July 2008

The Word Around Town — Social Median

by Kevin Singarayar on July 31, 2008

in The Word Around Town

Is Social Median the new Digg 2.0?  Find out below: Social Median Launches Open Beta: Per­son­al­ize Your News Fil­ter — Read/Write Web Social­me­dian Brings A New Take On News Fil­ter­ing — TechCrunch Social­me­dian Unveils Social News Site — Ven­ture­Beat Social­Me­dian Opens Up and Launches Beta — louisgray.com Social Median Wants To Be Digg For 2.0 Geeks […]

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The Word Around Town — Google Knol

by Kevin Singarayar on July 31, 2008

in The Word Around Town

Google Knol is now open to every­one.  What is it?  Find out below: The Google Knol Threat to Con­tent Busi­nesses  — a Wiki Plug-in Might Level The Play­ing Field — Read/Write Web Knol is Google’s Wikia — Scripting.com Google Decides to Make its Knol Site a Mod­er­ated Wikipedia — Search Engine Jour­nal Google Intro­duces the ‘Knol’ […]

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Nat­ural dis­as­ters aren’t usu­ally a pleas­ant expe­ri­ence for those caught in the mid­dle of it, but the quake which just rocked LA, shook Miss RFTC’s Twit­ter account for a whole another rea­son. Here’s what went down: This is what Miss RFTC twit­tered before the earth­quake struck. This is when the earth­quake struck. And that my friends, […]

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The Word Around Town — Cuil

by Kevin Singarayar on July 28, 2008

in The Word Around Town

Cuil, pro­nounced “cool,” is the lat­est word around town.  Find out why: Cuil: Good, but not Great — Read­Write Web Cuil Finally Gets Going — GigaOM Cuil Launches — Can This Search Start-Up Really Best Google? — Search Engine Land Cuil Exits Stealth Mode With A Mas­sive Search Engine — TechCrunch Cuil Shows Us How Not To […]

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Fur­ther proof that Ray Kurzweil is right on the money.  Click here to read the article.

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You feel that? It’s sur­re­al­ism.  Sit­ting here, typ­ing this post about a man who I never per­son­ally knew, who most of Amer­ica never per­son­ally knew, yet, who has inspired more than 6 mil­lion YouTube view­ers in a sin­gle swoop of rarely wit­nessed authen­tic­ity. Pro­fes­sor Randy Pausch is that man and his breath­tak­ing “Last Lec­ture” was that […]

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Everybody Loves To Hate Raymond

by Kevin Singarayar on July 24, 2008

in Rants and Quibbles

I’m talk­ing about Kurzweil.  Ray­mond Kurzweil. And when I said every­body, I actu­ally meant me, myself and I. But then, I sat down and thought about it some more, and found it fair to throw in a cou­ple of neu­ro­sci­en­tists, a dozen or more engi­neers, a spat­ter­ing of anti-technology activists, and a hun­dred or more religious […]

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No Brand Is Destined To Be A Laggard

by Kevin Singarayar on July 22, 2008

in Business Strategy

Espe­cially now that social media has arrived with much aplomb. The lack of resources, or the lack of any­thing for that mat­ter, is not an excuse for lim­it­ing the ambi­tions of an entre­pre­neur, or a busi­ness any longer. To reach your busi­ness goals today, requires more than any­thing else, out-of-the-box think­ing.  You need to be […]

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Cus­tomers Are Always Right, Right? Or Are They?

There is a rea­son why the mantra, “cus­tomers are always right” or, “cus­tomer is king” is pounded into the heads of sales­peo­ple all around the world. It’s because cus­tomers are the lifeblood of every busi­ness. So, whether cus­tomers have earned the right to be treated like kings, or are cer­ti­fi­ably wrong, is incon­se­quen­tial. The didac­tic mantra stays.

I must admit though, that I had a prob­lem under­stand­ing this when I tried my hand at being a sales engi­neer at Sennheiser. When faced with cus­tomers whose greed con­tin­u­ally sought an account­ing of var­ied pro­por­tions — often beyond the realms of what was rea­son­able — I sug­gested they buy from another com­pany. I sim­ply couldn’t afford the lux­ury of pil­ing on more value and dis­counts than what my regional man­ager had instructed me with.

If I had stuck to the mantra, I prob­a­bly would have been left with enough change at the end of the month to treat myself to a cheese­burger at Macs. I wasn’t going to let that hap­pen. I wasn’t going to set­tle for any­thing less than a dou­ble turkey club sandwich.

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A MODERN MAN

By George Carlin

I’m a mod­ern man, a man for the millennium.

Dig­i­tal and smoke-free; A diver­si­fied, mul­ti­cul­tural, post-modern decon­struc­tion­ist; polit­i­cally, anatom­i­cally and eco­log­i­cally incorrect.

I’ve been uplinked and down­loaded, I’ve been inputted and out­sourced. I know the upside of down­siz­ing, I know the down­side of upgrading.

I’m a high-tech lowlife. A cutting-edge, state-of the-art, bi-coastal multi-tasker, and I can give you a giga­byte in a nanosecond.

I’m new-wave, but I’m old-school; and my inner child is outward-bound.

I’m a hot-wired, heat-seeking, warm-hearted cool cus­tomer; voice-activated and biodegradable.

I inter­face with my data­base; my data­base is in cyber­space; so I’m inter­ac­tive, I’m hyper­ac­tive, and…

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