Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

A Map of Chennai Startup Ecosystem

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Decided to take a shot at mapping the players in Chennai Statup Ecosystem. Let me know through comments whether I missed out anything important. This is clearly work in progress.   Plans for the next version: Expand the work of each player (attach a document) and link them to their websites/facebook pages. Apply any changes/corrections […]

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Data Journalism According to BBC

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From Data Journalist at the BBC: The term ‘data journalism’ can cover a range of disciplines and is used in varying ways in news organizations, so it may be helpful to define what we mean by ‘data journalism’ at the BBC. Broadly the term covers projects that use data to do one or more of […]

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The Silicon Valley Vision – Vinod Khosla

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This says it so well. First, Silicon Valley is not a place but a State of Mind. About the Vision: In my view, it’s irreverence, foolish confidence and naivety combined with persistence, open mindedness and a continual ability to learn that created Facebook, Google, Yahoo, eBay, Microsoft, Apple, Juniper, AOL, Sun Microsystems and others. And […]

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On Monetizing Android Apps

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I was watching this Google video on Monetizing Android Apps. Here is a little teaser for you to go and watch it.   If you are new to building Android apps, this session is a good one to watch.  It starts off talking about 3 things you need to think about – user engagement, distribution […]

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Today’s Personal Computing is Increasingly About Us

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In the preface to a book on AppInventor, Hal Abelson, Director of MIT ‘s Center for Mobile Learning writes: Today’s mobile applications are making computing “personal” as never before. Today, we carry computers with us constantly, as smartphones and pads and the new devices that are regularly emerging.  More significantly, today’s personal computing is increasingly “about” […]