Webdunia to launch games portal

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Mumbai, Feb 17: Webdunia, one of the players in the Indian Language Internet portal segment is all set to launch a gaming portal shortly.

The beta version is already out and the portal will be launched within the next few months, Webdunia President and COO Pankaj Jain told the sources. Mr Jain who was in the city for the NASSCOM Leadership Summit said, with over 1.5 million users and the community growing at a brisk pace, Webdunia was all poised to give personal flavours to the web users, providing them with their own community groups, besides enabling netizens to device their own web pages in the language of their choice.

Confidentiality would be maintained and at the same time, the users could identify their circle and pass on. These pages could also be hosted on a revenue-sharing basis with advertisements posted and part revenue shared, Mr Jain said.

Cashing on in the fast growth of mobile telephone, Webdunia also had made its downloads accessible through GPRS-enabled mobile phones, where the users could download news, market information or even their e-mails in their respective languages without any additional applications loaded to the phone.

The spread of internet could be much faster in rural areas to attract regional languages, if the government-owned telecom companies offered broadband connections free of cost, he said.

Similarly, the user community would also increase tremendously, if the language content increased tremendously.


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