- Colors In Corporate Branding And Design - the Bank of America site has a distinctive color pallette, the Hershey's site has a very chocolatey look-and-feel about it. The online experience is meant to be consonant with the brick-and-mortar branding, so that customer feel a sense of familiarity around the online site.
- Examples, Symbols, and Signposts - Scott McCloud takes on the TED conference
- DiggGraphr: Digg Stories in a Treemap - if you are into data visualizations, the Treemap is put to use for visualizing stories, with interactive filters vailable to filter stories by time and geography.
- Bob the Impaler - Robert Cringely argues, quite radically, that Microsoft should layoff not 5000 but 50000 and then ask some hard questions.
- Barkha Dutt and NDTV, the Joke is on You! - on NDTV's Barkha Dutt using the power of big media to intimidate a blogger into silence.
- The Most Ticketed Cars on the Road [Cars] - no surprise that the Hummer is the most ticketed vehicle (vehicles that are ticketed the most above the average).
- Google Chrome Accesses Hotmail by Pretending It's Safari [Browser Wars] - it is 1996 again, and the browser wars are all the rage again.
- Helping the Terrorists - Bruce Schneier on how technology can be used by the terrorists as much as it can be used to fight terrorism.
- Critical Condition - from the Daily WTF site. Need I say more?
- Ridesharing in the Future - Scott Adams on trust and ridesharing using the iPhone.
- My Cat - very touching post by Scot Adams on his cat. Who would have thought this - coming from the creator of the Dilbert cartoons.
- Immortal Jellyfish - what if we were like jellyfish?
- Sybase iAnywhere Again Named a Top Mobile Middleware Leader - mobility, enterprise software, and analysts.
- Mapping open source into mobile: who, where and how - read when you have time.
- Mobility: Past, present and future - more on mobility.
- Microsoft’s Zune crashes as iPod sales grow - is it fair to even call it a battle?
- Apple awarded key "multi-touch" patent covering the iPhone - a 358 page patent at that.
- Cadbury Bournville : You Have to Earn It - Harish Bijour on why Rs 75 is an attractive price-point for a chocolate. I miss the days when a Cadbury's chocolate could be had for one rupee.
- Savlon : Heals Without Hurting - again from Harish Bijour, branding guru, on the fascinating battle between Savlon and Dettol.
- Saint Juice : 100 % Juice , Nothing else - by Harish Bijour. Juice, as opposed to selling sugary flavoured water.
- triangles and blue sky - beautiful photos, though this is not the best example. From the Daily Dose of Imagery site.
- Why charity begins – and stays – at home - Tim Harford on why suffering diminishes in the eyes of people the farther it is from them.
- Sleazy Legitimacy: How to Keep Your Corporate Jet - Bob Sutton on how corporates behave they way they do.
- John F. Kennedy on Myths - Bob Sutton again, that the greatest enemy of truth is myth.
- Getting Even: A Great Book - Bob Sutton on this book, Getting Even: The Truth About Workplace Revenge--And How to Stop It, also on my wishlist.
- Risk Mismanagement on Wall Street - Bruce Schneier links to an article from the New York Times.
- The Easy Part - John Battelle links to an article comparing Google's and Microsoft's earnings.
- Google's Repricing of Options - from John Battelle. How this repricing effectively transfers half a billion dollars of wealth from shareholders to employees.
- Status - on Microsoft's layoffs. On why 5000 layoffs are nothing more than an eye-wash for analysts.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Readling List - Jan 2009
Partial list of what I read in January of 2009. Kinda late (you think so???), but thanks to Google Reader (per Wikipedia, it is a web-based aggregator of RSS and Atom feeds that you can read online as well as offline), I do not have to try and remember what I read, or go to my browser history to figure that out.