1. Google data seems to suggest waning interest in new ‘bull market’: If Google search data are anything to go by, interest in the new Indian bull market may be on the wane after the post-election euphoria on Dalal Street. Read more here.

2. Amazon India attracts more traffic in sale month than annual Taj Mahal visitors: More people visited its website during a recently concluded month-long shopping bonanza than tourists thronging the Taj Mahal every year, claimed Amazon India on Monday. Read more here.

3. Times Internet acquires personal finance site Moneysights that shut in 2012: Times of India group’s digital venture Times Internet has acquired the online personal finance platform Moneysights for an undisclosed amount. Read more here.

4. IndiaProperty’s 3D PanoX app lets users scan print ads for a virtual property tour: IndiaProperty.com has launched the 3D PanoX App, which claims to use the phone’s camera to provide home buyers with a 3D virtual experience of the property. Read more here.

5. With $12.5 M cash left, Rediff posts $3M loss in Q2-FY15: Not happy news for Rediff.com investors on the day before Diwali, as the company announced a $3 million loss and a 22% decline in advertising revenue. What’s particularly worrying is that Rediff has only $12.5 million cash in bank, which means that the company will have to raise money, increase revenues and/or cut costs. Read more here.

6. Xiaomi to set up local data center in India in 2015 amid privacy concerns: Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is migrating MIUI services and corresponding data for all its International users (including Indian users) from its Beijing data centers to Amazon AWS data centers in Oregon (USA) and Singapore, Xiaomi’s VP of International operations Hugo Barra has informed on Google+. Read more here.

7. Mashable partners with MEC to license its proprietary Velocity technology: Mashable, the media company for the Connected Generation, and MEC, a global media agency, today announced a partnership that would give MEC access to Mashable’s Velocity platform, a technology that predicts and tracks the viral life cycle of digital media content. Read more here.

8. IAN backs London-based calendar app for professionals Lowdownapp: Indian Angel Network (IAN), a national network of angel investors that invests in startups and early-stage ventures, has invested an undisclosed amount in London-based Lowdownapp Ltd, the startup behind Lowdown, a mobile app that equips business professionals with critical information in advance of important meetings. Read more here.

9. Indian Government Launches Travel App [And It's Good]: The Indian government has launched an official travel app which helps one in not just planning travel itinerary, but also has a host of useful features. The app has been launched in partnership with Incredible India and is powered by personalized traveler planning enginet search engine, Tripigator. Read more here.

10. Government plans to create $15 billion IoT industry in India by 2020: The government is working on an ambitious plan to create $15 billion ‘Internet of Things’ industry in the next six years. Read more here.

11. Digital content language to go desi with e-Bhasha: The e-Bhasha platform, which will help develop and disseminate digital language content to India’s largely non-English speaking population, will be rolled out as a mission mode project. Read more here.

Prasant Naidu

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