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Category: cool

Wow factor , where is it ?

The other day Rajiv, Raja and myself were heading to do some conspiration for MoMo (psst can’t let that out 🙂 ) and had pretty interesting conversation about valuation/innovation in the Indian context. The initial topic of discussion was the difference between percept value & real value, applications and R&D came up and were comparing and contrasting the facebook valuation with Navini networks buy out by cisco in the same week. Rajiv details this topic in his blog while Navini is a pioneer in beam forming antennas and WiMax and it involves very deep technology R&D and IP but facebook has 40-50 times of the valution of Navini.

Rajiv asked this question whether there is an Indian company that will see such kind of valuation , the answer we all agreed is no but the following question is what is more interesting. Can we name atleast one company from India that can be called us cool or innovative before even thinking of higher valuations ? Not surpisingly there was not a single company ( from India) that we could come to think of which has a wow factor in it or something that can be called as a game changer.

Tata’s 1 lakh car project was one contendor as it can be potentially a game changer but we could not identify many companies and say hey these are cool !.

What is your Wow Company in India ?

Want an Uranium Jeans

   I want to buy a Uranium Jeans & merchandise.  I had always wanted a apparel which display scrolling text message (via textually).  The message displayed can be sent via mobile, I think it should be feasible to write a small hack which could stream my play-list in my music player/i-pod to the display in the apparel. And how cool that would be 🙂

Absolutely cool 

Virtual People

  Of late I come across a lot of sites featuring virtual people these days and I observed that I spend a lot more time on these sites :D.  Some of these sites are, what can I say heavenly :D. You gotta to see it to belive it.

Virtual Girlfriend ( Check out Anju 🙂
Stardolls ( Angelina I find is the hottest here :))) )

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