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Rakesh Mathur, co-founder of Junglee and an investor in the parent company of GigaOM recently launched GupShup, an SMS-based Twitter-meets-Group chat service that had over 4 million subscribers now. Unlike Twitter, they have spent their energies on making the service SMS friendly. Given that PC penetration […]

Rakesh Mathur, co-founder of Junglee and an investor in the parent company of GigaOM recently launched GupShup, an SMS-based Twitter-meets-Group chat service that had over 4 million subscribers now. Unlike Twitter, they have spent their energies on making the service SMS friendly. Given that PC penetration remains low in India, and people love to SMS, GupShup has left PC browser to be used primarily for management of groups. We have set-up GigaOM group on GupShup. Check it out and get our alerts via SMS. In India send you can join your group by simply sending “Join gigaom” to 567673434.

  1. I guess this is not the exact context of this post but I wonder how would such mobile transplants will monetize in India if they depend on advertisements..local business is different ballgame in india and without online transactions/pc adoption/micro payment support structure etc. how well the brand advts will fit in if people are not going to carry over what they heard on mobile to cyberspace but to real shops.. just curious..i guess the answers might be very different from US context but i just think it is hard to just say mobile advt in India will follow same story as online ad market in US simply because instead of PCs Indians use mobile phones

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  2. [...] services? Probably because they haven’t seen GupShup or it isn’t on their radar yet. Om Malik picked up on it earlier, then he’s connected to the investor. GupShup has over 4 million [...]

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  3. [...] I use the SMSGupShup Service to send alerts to our readers in India, and our reach has been growing like a weed — much like the service itself. Here’s a link to my GupShup channel, in case you want to sign up. According to some estimates, the SMSGupShup is about seven times the size of Twitter in terms of users and about three times as big in terms of daily SMS messages. It rarely has outages because, as its name suggests, it is almost entirely focused around SMS. [...]

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  4. [...] I use the SMSGupShup Service to send alerts to our readers in India, and our reach has been growing like a weed — much like the service itself. Here’s a link to my GupShup channel, in case you want to sign up. According to some estimates, the SMSGupShup is about seven times the size of Twitter in terms of users and about three times as big in terms of daily SMS messages. It rarely has outages because, as its name suggests, it is almost entirely focused around SMS. [...]

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