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Jana The Second Largest Mobile Advertising Platform in India Raised $57million Funding
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Jana The Second Largest Mobile Advertising Platform in India Raised $57million Funding

Many of you did not hear about this company but Jana (meaning “people” in Sanskrit) the only Facebook competitor in emerging markets regarding free Internet service raises $57million in Series C funding, led by new investor like Verizon Ventures, with participation from our existing investors, Spark Capital and Publicis Groupe. Jana mission is simple, yet ambitious: they want to make the Internet free for the next billion people. Jana known as mCent app launched in July 2014, more than 30 million users in 15 of the fastest-growing emerging markets have benefited from free, unrestricted Internet. Jana is the second largest mobile advertising platform in India next to Google and have partnered with 311 mobile operators around the world to expand their reach into new markets. Jana of...
Trai Set to Reject Differential Pricing For Data, Free Basics and Airtel Zero Services
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Trai Set to Reject Differential Pricing For Data, Free Basics and Airtel Zero Services

A big move taken by Trai (Telecom Regulator of India) is ready to reject differential pricing for data services. This move will end the debate on Facebook's Free Basics and Airtel Zero Services. Specially as a huge setback for Facebook, which has spend 300 crores on free basics support Advertisement. The order is also expected to bar free or subsidised data packages that offer access to only a select services, such as Facebook, Twitter or WhatsApp messenger. "These are discriminatory and are against the concept of digital democracy. We will not allow them," a source said to TOI.(Source)