Weekly Wrap-up: Google Assistant, Funding Deals, Mobile Subscriber Additions & more…


Here are the some of the popular posts published last week.


If you are someone who sends many SMSes in India as well as abroad (and have an android phone), you must have these free apps which will allow you to send free SMSes across the world!

Bigbasket.com gets one of the biggest 1st round funding (USD 10 Million) for a startup in India. With people like K. Ganesh & Meena Ganesh behind it, this ecommerce startup is one to watch.

Siri was much talked about when it was launched last year. Android users have been waiting for something similar. Looks like their wishes are going to be fulfilled by Google – They are expected to launch “Google Assistant” which is much more than what Siri is…

Take a look at fopping.com – A new Indian ecommerce site that is hoping to make online shopping more social!

Dlink has taken a lead in launching network devices that allow users to create their own secure personal cloud.

 Social Media has affected Telecom Operators adversely big time – Social Messaging has scraped the Mobile SMS market share to a very large extent affecting their bottom line.

Here are all the funding & Private Equity deals of previous week.

Bloomberg has launched a new “Wealthiest people’s” list which is updated daily. Mukesh Ambani tops as Asia’s wealthiest person.

Here are some of the Top 5 lists that we published last week:

Looks like the Mobile sector is back on growth track. After dismal 6 months or so, India added a decent 9.88 million subscribers in January 2012 taking tally to 903 million mobile subscribers in India.

This for me was highlight of last week – Indian Government has released much needed anti-punishment guidelines for school students.

Here are few examples of how some of the top companies in India deal with their employee expectations successfully!

Nokia has not had good run for last 2-3 years – Their market share has eroded drastically. However they are attempting to come back with some serious changes in Branding!

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