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Earnings Jun-15

Vodafone India had 66.8M mobile internet connections in Q1 FY16
Microsoft writes off Nokia’s phone h/w biz; $3.19B loss in Q4 FY15
Amazon to invest $100 million for producing original video content on Prime
6 Charts on Idea Cellular: 3G driving growth in Q1-FY15

TV18 reports Rs 0.04 crore loss for Q1-FY16
10.36 mn of Uninor’s subscriptions in Q2 2015 were active Internet connections
Apple iPhone sales up 35% in Q3-FY15; Net profit at $10.7B
123Greetings shipped 0.37M cards in Q1-FY16; Revenues up 97%
Idea 3G subscriber base grows 90% YoY to 16.6 mn at the end of Q1 FY16
Network18 posts a loss of Rs 1.15 cr on revenues of Rs 793.6 cr in Q1-FY16


June 2015: India Added Over 4.13 Million GSM Connections

Other Updates:

Red Chillies ties up with Shemaroo to distribute films on TV
Funding roundup: QwikWallet, USPL, Zen Radius, Joybynature and others
More than half of YouTube’s watch time happens on mobile – Susan Wojcicki
Intrasoft Technologies raises $5.4M by sale of 670,000 shares: Report

MediaNama is hiring three journalists
Nearly 45% of Cleartrip’s hotel transactions come from mobile
“Our plan is not to be only a YouTube channel” – Vinoth Chandar, Chuchu TV
Ad: Startup Rajdhani Bengaluru, live from 10 am onwards on 25th July CNBC-AWAAZ

Mswipe raises $25M from Ola, Meru Capital, Falcon Edge & existing investors
“About 0.1 to 0.2% of our traffic is on VoIP” – Idea CEO Himanshu Kapania
HolidayIQ raises $15M from MakeMyTrip for 28% stake
Amazon offers free Wifi in Pune, Chennai and Hyd for a limited time

Urban Ladder appoints Apurva Dalal as its CTO
Snapdeal’s Ashish Chandra on the regulatory challenges that ecommerce companies face in India
“YouTube Kids app was expected to be launched this year end” – Vinoth Chandar, Chuchu TV
Ad: 6th mbillionth Award Function to be held on 23 July 2015 at Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi

LocalOye ditches app only model, resumes some services on desktop
GoPro launches video & image licensing platform; shift to media biz
Adadyn claims 300M mobile impressions daily in H1 ’15; new hires
NestAway raises $12M from Tiger Global & Flipkart: Report

Myntra appoints Ananth Narayanan as CEO
Roundup: Uber cash payments, 1mg diagnostic services & Housing-RE/MAX tie-up
Audi, Daimler, BMW agree to buy Nokia HERE; to boost self drive car business?
Updated: Zoomcar & Myles advise caution after Ladakh taxi union revolts against self-drive rental cars

Zo Rooms raises funding from Tiger Global and Orios Partners
Ola debuts its hyperlocal grocery delivery app in Bangalore
Digest: Google+ Photos, Paytm, Trevolta and Ditto TV
TimesCity splits into 3 separate services for food, events & movies

Ola to start aggregating tourist & charter buses on its app: Report
TV Today increases foreign investment limit to 26%
Airtel in talks to sell four Africa businesses to Orange
Intex licenses Sailfish OS for its upcoming smartphone Aqua Fish

Huawei clears security to manufacture smartphones in India
Tata Sons offers to buy Docomo stake at Rs 23 per share
Uber to allow UberX to ply between Pune and Mumbai
Industry moves: Hotstar, Ola and Twitter

Zomato introduces online payments for ordering food
Zero Rating should be equal for all content providers: Govt Committee on Net Neutrality
TinyOwl launches in Chennai; targets 50 cities by Dec ’15

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