Google Launchpad in India – Google Startup Mentorship Programme

Google will bring its startup mentorship programme Launchpad to India in November. This is a testimony of the start up ecosystem in India & the thriving business opportunities for start ups. Company has identified 10 start ups as part of the launchpad & will be held in Bangalore between Nov 3 to 7. This will help start ups build at scale & Google is planning to do it on a monthly basis in a year or two from now.

CoSight, iReff Technologies, Smart Pocket & others are some of the part of the start-ups. Launchpad started in Israel and several such programs have been held around the world. Several big IT companies are providing start up programs in India & this has helped start ups to get the necessary technical & entrepreneurial support to scale up their operations.

Zee Kannada’s Weekend with Ramesh – Coca-Cola #OpenHappiness Contest

Zee Kannada’s new program being aired on weekends called as “Weekend with Ramesh” has become one of the most interesting TV programs in a short period of time. Hosted by popular Kannada Actor Ramesh, the show has all the ingredients of striking a right chord with the audience. Puneeth Rajkaumar, Ravichandran, Ranganath & Arjun Sarja are the 4 persons interviewed on the show so far.

The show also has a contest where you can Upload your family’s happiest moment on Zee Kannada’s FB/Twitter page along with Your question to Ramesh. Tweet with “Weekend With Ramesh #Openhappiness, #WWR “. The person with the best picture & question will be chosen, invited to the sets and the question will be answered by Ramesh.

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Zee Kannada's Weekend with Ramesh

Zee Kannada’s Weekend with Ramesh

Indian Cooking Channles on Youtube & how they are revolutionizing Indian cooking Globally

Indian cooking videos have caught the attention of the world & is creating waves on youtube. Some of the top food & cooking content on youtube is from India. 2 of the top 10 global food channels is from India & in Asia, India hold 4 out of 10 youtube food channles. Indians are also turning to Youtube increaseingly to look for Indian receips, food ideas & others.

There is a 40% YOY increase in Indian viewership for food & cooking content on youtube & India was the top country in the world searching for “Recipes” on YouTube. Some of the top Indian channles on youtube are from Nisha Madhulika, Sanjay’s VahChef, Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana, chefharpalsingh’s channel & others.

Source: Google India Blog

Google Trends

Google Trends

Tata, LIC, SBI, Airtel & Reliance Among India’s Most Valuable Brands for 2014

Tata Group is the India’s most valuable brand followed by LIC, SBI, Airtel & Reliance as per the report from Brandirectory. Tata Group is valued at $21 Billion, LIC $4.1 billion & SBI at $4 Billion. HCL’s brand value has increased moving to 12 th spot from 14th spot in 2013. Govt run companies Among the top 10 are LIC, SBI, ONGC, IOC. Infosys is the top IT company at 9th spot. By investing in branding, customer satisfaction, engagement & other related activities, Indian companies can move up the brand value.

Top Brands

Top Brands

Indians spend 3 hours 18 minutes a day on their smartphones – Ericsson Report on Indian Mobile Market

Ericsson ConsumerLab Insights has a report on the usage of apps & smartphones in India and how it is changing the Indian consumers smartphone habits and expectations about mobile broadband performance. The study was carried out in April-June 2014 among 4000 smartphone users across 18 urban cities in India. Some of the findings of the study are

1) 1/4 of users check their phones over 100 times daily.

2) Indians spend 3 hours 18 minutes a day on their smartphones.

3) 1/3 of this time is spent using apps, a 63% increase in the last 2 years

4) 68% of all mobile minutes on smartphones are used at home

5) Half of all mobile broadband issues faced by users occur while they are indoors in dense urban cities.

6) 76% of existing mobile broadband users are willing to pay more for a guaranteed better mobile internet experience.

Indian Mobile Stats

Indian Mobile Stats

Salman Khan’s Kick Movie Game for Mobile launched – Android, Windows & iOS

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Kick On Android and Kick on Windows

Salman Khan has launched the mobile game based on the upcoming movie “Kick”. Bollywood has embraced the concept of mobile games for movies which help movies & its stars to connect easily with the audience. Salman’s new movie Kick has generated a lot of interest in the social media & online world & this will be further supplemented by the mobile game.

In the game, the player takes on the role of ‘Devil’ and embarks on a journey of robbing the rich, corrupt & depositing the money in bank for charitable activities. The mobile game has been developed by Disney India for both feature phones & smartphones. This will be available on Android, Windows & iOS. The games provide an interactive experience for the audience & helps increase the visibility of the movie.

KICK  The Movie Game

KICK The Movie Game