News Roundup: Telcos say Twitter cannot be blocked statewise, Snapdeal launches brand pages
Statewise Twitter blocking not feasible: Telcos
Citing technical problems, telecom operators have refused to adhere to an order of Home Ministry for blocking Twitter traffic from specific states including Gujarat, Kerala, Assam and UP in the backdrop of social media being used to fan communal trouble. The Department of Telecom was requested to consider technical feasibility of a request from the Home Ministry for monitoring Twitter traffic. Tata Communications, BSNL, Idea and Bharti have all said that it is not possible to block websites in such a manner. [via]
Snapdeal launches brand pages
Online marketplace Snapdeal.com, has launched Brand Stores through which sellers can set up their own page on the site to sell to 18 million subscribers it boasts of. Last week, Snapdeal’s competitor Tradus had launched a similar feature called Storefront.
Brands can sign up on www.SellonSnapdeal.com and will be guided through the process of opening their store. Some of the major brands that have already signed up for this feature including Micromax, W for Woman and Slazenger.
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Shopclues.com launches Sunday Fleamarket
Gurgaon based Shopclues.com has launched Sunday Flea Market, an online flea market which will be live only on Sundays and will sell products from sellers at “very low prices.” While, ShopClues.com allows merchants to sell any items on ShopClues.com, the Sunday Flea Market allows 3rd party sellers to list those items that are either in less quantity or in odd quantity but the seller is willing to sell them at an incredibly low prices, the company said in a statement.
The first Sunday Flea Market went live at ShopClues.com on Sunday 10th September at 11 am and most products were sold out in the first two hours.
Infibeam to sell posters online
Online shopping portal Infibeam.com, has launched, Poster store, which will sell a collection of posters in different categories like World Culture, Photography, Art, Movies, Music, Sports and Personality.
The company said in a statement that it will sell posters in maxi and mini sizes, door posters, even posters of Fine Art print. Infibeam plans to add more to its current collection over the next few days, the statement said. Shipping is free for posters across India.