Yahoo to shut down Publisher Network Programme

Yahoo is shutting down its Publisher Network Programme, i.e. YPN by April 30th. Extract from an email I received from YPN team: ‘After conducting an extensive review of the Yahoo! Publisher Network beta program, we have decided to close the…

Indian Minister Predicts that all telecom calls will be free [Mayhem!]

Sachin Pilot, Minister of State for Telecommunications and Information Technology, has predicted that telephone calls and related charges in India could soon be free. the call rates are so cheap that a lot of telecom companies keep complaining how they…

Quikr Raises USD 6 Million Series C Funding Led by Norwest Venture Partners (NVP)

Quikr, India’s leading horizontal classifieds player, announced today the completion of a USD 6 million third round of funding in Quikr Mauritius (a holding company of Quikr India) led by new investor, Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), and returning investors, Omidyar…

Indian Cellphone Towers to Go Solar [Green Towers]!

All towers run on diesel, and if you look at the statistics, the switch will result in reduction of 5 million tons of CO2 emissions as well as a savings of $1.4 billion!

Supplemental Education Industry : Educomp enters the business

A decade or two back the word coaching or tuition was an option for the weak students, but now it is as much a norm for any student (esp. the aspirants of exams like IIT, AIEEE, PMT etc.), as say a senior school passing certificate. From board exams to school tuitions, IITs to medical, CAT to GMAT, there is demand for coaching classes at all education and income levels now.

2 Updates : Fortnightly Themes and Remainder News

Quick update from PluGGd.in team. Fortnightly Themes – We used to cover interesting topics as part of our fortnightly themes [right from free software to rural India etc] Now we are restarting the fortnightly theme and the topic for this…

Mumbai Angels Invests 2 Crores in Speakwell Academy

Mumbai Angels has announced its follow-on round of investment in Speakwell Academy.

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HTC Smart Launched in India at affordable price

Smartphones are being launched in India at affordable prices and now, HTC has launched its ‘Smart’ phone [in exclusive partnership with Airtel] just for Rs, 9,990/.

Browser is the new OS, Even for Mobile phones

With Ajax techniques we do write completely asynchronous applications which do not really rely on reliability of connection. Especially if you know your users are going to use flaky connection. We have also integrated offline working in all our applications to get around this issue more effectively

Google Shopping Tool

Google Launches Shopping Tool in India

Google has launched shopping tool that enables you to search for product information [like gadgets, washing machine, TV etc] online in a more structured fashion. the system scans millions of Indian Web pages and extracts product names, prices and images….