Arjun talks about his new aggregator + Memetracker now.
Very good presentation – pitched news 2.0 nicely. Arjun put the ppt up if you can …

News: People, Places and topics
Also: Opinions, reactions and interesting stuff
Localization => Memetracker

cool Features like
side bars: ‘quotes’, people, places
‘lovely interface’
‘RSS bottom machine’

Q. what are the sources?
– top news sites in India and google news

Q. how is it listed?
– tags (automated not user generated)
– semantic aspects (not as advanced as nouns, verbs etc.)

search – e.g bird flu (insta mashup)
-> great google maps + news thing
(I think i have already seen this somewhere I think)

has digging and search aspects. (vote)
blog this features …

Amazing mashup with up with
– google maps and flickr (will insert pic later)
– using ‘tags’

Working on:
~ podcasts (news)
~ blog tracking system (india)
~ ‘tea kadai (shop in tamil)’
~ APIs – RSS and JSON

My Take: lovely and neat job.
Remember – he feels we i.e MyToday is a competitor.
I would like to say again – there is space for both of us and yeah we attacking two different markets. We are about news and views 🙂 Not just news … can be communities, cooking, deals anything!


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  1. Comment left on Arjun’s blog:

    I am certainly interested in figuring out how Taazza is going to work out its business plan. From a perspective where preferences and context are becoming a hot commodity, it should be very interesting. Good job Arjun. But keep on your toes and keep rolling out new stuff, and don’t let down the lead.

    As for Mytoday.com, Rajesh Jain talks about a very regional specific news aggregator, whereas the presentation made yesterday was based on Mytoday’s ability to push content on the mobile front. Mytoday’s concept of aggregating the “dailies” of bloggers, rather than taking them from popular content providers, do make it a bit different.

    Vinu, I agree with you. There is space for both of ya. Quite honestly, I wouldn’t mind if you guys compete, cause I think with the strengths of both of you, what would come out, would be a very very very very good product 🙂

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