As a product startup, one’s success probability isn’t so high (in India), but what we all need to do is to keep iterating (fail fast) and be ready for the unwanted outcome, i.e. failure. As far as Lifeblob is concerned, I believe they had a great deal of learning – right from their first idea (of targeting US market) to launching a personalized gifting store in India.

Qualcomm has announced its annual business plan competition inviting technology startups to pitch their business plan. QPrize, Qualcomm’s annual business plan competition was started in 2009 and the last year winner was Capillary Technologies (which also presented at UnPluGGd). This…

BLYK comes to India with Aircel - Get Talktime To Recieve Ads/Surveys/Content

So after an announcement last year, Blyk has finally entered India in collaboration with Aircel. Blyk is a Finland based company that had launched in UK as a youth centric mobile operator (one had to be 16-24 to subscribe )…

HP Launches DreamScreen in India–The Interactive Device Made for India

Why is the PC penetration so low in India? Do people really need PC or a device that brings TV like family viewing and a PC like interactive content (from web)? HP India has unveiled DreamScreen, a tabletop product “developed…

Nokia has announced the launch of X2-01, the device for social networking and fast communications. It comes with a full QWERTY keypad and is aimed at those who can’t get enough of text messaging and status updates. This is bolstered…

Nokia has announced the launch of C2-01, an inexpensive 3G phone that comes with Nokia Messaging for email and instant messaging. Nokia C2-01 Specification S-40 OS, 109.8 x 46.9 x 15.3mm and weighs 89g Full QWERTY keyboard 46MB Internal memory…

Rebranding an existing brand for any reason is one of the toughest thing a business goes through. Airtel recently spent obscene amount of money to rebrand itself with a different logo and tune. There was a huge uproar in the blogger community regarding this move. Various tweets were floating around about how AR Rehman has lost it, and how funny and stupid the logo looks. But all said and done there is a lesson of fine execution to be learnt from Airtel.

photo sharing

Bangalore based Printo, a digital printing service has acquired Lifeblob, a photo sharing service. Lifeblob started as a life timeline portal (exploration through pictures), and eventually found its mojo in photo sharing and printing (via store launch). The Bangalore based…

The only company that brings the best in Android (apart from Google) is Samsung and the company has decided to go ahead with Windows Phone 7 for 2011, ditching Android. Samsung will send a large scale force Windows Phone 7…

Why is the PC penetration so low in India? Do people really need PC or a service that sits between a PC and a TV? HP India has unveiled DreamScreen, a tabletop product (not necessarily a tablet) product “developed in…