Archive for June, 2009

Headstart 2009 – Annouces list of 16 finalist startups

Posted By Sujith Kosaraju on June 14th, 2009

Headstart 2009 an event which covers exclusively on the startups in India will take place on 20th June at Nehru Centre, Mumbai. Headstart is the second edition this year which focuses around angel investing which is based on the research they have carried out on more than 100 startups. Majority of the startups and feasible ideas that can be converted into a strong business fail because of lack of funding at the seed stage.

Headstart 2009 Event
Date -> June 20th, 2009
Venue -> Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai

What to expect of the event ?

* 15+ startup finalists – all going to the demo-pit
* Interaction with angels and ealry stage investors
* Showcase/demo – validation by community
* 100 investors, corporates, partners, organizers
* 150 startups, techies
* 50 demo-ing companies

Following are the shortlisted 16 startups for the finals who will present their demo at the Headstart 2009 event.

1. 160by2: Free SMS Services in India
2. creADivity: Online Advertising Creative Marketing Platform & Solutions.
3. Deltecs Infotech Pvt Ltd: Online Testing platform called DRONA.
4. Design Chords: Crowdsourcing based design platform
5. Guru Labs Private Limited: Online hosting of contests and competitions
6. HelloIntern.com: India’s first online internship hunting platform
7. Informate Mobile Intelligence: Mobile consumer usage intelligence software
8. Lattice Purple Technologies:YouSuggest – Online platform for businesses to engage with users
9. MoneyVIdya.com: Indian Stock picking community
10. Orangut: Engineering Learning Management System
11. PerSquareFeet: One-stop shop for all real-estate problems
12. SPOXCHANGE: Global sports-based exchange
13. Swan Suites: Branded boutique service apartments
14. ThinkingSpace Technologies Pvt. Ltd: Eventshelf – Event information aggregator
15. veriCAR: Used car inspection and certification
16. Zopte: One-click website deploy solution.

Headstart 2009 will be an interesting event in this global downturn which will throw some insights on how the venture capitalists are eyeing the trends.

New Features on Bing worth a try

Posted By Sujith Kosaraju on June 1st, 2009

Bing.com the all new search engine from Microsoft went live quietly today with out much hype. Already reviews from majority of the Tech sites have rated the search engine much user friendlier and as the Google killer. Lot of positive responses can be seen around on blogs and discussion about Microsoft Bing.

Few new features of Bing to try:

  • An ambiguous Web search: “turkey” (do you want images, recipes, facts, or a map of the country? The topic guides in the left explore pane will help you narrow your search).
  • All travel related searches: Bing Travel. Don’t have to visit a travel website, check the query for “chennai to hyderabad”.
  • Video search: “Tendulkar”  (Cool part is the video plays there itself, just hover over the thumbnail to play the video)
  • Image search: “Tiger” (infinite scroll displays all the images) with options to choose like Size, Layout, Colour,Style and People.
  • A health search: “Sore throat”
  • Shopping: “Digital SLR” (sort by price or brand, get average ratings and CashBack).
  • Maps: “BBQ” (automatically knows what city you are in and offers up geo-appropriate results).
  • News Search: “Bing” (what else?)

Check the all new Bing for yourself now at http://www.bing.com

Microsoft Bing goes Live

Posted By Sujith Kosaraju on June 1st, 2009

bing-goes-live

All new Micros0ft Bing Search Engine goes live. Check the first cut reviews of Bing Search here.