The State of Social Networks : Part 1

This is the first of a two part post on the state and the state-of-the-art in social network platforms in India and across the world. Social networks have been a rage all over the world, that is, till recently when most people seem to be suffering from social networking fatigue. Social networks have also evolved… Continue reading The State of Social Networks : Part 1

Tips on Startup web application serving 101

This post comes from my observation of a large number of emails on Barcamp and other mailing lists on ‘choosing the right host’ for start up web infrastructure. There is also a general impression that substantial investments are required to serve applications on production infrastructure. There is also an impression that start ups start out… Continue reading Tips on Startup web application serving 101

Things Startups should never ignore

Srini from Amagi did a fantastic presentation around a month back at Startup Saturday Bangalore on things that he has learnt from experience as a bootstrapped entrepreneur at ImpulseSoft. ImpulseSoft was a Bluetooth solutions provider which got acquired by SiRF Technology, a NASDAQ quoted company in early 2006. Srini is now on his next venture… Continue reading Things Startups should never ignore

Shop socially with Storrz

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Chandan Maruthi and Pooran Prasad, founder and CTO of respectively, one of India’s leading and up-and-running social shopping sites. Storrz has been in business since last quarter 2007 and has done very well by signing up more than 100 merchants and some pretty well known… Continue reading Shop socially with Storrz

Set your own time line, courtesy LifeBlob

While timelines in most of our lives are dictated by the needs of others, LifeBlob – a new web service launched by Pranav Bhasin lets us set our timelines in a very different and interesting way. LifeBlob generates a personal diary that is updated when a person decides to either update it manually or when… Continue reading Set your own time line, courtesy LifeBlob

HeadStart 2009 Tutorials

HeadStart and Compute 2009 features a set of technology tutorials aimed at giving detailed, practical knowledge of the emerging and the most promising advances in technology. If you want to attend, you need to separately register for the ones you want to attend. Jan 9th – Symposium on Cloud Computing, with presentations by Google, Yahoo,… Continue reading HeadStart 2009 Tutorials

HeadStart 2009 Panels

HeadStart 2009 will feature the following panel discussions. We will be adding speakers as we continue to receive confirmations from invitees. Jan 9th – Entrepreneur RoundTable [11:15 am – 12:15 noon] Jay Pullur, CEO, Pramati : talking on ‘The shift from Enterprise to Consumer markets : Opportunities, Challenges and Experiences’ Sanjay Swamy, CEO, MChek :… Continue reading HeadStart 2009 Panels

Must See India – have you ?

The Startup Saturday meet at Bangalore yesterday saw an interesting demo by MustSeeIndia, which is in the travel planning space. While there are a host of companies helping people purchase tickets online, sites like Cleartrip, MakeMyTrip, TravelGuru do not help users find out about places to go to and plan a trip collaboratively with friends.… Continue reading Must See India – have you ?