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Five Hot Idea Memes for Startups in 2011

Tweet Rafe Needleman at C|net just published an interesting piece on the best startup ideas from 2011. Net-net, he says the following trends made it big through a variety of startups: 1) A focus on bringing technology to the physical world: Products that reach outside the digital realm and enable interactions with the physical world in [...]

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Redefining Identity: A fascinating documentary about innovation and software entrepreneurship in Pakistan

Tweet I just received a message from the folks over at FiveRivers who have produced this wonderful¬†documentary on innovation & entrepreneurship in Pakistan. It’s really worth watching, and I love the underlying message: the notion that we can redefine our perceived identity with our hard work and achievements. I can certainly sign up for that, [...]

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Tweet Lahore-based¬† has been in the news quite a bit recently and that’s only because they’ve been doing newsworthy things! They’ve just completed a previously unparalleled feat – their third application, Ninja Fruit Bash, has hit World #1 on Blackberry Appworld. With over 25,000 applications now listed on the marketplace, this is no small achievement [...]

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Human Capital woes in the Pakistani IT Industry

Tweet The software industry in Pakistan is still nascent. We started off with grandiose visions, poor execution and bureaucratic nonsense but, to be fair, we’re since covered considerable ground. You may recall that it was Benazir Bhutto, when she was PM, who loudly proclaimed that we would quickly – and magically – build a double [...]

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Is Pakistan the best place on earth to launch a Web 2.0 company?

Tweet Quite possibly. I started thinking along these lines when a hot-shot American investment banker friend mentioned that “70% of the US’ GDP is consumer driven”. That much, huh?! It’s no secret that THE key point of interaction for consumer businesses is now the web. In fact, most Web 2.0 companies are consumer focused, even [...]

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