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Times Internet
Type of site
Private
Available in English
Founded 1999 (1999)
Headquarters Gurgaon, India
No. of locations Mumbai, New Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, Bangalore
Key people

Gautam Sinha, CEO

Gulshan Verma, CRO
Industry Internet services
Products Online news, television, magazines, music, education, digital businesses, e-commerce, advertising network
Employees 2,000-5,000 (2013)
Parent The Times Group
Website www.timesinternet.in
Advertising Yes

Times Internet is an Internet subsidiary 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. Times Internet is in turn promoted by The Times Group, which has a 100% stake in it. Times Internet is the largest Indian online group in India, with over 6.5 billion monthly pageviews. 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

Indiatimes Shopping is an 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, and movies.[1] [2]

Indiatimes has also launched a 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 tied up with Land Mark and have listed 3 million books of various categories.

Digital

It is one of the largest Indian digital networks based on traffic and revenue (behind Google, Facebook, and Yahoo). It operates 30+ digital businesses. The most popular internet channels of Times Group - The Times Of India, The Economic Times, Navbharat Times, iDiva, Luxpresso, and Maharashtra Times - even come under the banner of Times Internet's network. Business Insider India is another of the fastest growing news websites for business and technology persons nationwide. The Huffington Post India in association with The Times of India Group is also an online news aggregator and blog offering coverage of Indian politics, entertainment, Bollywood, world news and technology.

Mobile

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 its launch day, December 13, 2012, it was reported that the app was downloaded 250,000 times, leading to 300,000 augmentation views on a single day.

Follo is another celebrity Fan-connect application.

GreetZAP is an application to send greetings and cards to friends.

Social networking

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

Music

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

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

Sports

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

Education and technology

Lifehacker is a computer and technology website that recommends websites, software downloads, tutorials, and tips and tricks to assist pewople 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

Boxtv.com is an internet based video streaming service that provides the latest on 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

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

Deals

Times Internet acquired a majority stake in CouponDunia Media Pvt. Ltd. and merged its company TimesDeal with it. The new company now runs under the brand name CouponDunia which has over six million subscribers and monthly traffic of over six million visitors.

Health and lifestyle

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

HealthMeUp.com is a health and fitness website that offers solutions to modern day health issues and tips on lifestyle.

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

HappyTrips is a platform to discover new travel destinations from all over the world and plan their holiday trip. It offers offline travel guides written by experts from across the globe.

Zigwheels has automobile reviews, expert opinions on cars as well as bike pricing and other various motoring subjects.

Finance

ETMoney provide best way to save grow and manage your money.

ETInsure Insurance web aggregator limited an online insurance distribution platform.

Most recent acquisitions

  • CricBuzz
  • TaskBucks
  • Money Sights
  • CouponDunia
  • Couponwaft
  • Dineout
  • inResto
  • Musicfellas
  • ViralShots

References