Recap 2009 – Local Search & Classifieds Space

This year we asked you the question, whether Indian search engines could ever tackle the Google threat? Statistically speaking the local search engines have hardly given Google a fight this year. And that’s pretty inevitable until we realize what the core business model of each of the various engines is. Search  alone as an activity is not confined to the online space in India. Hence, while...
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Recap 2009 – Facebook vs Twitter

2009 – Was it a Facebook’s or was it Twitter’s year of grace? Every single morning when you log into your laptop and all you can read on the WATblog’s and Techcrunch’s of the world is some or the other thing about Twitter or Facebook, isn’t that enough to dedicate a whole section to the round up 2009 to these two social networking giants?! Social media was the...
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Recap 2009: Online Travel

The year started with some bad news for OTA’s as the economy was still reeling under the pressure of recession and 26/11 shock of 2008. We interviewed Deep Kalra of Makemytrip early this year on his views about the recession driven economy. OTA’s started bolstering non air revenue streams like bus travel as well as train travel and also started looking at ad revenue and alternative payments...
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Recap 2009: Online Matrimony Portals

The year 2009 wasn’t that great for Matrimony portals as well but that still didn’t deter them from starting the year with a bang. So while bharatmatrimony launched video section called Bharatmatrimony.tv, Shaadi on the other hand took matrimony to TV itself with a tie up announcement with Star Plus.Bharatmatrimony also went on a tie up spree early in the year by tying up with Idea cellular...
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Recap 2009 – A New Series for The Rest Of 2009

Last year we had the Recap 2008 series which was appreciated by our readers and so this year we are launching the Recap 2009 series. Here is what is instore:# Recap 2009: Online Ad Networks In India # Recap 2009: Social Networking In India # Recap 2009: Online & Mobile Gaming # Recap 2009: Local Search Space # Recap 2009: Online Travel # Recap 2009: Online Property & Cars Space # Recap 2009:...
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