Times Internet

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Times Internet
Times Internet Logo
Type Private
Founded 1999
Headquarters Gurgaon, India
No. of locations Mumbai, New Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, Bangalore
Key people Satyan Gajwani, CEO
Industry Internet Services
Products Online News, Televisions, Magazines, Music, Education, Digital Businesses, E-commerce, Advertising Network
Employees 2,000-5,000 (2013)
Parent The Times Group
Website Times Internet (India)
Type of site web portal
Advertising Yes
Available in English

Times Internet is the Internet subsidiary and of The Times of India Group, under which, some of the largest websites in India - The Times of India, The Economic Times, Navbharat Times and Maharashtra Times operate.

Indiatimes is the flagship brand of Times Internet Limited. Times Internet limited is in turn promoted by The Times Group, which has a 90% stake in it. The remaining 10% stake is held by Seqouia Capital, which invested in this company in 2005. Times Internet is the largest Indian online group in India, according to Comscore, with over 37 million monthly visitors. It has a wide range of services from online news to e-commerce, music, radio, television, video, daily deals, sports, educational platforms and location based services.

E-Commerce[edit]

Indiatimes Shopping claims it is India's largest online shopping platform featuring over 30,000 products for sale across a wide range of categories such as apparels, accessories, jewellery, consumer durables/electronics, books, music, movies, etc.[1] [2] Indiatimes has also launched few vertical properties in the recent past. These include the Nokia India Shop and Satvik Shop. The former is the exclusive online store for Nokia in India, with Indiatimes being the official online distributor for Nokia in India. The latter is a website and community dedicated to selling organic and ayurveda products. Recently Indiatimes shopping had tied up with Land Mark and have listed 3 Million Books of various categories.

Digital[edit]

It is one of the largest Indian digital network based on traffic and revenue (behind Google, Facebook, Yahoo). It operates 30+ digital businesses. The Most popular internet channels of Times Group - The Times Of India, The Economic Times, Navbharat Times, Maharashtra Times even come under the banner of Times Internet's network. Business Insider India is another one of the fastest growing news website for business and technology persons nation wide.

Mobile[edit]

TimesMobile (TML) is the Mobile Internet venture of Times Internet. It has applications and services to users in diverse categories. Alive app is a mobile augmented reality software by Times Internet Ltd. On the launch day it was reported that (December 13, 2012), the app was downloaded 250,000 times, leading to 300,000 augmentation views on a single day. Follo is an another celebrity Fan-connect application. GreetZAP is an application to send greetings and cards to friends.

Social Networking[edit]

itimes.com is the social networking site.[3]

Music[edit]

Gaana.com is a commercial music streaming service providing free and licensed music.[4] Launched in June 2011 by Times Internet. Gaana.com provides both Indian and international music content. The entire Indian music catalog is available to users worldwide, but only users in India have access to international music. Gaana.com features music from 21 languages — Hindi, English, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali and other Indian regional languages.

Radio[edit]

Radio Mirchi is one of the most popular FM. radio station in all major cities of India including New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Ahemdabad and Pune.

Sports[edit]

Gocricket.com offers the news and coverage of cricket matches. It covers upcoming match schedules and live ball-by-ball commentary.

Education and technology[edit]

Lifehacker is a computer and technology website that recommends websites, software downloads, tutorials, tips and tricks to assist you at work as well as home. Gizmodo India is a blog about electronic gadgets and technology. Techgig.com was launched by Times Business Solutions Limited (TBSL) which is the "life interactive" arm of The Times Group.

Entertainment[edit]

Boxtv.com is an internet based video streaming service that provides latest of Bollywood blockbuster movies, TV shows, documentaries, short films and more. Times Internet became the first to launch a TV channel on Mobile with Times Now.

Astrology[edit]

Astrospeak provides astrology, horoscope, numerology, vastu, tarot, vedic and Chinese astrology daily, weekly and monthly horoscopes from top Indian astrologers.

Deals[edit]

Timesdeal.com is the destination to get discounts, attractive deals and other special shopping offers. But Times Internet has taken major stake in another popular coupon site CouponDunia. Now it has been confirmed that TimesDeal will be Merging with Coupon Dunia soon.

Health and lifestyle[edit]

Times Internet launched Timescity with focus on food and lifestyle listings. It is a one-stop destination for restaurants, events, movies and nightlife hotspots.

Happy Trips is a platform to help travellersplan their next trip. It lets you discover amazing hotels and restaurants get information and guides on the national as well as international destinations of your choice.

Mensxp.com is also a part of Indiatimes lifestyle network for men. iDiva.com offers beauty, health, relationship, career, recipe, home decor and parenting tips for women.

HealthMeUp is a health and fitness website that offers health solutions to modern day health diseases and tips on lifestyle. Zigwheels is a destination for automobiles reviews, expert opinions on cars as well as bike pricing and other various motoring subjects.

Most recent acquisitions[edit]

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