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OyeChotu.com Delivers Authentic Indian Snacks to NRIs Worldwide

In Indian Startups by Ashutosh Saxena

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mailReddit Indians can be found in any corner of the world today, working, studying, or settled with families. No matter where in the world they are, they will always crave for Indian food. While Indian restaurants can be easily found, at least in some pockets of the world, there is a dearth of Indian snacks. Indian stores abroad sometimes house …

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Sweden based MouseStats Provides Eye-Tracking Heatmaps for your Website

In Global Startups by Ashutosh Saxena

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mailReddit With multi-billion dollar businesses relying entirely on the web, Web Analytics has become an important and useful subject. The measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of internet data can be used understanding user behaviour and optimizing web usage. It is not just a tool for measuring web traffic but can be used as a tool for business and market research, …

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MagiXcan Promises to Make Computers 10X Faster, or More

In Indian Startups by Ashutosh Saxena

Say we have a 100-core machine and have effectively achieved all the speed improvement we care for. Then this capacity for faster processing can be traded off against energy consumption. So instead of processing photos 100X faster on this 100-core machine, we could process them merely 10X faster, but at the same time using up only a tenth of the original power required – by lowering the clock frequency by the same factor.

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CouchPotato.be Creates a Social Way to Discover Movies

In Indian Startups by Ashutosh Saxena

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mailReddit Movie reviews are generally biased. I do not read too many movie reviews before deciding to watch a movie or not, but used to glance through the late Nikhat Kazmi’s reviews in the Times of India, and there were instances when I did not like a movie she had highly recommended and vice-versa. Taran Adarsh is no better, he …

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Web Storage HTML5 API: Cookies are so 1994 [Tech Treats]

In Technology by Ashutosh Saxena

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mailReddit If there is one area where native apps definitely outrule web applications, it is persistent local storage. For native applications, the OS provisions for application-specific data like preferences or running state. This info may be stored in the registry, .ini files, or any other format or place per the operating system convention. If the native client needs massive data …

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Stockoy: A Social network for the Trading Community

In Indian Startups by Ashutosh Saxena

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mailReddit Last week we had argued that heavy noise on the popular social networks is giving way to niche social networks and platforms. While it was WriterBabu, a social networking platform dedicated to improve your writing skills last week, here is another such focussed network, called Stockoy.com. Stockoy.com is a network targeted at making stock market trading social, to connect …

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The Trouble With Taking an (online) Cab

In India Online by Ashutosh Saxena

The biggest concern now is that the quality of the experience is not consistent with time, which is one important factor in user-satisfaction. Teething problems are acceptable, but a degradation in performance over time would shoo away customers.

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Accessing Third-Party API Resources via OAuth [Tech Treats]

In Technology by Ashutosh Saxena

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mailReddit The last post in this column provided an in-depth discussion on the changes mandated by the new specification of the Twitter API v1.1. Two of the major changes were a limit on the number of users per app, calculated using the number of OAuth ‘tokens’, and the requirement of OAuth for every API call rather than one session. This …