1. Spice Digital acquires 26% stake in txtBrowser parent Vavia Technologies: Mobile VAS company Spice Digital, a subsidiary of Spice Mobility Ltd., acquired 26% stake in Bangalore-based startup Vavia Technologies, the company informed BSE. Financial details of the deal weren’t disclosed. Read more here.
2. Vodafone Red launches new brand campaign: Ogilvy India has conceptualised three films for Vodafone Red which will run for six weeks. It will be supported by a high-decibel, 360-degree campaign. Read more here.
3. Army using social media to help Jammu and Kashmir flood victims: The Army is using social media apps such as Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp to save the lives of people stranded in the floodaffected areas of J&K. Read more here.
4. Digital Quotient Launches Audience Marketing Platform – arQ: Indian data-driven social and mobile marketing firm, Digital Quotient, today launched arQ, a audience-marketing platform that analyzes integrated data from various sources and creates real-time actionable - audience marketing intelligence. Read more here.
5. Facebook does its bit for Children’s online safety; ITU & UNICEF release new guidelines: The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and partners of the Child Online Protection Initiative, recently released updated Guidelines to strengthen online protection for children. The Child Online Protection Initiative is partnered with major private sector players including Vodafone, Microsoft, Sony Corporation, GSMA among others. Read more here.
6. Nexus Venture discloses $1.23M investment in online healthcare startup Lybrate: Venture capital firm Nexus Venture Partners has disclosed that it recently invested $1.23 million in India- and US-based Lybrate Inc., the company behind Lybrate.com, an online platform for patients to book appointments with doctors. Read more here.
7. IAN invests in mobile workforce management solution FarEye: Delhi-based RoboticWares Pvt Ltd, which operates under the brand FarEye, a job scheduling & tracking app for mobile workforce, has raised an undisclosed amount in funding from Indian Angel Network (IAN). As part of the deal, IAN members Nitin Jain and Piyush Chawla will join the board of the firm. Read more here.
8. Way2SMS founder Raju Vanapala launches LearnSocial: Raju Vanapala, founder of Way2SMS has launched an online learning, LearnSocial. LearnSocial is a global marketplace for Instructor-led Online Learning. Read more here.