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Earnings Mar-16

– NDTV to consider demerging and listing its websites separately
– 58% of LinkedIn’s visiting members in Q1FY16 came through mobile

Data

– March 2016: India Added Over 5.22 Million GSM Connections
– Airtel, Idea, RCOM & Vodafone have 76% of total active mobile connections in India – February 2016
– 5.10M Mobile Number Portability requests in India in February 2016

Other Updates:

Industry Moves: HT Media, HOOQ, TV18 and JunoTele
– Netflix adds controls for mobile data consumption
– Why India needs to allow commercial resale of refurbished smartphones
– Fortumo launches direct carrier billing with Reliance Communications

– How India’s ridiculous draft mapping data law will impact you (and your business)
– Gadgets 360 reported a GMV of Rs 27 crore in Q4 FY16
– Snapdeal acquires analytics firm TargetingMantra
– Reliance Jio SIM are now offered to the public on an invite-only basis: Report

– Case filed in the Delhi High Court to determine the Right to be Forgotten in India
– ContentMart now allows assignments in Indic languages
– Funding Roundup: mPaani, Commut, DropKaffe & more
– The change in approach behind the Idea Cellular & Google Play carrier billing deal in India

– YouTube working on online TV service: report
– Eros Now launches its services on Amazon Fire TV
– Big deal: Idea to launch carrier billing for Google Play Store apps
– Updated: IRCTC website may be hacked and user data could be at risk; officials deny attack

– Not very reliable: Socialcops’ IoT devices measurement of pollution in Delhi
– Why we joined Facebook’s Instant Articles & Left – Amit Bhawani, Phone Radar
– Lenskart raises Rs 400 crore in a round of funding led by IFC
– Surge times: Why I became an Uber Driver

– Opera introduces native adblockers on desktop & mobile browsers
– YES Bank has issued 1.7 million virtual prepaid cards; average ticket size is Rs 350
– Indian Government says it is still drafting privacy law, but doesn’t give timelines
– On Myntra relaunching its desktop site: Questions, Questions

– BSNL has installed 2,505 WiFi hotspots across 1,227 locations: IT Ministry
– Airtel to launch payment bank operations in Q2 FY17
– Uber will allow Indian travelers to pay for rides abroad using Paytm wallet
– Telecom Commission didn’t consult with telcos prior to hike in upfront payments: Telenor India

– Why Sudhir Yadav is going to the Supreme Court for a ban on Whatsapp, Telegram etc
– GirnarSoft acquires 3D visualisation startup Volob Technologies
– Global Fashion Group secures €300M from Rocket Internet
– MobiKwik raises $50 million funding from GMO Payment Gateway and Mediatek

– NexGTv launches mobile app for kids; aggregates serials, movies
– Lybrate launches Messenger bot; privacy concerns?
– 1mg Founder Prashant Tandon on how the online pharmacy business works
– BSNL injecting banner ads into broadband user connections

– 1mg appoints former Zomato Global Business Head Tanmay Saksena as COO
– CollegeDekho launches offline counselling centres
– Practo appoints Manish Dugar as global CFO
– Shemaroo crosses 1B views and 1.5M subscribers on YouTube

– Ixigo launches intercity cab booking in 10 cities in India
– Equalization levy proposal will increase taxes on startups to 24%: IAMAI
– Koovs plc secures $32M; to acquire 100% stake in Koovs India
– Vodafone India chooses joint investment bankers for IPO launch: Report

– DBS Bank launches mobile-only banking to get more customers in India
– Delhi HC rules Ericsson concealed info; revokes interim injunction on Xiaomi phones
– AskMe Group denies layoffs; moves 300 employees to partner orgs

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