Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Sabeer Bhatia Everywhere

Sabeer Bhatia is at it again.

The Indian techie who made it big with his brain child Hotmail.com which Microsoft purchased from him, has now come up with a BlogEveryWhere.com. After a career that zoomed to its peak when he was just 28 and Bill Gates offered $400 million for his hotmail.com, it appeared to head nowhere after his next venture Arzoo.com floundered along with the DotCom crash.

Born in Chandigarh, he went on to finish his education with a 2 year stint at BITS, Pilani and had his bachelor's and master's from the California University of Technology and Stanford University respectively. In 1995 was born his Hotmail.com.

He is now back with a bang with his next venture Blogeverywhere.com. A offer that allows registered users to download a toolbar which enables them to post their blogs to multiple sites without actually visiting the site, post comments to others' blogs and much more. The surprise feature is also the Hotmail enhancer that allows email downloading for better performance and an Outlook-like preview function that allows an entire mail message to be viewed directly in the Inbox. I do not know if Microsoft will be pleased with this as it directly confronts with a similar offering from Microsoft which is still in the pipeline and expected to be showcased along with Internet Explorer 7.

In addition to this Sabeer is also working on five other ventures, all of which sound exciting prospects for the future.
  1. Navin.com, India's largest provider of Voice Mail services
  2. InstaColl.com, a contextual collaboration solution.
  3. Hotseasons.com, a travel website that will focus on hotel ratings.
  4. VoiFi.com, a project using VOIP
  5. telixo.com A project that turns your mobile phone into a personal organiser
Well, it seems like TIME rightly named him as one of the "People to Watch" in International Business in 2002. God Speed Ahead Mr. Bhatia.



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