Nokia launches real-time traffic updates in Mumbai and Delhi

Nokia launches real-time traffic updates in Mumbai and Delhi

Nokia has launched ‘traffic feature’, a real-time traffic update feature in Mumbai and Delhi, which will soon be available to all Nokia smartphone devices (including Windows devices). The service uses Navteq Traffic Pro application and is free for Nokia users…

What I learnt from hiring an awesome team

What I learnt from hiring an awesome team

Like any other entrepreneur, we had read about the difficulties of hiring for a startup. Till 6 months ago, that was yet another startup advice that we read and conveniently ignored. Around October of 2011 we realized that MySmartPrice was…

From Pluggd.in Forum: Funds for Women Entrepreneurs

From Pluggd.in Forum: Funds for Women Entrepreneurs

I am wondering how does retail store work with third party coupon service. How do they redeem these coupons and send a cut to coupon sites. Here I am talking about physical stores.

For example a coupon company “A” offers some discount coupons for a store “S” and these discounts are only available via coupon company. If a consume use this coupon at the store, how would coupon company know that this coupon has been used at a store. How would coupon company will get their share from retailer shop. Is it a manual process or most of the retail billing product support such model.

Understanding VAT (Value Added Tax) & CST (Central Sales Tax) in India [Whiteboard Friday]

Understanding VAT (Value Added Tax) & CST (Central Sales Tax) in India [Whiteboard Friday]

VAT is a multi-point tax on value addition which is collected at different stages of sale. VAT is applicable to intra-state sales. CST is same as VAT and is applicable for Inter-state sales only. In this episode of “eLagaan Whiteboad…

e2E RAIL raises $12 Million from VenturEast and Zephyr Peacock

e2E RAIL raises $12 Million from VenturEast and Zephyr Peacock

e2E RAIL, a rail services company focusing primarily on signalling, track and electrification sectors in India and overseas markets announced that it has closed a transaction for a Rs. 300 Million ($6 Million) investment from VenturEast Proactive Fund and Zephyr…

Scaling Up Your Growing Startup [5 Questions]

Scaling Up Your Growing Startup [5 Questions]

I’m a cofounder at a startup which has grown out of its “early/garage stage”, into a stage with 3 business units, and multiple teams (total employee strength at 45 currently). Over the last few months, I have been thinking a…

Smartphone Price slashed: Blackberry by 26%, HTC by 18%

Both RIM (makers of Blackberry) and HTC has slashed the prices of smartphones by a significant margin. Blackberry has slashed the price of handsets by upto 26% and the price of entry-level model, Curve 8520 has been slashed by over…

India Printer Copier and Multifunctional Product Market Declined 5.9 Percent In the Fourth Quarter Of 2011

The combined serial inkjet and page printer, copier and multifunction product (MFP) market in India totaled 641,274 units in the fourth quarter of 2011, a 5.9 percent decline compared to the fourth quarter of 2010, according to Gartner, Inc. HP…

Howrah Rajdhani Express to get WiFi connectivity, Pilot Project will cost INR 6.3 Crore

The government has announced a pilot project of providing Internet connectivity (WiFi) on trains. As part of the pilot project, Internet facility using Wi-Fi is being planned in three rakes of Howrah Rajdhani Express only, as a pilot project. It…

A feature that every India based online grocery site needs to implement

A feature that every India based online grocery site needs to implement

I have been trying out a lot of grocery sites and in general, we have profiled quite a few of online grocery services present across the country. But here is a peeve point that I have with pretty much all…