Mahesh Sharma

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

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Android breaking up taxi monopoly

The former head of Australia's corporate watchdog has identified smartphones and mobile applications as a way to boost competition in the taxi industry, and one cashed-up start-up has developed an Android-based device for drivers.

October 18, 2011 by Mahesh Sharma


Sensis backs Android/iOS dev showdown

A high-stakes hackathon next month will attempt to answer what is arguably the biggest question of this generation's coding talent: are Android developers better than iOS developers?

October 16, 2011 by Mahesh Sharma


Start-up eats its crowdsourced dog food

A website that allows start-ups to "crowdsource" funding for the business has successfully overcome its first hurdle: crowdsourcing the funds necessary to build the website.

October 6, 2011 by Mahesh Sharma


Melbourne date set for PushStart Live! tour

PushStart has picked Melbourne as the first point in its national expansion, capping off a period of significant growth for the organisation that connects mentors with entrepreneurs.

September 29, 2011 by Mahesh Sharma


Aussie $40m VC fund eyes 10 times ROI

AdventureCapital is on the verge of launching a venture capital fund with up to $40 million at its disposal to guide start-ups through the "valley of death", following the examples of Silicon Valley's Dave McClure's 500 Startups and "super-angel" Ron Conway.

September 27, 2011 by Mahesh Sharma


SydStart eyes Asian entrepreneurs

The SydStart conference has moved closer towards its goal of being the biggest start-up gathering in the southern hemisphere, with last week's event attracting entrepreneurs from as far as Indonesia and Singapore.

September 25, 2011 by Mahesh Sharma


People power to end taxi app wars?

One developer is hoping to put an end to the taxi booking app wars by producing a harmonious experience for cab companies, drivers and passengers, and he wants to do it by leveraging people power.

September 19, 2011 by Mahesh Sharma


Taxi app wars heat up

The imminent launch of taxi booking application Ingogo has received a massive financial boost having secured first round investment funding from a collection of high-profile technology, banking and angel investors, including a Google staffer and MYOB co-founder.

September 14, 2011 by Mahesh Sharma