Archives for June 2007

Why not to do a startup?

A well written article by Marc Andreessen (co-founder of Netscape) on startups. Few points from the article,

  • Most importantly, realize that a startup puts you on an emotional rollercoaster unlike anything you have ever experienced.
  • In a startup, absolutely nothing happens unless you make it happen.
  • Hiring is a huge pain in the ass.
  • God help you, at some point you’re going to have to hire executives.
  • The hours.
  • There are lots of X factors that can come along and whup you right upside the head, and there’s absolutely nothing you can do about them……More

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Readership of local languages on the net is on the rise

It was good to read about the rise in the interest of Indian languages on the internet,

“The above dichotomy of 59% preferring local language and only 12% visiting the sites and a sharp drop of 30% (42% visiting local language site last years to 12% this year) internet users no more visiting local language website itself explains a demand supply gap. Possibly lack of local language content and applications for preferred internet activities coupled with lack of awareness of local language websites is the culprit.” (The original article on is no longer available)

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Apple releases Safari browser for Windows

Apple releases safari browser

Lido in its new avatar is back!

Lido Mall on Ulsoor Road is back. Wish I could find the old photos.

Yahoo! Please don’t ignore your “registered” users :-(

Big portals at times tend to ignore some simple features that hurt their loyal users.