The posterboy of the Web 1.0 era is back. After the successful buyout of hotmail, Sabeer worked on couple of things, which dint click well. He ran Arzoo and then he made InstaColl but nothing matches along with his hotmail success. Going thru the news read at agencyfaqs!, it seems he is now back with […]
Barcamp in Delhi
We are organizing the first ever Barcamp in this part of the world. BarCamp is an ad-hoc un-conference born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from attendees. Barcamps have become pretty popular lately and many have taken place […]
3GSM – skype+nokia?, IM push
Grapevine has it that skype will announce their nokia client here at 3GSM – free calls on 2.5G and beyond. Push from GSM Association to provide interoperable instant messaging – with sim based authentication and presence mgmt, besides low spam because caller pays. Makes me think – will the future PC be a mobile phone […]
3GSM – Mobile Innovation Forum Live!
Reporting live from 3GSM in Barcelona – amazing scale – 50000 delegates 5 Companies presented in first session of mobile innovation forum. 3 in mobile video, 1 in OTA updates, 1 in voicemail-to-sms. Liked Mobitv – all the video guys seem to be lacking technology differentiator, and these guys seem to have made up by […]
First came Peer to peer ..then skype and now this… SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 5 — A telecommunications executive said on Sunday that he had received $21.7 million for what he called “a global network of shared Wi-Fi connections” from backers, including Google, the Internet phone service provider Skype, and the venture capital firms Sequoia Capital […]
Walmart waiting for entry?
Economic Times says Walmart to enter indian markets. But the timeline isnt decided yet. India will have more unemployed ppl as a giant like Walmart with so much cash at hand could raze local sellers. But it would generate few employment. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1401604.cms BANGALORE: The world’s largest retailer Wal-Mart is moving a senior official from its […]
Rumour or Reality
Only time will tell whether its just a rumour or it will be a reality. If the news published is true then Google is going to give Microsoft a scare. The news is Google is preparing its own distribution of Linux for the desktop, in a possible bid to take on Microsoft in its core […]
TiECon – 15.Dec – My story Live!
Morning today was a new experiment for TiECon – we realized that besides high profile keynotes, we need to bring in success stories than entrepreneurs can relate to. Great session which managed to bring out both the logic and the passion behind startups! Deep Kalra (Makemytrip) moderated a great discussion with Avnish (ebay), Vishal (Indiagames), […]
BOA coverage in Business Line
Business Line, December 15th issue had a brief write up on Band Of Angels 0
TiECon Keynotes – 14.Dec Live!
Some great keynotes – Vinod Dham spoke about the enthusiasm in indian entrepreneurs. I think the highlight was outlining how the Nevis announcement illustrates the high quality of work that can be done in India – coming from Vinod, people listen – Dr Bala Manian – my pick of the day – serially successful entrepreneur […]
Reporting from TiECon – Day 0
13th was a VC event on sidelines of TiECon. Key highlights: 1. Most people accepted the gap in early stage (series A) funding, but depending on who you believe, something around 10 funds are being raised to cater to this. People clearly see the opportunity here, and belief in Indian product companies is beginning to […]
TiECon 2005 this week
TiE India is having its flagship event TiECon later this week. Am chairing the same, and must tell you there are some very good speakers coming there! More details here. 0