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Online advsertising market in India.

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An insightful article by “Businessworld” on the scene of online advsertising market in India. Informative and interesting.


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April 25, 2007 at 5:23 am

Google Thesis

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The original Google thesis. Interesting read.

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April 25, 2007 at 5:19 am

Posted in IT, Tech

Why to not start a startup.

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A great post yet once again from Paul Graham. He has listed few of the common reasons why people are reluctant in starting a startup of their own. He also classifies the reasons as valid concerns or bogus. And it serves as a checklist to exmaine one’s feelings.

The reasons are:

  1. Too young.
  2. Too inexperienced.
  3. Not determined enough.
  4. Not smart enough.
  5. Know nothing about business.
  6. No cofounder.
  7. No idea.
  8. No room for more startups.
  9. Family to support.
  10. Independently wealthy.
  11. Not ready for commitment.
  12. Need for structure.
  13. Fear of uncertainty.
  14. Don’t realize what you’re avoiding.
  15. Parents want you to be a doctor.
  16. A job is the default.

I initially thought I would extract the most important points and list them down here itself, but then having read the post multiple times already, I would say every line is important. And if I attempted to just highlight the key points and arguments that would some how not convey the entire picture and meaning correctly. Which is absolutely critical.

However the very essence of the post is to start a startup early, rather than looking for a regular job for the sake of experience. A regular job tends to take you away from the goal of starting your own startup rather than assisting or speeding the very process. As a regular job would transform one into a tame animal and what a startup would be able to teach, a regular corporate job will not be able to in the same amount of time.

In a nustshell. The Sooner the better!

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April 15, 2007 at 7:35 am

Annual list of 40 most innovative companies.

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The top 10 being:

  1. Google
  2. Apple
  3. Genentech
  4. Samsung
  5. News Corp
  6. Nintendo
  8. Cisco
  9. General Electric
  10. Nvidia

Visit the article for the complete list. Raja of outsourcing – Infosys is ranked 14th.

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April 14, 2007 at 2:28 pm

Posted in Business, IT


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SDA India Magazine and present the first of its kind conference on Java, Eclipse, Enterprise Architectures, SOA, Web Services, Software Testing, and Project Management, to the Indian Enterprise IT community of CIOs, CTOs, Management, System Analysts, Development Managers, IT Managers, Project Managers, Project Leaders, Software Architects, Software Developers, Software Testers, Database Administrators, and Web Developers. Whether you are a decision maker evaluating the use of these technologies, an IT business looking for partners and networking opportunities, or a working professional looking to stay on the cutting-edge of technology, this is one conference you don’t want to miss.

The core of the program is aimed at dissemination of information on all Java technologies, Eclipse and related technologies, Enterprise Architectures, and SOA, which are necessary ingredients for a successful business. Besides this, JAX also focuses on aspects pertaining to project management and software testing, which are key to the functioning of distributed enterprises

Date and Venue: 28th to 31st May 2007, J N Tata Auditorium, IISc, Bangalore, India

More details here.

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March 16, 2007 at 10:38 am

Attention Web 2.0 Start-Ups: Party May Be Ending

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An interesting post on the affect the global recession could have on the Web 2.0 firms.

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March 16, 2007 at 5:56 am

Things one should avoid in their websites.

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Guy Kawasaki has compiled a list of mistakes which one should avoid in their websites. These mistakes impact the website stickiness and adoption. Very common issues which I am sure each one of us might have experienced.

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February 5, 2007 at 11:58 am

Posted in design, IT, useability, website