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Earnings-Mar15

Airtel Money Africa’s total value of transactions increased 31.4% to $2.9 bn in Q4-FY15
Vodafone India Mobile Internet connections increases to 64 million in Q4-FY15
HT Media digital revenues at Rs 15.41 cr for Q4-FY15

Investment & M&A

TO THE NEW merges 4 of its digital services businesses to form TO THE NEW Digital
Funding roundup: MeetUniv, Lookup, Awaaz De and Crown It
Livspace has now acquired online interior designers network Dwll
AskMe acqui-hires grocery marketplace Bestatlowest

Tiger Global sells a further 5.4% stake in JustDial
Akosha raises $16M Series B funding from Sequoia Capital
TheBetterIndia secures undisclosed funding from Mohandas Pai
MakeMyTrip invests in travel planning website Inspirock

Data

Airtel, Idea & Vodafone account for 64% of total active mobile connections in India – March 2015
3.83 Million Mobile Number Portability Requests In India In March 2015

Other Updates:

Viber brings its application on to the Chrome OS
IRCTC to now offer deals from Mydala while booking train tickets
DeitY wants all mobiles sold in India to have iris scanners; Why?
UC Browser reportedly leaks personal user data: Citizen Lab report

Nikesh Arora to replace Softbank CEO as chairman of Yahoo Japan
PayPal ordered to give customers $15M in redressal; $10M in penalty
Huawei launches IoT architecture with a 10KB LiteOS
Lycos Internet puts up its technology patents for sale

Cyanogen looking to setup an office in Bangalore or Delhi
Industry moves: Haptik and Snapdeal
Truecaller appoints Husain Misherghi as VP for the MENA region
YouTube MCN #fame launches live video streaming app

CarDekho launches its site in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu
Spice Digital gets a wallet license from RBI
Google launches low cost ARM-based Chromebooks in India
Hungama claims to have over 50 million monthly active users

Rahul Yadav’s Reddit AMA: Sequoia Capital deal, ESOPs challenge & More
Google provides grants to 3 child safety charities for creating online resources
Telangana Government wants Google Fiber in the state
Localbanya introduces 2 hour delivery service called Instabanya in Hyderabad

Micromax offers access to Indic app store with MoFirst tie-up
Open Letter to Mark Zuckerberg Regarding Internet.org, Net Neutrality, Privacy, and Security
Morten Karlsen Sørby is Telenor Group’s new Asia Head
Electronics retailers may void warranties of products bought online

ItzCash ties up with Manipur power distribution co for recharging meters
Shamik Das appointed Reliance Jio’s chief corporate development officer
Funding roundup: Venturesity, MyCuteOffice, Red Polka
Facebook to stop providing device level reporting to advertisers

myNoticePeriod rebrands to Hiree and looks to expand user base
YouTube ordered to remove IIFW videos after debut episode found on YouTube – SpicyIP
Fox Star Studio gets John Doe order for the movie Bombay Velvet
Google adding buy button on mobile searches: WSJ
The Patrika Group to launch English news website called Catch
Cyanogen and OnePlus bury the hatchet

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