Monthly Archives: November 2011

The grease pole

In the fast-paced tech industry, a succesful company is expected to mature in about 10 years. Google, 1998, has hurried past adolescence and already looks like the grand-uncle of dotcoms. But Indian IT companies, which have been around for three … Continue reading

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Magic of Internet

Statistically speaking, Internet is more valuable than agriculture to the global economy. If you count it as a separate sector of economy with its own investment, expenditure and consumption activities, Internet overshadows the contribution of agriculture to the world’s gross … Continue reading

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Myths of Steve Jobs

In the age of push-button publishing and social networking, people seem to have become de-humanised, not knowing what their true emotions are. This became very clear recently in the wake of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ demise. Tributes ranged from “hagiographic” … Continue reading

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Internet of Things

Internet is steadily moving beyond connecting humans to connecting things. There has been an explosion of the number of objects, which are embedded with sensors and connected to networks, including the Internet. The buzzword, Internet of Things, first came into … Continue reading

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The app maker

One of the best tributes to Steve Jobs was paid a few days before he died. A report by Appsfire said the number of Android and iOS apps crossed one million in September. Here is an industry in high gear, … Continue reading

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The next big thing

Which is the next life-changing technology trend? It is mobiles, more specifically, 3G and smart phones, says influential analyst Mary Meeker, who provides a defnitive guide to emerging trends in internet every year. Within the mobile industry the limelight is … Continue reading

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