Weekly Summary: RIL & Network 18; Flipkart’s New Round of Funding & More


Weekly Summary: RIL & Network 18; Flipkart’s New Round of Funding & More

UnPluggd was a great success last week. And Thank You for that. We’ve started uploading some of the videos from the conference. First in that series is Kingsley Joseph’s talk on Startup Failure And Having An Amazing Life. You can also check out the startups that launched at UnPluggd here. Rest of the videos are on their way.

In news, we saw the big takeover of Network18 group by Reliance. Here’s a really good analysis on the Network18-RIL story. There was quite a bit of activity on the funding front as well. For instance Flipkart raised another $200 mn from investors. And a couple of smaller acquisitions were also announced. Here’s a quick list of stories that you shouldn’t miss.

Weekly Summary
Weekly Summary (image credit: shutterstock)


Rise of OTT Players, The Growth Of Smartphones & Changing Internet [KPCB Report]

Of Flipkart, Myntra and the ‘Unbearable Lightness of Being’ Mahesh Murthy

Of Delhi’s Technology And Startup Ecosystem : When The World Is Not Enough

Online Education is a Market Ripe for Disruption : Test Prep Remains Big Spend Category

India Online

And Finally, YouTube Launches Paid Channels in India

Yebhi Shutting Down Electronics Category? [Ecommerce Insights]

After Rs 90 cr Funding, Online Retailer Pepperfry Aims to Clock Rs 500 cr in Sales Next Year

NaMo Wants All His Ministers on Twitter & Facebook; Great Move, But Watchout

What The…Pranav Mistry Pitches for a Job to NaMo; Is Samsung Listening?

Amazon Has Lot To Catch Up With Flipkart for Laptops [Ecommerce Insights]

Analysing Ebay For Cameras Category : Only 56 Sellers [NextBigWhat Ecommerce Insights]

InMobi Partners With Rubicon to Launch Native Ad Exchange

Indiamart To Launch Online Retail Marketplace Tolexo & Raise $100 mn

Close Price Competition Between Flipkart and Amazon for Mobiles [Ecommerce Insights]


After Cloud Telephony, Ozonetel Now Wants To Crack CAAS (Communications As A Service)

TenTenTen Digital Launches Tweeplay, An On-demand Video Service on Twitter


After Acquiring Myntra, Flipkart Raises $210 Million Funding Round Led by DST Global

Pepperfry Secures $15 mn Series C Funding from Bertelsmann India Investments

Accel Funded HealthCareMagic Gets Acquired by US Based Ebix

Online Insurance Seller Policybazaar Raises Rs 119 Crore in Funding

Times Internet Acquires Majority Stake In CouponDunia; TimesDeal to Merge

Payments Company Ezetap Acquires Clinknow, A Loyalty Platform

Sequoia Capital Raises Its Fourth India Focused Fund of $530 mn

Network For Researchers & Scholars InvenZone Secures Angel Funding


Tablet Sales Down as Phablets Take Over & Certification Bottleneck Chokes Supply

Forget America, We Have Enough Drones Flying Here in India

Update: Whatsapp is Back on WP; In Case You Still Need Them, Here are The Alternatives

MapmyIndia launches NaviMaps, A Navigation App With In-House Addresses

Context Based App Shifu Gets Smarter With Battery Alert and Recurring Reminders

Get to Know Your Neighbourhood Better with Shout, the Locality Based Social App

Messaging App Bakfy Helps College Students Chat Anonymously. Is Seeing Great Traction


New BJP Government Might Scrap FDI in Multi Brand Retail

Indian Software Market Grew 10% to $3.8 Bn in 2013; Microsoft Leads

Now Buy Domestic Travel Insurance When you Book Tickets on redBus

Chennaites Spend The Most on Wedding Photography [Report]

Network18’s Digital Content Business Stagnates; Ecommerce Picks Up

RBI Looking To Turn Post Offices Into Banks

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