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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

James Gosling joins Google

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James Gosling has Joined Google! Let's see what Oracle responds!
James has blogged about it here

Friday, March 25, 2011

Double digit million dollars for just born startup, what does it mean?

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Million dollars for a just born startup like color.com means a lot. The discussion about color.com - why the fcuk they funded this much? what the hell is happening? Have the people at Sequoia gone mad? and some interesting like why the fcuk domain name color.com is so expensive? and all such intense responses to Color's $41 million funding by Sequoia Capital and other VC firms/banks are entertaining the readers on Twitter and TechCrunch.

But behind everyone's sentiments there are some big concerns. Everyone other than Sequoia and Color is afraid of this much of money going into this tiny little startup. Some are afraid of losing their good talent, because with this much of money in bank Color can hire some of the best brains in the industry at such a early stage only. Some are afraid of an incoming trend of putting big money into the first phase only. Though it's individuals choice, you can't ignore the trend. Those who are afraid of these things, caution everyone else that bubble two is coming, might be a hidden agenda to sell web 3.0 technologies to VCs ;) . Because they say  it's the web 2.0 companies which survived the .com bubble 1 and this time it might be web 3.0 companies.

These are just questions and concerns, no one knows the reality, I doubt even the people at Sequoia Capital. Because no one is coming with convincing reason.[On update] Those who consider this deal is a okay deal, say people in digital tech industry are not comfortable with big money.

Whatever it be, but one thing is for sure we will see lot of photo sharing applications and social applications getting at least some sort funding, because now every one knows there is something big in this "photo" thing, after all a picture is worth thousand words. But still for sure search for next big thing doesn't stop here.

 And finally to the question---
Double digit million dollars for just born startup, what does it mean?
>Actually it doesn't mean anything now; the actual meaning will be revealed after scale of success or failure of the Color.com. Till then it's just another funding, don't get away with it or don't get disturbed with it, focus on what you have been focusing on.         
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An Update:
After reading this interview of  Color Founder Bill Nguyen, I am more clear on fact that $41 million funding is not any special event, they are worth more than this if they deliver what they say. Some of the ideas like relations fading away on digital world, a lot of data mining and other staff/people of the color are things worth more than this. Because if this succeeds and takes a good shape we will see a big change in social network space.
And in all I am now sure, it's time for web 3.0 or what is also called Semantic Web.     

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Turing - A Novel about computation

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Found about this novel-Turing, on Turing. It's a novel about computing and gives many insights to how the things happened in the Computing. The novel is written by Christos H. Papadimitriou. He is also speaking at 20th international WWW conference, Hyderabad
About this novel :
Our hero is Turing, an interactive tutoring program and namesake (or virtual emanation?) of Alan Turing, World War II code breaker and father of computer science. In this unusual novel, Turing's idiosyncratic version of intellectual history from a computational point of view unfolds in tandem with the story of a love affair involving Ethel, a successful computer executive, Alexandros, a melancholy archaeologist, and Ian, a charismatic hacker. After Ethel (who shares her first name with Alan Turing's mother) abandons Alexandros following a sundrenched idyll on Corfu, Turing appears on Alexandros's computer screen to unfurl a tutorial on the history of ideas. He begins with the philosopher-mathematicians of ancient Greece—"discourse, dialogue, argument, proof... can only thrive in an egalitarian society"—and the Arab scholar in ninth-century Baghdad who invented algorithms; he moves on to many other topics, including cryptography and artificial intelligence, even economics and developmental biology. (These lessons are later critiqued amusingly and developed further in postings by a fictional newsgroup in the book's afterword.) As Turing's lectures progress, the lives of Alexandros, Ethel, and Ian converge in dramatic fashion, and the story takes us from Corfu to Hong Kong, from Athens to San Francisco—and of course to the Internet, the disruptive technological and social force that emerges as the main locale and protagonist of the novel.

Alternately pedagogical and romantic,
Turing (A Novel about Computation) should appeal both to students and professionals who want a clear and entertaining account of the development of computation and to the general reader who enjoys novels of ideas.


More here: http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?tid=9910&ttype=2

and also you can have free read here ;) : http://wdn.ipublishcentral.net/mit/viewinside/371358299372