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Investment & M&A

– MebelKart acquires 53central to provide group buying services
– AUTOnCAB acquires grocery delivery startup BigZop

Data

– 885 Million Active Mobile Connections In India in July 2015

Other Updates:

– Canaan Partners former India chief Alok Mittal floats new venture to help lending
– YouTube to serve shopping ads based on items in videos
– Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT to look into issues of Digital Privacy, Startup Challenges, e-Fraud, Net Neutrality, NOFN
– Twitter extends Buy button to various DIY ecommerce platforms

– Rupa Publications signs up for Kindle Unlimited
– Maharashtra proposes to bring online cab aggregators under Motor Vehicles Act
– Tribunal awards Mobile TV co Devas Multimedia $672 million in damages; ISRO to appeal
– Google Nexus Event lowdown: New Nexus devices, Chromecast 2 and Android Marshmallow

– Jabong posts revenues of Rs 410.69 crore in H1 2015, pace of growth slowing
– Google Play Music for family announced at $15 per month
– NDTV expects to make Rs 90-100 crore from Taboola deal
– FabFurnish appoints Nimit Kumar as CTO

– Online carpooling services in Bangalore gets push from traffic police initiatives
– Editorial: on Ad Blockers and the impact on Media
– Ola adds bus shuttle services in Gurgaon and Bangalore
– How can e-commerce sites be retailers for tax purposes and not for FDI asks Delhi HC

– Medium raises $57M from Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures & others
– Ozonetel and tenthavenue to launch Electra for emerging markets
– PepperTap raises $36M from Snapdeal, Sequoia, SAIF and new investors
– Quick Heal to raise Rs 1,200 crore through an IPO: report

– On Internet bans in India and the “Internet kill switch”
– Shamit Bhartia appointed HT Media MD
– Paytm raises fresh round of funding from Alibaba and Ant Financial
– Goibibo launches aggregator for unbranded hotels called GoStays

– Google AdWords to allow advertisers target specific email IDs
– Issues with the “Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions” – Spicy IP
– Durga Raghunath quits Zomato within six months of appointment
– Reliance MediaWorks sells 10% stake in Prime Focus to Standard Chartered PE

– Hike Messenger starts aggregating Hindi news stories
– Industry moves: Snapdeal, ShopClues & Zeotap
– Truedialer now displays availability status; think twice before you call?
– 400 stations to get WiFi from Google, RailTel & Indian Railways

– Qualcomm to invest $150 million in Indian startups
– Microsoft to bring internet to 500K Indian villages, possibly through TV white space
– Flipkart confirms raising $700 million at a valuation of $15.2 billion
– Ola opens up API for all developers, a year after Uber

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