06 Mar

Pintile – India’s Answer To Pinterest

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pintile

Pintile.com is an online bulletin board exclusively for India launched by Gurgaon-based Fizzy Softwares. The website is inspired by Pinterest.com.

Pintile aims to depict India in the form of photos “PINNED” by people to depict their cultures, ideas, styles & much more.

Users can pin images on their different boards similarly like in Pinterest. Other users can like Pins and re-pins the photos on their boards. People are free to PIN whatever they like within the guidelines of the website.

You can login onto the website using Facebook and Google. I tried to login with Facebook Credentials but couldn’t login & it returned the Login Page again. Please let us know if you also face this issue.
Update: It’s working perfectly fine now.

Fizzy Software is a web & mobile product development company founded in 2007 by Sudhanshu Aggarwal & Ashish Sharma. The company has built manyFacebook applications & iPhone games under the Fizzy Apps brand.

Update: Pintile has been acquired by Kwaab

04 Mar

Calculate Your Pinfluence with Pinpuff – ‘Klout for Pinterest’

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pinpuff pinterest

Do you love Pinterest?
Yes, we are sure you do.

Then check Pinpuff, a new web application which measures your popularity on Pinterest (Pinfleunce) and value of your each pin.

Pinfluence is a relative measure of your popularity, activity, influence, and reach on Pinterest on the scale of 100 based based on the user’s followers, following, boards, pins, repins, likes, & comments. It also decides monetary value of your pins and traffic your pins generate.

The site is in beta phase and I’m also waiting for my invite as it says all slots are full at the moment.

The founder of Pinpuff is Ammrita Sharma, a computer science undergrad-cum-entrepreneur from India. She confesses that she is a Pinterest addict.

In a QnA with Penn-Olsan, Amrita revealed that she is planning to open up the Pinpuff API for other developers around the world to make apps around Pinterest.
Pinpuff is currently funded by Ammrita’s family members.

Do check it out and let us know your thoughts.
Can it become the “Klout for Pinterest”.

01 Mar

Quackquack – Dating Site For Indians

quackquack

quackquack

Quackquack.in is a new dating site launched by Ravi Mittal which is solely aimed at Indians.
If you are looking for a clean & safe experience in India to find the right partner, then Quackquack is perfect for you.

The site has been designed to provide Indians with a simple, “No Rocket Science Approach” to help them meet new people & finding the right partner/soul-mate.
Here, you can explore many like-minded Indians and at the same time, the site ensure privacy, security & safety features so that you can ‘feel at home’ while browsing through different profiles!

The best part of the site is that it is focusing on bringing valid/genuine profiles & also ensuring that there is no ‘free’ content generated on the website.
That way, you either stay happy with the templatized content or you pay for premium membership to access more features.

In a Q&A with Pluggd.in, founder Ravi Mittal said that the moderators of the site screen the content regularly to ensure that all the users are genuine. So, spam, obscene, and doubtful content is removed immediately and users are advised & warned. On repeated activities, their accounts are banned.
In some cases, we even ask users to verify their photo identities when we are doubtful.

Registering on the website and few basic activities are free but you have to pay for premium membership if you want to avail all the services.
Founder Ravi Mittal said that more than 800 users are signing up each day.

Quackquack – How It Works

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Recently, T.V. actress, Neha Sareen, also Launches the “Thinking Person’s Relationship Site, Ditto.co.in to Find that Elusive Soul Mate or partner.

08 Feb

Best Motivational Video Ever for Creative People And Startups

As Pablo Picasso rightly said: “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist after growing up.” Creativity is always there, we just need to awaken it.

Also : Find out the “Secrets to Success”

30 Jan

New StartUp: thewittyshit.com – Get paid for writing original lines!!

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Facebook is the place where witty shit happens all the time. People posts witty statuses and comments on photos but they never get paid for their wittiness. But now with the help of a new startup started by two delhi IIT students Harsh Snehanshu and Apoorv Jain in 2009, thewittyshit.com, you can get paid and become famous for writing just one-lines.

Their tagline, ” You needn’t be Shakespeare to get quoted. All you need is a tinge of WIT.;)”, says it all about their aspiration behind the startup.

thewittyshit description

About the Founders:

Harsh Snehanshu is the author of the novel “Oops! ‘I’ fell in love!”, “Ouch! That ‘hearts’..” and his 3rd book, “”She is single, I’m taken!” and we’re committed” is expected to arrive very soon.
You can follow him here on his blog.

Apoorv Jain is an ex-IITian and CEO at thewittyshit.com.
You can connect with him here.

My Take– I am a regular follower and big fan of the thewittyshit.com from the almost beginning. Their “Sermon of the Day” quote is the best start to a day. The site is also gaining popularity very fast these days with more than 23,000 likes on their Facebook page and regular contests are being organized on the site.

Participate in the contests here.

We wish the team all the best for future.

25 Jan

Jagriti Yatra: A Journey of Entrepreneurship Through India

 

Jagriti Yatra is an annual train journey in India that takes around 450 of India’s highly motivated youth between the age of 20-26 on a 15-day trip to introduce them to India’s challenges, and unsung heroes of India. The main aim if the trip is to inspire these young people and to awaken their entrepreneurial spirit to develop and lead social & economic entrepreneurship in their own communities. Each year, around 50 experienced professionals also join the Yatra to serve as mentors, and this year the ride was joined by five Googlers as the event was sponsored by Google apart from other sponsors.

jagriti yatra

Vision

The vision of Jagriti Yatra is to inspire young Indians living in the middle of the Indian demographic diamond (Rs 40-Rs 120 per day) to lead development by taking to enterprise. By doing so, they can turn from being job seekers to job creators. Apart from this economic development, they can also discover what is appropriate purpose for their talents.

During the journey, everyone was infused with the feeling that all things are possible if you persist. This year, organization received 3,200 applications for 450 spots.

The journey began in Mumbai on Dec 25 and returned on Jan 8, covering 8,500 kilometers & made 12 stops in a route that circumnavigated the entire country. Our days began at 5:30am and ended at 11:30pm, and the majority of time was spent pounding the pavement, from villages in Orissa & UP to the suburbs of Madurai & Patna.

jagriti yatra Evening chair car session

Interviewing locals

dancing

Follow Jagriti Yatra at Google+ and Youtube to get more personal stories from the trip.
Registrations for 2012 is also open at http://www.jagritiyatra.com

02 Aug

Things you won’t learn in school or college- Quotes from Entrepreneurs

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Though school or college is the best learning phase for a person but still there are many things which you won’t learn in school or college. Here we have prepared a list of great advices given by Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg at different speeches in High School.

Bill Gates in a speech at Mt. Whitney High School in Visalia, California:

Rule 1– Life is not fair – Get used to it.

Rule 2-
The world doesn’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something before you can feel good about yourself.

Rule 3- If you think that your teacher is really tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 4- You are not going to make Rs. 25,00,000 per year right out of your college. You won’t be a president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 5-
Life is not divided into semesters like your college. You will not get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you “FIND YOURSELF”. Do that on your own time.

Rule 6– Television, Internet and video games are NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to their jobs.

Rule 7– Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you are. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parents’ generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8– Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life will not. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they’ll give you as many times as you want to get the right answer. This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to anything in real life.

Rule 9– If you are messed up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 10– Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 11– Always Be nice to nerds. There are chances that you’ll end up working for one of them.

Mark Zuckerberg’s Speech to Eighth Graders at Belle Haven:

Advice 1
– Everything that is worth doing is pretty hard and takes lot of hard work. Success is not about a single moment, it’s about years and years of hard work and practice. There are no shortcuts in life.

Advice 2- Focus on building great friendships and relationships with the people you trust. Lot of things you guys will try to do are hard, so you always need some people around who knows you well and always there to support you and to say that you can do this. These strong relationships helps you to build awesome things.

Advice 3- Do what you love. It is very easy to achieve awesome things if you really love doing that thing.

Whoever wrote these things is very wise and knows lot of things about life and entrepreneurs. Remember to note all these points to lead a successful life.

“Spread the word by sharing it with your friends.”

Do Read:
Steve Jobs – An artist who changed the world
There are no accidents – Mark Zuckerberg Inspirational Story

28 Jul

Find out the “Secrets to Success” [ Video ]

 

Eric Thomas is a renown motivational speaker, educator, author, activist & minister. Check out this Inspirational video in which ET share his secrets to success with MSU students. Success does not come easily as it seems. It requires hard work, passion and hundred per cent dedication from your side. All these successful entrepreneurs like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg did not achieve success overnight. They have worked day and night to reach at the position where they are today. Visit his website to buy the DVD of “Secrets to Success” and to know more about him: http://etthehiphoppreacher.com/

 

26 Jul

Entrepreneurs can register companies online within 24 hours – Minister of Corporate Affairs

 

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In order to bring ease to the corporate world to carry business within the country, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has been simplifying the procedures under the Companies Act, 1956. Accordingly, to enable entrepreneurs to help get their companies incorporated online within 24 hours, the incorporation procedures are being modified.

Ministry has already implemented online approval of Director’s Identification Number (DIN) with effect from 12.06.2011 and names of the proposed company will also be made available online with effect from 24.07.2011. The digital certificate of incorporation is already being issued online by the Registrar of Companies.

The online procedure to register companies likely to be implemented with effect from 11th August, 2011.

The Minister of Corporate Affairs also said that if any of the information given by the company found to be wrong, false or illegal then the subscribers, declarant(s) and professional(s) shall be liable for penal action under section 628 and 629 of the Companies Act, 1956 in addition to penal action prescribed in regulations of the respective professional institutes.

 

23 Jul

txtWeb – Now enjoy Internet on SMS

 

txtweb

 

txtWeb is a global platform where anyone with a mobile phone can discover and consume internet  just by SMSing keywords (very much like entering domain names into internet browsers) to ONE national number, and receive back content (up to 900 characters per SMS).

Keywords represent an almost unlimited number of applications that use content from the internet or have their own original content. These applications are created by an open community of publishers and developers (which can be anyone), and can include wikipedia content, local market prices, government programs, financial literacy tips etc. A user can think of txtWeb as an SMS-based browser, but much more accessible than web-browsers on computers since anyone with a simple feature phone can use it.

In India, there are million of  mobile users without access to the internet. Now with the help of this service, they can get access to valuable information which is usually available on Internet.

To access the service, just type keyword you are looking for and SMS it to 92433 42000 in India and 650.385.8882 in US and Canada. For example, just SMS @CRICBUZZ to get the latest cricket scores, SMS @WIKIPEDIA LATIN to get the Wikipedia entry on Latin language, SMS @STOCKTIP to get stick tips or SMS @PASSPORT to know the status of your passport application. You can also SMS anything without the “@” sign, in which case it will default to search and provide you a list of relevant services.  At this time there are 700 services which have been crowdsourced.

The charges for this service are the standard SMS charges.