Siddhesh Joglekar

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Programmatic Is Problematic, Even When It Works

<i>This post was previously published in an earlier edition of Online Spin.</i><p>The problems with programmatic are well-covered and greatly ignored. Reported …

Digital Advertising

Uber’s First Self-Driving Fleet Arrives in Pittsburgh This Month

Near the end of 2014, Uber co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick flew to Pittsburgh on a mission: to hire dozens of the world’s …

Top 20 Wildlife Photos on 500px So Far This Year

At the end of every year we do a “Best of *inset year here*” series, in which we count down the top 10 most popular photos in every single category. …

Ice Age

Girnar Software raises funding from Google Capital, Hillhouse Capital

Girnar Software is the parent company of auto portals CarDekho.com, Gaadi.com and Zigwheels.com Read more

Venture Capital

Venice From Above

America’s misery index: a presidential ranking

THE misery index—adding together America's inflation and unemployment rates—has been a popular way of expressing national economic performance since …

Getting promoted too quickly

“He’s a star. Thank god he’s on the team”.<p>“He’s not scaling, it’s time to find a replacement”.<p>I’ve heard that line from too many CEOs about someone …

Leadership

A First-Time Manager’s Guide To Giving Effective Feedback

Mastering the art of giving useful feedback is a crucial skill for managers. Here’s how to make it effective your first time.<p>One of the most difficult things about being a first-time manager is learning to provide effective feedback. When you’re a new manager, you become responsible for your team’s …

The Puerto Rico problem

POLITICIANS do love a morality tale. Just ask the Greeks. American political leaders, in common with so many around the world, relish casting Grecian …

Uber bans guns. We asked the rest of the sharing economy if they do too

Last week, Uber announced that drivers and passengers are no longer allowed to carry guns whenever they’re participating in a ride booked via its …

The Most Important Advice I Could Give You About Unicorns

Unicorns.<p>The most overused word in the technology industry today. And they aren’t even fucking real. That is how absurd things have gotten. No, I …

Can You Build Your Business on Somebody Else’s Platform?

Many of you will know that Twitter unexpectedly cancelled it’s contract to allow DataSift to resell Twitter data to 3rd parties. I read the …

India's rich temples may open gold vaults for Modi

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The two-century-old Shree Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai devoted to the Hindu elephant-headed god Ganesha bristles with close circuit cameras and is guarded by 65 security officers.<p>Commuters get out of a taxi in front of Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple in Mumbai …

Magic just showed its first product to investors on Monday — now it may be worth $40 million

Magic — the service that lets you text a number and get "anything you want as long as it's not illegal" — is raising $12 million from Sequoia Capital at a $40 million valuation, just a few days after graduating from the Y Combinator startup accelerator program, reports TechCrunch.<p>If Sequoia is …

Startups

The full-stack employee

Nearly two years after I left Google, I’m starting to understand what’s going on in the professional sphere. The conventional seams between …

The return of the AAP

Over the last month the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) juggernaut has been busy celebrating itself, narcissistically pleased as it looked at the …

Methodology change sees Indian economy grow faster than China's

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Taken at face value, India on Monday became the fastest growing major economy in the world after its statisticians changed the way they measure Asia’s third-largest economy and showed it clocked faster growth than China in the December quarter.<p>A worker climbs up to a pillar of …

Emirates Airline 2013 Profit Rises 43%

Reuters<p>Thursday 08 May 2014<p>Emirates, Dubai’s flagship airline, reported a 43 per cent jump in 2013 net profit on Thursday helped by higher revenue …

Facebook introduces free push notification testing in the arms race to win app creators

Facebook’s latest move to court developers involves the most irritating of app functions: Push notifications.<p>Parse, Facebook’s app server company, is …

Heart of The Desert

Down to Earth

“THERE'S an old saying in the space world: amateurs talk about technology, professionals talk about insurance." In an interview last year with <i>The</i> …

Bonanza Falls on the Big Iron River

BITCOIN: How It Works, And Why It Could One Day Threaten Legacy Payments Tools Like Credit Cards

Bitcoin offers merchant and individuals an extremely low-cost, virtually frictionless payments system. Value can easily be transferred around the world without transmitting sensitive information that could be used for fraud, and without forcing merchants to pay extortionate transaction fees.<p>But, …

Bitcoin

Where are you my light ?

What is Alibaba? - WSJ.com

Defining Alibaba<p>Alibaba is China’s — and by some measures, the world’s — biggest online commerce company. Its three main sites — Taobao, Tmall and Alibaba.com — have hundreds of millions of users, and host millions of merchants and businesses. Alibaba handles more business than any other e-commerce …

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