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March 2, 2007

M&A: Oracle bought Hyperion.. so what happens now?

BI Industry most certainly must be wondering about the Oracle’s Hyperion Deal, since its came as surprise news. But Ofcourse, its obvious for Oracle to buy Hyperion. Oracle is in buying-mood for some years now to trigger more growth and market share deals in financial planning applications (essbase,etc..), solutions-oriented sales force applications (peoplesoft,etc) and now BI tools.

Growth by acquisition is not New but Can Oracle successfully acquire companies (remember Cisco days) ?? I read, by industry track record specially in product integration, answer is ‘wait-and-watch’.

But trend will continue — more acquisition can be expected in BI market. I would imagine SAP is working on their product strategy since many small vendor are still active.

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January 24, 2007

"miserable failure" and Bush.. delinked

After just over two years, Google has finally defused the “Google Bomb” that has returned US President George W. Bush while searching for “Miserable Failure”

more @ http://searchengineland.com/070125-230048.php

January 16, 2007

LibraryThing… book review directory


I wasn’t a book person and whenever I thought, its good habit to take-up, I just couldn’t go beyond – newspaper, news articles, Tintin, Asterix, Spiderman,.. and some ‘talk-of-the-time’ books.

when moved out of India and having some time to kill – took me to books, to blogs and blogs on book reviews. Ever since, I took every opportunity to get hooked to book review club, community, websites.

I found LibraryThing to be interest website for this. “Its MySpace for books or Facebook for books. LibraryThing is an online service to help people catalog their books easily. You can access your catalog from anywhere—even on your mobile phone. Because everyone catalogs together, LibraryThing also connects people with the same books, comes up with suggestions for what to read next, and so forth. LibraryThing is a full-powered cataloging application, searching the Library of Congress, all five national Amazon sites, and more than 60 world libraries. You can edit your information, search and sort it, “tag” books with your own subjects, or use the Library of Congress and Dewey systems to organize your collection.”

for all book review bloggers..may we can compile book review blog directory.!? appreciate your thoughts & blog urls.

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January 10, 2007

iPhone.. iam already a fan

Debate started about iPhone – will it make enough difference in market where already mobile with mp3 & internet are available??

I believe – the way mp3 players were revolutionized by iPod, iPhone will revolutionize mobile device.

If you don’t believe me, take look at iPhone demo video :

are you convinced? post your thoughts

January 8, 2007

Innovation by the masses…

Now, you can comments and contribute on to be published book…

We Think: “Google is paying close on £900m for Youtube, a profitless business little more than a year old. Wikipedia continues to draw more traffic than much more established media brands, employing hundreds more people. Open source programmes such as Linux insistently chip away at corporate providers of proprietary software. Immersive multi user computer games, such as Second Life, which depend on high levels of user participation and creativity are booming. Craigslist a self help approach to searching for jobs and other useful stuff is eating into the ad revenues of newspapers. Youth magazines such as Smash Hits have been overwhelmed by the rise of social networking sites such as MySpace and Bebo. What is going on?

We-Think: the power of mass creativity is about what the rise of the likes of Wikipedia and Youtube, Linux and Craigslist means for the way we organise ourselves, not just in digital businesses but in schools and hospitals, cities and mainstream corporations. My argument is that these new forms of mass, creative collaboration announce the arrival of a society in which participation will be the key organising idea rather than consumption and work. People want to be players not just spectators, part of the action, not on the sidelines.

With the support of Profile, my publisher, I am releasing the book prior to formal publication next year so that people can comment upon the text, add to it, disagree with it. I hope this open approach to peer review is in itself an experiment in collaborative creativity and will help to create new ways for people to write books and share ideas.

All comments people make will be acknowledged in the text, through footnotes or in the acknowledgements of the published book in 2007.

full book @ http://www.wethinkthebook.net/cms/site/docs/charles%20full%20draft.pdf

comments @ http://www.wethinkthebook.net/book.aspx?cid=17

December 18, 2006

too late yet too soon…its..’You’ finally

So the Time person of the year is you. Otherwise know as “US”.

Time magazine is catchup instead of leading. what new about ‘You’? already, BBC called 2005 as ‘Year of Digital Citizen

“Twelve months ago, it was clear the mass consumer was going to have at his or her disposal many more gadgets with greater capacity to record, store and share content. It was going to be a year in which people started to challenge those who traditionally provide us with content, be it news, music, or movies….
– BBC

OK, masses have never really had a very powerful voice until technology, the internet and blogging have turned everything upside down and reversed the power based.

“But look at 2006 through a different lens and you’ll see another story, one that isn’t about conflict or great men. It’s a story about community and collaboration on a scale never seen before. . . . It’s about the many wresting power from the few and helping one another for nothing and how that will not only change the world, but also change the way the world changes. . . .

The new Web is a very different thing. It’s a tool for bringing together the small contributions of millions of people and making them matter. Silicon Valley consultants call it Web 2.0, as if it were a new version of some old software. But it’s really a revolution. . . .

And for seizing the reins of the global media, for founding and framing the new digital democracy, for working for nothing and beating the pros at their own game, TIME’s Person of the Year for 2006 is you. . . .
– Times

Remember reading interesting argument – its both too soon and too late to recognize “You” because, what will make “You” interesting hasn’t happened yet. Yes, “You” are TiVo-ing, customizing ringtones and downloading music/movies, but in numbers that matter “You” aren’t yet uploading your own television commercials, forming your own social networks, creating newscasts or even linking to each other’s blogs. Perhaps, in a year in which so much has happened involving so many notable people, “They” couldn’t decide. Or perhaps “They” they were being clever. Or lazy. But wise? “I” don’t think so.

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