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Weekly Digest (03rd-10th April 2015)

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Investment & M&A

– Ola raises $315M from DST Global and some existing investors
– Urban Ladder raises $50 million from Sequoia Capital, TR Capital and existing investors
– Funding roundup: Swiggy, InstaLively and LogiNext
– Deal Done: Snapdeal proposes, Freecharge accepts

– FirstCry raises $10M from NEA and Valiant Capital
– PropTiger acquires UI design firm Out of Box Interaction
– MobiKwik raises $25 million from Tree Line Asia, Sequoia, Cisco – Investments and AmEx
– Quikr raises $150M from Tiger Global, AB Kinnevik and Steadview

Other Updates:

– Five Reasons Why I think “Zero Rating” Should Be banned – Rohin – Dharmakumar, Owntastic
– LinkedIn to acquire online education veteran Lynda.com for $1.5 billion
– Saavn Social sharing features go live on Android, iOS and the web
– Uber launches cash-based on-demand auto service in Delhi

– TRAI keeps its word, slashes national roaming charges ceiling
– Net Neutrality: Misconceptions and Misdirections
– Twitter partners with Yes Bank to reach the bank’s offline users
– Facebook Messenger now available on web; third-party app integration coming soon

– Govt softens stance on cab-hailing apps; will not ban Uber and Ola
– Peeyush Ranjan appointed as Flipkart head of engineering
– CCI is probing alleged Net Neutrality violations of telcos
– How much will you pay to watch ad-free YouTube videos?

– Quickplay’s managed video platform to power the newly launched HOOQ
– Is Flipkart pro Net Neutrality despite signing up for Airtel Zero?
– Updated: Reliance Jio’s messaging & calling app Jio Chat now live for Android & iOS
– Industry moves: Razorfish and Zee Entertainment Enterprises

– BARC ratings to be rolled out in April end; ratings data to be released every Wednesday
– Videocon d2h stalls IPO plans, again
– Member of Parliament writes to DoT, other MPs & TRAI, dissenting against – -TRAI Internet consultation
– TRAI wants to use 112 as the single emergency services number across India

– Uber asks US court to dismiss lawsuit filed by the Delhi rape victim
– Net neutrality assures a free, open and equal internet: The Pioneer
– Xiaomi ends exclusive deal with Flipkart. Snapdeal & Amazon now sell their handsets too
– India Internet roundup: State of Internet access in India and Broadband connectivity in villages

– ThinkVidya rebrands to UrbanPro; Pivots to a services marketplace
– You shouldn’t stop taking naked pics just because a govt agency is doing the wrong thing: Snowden to Oliver
– No distance left to run: India Post shutters the traditional money order service
– The Airtel Zero idea: Splitting India’s Internet into many Internets

– OnePlus users finally get DIY Lollipop update; OTA coming soon
– Rishtey now passe as Matrimony.com goes casual and buys dating app Matchify
– Lifestyle looking to launch online stores for its three retail formats next year
– Gionee plans to start manufacturing phones in India within three years

– Quikr to enter the highly competitive online real estate segment; Good idea?
– IRCTC plans to serve pre-ordered Pizza Hut and KFC meals on trains
– Capillary Technologies acquires digital commerce solutions firm MartJack
– Myntra will shut down its desktop website on May 1, long live the desktop website

– ICICI to roll out voice recognition for biometric authentication over mobile
– DishWorld rebrands to Sling International; Adds content in Bengali, Kannada & Marathi
– Facebook is adding a “send on WhatsApp” button on its Android application for posts
– Flipkart signs up for Airtel’s Net Neutrality-violating Airtel Zero 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

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