Free Mobile Phone for Rural Families Below Poverty Line?

A commendable initiative by handset manufacturers – the Indian Cellular Association (ICA, represents handset manufacturers) has sought Rs 5,000 crore from the Universal Services Obligation (USO) fund to give free cellular phone and a connection to families under the below…

And We are 2 Years Old.. [Happy Birthday!]

Jan 31st – and we are two years old ! Woof!! I started NextBigWhat.com as an attempt to be of some help to tech startups..and it’s amazing that what started as a fun activity is now going full steam. Some…

Indian Penal Code and HTTP Code [Weekend Fun]

Created by same guys? Code HTTP IPC 204 No Content Destruction of evidence. 301 Moved Permanently Culpable homicide. 305 Use Proxy Abetment of suicide. 307 Temporary Redirect Attempt to murder. 402 Payment Required Assembling for dacoity. 410 Gone Stolen Property…

Laptops for $10 – Indian Government does it again

Few days back, Indian govt. announced $10 laptop, but realized the typo and immediately hiked the price to $100. The story is back again! Govt., in partnership with IIT M and IISC is again claiming to have developed a $10…

Telecom Roundup: Nokia: HCL Partnership, 3G Auction Updates

Nokia and HCL have announced a joint venture to to sell value added services (VAS) and entertainment content for mobile devices directly to consumers (for Nokia OVI launch). Nokia OVI has been delayed by almost a year and while Nokia…

GlamMedia acquires AdaptiveAds

Glam Media, a vertical content network has acquired AdaptiveAds, Mumbai based startup that serves display ad targeting and optimization to brand advertisers. AdaptiveAds brings audience targeting, ad optimization and brand engagement tracking to Glam Media’s brand ad platform. AdaptiveAds also…

Mobile VAS in India – Is Voice the Kinng?

My Presentation on Mobile VAS in India at MoMo Bangalore: VAS PPT View more presentations or upload your own. (tags: vas) The presentation was meant to throw up some perspective on numbers/strategy – so take a look and do share…

Jaxtr India Numbers shutdown (illegal usage)

Jaxtr launched it’s VoIP service in India, around 7 months back and the service has now been shutdown due to illegal usage. This is what Jaxtr mail reads as: —- We have been informed that the Indian Department of Telecommunication…

NVP Invests $4.2 million in Appnomic, Infrastructure Management Services Startup

Norwest Venture Parnters has announced an investment of $4.2 million in Appnomic, Bangalore based Infrastructure Management services startup. Appnomic’s patent-pending application management services platform provides mid to large size corporations with end-to-end analysis of the application load, response and infrastructure…