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Investment & M&A

MakeMyTrip announces $15M Innovation Fund for travel technology startups
BigBasket raises Rs 200 Cr from Helion Ventures, Zodius Capital & others
eShakti secures Series B funding from IvyCap & IDG Ventures to scale US operations
Spice Digital acquires 26% stake in txtBrowser parent Vavia Technologies
Ecom Express raises Rs 100 crore from Peepul Capital to expand distribution network

Blume Ventures invests in Snaplion, SocialBlood, Snapbizz and Greytip
Delhivery raises $35M Series C funding from PE firm Multiples & existing investors

Data

2.86 Million Mobile Number Portability Requests In India In July 2014
IMPS Data: 63.23M Mobile Money IDs; Rs 3,677 Cr Transacted In August 2014

Other Updates:

Funding roundup: Bluestone, Healthians, Phantom Hands and Fareye
The Lowdown – Shemaroo IPO; Digital tie-ups, Distribution, Rights & More
TableGrabber launches restaurant pricing and reservation strategy platform RezGuru
MTV India launches fashion and lifestyle web series – The Look
HRD Ministry to launch MOOC platform, National E-Library, Know Your College portal & More

ICICI Bank introduces cardless cash withdrawal service; Not the first
Way2SMS founder launches e-learning marketplace for instructor-led courses LearnSocial
Singapore’s online grocer RedMart opens development centre in Bangalore
Ybrant Digital to be renamed Lycos Internet

Aadhaar Phase V receives Govt approval; Target 100 crore enrollments by 2015
Rocket Internet to go public with €750M IPO later this year
Lybrate launches two dedicated Android apps for doctors and patients
Micromax to foray into services business over the next few years

Apple’s iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus to be available in India from Oct 17
Flipkart launches home appliances and personal healthcare private label Citron
Google Play Movies and TV iOS app updated to support offline playback
Kashmir floods: Aircel Opens up network, Twitter helpline, Google Person Finder & More

Apple Watch finally launched; Fitness apps, WatchKit & Heartbeat sharing
Uber in talks with Paytm & PayU to integrate mobile wallets with its service
Apple launches a TouchID-based mobile wallet service Apple Pay
Android accounted for 60% of total mobile ad revenues in India in Q2 2014 for Opera Mediaworks

The Indian Government wants to list your contact details online
SBI wants to launch NFC-enabled debit cards for transactions below Rs 2000
Tata Docomo announces mobile swapping service ‘SimplySwap’
Twitter starts testing Buy button feature for in-app purchases

Olacabs stops taking rental bookings
ED investigating Amazon for possible FDI violations
Industry moves: Snapdeal, Airtel and Helion
On Snapdeal’s home shopping channel plans: TV vs Web, Carriage Fees
Chennai MSO Arasu Cable ties-up with RailTel to offer broadband services

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