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Data

– India added 130K wired broadband connections in September 2015
– 4.16 Million Mobile Number Portability Requests In India In September 2015
– India added only 7.74M active mobile connections in September 2015

Other Updates:

– 200 Indians have e-Residency to Estonia; to reach 1k by 2016 end
– App Review: StealthTap keyboard hides messages from peeping toms
– Video streaming platform Hotstar begins global expansion on website
– Should royalty be paid for government taxes, duties and marketing? – SpicyIP

– Mobile ad-tech firm Tyroo expands retargeting business to Europe
– IRCTC’s online ticketing revenue at $3 billion in FY15; history
– FreeCharge wallet now has over 10 million users
– Uber launches performance based loyalty programme for its drivers
– Quikr to launch a platform for the film industry with filmmakers

– Paytm partners with Lendingkart to offer loans to sellers
– Grofers raises $120M from SoftBank & other investors
– UC Browser has over 50% market share in India
– US based Cox Automotive acquires stake in Mahindra First Choice

– Ola appoints Infosys advisor Rajiv Bansal as its CFO
– Inshorts adds Hindi news and interface to app
– GOQii raises $13.2 million; 100k users on the platform
– Guvera raises $100M to expand operations in India

– Airbus to setup startup accelerator BizLab in Bangalore
– Industry moves: Twine Digital, Shuttl, Zopper and MakeMyTrip
– India & Singapore Governments to exchange cyber security information
– Minister Sanjeev Balyan’s office sends email to VCs to help with funding “niece’s” startup

– Coinbase launches bitcoin debit card in the US
– Payment gateway NumberMall acquires BankSmarts
– Netflix to stream Gangs of Wasseypur as a mini-series
– Nielsen India launches digital ad measurement platform

– Publishing company S Chand raises $27 million; push for digital services
– Optiemus Infracom to offer phone manufacturing facilities in Noida
– JustDial to buy back shares worth Rs 165 crore
– Idea buys Videocon’s 4G spectrum in Gujarat & UP (West) for Rs 3310 Cr

– Naaptol raises $51.7M from Mitsui & Co for a 20% stake
– Facebook extends Free Basics to RCom’s subscribers across India
– Snapdeal enables sellers to avail professional services
– New Delhi train passengers can now order food from Foodpanda

– Yahoo blocks users from accessing their email till they turn off ad blockers
– Meru Cabs ties up with Kolkata’s local taxis
– Vodafone launches 2G and 3G in Arunachal Pradesh
– Paytm appoints Abhishek Rajan as VP of its travel unit

– E-Tourist visa issuances surge to 56,477 in October compared to 2,705 last year
– Telangana to open digital centres in all panchayats in the state
– SC tells Vodafone to pay Rs 2,000 crore to approve merger of four firms
– Funding Roundup: Julia Computing, Smytten, Evobi & more

– 50M out of Instagram’s last 100M users are from Asia & Europe
– Portea Medical acquires MedybizPharma for an undisclosed amount
– Housing confirms job cuts; restructuring operations focus on home buying
– Rentomojo raises $2 million from IDG Ventures & Accel Partners

– Indian Express Group invests in Envoged, PayMango, Mr Homecare & Spiral Content
– Facebook launches a messenger for enterprises called Work Chat
– Flipkart hires Tarun Jain as head of products for online ad business
– MSM ties up with Red Chillies to co-produce digital & other content
– LG signs up with Korean credit card companies for its payments service
– YouTube to protect and pay legal fees for certain videos which receive DMCA notices
– Askme launches YouTube series dubbed The Quirk Action

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