PlatformPlay Will Bring TechCrunch Events To India Later This Year

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Rammohan Sundaram of PlatformPlay has announced that his company will be bringing TechCrunch’s events to the country by the end of this year. These events are 2 day conferences which will feature entrepreneurs, VCs and other tech speakers in addition to hackathons. It is not immediately clear if these events will be branded as TechCrunch Disrupt or will carry on as separate properties.Rammohan...
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Facebook Reveals Its List Of Top 10 Games Of 2011; Cityville Is Not The Numero Uno

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There are trends and then there are TRENDS. When the concept of social gaming first surfaced, many dismissed it as a fad. When the ‘fad’ persisted experts commented that this is just a trend and will soon be replaced by another. Now this ‘trend’ has become a part of millions of people’s daily online activity. A recent comScore survey reported that “3 out of every 4 minutes spent on a social...
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Zuckerberg’s Big Announcement Of Facebook Timeline At f8 Conference

The Facebook Developer’s Conference concluded early this morning (23 September). Amidst all the hype and excitement Facebook took stage in the form of its various speakers, with the intention of blowing everyone away – Facebook quote about the conference from a few weeks back, “biggest announcements since the birth of the platform”. Did they succeed?Let’s say, if you were living in a lively...
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A Daily Deals Portal For Hyderabad

Hyderabad-based LRR Technologies, an online local business, has launched a daily-deals website called DealDrums.com. DealDrums will feature deals from businesses including restaurants, gaming parlors, car wash centers, beauty salons, yoga classes, gyms, cookery, Ayurvedic spas and more. The portal has limited its operations to Hyderabad for now.Group-buying is the buzzword in e-commerce space right...
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Facebook And Skype Bond To Grow Stonger? Google Bought Groupon Already?

The Tech world has no shortage of rumours just like Tinsel Town. Apart from the Wikileaked Cables, perhaps the biggest news in the last 24 hours are the rumours about the Facebook, Skype Integration and the speculation that Google may have already bought Groupon. Facebook And Skype’s bond grows stronger In September, we wrote that Facebook and Skype had come together to allow Facebook users to...
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Twitter Lacks ‘clear long term vision’? So What?!

A few hours ago, The Telegraph published a very interesting piece titled ‘Twitter lacks ‘clear long term vision’ admits new CEO‘. This was supposedly Dick Costolo’s first UK interview ever since he took over Twitter’s CEO from Evan Williams. Not surprising given Twitter is looking to expand its operations to the United Kingdom. Among other things, in the article, Costolo...
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Facebook Removes Gmail From Its Find Friends Feature

There is something cooking between Facebook and Google on the data reciprocity matter. Facebook has decided to remove Gmail from the list of third party email providers list. Last seen, there was an option of direct link downloads of contacts from Gmail. This is probably the social networking giant’s act after Google set a condition of data reciprocity. In an amendment to its Terms of Usage, Google...
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Would You Make Facebook Your Homepage?

A new Battlefront While the Facebook vs Google war is no secret, they certainly are finding out-of-the-obvious battlefronts. While the whole Contact Data battle is far from settled. Facebook is readying another offensive on the world’s largest search engine. Facebook has already taken from Google the crown of the most visited site. Has a runaway lead when it comes to display advertising. Launched...
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Is Google’s Next Phone The Samsung Nexus S?

Ok, this has been in the rumour mill for about 2 weeks now. The much awaited and once denied successor to Google’s NexusOne is finally showing some signs of existence. The device is expected to have a clean install of Gingerbread (Android 2.3). Which means that, like the Nexus One, it will receive all Android OS updates Over-The-Air(OTA). All other Android phones in the market have to wait for...
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AOL Buys Techcrunch – Will Indian Blogs Be Bought Ever?

The blue eyed boy of tech blogging scene the world over Techcrunch has sold its entire network of sites to AOL. The acquisition amount is unknown but rumors of all kinds peg it at upwards of 40 million $ (Techcrunch was supposedly valued at much more earlier). Now this acquisition has disappointed the tech enthusiast at large as AOL isn’t the most cutting edge company in the tech scene today.But...
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