GupShup, a Twitter-Like Service, Gets $10 Million

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  1. Om,
    SMS messaging is expensive in North America compared to Asian countries. SMS messages are very cheap in India. That explains why the service has picked up so well. Also, in India they don’t charge you for incoming SMS messages, it’s only for outgoing messages.
    Any idea on how SMSGupShup is generating revenue. In other words, what is their revenue model? Are they still trying to figure out the revenue model like twitter or they have found one?

  2. India has a far more reach of mobile (about 250 million mobile-literate as compared to 65 million pc literate).
    SMS is already being used in India for a lot of utilitarian services like sending climate forecast to farmers and selecting best prices for selling their crops/vegetables.

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