Can You Make in India a Dating App that beats “Tinder” ?

July 17th, 2015 Comments off

TinderTinder is arguably the most popular mobile dating product available today, with over 50mn users worldwide and over 1.2bn swipes per day.

Tinder is only available on mobile devices and is only available to users with a Facebook account. The company says
integrating with Facebook prevents potential identity fraud. The mobile app provides convenience to a complex process and allows people to browse and find dates in real time. Few other dating sites have a mobile app

Tinder eliminates dating friction and joining is easy. A user must only select a photo from their Facebook account as a profile photo on Tinder. Other conventional dating sites require users to complete long questionnaires as part of the sign-up process. Once set up, users can filter and browse pictures of people in the area and express an interest in a person by swiping across the screen to the right (Like) or left (Nope).

Arguably the biggest differentiator of Tinder and the Read the Full Article

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TripHobo – Your Vacation Itinerary Planner

July 14th, 2015 Comments off

tripHobo - Intinerary PlannerThe travel industry has seen disruption over the last 20 years with the advent of the Internet came the Online Ticket & Hotels Booking. However, with rapid penetration of SmartPhones and 3G/4G Mobile Broadband, Apps are leading the Innovation platform providing services and data what the potential consumer needs. If you thought StayZilla and Zo Rooms are the apps which help you find accommodation, think about TripHobo the complete Vacation Itinerary Planner.

TripHobo believes that customization of travel is the fastest growing trend and city tourism is the largest segment – accounts for 47% of the travel spend globally. TripHobo helps users plan their itinerary based on the trip planned by other users. It includes curated content (for example, best time to visit a place). This is live with 300 activities and the company should Read the Full Article

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The Rise of IoT After Mobile Computing

June 10th, 2015 Comments off

Big IoT WaveInternet of things (IoT) is basically a marketing phrase for an industry that already exists. As the electronics industry and smartphones start to mature, IoT has been widely considered as the only viable growth option for these companies. Most, if not all electronics companies, are entering into IoT by offering flagship products, including proprietary OSs and ecosystems, like Google, Apple, Intel. IoT brings consumers and businesses a lot of benefits and is disrupting some existing business models. Businesses are likely to be the biggest adopters of IoT.

Most big and small advanced electronics companies are entering into the IoT business by offering Read the Full Article

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Facebook Video’s Growth Gives Google Managers Sleepless Nights

May 19th, 2015 Comments off

Facebook Videos Compete YouTube We look at comScore video data for Google’s YouTube and Facebook, and also review who is winning the neck-and-neck race for the title of top online video ad platform. Video monetization remains a key theme for the Facebook and Google. Given the growing importance of video content to each company’s monetization model, we thought we would review Facebook and YouTube’s video metrics.

According to video ad solutions firm Mixpo, Facebook will overtake YouTube as the go-to video platform for advertisers in 2015. Given Facebook’s summer push Read the Full Article

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Apple Riding Device Acceleration, Enterprise and Mobile Payment

May 12th, 2015 Comments off

Apple Riding TrendsDevice Acceleration is a significant underlying positive driver for Apple as wireless carrier behavior has been changing to allow consumers to upgrade their cell phones. This change in behavior is to help keep customers from switching carriers thereby giving existing paying wireless customers similar treatment like new customers with attractive promotions to stay at current wireless provides yet obtain an upgraded phone early than normal. This makes it easier for consumers to upgrade their iPhone to the newest iPhone rather than waiting Read the Full Article

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Net Neutrality in an era of Mobile Data & OTT Apps

April 28th, 2015 Comments off

Mobile Data Services IndiaMobile Data revenues, primarily 3G account for c15% of revenues for incumbent telcos and likely to be 20% of revenues over the next few quarters in India. However, despite this, voice minutes have been growing at the sector level at c7% pa. This, however, varies across operators (FY15 YTD Idea voice minutes growth has been c16% and Airtel c5% and Idea voice revenue growth has been c13% and Airtel c8%).

Indian telcos have benefited from Read the Full Article

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