The Google Cloud Next event held earlier this month at San Francisco saw over 100 new announcements! Check out the super fast edit under five minutes here.
This month, we are organizing an event for helping startups in Mumbai to get a introduction on what’s Google Cloud, what’s new, how can you build your product on Google Cloud and what are the advantages you can get.
Speakers include a Google Expert and a successful startup who’s building on cloud.
Gulzar Azad, Country Head – Connectivity at Google India
Will Skynet ever be real?
Dr N R S Raghavan, Global Chief Data Scientist at Infosys
Day in the life of a Venture Capitalist. What does a VC do after writing a few cheques
Adhiraj Banerjee, Executive Director – IvyCap Ventures
Demo booths open (scroll down to see the startups list)
Lunch counter opens
Demo booths & Lunch counter closes
Founder’s tales – What is it to live with an entrepreneur spouse?
Bhageswari Sreeraman, Lika Jain, Foram Dhruve, Vishal Soni, and Moderator by Tanish Thakker
Reimagining the future with VR
Moshin Memon, CEO – Memcorp Immersive Learning
Startup comedy – state of the union
Ajeet Khuranna, Angel Investor & Startup Guru
Special mentoring session for participating startups (Closed door event)
Our hand curated list of participating startups at the demo booths.
Name of Startup
Nature of technology
Wearable device for comprehensive data for athletes and fitness enthusiasts
AutoTranz makes your car smarter and securer.Seamlessly connect to your car and transform it into a smart car, in an instant.
Haptic Technology, AI / Machine Learning
Blee is a wearable band for deaf and hard of hearing individuals
Cutting Chai Technologies
Ohai app connects you with other users in proximity, in a serendipitous almost magical way
BLE / Gaming
Digi dice is an Bluetooth enabled Smart dice which communicates with your Smart phone
Self-reliance through Urban Farming.
Demo of Altifarm unit with Self-watering and Growlight system for Urban dwellers to grow their own nutritious food at home with minimal effort.
IOT, Cloud / SaaS
Equitable water distribution through advanced technology
FTcash is a fast growing financial technology company which aims to empower micro-merchants and entrepreneurs with the power of electronic payments and loans with zero upfront cost and no monthly rentals
Cloud / SaaS
An innovative way to enhance work culture
Operating System for India across 12 native languages
IOT / Home Automation
Home automation products that are high on tech and low on costs.
Chatbot, AI / Machine Learning
Powerful Social media POS for Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp Sellers
LiftO lets you share your ride with fellow professionals in a completely flexible and convenient way. Trusted and secure,
VR/AR, Haptic Technology, Advertising
It’s a platform that delivers highly engaging mobile creative (rich media and video) on top rated content websites in India through an invite-only publisher marketplace.
Memcorp Immersive Learning
VR Technologies for immersive learning
We are an environment big-data company. We monitor environment and make it understandable.
Providing end to end solutions in VR/AR
PGI Online Solutions
B2B2C payment hub
B2B Payment Hub for Retailers (RE’s) to offer services to their customers on real time.
IOT / Smart Home
We at Phynart are building the future in the field of Home Automation.
Social Enterprise – cleantech
Piconergy exists to address the pressing issue of energy poverty in rural and urban India.
Project Mudra puts Braille within reach of all visually impaired people.
Working at the cutting-edge of aerial technology we provide tailor-made solutions for your business needs.
Cloud based enterprise solution that helps businesses manage and optimize their logistics
Perfect platform to learn and build robots
3D Printing, Bio technology
3D printing and services
Sound technology. Wearable
SoundRex opens up a completely new dimension of creativity for artists and sound engineers to interact and create experiences for their fans!
ChatBots / AI
SuperFan Bot Demonstration
First of its kind industry-grade programming language of India called the Eta.
underDOGS Gaming Studio
Game servicing studio
AI / Machine Learning
We are revolutionising the way insights are communicated from data.
Here’s a chance for GBG Mumbai members to interact with Google India over a Hangout on Air to know about ‘Google My Business‘
Ever wondered how Google is able to find a restaurant or a hotel near your place? Do you want to learn how can you get online presence like Samarkand, Bangalore (https://goo.gl/9Nmbkl) or help other businesses to get online without much efforts across all devices on Google Maps, Search and Google+.
Google My Business (https://www.google.co.in/intl/en_in/business/ ) is the fast and easy way for businesses to manage their online presence with Google. It is an unified way to get connected with customers, whether they’re looking on Search, Maps or Google+ through desktop or mobile.
Why is Google My Business team doing this Hangout?
One of the mission of Google My Business is to educate merchants and users about the best practices to get the business online and make them aware about the policies which can lead to the suspension of a business from Google.
Agenda of the Hangout
Overview of Google My Business in India
Benefits of getting verified on Google My Business
Methodology to create and manage the business (even if you have multiple number of businesses)
Best Practices and Google My Business Policies with detailed case studies
Google I/O 2015, one of the most coveted developer conference was held at San Francisco during the last week of May. I was fortunate to be there in person to attend the two day long, packed, fun and exhaustive series of sessions including the keynote talk.
A ton of new announcements were made including Android M preview, Brillo – an operating system for internet of things (IOT), Google Photos, Cardboard 2.0, Android Pay, etc.,
Back home, it is only fair as a chapter manager to pass on the learning to the entrepreneur and startups community, hence, a special event this weekend to interact with you all and share key information that may add value to your business.
We also have a guest speaker: Shashank Chinchli, who’ll give a detailed perspective about Android M and what it means to both, entrepreneurs and developers.
Do register and join us (entrey free) on Saturday, 27th June. 4pm to 6pm at
Google recently started displaying ‘Mobile Friendly ‘ on search results and this update means you have to optimize your website for easy access from mobile phones. See the announcement here
We recently received an update from Google’s search team about the entire roll-out process and it is called as #MobileMadness. Here’s a list of things for you to know more about the search ranking changes by Google and successfully make your website mobile friendly.
See full schedule for#MobileMadness, Google’s month long campaign to help you prepare for the April 21 mobile-friendly ranking change.
The all new Google Translate app for your Android and iPhone can make a traveling even more easy and exciting in terms of discovering places, connecting with people, understanding local language and more importantly context.
Whether you are at a restaurant in France ordering coffee or trying to decipher a sign board at Rio de Janeiro, the new Google Translate app will do it all for you.
Offline: Having this app means you have a personal translator in your pocket whether or not you are connected to internet.
Mobile, Tablet or Desktop: Whether you are using Translate for serious work or casual conversations, it does it all for you across devices
Multiple Input Mechanism: You can write, speak, scribble or click a picture and get it translated
Translate Tools for Business:
Free Website Translator: For a lightweight, straight-forward option, check out our Website Translator tool. It’s free to use and easy to set up. Know more
Translate API: Google also has a more robust paid offering. The Translate API can be used to power web apps, as well as translate website content. Know more
What more? If you speak more than one language? then consider contributing to make the Translate app better.
Download the all new Google Translate app here Android | iPhone and explore the world.
Google gets over 38,000 search queries per minute. Annually, billions of searches originate from India, what can one learn from the top charts comprised based on what 300 million online Indian searched?
Here are the essentials of 2014: Most ‘Trending’ search terms, Most ‘Searched’ term, and Most searched ‘People’ compared with the trends of 2013.
A quick glance tell us that IRCTC is the most searched term for both 2014 & 2013, What does this mean? A ‘search’ can be classified into 3 categories, they are ‘know’ (look for information), ‘do’ (an action, like download) and ‘go’ (visit a URL). Since IRCTC is household name, its safe to assume that people searched with ‘go’ intent to visit the URL; but were comfortable searching for it and then clicking the link from Google’s search results than typing the URL directly. Same goes for SBI Online and HDFC Netbanking, Perhaps no one wants to type in a wrong URL and pay a price by being victim of phishing! So, these brands are definitely on top of Indian minds, its just URLs that are not.
For a marketer, this also means that people are now transacting online and increasingly using online banking, this is a huge and positive change that indicates the reduced level of skepticism in opening up their wallets online.
Its good to see Flipkart and Snapdeal on top, this year has been great for Indian ecommerce industry. While Flipkart & OLX made it to the top list last year too, its Snapdeal that’s new.
In terms of most trending keywords, Election beats everything, thanks to a involved nation. FIFA triumphed over IPL.
The debut of a high ranking iPhone6 indicates how obsessed we are with new gadgets or is it its large screen? last year we had Samsung S4 in top searched phone category, while for this year it is a humble Moto G that has topped the chart.
Sunny Leone reigns supremacy as the most searched person. Poonam Pandey has moved up a rung in the popular people ladder, voyeurism wont fade, so does the maxim ‘skin sells’
With 4 movies and 7 film stars across the lists, Lets cite Vidya Balan’s from Dirty Picture here. Its entertainment all the way and it gets accentuated on the internet pretty deeply. If you compare the Indian trends to Worldwide trends, then Jennifer Lawrence, Kim Kardashian & Julie Gayet are the top 3 people searched for. The web is what you make of it, for many people, its for entertaining them, whether through cat pictures or film starts, the theme remains.
What can we infer from ‘Google Translate‘ being on the top chart? Lets not disregard the fact that in India, English is not the only language. Because someone has access to internet doesnt mean they are comfortable in English. (vernacular newspaper have an estimated reach of 438 million Vs. 40 million reach of English newspaper). It is also interesting to note that Govt of India is likely to collaborate with Google for integrating Indian Languages Virtual Keyboard on Android soon. Brands that can embrace this will have significant amount of new customers coming their way.
Virat Kohli is the only sports person in the list (phew), and Honey Singh is no longer searched for (sigh).
SSC is out of list, maybe people now want job in startups?
And finally, our PM, NaMo makes his mark twice across the lists, once in trending & once in people; but only to trail behind Sunny.
11 speakers from various walks of life with different expertise and great point of view are here to Inspire entrepreneurs of Mumbai to go the distance. We also have 4 interesting startups doing the Lightning Talks followed by an Open House discussion with 2 Googlers and 2 GBG Mumbai team members.
The lunch and tea is on us, all you have to do is check-in at the venue well on time and get yourself a seat. So brace yourself and get ready to be Inspired.
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Google recently announced how they are making website more mobile friendly, read the post here
To help website owners / webmaster The Google Search Quality team is doing a ‘Site Clinic’ to help Indian webmasters understand what they can improve on their websites in terms of mobile-friendliness.
If you don’t already know, in a Site Clinic the team takes a close look at the participants’ websites and points out specific issues that can be fixed. This Site Clinic is going to be over Hangouts-on-Air and focused around mobile related search issues.
You can encourage our communities to submit their website here or scroll down to fill the form if you want the Search Quality team to take a look at it.
Last date to submit is Thur, Nov 27.
Below are more details about the hangout:
When: Dec 4, 2014
Where: Over hangouts on Air (Link will be shared just before the event)
Time: 3:00 to 4:00 PM
Note: Since it will not be possible to discuss every individual website submitted, we’ll summarize the common issues observed among all the participants’ websites. However, we may pick some examples and point those out on specific websites if required.
This is a event conducted by Google, for queries reach Mr, Nitesh from Google here