Are mobile messaging apps the new social network?

This afternoon, I was discussing the rumors of Whatsapp being acquired by Google¬†( now debunked ) for 1 Billion Dollars, when a strange thought crept into my mind: Are mobile messaging apps the new social network? Could they eventually lead to the demise of facebook? Is that why Google and Facebook are both desperately trying to acquire them? It might sound like a completely absurd thought, given how big and mighty Facebook is today. However, do not discount the pace of change in the online…

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How long will apps continue to rule the mobile world?

There is a general rule of the technology world that I swear by: “Any open standard will sooner or later replace a closed standard”. The best example of this phenomenon, in the past couple of years, is demonstrated by the manner in which browser based applications have replaced almost all commonly used installed applications ( with a few notable exceptions, where there are obvious advantage to an installed application, like increased productivity in case of office apps, better use of hardware in case of intensive…

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Google takes the cake for best pranks on the April Fool’s day

Google seems to have mastered the art of creating a buzz with its crazy April Fool’s Day jokes. Instead of just one, I was pleasantly surprised to find four jokes on 4 different product lines.

Just so that you don’t need to go out to search for them, I’ve compiled all of them below, in descending order of disbelief:

Introducing Google Blue: This one takes the cake for being most hilarious of them all.

Introducing Google Nose: Now search through your nose.

Explore Treasure Mode With Google Maps

YouTube Is Shutting Down

Which one did you like the most? If you know of pranks played by other companies, do share them in the comments.

The curious case of customer feedback

Mr. Iyengar is a second generation businessman and runs a South Indian restaurant in the heart of Chennai. He inherited the restaurant from his father and aspires to turn it into a chain that has presence across all parts of Chennai. Having seen his father run the business, he understands the importance of happy customers and building customers for life. To religiously follow this mantra, and understand what attributes of service are important to consumers, he recently instituted a 10-point customer survey that is presented…

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