Author - Sriram V Iyer

Sriram V Iyer is Co-Founder of United Mobile Apps, and also the Technology Editor for YourStory.in. His interests areMobile / Wireless / Broadband technologies (esp LTE), Mobile Operating Systems (Android, iOS, Symbian) and Programming. He has a special liking for dynamic programming languages (esp Python) and dabbles in Ruby, F# and Lisp occasionally. When he is not doing anything tech, he keeps stressing his motorcycles and dreams to race one day. Talks more and works out less when it comes to martial art forms. You can follow him in twitter - @sviyer







  • Nokia World – Exciting announcements

    Nokia which was the absolute leader of smartphones even a few years ago, was caught unaware and slowly slipped behind and lost their lead in smartphones. Nokia decided to dump (not fully) their Symbian platform which couldn’t scale to the multi-touch / touchscreen world, and decided to bet it all on Microsoft Windows Phone platform.

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  • Smartphones = Starbucks coffee or SCAM?

    “The whole purpose of places like Starbucks is for people with no decision-making ability whatsoever to make six decisions just to buy one cup of coffee. Short, tall, light, dark, caf, decaf, low-fat, non-fat, etc. So people who don’t know what the hell they’re doing or who on earth they are can, for only $2.95, get not just a cup of coffee but an absolutely defining sense of self: Tall. Decaf. Cappuccino” – You’ve Got Mail (1998)

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  • An Indian Entrepreneur Tours Facebook; A leaf from the diary

    Silicon Valley always has some magic in the air… Just being in that area can do an entrepreneur a ton of good!

    The place is dotted by drool worthy companies – Google, Yahoo, Cisco and Facebook, of course! So, when I caught up with my friend VV (Venkat Venkatramani) who joined Facebook when it had only few hundred members, he invited me to come over to the FB Campus. Why would I miss that kind of opportunity?

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