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Weekly Digest (01th-08th May 2015)

MediaNama would like to thank its sponsors:Paytm, Getit, Practo, Times Internet and E2E for their support.

Earnings-Mar15

– Shemaroo’s new media revenues increase to 13% of total revenues in Q4FY15
– 50.5% of LinkedIn’s traffic in Q1 2015 was mobile
– NDTV e-commerce loss at Rs 9.99 crore in Q4-FY15

Investment & M&A

– Funding roundup: Vedantu, Box8, KleverKid and Uniphore
– Myntra acquires mobile app development platform Native5
– Toppr raises $10 million in funding from Fidelity, SAIF and Helion
– Delhivery raises $85 million from Tiger Global and existing investors
– SpoonJoy raises $1M from SAIF; to expand to Delhi and Mumbai soon

Other Updates:

Facebook launches a campaign for Internet.org; claims over 100k supporters
– British Council now offers online courses on FutureLearn
– Cyanogen to integrate Truecaller into its OS; Reason for security concerns?
– Ad: Consilience 2015: A Conference on Net-Neutrality
– LinkedIn claims over 30M users in India; users include PM Modi, Nandan Nilekani among others

– Amid increased scrutiny, Flipkart pulls the plug on its Sexual Wellness section
– Safety wearable device “Safer” to launch next month; to work in no network zones -too
– TRAI will not display email ids if anyone says so in counter-comments of Net Neutrality paper
– OneIndia’s multilingual app 60 Seconds Now offers short news snippets for the quick reader

– One wallet to pay for them all: Pay with Mobikwik for tickets on MakeMyTrip, Cleartrip, Yatra & Goibibo
– Crowdfunding for Nepal crosses $10 million in international donations
– Big Bazaar to launch a price comparison app that’ll offer cash backs in case other retailers are cheaper
– Mozilla’s Mitchell Baker offers alternatives to zero-rating for Internet services

– TalentPad acquires OptimizedBits; to address scale and market expansion
– Updated: Second set of BARC ratings delayed as MIB bars them over registration
– Tushar Vyas appointed as GroupM chief strategy officer for South Asia
– Idea believes its voice network is far superior to VoIP; still wants VoIP regulation

– The major discussion points that emerged from the Rajya Sabha debate on Net Neutrality
– Uber, Zo Rooms and FoodPanda tie-up to make food, stay and travel easier
– Google will display trending topic news tweets in your mobile search results
– Xiaomi, Gadgetwood tie-up to offer one-day repair & delivery services to Xiaomi users

– Plot twist: Housing’s Rahul Yadav withdraws resignation
– Internet roundup: Cashkaro, Learn Social and M-Pesa’s new app
– GroupM appoints Lakshmi Narasimhan as chief growth officer
– What MPs said on Net Neutrality in the Rajya Sabha today

– What Ravi Shankar Prasad said about Net Neutrality in Rajya Sabha today
– Saavn launches unplugged music series on YouTube called Live@Saavn
– TRAI wants Virtual Network Operators to become a reality
– Times Internet ties up with Perform Group’s Goal for football content

– Top 10 MediaNama posts in April 2015: Airtel Zero, Net Neutrality, Myntra mobile site, TRAI, Financial Results & More
– A tumultuous period at Housing ends with CEO Rahul Yadav resigning
– Homeshop 18’s Sundeep Malhotra quits, Sanjeev Agrawal to take over as CEO
– Facebook’s Internet.org platform is a privacy nightmare: tracks users on partner sites, allows telcos to track

– Maharashtra FDA lodges FIR against Snapdeal CEO Kunal Bahl for selling prescription drugs
– Internet roundup: Myntra on desktop, Paytm in CCDs and Amazon services for sellers
– COAI’s Net Neutrality campaign gets 40 lakh supporters; But do they know what they’re supporting?
– Not just Telcos: Indian ISPs also want licensing of Whatsapp, Line, WeChat

– TRAI proposes that telcos provide data usage info and customer consent alerts
– FIR against Paytm directors: MP police seem to think Paytm can read minds
– Uber introduces intercity shuttle between Pune and Mumbai

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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