TravelGuru sells majority stake to Expedia

The online travel industry is set for consolidation. 7 months back, desiya was acquired by TravelGuru (rumored value: $25mn) and now, TG, the online hotel aggergator has sold it’s majority stake to Expedia for $17mn (source). The deal values TravelGuru…

MAD-GK : Get CAT/GMAT questions on your Mobile

MAD-GK is a Mumbai based startup (from ex-Wipro employees) that is offering mobile learning content like CAT/CET/GMAT/GRE/SAT on your cell phone. MAD-GK has partnered with CareerLauncher and ZipCash for content and advertising respectively. The application is preloaded with 400 questions…

Your Company may start Snooping into your Emails – How do you feel?

Like it or not, your company may officially snoop into your email conversations and check if you are sharing confidential data to competitors. CCI (Competition Commission of India), has recommended that enterprises put in place a system of internal audit…

Reliance Entertainment strikes Bollywood and Hollywood deals

Reliance BIG Enteritanment is on a deal spree. After signing a Hollywood deal with production houses like Nicolas Cage’s Saturn Productions, Jim Carrey’s JC 23 Entertainment, George Clooney’s Smokehouse Productions, Chris Columbus’s 1492 Pictures, Tom Hanks’s Playtone Productions, Brad Pitt’s…

iPhone price in India

What’s the price of iPhone in India? While the initial frenzy of $199, i.e. Rs. 8,000/ has settled down, it’s time to look at the price component of iPhone in US. Update [March 26, 2010] : Price of iPhone 3GS in…

Branding 101 for Digital Brands

Image via Wikipedia In this post I shall talk about brands as I understand them and as they are applicable to digital brands. Please note that this list is still in beta and will evolve with time. Your feedback would…

Startup Financing Cycle

Picture is worth a thousand words and this one clearly depicts a typical startup financing cycle. Agree/Disagree? [via wikipedia]

Multieyevision Observer : Use your Mobile Phone as a Remote Monitoring Camera

If you wish to capture images from your mobile phone and live stream them (or do a remote monitoring), MultiEyeVision Observer seems like a fit product. MultiEyeVision Observer is a Mobile phone that is also capable of functioning as a…

Online Movie Rental Services : Seventymm and MovieMart to Expand

Online movie rental service market is going strong and both Seventymm and MovieMart.in are expanding their services to smaller cities in India. Seventymm 70,000 customers and plans to reach 4 million subscribers with revenues to the tune of Rs 1,500…

iPhone in India: Nokia Worried? Plans Internet Service in Low Cost Handsets

After Vodafone’s iPhone pre-registration, it’s Airtel’s turn. Now that both the operators have joined the iPhone hype, Nokia has all the reasons to get worried and secure it’s turf. Nokia’s market share in India is ~60% and much of that…