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– DB Corp Internet revenues at Rs 9.18 Cr for Q3-FY15; Rs 2.66 Cr loss
– Network18 posts Rs 12.2 Cr loss on revenues of Rs 831.9 Cr in Q3-FY15
– TV18 reports Rs 60.38 Cr profit for Q3-FY15


– 3.63 Million Mobile Number Portability Requests In India In November 2014


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– #Outlook15: What Indian E-Commerce Marketplaces Plan To Do in 2015

Investment & M&A

– Spice Digital picks up 38.5% stake in e-learning venture Anytime Learning
– OnMobile closes buyback by purchasing 5.8 million shares
– Updated Funding roundup: AppVirality, RateGain, MyDreamStore & Wishberry
– Updated: Zomato buys IAC’s Urbanspoon for $52M to foray into United States

– Enterprise mobility firm Nivaata raises funds from GWB Group & Blume Ventures
– Updated: Lenskart secures Rs 135 Cr from TPG Capital, IDG & TR Capital
– Digital marketing firm Sokrati secures Series B funding from IvyCap & Inventus Partners
– Paytm reportedly raising $575M from Alibaba
– Indians contributed $824,800 to Kickstarter projects in 2014

Other Updates:

– After Ola, TaxiForSure launches auto booking service
– Reliance Jio looking to expand into cable distribution
– UIDAI to roll out additional Aadhaar enrolment kits in Gurgaon
– How Indian telecom operators defend their attack on net neutrality

– Rajshri launches Marathi digital food channel Ruchkar Mejwani
– India continues to have the slowest internet speeds in Asia-Pacific: Akamai
– Google introduces lane guidance for Indian roads, and navigation in Hindi
– Anupam Shrivastava appointed BSNL’s CMD

– Shemaroo signs video content deal with video platform 123on
– IBNLive launched football vertical FootballNext in Q3-FY15
– ViralMint now offers affiliate marketing via ViralMint Xchange
– HDFC Bank to launch digital wallet

– Asus adds Hindi & Tamil support to its Android keyboard
– Ad: USA’s #1 SEO Trainer Bruce Clay to hold SEO Training Course in Gurgaon from 3rd to 5th February 2015
– Updated: 6% of Videocon Telecom’s Q3-FY15 GSM revenues was from mobile Internet
– Rdio launches in India

– AP Parigi is the new Network18 Group CEO
– E-commerce roundup: Nature’s Basket, Snapdeal, Flipkart and Jabong
– Kotak Bank debuts Hashtag Banking with its new social savings account
– Dilip Venkataraman appointed as iTV Network’s group COO

– Bizarre: Telangana govt seeks to block Flipkart and others for selling sex toys
– Google now offers flight bookings directly through search
– Vuclip partners Indonesian operator Indosat to provide Video-On-Demand
– MediaNama is hiring two journalists

– NOFN Broadband finally piloted in Idukki district in Kerala
– Tata Sky launches 4K set top boxes targeting Cricket World Cup
– Ola Cabs to ally with other cab-hailing apps backed by Softbank: Report
– Reliance Jio MD Sandip Das steps down

– Obi Mobiles CEO Ajay Sharma quits
– Former Times Television executive Ajay Trigunayat to launch a VoD service in October
– Google joins Indian telecom operator association COAI
– SRS Group launches online grocery store

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