How Canva grew the blog traffic by 226.47%?

True, content is king when it comes to SEO. Yet, most people would just jump right it. Some would thought that quality content with no grammar error and neutral creative English writing are the factors to consider to gain more traffic from the blog they created.

Canva Blog Traffic
Canva Blog Traffic

Some would look for awesome plugins before thinking through and strategizing their approach. Unfortunately, they are just wasting time, money and energy. Continue reading How Canva grew the blog traffic by 226.47%?

World’s largest tech companies

7 companies are worth $4.3 trillion in wealth.

Plus, the wealthiest 1 percent of the world’s population now owns more than half of the world’s wealth, according a Credit Suisse report.

What income inequality ?

Google India Revenue Jumps to 7208 crores; is 21X of Facebook India

Google India’s revenue stands at 7208 crores, 22% jump in revenue from the last year.

Note that Google India’s revenue increase (from 15-16) was 40%, while this year it is 22% (via). Though Google has crossed the billion dollar mark revenue in India, it’d be interesting to see how can sustain post the recent case on tax evasion. Continue reading Google India Revenue Jumps to 7208 crores; is 21X of Facebook India

Why media startups are hard.

Mashable is being sold for $50mn.

That’s 20% of Mashable’s valuation of $250 million following a $15 million round of funding last year led by Time Warner’s Turner. Mashable has been trying to sell itself or raise additional outside capital for months (via).

In total, Mashable raised $46mn (and is being sold for $50mn). Continue reading Why media startups are hard.

The one app on Jio Phone that will not shock you

There is one app which is exclusively present in the Jio Store on Jio Phone, but not on other phones.

It is the NM app (NM=Narendra Modi).

The official Narendra Modi app on Android play store has 5-10 mn downloads, but as you know, Jio Phone runs on KaiOS and the phone doesn’t allow third party apps yet.

Jio Phone has NarendraModi App
Jio Phone has NarendraModi App

That is, Jio decides which apps to allow and which ones to not (FYI: Jio Phone officially doesn’t support WhatsApp yet).

Apart from Facebook, the first non-Jio app is the NM app.

Interesting, no?

This dude really hates PSD format. Really as in really !

// Trying to get data out of a PSD file is like trying to find something in the attic of
// your eccentric old uncle who died in a freak freshwater shark attack on his 58th
// birthday. That last detail may not be important for the purposes of the simile, but
// at this point I am spending a lot of time imagining amusing fates for the people
// responsible for this Rube Goldberg of a file format.
// Earlier, I tried to get a hold of the latest specs for the PSD file format. To do this,
// I had to apply to them for permission to apply to them to have them consider sending
// me this sacred tome. This would have involved faxing them a copy of some document or
// other, probably signed in blood. I can only imagine that they make this process so
// difficult because they are intensely ashamed of having created this abomination. I
// was naturally not gullible enough to go through with this procedure, but if I had done
// so, I would have printed out every single page of the spec, and set them all on fire.
// Were it within my power, I would gather every single copy of those specs, and launch
// them on a spaceship directly into the sun.

– This is part of the comments in the code (checkout the entire comment @github).

Clearly, this guy hates psd format badly. Badly as in quite badly (the code was written in 2009, I believe)!

What about you? Which language/framework have you hated the most?

“Air Pollution Harmful, But It Isn’t A Killer”: Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan

“Certainly if you have a diseased lung and if the pollution is continuously damaging your alveoli (air sacks) then one day when you die, you can attribute the cause of death, to some proportion, to maybe pollution. But I don’t think we can generalise and say that millions of people are dying only due to pollution,”

This is the statement of Shri shri Harsh Vardhan, India’s Environment Minister (via) on being asked about the linkage between air pollution and deaths.

And mind you, Harsh Vardhan is the incumbent minister at Ministry of Science & Technology (India), Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Ministry of Earth Sciences.

By the way : As per a joint study by Health Effects Institute in Boston and the Seattle-based Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, India’s toxic air is now contributing to nearly 1.1 million deaths a year, and the country is on its way toward standing alone as the site of the deadliest air pollution problem on the planet.

India beats China. Now has world’s worst air pollution