Social & Digital Media News From India And The World [8th February 2014]

by Prasant Naidu on February 8, 2022

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India News Headlines

1. SVG Media becomes the second largest ad network after Google: comScore rankings: SVG Media, digital media network announced that it has become the moved ahead in the comScore rankings to become the 2nd largest ad network in India after Google. Read more here.

2. Looking for a Dance Partner? There’s an app For That: Dancing alone isn’t so much fun as when you are dancing with a partner. And finding a partner can be difficult. Of course, you know what’s coming next. There’s an app for that! The app, called Danzli, helps you find a dance partner close to you. Read more here.

3. Material planning software startup intelloCut gets $200K funding from Blume Ventures, others: Bangalore-based Threadsol Software Pvt Ltd, which owns and operates intelloCut, a cloud-based material planning and optimisation solution for sewn products, has raised $200,000 in seed funding from Blume Ventures and a group of angel investors, including Google India chief Rajan Anandan. Read more here.

4. Healthcare startup eVaidya raises over $500K funding: Hyderabad-based e Health Access Pvt Ltd, the company that owns and operates telemedicine portal eVaidya.com, has secured Rs 3.5 crore ($560,000) from a group of investors, including Venkat Vallabhaneni, former vice president, Bank of America. Read more here.

5. MakeMyTrip Acquires Amsterdam-Based EasyToBook.com Group For Around $5M: Online travel agent MakeMyTrip has informed that it has completed the acquisition of the entire equity interest in a group of companies comprising the EasyToBook.com (ETB) group. Read more here.

6. Vijay Kesavan Appointed As Musafir India CEO: Online travel agent Musafir.com has appointed Vijay Kesavan as the chief executive officer of its Indian operations. Read more here.

Asia News Headlines

1. LINE releases ‘Theme Shop’ for Android; sees main app on Firefox: LINE has released its ‘Theme Shop’ on Android for users who want more customisation, along with becoming available on Firefox OS Marketplace. Read more here.

2. Cubie sticks it to rival messaging apps, lets you make stickers with your cat: Taiwan-based Cubie has always been ahead of the game when it comes to making messaging a little more fun and personalized, and it’s continuing that tradition with an update to let users create and share their own stickers. Read more here.

3. Jomblo wants to be Indonesia’s Facebook for singles: Social networking site Jomblo launched yesterday in Indonesia. To keep you in the loop, the word “jomblo” is the new trending word for “single” in Indonesia, so that good domain name definitely draws a lot of curiosity. Read more here.

4. Location-based Messaging App Momo Announces 100 million Registered Accounts: Momo, a Chinese location-based messaging app, announced 100 million registered accounts today, claiming monthly active users are 40 million. Read more here.

World News Headlines

1. LinkedIn Axing Clever But Ill-Advised “Intro” Feature And Slidecast Product: LinkedIn is axing its feature that intercepted emails to iOS devices to inject them with information from the site. The announcement was made via email to customers today, where the company detailed steps on removing the feature if users had enabled it. Read more here.

2. Facebook Page managers will see names of admins who made posts and comments starting February 20: Facebook today posted a message at the top of Pages on the social network to notify administrators that their the names will soon start to show up next to their posts and comments. Read more here.

3. Bollywood streaming service Spuul now lets iOS app users sync movies for offline viewing: Spuul, the video streaming service focused on Bollywood and other content from India, has introduced syncing to its iOS app, allowing users to watch content offline. Read more here.

Prasant Naidu

Founder and Blogger at Lighthouse Insights.

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