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Investment & M&A

– Quikr secures $60M from Tiger Global & existing investors
– Events discovery app Nearify secures seed funding from India Quotient & Seedfund Advisors
– Mobile helpdesk app Haptik raises $1 million from Kalaari Capital
– Funding roundup: MyLabYogi, Altizon Systems and DoctorC

– E-commerce review aggregator TrustedCompany raises $1M investment
– TargetingMantra secures $1.1M from Nexus VP, 500 Startups & One97 Mobility Fund
– Power2SME raises Rs 42 Cr from Inventus, Kalaari Capital and Accel Partners


August 2014: India Added Over 5.54 Million GSM Connections
– July 2014: 797.08M Active Mobile Connections In India; BSNL Loses 1.39M Connections

Other Updates:

LINE extends its voice calling service to India; Unified License?
– First Data ties-up with Mahindra Comviva for mPOS rollout
– Fashionara debuts online marketplace F.lea Bazaar
– Assault charges filed for filming traffic police’s altercation

– The Future of Aadhaar: finding common ground between UID and NPR – CIS India
– Reliance Jio inks tower sharing deal with GTL Infrastructure
– Shemaroo’s Rs 120 crore IPO subscribed 5x
– Online printing service PrintVenue expands to Australia

– Flipkart launches fulfillment service for sellers
– Oxigen rolls out eKYC service with NPCI tie-up
– 30% transactions on Cleartrip are mobile; Mobile Web vs Apps; Top handsets & others
– Digest: IBM, MTNL, AstaGuru, Zomato & Times Internet

– Samsung’s digital content store Club Samsung brings in offline support
– Shemaroo’s Rs 120 crore IPO subscribed 1x on day 2
– Updated: Karnataka govt sends license cancellation to merchants selling through Amazon India
– Croma inks tie-up to offer self-branded products on Snapdeal

– Shemaroo’s Rs 120 crore IPO subscribed 28% on first day
– Bharti Retail’s Raj Jain appointed as Times Group CEO
– Sistema chairman placed under house arrest on money laundering charges
– On Hindustan Unilever’s e-commerce pilot

– Google complied with 61% of Indian govt’s 2794 user data requests during Jan-Jun 2014
– Google’s SVP Sundar Pichai on developing for mobile, Voice & Google Now, standardization of Android
– Nazara to develop games based on Fox Star Studios’ Bollywood titles
– FIPB: Tikona, Netmagic & Telcordia approved; Indius Broadband deferred

– Google unveils first set of Android One handsets; Adds 9 new partners
– Updated: Google to extend Play Newsstand to India with 30 new partners
– India Today Group launches Medium clone DailyO
– YouTube to be available offline in India
– YouTube India star Shraddha Sharma changes channel after Culture Machine takes her to court
– Telenor gets FIPB approval to acquire 100% stake in Uninor

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