Abhishek Desai

Me, Myself and the Internet

Month: March, 2009

Time to remember the King!

Time to remember the King! via Soaring on Ridgelift by 1vc on 3/9/09 It’s time to remember the King – no, not Elvis! YOUR CUSTOMER!!!! In good times when demand is strong and the rising tide raises all ships, it’s too easy to become complacent and think that you know best and simply respond to […]

Updated: How Internet and Mobile Technologies are Transforming Election Camp…

Updated: How Internet and Mobile Technologies are Transforming Election Campaigning in India via Gauravonomics Blog by gauravonomics@gmail.com (Gaurav Mishra) on 3/22/09 I’m starting off the Global Voices special coverage on the 2009 Indian general elections by analyzing how internet and mobile technologies are transforming election campaigning in India. Politics in India is essentially local and […]

Nothing to Lose (or Risk Tolerance is a Competitive Weapon)

Nothing to Lose (or Risk Tolerance is a Competitive Weapon) via Redeye VC by Josh on 3/22/09 I’ve been thinking a lot about the market/economy lately, and what the economic downturn means for startups.  And I’ve come to the conclusion that while the economic crisis does present serious challenges to startups, it it might also […]

Yogi Berra wisdom for startups

a must read… Yogi Berra wisdom for startups via Redeye VC by Josh on 3/29/09 My first company was called Infonautics.  I co-founded it in 1991 when I was an undergraduate at Penn.  This was back in the dark ages of online services — when people used 1200 or 2400 baud modems.  Our initial product […]

Why Advertising Is Failing On The Internet

    Why Advertising Is Failing On The Internet via TechCrunch by Eric Clemons on 3/22/09 Editor’s note: The following is a guest post by Eric Clemons, Professor of Operations and Information Management at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In it, he argues that the Internet shatters all forms of advertising.  “The […]

No! Never Surrender To Your Users, Facebook.

No! Never Surrender To Your Users, Facebook. via TechCrunch by Michael Arrington on 3/24/09 “A camel is a horse designed by committee.” (source) The camel/horse quote (no disparagement to camels meant, of course) perfectly captures the problem when too many people have input into a product. Seth Godin talks about how the Walkman would never […]

Now that China Is the New Israel…What’s Israel?

Now that China Is the New Israel…What’s Israel? via TechCrunch by Sarah Lacy on 3/25/09 Tel Aviv, Israel—When I moved to Silicon Valley in early 2000, I quickly became fascinated with Israel. A very tight relationship had formed between the holy-land-for-all-things-tech and the actual Holy Land, bolstered by the success of people like Yossi Vardi […]

100% Google AdSense: Tools, Tips and Resources

100% Google AdSense: Tools, Tips and Resources via Smashing Magazine by Glen Stansberry on 3/20/09 By Glen Stansberry and Smashing Magazine Editorial Team Google AdSense is a simple and low-risk way for publishers to quickly monetize their content. The pay-per-click ad system has created an opportunity for anyone to instantly have advertising on their website, […]

Make sense of your site: tips for webpage design

Make sense of your site: tips for webpage design via The Official Google Blog by A Googler on 3/16/09 This is the second post in The Power of Measurement series. These posts are designed to cover ways to make your website as successful as possible, especially in the current economic climate. Here, Website Optimizer whiz […]

The World’s Largest MMORPG: You’re Playing it Right Now

The World's Largest MMORPG: You're Playing it Right Now via Coding Horror by Jeff Atwood on 3/16/09 I was struck by the conclusion of Andy Oram’s thoughtful piece on the next generation of online forums. People who want to learn more about computer technology and solve problems they encounter on their systems currently have a […]