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– MakeMyTrip Q3-FY15 loss at $3.66M; Air Ticketing revenues up 10.1%
– JustDial got 312,800 paid campaigns in Q3-FY15; Revenues up 27% YoY
– Yahoo posts $254 million mobile revenues in Q4 2014

– Apple iPhone sales up 46% to 74.5M in Q1-FY15; Net profit at record $18Bn
– Rediff has $9.7 million in cash left; Reports $2.37M loss in Q3-FY15
– Idea Mobile Internet: revenues cross Rs 1200 crore, 34.16 M connections
– 123Greetings ships 0.28 M gifts in Q2-FY15; Revenues up 137%


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Investment & M&A

– Dentsu India acquires digital and social media agency WATConsult
– MakeMyTrip invests in digital hotel marketing solutions firm Simplotel
– Printvenue raises $4.5 million from Asia Pacific Internet Group
– Grabhouse raises $2.5M from Kalaari Capital & Sequoia Capital

– Aasaanjobs raises $1.5 million from Inventus and IDG Ventures
– Funding roundup: Team Indus, Corporate360, Refiral & More
– CarDekho raises $50 million from Hillhouse Capital and Tybourne Capital
– Spice to invest Rs 500 crore to set up manufacturing unit in UP

– Zomato acquires Turkey’s restaurant search service Mekanist
– Taxi aggregator Ola to acquire rival TaxiForSure: Report
– Cinepolis acquires 100% stake in Fun Cinemas and adds 83 screens
– People Group invests in dating app Thrill & merges Fropper with it
– Expedia acquires Travelocity’s US & Canada biz for $280 million

Other Updates:

– It is very hard to predict what is going to happen in Q4 in 99Acres – Info Edge CEO Hitesh Oberoi
– Rajan Anandan appointed Vice President for Google in South-East Asia
– Music streaming service Guvera claims 2 million users in 2 months
– Uber sued for negligence & fraud by Delhi rape victim in US court

– Harman International sends legal notice to Shopclues over fake JBL products: Report
– Airtel Money to apply for a payments bank licence
– SC orders Google, Yahoo & Microsoft to stop sex determination test ads; To examine blocking URLs
– Amagi sets up office in London to further expand in EMEA region

– mRupee partners RBL Bank to launch Visa branded open loop prepaid card
– Xiaomi launches Mi4 in India; First sale on Feb 10
– Facebook launches ‘Lite’ Android app for low end smartphones
– Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal: “We have scale on our mind”

– ErosNow, RailTel tie-up to offer video streaming service at railway stations
– Updated: Delhi Transport Dept rejects Uber, Ola & TaxiForSure’s license applications
– Twitter introduces private chat and video capture & upload features
– Hike Messenger introduces free voice calls on Android

– Reliance Jio to introduce free Wi-Fi service across Kolkata in two months
– Gati to raise Rs 120 Cr to expand its ecommerce biz; posts 185% rise in revenue in Q3
– Spice Digital appoints Sabri Amireh as Senior Vice President
– The Viral Fever launches movie streaming service TVF Inbox Office

– Updated: BCCI invites bids for Internet & Mobile rights for IPL 2015-2017
– Kerala govt slaps Rs 54 crore fine on Flipkart, Jabong, Zovi and Myntra
– The Lowdown: India’s Phase III FM auctions
– Reverie Technologies launches keyboard app for Android in 11 Indic languages

– TRAI issues amendment for full mobile number portability from 3rd May
– Digital India roundup: Govt, Samsung to set up tech educational institute & More
– Xiaomi pilots unboxed & refurbished smartphone retail model with Overcart
– Times Internet merges GoCricket with Cricbuzz
– SlideShare co-founder Amit Ranjan quits

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– Deals: VC, PE & M&A In Internet, Mobile, Media in India
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– Digital Payment Companies in India
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