Lord of the Links

My sojourn into the Spider's Web

Sunday, January 30, 2005

SBC Said to Be in Talks to Buy AT&T

AT&T, once a monopoly in the telecom industry, is now only a shadow of its former self. Its business in fixed line is fast depleting, and has only a few corporate customers whic are its biggest bet. It is in talks with SBC Communications, another Bell company for a merger.
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Saturday, January 29, 2005

Will Europe Warm to Starbucks?

Growth at Starbucks will come through its international operations, and it is betting on Europe. What remains to be seen if France and Germany would prefer macchatios to traditional French brewed.
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Wal-Mart, Your New Banker?

WalMart is serious about getting into Financial Services, and has already started tying up with MoneyGrams (world no.2 after Western Union) and SunTrust Bank. Time the bigger players would be getting the shivers.
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Why GE Keeps Loser Airlines Aloft

While Airline industry goes into a tailspin, GE's airline division has never had it better. Is GE depending too much on failing airlines?
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Why GE Keeps Loser Airlines Aloft

While Airline industry goes into a tailspin, GE's airline division has never had it better. Is GE depending too much on failing airlines?
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For Citi, This Prince Is a Charm

The new Citibank CEO, has proved his detractors wrong. He may seem unglamorous but he has set on the very difficult task of integrating past mergers, making sense of them, and consolidating his group.
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Kolkata: Shedding its chrysalis

Change in the city is conspicuous, but a lot more remains to be done !
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Indigo buys space in Bangalore tech park

A Unilever BPO subsidiary, looking for cost cutting and other gains. The space is promoted by a company of The Chatterjee Group.
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A Merger in Search of a Home. Yours.

The $55b acquisition of Gilette by P&G would boast of an FMCG powerhouse which would have unimaginable control over many of the things you use daily. However, it remains to be seen how easy it would be to integrate the two companies.
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Thursday, January 27, 2005

Spider-Man creator wins profits

The SpiderMan creator, Stan Lee, gets 10% of the profits out ofthe movie, which Marvel had denied him. Stan is also the creator of The Incredible Hulk, Daredevil, X-Men and Fantastic Four. Some fertile mind that !
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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Road map is ready for new VDIS

The new VDIS targets the Rs. 24 lakh crore parallel economy, almost 40% of India's GDP. However, the FM will try and make sure that he does not put honest tax payers at a disadvantage.
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India, Bhutan's big question: China in SAARC

India, Bhutan's big question: China in SAARC: "Singh should ask whether it is worth delaying Chinese association with SAARC. He should recall that a similar effort by India to keep Pakistan out of the ASEAN Regional Forum could not be sustained. As India and China expand their economic interaction at the national level, can it be prevented on their frontiers and neighbouring regions?"
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Tata's 5 steps to make India a manufacturing giant

Tata's 5 steps to make India a manufacturing giant:
1. Set high targets;
2. Develop new products;
3. Take necessary risks;
4. Stand by one another; and
5. Set the task of leading and not following."

If India is to become an ecomomic giant, Indian manufacturing sector has to grow in double digits, the Tatas could play a major role.
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Google plans free Net phone service

If google gets into this VoIP would become really *hot*. Let's see what Larry and Sergey plan with this.
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Tuesday, January 18, 2005

The Horrorscope - Kaushik Bose

A very funny story.
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Friday, January 14, 2005

Life, Reinvented

The synthetic biology project at MIT promises to herald a new era when computers will be made out of cells. A project with a lot of future, and can change the way we work.
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Thursday, January 13, 2005

The Lost Generation Ex

The article conveys the fact that an entire generation of Indians who migrated to the US and other countries right in the beginning, are leading experts in their fields but not connected to India. India could do well to tap into their expertize and knowledge.
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China bans new tobacco factories

Clearly shows the will of the Chinese government.
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55 moguls join India's Billionaire Club

Azim Premji on top, followed by the Ambani brothers, with Sunil Mittal on third.
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Sunday, January 09, 2005

Top Ten E-Business Trends for 2005

Some very useful insights into the future of electronic-business.
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Friday, January 07, 2005

Kumar Birla on nurturing talent

Good one !
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Dual citizenship for all Indians: PM

The prime minister has decided that he will make the decision universal, and not limited to a few *western* countries.
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5 reasons why NRIs must invest in India

The compelling reasons include:
1. Resilience of Indian Economy
2. Renewed focus on agriculture and infrastructure
3. Benefits of FDI
4. The Global Oursourcing Boom
5. Well established and mature Capital markets
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India has tackled tsunami well: Sam Pitroda

The father of Indian telephony says that even though India has tackled the tsunami pretty well, we could fine tweak out disaster management systems, esp. in logistics and communications. India could do well to use its immense human resource pool.
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Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Does your car have enough personality? Can it do the jig?

A wonderful advertizement for the new Citroen C4.
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Defining Google

A very good article on what Google stands for, what defines its principles, and how it plans to dominate the computer industry in future.
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For Sprint and Nextel, a Battle With Titans

According to NYT, the real challenge for Sprint and Nextel begins now, since they have to face formidable rivals like Cingular and Verizon with deep pockets. Another disadvantage is that Sprint-Nextel combine will have very few landline subscribers.
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VW considers opening India plant

VolksWagen accosts Indian authorities about possibilities of opening a car production facility to serve the growing needs of one of the fastest growing markets. It is in talks to set up a plant in Vishakhapatnam.
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Mobile firms sign 'Super 3G' deal

The cartel includes biggies such as Vodafone, NTT DoCoMo, Cingular, Siemens and Alcatel. They claim that the new *Super 3G* will be upto 10 times faster than today's 3G.
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Continental orders 7E7 Dreamliner

Boeing sells the first 7E7 planes, central to its growth strategy. Airbus is planning to rival it with its A350 series. The battle hots up.
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Powertools for 21st Century Entrepreneurs

A list by Paul Allen
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Saturday, January 01, 2005

Google Zeitgeist

The Google Zeitgeist gives the most popular search terms of the year. "india" seems to be a pretty popular search word on Google News.
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Leading Chinese TV Exporter Has Huge Loss

Chinese exporter suffers loss due to Walmart supplier.
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IBM PC Division was bleeding for 3.5 years

Some intelligent thinking by IBM. Shares of IBM have risen and those of Lenovo have fallen since the deal was announced.
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