CinnamonTeal launches DIY Platform..and more startup updates

Cinnamonteal (review), the print-on-demand startup has launched a DIY platform for individuals/institutions/publishers to publish books on their own. Using a 6-step process, users of the platform can upload their manuscripts, format their books and covers and visualise every aspect of…

The Underdog Advantage of Being a Startup

[Guest post by Sanjay Anandaram, entrepreneur-turned-investor. This is a very apt post on a dilemma each and every startup is facing these days – do share your opinion.] The young CEO of the young company showed me an email from…

Parentree – Online Community for Parents

If you are a parent, chances are that you are a regular visitor to IndiaParenting, the web1.0 survivor that doesn’t seem to believe in upgrading the site. I strongly believe that there is a need for a better networking tool…

SocialReader brings popular stories shared in Google Reader

Wondering what’s the most shared article on Google reader?  SocialReader brings you some perspective by reading the public stream of shared items/stories from Google Reader at friendfeed.com, there after processing,

Orkut adds Diwali theme after Diwali..fails to control spam..

As a social application, it’s imperative for a site to offer seasonal brownies and looks like Orkut had a process failure this time. While Google India promptly changed it’s logo to reflect the Diwali mood, Orkut team added the Diwali…

Matrimony Websites to touch 20mn subscribers in 2 years

Even though the Internet penetration in India stands at a dismal number (3%?), matrimony sites are emerging as one of the leading money making online businesses in India. As per a market research (called ‘A Web Partner for Life‘), the…

Upcoming Tech Events [November 2008]

Roundup of tech focused events happening in the month of Nov: TiE-ISB Connect 2008 [Nov 5- 8, Hyd] Broadband Tech India 2008 [Nov 21, Delhi] IBM and Cognos Developer Launch [Bangalore]

“There is lesser noise in the market now..” – iTrust Founders on Recession

Continuing with our series of articles on Economic Recession & Perspectives (from Startups/VCs & Industry Leaders), here is an interview with Dhruv Agarwala & Kartik Varma, founders of iTrust, a personal finance advisory firm (our review here). How are you…

India Inc set for layoffs

Now that Diwali is over,expect some crackers from the HR department! As per Assocham’s new report ‘Jobs scenario, post-Diwali’, India Inc. is likely to announce lay offs of nearly 25% – 30% of its workforce within the next 10 days…

BIG Music Partners with Fox and Disney

BIG Music, part of Reliance Entertainment after signing deals with Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros has partnered with Fox and Disney for its home video business. BIG Music & Home Entertainment is