Netizen Toddlers – How Does That Sound?

Two years back when I saw my 9 years old neighbor chatting away on MSN, I was shocked. She also had a profile on Orkut! I didn’t know whether to complaint to her mother or just sigh and think that technology has grown seemingly. I had no clue whether about computers. Well that was then, now, my neighbor has quit using Orkut and is highly active now on Facebook and wondering what’s Twitter! It no...
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Event Update: Emprise 09 & 3G and BWA: The Next Frontier

Two more events are happening this coming week. One in mumbai and one in New delhi. Check them out below: 3G and Broadband Wireless Access: The Next Frontier – 19th January – New Delhi – BDA and FICCI will launch the joint report “3G and BWA: The Next Frontier” followed by an interactive panel discussion organized by FICCI on “Demystifying 3G and BWA: Future Strategies &...
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Funding Update: Intel Capital Pours In 23 Million $ In 3 Startups

Yes there is a melt down, yes its a challenging time,  but if you have a great product or a service and a strong business model there is nothing that will stop a VC from investing in your company. Intel Capital certainly believes in that. On their tenth anniversary (This year marks ten years of Intel Capital investments in India) Intel is investing US$23 Million in three Indian Companies – One97...
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Interview With Mr. Pratapa Bernard From OnMobile On Their Developer Network

OnMobile, India’s leading Mobile Value Added Services(VAS) player recently announced launching of their own Developer Network. Everyone agrees its great news for entrepreneurs / content creators, as it will give them an opportunity to reach out to ONMobile’s market easily. WATBlog decided to approach OnMobile and get complete details about their Developer Network. Mr. Pratapa Bernard, Head...
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VCs Are Still Pouring Money: Sequoia And Clearstone Unfold Their Future Plans For India

Recently Mrs. Cannings, Director of Global Research for Dow Jones VentureSource in its Quarterly India Venture Capital Report mentioned that, “While the size of venture deals in the U.S., Europe and even China continues to climb, venture capitalists have shown some restraint in terms of investments in India, due largely to the risk still associated with this emerging region…” However we have...
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Funding Update: MIH, investment arm of Naspers, has invested $10 million in BuzzCity

BuzzCity, which is a Singapore based mobile content and services company, and owns myGamma, a mobile social network, received $10 million from MIH. MIH is an investment arm of the South African media conglomerate Naspers and had earlier invested in popular social networking site – Ibibo and ACL wireless in India. Dr. Lai Kok Fung, CEO, Buzz City, in company’s official Blog writes, (Referring...
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VC Funding Up By 120% in India – Advertising Segment Shines

There is no dearth of funding in India and that can be clearly seen in the second quarter of 2008. According to the Quarterly India Venture Capital Report released yesterday by Dow Jones VentureSource, advertising start-ups have received maximum funding – $89 million-nearly 37% of the region’s quarterly investment total-went to five advertising/marketing companies, more than any other sector. The...
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EVENT UPDATE: Mobile Monday, Mumbai – VAS Players Unhappy on Consultation Paper Released by TRAI – Ask for ‘Level Playing Field’!

The August event of Mobile Monday Mumbai was held yesterday to discuss the consultation paper released by The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on mobile value added services (VAS) recently. WATBlog was at the event to see what the esteemed panelists had to say about TRAI’s recommendation on regulating and licensing mobile value added services and other services to be provided via...
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Tips & Tricks to Impress the Potential Investor of Your StartUp

It’s no secret that India is speedily becoming a start-up hub. The average age of a founder is 37 while the youngest entrepreneur is 26! India is on the hot circuit since 2006 and there is no slowing down. The start-ups naturally attract the investors and there has been no dearth in the industry for it. However, finding a investor, that too a right one, is a daunting task.You should approach...
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Jivox Gives Traditional Advertisers Another Option To Increase AD SPEND Online – Closes $10.7 Million Series A Financing

   The Online space in India is booming and with all the money pouring in from the Silicon Valley, it’s just going to get bigger. Recently, Zenith Optimedia estimated the growth of ad spend to be 3600 crores by 2010 in India. It doesn’t seem far fetched when we have Jivox, a self servicing online video advertising platform which launched its services in India in March 2008, has received...
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