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Earnings-Dec14

– RCOM’s Mobile Internet usage: 834 MB per data customer in Q3-FY15
– Saregama Q3-FY15 net profit at Rs 1.29 Cr; Revenue down 8.86% to Rs 39.21 Cr

Data

– January 2015: India Added Over 8.87 Million GSM Connections

Investment & M&A

– Klip.in raises Rs 3 crore funding from Venture Nursery and other investors
– Godrej Group owned Nature’s Basket acquires online grocer Ekstop.com
– Stayzilla raises $20 million funding led by Nexus Ventures Partners
– Event ticketing platform Townscript secures angel investment
– Local products discovery platform Wooplr raises Rs 30Cr from Helion
– News In Shorts raises Rs 25 crore from Tiger Global

Other Updates:

– NSN: Mobile data traffic increase by 74% in 2014; 3G data consumption surpasses 2G data
– 11 central govt services launched on eBiz portal to simplify process of business setup
– Super introduces Tinder-like features for employers and potential candidates
– Samsung acquires Apple Pay competitor LoopPay

– Nursery Rhymes and toons are so big on YouTube, they’re launching a separate app for kids
– SwiftKey to appoint country manager for India; plans OEM partnerships
– Videocon says it will offer 4G data at 2G rates; Initial rollout in UP & Bihar circles
– Nazara to create three to five games around Virat Kohli this year

– RailTel, Cisco will be launching a video conferencing platform for govt departments
– Google planning to launch an Internet.org style service for apps
– Uber given 7 days to re-submit license application by Delhi Transport Dept
– Services marketplace Timesaverz launches apps for consumers and biz agents

– GSF accelerator to launch programme for IoT and Cloud startups
– Quikr ties-up with Carnation to introduce vehicle inspection service
– Snapdeal acquires online fashion portal Exclusively.com
– Interoperability in payments to be a reality with the United Payments Interface

– How the AAP Government should approach free WiFi in Delhi
– TV Today Network to sell seven stations of Oye FM 104.8 to ENIL
– Mashable comes to India.com
– Bombay HC refrains police from arresting members of All India Bakchod

– #fame partners TV channel FoodFood to produce ‘Hi Tea’ with chef Ajay Chopra
– ACT Fibernet to roll out broadband services across India this year
– Raj Amit Kumar to use crowdfunding campaign to release his film, Unfreedom
– Jabong reports Rs 345.8 crore GMV for July-September 2014

– Mobile video ad network Seventynine expands to Australia
– Spectrum digest: SSTL not to participate in CDMA auctions, Telecom minister on call drops
– Twitter India claims 118.3 mn impressions for #INDvPAK tweets
– Industry moves Digest: Barkha Dutt of NDTV, Sonia Khuranaof OgilvyOne, Sudipto Roy of tenthavenue

– JustDial’s SearchPlus philosophy: One app to rule them all; $15-20M ad spends planned
– Flipkart signs MoU with CSC to develop ancillary industries and help rural economy
– Bangalore police lets citizens report traffic violations through its web & mobile app
– Rockstand adds CBSE preparatory material to its portfolio

– How Internet.org presents an opportunity to rethink Freedom of Speech – by Smarika Kumar, Alternative Law Forum
– Practo co-Founder Shashank ND on expansion plans, acquisitions and revenue streams
– Micromax appoints Asish Agrawal as its new CTO

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