Yahoo Closes Another One – MyBlogLog

We knew this was coming, back in December when a leaked screenshot from Yahoo! listed sites like Delicious and MyBlogLog in the ‘sunset’ column. It hasn’t been a particularly good week from them in terms of tech coverage either. A 37signals post on ‘What Happens After Yahoo Acquires You‘ received plenty of attention. Of course, Yahoo isn’t the only big company that...
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eBay India Forays Into mCommerce

eBay India has just announced its move to mCommerce. m.ebay.in will connect users anytime, anywhere to eBay’s huge collection of deals and products. eBay India Mobile Web has been designed in a way that it can be accessed by any feature phone (GPRS / EDGE / 3G enabled) over the mobile web. The company believes that its mobile web version will redefine shopping and make it personal, convenient,...
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Vdopia Names Mimmie Ong As Sales Head – South East Asia

Vdopia, online and mobile video monetization company, announced the appointment of Mimmie Ong as its head of South East Asia sales. Mimmie Ong is a telecom industry veteran with 20 years of experience in the space. She comes to Vdopia from PA Sport Singapore, where she was the Regional Head for Sales. Mimmie Ong will be based in Singapore and will be responsible for expanding its customer base and...
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Reliance Entertainment Appoints Manish Agarwal As COO For Its Digital Business

Reliance Entertainment has just announced the appointment of Manish Agarwal as the Chief Operating Officer for its Digital businesses. Manish Agarwal has 14 years of experience and 6 of these were dedicated to the digital space with companies like Rediff, Microsoft and UTV New Media. Manish Agarwal will oversee the operations for Bigflix, Bigadda, Zapak Digital Entertainment Limited and Jump Games,...
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After BlackBerry, Others Could Come Under Security Scanner

The BlackBerry saga has been going on for about 3 years now. And even though the likes of Google, Skype and VPN providers have been named by the security establishment – it has mainly been a sideshow or a no-show. BlackBerry makes RIM has maintained that it should not be singled out, but so far it seemed like that was the case. The DoT/Home Ministry remained adamant about having access to the...
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Indian Youth Has Lowest Percentage Of Mobile Data Users : Nielsen

Yesterday Nielsen released part of its Mobile Youth Around The World report in a blog post. Nielsen studied patterns in 9 countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China, Vietnam, Germany, U.S., U.K., Spain and Italy. The report tries to establish phone preferences, purchase drivers, data usage etc. And tries to demonstrate how local factors, culture, economy etc have an influence on mobile usage. The...
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Airtel And Uninor Join The Cricket Bandwagon With Special Offers

Last week, when we wrote about the various offers/promotions from telcos for the Cricket World Cup, we noted there was nothing substantial from Airtel’s side. Just yesterday, they announced a set of Cricket related services for their subscribers that included SMS, MMS, Video Alerts, Talk2Me with cricketers and experts, games  and applications. They also announced an ‘Airtel Cricket Contest’...
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Nokia And Reliance Bring Operator Billing To India’s Ovi Store

Back in August, Reliance and Nokia announced a ‘multi faceted partnership‘ that included Nokia Ovi Life Tools, Nokia Ovi Music Unlimited, GPRS and Data Card offers for Reliance subscribers. Given Nokia’s push to partner with mobile operators for operator billing on the Ovi Store, a first deal in India was always on the cards – sooner or later. A page on Ovi Store Statistics...
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Facebook Chat Rolls Out To All Hotmail Users

In September 2010, when Microsoft announced a feature that would let Hotmail users chat with their Facebook friends from their hotmail accounts, it was restricted to 6 countries – US, UK, France, Brazil, Germany, and Russia. Yesterday, they announced that the feature would be available to all hotmail users worldwide. This means that the 250 million Facebook users who also use Hotmail can now...
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Apps Beat Web Browsing On Mobile Devices?

As long as I’ve been using the web on various mobile devices, I’ve always found my usage heavily biased towards using apps. Right from Windows Mobile 6.1 (yes, they do have apps) to iOS, it has been about various apps. Why? It’s just more convenient/faster. When you need the web on-the-go, its almost always for a very specific purpose, and thanks to the ‘wonderful’ gprs/edge...
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