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Navigating NetCore – The Past Year (Part 2)

August 25th, 2009 · 5 Comments

It was then that we made a decision to focus on bringing the business to cash profitability in a year or so. This meant that we would have to bring down expenses and work harder to grow the existing revenue streams faster. It would also mean eschewing newer ideas to bring a stronger focus on […]

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NetCore: Digital Services Operator

August 21st, 2009 · 9 Comments

The Digital Services Operator idea has been something I have talked about on many occasions in the past. (I used to call it the VAS Operator.) It basically combines three things – a direct-to-consumer reach on the mobile and Internet, a payment/billing relationship which creates a cash balance, and an open publishing platform for services […]

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NetCore: Mobile Media and Marketing

August 20th, 2009 · 4 Comments

This business group currently has two elements: MyToday SMS and Profiled Database Push. MyToday SMS comprises the 40-odd channels that we run, which offer free daily updates ranging from news, cricket and stock market, to astrology, health tips, a new word a day, jokes, and more. This service has grown to over 4 million subscribers […]

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NetCore: Enterprise Messaging Services

August 19th, 2009 · 6 Comments

As part of Enterprise Messaging Services in NetCore, we focus on two areas: Mailing and Mobility. Both deal with two forms of messages which are integral to our life – email and SMS. In Mailing, we have a number of products and services for enterprises: Emergic MailServ: Linux-based mail server Emergic CleanMail: Cloud-based Anti-virus, Anti-spam […]

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NetCore: A Brief History

August 18th, 2009 · 4 Comments

I have been running NetCore Solutions for more than a decade. For the period from 2000 to early 2005, it was a place where I could experiment with new ideas (Thin Client-Thick Server as a software solution, Visual Biz-ic as building blocks for enterprise software, Pragatee as an all-in-one business server for small businesses, Digital […]

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NetCore: Reflections

August 17th, 2009 · 4 Comments

In November, it will be 10 years since I sold my Internet portals business to Sify. It has been a long journey. Even as I have spent a significant time in NetCore, I have made about 15 investments in early-stage companies as part of what I call the Emergic Ecosystem. One of the disappointments at […]

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IIT Memories (Part 1/5): Two Decades On

March 16th, 2009 · 4 Comments

As I was preparing for the “My Story” talk as part of the IIT-B Alumni Association’s “Kal, Aaj aur Kal” event in Bangalore on Saturday, a lot of memories came back about my four years from IIT (1984-88). While I could not describe many of these since the talk became a panel conversation, I thought […]

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What Netcore does

August 7th, 2008 · 11 Comments

Netcore is the company I spend most of my time at. As a company, Netcore has been around for 10 years. We have two verticals in Netcore – a Managed Services business for enterprises primarily focused around mailing and security services (under the Emergic brand), and a Mobile VAS (Value-Added Services) business focused on direct-to-consumer […]

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Netcore scores in GSMA’s Mobile Innovation Global Awards

February 5th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Let me start with some great news. Netcore has won the Runner-Up position in the GSMA Mobile Innovation Global Awards. I will be in Barcelona next week (along with Netcore CEO, Abhijit Saxena) to make the presentation. Will have more details about MyToday soon. PRESS RELEASE: Netcore Solutions declared as Runner Up in ‘True Mobile […]

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TECH TALK: Let’s Build a Business: 5. Project Gutenberg for India

April 7th, 2006 · No Comments

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TECH TALK: Let’s Build a Business: 4. Computing Grid

April 6th, 2006 · No Comments

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TECH TALK: Let’s Build a Business: 3. India Search Engine

April 5th, 2006 · No Comments

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TECH TALK: Let’s Build a Business: 2. Education

April 4th, 2006 · No Comments

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TECH TALK: Let’s Build a Business: 1. Healthcare

April 3rd, 2006 · No Comments

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TECH TALK: Dotcom Nostalgia: Business World Story

June 6th, 2005 · No Comments

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TECH TALK: When Things Go Wrong: The New Business

April 21st, 2005 · No Comments

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TECH TALK: When Things Go Wrong: My Failures (Part 2)

April 13th, 2005 · No Comments

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TECH TALK: My Life as an Entrepreneur: Part 4

November 4th, 2004 · No Comments

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TECH TALK: My Life as an Entrepreneur: Part 3

November 3rd, 2004 · No Comments

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TECH TALK: My Life as an Entrepreneur: Part 2

November 2nd, 2004 · No Comments

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