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BiziNation # 51: The World Cup Moolah

Friday, 18 March 2011 01:55 Written by

Scarcity makes things invaluable and that's what makes the World Cup cricket a mouth watering proposition for advertisers. All India Radio is slated to earn around Rs. 7 crore from the 45 day long event. Others like Pepsi, Castrol, Hyundai, Amul have bet their best buck hoping to capture minds and eye balls. In other news, Indigo plans to hire 1,500 employees this year with aviation sector grappling the effects of rise in the Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) price. And scooters are back!

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  • All India Radio expects to make Rs. 8 Crore from the World Cup
  • Companies wooing audience through World Cup Games and Apps
  • Amul ties up with the Dutch team
  • Indigo to hire 1,500 new faces in 2011
  • Scooters make a comeback

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BiziNation # 50: Cloud Computing in India

Monday, 14 March 2011 11:49 Written by

The Indian IT industry has a new concept to deal with and TCS has pounced onto it. It's called Cloud Computing. With a revenue projection of 1 billion USD, TCS will focus on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) which total to a whopping 38 million. Many are calling this move as the Nano of the IT world where TATA hopes to replicate its success by tapping not the Fortune 500 companies but the smaller ones who can avail of this interesting concept. Rolls Royce, the British car maker announced record sales in India. We briefly cover the Union Budget highlights in this episode.

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  • TCS and its thrust on Cloud Computing
  • Rolls Royce smiles in India
  • Budget 2011

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Thursday, 11 November 2004 18:14 Written by

BiziNation # 49: The Onion Factor

Friday, 31 December 2010 20:49 Written by

Thanks all you guys for sticking with us all throughout the 50 episodes. We were in a hurry to reach our 50th episode, sadly this is our 49th episode.This one is dedicated to each one of you. We start this one by talking about the unforeseen increase in the onion prices and how it is affecting the common man. Akhilesh brings in Baba Ramdev in a business podcast because Akhi reckons that the Baba could give the MNCs a run for their money for competing with Ramdev's line of products.

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  • Sky rocketing onion prices
  • How does India calculate inflation?
  • Indigo beats Air India in terms of market share
  • Baba Ramdev and his line of merchandise

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BiziNation # 48: Long live the car industry

Sunday, 05 December 2010 07:09 Written by

This episode is dedicated to the car industry which is on a high. Toyota launched its first car in the small car category and has roped in A R Rahman as its brand ambassador. The words, 'General Motors' and 'quarterly profits' could never be used in the better part of this decade. But GM India has other plans. It has invested 200 million in India. Tata Nano, however, is dealing with a massive recall (read: retro-fitting) as the cars would catch fire if they exceed a particular speed limit.

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  • General Motors posts $2billion profit in third Quarter!
  • Toyota plans to unveil its first small car in India - Etios December this year
  • How is the company handling it?
  • Alex Springer and India Today to take over CarWale.com for Rs. 100 crore

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BiziNation # 47: Coal is the New Gold!

Saturday, 23 October 2010 22:01 Written by

Coal India, the world's largest coal mining company offered itself to be devoured on the stock market making it India's biggest Initial Public Offering (IPO) till date. In this episode, we try to cover the modalities of the offer, the effect it will have on the dollar and rupee relationship and a lot more. In other news, Vodafone has set itself up for the 3G roll out. In celebrity business news, Mukesh Ambani moves into his billion dollar apartment.

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  • Coal India IPO
  • Is there a relationship between Sensex and cricket?
  • Vodafone selects Nokia, Siemens, Ericsson for 3G rollout

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BiziNation # 46: Crackberries get Nervous in India

Friday, 03 September 2010 19:53 Written by

Research in Motion (RIM), the Canadian company which manufactures the world famous business device - Blackberry is in a fix. It is running against a tight deadline (extended by another 60 days) set by the Indian government. Like other countries where Blackberry operates, India demands that Blackberry mails and SMSs be allowed to be scanned for security reasons. In other news, Nokia entered the dual SIM market in India. Google's Youtube has opened up a pay per view for $5 where you can rent movies online!

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  • Blackberry faces trouble in India
  • Google's Pay per view generates another revenue model for Youtube
  • Nokia enters the Dual-SIM market

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BiziNation # 45: The Greek tale

Saturday, 08 May 2010 06:23 Written by

Greece continues to fight the budget deficit demons and we tell you the Greek folk lore which is hogging headlines these days. Bajaj decides to change its branding srategy for its bikes. Rajeev Bajaj and Rahul Bajaj don't always agree. FDI in retail may get a breather. All about UPA's FDI policy. Air travel set to get cheaper as Indian government limits service tax on airfare.

Episode Notes

  • How did Greece pile up all that debt
  • The role of European Union in Greece crisis
  • Bajaj Pulsar to be just Pulsar
  • Air travel in India may get cheaper
  • FDI in retail in India
  • The retails formats operating in India
  • UPA's initiatives at opening up FDI in India

 

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The Indian government is contemplating on giving out direct subsidies to the poor by distributing food coupons which can be exchanged for food items at market prices. Do not hold your breath. The government is only in a contemplation mode, but in this podcast we talk about what are the highlights, advantages and consequences of such a step. The prototype of executing this step is already ready with Sri Lanka which had done this way back in 1979. In the auto industry, Daimler joins Nissan and Renault in an alliance to share technology and reduce cost. In other news, the management thinker, C K Prahlad passed away.

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BiziNation # 43: The Business of IPL

Sunday, 21 March 2010 13:15 Written by

The cricketing world sees it as a money making machine. But what are the different sources of revenue for the IPL? In this podcast, we try and give you the business side of the IPL by talking about the deals that have been signed in the run up to the third season of the IPL. All teams without exceptions have recovered their money which only proves the success of the business model which is evolving at best. In other news, Carlos Slim was declared as the world's richest man."

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