Telco Roundup: Etislat : Swan, Broadband Subscriber base : 4.73mn..and more

Etisalat buys 45% in Swan Tele for $900 m Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat) has bought 45% stake of Swan Telecom Private Ltd, one of the companies which had recently got the licence for offering mobile services. Etisalat will pay $900…

Obopay and Tagit team up for common mobile banking infrastructure

Obopay India (read our earlier interview with Aditya Menon, Exec Director of Obopay) has partnered with Tagit, provider of mobile interactive platform, to create a common mobile banking infrastructure for banks, telecom companies and other financial institutions. The partnership with…

YouTube for Interactive Storytelling

Hexolabs has launched an interesting interactive game on youtube that acts as PoC for ebranding/social media campaign by corporates. The game lets you interact with youtube videos and perform certain actions based on few conditions/clicks. Check out the video for…

Govt. sets up Rs.10 crore funds to promote entrepreneurship in Design

Surely a good news for designers out there – the govt. has announced that it will set up Rs 10 crore fund at NID’s National Design Business Incubator (NDBI) to promote entrepreneurship among young designers. Government has also agreed to…

Google Launches InQuotes : No ‘development’ quote from Lalu Yadav

Google Labs has launched InQuotes that allows you to find quotes from stories linked to from Google News. Think of it as a comparison engine with focus on what politicians/celebrities are saying with regards to a context: These quotations are…

Travel Industry roundup: ClearTrip launches Train Booking, France-based Sprice enters India

ClearTrip has launched train booking and is the first OTA to offer this service. The site is neatly done (of all the web players, it won’t be wrong to say that CT has the best UI) and what’s really commendable…

Demystifying Dual licensing with GPL

An interesting question came our way and we thought of sharing this with the larger group.  As a start-up most of them are on the look for free/open source alternatives before buying or building things. In the last few years,…

Times Group Launches Business Networking Portal, PeerPower

Times group has ‘soft’ launched it’s business networking product, PeerPower. PeerPower is targeted towards senior level

NEN explains the goofup..but is still a goofup

After our post regarding NEN using pluGGd.in name to nominate startups, Livemint interviewed NEN’s Laura Parkin regd. the goofups and here is an excerpt from the interview: LiveMint: What was the issue with source attribution to Pluggd.in while nominating a…

Pramati Launches WoM Social Widget – Tell-a-Friend

Pramati has launched Tell-A-Friend social widget, a free customizable widget that enables users to share content across IM, email or social  networks. What’s so unique about it? – now that we have ‘share this’/’add this’, and several other social widgets?…