Archive for the 'Business' Category

Google Helpouts

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

What’s intriguing about Google’s new Helpouts is that it could encroach on a TON of startups, everything from Verbling (peer-to-peer language learning through video chat) to Skillshare (platform for hosting real life classes on anything) to 7 Cups of Tea (YC startup for getting emotional help online). Google had been using my college campus to […]

Duolingo and me

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Duolingo has always been an interesting one among education startups. It didn’t embroil itself in any debate about pedagogy; it didn’t say it was going to revolutionize education. All it was was a website, and later an iPhone app, and after that a cross-platform app that promised to help you a learn a language for […]

Vita in the Living Room

Monday, September 9th, 2013

This is one of the most unexpected but happy (at least, for me) news in a while. Sony isn’t quite the market-leading innovator these days, and here they are making a fantastic multilevel move that should make everyone happy. It is supposedly Japan-only for now, but come on Sony, how could you not? One of […]

Who Wants a Nice Tall Glass of Coca-Cola’s Algorithmic Orange Juice?

Friday, February 1st, 2013

theatlantic: Who Wants a Nice Tall Glass of Coca-Cola’s Algorithmic Orange Juice? Coca-Cola won’t say how it makes its best-selling Simply Orange orange juice, but one thing is for sure: It’s not so simple. A new investigation by Bloomberg Businessweek shows that the Coke-owned orange juice brand that’s billed as less processed version of Tropicana is in […]

I’m really split on NYC

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

I loved it when I was living there on my own, but towards the end I did get the feeling that it was starting to be too much for me. There is no escape. You have to accept the fact that you will always be surrounded by people and buildings and other man-made things. Still, […]

What am I doing wrong?

Friday, August 10th, 2012

So after reading Steve Corona’s “College” blog post, I felt pretty bad for this guy living on $400 a week and sleeping on the floor to make ends meet. $400 a week is hardly enough to live comfortably, but I made it work. Like, I could pay for rent and food, but had to sleep […]

The Best Tools for Group Scheduling

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Scheduling a meeting with your friends or colleagues sucks. Fortunately, many web services have been built to fix this problem. Unfortunately, many of these web services for scheduling also suck. Doodle is the biggest in this space, so naturally AlternativeTo has a nice list of other group schedulers to try. I ended up finding three […]

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