SlideShare Tweetup

Hey guys, SlideShare Tweetup is happening at SlideShare’s New Delhi office on Monday, 5th Jan 2009 6PM onwards. And, you’re welcome. Click here to register for the event.

It’s going to be an informal gathering of fans of SlideShare and Twitterers in Delhi. Rashmi Sinha, CEO SlideShare is going to attend the tweetup. It’s a good time to catch up with her and the SlideShare team.

And there are going to be snacks, wifi, gossip etc. I will be there.

More from blogsphere:
http://blog.gauravgupta.in/2008/12/slideshare-tweetup-on-monday-05-jan.html
http://www.webyantra.net/2008/12/27/slideshare-tweetup-on-monday-5-jan-2009-at-600-pm/

Vodafone has made iPhone a whore!

It is the Vodafone’s “buy iPhone on EMIs” SMS which made me write this. It goes on like this – “Now, the iPhone you have been waiting for is even more wonderful. Buy iPhone on EMIs of Rs 2470 only. What are you waiting for {crap}”. Here’s the link to complete plan – http://www.vodafone.in/existingusers/products/pages/iphone3g_emi.aspx

Enough is enough. Frankly, this piece of art from Apple is in bad hands now. First, they (Vodafone) bully the Indian market and launch iPhone at an exorbitant price. Then, they come out with this EMI shit and try to make it “look” affordable. Aw cmon guys, iPhone is a phenomenon. Ride on it. Don’t try these cheap sales shit to sell it. It’ll sell like hotcakes by itself. Just price it in 15K range and see your iPhone business have scaling problems!

I personally don’t like Airtel much for their services. But they are marketing the iPhone nicely. They are giving it what it deserves on its way to become a solid business phone brand in India.

Whatever good or bad is there with iPhone, remember, there can only be one iPhone.

SlideShare closes series A funding with $3M

This is big news for me – SlideShare secured $3M funding, mainly from Venrock and few angel investors. We’ve bootstrapped till now, and this is the first major money that we have picked up from investors. It has been an exciting journey so far, and is just getting better now.

I am taking this moment out to thank all SlideShare users who have justified the use case for sharing presentations online. This is for you guys! We promise to continuously make SlideShare more and more useful to you.

Here’s the “Meet Henry” style annoucement:

Here is some coverage of the event across the web:
Techcrunch: SlideShare Secures $3M for Embeddable Presentations
Mashable: SlideShare Gets $3M for Online Presentations
News.com: Can SlideShare make PowerPoint sharing interesting?

DDOS hosed SlideShare

Its really frustrating to be DDOSed. Heard that. Read that. Now, experienced that. SlideShare is fighting the DDOS of worst kind, apparently sponsored by the Chinese. It has been going on now for about a week now, and is showing no signs of stopping. Damn!

Here’s some coverage on Techcrunch explaining the turn of events and the reasons behind the DDOS. More coverage from Webyantra.

And now my response to the attackers: Fuck you. We’ll fight you, and we’ll overcome you.