Fly cheap anywhere to anywhere on iXiGO

iXiGO launched anywhere to anywhere least price flight search tonight (and you hear it here first!!); by connecting all the smaller airports with their nearest regional hubs. All the other OTAs have had this feature for quite some time now,…

Mid-week recap of buzz in the Indian Internet/Mobile industry

Mid-week recap of buzz in the Indian Internet/Mobile industry

Here is a quick recap of interesting stories in the last 3 days: Music CD sales are going down, and in order to fight piracy, music companies are willing to allow in-store downloads (packaging of music in a CD doesn’t…

Interview with Akshat, Founder of ActiveMobs

Interview with Akshat, Founder of ActiveMobs

There are certain things a startup can do, while biggies cannot. Few biggies tried implementing the SMS-based group messaging system, but most of them met with failure. On the other hand, ActiveMobs, a Bangalore based group messaging product has garnered…

Paahijen - write in english, convert in local language and share in your blog/email..

Paahijen – write in english, convert in local language and share in your blog/email..

According to a recent study by online research and advisory firm JuxtConsult, only around 41 per cent of India’s 30 million Internet users prefer to browse online in English as compared to 59% last year. The study also reveals that…

Should startups worry about trademarks issues? -Interview with M. Pavan of WhiteMoney

Do startups need to worry about trademarks? copyrights? Well, while building the brand must be on top of your ToDo list, it’s

Bangaloreans - get movie info on your mobile (mvies.in enters Bangalore)

Bangaloreans – get movie info on your mobile (mvies.in enters Bangalore)

I introduced mVies.in to readers of this site and I am glad to announce that mVies.in has launched it’s Bangalore edition (you hear it here first!). “mobiSolv, the company behind http://mvies.in mobile application today announced the availability of their application…

What do VCs look for in a startup? Technology? Passion? Team? Attitude?

I spoke to few VCs after their interaction with startups@ Proto, and here are a couple of candid feedbacks/observations I heard from VCs: VCs are looking for complimentary skills in the startup team – it’s great to have hard core…

Burrp! makes it big – among the top 30 non-US web2.0 companies

I have always loved Burrp! for it’s organic feature growth – started with one product, built a community and then expanded into other segments (listen to my podcast with Deap Ubhi to know their future plans) And I am glad…

Indian Startups – Roundup of new launches – WebVastra and Coveman.

We keep introducing new startups to readers of NextBigWhat.com and here is the next installment. Unlike the regular startups, the startups discussed here are started by a bunch of students. WebVastra: Started by 5 students from IIT Kharagpur, WebVastra is…

GeoBeats embeds maps and travel info in it's travel video player

GeoBeats embeds maps and travel info in it’s travel video player

GeoBeats (read our review) has added a sleek feature to it’s travel player – the ability to access maps and obtain travel information about points of interest within the player itself! The beauty of this player is that you can…