Mahesh Sharma

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

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DesignCrowd out of 99designs' shadow

In the start-up universe, first-mover advantage is a law that like gravity, can weigh on a company's fortunes, but Sydney-based DesignCrowd hopes to become the exception to the rule.

March 20, 2012 by Mahesh Sharma


Stayz founder helps SMBs online

Holiday website Stayz was a unique way for holiday homeowners to get the word out about their property, turning physical assets into digital capital. The website's founder now hopes to replicate this for the broader category of small businesses, helping SMBs to spruik their wares online.

March 12, 2012 by Mahesh Sharma


Start-up accelerators foster brain drain

The local growth in start-up activity and investment has provided a once-in-a-generation opportunity for Australian entrepreneurs to turn their dreams into reality, but it has also accelerated the export of our best and brightest talent and intellectual property.

March 7, 2012 by Mahesh Sharma


Cutting through push spam

It's happened to everybody; the phone vibrates or emits a sound notification, you feel instantly popular and in demand, and proudly whip out your phone to see who has contacted you, only to realise that it was just another annoying update from an unused app.

February 28, 2012 by Mahesh Sharma


Start-ups: a lucrative target for hackers

A security researcher recently explained to me that any hacker "would've loved to have hacked in to Twitter five years ago", because, if he had, then he would have potentially had a lifeline directly in to its key systems and information.

February 27, 2012 by Mahesh Sharma


Taking Aussie gaming to the next level

Australia's history as a game developer outsourcing hub has positioned it to take a slice of the next generation of social and mobile games, and now venture capital firms need to step up.

February 7, 2012 by Mahesh Sharma


Ninja Blocks connects life to the web

Startmate company Ninja Blocks raised over $35,000 in under four days via the Kickstarter project to build a device that bridges the gap between your real life and the web.

February 2, 2012 by Mahesh Sharma