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Weekly Digest (7th-14th November 2014)

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– MTNL losses up 13.8% to Rs 834.2 Cr in Q2-FY15
– Eros International’s digital & ancillary revenues at $9.1M in Q2-FY15
– Vodafone India Q2-FY15 revenues at £1.02 Bn; ARPU down to Rs 187
– Vodafone India reports 0.37M active M-Pesa users in Q2-FY15
– Vodafone India reports 14M 3G connections in Q2-FY15
– NDTV directed to focus on its digital assets; Net loss up 76.2% in Q2-FY15


– IMPS Data: 67.02M Mobile Money IDs; Rs 4,479 Cr Transacted In September 2014

Investment & M&A

– VoxPop Clothing secures $1 million investment from Blume Ventures & Others
– Captcha ads platform NLPCaptcha raises funding from YourNest & Udaan Angel Partners
– Instamojo raises funds from Kalaari Capital & existing investors
– Funding roundup: Tripoto, Gito, Blowhorn and Growzippy

– Bookmycab expands to Hyderabad with CabonClick acquisition
– Wearable devices chip manufacturer Ineda Systems raises $2M from Cisco Investments
– Times Internet buys Cricbuzz
– Funding roundup: POPxo, PayPal, GetVee, Collegedunia, SectorQube & More
– Dexetra acquired by US-based app discovery platform Quixey

Other Updates:

– Snapdeal & FINO PayTech to launch e-kiosks in 70,000 rural areas across India
– Mobile VAS Fraud is back
– YouTube MCN Fame launches tech vertical #fametech
– Mahindra Comviva debuts its connectMoney Service Manager in Zimbabwe

– Vodafone India’s mobile wallet license renewed by RBI
– Ant Farm buys Meals on Wheels to enter online food delivery
– It looks like India’s going to get a web filter
– Uber customers can now pay for taxi rides via Paytm Wallet

– HomeShop18 withdraws its $75M NYSE IPO
– Industry moves: Flipkart, Magnasoft and Let’sVenture
– JustDial rolling out new doctor appointment & restaurant booking merchant apps
– 70,000 books being digitized by state-owned libraries in Gujarat

– Net Neutrality in India: That’s what telcos said
– What Net Neutrality is about: a simple explanation
– Indian Govt launches Aadhaar-linked digital life certificate for pensioners
– Trikaripur village in Kerala to offer free Wi-Fi to residents

– Ozone Networks to offer 30,000 public Wi-Fi hotspots with Ericsson tie-up
– Australian music streaming service Guvera launches in India
– Facebook partners VivaConnect to strengthen its missed call ad unit
– Raj Beri appointed as Ozone Media COO

– Free Wi-Fi for Taj Group hotel guests from November 15
– Opera Mini claims to have 50 million monthly active users in India
– MeritNation to offer live Maths & Science classes for CBSE students
– MTS India to launch PC-based online video gaming platform GameGod

– Dish TV receives DTH license in Sri Lanka
– Uber extends its Vehicle Financing Program to India
– Now pay your CCD bill with Oxigen Wallet
– IMImobile’s India & SEA revenues down 21% to £8.5M in FY14

– Radio One ties-up with indie artists social network Songdew to offer broadcast platform
– Brands can now use WeChat’s new API to redirect users to their official WeChat accounts
– CCAvenue launches in UAE with Mashreq tie-up

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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