Koolkart: What went wrong? [Marketing turned out to be a blind spot]
By In Entrepreneurship

It can get tough for new entrepreneurs to manage expectations of family and build a business at the same time. It is important to be aware of these influences before starting a business. This has been an area of learning for us.

OyeChotu.com Delivers Authentic Indian Snacks to NRIs Worldwide
By In Indian Startups

Indians can be found in any corner of the world today, working, studying, or settled with families. No matter where in the world they are, they will always crave for […]

MyAdCorner helps you Advertise in Print Media, Online
By In Indian Startups

MyAdCorner provides you a platform to advertise in various newspapers across India. The print advertising industry is highly fragmented, and booking an offline ad, if you have experienced it, is a tedious process.

Online grocery store, Shopveg shuts shop due to lack of funds [Expectation mismatch with the accelerator?]
By In Indian Startups

To give you a quick recap of their journey so far, the startup was part of VentureNursery accelerator program and as per the founders of ShopVeg, the accelerator had committed to provide seed money but weeks after the pitch, the investor associated with the accelerator backed out.

Sweden based MouseStats Provides Eye-Tracking Heatmaps for your Website
By In Global Startups

With multi-billion dollar businesses relying entirely on the web, Web Analytics has become an important and useful subject. The measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of internet data can be used […]

AirJaldi Brings Internet to Difficult Terrains in Rural India
By In Technology

Urban India is constantly logged in–be it on their phones, tablets, laptops, or those huge machines called desktops. But for AirJaldi, all this was a rarity in the areas they first ventured into, though now their efforts have brought hundreds of rural communities online

MagiXcan Promises to Make Computers 10X Faster, or More
By In Indian Startups

Say we have a 100-core machine and have effectively achieved all the speed improvement we care for. Then this capacity for faster processing can be traded off against energy consumption. So instead of processing photos 100X faster on this 100-core machine, we could process them merely 10X faster, but at the same time using up only a tenth of the original power required – by lowering the clock frequency by the same factor.

CouchPotato.be Creates a Social Way to Discover Movies
By In Indian Startups

Movie reviews are generally biased. I do not read too many movie reviews before deciding to watch a movie or not, but used to glance through the late Nikhat Kazmi’s […]

Web Storage HTML5 API: Cookies are so 1994 [Tech Treats]
By In Technology

If there is one area where native apps definitely outrule web applications, it is persistent local storage. For native applications, the OS provisions for application-specific data like preferences or running […]

A Drilling Machine that does not need Electricity [Grassroot Innovation]
By In Technology

A remarkable aspect of Mr Shinde’s innovations is that all his machines utilize junk, scrap and waste materials, and thus are energy efficient, cost effective and can be used by many.

Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, et al Launch WebPlatform.org with W3C to help you build a better web
By In Technology

With W3C as the convenor, these behemoths will act as stewards for the project, helping to build a community and grow the site. These organizations will have individuals dedicated to the WebPlatform to keep the site up to date, monitor and edit user-generated content, and make sure the information is useful in an easy-to-find way.

Stockoy: A Social network for the Trading Community
By In Indian Startups

Last week we had argued that heavy noise on the popular social networks is giving way to niche social networks and platforms. While it was WriterBabu, a social networking platform […]

The Trouble With Taking an (online) Cab
By In India Online

The biggest concern now is that the quality of the experience is not consistent with time, which is one important factor in user-satisfaction. Teething problems are acceptable, but a degradation in performance over time would shoo away customers.

Accessing Third-Party API Resources via OAuth [Tech Treats]
By In Technology

The last post in this column provided an in-depth discussion on the changes mandated by the new specification of the Twitter API v1.1. Two of the major changes were a […]

WriterBabu: A Social Platform to Share your Creativity, Anonymously if you Like
By In Indian Startups

The network provides three levels of sharing for posts: public, friends, and anonymous. Anonymous posts are public too, but without your name. Apart from this, it has a designated Diary section, and diary posts can be open, shared with friends, or private.