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Indians are shopping online and as per eBay India’s latest numbers – eBay India is selling one product every minute. Hot selling products are not the most obvious ones – i.e. software/computer related etc, but it’s jewelery! It is jewelery … Continue Reading Online Shopping in India: eBay India sells one product a min
IIT M and IISC have partnered to build the world’s cheapest laptop – that will be priced at $10! $100 (see below for details) For the $100 laptop, research is being carried at IIT M/IISC: The laptop, when produced, will … Continue Reading India Developing World’s Cheapest ($100) Laptop
Web18’s cashcow, MoneyControl (receives about five million unique visitors a month and 300 million page views.) has revamped the user interface and has added a good doze of AJAX. The new UI is quite appealing and the registration process too … Continue Reading MoneyControl revamps UI : Takes Web2.0 Route
The Indian job market is suddenly booming with referral sites and the latest to join them is Zyoin, a portal from techunified consulting group. The portal lets you: Compare your salary with others Refer friends Ask questions (i.e. QnA module … Continue Reading Zyoin : Job Referral portal from TechUnified Consulting
BCCL(i.e. Bennett Coleman & Company Ltd. or Times of India group) has picked up stake in Naaptol, the social shopping comparison portal. As I mentioned in my earlier review, Naaptol’s major USP, apart from very neat UI is it’s affiliate … Continue Reading BCCL picks up stake in Naaptol
RBI has asked banks to put a temporary halt over mobile payments and stated that all the banks, which have already started their mobile payment services, will have to suspend them till the issuance of final guidelines. RBI has found … Continue Reading RBI puts a temporary halt on Mobile Payment Services
[Guest post by Raja Shekhar – he has some interesting suggestions/ideas to Indian Internet companies] For the past many years, I had some ideas regarding how to utilize e-mail service and offer various other services effectively. As I have weakness … Continue Reading Few Suggestions for Rediff, Sify, Indiatimes
Jeevansathi now allows you to chat with your prospective life partner on google talk with complete confidentiality. Without even revealing your google talk id, you will be able to send and receive chat requests to other jeevansathi members who are … Continue Reading Jeevansathi integrates with Google Talk : Innovation is where the money is?
Shaadi has partnered with Zee’s DTH service for “Shaadi Active’”, a subscription based service that will enable marriage prospects/their parents to search for eligible bride / groom of their choice – right from their tv screens.[source] Next in the Portal-DTH … Continue Reading Shaadi partners with dish tv: Marriages Made Via the Idiot Box! Talks of Grim Internet Penetration?
Great to see the Indian govt. waking up to the competition from private courier companies. The grand old Indian postal department has appointed O&M to devise a new logo and slogan, while McKinsey has been appointed to suggest revamp measures … Continue Reading Indian Post Office set for Brand Makeover, to sell advertising space
Eros has entered into exclusive 2 year partnership with Hungama Mobile for development, distribution and marketing of Eros’s music content for download on mobile phones. Hungama Mobile will distribute Eros’ content
[3 part series with 3 different perspectives(i.e. authors), delivered over the next 3 days] Ashish says that you “enable communities” and I think you “create” them. And since it’s a serious challenge to my understanding of social behavior, let me … Continue Reading Creating Communities vs Enabling Communities? Which one works?
Rupiz Infotech ( we covered the launch of PaisaWaisa, the personal finance manager) has launched an online gaming portal called Koffii. Apart from gaming, the portal allows users to chat among themselves – which in the co. opinion will increase … Continue Reading KoFFii – Online Gaming Portal
Blaupunkt has launched GPS device, Travelpilot for the Indian market. Blaupunkt has a similar offering in UK as well and the India device will be priced between 18K to 26K (source). Very recently MapMyIndia announced the launch of Navigator 2.0 … Continue Reading Blaupunkt launches GPS Device for Indian Market
Govt. may suspend Bharati Telemedia’s DTH license owing to FDI norm violation. the letter of suspension of Bharti’s DTH licence has been moved within the I&B ministry and Bharti Telemedia has to go to the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) … Continue Reading Telecom Roundup: Bharti might lose DTH License, BSNL to invest more in Rural Infra…and More