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Budget 2016

– Budget 2016: What it means for Fintech companies
– Budget 2016: Finance minister to introduce Aadhaar Bill in budget session
– Budget 2016-17 Live: e-platform for agriculture, digital literacy, changes to Motor Vehicles Act and more


– January 2016: India Added Over 5.82 Million GSM Connections
– Rs 17402 Cr transacted using IMPS in January 2016

Other Updates:

– FBI & Apple hearing scheduled this month: Developments & timeline
– MTNL refuses to provide info about injected ads on its platform
– Spuul’s new content tie ups to offer more regional movies
– Zopper acquires retail POS company EasyPOS

– Mozilla’s IoT program testing home automation, voice control & more
– BBC to publish documentary clips on WhatsApp and Viber
– Now book flights & hotels within ixigo’s Android app
– Flipkart confirms testing Flipkart Money wallet to ease cash refunds

– Andhra Pradesh’s IoT policy to develop 1,000 IoT companies in 5 years
– Times Internet buys; to invest $100 in deal and growth
– Tamil Nadu rolls out Arasu Fibre broadband services
– Fortumo enters into carrier billing agreement with HOOQ

– Healthcare startup MedECube raises $4M from Artiman Ventures
– Amendment to MVA & infra focus to help transport companies
– Snapdeal partners with dPronto for same day deliveries
– HDFC Bank’s pilot for location based ATM fraud detection has 25k consenting customers

– Film board to filmmakers: You shall not upload censored film content online
– After Uber, Ola launches bike taxis in Bangalore
– Reliance Industries to launch fashion e-commerce site AJIO: Report
– Govt’s $25B spectrum budget for 2016 auctions might hurt telcos: Credit Suisse

– Uber launches bike taxi UberMOTO in Bangalore
– Vuclip launches online streaming service Viu in India
– Treating internet services as a pipe is not the best way for a telco: Idea’s Himanshu Kapania
– Reliance Entertainment & Digital’s biz head Kushal Sanghvi quits the company

– WhatsApp now lets users exchange pdf documents
– Budget reactions: Motor Vehicles Act, digital literacy, MOOCs & more
– Nasscom & Tamil Nadu Govt launch startup warehouse in Chennai
– Funding Roundup: FeetApart, Roadhouse Hostels, Loanzen & more

– Balaji Telefilms’ ALT Balaji to go live by June 2016
– The government spent Rs 49.5 crore for NATGRID in 2015-2016
– WhatsApp to stop supporting BlackBerry & older OSes by Dec 2016
– India has the slowest average internet speed in Asia-Pacific: Akamai

– Funding Roundup: Sayfix, Carveniche, Pocketin and more
– What we’re reading: On SKYNET, BuzzFeed, security & more
– Industry moves: Shemaroo, EMC, Time Inc & more
– Komli Media renews digital advertising partnership with Twitter India

– 36% of delivery sales for Jubilant Foodworks are coming from online
– WebEngage secures funding from Capillary for a minority stake
– #PornBan: Porn cannot be protected under Right to Freedom of Expression argues Adv. Vijay Panjwani
– Insider’s API will let other platforms list & sell tickets

– Union Budget 2016: Equalisation Levy on Online Advertising
– #Calldrops: Delhi HC to TRAI: Consumers have to be compensated
– Budget reactions: On women entrepreneurship, tax laws, R&D & more
– YuppTV to stream Zee’s &TV content on its platform

– Budget reactions: On profit tax, GST, rural connectivity & more
– Zee Media to acquire 80% stake in India Today’s merchandise & retail network
– Amendment to Motor Vehicles Act scraps permits for public transport
– Catch News editor-in-chief Shoma Chaudhury forced to resign

– Baby & kids products website Hopscotch secures $13 million
– Craftsvilla acquires online Indian foods store PlaceofOrigin
– Gujarat bans mobile Internet to prevent cheating in an exam
– Facebook extends live streaming feature to Android users
– Jabong appoints Muralikrishnan B as COO

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