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    1. News In Shorts raises funding from Times Internet, Flipkart founders & others

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      Mobile news aggregator News In Shorts has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from Times Internet, Flipkart co-founders Sachin and Binny Bansal and entrepreneurs Ankush Nijhawan, Gaurav Bhatnagar and Manish Dhingra, reports TechCircle.

      The company plans to use the investment raised for improving their product, expanding its content for marketing.

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    2. Google Keyboard now supports Indian English

      The new Google Keyboard app (version 3.1.19633) was released by Google last week on July 11. Post the update the app will provide support for India English and four other languages – Basque, Galician, Swiss Italian and Latin American Spanish.

      Spoken emoji support has also been added, though currently only a few work. Users will able to use hotwords, like “Smiley Face” and “Sad Face”, to select and add emojis.

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    3. Spice forays into smart watches with dual-SIM Smart Pulse

      Low-cost smartphone manufacturer Spice Mobiles* has forayed into wearables, by launching a SIM-enabled smart watch called Spice Smart Pulse M 9010.

      This is probably the first wearable device by a prominent domestic handset player (correct us if we are wrong). Note that both Micromax and Karbonn have stated plans to launch similar wearable devices in the forthcoming months.

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    4. Karnataka Govt Committee suggests complete ban of mobile phones in educational institutes

      The Karnataka State Legislative Assembly’s Women and Child Welfare Committee submitted a report in the legislative assembly on Friday that, among other things, recommended a complete ban of mobile phones in schools and colleges in the state. The reasoning for the recommendation apparently offered by MLA Shakuntala Shetty, Chairperson of the committee, was that it would help stop rapes.

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    5. MSME Ministry shows how not to launch a job portal

      The National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD), a training institute under the Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprise, has launched a new dedicated jobs portal targeted at unemployed skilled persons.

      Dubbed as NIESBUD Naukri, this portal allows users to search for jobs based on job category, skills experience and salary. It also enables to users to browse through jobs based on location, Industry and function among others.

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    6. Weekly Digest (04th-11th July 2014)

      MediaNama would like to thank its sponsors: Spice Digital, Antfarm, India.com, Fortumo, Getit and E2E for their support.

      Investment & M&A

      - India.com parent acquired 26% stake in BrownPaperBag in FY14 - Gozoop acquires Mumbai-based technology firm iThink InfoTech - Budget 2014: Rs 10,000 Cr Startup fund, Rural entrepreneurship, Bankruptcy framework & more - Olacabs raises Rs 250 Cr from Steadview Capital, Sequoia Capital & others

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    7. India.com parent acquired 26% stake in BrownPaperBag in FY14

      India Webportal Private Ltd*, which owns and operates websites like India.com, BGR India, Cricket Country, among others, acquired 26% in Idea Web Shop and Media Private Limited, which owns and operates the website Bpbweekend.com (Brown Paper Bag), during the financial year ended 31st March 2014. Brown Paper Bag offers readers curated information on events, product launches, restaurants and things to do, and also has a loyalty card offering called The Coup Card.

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    8. Budget 2014 Reactions: online service tax, E-commerce, startups online insurance, manufacturing,

      Lots of reactions in, following the NDA government’s first budget, announced yesterday. A few positives, but one major dampener is the introduction of service tax on online and mobile advertising, which would significantly harm publishing and advertising startups. Some of the reactions below have been clipped to remove fluff, and for brevity:

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    9. Gozoop acquires Mumbai-based technology firm iThink InfoTech

      Mumbai-based digital and social media agency Gozoop has acquired iThink InfoTech, another Mumbai-based technology and IT based agency which specialises in custom software development for mobile and web platforms, for an undisclosed amount.

      While the terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Gozoop mentions that iThink will continue to run as a separate entity and will be the technology arm of Gozoop.

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    10. India.com parent reported Rs 27.9 Cr Revenues, Rs 7 Cr Loss In FY14

      India Webportal Private Ltd*, which owns and operates websites like India.com, BGR India, Cricket Country, among others, has reported revenues of Rs 27.9 crore for the financial year ended 31st March 2014 (FY14), up 81.17% from Rs 15.4 crore reported last fiscal (FY13), as per the annual report filed by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL). There has been a corresponding decline in losses, with losses down 48.53% to Rs 7 crore for the financial year, from Rs 13.6 crore in the last fiscal.

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    11. Vserv makes 5 new senior appointments for its Southeast Asia team

      Mobile ad exchange Vserv.mobi has made a series of senior appointments across the Southeast Asia region, including Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.

      The company says these appointments has been made to strengthen its expansion plans in these regions and they will form the core leadership team for the region. Vserv also notes these appointments will contribute to its overall strategy to triple the company’s Southeast Asia team strength by the end of 2014:

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    12. OnMobile to deploy Rbt & Ivr solutions for Bangladesh telco Robi

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      OnMobile Global has signed an agreement with the Bangladesh telecom operator Robi Axiata to deploy various Interactive Voice Response solutions and RingBack Tones (RBT) on the latter’s network.

      OnMobile mentions that the agreement has been signed for an initial five years and it hopes to expand this partnership with Robi during this time.

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    13. Budget 2014: Rs 10,000 Cr Startup fund, Rural entrepreneurship, Bankruptcy framework & more

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      There was a significant focus on startups in this year’s budget, with the finance minister Arun Jaitley proposing several measures to promote entrepreneurship in the country.

      While the specific details of these initiatives are yet to be known, here’s a list of measures announced by Jaitley in his budget speech earlier today:

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    14. All Central govt services to be made available on non-functional eBiz Platform – Budget 2014

      “All Central Government Departments and Ministries will integrate their services with the  Ebiz platform on priority by 31 December this year,” Finance Minister Arun Jaitly said today, while announcing the Union Budget.

      The eBiz platform is a single portal for business and investment related clearances, with an integrated payment gateway, which includes processes such as issuance of PAN number, filing of returns, MSME Registration, registration for Excise and Service Tax, among others.

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    15. Indian Govt looking to setup virtual classrooms & online courses – Budget 2014

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      Indian Government is planning to set up virtual classrooms and online courses for school education, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told during his budget speech for the year 2014-15.

      Jaitley has proposed an allocation of Rs 100 crore for this initiative. From his budget speech:

      “To take advantage of the reach of the IT, I propose to allocate a sum of ₹100 crore for setting up virtual classrooms as Communication Linked Interface for Cultivating Knowledge (CLICK) and online courses.”

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    16. Online and Mobile advertising back under service tax regime in India – Budget 2014

      Online and mobile publishers and advertising networks will be subject to service tax once again, after two years of no service tax being applicable. Online and mobile advertising had been included in the “negative list” for service tax in April 2012, and have now been removed. This can negatively impact advertising budgets, since a part of the outlay will be allocated to taxes. Service tax in India is at 12.36%

      The specific paragraph from the Budget speech:

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      Mentions: Service Tax
    17. Olacabs raises Rs 250Cr from Steadview Capital, Sequoia Capital & others

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      Online cab booking service Olacabs has raised Rs 250 crore in an investment round led by Steadview Capital and Sequoia Capital with participation from existing investors Tiger Global and Matrix Partners, reports The Times of India.

      Olacabs co-founder and CEO Bhavish Aggarwal told the publication that they intend to use the investment raised to expand to new cities and categories and strengthen its driver ecosystem in the country.

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    18. Reliance Jio inks tower sharing agreement with Videocon Telecom

      Reliance Industries’ data service venture Reliance Jio Infocomm has signed a tower sharing agreement with Videocon Telecom, reports Light Reading India.

      As per the agreement, Reliance Jio will be using Videocon Telecom’s tower infrastructure comprising of 500 towers in Uttar Pradesh (East), Uttar Pradesh (West), Jharkhand and Bihar to launch its 4G services.

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    19. Budget 2014-15 Live: The Digital Industry updates: Smart cities

      A live stream of the Budget is available here. Our notes, taken live, so subject to change

      GST: The discussion on GST should come to an end

      Retrospective tax: This government will not bring any change retrospectively which creates a fresh liability. A few cases have come up in courts. These cases are in different stages of pendancy. I would like to convey to the house, that we are committed to providing an investor friendly regime.

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    20. TV guide What’s ON acquired by Tribune Digital Ventures for $27M

      Tribune Digital Ventures, a subsidiary of NASDAQ listed media company Tribune, has acquired 100% in What’s On, a TV EPG and listings company founded and headquartered in Mumbai, for $27 million, “subject to standard adjustments”. What’s-ON will continue to operate out of its headquarters in Mumbai, and its leadership team, including founder Atul Phadnis, will remain with the company. Earlier this year, Tribune had also acquired music and video technology and metadata company Gracenote.

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