Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

Information About Information

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I was jotting down ideas on the various aspects of Information that a business has to deal with. Not all of them are relevant to all businesses. However, as I was thinking about Information,  I was amazed by the number of attributes and activities related to information. Here is a list. Gathering – Identifying the […]

Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

InfoTools Survey Results

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Yesterday, I gave a talk on InfoTools: Beyond Search at TiE Chennai. The slides of the presention are here. I think it went well, but I think, if I had cut down the slides and talk and gave more demos, it would have gone even better. Perhaps next time. Before starting the talk, I requested […]

Emerging Technologies

Day Dreaming About Voice Web

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“IBM Next Five in Five” is a list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live and play over the next five years. New technology will change how people create, build and interact with information and e-commerce websites – using speech instead of text. We know this can happen because […]

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On a lighter note

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WordPress recently introduced a feature to get all time stats on your blog. I was curious and started looking at the search keywords. The top 10 looks like this. This surprised me a bit since I rarely write about love. I then realized that search engines were leading people looking for love (pun intended) to […]

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Making Search a Ubiquitous Infrastructure Component

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Search is currently used as a Web Application. Imagine Search being a component of a wide variety of applications. The founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, plans to make that happen with Wikia. Wikia is an open source search engine that plans to release both the source code and search data to the public. “We have […]

Emerging Technologies

LinkLog: Cool Mashups

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It took a while for me to get back to my Google reader. I was going through the list of mashups from Programmable Web  and here is what I found. Complete Schools Education reference site based on US Department of Education data embedded with Yahoo Answers to deliver relevant questions and answers about colleges and […]

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Searching For A Better Search

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When Google came on the scene, they raised the bar on search. Search went from something I occasionally use to something I use most of the time. I did not know that I had the need to search so much. However, I am yearning for a better search engine. That is good for both Google […]

Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

Cool Tools for the Web – Part-3

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Some times I use a tool for a while before it appears in this list. StumbleUpon I stumbled upon, StumbleUpon a while ago, while tracking the visitors to my blog. It is one of those compelling applications that you have to have. It is sitting in my Firefox Toolbar, right now. StumbleUpon made news this […]