PM Narendra Modi in Silicon Valley stresses the importance of Indian language content

Few basic stats of the internet space in India,

  • 320 million internet user base (~25% internet penetration)
  • Demography: 16- 25 years (37%), 26-35 years (38%), 36-45 (16%), Others (9%, which includes me!)
  • Urban internet base 62%, rural internet base 38%
  • Total mobile internet is over 250 million – 121 million 3G mobile users, 2G still bigger than 3G in India.
  • Urban mobile internet users 75%, rural at 25%. Growing at 55% year-on-year.
  • Smartphone penetration in India: 10% against the global penetration at 25%.
  • 88% of India’s population is non-English speaking.
  • Local language internet user base 127 million, growing 47% year-on-year.

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Twitter Acquires Namo Media!

Facebook and Twitter are seeing very healthy & promising growth in the mobile ad revenues. To strengthen its mobile advertising revenue Twitter announced today that it is acquiring mobile native ad specialist Namo Media (no relation with India’s PM NaMo).

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