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Rdio acquires Pune’s Dhingana to Enter India Market

MediaNama is reporting that international streaming music startup Rdio has acquired Dhingana in a bid to enter the India market. This is really less of an “acquisition” and more of a “fire sale” (or an aquihire): Sources also told MediaNama that the amount being offered to Dhingana is lower than the amount of funding they […]

Pune’s @TastyKhana get’s $5 million strategic investment from @DeliveryHeroCom

Pune’s TastyKhana, an online food ordering service, has just received $5 million in strategic investment from global online food ordering and take-out service DeliveryHero. TastyKhana, which started in Pune as an online table booking service and then pivoted to food delivery, and is now mainly a food ordering service (the delivery is mostly handled by […]

The Net Neutrality Debate – A Supply/Demand Perspective – V. Sridhar, Sasken

(This is a liveblog of a lecture on Network Neutrality by V. Sridhar, a Fellow at Sasken. This talk was delivered as a part of the Turing100@Persistent Lecture Series in Pune. Since it is being typed as the event is happening, it is not really well structured, but should rather be viewed as a collection […]

Event Report: The Work and Impact of Bob Kahn and Vint Cerf

(This is a liveblog of the Turing100@Persistent Lecture on Bob Kahn and Vint Cerf by R. Venkateswaran, CTO of Persistent Systems. Since it is being typed as the event is happening, it is not really well structured, but should rather be viewed as a collection of bullet points of interesting things said during the talk.) […]

Turing100 Lecture: Vint Cerf + Bob Kahn – “Fathers of the Internet” – 8 Sept

Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn invented TCP and IP, the two protocols at the heart of the internet, and are hence considered the “Fathers of the Internet”. For this and other fundamental contributions, they were awarded the Turing award in 2004. On 8th September, R. Venkateswaran, CTO of Persistent Systems, will give a talk on […]

Fab.com (co-founded & developed in Pune) raises $40 million

Fab.com, an online ‘deals’ website specifically targeting ‘design’ items, and co-founded by True Sparrow Systems, has just closed a $40 million round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. Fab.com started off as Fabulis, a social network for the gay community, but pivoted to a daily design deals site. This is the second Pune-startup by Jason […]

IPMA Event Report: Market Research Using Social Media

(This is a live blog of the presentation on Market Research using Social Media, by Pinkesh Shah, for the Indian Product Managers Association (IPMA) Pune event. Since it is a live blog, it might have errors, and won’t be as well organized as an article ought to be. Please keep that in mind while reading.) […]

Will Pubmatic be Pune’s First Software Product Company IPO?

Online ad optimization platform maker, PubMatic, which is developed wholly out of Pune, has just hired Steve Pantelick, a CFO who specializes in preparing companies for an IPO, reports VC Circle. Earlier, Business Insider ran a story claiming that Pubmatic had gotten an offer of $300 million from Amazon, but turned it down in favor […]

Top tech influencers of Pune (@dnene @ScepticGeek @trakin) give Google+ a Thumbs Up

For the past few weeks, every techie in Pune has probably had Google+ on his/her mind. Many have tried it. Some have dismissed is as a Facebook wannabe that will never really catch on. Others think it is a little too complicated for the common man. However, three of Pune’s top tech bloggers have weighed […]

Event Report: CarWale.com CEO Mohit Dubey

(This is a live-blog of the TiE Pune talk by Mohit Dubey, Founder and CEO of CarWale.com. This is essentially an unorganized collection of interesting/insightful statements made by Mohit during his talk.) “Carwale.com, the story so far: Started in 2005, seed funding in 2006, hit break-even point in 2007, series A funding in 2008, got […]