Main page as of 24 July 2009
|Type of business||Public company|
Type of site
|Key people||Ajit Balakrishnan, Chairman and CEO|
|Revenue||INR7290 million (2016)|
|Net income||-INR653 million (2016)|
|Employees||316 (Dec 2009)|
|Alexa rank||414 (October 2016)|
|Launched||February 8, 1997|
Rediff.com is an Indian news, information, entertainment and shopping web portal, founded in 1996 as "Rediff On The NeT". It is headquartered in Mumbai, with offices in Bangalore, New Delhi and New York City.
According to Alexa, Rediff.com is the No. 30 Indian web portal as of 2018. It has more than 300 employees. Most of the visitors to Rediff.com are from India, while the rest come primarily from the US and China. In April 2001, Rediff.com acquired and began offering India Abroad.
In 2001, Rediff.com was alleged to be in violation of the Securities Act for filing materially false prospectus in relation to an IPO of its American depositary shares. The case was resolved by settlement in 2009.
The rediff.com domain was registered in India in 1996. Early products included the email service Rediffmail and Rediff Shopping, an online marketplace selling electronics and peripherals. In 2007, Rediff iShare, a multimedia platform, was released. In 2010, Rediffmail NG was launched, an email service for mobile platforms. In 2012, Rediff launched its Android App for Rediff News.