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– Shemaroo reports New Media revenues of Rs 9.89 Cr for Q3-FY15
– Dish TV adds 0.41 M subscribers in Q3-FY15; Revenue up 4.9% YoY, loss down
– Naukri profit up 20% to Rs 38.6 Cr in Q3-FY15; Net Sales at Rs 145.7 Cr
– Charts: Info Edge Q3-FY15 results suggest that it’s still mostly a one trick pony


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Investment & M&A

– CaratLane raises $31M in funding from Tiger Global
– Big data firm Antuit secures $56M from Goldman Sachs and Zodius Capital
– Updated: OnMobile closes buyback by purchasing 5.8M shares at avg Rs 76.3
– Hopscotch secures $11M from Velos Partners & others
– Amagi raises funds from Premji Invest and Mayfield Fund
– YouTube MCN Ping Digital raises investment
– ShopClues secures $100M from Tiger Global, Helion & Nexus VP

Other Updates:

– Delhi Congress’ websites go offline as admin leaves party
– Raghav Bahl’s Quintillion Media previews The Quint on Facebook
– Homeshop18 shut Bangalore ecommerce division; What happened to the ESOPs?
– Twitter now provides Hindi and Urdu translations through Bing

– Uber resumes Delhi operations by applying for a radio taxi license
– Vishal Gondal’s GOQii launches US beta
– Saavn appoints Mahesh Narayanan as COO
– UBM India shuts down its tech media publications: Light Reading, Information Week and others

– Sunil Sood to be Vodafone India CEO & MD; takes over from Marten Pieters
– Vserv launches native ads format Aqua Native
– Industry Moves: Urban Ladder, Tolexo and Razorfish
– Supreme Court of India quashes FIR filed against couple for Facebook comment

– Digest: eBay, Bangladesh messaging app ban, RSS vs e-commerce
– Magzter launches new subscription model with unlimited access feature
– WhatsApp finally debuts a web app, but limited to Google Chrome right now
– MakeMyTrip appoints Saujanya Shrivastava as chief marketing officer

– Fremantle launches online only talent show India’s Digital Superstar
– ICICI Bank to introduce digital wallet this year for NFC-enabled mobile phones
– Delhi University to launch MOOCs by end of this month
– Ronnie Screwvala & Network18’s Saikumar to launch a video-focused digital media biz

– Money On Mobile claims 121 m users and Rs 122 crore transactions as of December
– 20 common app developer mistakes that lead to Google Play suspension – Deepak Abbot
– ESPNcricinfo launches World Cup focused web series Contenders
– Twitter appoints Taranjeet Singh as Head of Sales for India

– CCAvenue launches payment gateway in 18 languages
– LIV Sports to live stream Australian Open 2015
– Govt bans import of of mobile phones with fake and duplicate IMEI numbers
– Snapdeal and Den Networks launch TV Shopping channel

– ICICI Bank allows customers to transfer funds via Twitter
– Twitter buys Bangalore-based ZipDial
– FIPB: Sprint International, INX Music and Insight Media City deferred
– Government approves 33 FM radio channels in border states

– Delhi rape victim plans negligence lawsuit against Uber in US
– The IAMAI-IMRB Mobile Internet research data is questionable
– 500 Startups-backed Walletkit pivots business to a messenger platform

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