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Rediff.com
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Main page as of 24 July 2009
Type Public company
Traded as NASDAQREDF
Founded 1996; 20 years ago (1996)
Headquarters Mumbai, India
Key people Ajit Balakrishnan, Chairman and CEO
Industry Internet Services
Revenue $3.63 million (2015)[1]
Employees 316 (Dec 2009)
Website rediff.com
Alexa rank Negative increase 332 (April 2016) [2]
Type of site Web Portal
Registration Optional
Available in English
Launched February 8, 1997 (19 years ago) (1997-02-08)

Rediff.com is an Indian news, information, entertainment and shopping web portal, founded in 1996[3] as "Rediff On The NeT".[4] It is headquartered in Mumbai, with offices in Bangalore, New Delhi and New York City.[5]

According to Alexa,[6] Rediff.com is the No. 24 Indian web portal.[7] It has more than 316 employees.[8] 89.1% of the millions of visitors[9] to Rediff.com are from India, while the rest come primarily from the USA (3.4%) and China.[10] In April 2001, Rediff.com acquired and began offering India Abroad.[11] As of February 2011, it ranked 295 on Alexa.[12] Rediff.com was the first website domain name registered in India in 1996.[13]

In 2001, Rediff.com was alleged to be in violation of the Securities Act for filing materially false prospectus in relation to an IPO of its American depositary shares.[14]

History[edit]

  • Rediffmail – Web based and app-based e-mail which has around 95 million registered usernames.[15]
  • Rediff Shopping – An online and app-based marketplace, headquartered in Mumbai, India, selling mobile phones, shopping, apparel and accessories, home utility and electronics.
  • Rediff News App – On 14 September 2012, Rediff launched its Android App for Rediff News.[16]
  • Rediff iShare – From 10 July 2007, Rediff users were able to upload their videos, music and pictures to the Rediff iShare multimedia platform.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rediff Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2016 Results". Rediff.com. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Rediff.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2016-04-30. 
  3. ^ "Rediff.Com reports Q1 results: India revenue up 42%". Financialexpress.com. 2008-07-24. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  4. ^ "Internet Archive Wayback Machine rediffonthenet.com".  |archive-url= is malformed: timestamp (help)
  5. ^ "Rediff.com India Ltd, Business Wire India, Press Releases, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada, Gujarati, Malayal". Businesswireindia.com. 2009-12-14. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  6. ^ Alexa Ranking
  7. ^ "Top Sites in India". Alexa. Retrieved 2016-04-30. 
  8. ^ "REDF : Rediff.com India Limited FAQs". Investor.rediff.com. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  9. ^ 5 million unique visitors worldwide
  10. ^ At least 66 per cent of the visitors come from India
  11. ^ "Pioneering publisher Gopal Raju passes away". India Abroad. 2008-04-10. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  12. ^ "Rediff.com Site Info". Alexa.com. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  13. ^ "India completes 20 years of commercial internet". Indian Digitel Review. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  14. ^ "Cauley Geller Bowman & Coates, LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Rediff.com India Ltd. Seeking Damages on Behalf of Purchasers of Rediff American Depository Shares - REDF". May 25, 2001. Retrieved Jul 17, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Rediff records 15 percent growth in registered user base". Medianewsline.com. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  16. ^ "Rediff News Android App". Rediff.com. Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  17. ^ "Now share videos, music on Rediff’s iShare". Livemint.com. 2007-07-10. Retrieved 2014-11-17. 

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