Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Bubble is back or Brains are dead or Only I am crazy

I dont know why I wrote this line, but something is wrong somewhere. I didn't even hear this during the great mellinium gold rush.

Fox is acquiring a company which has not even started its beta service. The company was from the great web 2.0 domain. They are (rumors) are paying 10m, but not bad for small group of guys who hasn't even completed their html/http/javascript coding.

Fox is acquiring NewRoo:


So whats next after NewRoo...

even my 2 and half year old son can answer this: "NewKanga"....

Oh Lord.... Why didnt I watch "Winnie The Pooh" in my childhood... I am so out of corporate branding...

Monday, March 13, 2006

Google, acquisition and Web2.0

Google is making lot of headlines, although not very nice product. But it gobble up a nice product from the market. I am hoping it will nicely integrate that into its portfolio.

Google bought Writely.

I wrote about this in my January blog.

This deal highlights web2.0 acceptence in a market.

Whatever be the fate of this deal, but seems like web2.0 is maturing and geting the acceptance in the marketplace...

hoping its not a bubble of last decade...
Hedging your investment: Mars "Google maps"

Google is wiered company. Not sure what those are thinking. To me, it seems like they just want to be in news. Dont have product, throw someone's hobby in the google domain. WHo cares, the services are not tied to revenues. Google jsut launched "Google Mars"

Try http://www.google.com/mars/

And its all XML, if you want to integrate this map with Mars Crime data, go ahead. Its easy...

Waiting for more to come from these guys..

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Interesting: miniaturization of Wireless technology

National Geography is tracking dragonfly with tiny (real tiny) transmitters. will try to find about the details of the device (and the manufacturer)

"The transmitters—which weigh 0.01 ounce (0.3 gram) and are about 0.4 inch (1 centimeter) long—are glued to the insects' undersides. A single wire antenna runs the length of the abdomen, and a tiny battery powers the device for up
to a week."


bye for now...