Weekly Summary: HomeShop18 IPO; New Companies Act & More

For those who missed our posts this week, here’s a quick recap.
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The big news this week was the IPO filing of e-commerce firm HomeShop18. In other news, Apple raised prices for iOS apps, the new companies act came into effect and Hike messenger landed another $14 mn from Bharti-Softbank. We covered some interesting startups, traced the journey of a few and our guest authors chipped in. We analyzed the state of Indian e-commerce and a a few other trends. Here’s a quick recap of all our posts from this week.

Weekly Summary
Weekly Summary (image credit: shutterstock)

Editorially recommended

My Idea Was Copied!

Aam Aadmi Party & Amazon – Disruption Is Not Without Problems

Everything You’d Like to Know About the New Companies Act 2013

Do You Pay For Great User Experience? I Do And I Don’t

These 20 Somethings Scaled their Startup to a 1000 People Company in Just 4 Years [StartupLessons]

Elections are Here. For Indian VCs, It’s Prayer Time

Why SAIF Brought in Angels After Investing in Appiterate [It Takes Two to Tango!]

The 3 Things Motorcycling Teaches You About Starting Up

Funding

Exclusive : Homeshop18 files for a $75 million IPO at NYSE

Bharti Softbank Invests $14 mn in Hike Messenger

Getting into the M&A Radar of Big Companies [Interview]

Online Fruits & Vegetables Retailer Greencart Secures $1.5 mn Funding

SAVF Invests Maiden Funding Round in Edu Startup Learning Edge Academy

ElasticBox Secures $9M In Funding led by Nexus Venture Partners

Pune Based SoftTech Raises Funding From Jaipur Based RVCF

Homeshop18 IPO: Fineprint and Facts So Far

Inventory Management Solution for Merchants Browntape Secures Funding from Seedfund

Delhi Based Mobile A/B Testing Startup Appiterate Secures $500k Seed Funding

India Online

Rocket Internet Backed Price Comparison Site Pricepanda Launches in India

DIPP Rejects Decathlon’s E-commerce Bid

The State of Indian E-commerce; The Big Trends & Some Questions

Indian Bounty Hunters Found Most Bugs on Facebook

Cannot Prevent Under Age Access to Social Networking Sites: ISPs

Sunny Leone’s Number Leaked on Whatsapp; ixigo Enters Luxury Auto Segment

Stuff

Will Microsoft’s Free Mobile OS Move Make a Dent on Android’s Market Share?

bigMobilityConf : Apply As A Speaker #AppLessons [April 26th/Bangalore]

Gionee President William Hu Says Samsung is Greedy!

Gionee Elife S5.5 Price in India: Rs 22,999 [World’s Thinnest Phone for Now]

Amazon Pushes EMI Scheme to Sell More Kindle Devices

iOS Apps to Cost More in India & 4 Other Countries

Startups

CreateUrApp Lets You Create Your Very Own Facebook Apps

Haptik Brings Instant Messaging to Customer Support of Over 100 Brands

Oximity Looks to Disrupt News Media by Crowdsourcing News

NewsHunt Launches Magazine Singles; 1.5 million eBooks Downloaded in 3 Months

Ridesharing Startups Launch Counter Strike to Mumbai Bus Strike

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