1. Ozone Media partners with AppNexus to expand global presence: The tie-up will provide technical expertise to the middle market advertising community. Read more here.

2. Sedition charges filed against college student following alleged offensive Facebook post: Last week, Kerala Police arrested a college student on charges of sedition, following complaints filed against him for allegedly changing some of the words of an undisclosed patriotic song with abuses in a Facebook post, reports TheNewsMinute. Read more here.

3. Hike raises $65 million from Tiger Global, BSB: Hike a mobile messaging application incubated by Bharti Softbank (BSB), has raised $65 million from Tiger Global, with participation from BSB, reports the Economic Times, citing sources. MediaNama contacted Kavin Bharti Mittal, CEO of Hike, for confirmation, but haven’t received a response yet. ET reports that BSB had invested $20 million into the company so far. Read more here.

4. ICICI launches two mobile Apps to enhance customer service: ICICI Bank, India’s largest private sector bank, announced the launch of two new mobile banking applications; ‘iLoans’ and ‘iTrack’, for accessing loan account details and tracking status of dispatches, respectively. The new apps are available for download on Google Play store and Apple App, with ‘iTrack’ also available on the Windows Store. Read more here.

5. Indian govt to spend Rs 20,000 crore for mobile connectivity in villages: The government will spend Rs. 20,000 crore to provide mobile connectivity in 55,000 villages, which are still untouched by wireless telephony, in the next five years, telecom secretary Rakesh Garg said on Tuesday. Read more here.

6. Twitter reacts to Times of India’s new social media policy for employees: In a social media age, who owns the various Twitter, Facebook and Google+ accounts of journalists? Is it the individuals or the publications they work for? The Times of India thinks it’s the latter. Read more here.

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