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A wanderer in the startup space, Shyamal is currently managing a management degree at MICA. In the recent past he extended his interested in social media to game marketing. Talk with him about writing, art, social media, design, startups @duckingfesigner
In 2013, Coca Cola released the Small World Machines campaign where people from India and Pakistan could interact with each other using a 3D touchscreen that live streamed the visuals of the people standing across the vending machines! This certainly was a one-of-its-kind experience for the people and took the ‘Open Happiness’ branding of the […]
24 Aug 2014
What started off as a platform for connecting professionals has evolved considerably; LinkedIn is no longer just a platform for making ‘connections’. It has evolved into a proper social network for professionals, and after Rapportive & Slideshare in 2012 and Pulse in 2013, LinkedIn is still on an acquisition spree to polish its usability. The […]
26 Jul 2014
“Good design is about solving problems for your users,” said Jim Nieters, a Silicon Valley UX expert. In addition to the barrage of UI-UX knowledge that the attendees at the recently concluded workshop received from Jim’s end, one particular point stood out from the rest: “The designer and the front end coders should work very closely. Not only does this improve the speed of development, you ensure that the design has been replicated pixel for pixel in code.”
28 May 2013
Nokia Siemens Networks’ MBit Index study reveals a 92% increase in mobile data traffic generated by both 2G and 3G services in India between December 2011 and December 2012. MBit Index study is based on Nokia Siemens Networks’ internal analysis of aggregated data from multiple sources in India.
23 May 2013
ShoppingWish recently got funded via angel investors that include Silicon Valley based Sandeep Johri.
21 May 2013
No matter how much ‘busy’ we might seem with our lives, we always find some time for something good, something that reins in positivity in our lives and a gives a meaning to it. And what if we can do something with the skills we possess?
20 May 2013
Only 5% of the Indians aged 19-24 formally learn the trade. Financial management is the second fastest growing market segment with 30% of the CAGR. The need for higher skill level is driven by employers’ expectations of the workers’ productivity. There is a need of around 500 million skilled workers across all sectors in India by 2022. 12.8 million youth enter the job market every year, and they need to polish their skills to be market ready.
14 May 2013
A look at the current “digital marketing” or “online marketing” market will reveal that it has experienced a parasitic growth, one that relies on other industries to flourish. Which such firm would have seen the daylight had the ecommerce or online tech firms not out grown a boom? Today, apart from the mammoths of this field a lot of startups have come up as well. These fledglings come with great promises to enable brands to make a mark on the online world.
12 May 2013
With Navigale this "all-in-one social media marketing platform" has taken a new step. NaviGale is a fun and interactive way to get connected with people around you.
09 May 2013
Children love to hop, skip and jump through their day. Being physically active is essential for their growth and development. There are PE (Physical Activity) classes but they are just for filling up the syllabus. Our traditional educational system curtails this natural need and enforces passive participation on them - the teacher speaks and the students listen to him/her sitting at one place throughout the day. This goes against their natural need for physical activity and makes learning at school boring.
07 May 2013
As Indians, we’ve always had a deep sense of gratitude ingrained in us. We usually give something back to our benefactor, or to someone needful. And, though earlier this was just a belief that I had, recently it was reaffirmed. And this sense of kindness is an integral part of the business model upon which startup MATOS has been built.
04 May 2013
i7 Networks is a mobile security startup currently incubated at the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure (India). Today, it released the beta version of PeregrineGuard, its latest security offering for enterprises
02 May 2013
If you visit the GIP mall at Noida, the MGF metropolitan mall at Gurgaon, the Oberoi mall in Goregaon, or the Inorbit mall in Vashi, and are offered some freebies, don’t be surprised. Yes, sachets of products from companies and brands like Pond’s, HUL, Dabur, Knorr, Lifebuoy, Veet, L’Oreal etc., are offered for free at these locations via kiosks set up by startup GoTry.
01 May 2013
On 25th of March 1980, AG Krishnamurthy founded Mudra Communications with INR 35000 and one client. In 1989, precisely 9 years after its establishment, Mudra became India's 3rd largest Indian advertising agency. And, almost two decades from its inception, it was a mammoth in the industry.
30 Apr 2013
eCommerce entrepreneurs have realized that niche is the way to go and we've seen a host of companies coming up trying to target a specific market. The online “pet lifestyle” stores are not alien to this trend. We have seen Dogspot, Urban Brat, Heads Up for Tails, AskforPets, Tupples, and now we have Woofilicious, that caters to the pet products industry.
29 Apr 2013
The SMB market represents more than 50% of total IT spends worldwide ($3.7 trillion) and is growing at a CAGR of 7-8%. The SMB enterprises in the US and Europe markets have revenues between $25 million and $250 million, and are currently dependent on value added resellers and managed service providers for their services. They have various reasons to outsource -- cost saving, lack of skilled resources and lack of experts are some of the reasons. And, this is the market that startup ITXchg wishes to serve.
25 Apr 2013
The last time we interacted with the Agrawal brothers, Abhinav & Raghav, they had built the testing platform iLiftOff that promised to reduce overall recruitment time by 50%. This time, they're onto something totally different: The Fluid Motion.
24 Apr 2013
TATA venture Croma and the daily deals site Groupon have come together and launched a website for all the gadget aficionados. The microsite gadgets.groupon.co.in currently features deals on smartphones, tablets, laptops, and cameras.
23 Apr 2013