Entrepreneurs : Confidence+ Humility or Arrogance + Ignorance?

[Guest post by Sanjay Anandaram, entrepreneur-turned-investor. In this post, Sanjay discuses behavioral traits of entrepreneurs, especially arrogance combined with ignorance.] Everyone around the serial entrepreneur was telling him that they couldn’t see anything unique about the startup’s offering. Everyone was…

Rivals4Ever - Create Rivalry, Make Friends!

Rivals4Ever – Create Rivalry, Make Friends!

Ahmedabad based DigiCorp (owns PetPooja) has launched Rivals4Ever, a rivalry site which is geared towards creating rivalry among users based on certain topics. R4E starts with a topic with two rivals and users can choose to go with one of…

PC Sales in India: 20% growth, HP is the market leader, Laptop preferred over Desktop

PC Sales in India: 20% growth, HP is the market leader, Laptop preferred over Desktop

PC Sales in India has jumped 20% since last year and the sales figure currently stands at 6.5 million (5.4 million in 2006) Notebook PC sales surged to 1.8 million, from 980,000, as prices that fell below 20,000 rupees (500…

LimeExchange: Service Marketplace for SMEs and Service Providers

LimeExchange: Service Marketplace for SMEs and Service Providers

Lime Spot, the company that owns P2P service LimeWire has launched service marketplace in India, LimeExchange that enables SMEs to participate in global project outsourcing by requesting bids, awarding projects, and building relationships with service providers around the world The…

Hacking Google ChatBack widget

Last night, I enabled Google ChatBack and one of the readers, Raxit did an interesting hack. He took the source code, copied the ChatBack script/code and published that in his site. Result? It seems anybody can copy other’s widgets and…

LinkedIn Revamps Homepage, grabs Bill Gates too

LinkedIn Revamps Homepage, grabs Bill Gates too

LinkedIn has unveiled it’s new homepage and has also added customizable modules in the homepage. The current customization allows one to add “People Search”, “Job search”, and “Answers section” modules in the homepage, as well as edit/remove the default modules….

ClearTrip receives third round of funding

ClearTrip has received $18.5mn in the third round of funding led by DFJ ($10 mn) and the rest was led by Mahindra Group and all the four firms that had previously invested in Cleartrip. This brings the total investment in…

IndyaRocks launches online gaming community, chat feature

IndyaRocks (read our earlier interview with Kalyan Manyam) has launched online gaming community with more than 800 free casual games. The games are featured under various categories such as Action, Adventure, Sports, Racing, Word games, Indian, Puzzles and Strategy. The gaming section…

Google Talk ChatBack or MeeboMe?

Google Talk ChatBack or MeeboMe?

Google very recently launched Chatback widget that enables site visitors to chat with bloggers/website publishers. Once embedded in the site, the badge will allow your site visitors to chat with site publisher without signing into their Google account. Though this…

Popular Social Networking sites: No signs of FaceBook in India?

Popular Social Networking sites: No signs of FaceBook in India?

The map below shows popular social networking sites around the world and as we all know, Orkut rules our world (incidentally, Orkut is India’s youth icon too! :J) Valleywag too did a similar analysis (based on Alexa data for diff….