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Other Updates:

– #ChennaiRains: Citizen and company initiatives for citizens of Chennai
– Vijay Shekhar Sharma’s Reddit AMA: Dominance is Paytm’s short term aim, not profits
– Ola, Didi Kuaidi, Lyft & GrabTaxi alliance to share technology & local data
– Reliance opens up Jio Chat to 9 countries, but will it be secure?

– Facebook stops tracking Belgian users without an account
– Khan Academy launches Hindi website with Math lessons
– Micromax’s Yu Televentures violates Ericsson patents: Court injunction
– IRCTC sues Travelkhana for copyright & trademark infringement – SpicyIP

– YouTube Space Mumbai launched at Whistling Woods
– Uber launches UberASSIST for the differently abled in Delhi
– Nokia receives regulatory approval for closing HERE deal
– Quikr acquires Realtycompass to boost its real estate offering

– Government to set up Indian Cyber Coordination Centre
– FIH Mobile invests in MoMagic for a 10% stake
– RBI norm change will allow VC firms to bypass FDI laws to invest in ecommerce
– Flipkart acquires minority stake in MapmyIndia to boost supply chain

– Vserv appoints Nadeesh Ramachandran as VP of sales
– Now get a Uber cab from other apps with ride info configured
– Ad: 20 data points that capture the growth of mobile internet in India
– Flipkart launches native ads for all brands

– Paytm and ICICI Bank to launch virtual cards for wallet users
– Spice Mobility appoints Dilip Modi as executive chairman & director
– Microsoft offers $75,000 in grants to businesses that bring the Internet to underserved markets
– National Digital Library to host a million books by February

– A timeline which led to the class action lawsuit against Eros
– YuppTV launches movie streaming service YuppFlix with 5,000 movies
– Hike Messenger users exchange 30 billion messages monthly
– Calling app Ringo suspends operations in India temporarily; denies violation cited by telcos

– Eros hit by a class action lawsuit in the US for allegedly misleading investors
– WhatsApp blocks links to all Telegram domains on Android
– Twitter India’s Promoted Videos consumption grew 5X over the year
– Tiger Global raises new global fund of $2.5 billion

– Catch launches Hindi version with exclusive and translated content
– BetterPlace ties up with HouseJoy for security verification
– Funding digest: Fourseven, Medinfi, ZenRooms, BiteClub & more
– Balaji Telefilms appoints Nachiket Pantvaidya as CEO of ALT Digital

– Aircel introduces data pack at Rs 9 a day for 100MB
– Times Internet acquires Get Me A Shop for an undisclosed amount
– CollegeDekho raises $1M from CarDekho parent GirnarSoft
– CNN renews its partnership with with TV18 for CNN-IBN

– Nazara hires Anuj Tandon as head of mobile game publishing
– TranServ to roll out mobile wallet with mVisa and RuPay
– Airtel to invest Rs 60,000 Cr for upgrading network through Project Leap
– Locker for logistics provider QikPod raises $9M; Will Flipkart’s offline centres help?

– CommonFloor likely to be acquired by Quikr: Sources
– Tech in Asia to launch Indian version of its website
– Balaji Telefilms denies sale of stake in digital business
– Non-voice data services account for 58% of MTS India’s total revenues in Q3FY15

– YourStory acquires Papyrus Editor for a cash and stock deal
– Snapdeal launches advertising platform for sellers
– Onmobile’s ringback tone mobile app in Spain is called Identity
– ASCI calls out Airtel, Kindle & City Broadband for false advertising

– Myntra relaunching mobile site; more open approach than Flipkart
– UGC plans Bharatvani: an Indian language library of various books
– ZipGo launches bus service for women in Delhi NCR
– Wingify acquires US-based Navilytics

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