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Weekly Digest (02nd-09th October 2015)

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Investment & M&A

– Apple acquires UK based AI startup Perceptio
– Freshdesk acquires Frilp to help with social conversations

Data

– 3.98 Million Mobile Number Portability Requests In India In July 2015

Other Updates:

Industry Moves: Twitter, Flipkart, Housing and ShopClues
PepperTap adds number masking to hide user’s number
Internet Digest: Dazo, Zo Rooms, AxisRooms, Shopo, DotaProHub
All India Radio hires virtual agency for advertisers to book ads online

– Aircel partners with Tech Mahindra to roll out IoT services
– Truecaller reaches 100M users in India; plans 150M by year end
– Hike Direct allows people to message off grid; mesh network missing
– Conmen use Aadhar verification to get debit card details from victims

– Grabhouse raises $10M from Kalaari and Sequoia Capital
– Google launches public transport app in Delhi; offline routes and live notifications
– Quikr makes strategic investment in Genesys arm A.N. Virtual Tech
– TRAI wants a definitive date to make GPS mandatory: Privacy concerns?

– ICICI Bank’s Pockets to allow cashless payments at offline stores
– Uber’s SOS solution for cops live in Kolkata; SOS button now in Help
– Russia to Google: Change anticompetitive Android contracts or pay fines
– TinyOwl ties with Citrus to offer in app wallet; transfer funds into bank

– Google speeds up mobile web content loading time
– Homeopathy platform Welcome Cure raises $6M
– Micromax invests undisclosed amount in price comparison service Scandid
– Snapdeal invests $20M in GoJavas; says delivery time reduced by 24 hours

– SVG Media’s Seventynine launches Appjacket PLUS with over 40 controls on ads served
– KeyPoint adds support for 26 Indic languages on iOS through Adaptxt
– ASCI calls out Flipkart, Vodafone, Snapdeal, Uber & other for false advertising
– Aadhaar and the Waiver of the Right to Privacy

– 27 provisional & 3 permanent MSO licenses issued by MIB since August
– Schoolguru raises $3M from unnamed investors
– Microsoft Devices Event Lowdown: New Lumias, Surface, HoloLens & more
– Twitter launches Moments which shows tweets on story via a single click

– US Mass Surveillance loses data privacy battle in EU; What India needs to do
– Flipkart to now deliver groceries in Bangalore
– Internet roundup: Abhibus, Flipkart, Tyroo, Ola and more
– SportzVillage raises $10M from Gaja Capital

– Network18 gets shareholder nod to raise Rs 1,000 crore via bonds
– Odisha Police launches e-FIR system; registration doesn’t work
– Intex to manufacture phones, TVs & other electronics in India
– Kotak Mahindra Bank Bank duped of Rs 2.84 crore via 580 fake credit cards

– Educomp Solutions sells Wizlearn to V-cube
– Twitter appoints co-founder Jack Dorsey as its CEO
– Voylla secures $15M from Peepul Capital
– Snapdeal launches multi channel platform Janus; offline collaboration

– Are the one million RCom users on Internet.org first time Internet users?
– Federal Bank sets up Rs 25 crore startup fund
– Update: Paytm denies investing in AbhiBus and Cleartax
– On Whatsapp as a media distribution platform

– Nykaa raises $9M from TVS Capital and various investors
– Haptik partners with Mumbai City FC to provide Indian Super League info
– Chillr secures $6M in Series A from Sequoia Capital

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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