Category Archives: Daily Dose

The truth about the state of the economy

No one seems to know the real state of the economy or rather agree on where the crisis stands or where its headed. The stock market is doing fine, yet unemployment is at an all

The Dollar's demise?

Check out this piece about the dollar and its demise. The article helps put things in perspective.Besides, it gives you a nice “techie” analogy which I thought was interesting. One economist likens it to using

Indo-US Relations in the age of Obama

Interesting take on the Indo-US relations with the change in Washington. “We are a very tiny blip for Obama,” says former national security advisor Brajesh Mishra. “My feeling is that we are back to the

Robert Reich argues against Sen. Snowe's Trigger

Check out this piece by Robert Reich, former labor Secretary (under President Clinton). He argues in favor of the public option without the need for any triggers. The beauty of Snowe’s proposal is that it

Blogging, Twitter, and now Lifelogging!

First it was blogging. Then it was Twitter. Now it lifelogging — logging every step of your life! Don’t miss the last part of the article. Of late, Bell has eased back on lifelogging. Microsoft

Book about "Afterlife"

Read a review of the book “SUM: Forty Tales from the Afterlives” in the Mercury News. David Eagleman shows in his new book, “Sum,” very entertaining, too. The author, a neuroscientist with literary leanings, has

Don't like Targeted Ads, Get TACO

Targeted Advertising Cookie Opt-out (TACO) available as an add-on for Firefox allows users to opt out of targeted advertising from some 84 different online ad networks. It was apparently developed by a grad student at

Microsoft IE 8 Ad worst ever?

According to the WSJ Microsoft yanked its IE 8 ad after many felt it was the word tech ad ever. Check it out for yourself! p.s: I find IE 8 a lot better than IE

President Obama and pronunciation

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End of Deodhar Trophy?

The BCCI canceled the Deodhar Trophy for 2009-10 season because of a tight schedule. Its an interesting move and a sure sign that with the rise of T20 cricket something has to give. The big