Biz wrapup: Motorola acquires SoundBuzz, MapMyIndia partners with GM, MySpace enters India..and more

Table of Contents Hide MapMyIndia partners with General MotorsMotorola to acquire SoundBuzzMySpace enters IndiaCommunity site for students studying abroadSify goes for rebranding MapMyIndia partners with General Motors MapmyIndia Navigator, the…

MapMyIndia partners with General Motors

MapmyIndia Navigator, the recently launched in-car GPS navigation device for all India will now come equipped as a standard accessory in all variants of General Motors’ premium cars in India.

With this development, MapmyIndia Navigator becomes the first GPS navigator in India to be available as a standard accessory with a car, this unprecedented initiative on the part of GM sends positive signals for the navigation industry in general, particularly for MapmyIndia.
The MapmyIndia navigation device will also be available for sale at all 78 GM dealerships across India as a certified GM genuine accessory, where anyone can walk in and purchase the product. [source]

The GPS service is hot in India and expect some action from other players too.

Motorola to acquire SoundBuzz

The acquisition of Soundbuzz will allow Motorola to expand its MOTOMUSIC service beyond China, into India, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, as per the release. Soundbuzz has about 750,000 tracks in its library.

Since 90 % of all digital music content in Asia is sold via mobile channels, Motorola will use this acquisition to expand it’s MotoMusic service.

Soundbuzz’s multi-region music delivery platform enables the purchase and distribution of digital content through over-the-air and wired broadband connections.

Motorola is betting big on mobile music and has acquired SoundBuzz, mobile music distribution company. [link]

MySpace enters India

MySpace has finally launched it’s Indian site ( They tied up with channel [V] for the campus star contest and have launched a local band portal –IndiHub.

Community site for students studying abroad

Uniguru offers peer-to-peer advice on over 100,000 courses at 808 institutions in the U.K, the U.S., Singapore and Australia. The company will also launch a parallel site for domestic universities in India next year.

Uniguru will feature written posts, video diaries and photographs from existing students about aspects of their lives and studies, including the quality of the course, advice on visas, the weather, city life, accommodation and the cost of living. Prospective students will be able to create their own profiles and interact with existing students to find out the realities of life and study abroad beyond that covered in prospectuses

Sify goes for rebranding

Sify Technologies today launched its new logo and brand identity to signify a new phase in the company’s growth strategy. The company is intergrating its enterprise and consumer business under one platform for this purpose.

On the consumer front, Sify will provide services such as e-commerce and educational content, while on the enterprise side, it added services such as security, web content and data management among others. [link]

More news @ IndiaBusiness channel.

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