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Amazon does an Apple. Launches Kindle!!

What have we got here……..Let me try to foresee:

1. Kindle used at schools – No book load for Indian kids. In India, we have been very much concerned about the book load kids carry. Now, they can pack all their books in Kindle
2. With a little bit of innovation, even writing books part of future Kindle. Eliminate notepads and small writing pads at office with Kindle Nano.

3. Save paper. Save trees wih more Kindle………that should kindle environment enthusiasts and companies vying for ISO 14001

Letz see what time has in store for Kindle like products. Amazon……welcome to the world of innovation!!



I don’t like zune. So, I want it to be hyped!

GigaOM has zuned out and says Zune has got a lot of negative reviews. Searched for Zune and did not find many encouraging reviews. Check out Stephanie C. Leary’s Zune review for a sample. :-p

To be frank, I very much expected this, rather was afraid of. After all itz a M$’s product :-/. Customers don’t turn ur back Puhleaaaze, for am sure a ‘Service Pack’ is already in the making. Go get the Zune all ye fellas, so that my dream comes true.

My dream: Zune puts up a stiff competition, initiating a price war, so that I can buy my favorite Apple Ipod or Creative Zen Vision M for a slightly lesser price for this Christmas.

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Google and Netvibes – My theory

Since Google bought YouTube , theories like The Digg Buyout Theory are floating around, envisaging different buyout strategies that could position Google a leader in Web2.0 apps.

So, thought, I would putforth my theory as well. Since the day I started using Netvibes, got fascinated and hooked on to online desktop idea. I can see any new mails in my gmail account, check for any feeds that I had subscribed to, chat with my friends using meebo tab, all from one place.

Google also looks to try and build its own online desktop; but it is nowhere close to what Netvibes offers. The pace at which Netvibes has added features and number of users is impressive. So my theory – Google which wants to make a mark in desktop (future is online desktop) would benefit greatly by buying Netvibes. There have been few thoughts that Netvibes might fit well with Yahoo. But, here are some of my points as to why would Google be a better suitor than Yahoo.

1. Netvibes already supports mail plugin for gmail. It also provides one for Yahoo, but, since pop access in Yahoo is limited to premium users would imagine only a small crowd uses it for yahoo.
2. Netvibes already supports writely. Advantage Google here.
3. Netvibes has plugin for flickr. Google may want to have one for picasaweb soon.
4. Netvibes has a video search plugin for both Google and YouTube videos.
5. How about a plugin for orkut dominating rather than the one for MySpace?

Imagine Google getting all its users under one roof using a powerful online desktop!!

Kudos and brickbats welcome.

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