Category Archives: Search

iOS in the Car- Apple’s Trojan Horse?

Apple’s recent WWDC Conference Keynote has dominated the news for the last ten days. Much of that is because of Jony Ive’s redesign of iOS. This complete rethink of the UX of the OS was much anticipated and thus has been greatly debated. But one small announcement from that conference has gone almost completely unnoticed. […]

Facebook’s Graph Search

Facebook formally announced their Google Search competitor, “Graph Search” today. The interestingly titled product (to go with Facebook’s Open Graph) is expected to roll out over the next few weeks across the world and will be in beta for a while. Mark Zuckerberg took pains to separate the product from Google Search but Google and […]

Google and Apple- A tale of two keynotes

This not a flame bait post. I have stayed away from writing this post because I didnt want to sound partisan, one way or the other. I love Apple products. I cant live without Google’s awesome services. I have never worked for either of them. So consider this an unbiased opinion. Until about 9 months […]

Yahoo!’s new browser product- Yahoo! Axis

Earlier this evening Yahoo! launched an interesting browser product named theAxis. There are tons of early reviews already out. Quite a few of them are positive. Here are some reviews from Ars, The Verge, Engadget and Gizmodo. I gave it a spin on my wife’s iPhone 4S and here are my impressions. Yahoo!’s Identity Crisis […]

Siriously?

So it has been a good 5 months since I got my wife her iPhone 4S. Just as I moved out of iOS into Android with a Samsung GS2 Skyrocket, I picked up the latest and greatest iPhone 4S for my wife. My motivation was three fold: 1. Give her a good camera that would […]

Ad-free Gmail: $2.99/month

I am working on a post on privacy that I will post next week. In the meantime I wanted to get an idea out there whose time I believe has come. You read the title right. I am suggesting that Google should offer an ad-free Gmail service in addition to its current ad-supported free version. […]

2012: The Year of Microsoft?

When I got my first computer in May, 1995, it ran Microsoft Windows 3.1. It was an incredible experience using a mouse and a keyboard on a computer with a GUI. Microsoft to me represented everything cool about technology. I had never heard of Apple. In 2000, I started my graduate program at Virginia Tech and […]

Google Plus is the future of Google

As most of my regular readers know by now, I have actively followed, used and continued to promote Google+. Even as most profiles are bereft of any activity- I have continued to promote it as a viable social network for everyone. If you were looking for me to backoff from that position, definitely not. As […]

What’s next for Twitter?

The popularity of the “What’s next for Facebook?” post prompted me to write one for the other big social engagement tool- Twitter. Twitter has been growing at a steady clip in all directions- users and their tweets, funding, valuation and employees. It has only gotten more popular with every event- political, natural and pretty much anything […]

Early experiences with Google+

I have spent a couple of weeks with Google Plus and am ready to share my early thoughts with the next big social network. In the meantime, if you need an invite, add a note in the Comments section with your gmail and I’ll send you one if I can. After the initial euphoria of […]