealth, SMEs, govt processes; FDI
– Most of Opera Mini users in India still use Java-based phones
– Reliance Jio ties up with RCOM for intra-city fibre infrastructure sharing
– Kochi police lets you report traffic violations via WhatsApp, but this strategy could backfire

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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