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Investment & M&A

– LinkedIn acquires Refresh to help you prepare for the next meeting
– Custom furnishings e-tailer Livspace acquires design community platform DezignUp
– Funding roundup: Capital Mind, TripHobo and AppsDaily
– SEBI paper looks to provide easier norms for startups to list on the bourses

– Tiger Global sheds 3.4% stake in JustDial, but has been busy this year
– Funding roundup: Roposo, Peesh Venture Capital and Astrac Ventures
– LimeRoad raises Rs 185 Cr from Tiger Global, Matrix Partners & Lightspeed

Other Updates:

– Industry moves: Flipkart recruits Hari Vasudev, Anand KV and Manish Maheshwari
– Private: Free speech not guaranteed: Section 79 of the IT Act + Article 19 (2)
– E-commerce Roundup: Localbanya and GetMyPeon
– Facebook launches collaborative video app Riff

– “We can approve a loan in 5 minutes and disburse in 30 minutes on our digital platform” – HDFC Bank’s Nitin Chugh
– Uninor to offer subscribers free access to Wikipedia; Net Neutrality?
– YouTube MCN #fame launches Hollywood centric channel
– Former iGate CEO Phaneesh Murthy to launch an online healthcare marketplace

– India loses slowest average Internet speed crown to Indonesia: Akamai
– Labels prioritize revenue over accessibility of music across platforms – Amba Kak
– Twitter’s Storify competitor Curator is now live
– TRAI’s Internet Licensing and Net Neutrality Consultation Paper: Simpler, Shorter Version

– Telcos have made upfront payments of Rs 11,000 crore for spectrum so far
– Industry moves roundup: SureWaves and Airbnb India
– Snapdeal picks up controlling stake in financial services platform RupeePower
– Find out the state of mobile network coverage on a train route with RailYatri Insights

– Did BJP cash in on India’s love for missed calls?
– Amazon launches home services marketplace in the US
– Dainik Bhaskar Group, Reliance, Radio Mirchi & 25 others apply for India’s Phase III FM auctions
– TRAI regulations on VAS need more teeth – Amba Kak

– Ticket to ride for free on Delhi Metro by downloading apps
– “I love deadlines, I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by” – TRAI on MNP
– 29 mobile banking apps in India are vulnerable to attacks, says Wegilant report
– Updated: Investor serves legal notice to Rajshri Media for non-payment of loan

– Mobile ad network Seventynine pivots business to an in-app video platform
– Taylor Swift had to buy objectionable domain names before trolls could; Why ICANN?
– Conversation backups on WhatsApp might become simpler with Google Drive integration
– Entrepreneurship: Starting a company first, then figuring out what it does – Vijay S Paul
– Xiaomi moves to selling phones offline without registration
– “IMPS transactions doubling almost every six-eight months” – HDFC Bank’s Nitin Chugh

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