State of the Internet in India (Part 4)

There are some spaces that are going to be hard to enter and win:

  • search (Google)
  • news 1.0 (Rediff, NDTV, CNN-IBN)
  • email (Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, Rediff)
  • social networks (Facebook, Orkut/Google)
  • video (YouTube/Google)
  • jobs (Naukri)
  • matrimonials (Shaadi/People Group, Consim/BharatMatrimony)
  • cricket (Cricinfo/ESPN)
  • finance (MoneyControl/Web18, Moneywiz/Rediff)
  • local [voice] search (JustDial)
  • travel (plenty!)

Some of these spaces have leaders, but not a dominant one, and as such are still open for attack. In addition, there are still plenty of other entry points. One needs to think ahead a few years, and think more along the lines of what I call the N3 Web (now-new-near Web).

The Internet and mobile businesses in India are still at a nascent stage. China has multiple billion-dollar companies in this space. By 2015, India too will have its share. This is the time for Vision and Will. And some Luck!

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Rajesh Jain

An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.