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The Instagram Joke is on Facebook

Facebook buys Instagram for $ 1 Billion? What fools, I downloaded it for free!

Facebook buys Instagram only to kill it later

Instagram’s team has two things to be proud of today – reaching 1 million downloads from the Android marketplace (or Google Play as its called now-a-days) within 12 hours of launch and then also being bought over by Facebook for 1 billion. Yes, Facebook just bought Instagram for 1 billion! In case you have been...

How the mobile phone killed Kodak

Kodak filing for bankruptcy is huge news. The shock visible on my face as I read the news was what the Kodak Marketing guy had been calling the ‘Kodak Moment’ for ages. Read on to know why I think the Mobile Phone killed Kodak!

Comment on Google Search, plus your world

I have tried Google's second attempt at Social Search and I ended up saying..."Gosh Google...this isn't my World that you are showing me. You can definitely do better!"

Mobile Apps: Thoughts on usage patterns, product design, and monetization

Thoughts on usage patterns of various types of features (in a multi-purpose app) or apps in general, which impacts the product design, and the monetization model as well. Read more!

Why Nokia will beat iOS and Android in two years

I strongly believe that two years down the line, Nokia will still be the most popular handset brand. Their partnership will work because Nokia is fighting to delay death….while Microsoft is trying to live the mobile life but needs a partner who can deliver compelling mobile handsets. In short, they both need each other.

Steve Job’s lesson: Cannibalize your own products

This week Steve Jobs, the iConic CEO of Apple said iQuit. This is as good a time as any to pick up one lesson we can learn from the man's life & reflect on it. If you have seen his commencement speech he delivered at Stanford in 2005, you would know that his biggest message...

How & why build a Friend Suggestions Engine

Social Networks are like a party. Users will enjoy logging in daily only if his/her friends are already in the social network. So try and connect your user to as many of his/her real world friends as possible. And do it asap!