Satyam Maytas Palindrome Syndrome

Now that Satyam-Maytas deal has entered the B-schools case study (corp governance), it’s interesting to look at the palindrome syndrome between the two companies: Palindrome: S A T Y A M | M A Y T A S The two…

Mahatma Gandhi’s work open to all [Copyright Expired]

Gandhiji’s work is now open to any publisher to republish without seeking permission or paying royalty to Navajivan Trust, the sole custodian of Gandhi’s writings and speeches. “According to section 22 of the Copyright Act, 1957, works of a person…

3G Auction Delayed

3G auction, slated for Jan 15th has now been delayed to Jan 30th (speculated) owing to the absence of foreign telecom operators in the pre-bid conference. “In view of the large number of requests from potential bidders, it is only fair…

Rediff goes Pakistan – Testing new UI as well? [False]

Rediff has launched it’s content portal in Pakistan – and is probably trying out the new interface as well (which Ajit talked about earlier). The Pakistani site runs on Joomla (can easily make out from the URL structure), interface is…

Three Technology Companies that Impressed us [2008 Recap]

There are companies and there are companies that run @ the speed of light. Apart from operational execution or technical greatness, they work in all dimensions of the business – be it forging partnerships or creating entry barriers -  these…

And now Ghajini gets into PC Games [3D]

FXLabs and Eros International have partnered to launch Ghajini – The Game, supposedly India’s First 3D PC Game based on a Bollywood Movie. The PC based game will be distributed via Eros’ network/distribution platform; and the duo is planning to…

SBI Website hacked, no data loss

SBI website, www.sbi.co.in was hacked on Dec 25th – though the site has been restored, the transaction features are not yet enabled and will take another few weeks to conduct transactions at the site. What’s interesting to note is that…

TimesofMoney Launches DirecPay, Payment Gateway Service

TimesofMoney has launched payment gateway service, DirecPay that enables merchants to enable ecommerce transaction on their site. DirecPay has partnered with banks for netbanking facility (withdrawal). TimesofMoney also has wallet365 , a consumer facing service,  but not sure how much…

Movie ticketing site, BookEazy shuts shop – Founders to focus on Lipikaar

BookEazy, Pune based online movie ticketing service has shut shop and the founders will now focus on Lipikaar, the language transliteration startup. ‘There has been a significant shift in the way Multiplexes view their customer-facing partners, starting with discomfort to…

Weekly Recap : Last week of 2008

Very slow week, as far as frequency of articles are considered – but the good news is that we witnessed an interesting discussion over few topics: Grapevine: TechTribe (Deadpooled?) founder to launch TenMarks? What’s Hot Myntra’s Privacy Hack [Your Invoice…