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Weekly Digest (9th-16th May 2014)

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– Tata Teleservices Maharashtra Q4-FY14 loss at Rs 111.6 Cr; 15th straight loss making quarter
– Curious to know how JustDial performed in Q4-FY14? These charts explain it all
– TV Today’s TV broadcasting biz profit up 3x to Rs 103.7 Cr in FY14
– Meritnation’s operating revenue doubles to Rs 20.3 Cr in FY14
– Zomato in FY14: Rs 30.6 Cr operating revenue, Rs 41.6 Cr operating EBITDA loss

– Updated: Naukri profit up 25.7% in FY14; Net Sales at Rs 505.1 Cr
– Updated: JustDial drops Google Maps for Open Street Maps, but it’s low on detail
– JustDial’s mobile searches grow by 183% to 263.1M for FY14; Is 23.4% of total searches
– Dainik Bhaskar Group launched 3 new Hindi verticals in Q4-FY14
– DB Corp Internet revenues at Rs 16.1 Cr for FY14; Net loss at Rs 7.4 Cr


– 2.60 Million Mobile Number Portability Requests In India In March 2014

Investment & M&A

– Creative crowdsourcing platform Talenthouse raises funding from Starwatch
– Roundup: RapidValue; Oravel; MIT Global Startup Labs
– Funding Roundup: VioletStreet, Zify, mGaadi & LetsVenture
– Kirusa acquires Indian startup Cooltok for VOIP app
– iYogi raises Series E investment of $28 million
– Bangalore-based fitness tracking company GetActive raises funding

Other Updates:

– redBus CMO Lakshmikant Gupta moves to GirnarSoft
– Samsung launches operator billing with Vodafone and Aircel
– Download: Top apps to track India 2014 election results
– Reliance Jio signs tower sharing agreement with Tower Vision India

– Snapdeal now lets you search for products via WhatsApp even without an official API
– End of exclusivity: T-Series songs now available on Saavn mobile app
– Komli Media adds mobile retargeting to its remarketing platform
– Gaana enables operator billing for short term packs via Fortumo

– #Election2014: Who’s the most Tweeted of all
– AbhiBus snaps up APSRTC bookings from BusIndia
– How Club Mahindra Was Hit By TRAI’s Spam Guidelines
– Infibeam forays into travel ticketing with Clickmego

– HeadStart Ventures mentor Vishy Poosala joins Facebook as Director
– Digest: ShopClues-Suvidhaa; Moto E & mBuddy
– Sony acquires 26% stake in Infibeam’s INDENT
– Zee Media CEO Alok Agrawal joins Reliance Industries

– Update: CCI launches investigation against Google for allegedly blocking out competitor’s ads
– Here’s what Airtel should do instead of auto-renewing data plan for postpaid customers
– Street view service WoNoBo adds property section; Should realty portals worry?
– Lloyd Mathias appointed as HP India’s chief marketing officer

– Bad idea: Airtel will auto-renew data plan for postpaid customers who exceed data limit
– Digest: Lava, Nintendo and Nokia
– SC issues notice to Indian Govt, TRAI & Reliance Jio over voice services by 4G players
– Snapdeal wants a US IPO while eBay India is open to acquiring companies in India

– MapMyIndia brings in predictive search & improved coverage with v9.0 maps
– WhatsApp signs telco deal with Airtel; claims to have 50M active users in India
– Samsung India mobile head Vineet Taneja quits: Report
– Twitter stops supporting Indian carriers; no more 2-step authentication or SMS alerts

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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