2013′s Great online Shopping festival website is live at gosf.in. This year it will be held from Dec 11 till 13th. This year’s website has the option of Hindi language as well. Airtel, Intel & paytm are the 3 preferred partners for the 2013 GOSF. For 2013, the list of retailers participating is huge & have been listed alphabetically in the website.
Most of the companies which have an online presence are participating in the GOSF. From Airtel, airasia to Zovi, you can find all the online retailers in the list. Clicking on the website link will take you to their GOSF customized page. This online shopping festival is emerging as Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals of US.
Google India’s latest ad titled “Google Search: Reunion” has sparked a great deal of conversation on social media & other media outlets. This is based on the partition of India & Pakistan where 2 friends meet after a long time thanks to Google search. Advertisements based on India/Pakistan partition evokes emotional response & many brands are using this theme for their ads. Coco-Cola had an advt featuring vending machines where people from 2 countries can meet online.
Google has a high search market share in India & still has gone created this lengthy advt. With users shifting towards mobile search & apps, Google wants to capture this shift towards search. In the advt, search starts from Desktop search & moves on to mobile search.
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The Web Index is a measure of the world wide web’s contribution to development and human rights globally. It is designed & produced by the World Wide Web Foundation. The index measures & ranks Universal Access, Freedom and Openness, Relevant Content & Empowerment. The index was released in 2012 & in 2013 has been expanded to include 20 new countries. Both secondary data a& new primary data has been used to build the index.
It is not just how many internet users a country has, the penetration index, broadband speed & others which are important but also how the web impacts social, developmental, economic and political dimensions as well. This can be utilized by the NGO’s, Govt, think tanks & others to how to better use the web for overall development.
India has been ranked 56 out of 81 countries in the annual Web Index. Sweden, Norway, UK & USA are in the top 4 positions.