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Is RSS dead?


Is RSS dead?

Mike must be pretty happy with the interest his article is generating about RSS being dead, now that Dick Costolo, founder of Feedburner is joining Twitter. This viewpoint seems to be a bit far fetched, at least for the time being. As several TC readers…

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Google trends and Economic Indices


Google trends and Economic Indices

I use Google Trends for understanding the popularity of a wide variety of phenomena. For example, it’s a good tool for getting a rough idea of relative market size. An useful tool. So its not surprising that Google has harnessed all that search query data…

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Silicon Valley Fallout of the Mumbai terror attacks?


Silicon Valley Fallout of the Mumbai terror attacks?

I just received email invites for the SF mobile meet-up and the Facebook tech talk. The RSVP policy for both had something that I have not seen before in such emails: Security is tight and if you are not on the RSVP list, you cannot…

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Dialogue and Ending Voilence


Dialogue and Ending Voilence

The violenceand brutality we see in this world (the Mayhem in Mumbai being the latest example) has its roots in the psychological make-up of human beings – not any one individual or group of individuals, but human consciousness as a whole. If we look closely, we…

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Power of Niche markets


Power of Niche markets

Check out the extract from this article about urban poultry farming. One of the sites catering to folks interested in this topic is generating 6 million PVs/month. That’s probably a million plus uniques/month! Chicken farmers are finding each other on sites like TheCityChicken.com, UrbanChickens.org and…

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Start-Up Teaches Math to Americans, Indian-Style


Start-Up Teaches Math to Americans, Indian-Style

The NY times has covered a Pretty Interesting start-up. The idea may have legs: Math – Indian Style Update: The article comments both here and on NY times are very illuminating.

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Prop 2 Passes


Prop 2 Passes

Am very happy to see that Prop 2 passed. Its just sad to see how the animals are treated at the so-called farms, which are just chickens in endless rows of cages or cows that can’t move out of their tight enclosure. With Prop 2…

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Billshrink and Glassdoor


Billshrink and Glassdoor

Glassdoor announced yesterday that they closed a $6.5mn funding round. Billshrink announced Oct 14th that they closed a $8mn series B round. IMHO, in addition to all the reasons why a VC might invest, these two companies have a big macroeconomic factor going for them….

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Linkedin App for WordPress – buggy


Linkedin App for WordPress – buggy

I know its in beta, still…… The first time I installed the WordPress app on my profile, it was WYSINWYG. The list of posts that I saw on my blog was different from what showed up on my Linkedin profile. My latest posts were not…

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Direct Assistance to Homeowners


Direct Assistance to Homeowners

Like many others, I believe the government will eventually offer assistance directly to troubled borrowers or homeowners with mortgages that are underwater. The first signs are showing: JP Morgan plans to modify the terms on $70 billion in mortgages covering over 400,000 borrowers. This follows…

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