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Rumors of Facebook’s Death are Highly Premature. Really?
Don Dodge opines 50M Facebook users don’t care about OpenSocial APIs and tries to convince us that Facebook is not dead. Granted that Microsoft just spent $250M on Facebook so it must hurt to see all the coverage going to Google rather than letting Microsoft bask in the afterglow of its miniscule stake in Facebook. […]
OpenSocial: The Internet is The Platform
Even before Google announced OpenSocial, many of us had talked discussed whether a site can be the platform or is the internet itself “the social networking platform”. I had stated “It is my perhaps not so humble opinion that the internet will continue to evolve as the platform for social networking.“ Here is my post […]
Looking for an Illiterate Maid in India on Facebook Lite
The New York Times today has a very interesting article on how technology innovation is being used to help the poor. This time, its social networking. Here is an excerpt: Mr. Krishna found that many poor Indians in dead-end jobs remain in poverty not because there are no better jobs, but because they lack the […]
Beginner’s 5 Step Guide to Using LinkedIn and Facebook
The topic of Facebook vs. LinkedIn is like humidity in Miami – always present. And perhaps as hot too. Zoli brings up the topic again with his post titled Facebook Just Ain’t For Business, Get Over It (Business Needs Social Networking in Context) and points to this article in New York Times. Scoble has a […]
Oracle’s Siebel CRM On Demand to Be Offered Through WebEx Connect Mashup Platform
Oracle today announced that Oracle’s Siebel CRM On Demand will be offered through WebEx Connect Mashup Platform. The press release points out the key capabilities of the solution: WebEx CRM On Demand by Oracle delivered by WebEx offers a comprehensive set of CRM capabilities including: Sales management tools that allow users to engage prospects at […]
Is Attention the alternative to Micropayments?What about Amazon?
Several attempts at micropayment systems with cute names like bitPass have come and passed without gaining traction. The problem is Ads – I can pay a site less than a few cents by simply visiting their page – in other words, my attention is now converted into dollars (paid for by the advertiser). In this […]
Sticky but Not Clingy – What Frogs can Teach us?
No, we are not talking about human relationships – or at least the researchers at IIT Kanpur have not figured that out yet. The CNet News reports: Inspired by the toe pads of tree frogs and crickets, researchers in India have created a form of sticky coating that is both strong and reusable. When conventional […]
Small messages from Jaiku.Google acquires.Somewhere, Steve weeps. Suggested Research: ZDNet Blog: Google takes out Jaiku Innovation Creators explains with a cartoon Secondary Disclaimer: Any references to names of persons (including CEO’s) is purely coincidental.
Google 2.0, $100 billion revenue and my prediction
Larry Dignan of ZDNet has a post on how Google can get to $100 billion per some Wall St. analyst. And I want in on this scam. But before I pontificate, here is a quote from the blog post: Google is projected by Wall Street to have annual revenue of $15.7 billion in 2008 and […]
Oracle Webcast: Web2.0 in the Enterprise
Oracle is hosting a chat with Andrew McAfee of Harvard Business School and Thomas Kurian, Senior Vice-President, Oracle Fusion Middleware. I encourage you to register for the event. Oracle’s guest Andrew is a well-known Web2.0 advocate on how businesses can leverage Web2.0 for internal and external communications and automation of processes. This should be an […]
AnshuBlog.com valuation hits $5 Trillion after private placement round
My blog is now worth $5 trillion dollars. My best friend (now, BFF) agreed to buy a 0.0000000010% stake in anshublog.com for $50. I will hold an IPO in December and the shares will be priced at $85 (of course, there will 58,823,529,411 shares outstanding). You can obtain a prospectus by sending me $25 by […]
Marc-to-Market in Plain English: Is public company accounting really broken?
In this post, I explain the mark-to-market scheme (or accounting mechanism) in plain English. Marc Andreessen says – That’s it, public company accounting is broken – on how public companies including big banks and brokerage houses are claiming profits on their books by marking down their own debt obligations. Here is what he has to […]
SaaS Event: Software Business Online Conference (Discount Code Included)
I will be giving a keynote the Software Business Online Conference in Santa Clara on Oct 2nd on the SaaS Ecosystem. In my role of working with Oracle SaaS Program partners, I have learned some lessons on where the SaaS ecosystem is headed, what mistakes to avoid, how to pick the right partners and ecosystems […]
Open Source vs. SaaS: SaaS will Profit and Standards will Win
Dave Rosenberg has written a thoughtful post on Open Source vs. SaaS with a declaration “Open Source will Win“. His key argument is that open source creates a community of users and developers while SaaS only creates a community of users. I think that open source is a powerful (and rather old) distribution mechanism that […]
Office2.0: Ismael Announces oPhone – an Open Source Device Competition
The final session of Office 2.0 was a VC panel discussion followed by closing remarks by Ismael Ghalimi – the organizer of Office2.0. Ismael had a hard time dealing with Apple this year even though he was doing them a huge favor by gifting everyone (except media) a free iPhone. But Apple made it really […]
Does Office2.0 help me build a better washing machine?
The line that stood out for me at the Office 2.0 Conference panel discussion hosted by Dan Farber is “Does this Office2.0 stuff help me build a better washing machine?” In other words, the customers care about their businesses, how to optimize profits and building better products- and Office2.0 or Web2.0 is no different than […]
The I-could-do-it-better Syndrome of ERP Watchers
There is a blog war waging on the value of ERP systems or more precisely, the price/value calculation. It all started with a blog post by my friend & Irregular, Dennis Howlett wrote about SAP in a recent post. Thomas Otter wrote a fiery Who Exactly are you calling a Laggard? piece which I think […]
SaaS lovers want it both ways – a short rant
A lot of SaaS proponents take great pride in distinguishing the new Software as a Service era from the hosted applications or ASP model – and insist that there is only one right way of doing SaaS. This is in direct contrast to what I am seeing a lot of ISVs do in real life […]
Context Aware Image Resizing
I found this video on O’Reilly Radar by Brady Forrest. If you love pictures and technology, this will blow your mind.