What i see and think sitting here, with a windscreen view on the Internet and the Wireless world.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Radiohead's Bookmarks :)

ok after steve rubel ......its quite tangently radioheads bookmarks ...
Only on bladewidth :) !

Radiohead Bookmarks

who/what/why/where/how is Radiohead ?
ok u need to get education :) , Ok Radiohead is one of the most influential bands of our generation.heck em out here

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Hall of Blogs of Fame

Wonder when im gonna get into this list :) ?
Blogebrity: The List

Friday, May 27, 2005

The easiest way to check out the choiciest of the internet :)

Cheppoed(swiped in desi lingo), Steve Rubels bookmarks :) ..........

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Social Networking : Level 2

The Basic Human need of finding companionship as well as a primary reason why a large segment of people adopted the internet.I still remeber the first few months the main reason why me and most of my friends used the internet was to chat with people from strange faraway lands like costa rica and maybe macau !. While this is no big deal in the current times , trust me it used be a huge wow factor for youngsters in India in the 1990's.

Today social networking has evolved so much that its recognised as a significant segment of the internet industry.If you really look at it social networking is quite similar on nature to the 8m's and the angelfire and geocity pages one used to have in the late 90's .I even remember netzero givin away free domains as well as 10 mb space's (obviously it would be Ad-Supported :) .It would be more correct to say that they are the grocity pages on steroids. Something like a yahoo 360,is like a digital dashboard for an indivdual from where one can access emails,manage photographs,play streaming radio,check news,blog and ofcourse network ! .

The impact of social networking especially in markets like South Korea,Japan,and China is tremendous.A korean social networking network called cyworld is so successfull that 17 million people (almost 25 percent of its population !)is connects through it .They have used an innvoative credit points called acorns which members could swap for cute graphics and other goodies to adorn their pages.Members could also gift these acorns.Some brands have even started offering acorns as gift certificates.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Hi There !

Online social network scores hit in South Korea: Internet News from The Industry Standard: " Communications Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of the largest mobile phone provider in South Korea, couldn't have dreamed a better scenario: millions of teenagers through people in their 30s captivated by a portal site that generates sizeable daily revenue.
In the hit-or-miss-badly business of online social networks, the company's Cyworld branch has been able to capture as many as 12 million subscribers -- nearly a quarter of South Korea's population -- with up to 17 million unique visitors a month. "

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

That would be a Triple Paris Buger with extra cheese and some hilton fires thrown in .....

Ok what lies beneath this very cheesy headline is an even cheesier news that after all tht paris hilton has achieved in a remarkably short period be it her home video's or her hacked cellphone address books.....Now she has set the website of a fastfood company on fire with her endorsement.Check more here

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Boom ! Boom !!!! Slurp ! Slurp ! Oh what a cool Phone ! Boom ! Boom !

The Wired News: Want a Coke With That Railgun?">wired story has actually confirmed what i always thought about ....
Games seem to be the logical place for advertising ....
The high involvement nature of the media is such that the quality of recall that a product wud enjoy is tremendous ....
Human attention span is conditioned to tone down during TV spots whereas in gamimg its always on !
Of course the day gaming ads gets the overexposure and obtrusiveness of TV spots this medium wud also die ...
but then , there wud ofcourse be something else ...
the new new thing silly :)

Monday, May 16, 2005

Sunny Leone Bang Bang !

Arguably the most recognised pornstar of indian origin,Sunny Leone joins Vivid - Sepia Mutiny">Sunny Leone is now expanding her enterprise to filmdom...of course its not a religious saga of epic proportions.
Its one of those Chittty Chitty Bang Bangs .......

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Boing Boing: NASA can hear unspoken thoughts

If only all the girlfriends,boyfriends,parents,friends,relatives,politicians,celebrities......this list if jus getting longer could start using this ?
or on second thoughts do they really need it ?

A person using the subvocal system thinks of phrases and talks to himself so quietly it cannot be heard, but the tongue and vocal cords do receive speech signals from the brain,"

check the link for more dope........

Boing Boing: NASA can hear unspoken thoughts

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

MercuryNews.com | 05/11/2005 | Yahoo enters online-music fray

As the online music business is gathering momentum i wonder when will it be that Indian as well as bollywood music find their salvation on the web ?
Hey any VC's listenin ?
MercuryNews.com | 05/11/2005 | Yahoo enters online-music fray

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Whoever said that truth is stranger than fiction must fwd this story....

A Spy like story where two codejocks put all that they had to make sure their product didnt go down the drain like millions of product idea's do in the thousands of prod dev labs across the world every year ......Its a story of uncompromised passion ....!!!!!!
Tom Yager

Monday, May 09, 2005

All i ever wanted to know abt my all time fav game !

Boy was i smitten ? At 12 there is nothing more that you need than an atari with mario,contra,and the rest of the works ......till gameboy came over...i still remeber vividly as i saw the gamebiy for the first time with my arab friend ahmed for the very first time...i jus couldnt take my hands off it .....even now while writn about it cant contain that excitement....yeah most people would balk at that ....today gaming is in altogether different sphere...with the playstations...the PC power games....nokia ngages...all the rest of it all.....
Tetris - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

google,you disappoint .............

After propelling the expectations of netizens with their udser friendly and technically robust products ...the pressure to deliver ever more better products is very high on google,and this seems to be their first letdown....hope they learn a lesson from the inevitable critcism and backlashes....
I think the idea to deliver faster pages from the google servers is a cool one ...jus that they need to iron out the glitches...which im sure they will come down to ....
but this whole episode wud help a lot in introspecting within google ....onto wether they jus lost the touch for a moment ....?
seattlepi.com Buzzworthy: Not so fast, Google

yeah benetton love barbie .....

And finally barbie gets what she always....... a nice... green .............
WFMY News 2

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Presenting the one and only ........"The Amazing Embarrasonic Human Karaoke Machine" !

and all these years i been thinkin that thermal and a quarter from bangalore had a weird name heheheheheh...........
Funny Band Names

Kiran's TV v/s Kiran TV

Another example of the emergig power of indivual generated content ......I think that individuals will emerge as subject specialists on niche area's like dieting,yoga,spirituality etc and replace cult programmes on the popular networks .......

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Technology - Why Google Scares Bill Gates ?

Finally there is someone who is playing the game by different rules ..............
Technology - Why Google Scares Bill Gates - FORTUNE

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Jobs v/s Eisner

Two of America's most talked about executives....
What haooens when they batlle it out to the end ?

MercuryNews.com | 05/01/2005 | How 'Nemo' helped Jobs scuttle Disney deal

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Socially Admired ? Never Go for Buzz ?

Rarely do we see a socially admired brand ...Something like a WWF(no not the dishum dishum one ....) or a Body Shop or a Cafe Direct or in internet terms a Mozilla,or a firefox or a Linux ,now this list is getting longer ......
Rarely do you see these kind of brands engaging in subtle and aggressive marketing mode adopting desperate tactics like Viral Marketing and Buzz Marketing ..
It jus punctures the whole warmth that people see in the brand in terms of inherent goodness in the product . It could be support for a good cause or the simple old funda of givin a great product for less.....

Creative Commons , an admirable organization doing a really tough job of ensuring copyright protection and that too on a medium like the Internet got caught on the wrong foot.
Apparently the large section of CC admirers didn't like them engaging in a viral mktg campaign with bzzagent one of the worlds foremost viral marketing specialists but with a questionable track record.

im sure that CC would bounce back and they would have learned a lesson or two about mass marketing.....
and lot of other potential feel good brands would also have learnt their lessons .
Wired News: Free Buzz Blitz Earns Rebuke

Steve Jobs : The iCon ?

Another sign of silicon valley paranoia :)

MercuryNews.com | 04/26/2005 | Discord over Jobs biography?

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

The Spy who doesnt love me ?

Amidst all the hullaballo being created around internet security,privacy and ofcourse the malice of spyware , or behaviour observing programmes, a strategically important judgement was passed by judge spitzer in NY .

The internet industry uin India is not that evolved to be affected by this .....but definitely it will be a precedence to the cyber-legal experts tp fall back upon.

Scion it Off !!!!!!!!!

Mr Berry,my ever fist pumping marketing teacher was the first to tell me about the "Scion" project of toyota.
Truly a remarkable achievement from a product oriented company.To fanthom the magnitude of what toyota has achieved through scion , one has to understand the way products and thereby brands are conceived,mostly on the basis of functional requirements....
all the corolla's and the tercel's ...........
and then Lexus happened , the japanese answer to the juggernaut the jerry's were havin the highly engineered luxury car segment .

But this baby takes the cake for toyota's Customer and Market Trendspotting abilities .

USATODAY.com - Outside-the-box Scion scores with young drivers

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Where's your notepad ?

Being the smartass i am ...i always shirk away from taking notes so as to devote my full attention to thinking and processing info when im listening ...most of the times this works great for me as i am able to create the smart ass impression by coming up with insights and meaningful question ....but sometimes i also stumble about the issue when i have to really pull back all that went through during the last meeting ...despite looking like a dork ...i think its better i start carryin a note pad along ...works great to scribble and scratch caricatures when the meetings are boring :D !
Working Smart: Recovering the Lost Art of Note-Taking

Step Forward ...Step Right ...

Sometimes the gratest of ideas the most impactful of strategies are simple things ...simple sideas that have a larger than self meaning ......
Global Social Venture Competition - 2005 winners