Neeraj Roy

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Name: Neeraj Roy
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Value-added service companies have been quick in adapting to changing telecom industry and consumer needs

In 1997, a company called One97 launched a service that looked novel then. It allowed Bharti Airtel's subscribers to know who gave them the call that they missed on their mobile phone.More than a decade and half later, providers of value-added services ... [Published Economic Times - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Budget 2014 Reactions: online service tax, E-commerce, startups online insurance, manufacturing,

Lots of reactions in, following the NDA government’s first budget, announced yesterday. A few positives, but one major dampener is the introduction of service tax on online and mobile advertising, which would significantly harm publishing and advertising ... [Published Media Nama - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Cheaper phones, Startup funds and more: How Budget 2014 impacts the tech industry

Advancement in technology is one of the pivotal factors that decide the growth of the country. The Modi sarkar presented its first Union Budget today and has certainly taken some key initiatives in the technology space. Here are some of the key highlights ... [Published Tech2 firstpost.com - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 2 reports

Service tax on online ads: Industry unhappy

Government’s decision to include digital and mobile advertising in the service tax gambit sparks mixed reactions, but an overwhelming majority feels that it is a retrograde step that may impact a fast-emerging mediumSohini Sen & Sarmistha Neogy | Mumbai ... [Published Best Media Info - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Online and mobile marketers unhappy with service tax hike

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in its election manifesto earlier this year had stated its commitment to make every Indian digitally empowered. In its maiden Budget, the government has tried to live up to this commitment by allocating Rs 500 crore for ... [Published Business Today India - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Online, mobile ads turn costlier

Keeping in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's thrust on digital media, the Budget for FY15 offers a slew of initiatives for the medium.While Finance Minister Arun Jaitley set aside Rs 500 crore for National Rural Internet and Technology Mission ... [Published Business Standard India - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 2 reports

Hungama raises $40M from Bessemer Venture Partners & others

Hungama Digital Media Entertainment  has raised $40 million in an investment led by Bessemer Venture Partners and participation from the existing investor Intel Capital, reports TechCircle .The company had earlier raised investment from Intel Capital ... [Published Media Nama - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 1 reports

Hungama raises $40M led by Bessemer Venture Partners

Mumbai-based Hungama Digital Media Entertainment, a mobile and digital entertainment company which provides mobile entertainment and value added services and also develops games, has raised $40 million (over Rs 230 crore) led by Bessemer Venture Partners, ... [Published VC Circle - Jul 04 2014]

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...the changes, metamorphosing intoa leading global aggregator, developer, publisher and distributor of Bollywood and South-Asian entertainment. "while the aspect of mobility has led to tremendous innovation, it's a fact that every industry and company has to reimagine the business" said Chief Executive Neeraj Roy
..."I find it bit of a contradiction," says Neeraj Roy, MD and CEO, Hungama Digital Media. "i don't understand what will be achieved by imposing service tax on an industry which generates spends of just $700 million in an industry that is worth $ 6.5 billion."

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Value-added service companies have been quick i... [Published Economic Times - Jul 26 2014]
Budget 2014 Reactions: online service tax, E-co... [Published Media Nama - Jul 11 2014]
Service tax on online ads: Industry unhappy [Published Best Media Info - Jul 11 2014]
Online and mobile marketers unhappy with servic... [Published Business Today India - Jul 10 2014]
Online, mobile ads turn costlier [Published Business Standard India - Jul 10 2014]
Online advertising taxed: A good move? [Published Indian Television - Jul 10 2014]
Cheaper phones, Startup funds and more: How Bud... [Published Tech2 firstpost.com - Jul 10 2014]
Hungama raises $40M from Bessemer Venture Partn... [Published Media Nama - Jul 07 2014]
Bessemer Venture Partners Leads Investment In H... [Published Deal Curry - Jul 07 2014]
Hungama raises $40M led by Bessemer Venture Par... [Published VC Circle - Jul 04 2014]
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