All posts by Vibhanshu

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From mobile-first to mobile-only!

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Flipkart recently announced the plan to offer a mobile only strategy. That is correct, you will not be able to go to flipkart.com online, but only through their mobile app. Here is an article that covers this announcement – http://trak.in/tags/business/2015/07/07/flipkart-app-only-website-selling-stop/ One rationale for this strategy is that an overwhelming majority of their sales comes from […]

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Roadtrip

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W00t, w00t!! A $19B acquisition.

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The entire blogosphere is buzzing with the news of Facebook’s $19 Billion acquisition of WhatsApp. Yeah you read it right, billion with a B. For an app that allows people to send messages to each other. Something similar to what ICQ did in the old days and the AOL messenger not so long ago. Two […]

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Innovative Advertising Companies

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Today, consumers have the attention span of a pea brain. One moment they are watching Hulu and the next they are checking out their friend feed on Facebook. It is impossible for advertisers to engage with consumers in this world with attention deficit. Two company solve this problem in really cool ways – Solve Media […]

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Sweet !! Now I can rent a country…

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I couldn’t believe myself when I saw this on airbnb today. airbnb is one of those startups that stares down at an efficiency in the market and says wait a minute, let me pound this 100 ton gorilla to bits. Most people have a spare couch, a spare room or a spare apartment, sitting idle. […]

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Impending Doom?

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One of my biggest concerns in the recent days has been the unfolding saga at the Fukushima Dai-ichi¬†nuclear plant. It has been several days since the troubles at the power plant ¬†started and I believe that’s why there is so little coverage of this issues in the western media. But, the trouble seem to be […]

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