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    1. Shemaroo gets Ashok Kumar order for the movie Hunterrr

      Shemaroo gets Ashok Kumar order for the movie Hunterrr

      Shemaroo Entertainment has obtained a John Doe order (pdf) from the Bombay High Court, aimed at stopping piracy of its latest release ‘Hunterrr’. According to the Shemaroo, it came across several links online which let users download ‘Hunterrr’ for free, prior to release. While these links were dormant then, the company claims “these links will be activated immediately after the release of the movie”.

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    2. 2015 Spectrum Auctions Day 16: Bids rise back to Rs 1.07 lakh crore after a drop

      2015 Spectrum Auctions Day 16: Bids rise back to Rs 1.07 lakh crore after a drop

      At the end of Day 16, which saw 5 new rounds of bidding, the total bids increased to over Rs 1,07,000 crore, up from Rs 1,05,000 on Day 15. The Department of Telecom informed that about 88% of the spectrum has been provisionally allocated to bidders, and there was robust bidding going on in the 1800 MHz, 900 MHz and 800 MHz bands.

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    3. 3 questions about Indian ecommerce’s mobile-only obsession – Karthik Srinivasan

      3 questions about Indian ecommerce’s mobile-only obsession – Karthik Srinivasan

      (Editor: for context, read Flipkart, Myntra shut down their mobile websites and push to app-only model)

      This current mobile-only obsession by Indian ecommerce brands throws up some interesting questions:

      1. What’s the impact on search? If the leading brands go app-only (not only mobile web; Myntra doesn’t let you see their mobile web version too… forces you to download app and Flipkart is heading there too!).

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    4. Mydala partners Airtel to offer deals through its mobile app

      Mydala partners Airtel to offer deals through its mobile app

      Coupon and discount marketing platform mydala has partnered with Airtel to provide deals and offers to its subscribers when recharging their accounts using the ‘My Airtel’ mobile app.

      The partnership will provide Airtel subscribers with deals and offers in categories including beauty and wellness, food, shopping and entertainment among others. Coupons for popular brands like PVR Cinemas, Flipkart, Amazon, eBay, Myntra, Pantaloons will also be made available to users.

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    5. Flipkart, Myntra shut down their mobile websites and push to app-only model

      Flipkart, Myntra shut down their mobile websites and push to app-only model

      Flipkart and Myntra, India’s largest e-commerce players, have shut down their mobile websites and users are now redirected to Google’s Play Store and iOS’ App Store to download the application. However it is interesting to note that the mobile website is active on the Symbian operating system for older Nokias.

      Left: The mobile website redirect on Android. Right: the mobile website on the Symbian OS

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    6. Revenues from music streaming services surpassed CDs for the first time in 2014 in US

      Revenues from music streaming services surpassed CDs for the first time in 2014 in US

      Music streaming services accounted for $1.87 billion revenues for the music industry in 2014 in the US, as compared to $1.85 billion from CD sales. This is the first time in US that revenues from music streaming services has surpassed that from CD sales. This was first reported by The Verge.

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    7. Why Micromax ditched Android One for CyanogenMod – Founding Fuel

      By Rohin Dharmakumar, Founding Fuel

      On September 15, 2014, Sundar Pichai, arguably the second most important Google executive today after chief executive Larry Page, launched the first of Google’s Android One smartphones in India.

      Affordably-priced, featuring reasonably good specifications and running unmodified “stock” Android operating system, the new range of phones was described by the media as “Google’s push to rule the smartphone world” in emerging markets.

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    8. Industry Moves Digest: Razorfish, Intex, Lava and Quick Heal

      Industry Moves Digest: Razorfish, Intex, Lava and Quick Heal

      Razorfish India appoints Arnab Majumdar as director of business development

      Razorfish India has appointed Arnab Majumdar as its business development director, reports IndianTelevision. Majumdar, who is based in Mumbai, will be responsible for leading business acquisitions and establishing new business operations across India. He will also be a member of the business transformation advisory team, that partners new clients.

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    9. Spectrum Auctions Day 14: Most activity in the 800 MHz band, as total bids rise to Rs 1.09 lakh crore

      Spectrum Auctions Day 14: Most activity in the 800 MHz band, as total bids rise to Rs 1.09 lakh crore

      At the end of Day 14, which saw 6 new rounds of bidding, the total bids increased to over Rs 1,09,000 crore, up from Rs 1,08,000 crore on Day 13. The Department of Telecom informed that there was robust bidding going on in the 1800 MHz and 800 MHz bands, and so far over 89% of the spectrum has been provisionally allocated to bidders. The government had netted about Rs 1.06 lakh crore in the first spectrum auction back in 2010, and about Rs 62,000 crore during the February 2014 auctions.

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    10. Funding roundup: Tripoto and wWhere

      Funding roundup: Tripoto and wWhere

      Travel community startup Tripoto has raised pre-series funding worth Rs 12.5 crores led by IDG Ventures, with participation from Outbox Ventures, reports ET Tech. Post the funding, Karan Mohla from IDG Ventures will join Tripoto as a board member. The funds will go towards building a content team and consolidate technology. Tripoto’s iOS app is expected to release next week.

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    11. Google adds 360-degree views on Maps for 31 more monuments in India

      Google has added panoramic views of 31 monuments and Indian archaeological sites on Google Maps and the Google Cultural Institute, the company said in its blog. The technology giant said that it had been working with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) since last year and had added 76 monuments with 360-degree views.

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    12. Awkward! Ola app’s load screen image was used without permission

      It is probably one of the most recognizable images in the country right now with users in over 85 cities looking at it when they open the Ola mobile app. And they might have made a rookie mistake of stealing the image. According to Praveen, a Yahoo employee in California, Ola used the photo from his Flickr account without his permission.

      WTF! @Olacabs is using my photo for their iPhone app *without* my permission. Original: https://t.co/u9S0nVXyn8pic.twitter.com/k3ieGYGsUg

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    13. How TaxiForSure came to be acquired by Ola Cabs – Mint

      By Ashish K. Mishra, Livemint

      Over the previous 18 hours, Raghu, as he is popularly known, had practiced the speech, playing the sentences over and over again in his head. He would start by saying that in the three-and-a-half year journey of TaxiForSure (TFS), he had never thought that a day like this would ever come. That he had never planned for this. That it was the worst moment of his entire TFS journey.

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    14. Yahoo to shut China office; 300 employees expected to be laid off

      Yahoo to shut China office; 300 employees expected to be laid off

      Yahoo is shutting down its office in Beijing, China, reports South China Morning Post. This move is expected to result in up to 300 job cuts, with the layoffs expected to begin by the end of this month.

      Following the shutting down of all of Yahoo’s B2C services in China, including its primary website Yahoo China, its music service and email service, the Beijing office (Yahoo’s only office in the country), served as a research and development center.

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      Mentions: Marissa Mayer SDC
    15. Preparing for take off – The DGCA is framing guidelines for drones in India

      Preparing for take off – The DGCA is framing guidelines for drones in India

      The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is working on an interim operations guidelines for the civil use of drones or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), the ministry of civil aviation said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha. However, the ban on the use of drones t hat the DGCA had issued (pdf) in October 2014 is still in effect.

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    16. Godrej-acquired EkStop to be integrated into Nature’s Basket

      Godrej-acquired EkStop to be integrated into Nature’s Basket

      Grocery e-store EkStop, which was acquired by Godrej’s premium foods retailer Nature’s Basket, is being integrated into Nature’s Basket’s online business, reports VCCircle. Following this, around 100 EkStop employees from HR, marketing and admin functions have reportedly been asked to leave, and EkStop’s co-founders Sumat Chopra and Shaurya Mehta will head Nature’s Basket’s online business. This move is likely to give Nature’s Basket’s e-commerce sales a push.

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    17. Online payment gateway CCAvenue enables IMPS for merchant payments

      Online payment gateway CCAvenue enables IMPS for merchant payments

      Online payment gateway CCAvenue has enabled the Immediate Mobile Payment Service (IMPS) for merchant payments which allows users to make real-time inter-bank payments via mobile phones. To use their IMPS service, users have to click on the IMPS as the payment option on the site or mobile site, enter their Mobile Money ID number (MMID), mobile number and the One Time Password (OTP) given to them by their bank. Users are required to apply to their bank to obtain their MMID.

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    18. Hungama to offer Disney and Marvel movies on demand

      Hungama to offer Disney and Marvel movies on demand

      Digital entertainment company Hungama.com has added some Marvel and Disney movies to its catalog. They have also offered a video-on-demand subscription for its users. Users of Hungama will get access to movies like Iron Man 3, The Avengers, Ratatouille, The incredibles, Wall-E among others for a fee of Rs 75 for transactional video on demand (TVOD), Rs 149 (non-HD) for subscription video on demand (SVOD) and Rs 249 for HD SVOD.

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    19. 2015 Spectrum Auctions Day 13: Rs 1.08 lakh crore in the government’s kitty so far

      2015 Spectrum Auctions Day 13: Rs 1.08 lakh crore in the government’s kitty so far

      Telecom operators were initially expected to be conservative during the 2015 spectrum auction, but the bids just keep on coming. At the end of Day 13, which saw 6 new rounds of bidding, the government has over Rs 1,08,000 crore in its kitty. Till now 80 rounds of bidding have taken place, and about 89% of the spectrum has been provisionally allocated to bidders.

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