Monthly Archives: January 2011

The unbearable burden of Facebook

From TIME magazine’s Person of the Year profile of Mark Zuckerberg: “We’re trying to map out what exists in the world,” he says. “In the world, there’s trust. I think as humans we fundamentally parse the world through the people … Continue reading

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Rajesh Jain on “what I did with $100 million”

Rajesh Jain (the founder of Netcore and the mobile VAS startup MyToday) reflects on the decade since his Rs. 500 crore sale of Indiaworld, and speaks of his plan for the future: A politically right-of-centre site that will use Facebook … Continue reading

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Offline App Store

Onward Mobility, a mobile app development firm from Bombay, does not sell apps online: “We’re better off selling apps offline,” he [founder Arun Menon] says, “because Application Stores are too cluttered and our apps don’t get sufficient visibility. Especially in … Continue reading

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Why wait for 3G?

Medianama on the scope of IVR (dial-to-listen) in India: STAR India had found TV viewers in the state of Uttar Pradesh willing to pay Rs. 6 per minute to listen to audio summaries of Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi … Continue reading

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“These guys really thought the process through”

(Via Gabor Cselle’s blog) Steve Jobs in Wired, Feb 1996: Is there anything well designed today that inspires you? Design is not limited to fancy new gadgets. Our family just bought a new washing machine and dryer. We didn’t have … Continue reading

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The bookstore that embraces the e-reader

Gabor Cselle on what bookstores can do to stay relevant – no, thrive – in an e-reader universe: Get rid of the physical books and CDs. Only sell goods with 90% margins: Lattes and greeting cards. Rent smaller spaces but … Continue reading

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