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Weekly Digest (28th-05th December 2014)

MediaNama would like to thank its sponsors: Spice Digital, Antfarm, Getit, Fortumo and E2E for their support.

Investment & M&A

– Funding roundup: Ather, Gigstart and SectorQube
– Updated: Uber raises $1.2 billion investment at a $40 billion valuation
– Indiegogo starts testing optional insurance for failed campaigns
– Funding roundup: Lookup, RiverSilica & PayPal Start Tank
– Getit Infomedia gets FIPB nod to raise Rs 184 Cr investment
– Funding roundup: Delyver.com, GrabOn, FindURClass & Aureus Analytics

Other Updates:

Indian Govt to set up a Rs 10,000 Cr electronics development fund
– SC tells Govt, search engines to stop ads on sex determination
– Jonathan Bill & Arvind Rao launch tariff & network recommendation service BillBachao
– Indian Govt plans IoT incubation centres, demo centres, research facilities & more

– Updated: OnePlus One India users to get Cyanogen software updates
– Martmobi & Shopify tie-up to enable merchants to create mobile apps & sites
– Wirkle co-founder Sunil Goyal launches services marketplace Near.in
– Retail majors complain against e-tailer pricing as they foray into e-commerce

– Saavn introduces Twitter-based radio station
– Reliance Jio will have Paid WiFi, Movies, Music, TV, News, 100Mbps speeds
– Online events stationery store Inksedge raises $1.5M from NEA & Others
– OnePlus plans to setup R&D centre in Bangalore

– Online bookstore SapnaOnline acquires Bookadda, Acadzone & Koolskool
– Uninor to continue focus on 2G data services – Telenor CEO Jon Frederik Baksaas
– Nimbuzz ties up with The Mobi Hunter to push ads in sub-Saharan Africa
– Those with pre-paid wallets with KYC can hold up to Rs 100,000

– A brief history of the SVG, Gruner+Jahr, Seventy Nine, Networkplay relationship
– MobiSwipe launches chip & pin based mPOS solution
– SBI’s social media policy tells employees not to criticize management
– SVG Media buys NetworkPlay & SeventyNine from Gruner+Jahr

– Videocon upgrades its 2G network to 2.75G EDGE network
– Fan merchandising store Bluegape shuts down due to copyright infringement issues
– Department of Space failure to launch satellites forced DTH migration to foreign players: CAG
– FIPB: Panacea, Vogel & Zipcash approved; Augere Wireless deferred

– FreeCharge introduces voice payments on Windows Phone
– TRAI seeks comments on 2100 MHz spectrum price for Feb 2015 auctions
– Indian Smartphone Shipments Up 27% QoQ To 23.3M In Q3 2013: IDC
– App roundup: Konkan Railways, Twitter, Opera, Facebook & BSNL

– Bing India Trends 2014: Top political leaders, news topics, sports persons & Others
– Rajesh Kalra to become the Editorial Head for TOI Digital
– Indian Government agency received almost 100k cybercrime complaints till September 2014
– Shekhar Gupta’s Mediascape to launch TV, print & digital news products

– Top MediaNama posts in November 2014
– StarSports.com to stream ICC Cricket WC 2015 in four languages
– India finalizes guidelines for online bill payment system for repetitive payments
– Uber pitches for an additional 45-day extension to comply with RBI online payments rules

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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