Monthly Archives: August 2012

Farewell letter from a journalist after a 28-year career

Farewell letter After 18 wonderful years with The Economic Times, it is painful for me to write this note, saying I have got to go. In the process, I would also like to believe that I’m at the finishing line … Continue reading

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Apple rot starts with Samsung lawsuit win; Iron ore as the newest, biggest bubble; India’s ‘arranged’ marriages; An India banker speaks his mind

1 Apple rot starts with Samsung lawsuit win (Michael Wolff in The Guardian) Apple came close to destroying its business in the late 1980s by pursuing a suit against Microsoft claiming that Windows infringed the look and feel of the … Continue reading

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US middle class shrinks as incomes fall; I made the robot do it; The clock ticks for men, too; Hindi films have given up on us; More Chinese opt for home schooling

1 US middle class shrinks as incomes fall (San Francisco Chronicle) All those things our two political parties swear they’ll do for the middle class? They’d better hurry up because the middle class is fast approaching the endangered species list. … Continue reading

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Lessons from Apple, Facebook; India infra investment plunges; US arms sales at record $66bn; Men, who needs them?; Time up for wrist watches?

1 Lessons from Apple, Facebook (Francesco Guerrera in The Wall Street Journal) The gap between the values placed by investors on Apple and Facebook — around $621 billion and $42 billion, respectively — is large enough to fit the economy … Continue reading

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Big investors rethink social media; Nomura to cut jobs; The novel is in danger; For power-starved India, temporary generators

1 Big investors rethink social media (San Francisco Chronicle) The market pummeling of Facebook, Zynga and Groupon has forced some soul searching in Silicon Valley. Venture capitalists and angel investors so hot on social media just months ago have largely … Continue reading

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Armstrong and the moon moment; India’s trust deficit; Pakistan — A country lost

1 Armstrong and the moon moment (The Guardian) Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, has died aged 82. The former US astronaut passed away as the result of heart complications following surgery. As commander of the … Continue reading

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India’s struggle with the internet; In tech tussle, Apple crushes Samsung; The boomerang generation

1 India’s struggle with the internet (Dawn) India’s attempt to block online material that it blames for fuelling ethnic tensions was described by Internet experts as “monumentally incompetent” and “completely illegal”. The government over the past week has ordered Internet … Continue reading

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