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Weekly Digest (17th-24th April 2015)

MediaNama would like to thank its sponsors:Paytm, Getit, Practo, Times Internet and E2Efor their support.

Investment & M&A

– Funding roundup: Phone Warrior, FindYahaan, Happay and Coverfox
– Funding roundup: CraftsVilla, EazyDiner and EatShopLove
– Simplilearn secures $15M funding from Mayfield Fund, Kalaari and Helion
– Sulekha raises $28 M from GIC & Norwest; to expand to more cities

– Freshdesk raises $50 million from Tiger Global, Accel Partners and Google Capital
– Updated: Practo acquires digital fitness solution FitHo; Founders join Practo
– HealthKartPlus gets $6M injection; rebrands itself as 1 mg
– Funding roundup: Doormint, UrbanClap and Vyomo

– Canada’s BroadbandTV acquires kids content producer YoBoHo
– Zomato acquires NexTable to enter table reservation business
– MakeMyTrip acquires travel planning services provider Mygola

Other Updates:

– Agents will not be able to book multiple tickets, neither will you: IRCTC
– Internet roundup: Cleartrip’s Apple watch app and eBay’s ad deal with Zirca Digital
– BSNL announces free nightly calls. Cool story bro. Can we fix the sorry broadband service too?
– Made for India: report says Skype looking at application for low speed networks

– Google revenues at $17.3Bn for Q1 2015; Paid clicks up 13% while CPC dips 7%
– Xiaomi launches much awaited Mi 4i and wearable Mi Band
– Citrus Pay launches payment gateway called ‘Project Flight’ for merchants
– Industry moves roundup: Snapdeal, Quikr and UTStarcom

– 73% of Facebook’s ad revenues in Q1 2015 were from mobile ads
– Google’s Project Fi to take on traditional mobile network operators
– “Okay, let me Zomato the restaurant to which we’re gonna Uber from the app itself”
– Updated: Google tweaks mobile search algorithm; should companies be worried?

– Watch out TrueCaller, Facebook wants people to say Hello instead
– Viber claims to have 40 million registered users in India
– ICICI Bank launches applications for wearables on Android, Tizen and Apple
– Yahoo posts $234 million mobile revenue in Q1 2015; down 8% QoQ

– Goodbye queues: Book local train tickets via railways’ new app
– WhatsApp claims to have 800M monthly active users; iOS users get voice calling
– Sistema Shyam ties up with Indian Railways to offer WiFi services at railway stations
– Yupp TV to enter India next month; starting with metro cities

– PIB to revamp its website and launch a mobile app for journalists
– Updated: Amazon to launch biz supplies service for SMEs in India
– Hyderabad gets free public WiFi; how secure is browsing and payment?
– After launching its online store, Saregama ties up with Hungama to offer music

– Shemaroo to distribute digital content from Magna Publishing Company
– Updated: Paytm parent One97 launching e-grocery app called Zip; Bangalore pilot on cards
– Industry Moves: Madison Media, Reliance Jio and Walmart India
– TV Today Network approaches HC for a decision to sell Oye FM

– Network18 posts a profit of Rs 10.58 cr on revenues of Rs 841.4 cr in Q4-FY15
– FireFly Networks deploys WiFi service at the Supreme Court of India
– Zomato introduces online ordering in Delhi; restaurants with better ratings to pay less commission
– Godot Media founders launch content discovery & social media scheduling platform DrumUp

– ICICI Bank launches NFC payments service with Tech Mahindra
– Junglee starts selling unboxed and refurbished electronic products from Overcart & GreenDust
– TaxiForSure founders Raghunandan and Radhakrishna quit the company

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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