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Other Updates:

– Aadhaar bill passed in the Lok Sabha; privacy concerns?
– Planet GoGo adds news in Gujarati and Telugu
– Nielsen acquires Informate to up mobile measurement globally
– RBI concept paper looks to boost card payments at POS terminals

– Icertis raises $15 million led by Ignition Partners
– Funding roundup: Civilsdaily, VanityCube, myGubbi & more
– WhatsApp, YouTube & Google top 3 apps by daily active users: Jana study
– Opera browser now has a built-in ad blocker

– Myntra targets profitability by March ’17; Raises $50M from Flipkart
– 60% call drops due to poor networks: RedMango Study
– Uber opens engineering center in Bangalore
– HDFC Bank deploys products from five fintech companies

– What we’re reading: On AI, Silicon Valley, VR, whales & more
– Funding Roundup: dunzo, FTCash, Tinystep & more
– Facebook Lite now has 100 million users worldwide
– Ola shuts down its food and grocery delivery business

– Facebook India now has 142M users; over 90% users mobile
– BookMyShow acquires Fantain Sports: report
– Bangaloreans can now send complaints to the police on WhatsApp
– Tata Sky & BSNL to give users free movie streaming for a month

– Housing’s co-founder Advitiya Sharma quits the company
– Citrus Pay removes charges on government bills
– Paragon Partners’ $200M fund to invest in Indian startups
– Govt moots to relax two factor authentication for card payments among other suggestions

– Moves digest: Aeris, Furlenco, CA Media Digital & Smartcooky
– Quikr launches product delivery & checking through Doorstep
– Internet Digest: MobiKwik, Reliance Jio, WordPress & more
– ASCI calls out Snapdeal, OLX, Uber & others for false advertising

– Funding Roundup: Pin Click, AppilyEver, NestAway & more
– Uber’s $17M MoU with Haryana Govt to focus on ridesharing
– PayU Biz to launch POS terminals in India by April 2016
– 3G usage in India overtook 2G for first time in all circles: Report

– InnerChef acquihires EatonGo and Flavour Labs
– Govt launches online marketing site for women entrepreneurs; poor execution
– OYO Rooms ties up with PayPal for i’national transactions
– Facebook At Work adds over 60,000 companies on waitlist; still in beta

– Industry Moves: Ankit Nagori, Clovia and Shuttl
– Kartrocket completes $8 million round of funding with new investor
– Truecaller adds dialer function, availability & call history feature into app
– VCCircle appoints Archna Shukla as editor

– Funding Roundup: MoMark, IQLECT, Shouut & more
– Matrix Partners invest in credit history startup Finomena
– Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invests $4M in Nasscom to modernize public libraries
– #CallDrops: Telcos to TRAI: Extend compensation deadline until SC provides a ruling

– SoftBank group to split into two; Nikesh Arora to head Global Operations
– Instagram blocks links to Telegram and Snapchat
– Ninjacart raises $3M from Accel Partners, Qualcomm & others
– Funding Roundup: CupidCare, Newsdash,Tauro Wealth & more

– Bike taxis need to apply for a permit, then we’ll make guidelines – B’lore Transport Commissioner
– Facebook plans to open up Messenger for publishers: Report
– HDFC Bank extends a credit line of Rs 450 crore to Flipkart
– Telangana state ties up with Amazon to sell locally made handicraft products

– Vuclip launches original content show on Viu; rise of original content
– Delhi Metro cards can be now recharged via Paytm
– Govt to digitally connect rural post offices by March 2017

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