Yahoo To Launch Meme To Fight Down Twitter – Is There A War Plan?

It is sad that Yahoo, which is one of the earliest success stories on the Internet is fighting a slew of property shut downs lately. Yahoo had been an early mover in so many things that are sustaining the internet today. They launched email more than 12 years back and though they have sustained to be a leader today in this segment, other properties have not been so lucky. Geocities could have been...
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Fight The H1N1 Pandemic – In.com Launches Online Swine Flu Guide

With the World Health Organization estimating the swine flu to affect 2 billion people worldwide, and the Indian government estimating 33% of the population to get infected within our country, it is clear that what you see in the news today is only the beginning of a long journey.In.com, the portal from Network18 has recently launched a Swine Flu guide to serve as a reliable destination for panicky...
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@IAMAI 3rd Panel: How Seriously Should We Take Online Video Ads?

After the 1st session on standards and norms and 2nd session on performance vs branding the third session was centred around video adverising online and whether it needs to be taken seriously. Again most of the speakers came from a video advertising background and hence most of the session was pro video advertising. Would have enjoyed a contrary point of view on the panel. Nonetheless the panelist...
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“90% Of Acquisitions Destroy Value” – Sanjeev Bikhchandani – Naukri.com CEO Talks on Build Vs Invest/Acquire Models

Updated Again: Sanjeev sent me this reply on facebook post reading this article. After reading his reply I have to say Point Taken Sanjeev Read his reply below:   Sanjeev Bikhchandani’s response: “The way to measure value creation is what happens to the merged entity after 3 to 5 years and not the fact that acquisitions have happened recently. Would the two entities have been worth...
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Updated! – Exclusive: UTV Acquires ITNation!

(Updated) – I have been further informed by my sources that UTV would be doing this deal under the company UTV Interactive which was formed in 2000. Also that ITNation will be revamping current and also launching more websites. This deal officially may take a couple of months.   I have still not got any confirmation on this story from ITNation¬† and i tried calling them as well but their...
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IndiWo.com Launches Online Video Show on Womens Health

Indiwo.com the Indian woman centric portal launched by web 18 is getting innovative when it comes to creating and delivering content to its audience. Called the Holistic Health Show, Indiwo has roped in Health and Fitness guru Mickey Mehta to feature in an online video show.   In this online video show Mickey will talk about women’s health issues ranging from effectively dealing with stress...
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Web 18 acquires movie ticketing company Bigtree

Business Standard: If i were to mention one company thats gobbling up web companies (think acquisitions) like there is no tomorrow! There would be only one company that would come to mind. That is Web18. After cricketnext.com and compareindia.com its the turn of bigtree entertainment which owns movietell.co.in a an online movie ticket retailing wesite. Bigtree Entertainment is a comprehensive entertainment...
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