Pulses stocking and high agricultural income under tax authority scrutiny

Pulses price have been on an all time high in the nation. Government officials believe that this crisis is created using pseudo supply demand gap. The gap is created by stocking up pulses and raising prices in the market. To catch hold of sellers making a killer profit out of this situation, the tax authorities are conducting raids. Initial raids were conducted in Mumbai Delhi and Madhya Pradesh.

Traders from Delhi confirm that raids were held but official statement is yet to be issued. The government is also planning to impose stock limit on pulses like chana and sugar to contain rising prices. The traders point that the two failed monsoons are the reason for rising prices of pulses. According to government data the production of pulses fell by 20.05 million ton, a 16 percent decrease per ton. The price rise in Mumbai was 5.5percent per kg. In the future the prices of chana are expected to rise by 25 percent. The government is particularly scrutinizing the agricultural sector over possible tax evasion. Though agricultural income itself is not taxable but people using this channel to evade taxes is possible.

A recent RTI revealed that trillions of money being declared as agricultural income despite the fact failing crops for the past 2 years. 90 percent of the farms are cultivated by marginal farmers who do not even file their income.
The government has launched investigation into 2,500 cases where the income through agriculture was declared more than 1 crore.

300 heroes cloned script of League of Legends

300 heroes from Chinese gaming company Tiaoyue is yet another clone of League of Legends.But what makes it stand out among other clones in Chinese market is the native touch the game has.

The heroes are all inspired from the Chinese historical characters some of them are Xuanzang (monk and a traveler from Tang Dynasty) Zhuge Liang (strategist from three kingdoms period).This gives insight into how localization of products is necessary for better reach of foreign audience, mere language  translation is not enough.

Though this game has been an exact rip off of the original game league of legends(LOL) the creators of the game hope this would pull from( Dfence of the Ancients) DOTA and its sequel and LOL.The game play is very similar to that of LOL.

From gamers perspective not many are happy from with this bit-by-bit clone of the game.Though some say that the reference to Naruto and chinese heroes seem appealing enough to jump to this game.The game has also Naruto vs One piece fight and some favourite characters like kakashi from Naruto.

The game starts initially with 37 heroes and moving up in the game will unlock new heroes.The game is initially available in windows platform.

A recent study in the gaming industry of china has revealed that gamers of china like games which integrate their ancient martial arts and with a touch of their culture.

The major problem with such clone script games is not their success but their sustainability in the market they rise and fall in no time.

Citiesocial once a Taiwan’s clone script of Groupon is now making its own niche in e-commerce sector

Taiwan is well known as the maker of mobile handsets and laptops across the globe.It is also the home to $30 billion ecommerce industries with competing marketplaces and startups.One such start-up is Citiesocial where you can find uniquely designed products, household ornaments through flash sales.
The site is filled objects that are quite intresting and those which you can’t find in your regular store, like a pillow that wraps around your head and a tooth brush worth $100.
Eric Wang is the founder of Citiesocial. The Company has designed its catalog so as to appeal the minds of customers who are interested in creative design of a product. Citesocial have created their own niche in Taiwan’s ecommerce community.
This company initially started as letsgou a cloned script of Groupon. The Company at the beginning had a margin of 30% and 10% higher margin than their competitors.
However due to increasing completion group-buying sector and highly funded sites coming into play letsgou started losing the play.Then started the shift towards Citesocial and after somepoint letsgou was completely dropped and now Citesocial is the only prime site under operation.
Citiesocoial has steadily gained membership since it’s starting though had certain issues with funding in mid 2013 now the company is moving with a steady cash-in flow.During this period the company sized down their staff and Eric Wang started to invest himself in the analytics and marketing team. This has paid back well to the company with increase in membership and sales.

Juice Cubes Is a Well Made Clone of Candy Crush

The third Ravio stars game of Ravio Entertainment is striking and well made. After Candy crush Saga’s heart game, a match-three puzzle game tries to set it apart with a little change in the mechanism of the game, as there are already too much of clones.
Unlike the name Juice cubes games doesn’t feature juices. The game is about matching or juicing the tiles in the game representing slices of fruits. Pocket play Lab would have played more on the term juice. It would be much better if blenders exist there and few screaming fruit slices.
Like Candy crush Saga its clone game also has the same aim of passing on to the next level within a few moves, matching three or four cubes within a specific time, creating bombs to explode a larger region of fruit. As you move further levels in both the games the criteria to pass next level will be tougher.
Juice cubes differ from other games in its way of tile matching, where you have to match the tiles diagonally. This makes the game easier to play when compared to other games.
The initial level of the game is set with a beach resort background and an audio that suits it. It is a relaxing game that soothes the users while juice the fruits.
Juice cubes lack in its storyline, as it neglects to compel a good story that supports the beauty of the cute beach resort background and sliced fruits.

Uluyu Is another Groupon Clone

There are already a huge number of Groupon clones and now it is the time to tell about the new look clone Uluyu. It made its features different from other clones like providing free vouchers to all of its users both online and offline and from now on users need not have to print anything.
Uluyu currently has more than four lakh active users from the total user of 550,000 users. It has 200 merchants like its partners and for the past three months, Uluyu has said that it had 2,300 vouchers that were redeemed by its merchants.
Currently the website Uluyu stands equal to one of its biggest rival AdaDiskon.Uluyu has three main differences to differentiate it from other rivals.Here are the differences:
The first main difference is that giving free vouchers to its users, while others sell them. After logging into the site, they can get the voucher either by liking them through Facebook or tweeting about it. Then they can use the voucher code at designated merchants. They may even block some user ID’s when some users doesn’t use them.
The second is that Uluyu doesn’t showcase the merchant’s details on their website. Users can only able to see only particular information like merchant’s brand and voucher.

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It also attracts a number of merchants as it has a good amount of potential users to see their stores. It is something different from the other Groupon approach as it enables the users to explore their own products.
The third difference is that it offers vouchers offline in malls through physical machines in the Jakarta area. Their best mall partner is Summarecon Mall Serpong. Voucher machines are placed in the lobby of the mall where passers-by can get free vouchers.

An Upmarket Groupon Clone – City Nomads

City Nomads are one among the Groupon clones in Singapore. To differentiate it from the rest of the clones, the City Nomads founder positioned the City Nomads as a luxurious group buying site specialized in food and drinks.
Would the sophisticated establishment and luxury brands diminish the brand integrity in pursuit of customer acquisition is still a question that arises in the hearts of people?
The main idea of any deal site is of course the deals itself. City Nomads exists to give a wonderful experience to the citizens of Singapore in dining.
Each person has a different opinion about the Singapore’s Groupon clones and their efforts to build a feasible business and they use to share their opinions in the comments section.
To differentiate itself from other sites, City Namods expands the site to develop the site into something more than a deal site, in order to build social capabilities that enable Nomads to add friends on the site and share photos with them.
The founders of this are the ones who love the finer things in life. Alex shifted to Singapore, where he was trained as a chef at a Restaurant named ‘Coriander Leaves’ in Clarke Quay. Having exposed to wine at his younger age, he was so familiar in that subject, so he led wine dinners and conducted wine appreciation classes.
The co-founder Shavit Clien seems to prefer Whisky more and he specializes in the field of payment solutions for customers. The HQ team of the City Nomads will help in the development of businesses in the food and drink industries.

Ziuma Is an Indonesian Facebook Clone

It is really bad to say that some startups are doing uncreative copies. Those startups will be similar to the other in all the features except the name.But it’s rare to see a poorly copied and uncreative startup like Ziuma, which looks exactly like a Facebook.
The first thing anyone would notice about the startup is its login page, which will be the same like the Facebook. Even though, if they change the map symbol and the colour, similarity exhibits.
If any user admits to login and enter the home page there also they can find the same similarity. Yes, the home page is also copied from Facebook with same layouts and designs.
Even the simple logos for photos and videos look identical without any involvement of creativity.
The main difference between Facebook and Ziuma is that some features of Ziuma don’t work. For ex: If anyone likes to upload a profile picture, for name sake the upload is complete but if it displays a broken image on the profile.
If anyone tries to post something on their timeline, then the share button doesn’t work and if anyone wishes to like something, then there will be connection problem.
If one likes to write a comment for the image of other user, then Ziuma will direct them to the dashboard.
Ziuma is illegal and its way of excecution is really bad annoying its users. But, it is an Indonesian app and many users there is already familiar with the popular startup Facebook. Even if Ziuma is designed in a more creative manner the progress will be bad as it is only trying to bring out the service that already exists.

Investors Spent $ 90 Millions into Wimdu-An Airbnb Clone

Techcrunch announced that a recently launched Airbnb clone has managed to raise $ 90 millions. This bulk investment was led by the investors Kinnevik and Samwer brother’s Rocket Internet.
These investors are not new to the cloning of many tech industries. Similarly the home sharing website Airbnb also plans to fund $100 million or more at a valuation of one billion. From this it is clear that Wimbu has not just cloned its business model and idea, it has also copied its financial policy.
Wimdu is exactly what Airbnb is and those who are familiar with Airbnb can make it easy to learn about Wimdu, a marketplace for private places.
The company says that it has more than 10,000 apartments in its current listing over 150 cities across the world. Its team is growing further with more than 400 employees from fifteen offices worldwide.
Airbnb, one of the popular websites for homesharing not only have Wimbu as its clone, it also has many other clones like 9flats that recently raised funds from RedPoint Ventures. Airbnb acquired one of its clones Accoleo, a German clone.
Airbnb sent an email to more than one lakh hosts warning them about its clone websites, also termed as ‘scam artists’.
This type of scam artists involve in the copy and paste techniques often, as they are not good in creativity. They would have a history of website copying, aggressively stealing from their community and try to sell the company back to normal and simply state that they are a part of Groupon.

China’s Cloning Firm Sells Dog Breed for Million of Dollors

The commercial cloning company in China cloned breeds from one of the most expensive Tibetan Mastiff. Breeding is always a tough way for dog manufacture, so the idea behind this decision of a new joint venture in China is to improve the pet market of China by providing all the people with high quality breeds. Three Tibetan Mastiff puppies of a surrogate mother were cloned by the company. These puppies were cloned from Jiama, an eighty year old hound. Tibetan Mastiff got popular as it is one of the rarest breeds.
Tibetan Mastiff was considered to be one of the most expensive dog breeds in China, but it is rare to get. A refined pedigree pup was sold for a record of 2.4 million U.S dollars, i.e. fifteen million yuan last year. This wooly Mastiff has won many championships in China for its popular breed that is rare in China. The Tibetan Mastiff well known for its loyal and wild disposition has been used as a watchdog and shepherd by the herders. These are the best guardians preferred by the Nouveau riche. Breeding is the best way for dog manufacturing, so it can be made simple by cloning.
More companies are showing interest for investing in this technology such as animal husbandry industry. The cloning process is still delicate and the process has been limited to scientific research in China. The other reason for such limitation is that cloning is a costly process.