Bangalore, Karnataka, India:txtWeb from Intuit Inc, which is a cloud-based global platform to make content and services available on any mobile phone, has been declared the runner-up of the highly coveted NASSCOM Innovation Awards 2013 under the Technology Innovation category. The award recognises txtWeb as a new and an innovative technology that has made a significant impact in its industry segment.
The award was presented by Milind Deora, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology, Government of India, at the prestigious NASSCOM India Leadership Forum 2013.
txtWeb enables anyone with a basic mobile phone to discover and consume content and services simply through SMS text messaging. It uniquely solves for the needs of emerging markets as an open and free publicly available cloud-based platform that democratizes access to information.
“We are delighted to be acknowledged by NASSCOM for our pioneering work. txtWeb enables any developer or business to quickly deploy their text-based application to make their content and services available to 900 million Indians with mobile phones. ” said, Manish Maheshwari, Director, txtWeb. We are inspired by the trust and confidence shown by our users and developers and will continue to innovate and impact their lives in a profound way,” he further added.
As part of NASSCOM’s five-fold vision for the next decade, the aim is to build a preeminent innovation hub in India. The NASSCOM Innovation Awards serves as a benchmark for the industry capturing the innovation journey of India across Indian and multinational organizations. The awards recognize companies that have made innovation a part of their organizational DNA, and used the innovation engine to reinvent their processes, marketing and product development strategies.
This year the nominations were invited in 3 categories - Technology Innovation, Business Innovation and Process Innovation. From over 400 applications, 18 were shortlisted to present to the jury comprising of eminent industry leaders, researchers and academicians. 5 Innovation Awards were presented across the three categories at the NASSCOM India Leadership Forum.
txtWeb is an open platform for SMS based applications, launched in India in 2011. The platform democratizes access to information, making it free, quick and easy with the most basic mobile phone with no GPRS or data plan. A user can think of txtWeb as a SMS based browser but much more accessible than web browser and get any information just by SMSing keywords to 9266592665. For more details please visit: www.txtweb.com
About Intuit Inc.
Intuit Inc. is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses; financial institutions, including banks and credit unions; consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services, including QuickBooks, Quickenή and TurboTax, simplify small business management and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing. ProSeriesή and Lacerte are Intuit's leading tax preparation offerings for professional accountants. Intuit Financial Services helps banks and credit unions grow by offering innovative online and mobile banking solutions that make it easier for consumers and businesses to manage their money. Founded in 1983, Intuit had annual revenue of $4.15 billion in its fiscal year 2012. The company has approximately 8,500 employees with major offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India and other locations. More information can be found at www.intuit.com
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Left to Right – Milind Deora, Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology, Govt of India presenting the NASSCOM Innovation Award 2013 to Manish Maheshwari and Vijay Anand from Intuit India
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