Of Indian Startups in 2007 and good times ahead!

2007 was a spectacular year for Indian Startups – we witnessed a rise in startup ecosystem – right from forums like barcamps to focused events like Proto/Nasscom’s product conclave, to VCs reaching out to startups (and vice versa) etc. While…

SadakMap : spot your favourite dosa joint on your city map

SadakMap is a 2-month old startup that relies on user generated content (UGC) to put relevant local listings on the site. As per Unmesh, founder of SadakMap: “SadakMap has developed a platform that allows users to build out quality local…

MetroMela : city based listing service

MetroMela is a city based listing service and is currently available in Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Mysore, Vizag and Cochin. What’s different about MetroMela? The city-based service space is already crowded with too many players and MetroMela is attempting to…

TRAI’s report on Indian Telecom Industry and the dismal broadband penetration in India

TRAI released the 2007 telecom report and here are a few key findings: The total number of telephone subscribers has reached 241.02 million The overall teledensity has increased to 21.20% in August 2007 The total wireless subscribers (GSM, CDMA &…

Startups- Wanna tell the time or build a clock? Interview with founders, Toufee

While reviewing Toufee, I almost fell in love with the product and must say that I have been giving my creative cells a try (I know it’s hard!). While I still try to figure out what kind of flash movies…

Another one bites the dust – startup leaves Bangalore for Silicon Valley

Bangalore’s rising salary levels gets it’s first victim – Riya, an image search engine [ later acquired a new avatar called Like] If you have been a regular reader of pluGGd.in, you might have noticed that one of the standard…

The new new startup mantra in India

Who should startup? An experienced professional [been there, done that, now wanna do it my way!], or a rookie [fresh perspective, lotsa energy but no experience!]? Well, I am not getting into this debate. One can always quote success/failure stories…

Reliance’s BIG plans

..as is evident from the domains they have booked! BigAdda: the social networking site BigFlicks: DVD Rental site. Reliance’s first step will be to look at the DVD and VCD rental business, for which they are exploring the possibility of…

Trendy folks :: watch your muvs

mymuv is a trend tracking site which essentially tracks the changing trends and tastes. So for e.g. if you wanna know what’s in vogue [e.g. Nike or Adidas? Nokia or Sony?], hit mymuv! How does it work? mymuv lets you…