Monthly archives: July, 2007

Founders at Work

This book is a collection of 32 interviews with founders of IT startups. The interviewer is Jessica Livingston who herself is a founding partner of Y-Combinator. The interviewees are: Max Levchin (Paypal) Sabeer Bhatia (Hotmail) Steve Wozniak (Apple Computer) Joe Kraus (Excite) Dan Bricklin (Software Arts) Mitchell Kapor (Lotus Development) Ray Ozzie (Iris Associates, Groove …

Could China Supplant India In Outsourcing?

An interesting article in Forbes: Indian cities like Bangalore and Mumbai could be eclipsed as outsourcing centers by Chinese competition by 2011, according to a new study. … “Chinese cities are on the rise and nipping at India’s heels,” IDC said. “IDC forecasts that Chinese cities will overtake Indian cities by 2011 due to massive …

Microsoft Opening Development Center in Canada

Microsoft announced that they would be opening a new development center in Canada. The center would be in Vancouver, British Columbia which borders the US state of Washington where Microsoft has its headquarters. Whether this decision has been caused by the recent failure of the Immigration Bill, which sought increase in H1-B limits, is under …

Young Entrepreneurs From Kerala

Interesting article from The Economic Times: Eight engineering graduates from this state, known better for its thriving tourism industry, are looking to give jobs to people in their IT startup that is already being valued at around US$ 7 million. This team of graduates, which actually shaped its destiny by setting up ‘Torque’ to provide …