Wearables 2.0: Impact on social networking

This is the second part in my multi-part series on the second coming of wearables. The first wave of wearables (read watches and simple fitness trackers) were focused more on the experience and less on social interaction. The second wave of wearables spearheaded by Android Wear and the long rumored iWatch will bring more muscle…

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The Stickiness Factor

I recently moved from an iOS phone to an Android phone. The move was by and large painless but for one big hassle- lack of iTunes on Android. On a completely unrelated note, I have been trying to use Google + about the same as Facebook. Part of it is driven by my personal preference…

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R.I.P, Short Message Service (SMS).

The writing is on the wall. Or in this case, the messaging interface on your mobile phone. SMS, as we know it is on its deathbed. Don’t get me wrong. Short Messages or “texts” as its more popularly known is well alive and will continue to thrive into the next generation and the one after…

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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…

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Can Google+ topple Facebook as the social network of choice?

Google formally launched its Facebook competitor, Google Plus or Google+ today. Google+ approaches social networking in a different manner from how Facebook does. It aims to learn from Facebook’s mistakes and complaints. It also leverages its key advantages namely the huge Gmail userbase, exploding Android userbase and its vast troves of data to build something…

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