Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Wall Street for YouTube generation

Groovy, hip, cool view of Wall Street news in easy to digest bite-sized videos.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Managed RoR Hosting

These guys will handle all the deployment, infrastructure, scaling, etc for your Ruby on Rails apps.
Review at GigaOm

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Trends in Ecommercio 2.0

Here are some thoughts on what E-commerce 2.0 means. They are very interesting and I think most certainly these ideas are going to be broadly implemented across the ecommerce world.
The Velvet Revolution
The Next Generation

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Some RIA Shopping Sites

A whole new generation of shopping sites is on the horizon based on Rich Internet Application technology. RIAs, also known as AJAX or Web 2.0 applications, are transforming how the Web looks and feels because they are designed to take advantage of broadband Internet speeds and are not based on the traditional Web page metaphor. Instead of sending you a page of text and images to view, an RIAenabled site first sends you software that takes over some or all of your Web browser and delivers the experience the Web site owners have developed.

RIAs for the Holidays — great-looking, full-blown RIA shopping for designer home goods. — another RIA shopping experience from the folks who "Just Did It." — serendipitous product finding interfaces; try the Shop by Color, Time Machine and Sampler features.

Ecommerce 2.0 Trends

Here are some thoughts on what Ecommerce 2.0 means. They are very interesting and I think most certainly these ideas are going to be broadly implemented across the ecommerce world.
The Velvet Revolution

Reviews & Ratings 4 your site

If your ecommerce website does not have product reviews and product ratings entered by users, then you can easily add them using these two services. Of course, you can build your own infrastructure to do the same, but considering that PowerReviews is free, you might as well give them a try and save yourself some time and effort.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Allurent: Radical New Shopping Experience

Allurent is using Adobe's Flex to building totally different shopping carts and online stores. U need to look at the demos to really know what this is all about. It may be called Rich Internet Applications for eCommerce.
Here is a demo.

Exponential Growth 4 Your Biz

Social networking sites are starting to open up their web APIs. Facebook, Friendster, and others are starting to let third-party developers build new features to attract more users—and profits. What does this mean for your business? If u r smart enough, u will figure out how to leverage the APIs to put your product/service in front of all those millions of users.

SlashDot article
Biz Week article

Online Video Industry Index

There are now so many companies vying to be the next YouTube, it's easy to lose track of them all. So let's take a look at the entire online video industry and categorize the major players. 

In this post we've summarized the latest video industry innovations under the following categories:

  • Video Sharing
  • Intermediaries
  • Video Search
  • Video eCommerce
  • Video Editing & Creation
  • Rich Media Advertising
  • P2P (Peer To Peer)
  • Video Streaming
  • Vlogosphere

Monday, February 12, 2007

Minipreneurs: Instant Biz Owners

Set up your free shop in a few minutes. Have all your friends shop at your website and u shop at theirs. Everyone makes commissions. Even shop at your own website and get cash back from buying the items. If u already have your online store, sign up with one of these services to get others to sell your stuff.

Shop Here
Give Me Cash
Springwise Report

Friday, February 09, 2007

Time to Get Rich

Here's a guy from Stanford who has lots of advice about how to get rich. I actually went to Stanford University as well, Class of 1989.

DIY Instructables

Another social network for sharing instructions for making all kinds of tangible stuff and for people who want to learn about it.
"This is a great place to start if you're looking to find a cool DIY project to try out"

Another one is Make found at

Tutorials 2.0

Tutorials on graphics, coding, etc. submitted by you for you. It's another social networking site, but this one targeted at people who want to share their expertise and at people who want to learn from others. Sign me up for that one.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Hey!Watch: Universal Video Encoding

These folks have a service that can take any video from practically any online source, such as YouTube, and encode it to practically any format, such as for the PSP, Wii, iRiver, etc. You decide what video u want to watch and what device to watch it on. This service does the magic of transforming the file to your needs.

Movers 2.0

These are the movers and shakers of Web 2.0. Keep on eye on them and on any new ones. There are other sources as well, which I have elsewhere in this blog. If u know of any others, please let me know and I'll make a comprehensive list of Web 2.0 lists, that is a list of lists.
Movers 2.0

How to Harness the Power of Web 2.0

Good, practical, succint advice about what to do to keep up with Web 2.0.

What's a ScrapBlog?

Create your own scrapblog, which is just like a scrap book with pictures, comments, nice backgrounds, etc. But since it is digital, you can also have music and videos. Once you are done, you can share it on MySpace, Facebook, etc. You can even print it out or get a DVD of it.

Bleeding Edge Programming

Of course RoR is rocking, but there are some other great programing paradigms shifts happening. Two of these are Adobe's Apollo project and Yahoo's Pipes. If u r a developer and want to do some awesome stuff, then u need to know about these.

Adobe's Apollo
Yahoo's Pipes

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Gigantic Ecommerce Deal

There is news that eBay and MySpace may be teaming up to create an extremely large ecommerce shop. What this means is that any MySpace registered user can sell items to any of his/her friends. So that's millions of friends being able to sell to millions of other friends. And of course, any person is more likely to buy something from a friend than from anyone else.

MySpace and eBay

Friday, February 02, 2007


With this new service u can share any digital item to:
> Instant Messenger
> Email Account
> MySpace Page
> FaceBook Wall (coming soon!)
and more...

Demo 07

The Demo 07 Conference is a showcase of the world's best emerging technologies.
Check them out at

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Shipwire: Small Biz Shipping

Shipwire.com20 — Online shipping services for the small business owner — $30 per month, and has a free trial offer.

New Lense

Get a second lens for your camera that attaches on top of your existing lens. It will allow you to reposition the focus point on your subject. The effect is to create blurs around your focal point.

Sewing is Back Big

Sewing skills are back again, and in a big way. Here is what the NY Times has to say:
And here are websites where all sorts of handcraft skills are sorely needed: