5 Minutes to a Productive Gmail Inbox


If you’re anything like me, you get a knot in your stomach in the morning when you check your inbox. Emails are imposing.  Sometimes, they come with an expectation of response.  Often, there is a task to be completed before I can give that response.  To add insult to injury, my inbox is a bottomless jumbled mess of action items that are different priorities.  It represents a footrace towards Read the article >>

Information Addiction


A few days ago, I was taking a break from hacking to get some coffee downstairs.  StepOut’s offices are on the 4th floor, so I press the ‘down’ button, enter the elevator, and take out my iPhone.  One tweet, 25 seconds later, and I’m downstairs.  Cross the street.  Light’s red.  Take out phone, scroll more tweets.  There’s a line at Starbucks.  Check Email.  Still waiting in line — Better Read the article >>

Google Glass Release Date

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Yesterday, on July 28th, 2012, Sergey Brin gave a demo of Google Glass at the Google I/O conference.   He announced that the Google Glass for Developers would be available in early 2013.   The finalized version of the Google Glass, the one for consumers, will be not released until 2014, at the earliest.  The google glass release date is still unannounced. The technology behind this product, Read the article >>

What are Google Glasses?

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What are google glasses? Google Project Glass is a product that Google is working on, in the R & D stages.   It can be described as a wearable augmented reality display, designed to allow users to perform computing tasks hands-free.  Instead of using a keyboard and mouse, users would speak commands, which would then be translated from natural langauge commands into commands for the device via Read the article >>

On Identity


The first thing people ask me when they haven’t seen me in a while is “How’s StepOut?”. I find it playfully amusing that, to others, I’m the “Indian online dating guy”. Not because I have any particular special amused sentiment towards India, online dating, or the web itself, just because it’s something I never thought I’d be doing professionally. Work as Self I used to hate pitching the company. Read the article >>

On Equanimity


One of the biggest challenges you’ll faces as a technical co-founder of a social startup is that of equanimity. You sit at the intersection of product and technology. The contrast in approaches in those areas is often under-stated and always under-recognized. In product, as CTO, you’re injected into the thought-stream torrent that results in strategic decision making, yet have little-to-no influence Read the article >>

TOSAmend: Change the Terms of Online Contracts


2 weeks ago, the #occupywallst protestors were been kicked out of zuccotti park in Manhattan. It’s time to move the protest to the web. It’s time to #occupytheweb I am announcing today the relaunch of TOSAmend with Law Professor, Zev Eigen. We’ve ironed out the kinks and now we think TOSAmend will hold up in court – at least for some contracts . What is TOSAmend? TOSAmend is a free & easy Read the article >>