XGear is a small auto accessory that plugs in to your car’s data port and extracts data being continuously collected and quantifies it. All this is done seamlessly without any human interaction and with pinpoint accuracy. You get to learn about your car and understand your driving behavior. At the same time, it also provides you information about your… Continue reading
Sometime around last year, I heard about Plan9 and became extremely hopeful about Pakistan’s tech startups. Plan9 is kind of a general incubator that does little bit of everything and is funded by the Government. It’s been a year and I can now make some observations and suggestions to budding tech entrepreneurs in Pakistan.
Last weekend I attended OPEN Forum 2014, Silicon Valley’s annual business event for Pakistani entrepreneurs and technologists. It’s open to everyone but 98% of the attendees and guests are Pakistanis, rest are Indians (no kidding). I had heard that it’s an event that provides little or no value due to organizational short comings and lack… Continue reading
You know it’s serious when KQED is inviting PhDs to talk about the “B” word. Bubble. Of course, the starting point during every bubble conversation is what happened 14 years ago in 2000 during the dot-com bubble. Any time you compare current market to 2000, you start with a lost argument. What happened in 2000… Continue reading
Finally, last week Box filed S-1 with SEC to go public. It’s about time. I use Box every now and then to store important documents. I am not a customer, just a free user with 50GB storage, out of which, I have used 145MB. Box doesn’t make money, this wasn’t news to me. I knew… Continue reading