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Data

3.16 Million Mobile Number Portability Requests In India In April 2015
869 Million Active Mobile Connections In India in April 2015

Investment & M&A

Star India to acquire MAA TV’s broadcast biz for Rs 2500 crore
JiffStore secures investment from Unitus Seed Fund & Times Internet
News Corp increases PropTiger stake to 30%
SEBI allows foreign venture funds to register as FPIs
India Value Fund gets approval to acquire 100% in ACT broadband
Reliance Communications in discussions to merge with MTS
Snapdeal acquires mobility solutions company Letsgomo

Other Updates:

Jagran Prakashan’s holding company ups stake in firm by 2.63%
How some agencies pay for gadget reviews on blogs
Google’s buy of Agawi could allow streaming of apps before purchasing them
Reliance Jio gets provisional MSO license to enter cable distribution biz

Stephen Elop exits Microsoft as the company restructures leadership team
Audiomatic launches narrative podcasts across genres starting with 4 shows
YouTube forays into journalism with eye witness video initiatives
HealthifyMe raises its second round of funding a month after its first

Google’s Play Store vouchers in India are from offshore entity; To add more retail partners
Facebook tweaks its algorithm to account for time spent on a story
The implications of California Labor Commission ruling that Uber drivers are its employees
CCI fines Verifone Rs 4.48 crore for restricting PoS terminal SDK usage

Knowlarity gets FIPB approval to up FDI stake from 56% to 81%
Zomato CMO Rameet Arora quits the company
FIPB: Today Magazines, Compatel approved; INX Music and others deferred
AdNear hires Ken Parnham in a bid to expand to Europe

Twitter acquires machine learning startup Whetlab
Govt launches Sakaar app for augmented reality; watch the Mars Orbiter Mission in 3D
Twitter debuts autoplay for videos, Vines and GIFs
The battle between traditional and online businesses will only intensify

Kalli Purie appointed India Today group editorial director for TV & digital
Scroll launches curated news stories platform SocialWire
Paytm pulls Paytm Zip from Play Store; will be back soon with updates
MTNL appoints NK Yadav as chairman and managing director

Outbrain renews partnership with Network18, adds new Indian publishers
BSNL to launch its own wallet with State Bank of India: Report
With no carrier deals in place, Google enables app purchases via vouchers
Thejesh GN demands apology from Flash Networks for violation of privacy

Funding roundup: Guiddoo, Faircent, Shippr and Karma Recycling
Court says transport dept rejecting Ola associates’ license application is invalid
Groupon ties with Xploree to offer real time in-app deals
Government launches job portal for MSMEs; registration doesn’t work

Gaana partners with The Orchard; claims 10M song library
ShopClues launches financing platform for merchants called Capital Wings
Bedbathmore acquires graphic art marketplace Crude Area
Patrika’s online news venture “Catch” goes live; Interesting content formats

Updated: Free roaming for BSNL from 15th June: Ravi Shankar Prasad
BigBasket acquires Delyver; 90 minute deliveries planned
Airtel inks deal for WiFi in Gurgaon; FireFly?
Telcos should reduce call drop issues or reverse the balance: DoT to TRAI
YouTube launching new gaming channels app; What to expect next

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