Google Appears Interested in Square, May Cough Up $ 5 Billion

It seems Google has expressed interest in acquiring mobile based payment processing company Square.If a recent tweet by Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder one97 and PayTM is to be believed, search giant Google has stepped up its efforts to buy Square, “Right now Google M&A team is either in negotiation or preparing their counter offer for Square.” Google Changes Gears on Inorganic Expansion: By...
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One97 Communications To Enter Mobile Ad Market With Adworks

Mobile VAS product developer One97 Communications is about to enter the Mobile Advertisement segment with its newly developed product Adworks. Currently in Beta stage, Adworks will be first deployed on Android based devices before any other Mobile Operating Systems (OS). Mobile based advertising already has multiple well-established players like InMobi, VServ, among others. These have had varied levels...
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MobiVite Acquired By One97 To Ensure Further Growth & Service Augmentation

MobiVite, a Delhi-based company, has been acquired by One97 Communications. Owned by technology start-up Srishti TechNet, the company allows businesses and brand managers to create mobile websites and execute mobile web campaigns for Small & Medium Enterprises (SME).Though the monetary value changing hands has not been officially declared, Srishti will get royalties from One97 for revenues earned...
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Highorbit Career Pvt Ltd managed has secured seed funding from One97 Communications, India Venture Partners, and others.Though the amount is not disclosed, the funds will be utilized to enhance customer interaction team. The company is also reworking the engineering team to build tools to better connect recruiters & job-seekers. At present the team consists of 5 members, which the...
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Gmail Plugin GrexIT Receives Fund Infusion: Your Mailboxes Set To Get Smarter

Delhi based startup GrexIt, a collaborative email inbox add-on has managed to secure a second round of funding from One97 Communications. Though the exact quantum is unknown, going by pattern of Citrix’s accelerator program it could be anywhere between US$ 100,000 to US$ 400,000. Commenting on the usage of funds GrexIt’s co-founder Niraj Ranjan Rout said “We will primarily use the funding for...
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Vijay Shekhar Sharma Of One97 On Mobile Commerce And Monetization

WATSummit 2011 was a huge success with over 170 attendees and several tweets making us a trending topic on twitter on 14th January. Now we caught up with speakers at the event and asked them 3 key questions around their panel discussions. Here is our interaction with Vijay from One97. httpv:// Stay tuned for more videos
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Welcoming Vijay Shekhar Sharma – MD – One97 As Speaker @ WATSummit 2011

We are starting an interesting speaker profile series of all the speakers who shall be speaking on a panel at the WATSummit 2011. We shall be showcasing reasons on why you should meet them, who would they like to meet and also their view on our WATSummit theme i.e. “Digital Inflection Point”. So here goes the first of many speaker profiles.. Welcoming Vijay Shekhar Sharma – MD –...
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‘Smart Innovation In Challenging Times’ – Panel Discussion At Tiecon Delhi,2009

Smart Innovation was probably the best panel discussion that happened at TiEcon Delhi,2009. The panelists included: Mr. Deep Kalra, Founder & CEO, MakeMyTrip – Chair Mr. Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Managing Director, One97 Communications Prof Anil Gupta, President, SRISTI Mr. Rajeev Karwal, Founder, Director, Milagrow Business & Knowledge Solutions – TiE host Deep Kalra started off asking...
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“Rs. 3 For A Joke SMS Is Daylight Robbery!” – On Increasing VAS Adoption – Vijay Shekhar Sharma, MD – One 97 @ IAMAI Mobile Conference

The first panel discussion at the IAMAI conference on Mobile content and services was on Mobile Technology, the questions the panel tried to answer were: *  Will Technology be the driving factor for content and services in Future? * What would be the future technology to boost the data services? * How the technology could be used for efficiency in access of Services?Language is a barrier for VAS...