Rediff.com is an Indian website located at Mumbai and has offices in New Delhi and New York. The website offers online news, entertainment, both free and paid online community products and features, content services and many other information options. The basic theme behind the development of this platform is to get Indians both in India and other parts of the world connected.
News and Information
The daily important news is listed in the headlines section in which breaking news and important current affairs from all over India and important events through out the world are listed. Alongside there is a business news section which provides investors information about the stock market and corporate happenings. Being one of the premier information and news sites, there is a definite movie and cinema related section discussing actors, their interviews, bollywood and Hollywood trends and reviews.
To find out about what happened in cricket or other sport events around the globe, rediff.com’s sports section has in-depth coverage of current games, scores, interviews and related news. News hound section collects news and information concerning India and Indian nationals worldwide from almost 700 different news sources. You can also watch video commentaries related to special events.
The get ahead section is designed to facilitate the younger youth in developing brighter futures by providing them information on new job openings, work environment information, education opportunities, handling their money, and better utilizing their leisure time. To answer answers regarding any carrier related or education related questions there is a Q&A section where people can share what they know about.
Community Features and Products
Rediff.com not only serves as news and information website but it also provides a communication platform so that Indians living globally can come close and share their experiences. Rediff-bol is an instant messenger for people to chat and it works seamlessly on low bandwidth connections as well. It supports sms to mobile and PC phone calls. Community service of blog and forum allows people to share their thoughts and ideas. The photo section allows users to create their albums and share them with their relatives.
Rediff.com has a personal matchmaker service in which community users post profiles and view other Indian people profiles. If the users choose to register with rediff.com for match making services then they also receive a chatting tool InstaMatch for communicating with other subscribed users and finding their match. Rediff mail
Redif.com has a free email service with 1GB email storage and other mail handling facilities. Mobile subscription is also available for receiving emails on mobile phones. The rediff mail plus is a paid service in which users receive 2 GB of storage and several premium features which are not present in free mail such as free mobile sms messages, no account expiry and many more. The Pro email subscriptions is developed for handling business class users and give them emails of their own domain name, sharing of email storage amongst employees and advanced virus protection.
Rediff.com provides an online shopping facility where users can purchase products offered by several merchants including watches, mobile phones, mp3 players, air tickets, clothes, books and many other featured products. Not only you can buy things you can also sell your items here and this creates a competition in prices which is useful for all types of buyers.
Rediff.com offers mobile services in which users send sms codes to 7333, the rediff.com designated service code and they can participate in contests to win prizes, download mobile fun items, read emails and reply to them, and receive sports and news. Through sms people can flirt around, play games or even exchange jokes.
These include rediff e-cards in which users can send electronic cards, rediff search to find India related content and information and rediff astrology. Searching service also allows users to search for air fare for both domestic and international flights to their required destination. The business solution service can be used for the purchase and hosting of web domains for business purposes and personal use.
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