January 15, 2009
Date : Jan 23-24, 2009
Venue: Nimhans Convention Center
Btw, if you haven’t already registered, now’s a good time to do so, go ahead and register now.
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November 7, 2008
It gives me great pleasure to announce that I will now be guest blogging for the Product Management View – a blog focussed on product management and strategy , run by world class product managers from various backgrounds and vast experience in this field.I am pleased to be associated with them and look forward to some great discussions over there. Thanks to Stewart Rogers from PM view for making this happen.
My first post for the Product management view is about maximizing product value through effective feature prioritization. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this topic and having some great conversations.
Filed in Agile, Collaboration, geeky, Ideas!, information architecture, personas, product management, product reviews, Requirements gathering, Social Networking, Social Tech, Technology for real life, Usability, use cases, User Experience, Web 2.0
Tags: blog alliances, building web products, feature prioritization, feature triaging, indian bloggers, product management, product positioning, product strategy, strategies for web products, vinodh nandakumar, vinodh on product management view, vinodh on product managment, vinodhn
November 5, 2008
November 4, 2008
So what is spatial search ?
In today’s context, where the Internet is the starting point for finding any information you need about anything in the world, and of course most of us use Google. The problem with traditional search is that it does not support or have information about the geographical dimension.
Why is spatial search important ?
This becomes extremely important when searching for something like “Guest houses in Bangalore”. Although the geographical location, in this case ‘Bangalore’ can be used as a part of search query term, the search engine does not interpret it as a geographical location.
So results for the search query – “Guest houses in Bangalore” will turn up documents with “Guest houses” and “Bangalore” and might not show up results with guest houses koramangala or indiranagar which are localities in Bangalore and also hence very apt results. This is because, the search engine does not have a relationship between these terms.
The other issue with traditional search in entities like homes is that the geographical information of these locations are not known, and hence they cannot be visualized on a map – which would be the most intuitive way to visualize these results.
While planning and architecting my100floors, we understood the need for Spatial search and helping users visualize home searches on maps. Moreover we felt that that searching for properties on maps was the intuitive way to find properties. In fact, we are the first to provide a map based search in India, cracking the problem of non-availability of geo-coded data.
The next post will talk about our implementation of Spatial search in, challenges we faced and a walk through of the user experience.
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Tags: product management, product strategy, Startup
October 24, 2008
FailCamp‘s idea is simple – get a bunch of inspired people together and enable them to learn from each other and from other entrepreneurs who have battled (or give in to) failure in their startups.
This is a wonderful initiative and I am keenly looking forward to this event in Chennai.
Here are the event details
Date and Time – November 16,2008
Venue – Tenth Planet, Chennai. (Looking at pics, venue seems to be super cool! and an interesting company – they do outsourced projects on open source technologies)
Registration – FailCamp Wiki
If you are going to be at the event, leave me a comment here or over on my twitter stream.
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September 18, 2008
Twitter, of course has been one of the main reasons why I don’t get time to write on this blog. Most of the times, 140 characters seems to be more than enough to convey what I want to say. Moreover, I always end up having very interesting conversations there and the there’s always instant feedback from a set of very engaged audience.
Tweets per hour
Tweets per day
So if you are already on twitter, follow me.
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August 27, 2008
The slide deck below has some really great information on Internet and Web 2.0 trends in China, a market that most of us are not really clued into. Thanks to Trendspotting for putting together this data packed slideshow.
Here what I find most interesting and insightful from the information
- China has the largest internet user base in the world to the tune of 253m users. They also have the largest mobile subscriber base of 574m.
- China has a very health internet user sex ratio comprising of 47% women
- IM, Online music and Online Video/movies are the top three online channels for Chinese youth
- Out of the top 5 sites in China based on traffic, Yahoo China (No.5) is the only international player out them, others are all local players.
- Chinese participation in Social media sites is higher than the global daily average.
- Bulletin Board Sites (BBS) are extremely popular
- The Total online ad spend per internet user in China is only at $8, however the ad market has heated up and is growing at 50% with increased ad spends due to the Olympics
- Internet censorship and moral policing are very common in China, in fact 85% of Chinese approve government internet censorship.
So what’s your take on the Chinese internet market ? Do you have more insights ? What do you think are future trends in China ?
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Tags: business research china, china, china internet, china internet censorship, china web2.0, chinese internet, internet, market analysis, market analysis of china internet and web 2.0 trends, product, product management, product strategy, Rich Internet Applications, top sites in china, web, Web 2.0