Indiatimes launches Local search on WAP and SMS (powered by OnYoMo)

Indiatimes has launched local search service in partnership with OnYoMo. The service can be accessed via Indiatimes’ wap site or by sending “ASK <query>” to 58888. This partnership is surely a great win for OnYoMo, as they will get a…

OnMobile launches OnMobile Developer Network

OnMobile has launched OnMobile Developer Network (ODN), a mobile application marketplace that attempts to connect developers, entrepreneurs, content creators, technology companies and carriers to build compeling VAS offerings. Ozone, OnMobile’s multi-modal platform enables a product to be delivered using voice,wap,sms…

What is a startup, by the way?

Image via Wikipedia Here is wikipedia’s definition: “A startup company or start-up is a company with a limited operating history. These companies, generally newly created, are in a phase of development and research for markets. They have an uncertain future,…

BigAdda claims 1.5mn user base – targets 4-5mn$ in a year

BigAdda claims to have 1.5 million users and is adding 15,000 users daily. The social network is targeting 4-5mn$ in a year and is  betting big on it’s mobile presence. “We are reaching out to 40 mn internet users in…

Sulekha expands local search to 20 Tier II cities

Sulekha has expanded it’s local search service to 20 tier 2 cities including Jalandhar, Kanpur, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Nagpur, Surat, Trichy, Trivandrum, Vadodara etc. Sulekha has an interesting challenge with it’s ‘search’ positioning – it is still perceived as a…

WiMax players can offer data and voice services

Surely a big deal for Indian Telecom Industry – DoT has now proposed to allow operators using wireless broadband technologies such as WiMax to offer both data and voice services. While the earlier announced guidelines had specified that spectrum for…

Events Roundup: OCC, Startup Lunch, MoMo Monsoon

Interesting upcoming tech events: MoMo Monsoon @ IIM Bangalore Saturday, August 30th @ IIM B. More details Startup Lunch Delhi on Saturday, 06th September 2008 Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Venue: Amity, Noida.[More] OCC Bangalore Sunday August 31, 2008…

Recession and What does it mean for Startups?

Recession is in and US slowdown is impacting the Indian industries/economy as well. These are tough times and as they say, ‘only the fittest survive’. So a startup, what are your top concerns with regards to recession? Is it fund…

Google Apps to power Sify mail, chat apps

Google Apps will now power Sify’s consumer apps like mail, chat etc – and will replace Sify’s web1.0 (or older?) applications If you are wondering why would Sify partner with Google, the question for Sify would have been very simple…

Google Launches Map Maker (Not for US Market?) : A Take on Wikimapia?

Google has launched Google Map Maker, a product built out of India office. Google Map Maker lets you: Add line features (roads, railways, rivers, flyovers, underpasses), region features and points of interest. Add features such as roads, parks, and buildings…