Jumptap Launches Self Service Application For Mobile Application Developers And Publishers

Who Want To Turn Traffic Into Dollars

Quick and Easy Integration into the Jumptap Mobile Ad Network Opens the Door to Hundreds of Leading Advertisers

Jumptap, the leading mobile advertising solutions provider, today announced a new self-service application for publishers of mobile websites and mobile applications, including iPhone and Android. Publishers can quickly and easily integrate their properties into the Jumptap mobile ad network and gain access to hundreds of leading advertisers looking to reach consumers on mobile sites and in smart phone applications. (more…)

Airtel Digital TV Premieres The Latest blockbuster ‘Ishqiya’ on PPV

- Available from March 13 at a nominal price of Rs. 25 -

Airtel digital TV- the DTH service from Bharti Airtel – today announced the television premiere of ‘Ishqiya’, the latest Bollywood blockbuster of 2010. This movie features actors Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi and Vidya Balan, and is available on the Pay Per View (PPV) service. This critically and commercially acclaimed film will be available from March 13, 2010 on Channel No. 181 for only Rs. 25/-. Customers can order the film either for a full day or for any of the shows in a day by visiting the website www.airtel.in/digitaltv. Alternatively, they can send an SMS with the Movie Code to 54325 or SMS START to 54325 from their registered mobile number.

Announcing the TV premiere, Sugato Banerji, Chief Marketing Officer – DTH, Bharti Airtel said, “Ishqiya has been one of is the biggest hits of 2010 so far and we’re happy to bring this blockbuster to our customer’s door at an extremely competitive cost. The PPV phenomenon is rapidly growing in India and Airtel is committed to offering more exciting and entertaining content to its viewers.”

Directed by debutant Abhishek Chaubey and produced by Raman Maroo and Vishal Bharadwaj, Ishqiya is a tale of romance between individuals caught in a web of crime, suspense and passion. Set in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, the film revolves around two thieves – Khalujan (Naseeruddin Shah) and Babban (Arshad Warsi) who are on the run from their boss Mushtaq (Salman Shahid). After every known person in the world turns them down, they seek refuge with an old friend Verma, but instead meet his widow, Krishna (Vidya Balan) who stays alone in her old house. With both men starting to fall for Krishna, a tale of betrayal, revenge and greed follows.

Airtel digital TV – the DTH service from Bharti Airtel – is the sole national level DTH service in the country which offers its customers MPEG 4 with DVBS 2 – currently the most advanced digital broadcasting technologies available in the world after HD broadcasting. Additionally, Airtel digital TV was the first to bring many firsts to the DTH segment in India including a Universal Remote which operates both the Set Top Box and TV set as well as Interactive Applications which give customers the freedom to book movie tickets, travel package and shop for branded products, among others. Users can also access city-specific news and update themselves on the latest stock news. All this is backed by 24×7 customer care.

Nearly 8000 Fake Copies of “Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge” In Piracy Market

Mumbai Police on behalf of the film industry raid pirates seizing more than 7889 Pirated Discs worth around 8 Lakhs rupees.

Mumbai Police on behalf of the film industry conducted a raid in Mumbai and seized over 7889 pirated DVDs and CDs worth around Rs. 8, 00,000

The raid was conducted near the Sakinaka, Borivali and Vidhyavihar station. Around 7889 DVDs were seized at these locations. The pirated CDs and DVDs included last week’s release Ajay Devgan starrer “Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge” “Teen Patti” “My Name is Khan” and “Toh Baat Pakki” among others.

AA Khan, former IPS officer & Ex. ATS Chief and head of AA Khan & Associates says, “Piracy is a serious offence and one which is rampant within major parts of the city. We along with Mumbai Police are dedicated to the cause of arresting the increase of such activities. However, the job of the police is nullified since the common man goes and purchases movies from such pirates. People need to remember that besides denying the creators of the content their fair share, the proceeds from such sales fund several illegal activities including terrorism in India and abroad.”

Four people Sultan Alam (24), Mohd Munaji Ansari (19) Ram gupta (29) Sayyed kammal khan (34), Anwar Mirbaksh Syed (38) have been arrested during the Raid. The accused were booked under sections 51, 52(A), 63, 68(A) of the Copyright Act of 1957.

In the last three months there have been as many as 30 raids conducted in Mumbai resulting in seizing goods worth lakhs of rupees and helping the movie industry in curbing the menace of piracy to an extent.

Karbonn Mobiles Signs Long Term Sponsorship Deal with IPL

Official Partner Mobile Phone & Title Sponsor for the exciting new after party ‘IPL Nights’

The Indian Premier League (IPL) today announced that Karbonn Mobiles – a company that redefines mobility with its wide range of attractively priced multimedia phones, has signed long term sponsorship deals for a host of IPL properties. As part of these sponsorships Karbonn Mobile will be the league’s ‘Official Partner Mobile Phone’ and the title sponsor of the new and exciting property Karbonn Mobiles “IPL Nights”, which will be aired as the after parties’ hosted by the IPL post the matches on MTV.

Karbonn Mobile’s association with game of cricket has been synonymous since its launch last year when the mobile handset manufacturer sponsored the visiting Cape Cobras and was the associate sponsor for the Diamond Eagles during the Champions League Twenty20. More recently, Karbonn Mobiles was Title Sponsor for the five-match ODI series between India and Sri Lanka in December 2009.

Lalit Modi, Chairman and Commissioner, Indian Premier League said, “It is indeed a pleasure to partner with Karbonn Mobiles, which has emerged as one of the fastest growing mobile brand in the country. I am certain the company’s association with the IPL as its Official Partner Mobile Phone and the title sponsor for “IPL Nights” with MTV will prove to be a mutually beneficial partnership. Through Karbonn’s IPL Nights we will deliver on our promise of extending the IPL franchise beyond cricket, with the introduction of a unique proposition to create an unprecedented genre of cricketainment.”

Karbonn Mobiles is a joint venture between Delhi-based Jaina Group and Bangalore-based UTL Group. Sudhir Hasija, Chairman, Karbonn Mobiles commented, “Karbonn Mobiles is extremely proud to be associated as an Official Partner Mobile Phone of the IPL and a Title Sponsor for the IPL Nights – after parties. We believe this partnership shares many common ideals, including those of continual innovation to introduce new and innovative products to a broad consumer audience. Cricket is a religion in our country and is perhaps the most deep rooted sport in the Indian psyche, and hence, associating with the world’s hottest sports league was an easy decision.”

Pradeep Jain, Managing Director, Karbonn Mobiles, said, “Karbonn Mobiles is extremely proud to be associated with the IPL. Our partnership with IPL is one of the largest sponsorship deals signed by an Indian mobile phone brand. We feel that it’s a great platform to capitalize on the mass visibility and through this association we aim to leverage the Karbonn Mobiles brand. Going forward as a brand we will explore more such brand properties to further strengthen the brand.”

Catch the Pink – Karbonn Breast Cancer Initiative: Karbonn Mobiles will also donate Rs. 25,000 per match to the Indian Cancer Society Delhi as part of a special initiative. Three IPL fans will be randomly selected from amongst the crowd in the stadium on match day to come onto the field during the mid-innings break and will get the opportunity to test their catching skills with the MCC’s pink balls. For each catch, Karbonn Mobiles will donate the sum of Rs. 25,000 to the Indian Cancer Society Delhi.

Karbonn Mobiles has earmarked an investment of Rs. 200 crores for the current fiscal for product development, marketing & sales operations in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal while it aims to foray into new and emerging markets of Middle East and Africa within the first quarter of 2010 – 11 financial year. This is one of the largest investments by any indigenous entity in India within the span of a year of operations in the mobile phones segment. The company is aiming to double its revenues in excess of Rs. 2400 crore from its operations in the current financial year.

1010data Secures $35 Million Equity Investment from Norwest Venture Partners

Funding Validates Innovative SaaS Approach to Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence

1010data, providers of data warehouse and business intelligence products and services, today announced a $35 million minority equity investment from Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), a leading global venture capital firm. 1010data’s “transparent database” approach represents a paradigm shift for the industry that helps business users make critical decisions by closing the gap between users and their data. The company’s namesake service eliminates upfront design and development cycles, data marts, OLAP cubes, indexing and key-field definition, and allows the most granular or even raw data to be stored and accessed by users via a Web browser.

“The capital from NVP will enable us to put added momentum behind our marketing and sales goals for 2010”
“We believe that 1010data is transforming the data analytics market, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to make this investment in the company,” said Jon Kossow, Partner, Norwest Venture Partners. “1010data has an experienced team and offers a truly disruptive solution. We are proud to be associated with the company, and look forward to great things in 2010 and beyond.”

For over a decade, 1010data has provided analytics, business intelligence and data publishing/warehouse services to companies in the financial services, retail, consumer packaged goods, and pharmaceutical sectors. 1010data works with leading companies such as: Bank of America, Dollar General, Equifax, GameStop, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, NYSE Euronext, and Procter & Gamble.

The company was founded in 2000 by pioneers of large-scale data systems on Wall Street. Drawing on that experience and new technologies, 1010data developed an Internet/intranet-based service and the underlying software that makes it easy to acquire, organize, manage, and analyze large volumes of complex, interrelated data.

1010data’s database management system differs significantly from others on the market in that it is architected to handle very large databases at a fraction of the cost, with much higher performance, and without the extensive upfront investment in time and effort of competing products.

“The capital from NVP will enable us to put added momentum behind our marketing and sales goals for 2010,” said Joel Kaplan, President, CEO and Co-Founder of 1010data. “NVP also brings a great deal of experience and marketing intelligence to the table, and we appreciate their confidence and support.”

The transaction closed March 4, 2010. With this commitment, Jon Kossow of NVP, will join 1010data’s board of directors.

Bangladesh Railway and Grameenphone Launch Electronic Ticketing Service

Bangladesh Railway has initiated an innovative service to allow its commuters to reserve train tickets 10 days in advance over their mobile phone through the Grameenphone’s “Mobitaka” service.

‘Mobitaka’ Ticketing service was formally announced by the Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the ‘Digital Innovation Fair 2010’ when shed purchased an electronic ticket for herself from the Railway stall. The PM expressed her satisfaction at such innovative service to reduce hassles from the life of the common people and asked everyone to bring convenience and better service by harnessing appropriate technology.
The electronic ticketing service was launched by Grameenphone with data support from Bangladesh Railway and CNS, the authorized ticketing partner of the Bangladesh Railway. Using the “Mobitaka” service, a commuter can, for the first time in Bangladesh, purchase electronic railway tickets at anytime and from anywhere from his mobile phone and avoid the hassle of traveling to the station during working hours or standing in queue for long periods. Additionally it is expected that the service will also curtail the malpractices associated with acquiring train tickets.
Initially the electronic ticketing service will be offered for all the Intercity trains starting from Dhaka Kamlapur, Dhaka Airport and Chittagong stations, and gradually all other intercity trains will be incorporated under this service.
To buy a digital train ticket through the ‘Mobitaka’ ticketing service a person will access a menu from his mobile phone and input the required traveling information. After providing input, the customer can either ‘book’ the tickets for a stipulated time period or purchase the ticket instantly, subject to seat availability. A digital train ticket number will be sent to his mobile which can be used to obtain a paper-based ticket from the train station at the time of travel. A customer will pay a service fee of BDT 20 per seat for availing an electronic ticket though this service.
It is expected that this new electronic train ticketing service will pave the way for more new and innovative digital services for the people of Bangladesh and usher in an era of easy financial solution services through “Mobitaka.”
For details on the electronic ticketing service, interested people can call 1200 from their Grameenphone mobile or dial 01713234567 from any other number.

Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Limited races on with ‘Tata Photon+’ in Pune

– Mobile Broadband Service

Attractively priced at just Rs.2299/-
Speeds up to 20 times faster than the current wireless mobile technologies
Enriches experience of wireless access across business and infotainment sectors
Product range catering to both retail consumers and business segments

After the successful launch of Tata Photon+ in Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Kolhapur and Goa, Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Limited (TTML) today launched the Tata Photon+, the new wireless solution that enables mobile broadband service, in Pune. The Tata Photon+ service will be accessible via both USB Modems and Routers, catering to consumer and business segments.
The Tata Photon+ mobile broadband service is 20 times faster than the existing mobile wireless technology, and is offered on the congestion–free Tata Indicom network (as reported by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), also rated as the best wireless network in independent surveys conducted by TRAI.

The Tata Photon+ internet access service allows customers to be always-on, and provides faster access to e-mail, large file transfers, large presentations and superior experience of audio and video streaming. It is compatible with both laptops and desktop PCs. The service is being launched with attractive tariff plans.

“With the rise of internet penetration in India, the awareness of and demand for wireless internet connectivity is increasing rapidly; and with computer and laptop sales showing exponential growth in the business and retail segments, there is a huge demand for mobile broadband service and applications enabled by high-speed connectivity. Tata Photon+ is ideally suited to meet these requirements. As market leaders in the wireless data connectivity space with our pioneering Plug2Surf products, we understand the data needs of our customers, and with Tata Photon+, we are confident of satisfying the challenging data communication requirements of our customers and continue to provide them with an edge in service experience. It also gives us immense pleasure in introducing Tata Photon TV to Pune customers,” said Raja Srinivas, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Special Projects, Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Limited.

Tata Photon+, the new, hip and portable, plug and play device offers convenience, portability and super fast downloading capabilities. Internet access on Tata Photon+ devices is available in India on the Tata Indicom CDMA 1x network.

Tata Photon+ subscribers can also watch live television on their laptops while on the move and also on their personal computers while at home and at office, via the Photon TV application. An industry-first service built on the country’s fastest mobile broadband service – Tata Photon+.

We Are Pleased to Announce That Its Flagship Application Mundu Im Is Now Available Natively on The Apple Iphone Os Platform,for Devices That Include The Iphone,Ipod Touch And Ipad

This Marks the formal adoption of the native iphone Platform by Geodesic and is the Advance guard for a number of other applications that will be released on this platform.On The day of the Iphone launch in june 2007.Geodesic had released Mundu Im as a web based application for Iphone Os devices at http://iphone.mundu.com, making it the first Iphone Im application available.

This release-Mundu Im Ose (Open Standards Edition)- is available free of charge,and is immediately available for download from the Apple ITunes Appstore at http://itunes.apple.com/in/app/mundu-im-ose/id360086967?mt=8

ItzCash Card to Facilitate Online College Applications

Tie-up with Admissionhelp to provide easy and convenient option to apply for colleges online

ItzCash card, India’s only “Multi Purpose Pre paid Cash Card”, has tied-up with Admissionhelp to facilitate online filling of college applications.

Students who earlier had to stand in long queues for admission purposes can now simply log onto Admissionhelp.com, an online platform where a student can apply to courses at Under Graduate & Post Graduate levels at various universities & college.

According to Mr. Naveen Surya, Managing Director, ItzCash Card Ltd, “With our tie-up with Admissionhelp we are trying to make the process of applying for colleges an easy, convenient and hassle-free option for students. The youth today is extremely internet-savvy. Students can now get rid of the chaotic and stressful process of college applications by simply applying online. ”

Some of the leading colleges that one can apply to are Shri Ram College of CommerceHindu College Sri Venketeshwara College ,Hansraj College, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University amongst others.

In Delhi, ItzCash has more than 800 franchisees where the students can also avail of other services like instant mobile recharge, movie tickets etc.

The entire process of applying for your choice of institute with ItzCash is quite simple. One just has to log on tohttp://www.admissionhelp.com/ and fill in the necessary personal details like name, date-of-birth, address, etc. Choose the relevant institute and you will reach the institute’s micro-site. At the micro-site choose a course for which you wish to apply at the institute. Select the application forms you wish to make payment for by checking the checkbox against all or few of the application(s) filled. Choose the mode of payment as ItzCash and then enter card account no. (12 digits) and password (4 digits) and make payment. Once the payment is captured, an E-mail & SMS will be sent to you with the Acknowledgment Slip details.

Bollywood Stars Embrace Emerging Mobile Social Media by Adopting ‘Bubbly’

Bollywood is bubbling with excitement over India’s hottest new social networking service. Bubbly, a new mobile service that lets people record and send audio messages to the phones of their followers, is now connecting Bollywood’s brightest stars including Kareena Kapoor and Aamir Khan with their legions of fans.

Bollywood is bubbling with excitement over India’s hottest new social networking service. Bubbly, a new mobile service that lets people record and send audio messages to the phones of their followers, is now connecting Bollywood’s brightest stars including Kareena Kapoor and Aamir Khan with their legions of fans.

As the Hindi film industry grows, reaching a global audience with an increasing influence throughout the world, Bollywood celebrities are tapping emerging technologies and social media like never before. With Bubbly, stars are expanding their reach and connecting with their fan-base by simply recording audio updates directly into their phones.

“Bubbly helps fans stay connected to their favorite Bollywood celebrities all over the world,” explains Tom Clayton, CEO of Bubble Motion, the company behind Bubbly. “Sonu Nigam’s followers were greeted with a ‘Happy Holi’ message that was sent by Nigam from Amsterdam. Fans love the personal feeling of hearing their idols’ actual voice on their own phone. And celebrities love Bubbly as a very simple and personal way for them to stay close with their fans.”

Millions of bubbles already

In just two weeks following its launch, Bubbly has gained over 500,000 users in India alone. The service, configured like a voice-based Twitter, makes it easy for users to anonymously follow anyone they choose including friends, family, religious leaders, celebrities, or any other bubbler. Bubbly’s advanced features enable celebrity bubblers to maintain their privacy by masking the celebrity’s actual phone number from their followers. When new bubble messages are received, a text message alerts followers with a link to easily listen in at any time.

Bubbly is deployed through partnerships with mobile operators, ensuring easy recording, storage and retrieval of voice messages, instant distribution of SMS notifications, and hassle-free billing. Bubbly is an extension of Bubble Motion’s BubbleTalk™ service, which has already delivered over one billion voice-based bubble messages worldwide.

The service is currently rolling out with the largest mobile operators in India and several other major operators throughout Asia, with plans to expand into Europe and the Middle East this year.

To learn more about Bubbly, visit www.bubblemotion.com/products-bubbly.html

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