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    1. Cwicket: Audio Gaming On Voice Portal By Dialify

      Cwicket: Audio Gaming On Voice Portal By Dialify
      I can haz gaming on audio too. Voice portal services company DialiFy Technologies has launched fascinating voice based Cricket fantasy game called Cwicket on Reliance Communications. The service is available on GSM, CDMA and Wireline, Nikhil Soman, founder of Dialify told MediaNama; VAS company Onmobile Global is the hosting partner. Cwicket features audio based Cricket [...]
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    2. Spice Appoints COOs For North & East,South And West

      Spice Group owned VAS company Spice Digital has appointed Lokesh Gupta, Sudhir Kathuria and Pankaj Gupta as COO for northern and eastern region, western region and southern region respectively. These appointments have been made in the wake of two previous COO’s leaving Spice Digital in quick succession: Mohit Rampal left in August to join Motricity as [...]
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    3. Jagran To Receive $50M Investment From Blackstone; Confirms MidDay Talks

      Jagran To Receive $50M Investment From Blackstone; Confirms MidDay Talks
      Jagran Media Network, the holding company of Jagran Prakashan will receive an investment of Rs 2.25 billion (around $50 Million) from US private equity group Blackstone. The deal for an undisclosed stake in the company will be put forward for approval from India’s Foreign Investment Promotion Board. Foreign investors are allowed up to 26 percent [...]
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    4. Airtel DTH Allows Remote TV Recording Via Mobile

      (by Diwaskar Chettri & Nikhil Pahwa) Airtel Digital TV, Bharti Airtel’s DTH arm, has announced the launch of its Digital Video Recorder (DVR); competitors Tata Sky and Dish TV both have DVRs, but Airtel is trying to pitch its product differently – by offering consumers the option of recording up to 100 hours of programming anywhere, anytime, [...]
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    5. Updated: Airtel DTH Allows Remote TV Recording Via Mobile

      Updated: Airtel DTH Allows Remote TV Recording Via Mobile
      (by Diwaskar Chettri & Nikhil Pahwa) Update: we’ve updated with a screen shots of the mobile application Earlier: Airtel Digital TV, Bharti Airtel’s DTH arm, has announced the launch of its Digital Video Recorder (DVR); competitors Tata Sky and Dish TV both have DVRs, but Airtel is trying to pitch its product differently – by offering consumers the [...]
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    6. Zain To Provide Mobile Access To BBC Content On WAP

      Zain To Provide Mobile Access To BBC Content On WAP
      Note: If you have any insights to share related to the Africa market, please do consider writing a guest column for us. BBC World Service has announced a partnership with Zain, by virtue of which the telecom operator will provide access to BBC World Service from 9 of its (on deck) mobile portals. These, it appears, will essentially be [...]
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    7. Microsoft Offers Jobs To 200 Yahoo India Employees

      Microsoft Offers Jobs To 200 Yahoo India Employees
      (By Nikhil Pahwa & Diwaskar Chettri) 200 Yahoo India R&D employees will be offered positions at Microsoft as part of the 10 year  Yahoo -Microsoft search deal that was signed in July last year, reports Business Line. A total of 400 offers are being made to Yahoo! employees globally for the effective implementation of the partnership, [...]
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    8. News Digest: Sstl, Ericsson-Airtel, Netxcell, Tata Teleservices, LinkedIn & More

      Airtel And Other Global Telcos Launch Undersea Cable System Bharti Airtel has announced the launch of Unity cable system in partnership with global telecom operators to boost Trans-Pacific connectivity. The 9,620 km cable system which has completed testing and is ready for service will link Japan and West Coast of the US.NEC Corporation and TE SubCom are [...]
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    9. Irctc The Online Ticketing Agency For CWG 2010; International Cards & CVV2?

      Irctc The Online Ticketing Agency For CWG 2010; International Cards & CVV2?
      Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), the online ticketing subsidiary of the government owned Indian Railways has bagged the Rs 120 million contract to be the official ticketing agency for the Commonwealth Games being hosted in Delhi later this year in October. Who else had bid? There are a large number of ticketing sites [...]
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    10. Mobile Number Portability In India Postponed Till June 30th 2010; No Gateways At Bsnl, Mtnl, Uninor

      Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in India has been delayed yet again, this time till June 30th 2010. It was first to be implemented by December 2009, which was  postponed to 31 March, and now the implementation has been deferred by three more months. (Nikhil adds: The unpreparedness of some telecom operators has been cited as a reason [...]
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    11. Cable & Wireless Worldwide Appoints Shali Thilakan As MD For India

      Cable & Wireless Worldwide today announced that it has appointed Shali Thilakan as the new Managing Director for India. Thilakan will be based out of Bangalore. Thilakan has been with C&W Worldwide for the past 10 years in various roles including sales and operations. According to his LinkedIn profile, prior to joining Cable & Wireless, Thilakan [...]
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    12. Etisalat DB To Launch Services As Cheers Mobile; 10p/Min Calls

      Etisalat DB To Launch Services As Cheers Mobile; 10p/Min Calls
      Etisalat DB, will be launching GSM services soon in India under the brand Cheers Mobile Service. The website for Cheers is already live with information on various tariff and customer care numbers. At the time of filing this report, we haven’t yet received a response from Etisalat DB’s corporate communications team. According to Telecom Talk, its [...]
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    13. Jan 2010: 8.59M Broadband Connections in India; Adds 18.76M Wireless

      Jan 2010: 8.59M Broadband Connections in India; Adds 18.76M Wireless
      Vodafone seems to have stolen the thunder from Tata Teleservices in February: after more than 6 months of Tata Teleservices (namely Tata Docomo) accumulating the most number of wireless connections every month, in February, Vodafone acquired 3.09 million connections – 0.24 million more than Tata, and with it, bragging rights in the telecom space. Even [...]
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    14. Education Tablet Device iProf Launched In India; Brilliant Tutorials

      Education Tablet Device iProf Launched In India; Brilliant Tutorials
      iProf Learning Solutions India has launched a personal education tablet device called (not surprisingly) iProf. While the 7 inch touch screen, WiFi enabled tablet itself has been procured from Archos, and runs the Android OS with a Learning Management System installed on it. iProf has been priced rather steep, at Rs 14,900. Tablet devices like Amazon’s [...]
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    15. Video On Demand Service ROK iPlayer Launches With MTNL Mumbai

      Video On Demand Service ROK iPlayer Launches With MTNL Mumbai
      ROK Entertainment has launched its ROK iPlayer with government owned telecom operator MTNL. MTNL, which has a mandate to operate in only two circles – Delhi and Mumbai, has currently launched the service in Mumbai, and is promoting (spamming?) the service to users via SMS. MTNL offers 3G services in both these circles. ROK iPlayer is [...]
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    16. Updated: Video On Demand Service ROK iPlayer Launches With MTNL Mumbai

      Updated: Video On Demand Service ROK iPlayer Launches With MTNL Mumbai
      Update: ROK Entertainment, in an emailed response to Medianama, has said that there will be no additional data charges for accessing video content, besides the subscription of Rs 30. The company has declined to divulge revenue share with MTNL. Earlier Today: ROK Entertainment has launched its ROK iPlayer with government owned telecom operator MTNL. MTNL, which has a mandate [...]
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    17. App Developer Onward Mobility Raises Around Rs 30M From Mumbai Angels

      App Developer Onward Mobility Raises Around Rs 30M From Mumbai Angels
      Mumbai based paid applications company Onward Mobility has raised an undisclosed amount of money from Mumbai Angels, a group of angel investors. Amit Grover of the Mumbai Angels told MediaNama that they’ve taken a stake of 20-25 percent in the company, while Arun Menon, CEO of Onwards Mobility put the investment figure around the Rs 30 million [...]
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    18. Nokia Enters The Mobile Browser Space By Acquiring Novarra

      Nokia Enters The Mobile Browser Space By Acquiring Novarra
      Handset manufacturer Nokia has announced that it will acquire Chicago based Novarra, Inc for an undisclosed amount, thus making a foray into the mobile web browser market. Novarra develops internet browsers and platforms for operators, handsets manufacturers and Internet brands, and Nokia expects to use the browser to target feature phones, particularly the low end Series [...]
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    19. Bangladesh: A Step Ahead In Internet Telephony Over India?

      In neighbouring Bangladesh 18 companies together launched Internet Telephony service in the country reports The Daily Star. Interestingly unlike India, Bangladesh is allowing VoIP calls  to mobile phones and landlines though making international calls have been restricted. In August last year Bangladesh had issued Internet Telephony license to as many as 32 ISPs. In India, Aksh Optifibre has [...]
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    20. ICRA Ties Up With Swift For Enabling SMS, Email Mutual Fund Purchases

      Credit rating agency ICRA Online has tied up with the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Tele-communication (SWIFT), to set up a payment gateway for enabling purchase of mutual fund units through SMS or email. The Economic Times reports that the service is expected to be launched from the fourth quarter of 2010-11. ICRA Online is [...]
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    21. Emantras Launches Mobile Education Platform MobI21

      Emantras Launches Mobile Education Platform MobI21
      Emantras, a digital education company operating out of Chennai and Delhi, has announced the launch of MobI21 a mobile education platform targeting the US market. Mob21 can be used for distribution of educational content by individuals or institutions primarily to mobile phones, PCs and social networks. The platform has around 1000 users in its beta [...]
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