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Investment & M&A

– Funding Roundup: Browntape, Appiterate & Learning Edge Academy
– ElasticBox gets $9M funding from Nexus Venture Partners & Intel Capital
– Digital content service provider Prime Focus Technologies to acquire DAX for $9.1M
– Funding digest: Hike messenger, Oximity and SoftTech Engineers

– Online fruits & vegetable store secures $1.5M funding
– Digest: Airtel’s abandoned VC plans; QR-code based recharges ; yuMobile acquisition & others

Other Updates:

Elections 2014: Election Commission Changes Online Content Guidelines; Ad Rules Still Apply
Exclusive: Zee Entertainment & Voddler Launching Online Video Portal Bollyvod
Indian Govt rejects sports retailer Decathlon’s proposal to sell goods online
– The Lowdown: Amazon launches streaming & gaming set-top box Fire TV

– Rocket Internet Backed PricePanda Launches India Operations – StartupCentral
– CPI(M) 2014 Manifesto: Against FDI; Media Regulator, Open Source, Internet Out of US Hands
– Just Eat UK no longer controls; IPO valued at £1.47 billion
– Tesco owned Dunnhumby acquires Sociomantic

– HomeShop18 Applies For $75 Million IPO; FY13 Revenue $40.7M, $167M GMV, $22.5M Loss
– Sarbvir Singh is HomeShop18’s CFO; Sachin Rastogi resigns
– Leaked Privacy Bill: 2014 vs. 2011 – CIS India
– Roadies star Ranvijay’s wedding is a YouTube only show; On branded YouTube Shows

– Good move: NewsHunt debuts magazine singles with Delhi Press; Our Take
– India’s Potential Data Dividend – Kushan Mitra
– This web app gives you a snapshot of schools in Karnataka
– ISPs say they can’t monitor underage use of social networks in India

– Apple increases App Store prices in India to adjust for exchange rates
– Why did Indian government ask IPTV operators to file self-declaration forms?
– Zee launches music label; Why this matters
– WoNoBo finally releases an Android app but it still needs a lot of work

– 20% of Uninor customers are active data users; Total ARPU up for 5th straight quarter
– Updated: This new Indic Keyboard allows you to type in 15 Indian languages on Android
– Digest: Loop Telecom, passport service centres, ITI & DoT
– TRAI SMS Spam Guidelines Could Create Problems For Cloud Telephony Providers

– Rockstand Inks Partnership With Ingram Content Group For Ebooks
– Condé Nast launches Vogue India and GQ India on Flipboard
– Adani Group to take action over fake Gautam Adani Twitter account
– NSN: Mobile data traffic increased 87% in 2013; 3G data usage on the rise
– Tamil Ebooks Released Online Under CC; Amazon & Tamil ebooks

Also See: Digital & Telecom Jobs At JobNama

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