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Earnings Jun-15

Google revenues at $17.7B for Q2 2015; paid clicks up 18%
DB Corp Internet revenues at Rs 10.11 Cr for Q1-FY16; Rs 7.8 Cr loss
HT Media’s digital revenues grows 29% y-o-y to Rs 30.6 Cr in Q1-FY16
Zee Entertainment reports ad revenues of Rs 779.9 cr in Q1 FY16

Data

3.24 Million Mobile Number Portability Requests In India In May 2015
868 Million Active Mobile Connections In India in May 2015; RCOM Loses 1.11M

Other Updates:

IndusInd Bank launches Quickpay to send money via SMS and email
Govt claims FDI in telecom at $2.8B and tech industry $2.2B in 6 months
India.com signs multi year deal with Outbrain
“Only talent who reach a critical mass, go on YouTube” – Puneet Johar, To The New Ventures on #fame

Twitter to display images and excerpts from links in tweets on mobile
eCourts Phase II approved by Union Cabinet
Eros Now to produce original shows; to premiere movies on app before TV
Den Networks receives FIPB clearance to up its foreign stake

Funding roundup: MoveInSync, BoxMySpace and Ketto
“One of our largest challenges is the payments system in India”- Greg Moran, Zoomcar
“We started a YouTube business but we have moved on” – Puneet Johar, To The Ventures on #fame
Google launches open source beacon protocol Eddystone

Streaming services roundup: Hungama and Guvera
Updated: A look at the DoT committee’s alleged Net Neutrality report
Times Internet launches expense management app SmartSpends
Industry moves: Myntra and Flipkart

FIR filed against Shopclues for selling drugs without prescriptions
Facebook extends Buy button beta test to other businesses
Snapdeal launches mobile marketplace Shopo for SMBs
Zee buys Sarthak Entertainment for Rs 115 Crore

Andromeda Loans acquires Apnapaisa in a cash and stock deal
NewsHunt acquires BuyT for integrating contextual product recommendations
Akosha becomes HelpChat; pivots biz to local help services
AnonOpsIndia takes down telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s website

Motorsport enters Indian market with new website
60 Cable TV MSOs granted provisional license
Govt issued 15,557 e-tourist visas in June ’15 compared to 2,112 in June ’14
“It is better to have deep presence in fewer cities than having 10 cars in 50 cities”- Greg Moran, Zoomcar

Citibank testing cryptocurrency as a digital payment platform
FilmyFilmy website transliterates English to Hindi; are others listening?
Google removes 359,803 URLs from searches under right to be forgotten laws
MySmartPrice raises $10M from Accel Partners & Helion Venture

HOOQ expands catalog, adds Yash Raj Films’ movies
“We transitioned from small arenas into bigger auditoriums because of YouTube success” – Tanmay Bhat, All India Bakchod
Funding Roundup: Satvacart and Ameyo
mChemist launches online pharmacy in India

Oxford University Press to launch digital programs with interactive content
Govt to launch online police verification for passports
Insider now allows ticket transfers; Every site should allow this
India.com parent reported Rs 40.4 Cr Revenues, Rs 8.9 Cr Loss In FY15

Viacom18 appoints Gaurav Gandhi as COO
IIT Bombay claims Aakash tablet assignments complete; future unknown
Bangladesh court bans use of Indian film songs as ringtones
Apple to let developers charge Rs 10 for apps in India

Harmonization of 1800 MHz band necessary to unlock its potential: Parag Kar
Uber resumes credit card payments in India
Xiaomi to invest in warehousing and logistics for its Mi Store
ZEEL partners with FilmOn to launch global channel Zee Bollywood TV
“Brands expect anything that we touch to go viral” – Tanmay Bhat, All India Bakchod
Alok Goel appointed MD of SAIF Partners

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