BlackBerry users may soon pay for app buys through carrier billing
BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion (RIM) is in talks with Indian telecom operators to introduce ‘carrier billing’ model for app purchases. The ‘carrier billing’ model is one of the way through which telco directly charge consumers for purchasing of an application/ download from the app store. To facilitate payment, consumer doesn’t need to use a credit card. Instead, the amount is added to his monthly mobile phone bill or deducted from the pre-paid balance. This will be announced by end of 2012. [source]
Komli Media signs APAC Partnership with Zynga
Komli Media, a digital media technology platform, has announced its partnership with Zynga, the world’s leading provider of social game services. This partnership gives Komli exclusive rights to sell web display ad and video inventories on all games across the Zynga platform in Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Spice partners with Huawei, to sell 10 Million handsets in a year
Spice Group has announced strategic partnership with Huawei, a Chinese telecommunication giant to launch S Huawei brand in the Indian market. The company will launch 7-10 series of handsets under this partnership in the near future. The first in a series of 3G smart phone Ascend Y 100 has recently been launched in the market. Spice plans to sell approximate 1 million S Huawei handsets this fiscal Spice has also tied up with Google for Android handsets. The company aims to sell approximate 1.5 million android 2G WiFi and 3G handsets in partnership with Google.
Ashish Joshi joins Dhingana as vice president (BD)
Dhingana, online streamer of Indian music has announced that Ashish Joshi, former head of Digital and Business Development (India and SAARC) at Universal Music India joined Dhingana as Vice President, Business Development. Earlier, Joshi served as the General Manager at Hungama Digital Media Entertainment for almost three years. He holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Software Applications from KJ Somaiya Institute of MGMT Studies & Research in India.
Dish TV adds 477k new subscribers in second quarter
Dish TV India Limited (Dishtv) has announced its second quarter fiscal 2013 unaudited standalone operating revenues of Rs. 5,336 million, recording 10.1% growth over the corresponding period last fiscal. Dish TV added 477 thousand new subscribers in the quarter ended September 30, 2012 achieving a total of 13.9 million gross and 10.0 million net subscribers at the end of the period.
Total standalone operating revenues for the second quarter stood at Rs. 5,336 million, recording a growth of 10.1% as compared to the corresponding period last fiscal. EBITDA of Rs. 1,557 million registered a significant 18.3% increase over the corresponding quarter last fiscal. EBITDA margin for the quarter stood at 29.2%.