First there was kiko which was bought by Tucows a few days ago for 250,000$ and now another a so called web 2.0 company (HuckABuck) is listed on eBay with its current highest bid is about 9300$. Now Is this a burst of a bubble or the end of the web 2.0 era. Moreover Is … Continue reading Is Web 2.0 bubble being burst elsewhere and what can India learn.
Why is that many (including me) drum up about 2.0 a lot. Why is that we leave what we have in the so called 1.0 and move onto the next version. After all if you look at it isn’t that all the existing businesses will close down tomorrow. Infact there is so much 1.0 business … Continue reading Why 2.0 is romanticized ?
IMO the Indian entry into the space of virtual worlds would happen through something like this because historically companies in India have been formed that way. Services is a competence which we have built very well and this approach is much less risky.
I had been chewing this thought for a few weeks now in my head, there is so much discussion about the rise of the new media all over the developed parts of the world but is this new baby been given birth to in India. A question that is been nagging me … Continue reading Is India ready for Media 2.0 ?
Bible of Production 2.0 released ( announced at Lessig) [Hat tip - Rajat]. The seminal paper on production 2.0 released in 2001 has now been expanded in to a mamoth book titled "The wealth of networks" It involves very very heavy jargonry (you have been warned :-)) but it is a must … Continue reading Bible of Production 2.0
Alok Mittal at Venturewoods refers to recent buzz/rumour about Facebook being valuated at 2 billion $. Certainly Facebook valued at $ 2 billion is a little too high and if one does calculate it should be around $ 750 million. IMHO these valuation are not a sign of bubble. I think these days anything … Continue reading web 2.0 in India
Madhu, Raji & myself used to discuss and debate over coffee & lunch breaks at my previous organization on whether IT workers should form unions. I used to argue that IT workers incentives are way too differently aligned for them to form a collective body to address their common issues [One big … Continue reading Bourgeois in arms
Very intriguing stuff on ubiquitious computing by senior editor of MIT's Technology Review. Read the article/post titled Social machines, it is from Aug 2005 issue of the maganize but I got around to read it now.
I got the link to this from so many different disparate sources today. These are the kind of services that will take of in a big big way. This is going to be huge because the incentives are aligned very well. It's being dubbed as the most democratic reality TV. In this anyone can be … Continue reading 3 launches see me TV
USV organized a session on understanding peer production, Joel rants on how much it was jibber jabber of the academic/business kind. I like folks Joel, Paul, Marc who are not afraid to speak their minds. People like these are very essential as they play a role in stirring up an ensuing conversation/debate … Continue reading Joel vs Others