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The Rise & Rise of Instant Messengers

The Rise & Rise of Instant Messengers

It wouldn’t take an Albert Einstein to confirm that 2014 was a defining year for Instant Messengers. Here are a few key events, which happened in the world of Instant Messengers in 2014: Jan 3, 2014: eBuddy decides to shut shop Feb 14, 2014: Rakuten acquires Viber for $900 Million Feb 19, 2014: Facebook buys...
15 quotes every entrepreneur should live by

15 quotes every entrepreneur should live by

“Any time is a good time to start a company.” – Ron Conway, Noted Startup Investor, SV Angel “If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large.” – Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO “It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower.” –...
Tips to hire the best for your team

Tips to hire the best for your team

Finding the right team member at any stage of team building isn’t an easy task. It is a process fraught with loss and disappointment, to say the least. You just can’t afford to mess up because it will be at least three months before you will realize that a particular team member was not the...
How multiple screens are used to maximize utility

How multiple screens are used to maximize utility

As we try to manage our “always online” lives we keep jumping from one screen to another. Numerous research shows that 90% of the people use multiple screens – Personal Computers, Tablets, Mobile, Television, Wearables – while fulfilling their needs. These five screens are used alone or in combination depending on the activity. People use...
The Silent Majority: Ignore them & kill your business

The Silent Majority: Ignore them & kill your business

In a 1969 speech President Richard Nixon ended up coining a term that would come to haunt everybody trying to build a business around a product or a service. The term was “The Silent Majority.” Back then anti-Vietnam War movement was gaining ground all over the US. President Richard Nixon postulated that the people protesting...
Car radios will die. Soon.

Car radios will die. Soon.

As long as people have cars and as long as they have to drive from home to work and back (or go elsewhere) car radios won’t die. Correct? No…wrong. Car radios are slowly inching towards their death. My car radio lost the battle a few weeks back. Soon enough your car radio will also lose...
Five tips to ensure your startup’s success

Five tips to ensure your startup’s success

It has become fashionable to be an entrepreneur. Anybody who can do a bit of coding or can come up with an idea (needn’t be original) fancies himself as an entrepreneur. I advice a lot of entrepreneurs and I can assure you that three out of four aren’t going anywhere. They are just good people...
After Steve Jobs, who will change how we interact with devices?

After Steve Jobs, who will change how we interact with devices?

It was Steve Jobs who married technology with usability and created the first two breakthroughs in how we interacted with devices. Now that Steve Jobs isn’t around, I wonder if there will ever be a third paradigm shift. He knew the art of packaging technology and usability together and more than once succeeded in creating...