Monthly Archives: December 2011

“Kolaveri Di” Demystified

Is Kolaveri Di better than Roja or Mungaru Male or even Shakalakka Baby? So, why is this unlikely candidate considered a hit with the masses? For several weeks in October-November, the Kolaveri production team were observed talking up the song … Continue reading

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The force is with Android

By the middle of 2012, Android’s app repository ‘Market’ is likely to overtake the current industry leader, Apple’s ‘App Store’. Google, which controls the mobile operating system, Android, said early this month that the Market had registered 10 billion downloads. … Continue reading

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The digital tsunami

Did you know that the elite management consultant McKinsey has 21 software products, which fetch it millions of dollars in revenue. Even minus the consultancy business, McKinsey would be a sizeable software company on its own. Ford likes to think … Continue reading

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Ban email, fly pigeons!

Thierry Breton, the CEO of Atos, Europe’s largest IT services company, created a mild media tremor last week by ‘banning emails’ in his company. Atos employees spend up to 20 hours a week on emails, only 10 per cent of … Continue reading

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Surveillance made easy

Net Optics, Vupen Security, FinFisher, HackingTeam… The names of these software companies may not ring a bell; but they are a growing tribe of companies that are offering products to help governments intercept your communication. Governments have a legitimate need … Continue reading

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