Indian Mobile VAS Market To Cross $ 4.6 Billion This Year: IAMAI-IMRB Report

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It is a widely acknowledged fact that mobile usage is rising within India. Indian Mobile Value Added Services or MVAS is expected to cross US$ 4.6 Billion (Rs. 29,300 Crores) within this year itself, predicted a report jointly compiled by IAMAI and IMRB.The MVAS market is presently pegged at an impressive figure of US$ 4 Billion (Rs. 26,000 Crores). It has grown dependably at rate of 15% on Year...
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One97 Acquires Messaging App Plustxt

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The mobile internet company One97 Communications has acquired cross platform messaging app Plustxt. The exact amount of the acquisition has not been disclosed but it is known that it was under $2 million in a cash and equity deal.  Plustxt received an undisclosed amount of funding from Mumbai Angels in April this year. As a result of the acquisition, Plustxt team will be joining the One97′s Bangalore...
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Reliance Communications Offers Unlimited Twitter Service To Prepaid GSM Customers

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In yet another boost to the use of social media from mobile devices, Reliance Communications (RCom) has offered free Twitter usage to its prepaid customers. The telecommunications company has signed a unique partnership with Twitter that will allow all GSM prepaid subscribers to send & receive unlimited ‘Tweets’ without incurring any data charges.Normally, all the data flows through a singular...
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GreatBuyz From OnMobile Attempts To Offer Mobile Based Deals

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Shopping on Mobile has always been a proactive activity. But GreatBuyz is apparently trying to bring the deals to the potential buyer. Bangalore based Mobile Value Added Services (m-VAS) company OnMobile Global Ltd has developed this deal sourcing service. Incidentally, it is a service & not an app. As in, it relies on a couple of messaging & telecom services to alert a buyer about a good deal....
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Bangladesh Gets A Taste Of Smoother Browsing As ‘One Browser’ Makes An Official Entry

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One Browser, which was hereto known as iBrowser has decide to expand operations by tying-up with internet service providers & hardware manufacturers to gain entry into Bangladesh.Just how do the developers plan to gain market share amidst heavy competition? One Browser makers have entered into partnership with MoMagic, an India based internet service provider, for its launch in the Bangladesh...
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Apalya Raises $7.5 Million In Series-B Funding

Mobile VAS provider Apalya Technologies announced today that it has raised $7.5 million in Series-B Funding from IndoUS Venture Partners, IDG and Qualcomm. The company has been in the news consistently for adding more channels to its Mobile TV platform – MiMobi.TV(here and here). The money raised will be used to expand its current portfolio of services and technology platform to gear up to take...
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Welcoming Vijay Shekhar Sharma – MD – One97 As Speaker @ WATSummit 2011

We are starting an interesting speaker profile series of all the speakers who shall be speaking on a panel at the WATSummit 2011. We shall be showcasing reasons on why you should meet them, who would they like to meet and also their view on our WATSummit theme i.e. “Digital Inflection Point”. So here goes the first of many speaker profiles.. Welcoming Vijay Shekhar Sharma – MD –...
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Mauj Mobile Acquires UK based Mobango

Mauj Mobile, People Group’s Mobile Value Added Service company has announced its acquisition of UK based Mobango Ltd. The financial details of the deal including the exact price offered, cash deal or equity stake, etc have not been released. Mobango is a User Generated content store. It has a database of about 35000 free mobile applications. It is estimated to be second largest in the world after...
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Airtel Wants You To Pray To The Gods! ‘Live Aarti’ On Mobile

It seems telecom operators are seeing an opportunity in everything including your prayers to God. We have covered live online prayer sites previously on WATBlog but now Airtel has taken the same concept and brought it to you on your mobile phone. Airtel has launched Live Aarti which can be accessed via a simple call from their Airtel mobiles. Airtel has brought to its offering live Pujas and Aartis...
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Exclusive Interview With Raghavendra Aggarwala, CEO, mBit Infotech – Peer-to-Peer Mobile Content Platform

After the launch of mBit Infotech that is the joint venture between VASSoft.net (the IT division of Himenviro group India) and mBit Pte. Ltd. (Managed and controlled by mTouche Technology Bhd), they introduced Peer 2 Peer and Interactive Social Networking application in the Indian market. To allow real-time social interaction between multiple platforms—SMS, WAP and WEB they have also initiated JuzFrens....
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