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Robert Scoble ko gussa kyon aata hai

With due apologies to my non-Hindi speaking readers. A Bollywood film with a similar title just fit so nicely. It means “Why is Robert Scoble so angry?” And boy is he angry. A couple of days back, Robert Scoble, who … Continue reading

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What Apple Means to Me

On Wednesday, as I trudged out of Oracle Open World after Larry Ellison’s keynote, I learnt that Steve Jobs had passed away. It threw a pall of gloom over me and most of the attendees. The world is poorer without … Continue reading

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Password Strength and Security

xkcd has a cartoon that beautifully explains why strict password rules have brought us to a pass where it remains relatively easy for a computer to hack the password. But very difficult for people to remember them. My company, like … Continue reading

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The Two State World View and BYOC

I rejoined Infosys on June 1 as Head of Global Sales. It’s been quite easy slipping back into the saddle on most fronts. The one that took a bit of adjusting to, was on my gear. Startups don’t have IT … Continue reading

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IBM Watson – Welcoming our New Computer Overlord

Earlier this week the quiz gameshow Jeopardy! had a new champion – a computer named Watson. It defeated former champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter with ease. Watson created a wave of good PR for IBM, its developer. And rightfully … Continue reading

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Bollywood Music – the Android Opportunity

Can Indian digital music become a legitimate business? Or will it stay stuck with a 20th century distribution model? You might say that Bollywood is already digital. You already get popular music on iTunes and amazon.com outside India. But the … Continue reading

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The Marginal Cost of Software

Fellow Enterprise Irregular, Bob Warfield calls me out on my claim that software has no marginal cost in my blog post App Stores Galore. I write about the economics of Information Products often and have used the term marginal costs … Continue reading

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App Stores Galore

The Mac App Store launched yesterday and saw more than 1m downloads on its first day. Evernote, a note taking productivity app, saw 40,000 downloads because of the Mac App Store. Clearly, a nice first day. Nowadays, it seems everyone … Continue reading

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Looking for Investment Management Tools

I have been looking for any personal finance software that can help keep track of my investments. So far, I have come up with zip. Maybe someone else has had a better experience. Here is what I am looking for: … Continue reading

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The Cloud and Services

Yesterday, IBM put its cloud services under its Services arm. It will be sold by IBM Global Services. From the FT: In its latest revamp, IBM said it would sell cloud computing through its services division, which generates nearly 60 … Continue reading

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