Saturday, December 27, 2008

Deals2buy stats which I (most indians) visit to see latest deals has been following cheap tactics of claiming to give away free laptops if you subscribe to their alert emails. I was wondering why they suddenly started decieving people of giving away stuff for free. Going thru the traffic details of this site gave me the correct cause. Their hits have been falling drastically and continously.The following I have pasted from The same is available here

Reach for What's This?

Percent of global Internet users who visit this site 
Yesterday1 wk. Avg.3 mos. Avg.3 mos. Change
0.023%0.0191%0.0197%down 19.1%

Traffic Rank for What's This?

Alexa traffic rank based on a combined measure of page views and users (reach)
Yesterday1 wk. Avg.3 mos. Avg.3 mos. Change
4,1485,2755,085down 642

Page Views per user for What's This?

The number of unique pages viewed per user per day for this site
Yesterday1 wk. Avg.3 mos. Avg.3 mos. Change
2.52.452.55up 9%

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Its time to quit

This business blog speaks more about Sun than any other company though thats not its intention. Lets put aside the reasons behind that. Sun has posted record loss this quarter. Nobody has any clue that how is Sun going to make any money in the already troubled market. Jonathan with all his love for Open Source havent satisfied the investors who have seen their investments melt like snow in the last few months. Is it time for him to quit...?

Friday, October 10, 2008

Markets Collapse

Finally its here. Though I am writing the blog after a gap of around 7 months nothing has changed but it has gone from bad to worse. The markets all over the world has collapsed and they have done so repeatedly for the past few months. The FED and Central banks all over the world has been trying hard to infuse cash to avert this credit crisis. As analysts say, India is still under denial mode and might take a hard lesson soon that she too is not resistant to the global credit woes. Will keep posting on the developments.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Sun says its my SQL

Suns acquisition of mysql didnt surprise me at all. Given Sun's recent flirting with Open Source movement this is a logical outcome. But what surprised me is the cost of this acquisition. A staggering 1 billion dollars. Now how could Sun gets the maximum returns out of it..? Sun might want to convert the popular "LAMP" Linux Apache Mysql Php into SAMP Solaris Apache Mysql Php. But how does it going to monetize the effort and resources its going to pump into the further development of this free database software which is not that popular in large entertprises..? Charging for support and hardware does not seem to increase the topline of Sun in the short term as far as I see. Lets wait and watch.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Recession Looms...?

Is US economy on the verge of plunging into recession...? Now many say this question is insignificant as they feel its already inside one. Now even if its not in middle of one its not so far away. The next quarter will see the industrial output and employment rate getting plunged. Already US economy has shredded 17000 jobs in December. Prime Mortgage is asking for its due and eating into the economy. The recession will pull down the entire global economy engine. US Federal bank has lowered the interest rates twice in two weeks which is unusual and may cause long term issues but in short term it might inject the much needed cash into the system. But shouldnt they be containing the inflation, oh then the US public should bite the bitter bullet of unemployment.Moreover, what would you expect an outgoing government do.?

Now what could be the cause of this catastrophe...? Iraq War...? Subprime Mortgage...? Developing markets...? Rising oil prices..? No body can deny that the above said factors could have bought the dooms day sooner. But the real culprit is the interest rate reduction way in early part of this decade to pull out the economy of the then infamous dotcom bust.

Did you ask who can save us from this...? I would say Miracle.