First it was Admob and now it is Russ with Mowser (long ago it was Scott Rafer) who is saying that India generates a large number of mobile web requests. This is quite very puzzling to me as it is to many. I have never witnessed use of GPRS/WAP or have not used it myself … Continue reading Mobile Web Requests India ???
I am very excited and impressed by the folks and work that is coming out of Nokia Research Centre. The kind of products(prototypes) that they are rolling out are amazing and at times just mind blowing. A little old news by now but nonetheless a very significant release is the release of a mobile web server (called Racoon) … Continue reading Nokia Research Centre , Racoon, CBP and NokiaCV
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.
I keep complaining about the need for a gigaom for India, it is great to see a techcrunch coming up. Amit Ranjan an entrepreneur, who heads the Indian office of Uzanto has started a separate blog called Webyantra which is poised to act as the techcrunch for India. I like the name webyantra … Continue reading Webyantra – Techcrunch for India
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
Bear with me for this one piece of advertorial, I am trying to do my two bits to popularize a service launched by two very young dynamic entreprenuers(Karthik and Mansih) whom I met & became friends with a few months ago. Picsquare launches in India with a new look... Introductory India Launch Offer! Get Prints … Continue reading Picsquare advertorial
Virtual worlds as I had previously noted are going to be one of the next big things but building a MMOG is obscenely expensive. Multiverse currently running in its beta aims to reduce that cost by a huge margin. " You can build your game with whatever revenue model you want--subscription, flat fee, in-game micropayments, … Continue reading MMOG just got ninged
A good article on web developers moving away from Java . My take is that unless you are one of those who are writing enterprise apps for banks & other big organization you should already start picking up Ruby on Rails. I am liking ruby the best among any scripting language that I have … Continue reading Time to move
Contentsutra profiles a hyd based company NowPos which claims to have relased the world's first voicemail service. Karat then casts some doubts about the b-model about it, inserting a 10sec ad into the voicemail. Is'nt it is so easy to claim to be the "world first" without doing any looking around. Check … Continue reading Claim to first
Seemingly simple but very effective idea. Amazon launched a new service called Mechanical Turk . Basically it is like putting an interface to humans and exposing API's of the work that they can do.( Modularizing humans work). And thats why they call it Artificial Artificial Intelligence(AAI). Check out a detailed report on it at … Continue reading AAI