Still Don’t Believe There Are Global Indian Startups? Somebody Else Does.

And Indians (VCs/startup babas) are still wondering where are the global Indian startups? Zendesk has acknowledged, but not the local ecosystem.

Funding Roundup: July Systems; Witty Parrot Secure Funding

Bangalore and California based July Systems has raised $2.1 mn of funding. WittyParrot a content delivery platform has raised $1 mn in seed funding.

BJP Manifesto Promises 100 Hi Tech Cities; Big Data School, Wi-Fi & More

Overall, the BJP shows a great understanding of how much technology can impact the country’s growth it can use technology for governance.

The Startups That Made it to TLabs Accelerator’s Batch 5

TLabs, the startup accelerator run by Times Internet has announced its 5th batch. The startups will be based out of TLabs Noida office for the next 4 months.

Paul Singh to Return as a VC; Plans to Raise $50 Mn for Funding.

Paul Singh, the former 500 Startups partner, has decided to get back into the startup funding scene through Ashburn based Crystal Tech Fund.

Facebook Acquires Whatsapp: 4 Numbers & 4 Tweets that are Lessons for a Lifetime

Earlier today, Facebook acquired messaging service Whatsapp for $19 bn in cash and stock. Whatsapp gets $4 bn in cash, $12 bn in Facebook shares and $3 bn in restricted stock units.

Prasar Bharti’s International Foray Must Be Born Online, Recommends Sam Pitroda Committee

The Sam Pitroda Committee on Prasar Bharti, has recommended that it must set up an international channel which will begin its run on new media like YouTube & Twitter, to rival the likes of the BBC & Al Jazeera.

Google+ is Popular Among Information Technology Professionals

Google+ might not have gained all the popularity it deserves, but a large sections of IT professionals and senior decision makers in companies seem to be on it.

Breaking: Freshdesk Raises $7 mn Funding from Accel Partners & Tiger Global

Chennai based online customer support and helpdesk solution company Freshdesk has raised nearly $7 mn from venture capital firm Accel Partners in a fresh round of funding.