Personalisation in Android

I keep thinking about why Android is Free. The Apple vs. Google vs. Microsoft battle for the device OS is fascinating to watch. I am sure there are strengths each bring to the table. In the case of Google personalisation is probably one of those. It seems with a mobile device there is a lot …

Easy lies this head with a crown …

Shakespeare wrote "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown" ... but Google wears it's crown as the undisputed leader of online search quite easily. After dominating the space for years, it seemed as if new threats would shake their monarchy. Real time search, decision engine type search, Bing, mobile search etc. But they seem to …

Deny all and lie low

It was Yahoo, then facebook and now Google Buzz ... every one wants to be twitter+facebook+mail+everything ... they want to grab all our contacts and content ... and force us to share with default settings, complex privacy controls, hard to follow "follows" etc. The way Google Buzz automatically added friends and enabled public access to …

Authentic Punjabi Khana

HSR Layout is very nice place to live, except for lack of good places to eat out. So when we saw a banner "Manasarovar - Authentic Punjabi Khana. Opening soon" ... we got there too soon. We drove by peeping in possessively hoping for the best. I went there this weekend first week since launch …

Features NOT-EQUAL-TO Product

A cool feature or a collection of features that existing players don't have aren't enough to declare yourself a product and feel that is defensible. Most start ups that just have an interesting play on an existing products / services, fall into a trap thinking that alone can help them displace existing players and incumbent …

Being Beta is no excuse …

I guess being Beta is no excuse. Hence I migrate from Blogspot to WordPress. I have shifted from an over enthusiastic Beta user of Google's new services ... Sites, Partnerpages, Docs, Calendar, SMS Channels included ... to now being the frustrated Guinea-Pig-In-Residence. They "got me at Hello" when all these services were available under a …