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    1. Eight years after its Mobile TV reccos yielded nothing, TRAI tries again

      Eight years after its Mobile TV reccos yielded nothing, TRAI tries again

      Eight years after it issued recommendations on Mobile TV (pdf), the TRAI has issued a fresh consultation paper on “Digital Terrestrial Transmission”, which seeks define norms around the transmission of broadcast channels through digital means, direct to consumers. This is the same type of technology being discussed, so it’s the same consultation with a different name.

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    2. Uber wants users to pay upfront fare in some parts of US and India

      Uber wants users to pay upfront fare in some parts of US and India

      Uber riders in some parts of the US and India will be need to pay an ‘upfront fare’ and they will be allowed to see how much they will have pay for a ride, the company said on its blog. Uber added that it will calculate the fare factoring in expected travel time, distance, traffic, surge and tolls where applicable for the fare.

      Currently, Uber calculates the fare at the end of the ride.

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    3. Funding: OneWay.Cab, GrabOnRent, Staqu, FarEye

      Funding: OneWay.Cab, GrabOnRent, Staqu, FarEye

      GrabOnRent raises funding from IvyCamp and Unicorn India Ventures

      GrabOnRent, an on-demand product rental marketplace has raised an undisclosed round of funding from IvyCamp platform and Unicorn India Ventures. The company connects rental product suppliers with consumers, facilitating product discovery, quality assurance, payments and logistics support.

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    4. Video streaming platform VOOT ties up with Turner India for kids’ shows

      Video streaming platform VOOT ties up with Turner India for kids’ shows

      Viacom18’s online video streaming platform VOOT will now feature kids’ video programs like The Powerpuff Girls, Ben10, Chhota Bheem, etc. through a strategic tie up with Turner India, reports exchange4media. Note that Turner India is a subsidiary of Time Warner, which runs T.V channels like Cartoon Network, POGO, Boomerang, and Toonami in India. Popular kids programs from these channels will now be available for live streaming on VOOT’s Kids section.

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    5. YouTube will be adding live streaming to all users on its app

      YouTube will be adding live streaming to all users on its app

      Twitter and Periscope have more reason to worry.  YouTube will soon allow all users to live stream videos from their app, the company said on their blog.

      YouTube will be launching the feature with The Young Turks, AIB, Platica Polinesia, SacconeJolys, and Alex Wassabi at VidCon and will roll it out more widely in the coming weeks.

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    6. Almost done: RCOM, Aircel wireless business merger to await regulatory approval

      Almost done: RCOM, Aircel wireless business merger to await regulatory approval

      Reliance Communication (RCOM), which earlier was in talks to merge its wireless business with Aircel, is expected to sign mandatory documents and send it for regularity approval, RCOM said in a BSE filing. Both RCOM and Aircel had originally entered into talks in December last year. In March RCOM extended the exclusivity period of discussions with Aircel by 60 days.

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    7. India’s Data consumption grew 46% year-on-year

      India’s Data consumption grew 46% year-on-year

      Top four telecom operators reported data usage of  1,507.78 billion MB in the last four quarters. Overall data consumption increased 46% year-on-year and 4% quarter-on-quarter for the quarter ended 31st March 2016. Total data traffic increased to 419.6 Bn MB, which is 5.5 times higher than the total data traffic in Q4-FY13.

      Reliance Communication’s Data consumption has increased 20% year-on-year and 2% quarter-on-quarter. It has increased every quarter since RCOM began disclosing this data.

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    8. How personalization will change a users experience of Zomato

      How personalization will change a users experience of Zomato

      Zomato’s mobile app is reorganizing restaurants lists, and even dishes in a menu according to an algorithm that studies a users behavior on the application. Changes are being determined by tracking cuisine preferences, average order value, and even previous items in an order, etc. For the time being, changes are active only in the online food ordering section of the app, but Zomato said in a blog post that it will gradually expand it to search and discovery product as well.

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    9. Ecommerce tax is spreading like a virus

      Ecommerce tax is spreading like a virus

      Madhya Pradesh is the latest state to impose a 6% entry tax on goods bought via ecommerce marketplaces, reports ANI. It’s worth noting that in February, the state government had announced plans to introduce such a tax as a part of its budget plans that month. Jayant Malaiya, finance minister for the state, said the this was done as a response to the “losses incurred due to proliferation of etailers such as Flipkart and Amazon”.

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    10. Visa has issued over 1 million NFC cards and 100,000 terminals in India

      Visa has issued over 1 million NFC cards and 100,000 terminals in India

      Global card payments network Visa announced that it has issued over one million NFC contactless cards in the country using its payWave technology. It added that it has over 100,ooo merchant locations which can accept NFC  cards and transactions.

      However, NFC cards have a long way to go in gaining acceptance. Visa’s NFC cards form a tiny part of India’s card payments system which has over 661.8 million debit cards and 24.5 credit cards as of March 2016.

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    11. Yahoo’s Nitin Mathur has joined TE Connectivity as head of marketing

      Yahoo’s Nitin Mathur has joined TE Connectivity as head of marketing

      Nitin Mathur

      Yahoo’s former senior director of marketing for APAC & head of media for India & South East Asia, Nitin Mathur, has joined TE Connectivity as the senior director and head of marketing for APAC, reports Advertising Age.

      Mathur joined Yahoo in October 2006 and his stint at the company ended in April 2016. Mathur joined TE Connectivity after spending almost nine years at Yahoo, according to his LinkedIn profile.

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      Mentions: Apac
    12. Idea allows giving 100 MB of free data to non-data users, but that shouldn’t fool you

      Idea allows giving 100 MB of free data to non-data users, but that shouldn’t fool you

      In an attempt to ramp up their Mobile Internet usage, Idea Cellular is now allowing its prepaid customers and retailers to gift other Idea customers who don’t have a data connection, 100 mb of free data. For this, the initiator is also given 100 mb of free data. In addition to this, Idea will periodically send these users tips on how to use the Internet (essentially promote websites).

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    13. InMobi fined $950k by the FTC for tracking users without their consent

      InMobi fined $950k by the FTC for tracking users without their consent

      The United States’ Federal Trade Commision (FTC) has fined mobile advertiser InMobi $950,000 for tracking locations of hundreds of millions of consumers, including children, without their knowledge or consent to serve them geo-targeted advertising. This was first reported by the Economic Times.

      The FTC said that InMobi is actually subject to a $4 million civil penalty, which it suspended to $950,000 based on the “company’s financial condition.”

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    14. Broadband connections in India grew by 11.1% during quarter ending Sep-15

      Broadband connections in India grew by 11.1% during quarter ending Sep-15

      India had 120.88 million wireless and wireline broadband connections during the three months ending Septemeber 2015, registering an increase of 11.1 % over the last quarter, according to the data released by India’s telecom regulator.

      Between July and September 2015, total broadband connections in urban India grew by 9.5% and by 16.8% in rural areas.

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      Mentions: Himachal Pradesh
    15. What we’re reading: On ad transparency, internet, Facebook & more

      What we’re reading: On ad transparency, internet, Facebook & more

      ‘We’re not getting full disclosure’: Native ad distribution has a transparency problem – Digiday

      Agencies say it’s OK for paid social to be part of the mix, but they want to know that the audience is as good as the people who are on a publisher’s own site. Organic reach is considered better but it’s limited; paid traffic can ensure that a campaign reaches a bigger audience, but if people are force-fed the ad, they may be more likely to dismiss it.

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    16. BloombergQuint appoints former #fame CEO as business head for digital & marketing

      BloombergQuint appoints former #fame CEO as business head for digital & marketing

      BloomergQuint has appointed Saket Saurabh as Business head for digital and marketing operations, reports exchange4media. Saurabh joins the news channel from #fame India, a live streaming platform, where he served as the CEO for the last two years. Prior to this, Suarabh worked as the general manager for corporate development at Network18 for 6 years (2008-2014), as well as head of marketing for CNBC-TV18 for 6 years (2006-2012), according to his LinkedIn profile.

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    17. TRAI paper wants to regulate VoIP apps as they compete with telcos

      TRAI paper wants to regulate VoIP apps as they compete with telcos

      VoIP calling apps like Ringo, Nanu, etc  which transfer calls to and from landline/mobile networks by connecting with PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) networks are now under TRAI’s scrutiny in a consultation paper.  TRAI said that these services are competing with voice services offered by existing telecom providers. PSTN networks provide infrastructure for hosting landline/cellular calls conventionally.

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      Mentions: Google GSM Coai
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