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Sabeer Bhatia backed Instacoll launches online Office Suite

November 24, 2007 | In: Uncategorized

Indian software product company, InstaColl today announces the launch of Live Documents, a hybrid online-offline Office suite of applications. Instacoll which is led by Sabeer Bhaita, has earlier raised funding from Softbank (read Sabeer Bhatia back to...

HT Media Acquires Desimartini.com

November 21, 2007 | In: Uncategorized

Firefly e-Ventures Ltd., the wholly-owned Internet subsidiary of HT Media Ltd., has acquired social networking site, Desimartini.com, as per the news reported in Hindustan Times. Though the financial terms are not disclosed, HT Media said that the deal...

Yahoo enters Indian advertising space through Tyroo

July 23, 2007 | In: Uncategorized

Internet web giant (or web giant of yore) Yahoo! has announced that it had taken around 35% stake in an Indian web advertising company Tyroo for an undisclosed amount. Tyroo Media Pvt Ltd is one of the leading Indian self serve ad marketplace and has...

You Telecom acquires Icenet

May 15, 2007 | In: Uncategorized

You Telecom, (previously known as Iquara broadband from British Gas) today announced the acquisition of Ahmedabad-based Internet service provider (ISP), IceNet. StartupAvenues has eralier reported this event on 14th April 2007 (GVFL make an exit from...

Yahoo Publisher network in India?

May 11, 2007 | In: Uncategorized

It looks like Yahoo Publisher Network (YPN) is gearing towards expanding its territory beyond US as there have been reports where Yahoo has been getting in touch with publishers in India and getting their feedback on contextual ads and specially Google...

Tagged!!! Brilliant use of Spam to grow ….

March 21, 2007 | In: Uncategorized

It seems that finally some smart startup has been able to build traffic by using spam as an effective tool. In last 1-2 months majority of us must have got this tagged mail where some user seems to have tagged you or somebody else. With a familiar Indian...

Quintessential entrepreneur Sabeer Bhatia is back to business and has raised first round funding from Softbank for InstaColl. InstaColl's collaboration solutions provide businesses secure, online working relationships with key customers and partners,...

Rediff.com targets email market with a racy campaign

March 9, 2007 | In: Uncategorized

It looks like that Indian Internet portal Rediff.com (NASDAQ : REDF ) has taken a cue from Domain booking & Web Hosting company Godaddy (Godaddy’s commercial during Superbowl was banned due to wardrobe malfunction and thus created quite a controversy...

Google acts as LP and invest in venture funds in India

February 19, 2007 | In: Uncategorized

In a surprise move and first of its kind in the word, Google inc has invested in two early stage venture funds namely Seed Fund and Erasmic Venture Fund. In a news published in ET, Samir Sood, head (corporate development - South Asia), Google. India...

Google has moved into “in-game ad market, with the acquisition of Adscape for USD 23 million as per the report in E-Consultancy. Adscape Media, based in San Francisco, Calif., was funded by H.I.G. Ventures. Adscape Media is an in-game advertising...