At long last, Tumblr has just pushed out an update to its iOS app which adds full compatibility with the iPad and iPad mini. Tumblr built for the big screen includes sleek sidebar navigation buttons, a new radial menu for composing posts, and of course “native” elements that make posts load a whole lot faster.
Thanks to a tip from Favstar creator, Tim Haines, there’s a way to take a “scroll” down memory lane. Twitter used to have a “public timeline” that showed you all of the global tweets that were incoming. This was way before Bieber and those other punks joined, so it was somewhat easier to manage then. That link is still exposed and viewable, and it has the older design. (via Check Out The Old Twitter Public Timeline)
ETnow had aired an interview with Flipkart co-founder - Sachin Bansal in its Starting up program this week. While the majority of the information in this 13min long video is widely known, there were few bits of information which I found quite interesting:
Flipkart was initially meant to be a comparison engine but back then there were not a lot of e-commerce companies to compare.
Flipkart started with a consignment model but today 80% of the deliveries happen through warehouses.
Books has 20% profit margin which is much higher than other products. Hence they started with books.
Books now contribute to 50% of Flipkart’s revenue followed by Electronics.
Flipkart currently has 1.5 million customers with 70% repeat rate.
Digital Music Store launching in the next couple of months. It will offer streaming music as well as paid downloads.
The company is expected to surpass 500 Crore Revenue by March 2012.