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There are leaders. And then, there are cult leaders. Some of us I am sure are still wondering – what will happen to Apple after Steve Jobs? Will they still be able to turn out paradigm shifting products? Can they sustain their success even after the departure of visionary leader?
That, to me, is a

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With all the ‘black days‘ and Christmas coming up, I was looking up revenues generated during this season and stumbled upon this excellent video on the first e-commerce transaction in the world by Shopify. Check it out :
Its interesting that at one point in the video, Shopify talks about a transaction in which a

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Graphic Novella: Big Data and Privacy

We all know that Google, Facebook, Apple et al track our searches, location, email, what have you. I also recently wrote about how fingerprinting is the next stage in tracking everything there is to know about us. However, one of questions I got asked frequently was – ‘So what? So when I book an airline

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Yesterday, the term ‘strictly private social network’ piqued my curiosity. I mean, isn’t the whole point of social networks to be less private and go public with every little thing happening in your life? Why else will my Facebook feed resemble personal diaries of my 200+ ‘friends’ documenting mostly boring details – vacations (same faces /

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Is Apple losing its mojo?

Bet a lot of people are feeling nostalgic about good ole’ days at Apple – those were the days when Apple was the underdog (and who doesn’t root for the underdog?) against the big bad Microsoft, and later, Blackberry or Nokia.
Not any longer. Now Apple has joined the ranks of massive companies the underdogs

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Some time back I wrote about how algorithms are changing our world, affecting several professions. This is a sequel of sorts to that post: this time, the topic of fascination is algorithms (more to context statistical models) in sports, specifically in prediction of winning teams.
Algorithms captured popular imagination when statistician Nate Silver correctly predicted

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It does sound akin to a conspiracy theory but we all know it’s true. I am sure most of us see how we are being tracked online: you visit a site, say, Yatra or Makemytrip to check air ticket prices. Pretty soon every website you visit has ads for holiday packages, air tickets, hotel bookings

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Very recently I was in a moaning session about how inflation was consuming all our salaries, how we were unable to recruit good JavaScript developers and how we don’t have any good Indian start-ups building exciting tech-products to command a sexy web presence.
I was telling the unfortunate moanee (I was the moaner in case

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NASA could learn from ISRO

Typically, I don’t directly link to a post without at least adding my take on the topic – but this one is too good to pass.
Adam Minter from Bloombergview believes that NASA – organization responsible for inspiring countless Hollywood movies – could learn something from ISRO. Before you get excited, note that Adam does