Narayanan Hariharan

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Amazon owns a whole collection of secret brands

When you go to Amazon.com, what are you looking for? Products from the brands you recognize, or perhaps just the cheapest ones—assuming the ratings aren’t terrible?<p>After decades of selling products—and knowing exactly what people are buying, and when they are buying it—Amazon has started cutting …

eCommerce

World's Greatest City: 50 reasons why Bangkok is No. 1

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bangkok 's buzz is like no other place in the world. Relentless traffic gives way to quiet "klongs" or canals and 24-hour party people queue up for clubs next to serene colonial mansions on quarter-acre blocks.<p>All of this and its people are among the friendliest on earth. Not a bad effort …

15 Mechanical Watches for First-Time Buyers and Advanced Collectors

Infinitely cooler than quartz!<p>Every mechanical watch is an engineering feat with a multitude of tiny moving parts tucked underneath its shiny exterior. From an ultra affordable pick, all the way to an ultra luxurious option with a six-digit price tag, we've rounded up a few amazing spring-driven …

Sneaking a Peek at My Inbox: What Types of Email Subject Lines Should You Be Using?

[Estimated read time: 15 minutes]<p>Like most of you, I get a lot of email. Here's a look at all the marketing emails I received in my personal email in …

Why I turned down $500K, Pissed off my investors, and Shut down my startup

I just did what no startup founder is ever supposed to do.<p>I gave up.<p>It wasn’t even one of those glorious “fail fast and fail forward” learning …

Startups

The ultimate guide to starting, producing, and promoting a podcast

<i>What’s even better than reading about making a podcast? How about checking out my latest Podcast, This New Economy!</i><p>There’s no doubt that podcast …

Do IIT and IIM graduates know that jobs in a market economy are not an entitlement?

India’s Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Indian Institute of Management (IIM) campuses are on a warpath against companies who made offers to their students but backed out or postponed hirings at the last moment, leaving students in the lurch.<p>The institutes and the students are upset, as …

Jet Airways is Giving Away Free Upgrades on Twitter

If you’ve noticed recently, Jet Airways has been going gung ho with their ‘Get More’ campaign, reiterating the fact that while you do end up paying a …

Jet Airways

Things to do in Thekkady

It’s time to help you figure things to do in Thekkady. I did a lot of googling (quite usual :P) to make the most of this place just for one reason – …

Germany had so much renewable energy on Sunday that it had to pay people to use electricity

On Sunday, May 8, Germany hit a new high in renewable energy generation. Thanks to a sunny and windy day, at one point around 1pm the country’s solar, wind, hydro and biomass plants were supplying about 55 GW of the 63 GW being consumed, or 87%.<p>Power prices actually went negative for several hours, …

Renewable Energy

The ultimate guide to low-cost airlines in Europe

In the past few years, the travel game has changed drastically.<p>Where travelling by plane used to be an expensive mode of transport that could only be …

This exotic fruit tastes like pork, and it could save millions from starvation

As popular as jackfruit is in Bangladesh, it is avoided in India, where it is thought to have originated and where it could bring copious amounts of …

A day in the life of India

For all the hyperbole that exists around the idea of India, step into the real India, and all notions implode. Ours is a nation of young people with …

India

Info Edge, HSBC disagree over Zomato valuation

<b>New Delhi:</b> Zomato Media Pvt. Ltd has been valued at about $500 million by brokerage HSBC Securities and Capital Markets (India) Pvt. Ltd, about half …

The Voyeur’s Motel

Gerald Foos bought a motel in order to watch his guests having sex. He saw a lot more than that.<p>I know a married man and father of two who bought a twenty-one-room motel near Denver many years ago in order to become its resident voyeur. With the assistance of his wife, he cut rectangular holes …

Behavioral Sciences

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How some IIT & IIM graduates are ruining it for all of us in the startup world

It’s a Sunday morning and I am skimming through InShorts to get a quick overview of what is happening elsewhere. Amongst the 60 odd unread stories, I …

Startups

The Urban Poor You Haven’t Noticed: Millennials Who're Broke, Hungry, But On Trend

Too many young professionals have internalised the lesson that to earn any money, you've got to spend a lot of it.<p>There’s an underground dance bar in Santacruz West where I saw a former national-level beauty pageant contestant perform. According to the person who took me there, she began working …

Other for iPhone Quickly Sends Canned Messages to One Other Person

iPhone: If you have one person you tend to message with a lot, Other is a very simple little app that makes sending a canned message to them a ton …

New Drone Video Shows Current Status of Apple’s Campus 2 Project

- May 1, 2016<p>Matthew Roberts has posted a new 4K video showing off the construction progress on Apple’s new Campus 2 headquarters in Cupertino, …

Switching from an Apple iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy S7 because of one little app

I've compiled the pros and cons of an Apple iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy S7 to give you an idea of what made the decision for me. In the end, it was …

Samsung Galaxy S7

Why have Radiohead deleted themselves from the internet?

The band Radiohead have seemingly deleted themselves from the internet.<p>As users of the social news networking service Reddit were first to observe, the British band's official website and pages on Facebook and Twitter have been stripped of all their content.<p>The homepage of the Radiohead website, …

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Silicon Valley Legend Creates Pitch Deck Template For Entrepreneurs

Peter Thiel cofounded Paypal with Elon Musk and Max Levchin in 1998. They sold this company to eBay in a deal worth over $1B. He then founded several …

Venture Capital

The tragic romance that shaped Meryl Streep’s life

In 1978, a young Meryl Streep was on the verge of becoming the greatest actress of her generation. She was also about to lose the love of her …

iTunes is 13 years old—and it’s still awful

On April 28, 2003, Apple started up a revolution.<p>Enter the iTunes Music Store, unveiled with a proud flourish by a beaming Steve Jobs. It was a digital jukebox, a music distribution game-changer, a record store to end all record stores—and it did, in fact, kill off a great number of those. The …

Apple Music

The Suicide of Venezuela

Originally posted on Joel D. Hirst's Blog:<br>I never expected to witness the slow suicide of a country, a civilization. I suppose nobody does. Let me …

American Cities

Apple needs a hot new product, and it can't be another iPhone

Okay, that was a bad quarter, Apple.<p>I know, Apple is held to a higher standard. The company makes $50 billion and there’s panic in the streets. I …

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