#nwplyng Shuts Down. Founder Shares It All "Fell In Love With The Solution, And Not The Problem"

Fell in love with the solution, and not the problem: I had this idea for a Foursquare for Music app in October’11, and since then I’ve always been too attached to the idea; so much so that I convinced myself that sharing music is a product in itself & not just a feature. Classic rookie 1st startup blunder!

bigMobilityConf speakers

The bigMobilityConf is focused on delivering actionable insights and P2P learning by the real DOERs in India’s app ecosystem.

HackerRankX

NextBigWhat is happy to announce that we have teamed up with HackerRank to offer HackerRank’s hiring platform to startups who have received under USD 3 million in funding or are earning under USD 1 million in revenue.

Blinders For Entrepreneurs

So you are working on your startup for the last 6 months and suddenly you notice that your compeition has announced a massive round of funding (from a top notch VC firm)! Cuts like a Knife? Feels like a punch…

271 Million Domain Names Made the Internet in 2013

There were 271 Million domain names registered in 2013 globally. The growth in domain name registration has risen 7.3% year on year says Verisign.

Social Media Analytics Startup Frrole Secures $245K Funding

Social media analytics startup Frrole has raised $245K in funding from angels and entities in India and the US.

Gaurav Kachru is Now CEO of Bagittoday; To Continue Part-Time at 5ideas

5ideas’ co-founder Gaurav Kachru took over as CEO of India Today’s e-commerce venture, Bagittoday. We spoke to him about the plans for both the companies.

CommonFloor Acquires Student Accommodation Site Flat.to

Realty portal CommonFloor has acquired student accommodation portal, Flat.to, in a deal that includes both cash and stock components.

Sigh! High Hopes for Air India’s In-Flight Wi-Fi Dashed

Air India’s plans to have Wi-Fi aboard its aircraft will not take off. An existent DGCA rule does not allow aircraft, Indian or foreign, to provide Wi-Fi.