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Change your world February 22, 2010

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Change your WORLD

Whatever feelings you have within you are attracting your tomorrow.
Worry attracts more worry.

Anxiety attracts more anxiety.

Unhappiness attracts more unhappiness.

Dissatisfaction attracts more dissatisfaction.

AND . . .

Joy attracts more joy.

Happiness attracts more happiness.

Peace attracts more peace.

Gratitude attracts more gratitude.

Kindness attracts more kindness.

Love attracts more love.

Your job is an inside one. To change your world, all you have to do is change the way you feel inside.

How easy is that?

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Creativity – Love it February 12, 2010

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The Future of Web Content – HTML5, Flash & Mobile Apps February 6, 2010

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Jeremy Clove Writes,

“I’m often asked “Will HTML5 replace Flash?” on the Web. The quick answer is no. However, there is a lot of nuance here and it’s helpful to make the distinction between two broad classes of content applications that are deployed in browsers.”

He further talks on where HTML5 is effective and where Flash is effective, very interesting read.

First, there are what I would call Web Productivity Apps. These kinds of applications require responsive, cross-platform, desktop like and highly interactive experiences. They often require seamless integration with existing web content and data. For several years, the Flash Platform was the best platform for creating these types of applications (per above). However, in the past several years, HTML+JavaScript (Ajax) and now HTML5 have created a highly compelling framework to build these applications, and for a large number of web productivity apps, the HTML5 approach will become the preferred model. The best examples are Google Apps, Salesforce.com, and even Microsoft’s forthcoming Office Online. There are also a class of Web Productivity Apps where Flash is the preferred runtime, especially those that involve working with and manipulating media such as images, audio and video. We, like many companies, are pragmatic and use both Flash and HTML as the technology needs require. Other examples of this include rich data visualization applications, where Flash has gained prominence inside of enterprises because of its rich data and visualization features.

The second broad class of applications are what I would call Rich Media Apps. These kinds of applications include largely consumer-facing, audience and media centric experiences. In particular, this includes online video, rich media advertising and marketing, and online games (casual games). All of these kinds of applications are highly focused on having a great and immersive experience that just works, and the creators of these apps are very focused on audience reach — anything that impedes 100% consumer acceptance is a significant concern. Here, Flash is dominant. The unique runtime characteristics of Flash, combined with its incredible reach, has led these types of apps to become highly dependent on Flash, and massive amounts of the broadband economy are dependent on it. It seems unlikely that HTML5 would be at all positioned to replace Flash for these categories, though it is clearly worth watching how consistent rich media runtimes find their way into the HTML5+ standard. Right now, it is a non starter.”

Jeremy is the founder of web development tool COLDFUSION, and further was responsible for Macromedia MX suite.

And his opinions are very interesting in this article. It sure has given me a bit of light on how the web content is shaping in future.

For the full Article- Its on TechCrunch

MEN DO REMEMBER ANNIVERSARIES? February 5, 2010

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MEN DO REMEMBER ANNIVERSARIES?

A woman awakes during the night to find that her husband was not in their bed.

She puts on her dressing gown and goes downstairs to look for him.

She finds him sitting at the kitchen table with a hot cup of coffee in front of him. He appears to be in deep thought, just staring at the wall.

She watches as he wipes a tear from his eye and takes a sip of his coffee.

‘What’s the matter, dear?’ she whispers as she steps into the room, ‘Why are you down here at this time of night?’

The husband looks up from his coffee, ‘I am just remembering when we first met 20 years ago and started dating. You were only 16. Do you remember back then?’ he says solemnly.

The wife is touched to tears thinking that her husband is so caring, so sensitive.

‘Yes, I do’ she replies.

The husband pauses. The words were not coming easily.

‘Do you remember when your father caught us in the back seat of my car?’

‘Yes, I remember!’ said the wife, lowering herself into a chair beside him.

The husband continues. ‘Do you remember when he shoved the shotgun in my face and said, ‘Either you marry my daughter, or I will send you to jail for 20 years?’

‘I remember that too’ she replies softly.

He wipes another tear from his cheek and says…

‘I would have been released today.’

Windows 7 Pricing June 26, 2009

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Microsoft to Vista Owners: You’ll Pay for Our Mistake – Writes David Coursey, PC World, he writes
“If Microsoft really charges $120-and-up for Windows 7, the company will send a very clear message: Don’t upgrade. That, or Microsoft is betting that Vista victims will pay almost price to get the ill-fated OS off their machines…..”

Is the pricing too pricey, I donot think so, having been using it since the release candidate, it would be worth the buy. Well, little cheaper would be much better option for me personally though.

Ed Bott from ZDNet blogs Windows 7 versus Snow Leopard: How much do those upgrades really cost?

Many observers really concerned about the uptake of the upgrades and pricing. Why is it such a big issue. So far, compared to Vista, Windows 7 has been recieving good reviews and word around is damn good.

Well looking forward to my copy of Windows 7.

Angel Investor Directory- INC.COM December 2, 2008

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Finding the right angel investor could help you get your start-up off the ground. Angel-investor networks are a good place to start looking for funding. These national and local groups of angels meet — formally or informally — to discuss deals and learn about the best new business opportunities. Each network works in a slightly different way: Some may charge fees for making presentations and some may charge a fee to apply for consideration. Some even require an official introduction to the group by an angel member while others solicit ideas via the group’s Web site.” – INC.COM Website

Thought this sort of information some people might have looked at and some might not have.

Hope it would be useful for 1 at least.

Chandra.

Study finds PR aids Startups’ Funding Efforts November 24, 2008

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“Startup companies that engage in PR campaigns are 30% more successful in getting funding within one to three months than those that don’t, according to results from a survey conducted by BIGfrontier Communications Group in Chicago.” – Tonya Garcia

Published by PRWEEKUS – Study finds PR aids startups’ funding efforts

PR is one of the many critical factors in the success of business.

Chandra.

Bandwidth for Africa November 21, 2008

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“Brian Herlihy cannot contain his excitement. He’s the man behind the Seacom consortium, which is building the new US600m undersea telecommunications cable that will connect SA with East Africa, India and Europe.

“Bandwidth uptake could be higher than our original forecasts, which would mean an even earlier return on investment,” Herlihy says. “It’s difficult to forecast as demand is incredibly elastic.”

Telkom’s new rival, Neotel, will land the Seacom cable in SA. In Kenya and Tanzania, where Seacom doesn’t have to partner a licensed operator, it is landing the cable itself. In Mozambique, CapiTel is its partner. “…

http://mybroadband.co.za/news/Telecoms/6004.html

US BailOut – Executive Bonuses November 21, 2008

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“Outrage at what the government is doing to bail out floundering companies, financial and otherwise, is at such a high level that people can’t even take a joke about it.” – ClusterStock Save the Economy – Raise Economy Bonuses

WallStreetfighter has run a paradoy on it, and must read the comments by users in there..


By investing a large portion of the government bailout in executive bonuses we are, in turn, investing in the infrastructure of the American economy. Suppose you are CEO of a major financial institution like me and you’ve just been given a multi-million dollar check for your loyal service over the last year. Now, what will you do with that money? You’ll buy Manhattan real estate, that’s what. So now you own a very nice 3BR, 3 1/2 Bath condo in TriBeCa with a private terrace and brand new Viking range and you’ve paid top dollar for it. The surrounding property values will rise as a result of your purchase and attract new buyers to the neighborhood. The mortgages issued to pay for these condos will help support needy banks and the stores in the neighborhood will have a new customer base. Maybe one of those stores does so well that the owners open a second location uptown or in Boston? I suppose they’ll need to hire a staff to run the place, don’t you? Job creation. And maybe one of those employees in that store in Boston eventually saves up enough money to make a small investment. What then? Then he can come talk to my friends and I, the ones whose selfless actions led directly to his prosperous position.


Friday – thought would add something on a lighter note…

Chandra

Africa Investor: A Closer Look November 21, 2008

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Here’s an Interesting Article on


Over the past decade, Africa’s gross domestic product has grown by more than 5 percent….”

Africa Investor : A Closer Look

“Who knows how long Africa’s current bull run will last? But one thing is certain: Africa’s the last big investment frontier. If you missed China and India, don’t miss this one.”

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These are the articles which need to collected over here in this forum. On our LinkedIn Forum, earlier Kulin Shah was asking for similar information.

I believe this would be first step in this process of collecting such articles.

The article above was written by Carol Pineau, who for some years now has been trumpeting Africa’s many investment opportunities. Here’s her website and the video which she produced on business and entrepreneurship in Africa (highly recommended)

http://africaopenforbusiness.com/linkchangenotice.html

Chandra