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September 09, 2006

VeryScarry.com: Indian Web 2.0 cos. are all over the media

It's happening all over again!

Businessworld has a feature profiling some Indian Web 2.0 companies including a "box item" on Who Will be India’s Myspace.

Extracts:


Myspace owes much of its popularity to the thousands of bands that host their music online and their fan clubs. Sixer is hoping to achieve the same with cricket.

www.sixer.tv is a social networking site for global cricket fans — a platform for cricket lovers to connect with other local fans, teams and clubs. They can schedule matches, chat during live games, showcase their cricket skills and highlight their performances by uploading videos. Unlike Yaari, Sixer has a large investor — San Francisco-based Linus Capital. Another interesting development is that entertainment site WahIndia has received angel funding to launch a social network focused on Bollywood films, celebrities and fans. It plans to monetise this online community through downloads of films, music, ringtones, wallpapers and other premium digital content.


Arun Natarajan is the Founder of Venture Intelligence, which tracks private equity and venture capital in India and Indian-founded companies worldwide. View sample issues of Venture Intelligence India newsletters and reports.