Saturday, January 14, 2017

New Google Voice?

It seems that a new Google Voice is coming https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/on-small-business/wp/2017/01/12/finallya-new-google-voice-is-coming/

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

SaneBox - Review of a service that may be able to clean your mailbox

SaneBox is a service that may be able to clean up mailbox (especially Yahoo whose spam filter is very week as of right now).

Once SaneBox is configured to connect to your Yahoo account, it goes over various mails (and you can train it to classify mails in specific ways).

For some reason SaneBox classified lot of spam as News and moved it into a folder called as SaneNews upfront. As I had lot of spam in my folder it seems overwhelming at first to go thru. My thought is that once you start using it, it becomes easier as you are only processing new delta emails.

While SaneBox requires a subscription to use, it probably should also build a monetnization based on advertisements. Yahoo seem to be putting in ads in empty SaneBox folders (they are empty to start with). Here is a snapshot of an ad it showed within Yahoo UI.



Sunday, January 08, 2017

Here is a movie worth watching and spreading:

Monday, January 02, 2017

Google doesn't get branding

Hello.com

Google had acquired Hello.com along with Picasa. Hello.com was first instant messenger that had "exchanging" pictures as a core functionality (Predated Instagram by a decade). Google chose to kill the product (in place of merging it into Picasa itself http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2008/05/picasas-hello-discontinued.html )

Google could have used Hello.com branding for several of its products as an option:

  • Google Talk could have been changed to Hello.
  • Google Voice could have been named Hello.
  • Google Hangout  could have been named Hello.
  • Google's first phone offering (Project Fi) could have been called Hello.
  • Google could have named its newest IM as Hello in place of Allo.
Google chose to do none of that. Hello.com is now a new social network created by Orkut Büyükkökten - founder of Orkut.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Accenture acquires Kurt Salmon

It is interesting to see Accenture acquiring Kurt Salmon.

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-completes-acquisition-of-kurt-salmon-expanding-strategy-capabilities-in-the-retail-industry.htm

That brings lot of my friends into Accenture.

Is Etihad playing Coke with Delta?

It seems to me that Etihad is taking stake one by one into each of smaller Delta code share in Europe and Middle East (Old Partners, New Partners)

Here it is for Comparison:
AirlineSkyMilesEtihad
Group1
KLM (owned by Air France)yes
Air Franceyes
Aeromexico (Partially owned by Delta)yes
AlItalia(Partially owned by Etihad)yesyes
China Easternyes
GOL (Partially owned by Delta)yes
Virgin Atlantic(Partially owned by Delta)yes
Virgin Australia(Partially owned by Etihad)yesyes
Group2
Air Europayes
Kenya Airwaysyes
Taromyes
Saudiayes
Middle East Airlineyes
CodeShare
Jet Airways (Partially owned by Etihad)yesyes

There are more:
https://www.etihad.com/en/about-us/our-partners/
https://www.etihad.com/en/about-us/our-equity-partners/

It will be great if Etihad joins skyteam along with Jet.

Monday, December 05, 2016

But I think this is going to change with Trump Administration. I don't expect America's arm spend to go up, but I do expect America's arm sale to go up.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Amazon then and now

Original webpage of Amazon was so much clutter free and clean:


Now Amazon looks like a mess (It is still manageable  when you are not logged in, but if you are logged in - it will be cluttered with suggestions based on your search history).


Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Concept of Navdy is great, just it is too expensive

There are many hands free and navigation projection systems from various vendors.

Product from Navdy looks great - and has plenty of potential - just that it is "expensive". With right price, it will get great market (or I think Google needs to review it - as an extension to Android Auto - for the cars that don't have Android Auto).

https://www.navdy.com/#discover