News Roundup: Nimbuzz Launches An Ecommerce Site, Youtube: IPRS

Instant Messenger company Nimbuzz has launched an ecommerce site, NCarry. If you are wondering what an IM company has to do with selling mobile phones – well, Nimbuzz is ‘simply’ leveraging the relationship company has with operators and handset manufacturers.

For instance, Aircel will sell iPhone 4S on NCarry website.

VuClip Launches Starlight Cinema

Vuclip an independent mobile video service, has officially announced the launch of India’s first independent mobile movie portal, ‘StarlightCinema’ offering more than 9000 movie clips in 13 Indian languages including Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, Punjabi, Oriya, Rajasthani, Kashmiri, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.

Starlight Cinema serves content from leading content providers including UTV Motion Pictures, Reliance Entertainment, Vega, Whacked Out Media and MAA TV.

The mobile movie portal features clips, trailers and first looks from several upcoming movies such as Barfee, Agneepath, Rowdy Rathore, Ladies Vs. Ricky Bahl, as well as popular blockbusters Rajneeti, Guzaarish, Once Upon a time in Mumbaai, 7 Khoon Maaf, I Hate Luv Storys, Sarkar, Family, Tees Maar Khan, Thank You and many more. Starlight Cinema also provides access to trailers of latest Hollywood movies such as The Adventures of Tintin, The Awakening, Hugoand Tresspass.[PR]

Youtube Signs Deal With IPRS

YouTube locked-in on a deal with the Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS), a non-profit making company looking after the copyrights for artists in India. The deal would now mean that the artists, who’s content feature on YouTube will be able to earn their revenue off it. Artists, in this respect would mean songwriters, music composers and music publishers. With digital content growing by leaps in bounds, both in usage and popularity, this deal shows promise.[via]

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