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Flipkart product range is huge

Total products being sold on Flipkart 10335642 products.

The costliest item on Flipkart is this book – Notices of Sanskrit manuscripts855014 Rs

You would think it would have a special page etc, it has no product images.

First non book costly item is this lens – Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200 – 400 mm f/4G ED VR II Lens577974 Rs

This product has few images which is good and 1 review.

Apple could make it even better

Just saw the Apple Better Video. I love that a company as big as Apple is putting so much effort into being eco friendly.

But i can’t wonder how much more they could do if they just launched a solar product.

Imagine if they could release a solar rechargeable pack.

Here are some suggestions.

They could release something as small as iPhone, when you leave it in the sun for full day it could recharge the iPhone for few days. It could even give notifications when it needs to be charged or when its full.

You could also join few of these and charge your iPad, Laptops etc.

I bet there is a big market for a good solar powered battery product.

With the kind of R&D they have they could get better power conversion rates every year. And with in a few years time something the size of iPad could give you enough power to run your home on solar power.


They all ready sell a rechargeable battery product. But its just AA batteries.

Even just making the iPhone solar powered they could make a huge dent in power consumptions and global warming.

Apple entering the Solar market place could be the revolution the solar industry needs.

They have enough cash to even go and acquire companies that are doing some amazing work in this field and integrate it into their products.

So Apple can make it even better if they want to.

How to show long text on iWatch


There is a lot of talk about iwatch or smart watches etc. But the big problem all these devices have is the screen can’t show too much information.

It can show you a notification but not the full text. What is the point of getting a notification if you again have to pick up the phone to read it.

So what is the solution, its quite simple. No new inventions necessary.

Imagine a smart watch with speed reading as a way to show text on it. That way you don’t have to show a lot of text on screen. Just one word at a time, so reading a small sms or a breaking news headline is easier this way.

Check out how Speed Reading works here

But limiting to one word even a small screen can be used to show a lot of text. Small screen means great battery life.

Imagine this scenario, when you get a breaking news alert. You will get a notification on phone which will be a small icon based notification.

When you click on the screen it will show the breaking news headline one word at a time. That way in seconds you can read the whole headline no scrolling or any other touches necessary.

Create an Ad for DVR


Most TV viewers even in India are now recording shows and watching them. So they are fast forwarding through most of the ads.

So why not make an ad that works even when its fast forwarded.

Why not put in ads such a way that even when its forwarded the DVR user gets to see the product and brand name.

If you want to do the easy way. Either choose a corner of the screen and display a product there. When you fast forward the ad it becomes into a small animation of the ad. Like a banner ad which the user controls.

The hard way insert frames into the regular ad which when fast forwarded create another simpler ad.

Many companies are missing an opportunity here.

Kickstarter crossed 1 billion India helped too


Nearly 5689 Indians pledged around 7 crores in kickstarter.

Even though kickstarter is not official available in India. So many people have invested in it.

When it launches in India it will be pretty big. Can’t wait to see some of the new business idea that will be created by Indian entrepreneurs.

Will it launch in India soon?

Kickstarter reaches 1 Billion pledges.

Samsung finally gets the ads right

Samsung has been attacking Apple with for a long time. But most of the time it was silly and not the right way to go at Apple. But these new ads are really well made and take the right tone.

Apple iPad ad is quite classy.

This ad from samsung takes the right approach at mocking the ad. Don’t know how many people it will convince to switch but they are fun to watch.

Unlike many of their other ads.

Summer V/s Winter Olympics


The differences between both the olympics.

These stats are from 2014 Winter Olympics and 2012 Summer Olympics

Even though the winter olympics is 1/5 the size of summer olympics it takes as long as the summer olympics to conduct.

With countries borders getting blurred more and more will we have olympics in few decades time?

With many countries in economic meltdown and bringing in many austerity measure, how will sports be funded in the coming years?

As the weather gets colder and colder will winter olympics take over summer olympics?

So enjoy it while you can…

Which internet connection to get for many devices


If you have a mobile, tablet and laptop and you need internet on all three of these.

There are many decisions you need to make first. Do you need portability. Do you need Higher capacity. Do you need higher speed. Do you need postpaid or prepaid. These are some of the option i found out there.

1.Wireless : 10 GB – 15 GB (if you want more capacity go wired)

You can get any of the new max data cards from Tataphoton, Airtel, Mts etc. All of them give you high speed of 6 Mbps. But all of them only give you 10 GB per month at around 1500 Rs. No way to get more bandwidth on these data cards.

Some data cards have wifi like the (tataphoton max wifi) so you can use them with any device.

Reliance Netconnet+ data card with postpaid plan will give you 55 GB per month for 2500 Rs. Here is how the plan looks.

750 Rs – 5 GB unlimited data plan
1500 Rs – 50 GB booster pack you can buy after finishing your 5 GB

If you want more bandwidth you can get 20 GB more for 750 Rs.

Its 3 Mbps data card not the new high speed ones. You get good speeds at night but during day time its pretty bad, sometimes you can only browse no youtube etc.

You need to get a 3G wifi router if you want to use this connection with your other devices. Make sure your data card works with 3G wifi router before buying it.

You can also do internet sharing with your computer but you need to keep your computer on all the time if you want to use other devices.

Airtel 4G is starting to roll out but its not everywhere. If you can get it they offer 45 GB for 3000 Rs. There is even a 80 GB plan for 4500 Rs. Both of these are 80 GB plans and its not available everywhere.

2.Wired : 100 GB

Bsnl and other offer higher bandwidth packages with good speeds.

You can get wifi router with most packages and you can use it with any of your devices.

If money is not an issues check out BSNL 24 Mbps plan, it gives 250 GB per month for 7000 Rs.

3. Get individual plans for each device.

Prices wise it might cost the same, this way you can decide how much speed you need for particular device and get that plan.

Sadly there is no one single solution. Hopefully Reliance 4G will come with good speeds and higher capacity plans.

My dream would be 2500 Rs for 100 GB at 10 Mbps plan, we can dream right.

You should watch Boogie Woogie on Sony


If you were a fan of Boogie Woogie, its back. Its on Sony Entertainment Television.

But the real reason you should watch the show is for its contestants.

If you have been a fan of India’s Dancing Superstar. You would have known those 3 young contestants. There is even a kid called Abhishek Sinha who looks like Akshay Pal.

These kids were excellent in India’s Dancing Superstar, hope they can impress the judges in this show.

They should have also given Akshay Pal runner’s up of India’s Dancing Superstar a chance. I thought he should have won the show, he was so good.

Just watch Akshay Pal locking and popping to a devotional song and this surreal performance.

See the other 16 contestants Boogie Woogie here

MTS 3G plus why?


MTS claims to give you 9.8 Mbps and it launched few days back.

The existing data card service only gave your around 3 Mbps or so. So regarding speed this is a big boost.

But the packages they are selling it on make it worse than current 3G data cards.

Let me compare one package for you

Tata Photon Plus gives you 10 GB for 1200 Rs at 3 Mbps for 30 days.
After 10 GB its 156 Kbps

MTS 3G Plus gives you 15 GB for 1200 Rs at 9.8 Mbps for 30 days.
After 15 GB its 156 Kbps and after 22.5 GB its 64 Kbps

Yes i am not kidding its 64 Kbps

I am using Tata photon with above mentioned data plan. I used the 10 GB in just 10 days, now i am using internet at 156 Kbps. So far i am at 19 GB, and still 11 days to go. So by the end of the 11 days i will be around 30 GB mark. So you know i will suffer if i switch to MTS 3G plus.

Don’t think i am just putting down MTS. I was a MTS blaze user who switched because it was not available in my current location. But with above plans i will not switch even if its available.

You get 5 GB more than the current data cards. but the kicker is after just using 22 GB you get speeds at 64 Kbps. I am not kidding 64 Kbps on a 9 Mbps service.

What is the point of launching 3G plus service if you don’t allow the user to use it.

Its like building a 8 lane highway road and then telling everyone, that you can only use the 8 lane for 15 kms and after that you can only use 1 lane.

MTS had a big chance to get a lot of customers before the launch of 4G in January 2014. But with their stupid plans they just missed the boat.

But at least with my current tata photon unlimited plan. I can use it at 156 Kbps after 10 GB.

Have any of these companies tried using internet at 64 Kbps.

Before they decide on plans why not spend time with some regular users and then create plans accordingly.

You are launching faster services so that we can use video mainly. Its not for opening mail or documents faster.

30 minutes of HD video on youtube takes around 600 MB. So why not give them at least 1-3 GB per day if not at least give them 1 GB per day.

Hopefully at least reliance 4G will launch with aggressive pricing and a data plans.

India needs better connectivity, i am kind of amazed that no one has come and tried to disrupt this market, its so ready for the taking.

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