Mahesh Sharma

Australian-born, Bangalore-based Mahesh Sharma is ZDNet's India correspondent.

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Cutting commutes with data mining

Sydney drivers on the notoriously congested M4 tollway could soon shorten their commutes courtesy of a recently completed data mining competition coordinated by local start-up Kaggle.

February 27, 2011 by Mahesh Sharma


Dining out on innovation

Politicians often come under fire for fraternising with the private sector, but in this regard I think our MPs could learn a thing or two from US President Barack Obama, who recently dined with Silicon Valley royalty.

February 22, 2011 by Mahesh Sharma


Hear the Chorus of customer sentiment

Originally conceived as an additional feature to another product, Chorus' consumer mood-tracking technology has a shot at success all on its own after its selection in the Startmate investment program.

February 10, 2011 by Mahesh Sharma


Herding bugs for faster development

A winner in the StartMate funding and mentoring program, BugHerd, hopes its tool will speed up the obstacles in software development commonly caused by bug tracking and resolution.

February 1, 2011 by Mahesh Sharma

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Condoms, social, shoes get start-up gong

The inaugural i10 awards recognising high potential and innovative Australian start-ups have been won by social-media analytics company Buzz Numbers, which beat a field of 450 companies compiled in the database of local start-up social-networking site,

January 26, 2011 by Mahesh Sharma

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Sharing emails with workmates: Noosbox

Local start-up Noosbox is hoping its selection in the Startmate entrepreneur program will boost the success of its email-sharing application — an idea borne out of frustrations in helping solve customer problems.

January 20, 2011 by Mahesh Sharma


Startmate outs its shortlist

Start-up investment fund Startmate has selected five businesses to participate in a three-month program that includes $25,000 seed funding and mentoring from successful Aussie entrepreneurs.

December 23, 2010 by Mahesh Sharma


Shouting out from small business

A new website provides an opportunity for small businesses to promote their products and services to a wider audience, in exchange for granting access to their Facebook friends and Twitter networks.

December 13, 2010 by Mahesh Sharma


i.lab: helping start-ups to fail fast, or win

Start-up incubator i.lab is launching an online business validation program to select companies for its development program, which aims to nurture scalable businesses with a high commercial return.

December 9, 2010 by Mahesh Sharma