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For any event organizer, online ticketing service is an important aspect of the event and for the last UnPluggd, we used 4 ticketing options.
In fact, this was the first UnPluggd conference where we didn’t even add an option to ‘pay at venue‘- i.e. our focus was mostly on maximizing the online conversion.
The next game changers in the technology that is going to drive the M&A deals are the five transformative technology megatrends of mobility, cloud computing, social networking, big data analytics and accelerated technology adaptation.
A set of counterbalancing forces holding down the expected levels of activity include: chronic macroeconomic and geopolitical uncertainty unresolved regulatory, fiscal and tax issues and valuation gaps.
Less than a week after Amazon launched its premium shipping service in India, homegrown rival Flipkart has launched its next day guaranteed delivery service for customers.
With this service, called ‘In-a-day Guarantee’, customers in select cities can place their orders before 6 pm on one day and get it delivered by the next working day at an additional fee of Rs 90 per item, the company said.
As a comedian, election result day is a special time for people of my profession.
Usually, it’s a day when we get to see our country’s democracy wear a ghagra–choli and dance while news anchors prance around it, yelling words like “EARLY TRENDS”, “HUNG ASSEMBLY” and “Mr Manish Tiwary, there’s no need to cry please...”.
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An initiative started last year, this three day event brings together hundreds of retailers offering discounts together on one platform.
The concept of a one-day online sale originated in 2005 in the United States where many online shopping sites offer discounts on “Cyber Monday”, the first Monday after the Black Friday, the day that follows the U.S.
About LocalOye.com LocalOye is a commerce engine for the events industry, and our first product is a platform to discover and book venues.
Finding venues for events is a frustrating experience; involving dozens of phone calls, venue visits and confusing parameters like PAX, Corkage and IMFL Drinks etc. The LocalOye engine takes into account exhaustive meta-data like pricing fluctuations, locality preferences, amenities and catering specialties etc. to suggest venues.
Early and growth stage investor Lightspeed Venture Partners has invested over $500k in Phone Warrior, an app which blocks mobile spam.
Lightspeed said on its blog that Phone Warrior is doing to plain old phone calls and messaging what Wikipedia did to encyclopedias and Waze did to radio road traffic reports and paper maps.
KartRocket, a do-it-yourself (DIY) ecommerce platform for Indian SMEs and retailers, which was earlier offering its shipping solution – ShipRocket as a bundled offering, has recently launched a web-based API so that customers (etailers) across any shopping platform can integrate ShipRocket irrespective of platforms (Shopify, Magento etc.) with complete automation.
ShipRocket enables etailers to dispatch a shipment, pick a courier company, assign an airway bill number, and print a shipping label, among other facilities.
Due to this growing interest in analytical engagement, ISVs are powering their products with information visualization capabilities that will help their users get data-driven insights.
Answering the needs of the radiology industry which was pushing for deeper analytics and data measurement in its pursuit of better patient health outcomes, Accelarad has included a dashboard and image exchange analytics reporting as part of its latest product update.
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Many books on innovation focus on the culture of the organisation and the usual innovative examples like Apple and Amazon; not many talk about the hard slog..
startup is a classic example of a bootstrapped venture that has very little money (fraction of incumbent players), talks ethics (which isn’t an industry standard), lacks big branded names (that is needed to run in this industry) and well, is trying to survive (against all odds and media projections) in the wild world of politics.
If you are an entrepreneur, AAP’s success is definitely an inspirational moment (irrespective of your political alignment).
New Delhi: Bank unions have called a one-day strike on December 18 to protest against the decision of the Reserve Bank to accord national treatment to foreign banks.
"The United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) have given a call for all India industry strike on December 18, 2013," Canara Bank said in a filing to the BSE.
In a bid to embarrass their own party, six Congress MPs from Seemandhra, opposed to bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, on Monday sought Speaker Meira Kumar’s permission to move a no-confidence motion against the government in the Lok Sabha.
Four MPs from the Telugu Desam Party and three from the YSR Congress have also separately written to the Speaker seeking her nod for moving no-trust motion under Rule 198 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business.
Reuters Market Eye - Shares in Jindal Steel and Power (JNSP.NS) slump 6.24 percent after the main opposition BJP party swept three out of four key state elections held since last month, dealers say.
Jindal Steel chairman Naveen Jindal is a member of parliament representing the ruling Congress party.
This will also be the first investment made by the seed investment network, after their launch in India.
uFaber Edutech online marketplace lists courses on professional skill-development, hobbies, crafts, academics as well as vocational courses for students to build on their skills through online courses.
As 2013 draws to a close, we give you our second-annual look at the scuffles, controversies, and feisty debates that have helped keep the literary world lively over the past year.
We read to find life, in all its possibilities.” Messud’s response—she later said on a New York Times Book Review podcast that she found the question “gendered”—prompted debates about the role of likeability in fiction, and the double standard by which female protagonists’ personalities are judged.
In a hall bursting at the seams with enthusiastic entrepreneurs, industry experts and students, Madan recounted how he built up MeritTrac from scratch before moving on to start Head Held High, a foundation that aims at eradicating rural poverty through education.
Madan was part of a power-packed panel discussion on the role of technology in both learning and education spaces, the big opportunities here and how startups in this space could establish themselves.
In 1995, at 33 years of age, David Foster Wallace wrote the following fascinating letter to Don DeLillo — an award-winning author and playwright for whom he held a great deal of respect.
With Infinite Jest written and soon to be published (to huge acclaim), Wallace was faced with a problem: although the quality of his writing was improving, he was having less fun in the process.
Defeats are normal in politics and there is absolutely no dishonour in losing a democratic election.
Mother Gandhi and Son Gandhi came out in the evening on December 8 and accepted defeat in all the 4 states (Chattisgarh, Delhi, MP and Rajasthan) and congratulated their “opponents” for their victories.
While the perma bears may find comfort in the dollar's decline, its weakness has not been very broad, but really limited to the euro, sterling and currencies that move in their orbit.
It was inevitable that a few short days after Wall Street lovingly embraced Bitcoin as their own, with analysts from Bank of America, Citigroup and others, not to mention the clueless momentum-chasing, peanut gallery vocally flip-flopping on the "currency" after hating it at $200 only to love it at $1200 that Bitcoin... would promptly crash.
The interior of a TRIGA nuclear reactor at Oregon State University (Image: Oregon State University)
Hoffmann was not only a creative physicist but also an unusually shrewd and capable manager and entrepreneur; in the later years of his life he would take the celebrated Salk Institute to great heights.
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The Great Online Shopping Festival is an initiative by Google to promote online shopping in India.
It’s needless to say this is just the beginning and there’s a long way to go.
While complimenting AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on his victory, Gandhi said he would learn from his success.
3) 18-20 million people have shopped online in India and close to 200 million people have used internet in India (majority on the mobile).
Love them or hate them, you can no longer ignore the Aam Aadmi Party.
Here are six lessons that Rahul Gandhi must take note of from Kejriwal’s style - areas in which Gandhi could do better.
Startups would be able to reach out to their early adopters and evangelists using TechChamp.
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