Category Archives: Technology

With Aaron Swartz, open internet has died a death!

It will be extremely hard to forget one of the most talented and extremely passionate personalities that our generation has seen. RIP Aaron Swartz, a person who always fought for an open internet, social justice.

Even though I do not agree with the means Aaron Swartz adopted to fight social injustice – but pressurizing someone who was so brave into committing a suicide is just not acceptable. Shame on DoJ and MIT administration for prosecuting Aaron like a terrorist!

I completely agree with and endorse this WaPo piece that remembers him as an American hero. You will always be remembered, Aaron!

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Still not too late to act against SOPA!

Today – marked by Go Daddy (the largest internet web-hosting service) retracting its support for SOPA – is the day I’ve chosen to extend my personal appeal against this evil act

Being more than a network, Internet is something that has brought the world together. It is widely regarded as the epitome of free speech and non-discrimination. We all have thrived, learned and shared on internet like nothing else in our lives. And SOPA is out to destroy it! Continue reading

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Test cricket (& cricket in overall) needs innovation!

As soon as the recent SA-Aus test series was finished, the tears for test cricket started rolling out. More than the anticipation of Sachin’s 100th 100, the discussion about test cricket’s future pisses me off – the lovers of cricket in its ‘pure’ form blame it on poor management (particularly in India), neglect towards test cricket, T-20 (especially IPL), and over-supply of cricket these days. Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing: Ordinary is the new extraordinary

So, when was the last time you rejected a person’s advice judging her by her average intelligence? Or you thought you might not be heard just because you don’t fall in the intellectual category?

Well, times are changing are changing sure enough.

Arab populace thinks they deserve to be heard, suddenly there is something called as ‘media’ in China, Iranian public wants democracy, British youth want jobs, India thinks it can get rid of corruption –is this all because of internet & the accentuated freedom it has brought along? A common person yearns to be heard, she’s just coming out more aggressively than ever before. Continue reading

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Kudos to LinkedIn & Web 2.0!

After months of rumors & speculations, LinkedIn came out with its IPO on Thursday 5/19 to a better-than-expected Wall Street response. The upscale spike within first few hours of trading shocked not just those at LinkedIn but raised some Silicon Valley eyebrows too. At one time, the stock was trading at $103.28 on Friday (that is close to $10B valuation for the company). I remember there were talks of $4.5B market share being too-much for LinkedIn only last week & if you combine it with the ongoing US stocks pessimism, it makes the initial success at NYSE even more astonishing! Looking beyond the nascent shock & awe, I guess the stock price might just stabilize a bit in short to medium period.

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