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India’s IT gaints have done nothing to foster technological innovation. Although they have built multi-billion-dollar businesses by providing outsourced IT services, they haven’t really created new intellectual property. India’s much -touted prowess rests merely on labour arbitrage. Having said that, it is true that India has the potential to become a technological innovation hotspot. It […]


BlogCamp was a huge success. All of us left the place with our brains a bit more fuller than before. But there were a few things which we could avoid for the next edition of BlogCamp. What is there another BlogCamp in the pipe-lines? Yes it definitely is. Simply because, BlogCamp 2006 was a huge […]


Live Blogging the previously mentioned Vlogger Tinker Meet in Chennai. It was a fabulous experience. ——————- 4:30 PM: The Vlogger Meetup finally comes to an end. It’s been 6 hours of excellent interactive learning time. Nice networking with folks passionate about learnng. We may not have mastered the art of video blogging but we definitely […]


Kiruba announces the Vloggers Tinker Meetup to be held tomorrow at Virugambakam, Chennai. This would be a good start to popularize the idea of Video Blogging in India. —————————————– Huh! What’s that? Vlogger as in Video Blogger Tinker as in dirtying your hands. Meetup as in getting together. Gotcha? It’s a bunch of folks who […]


BarCamp Bangalore kick started today. The general topic of discussion is the Web 2.0. Now what makes these BarCamps interesting? The style in which its conducted. Unconference!!! In a previously post on BarCamp Channai edition, we had discussed why Unconference works. So if you are going to organize a seminar/fest/conference then consider again. You might […]


The day kick started with a wonderful session on Microsoft Word 2007. Pratul who happenes to be a third year student of Computer Science Engineering, Jeppier College is a Microsoft student champ (I will join the community when I am in my third year). Being a Student Champ of Microsoft he almost gets every info […]


Close to afternoon an interesting session on News 2.0 was presented by Arjun Ram at the BarCamp. Arjun is at present working on Taazza.com – Desh-Videsh-Sandesh. Taazza is a news aggregation service, meant for the Indian juntha, which is way ahead of Smachar.com (currently the most popular indianized news aggregation service). Most of us use […]


BarCamp Chennai flagged off in the morning as planned. Nice sturdy tags were provided for the participants. The sessions kicked off on time. Ganesh Padmanabhan of VoiceSnap enlighted the features of VS2 a tool to send voice mails over the net. The audio messages have two parts one VS2 and second VS-lite. VS2 is totally […]