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Month: January 2013

The Economist takes me back in time! MarketAxess, BondTicker and 2003!

The Economist takes me back in time! MarketAxess, BondTicker and 2003!

The January 19, 2013, edition of Economist has an article named “Bit by Bit” on the Bond Market. Listening to the article on my way back from work this week I was pleasantly surprised to hear the MarketAxess mentioned as one of the popular and successful of the many efforts in digitizing the bond trading and reporting market. The reason? I designed and built MarketAxess’s BondTicker product in 2002 – 2003 when I was working with AppLabs. The MarketAxess web…

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Tolerating Nutcases like Asaram Bapu

Tolerating Nutcases like Asaram Bapu

I heard about yet another nutcase today. This one is called Asaram Bapu and he goes around calling himself a “Godman”, which is “polite speak” for conman, thug and all manner of dirt. This chappie seems to have a good long history of wrong doing, thereby proving that not only is he a nutcase conman but also much more foolish than the average conman. This chappie has the temerity to say that the poor girl who was gang raped and murdered…

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Startup – Easy HR World

Startup – Easy HR World

I recently came across a new start-up – Easy HR World. They describe themselves as follows: Easy HR is a simple and intuitive way to manage the Human Capital of an organisation. It provides intuitive employee records, leaves, expenses, payroll, knowledge management, making it very easy to manage. Though I could not find any further details, it was evident from the web site that this is an Indian start-up. Easy HR Web providing invitations to a private Beta for those…

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