Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Yahoooooo? or Ya Who??

Yahoo screwed up. That's the sum of it.

Yahoo reported net income of $142 million, or 10 cents a share, down 11 percent from a year earlier and below analysts' forecasts of 11 cents a share.

It's 10:48 EST. Yahoo is already down 11% on more than double the average volume. Not good. More troubled times ahead for Yahoo and for its investors. I believe that Yahoo, Ebay and Google will rule the internet. I can't confidently say that anymore!

May be it is the time to act on Peanut butter memo.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Indian Real Estate Seminars in U.S!

It may be the another sign that Indian Real Estate Market is peaking.

Citibank NRI Business is organizing the India Real Estate Seminars in U.S. I got the email for the following seminars in California.

1. Santa Clara

Date : Saturday, April 14, 2007
Time : 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Venue : Marriott - Santa Clara, 2700 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054


2. Artesia (L.A.)

Date : Sunday, April 15, 2007
Time : 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m
Venue : Woodlands Banquet Hall, 11845 Artesia Blvd, Artesia, CA 90701


3. Canoga Park (San Fernando Valley)

Date : Sunday, April 15, 2007
Time : 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Venue : Royal Delhi Palace, 22323 Sherman Way #11, Canoga Park, CA 91302

If you live around these areas, just go there and listen to all those 100% ROI promises!

10 Lethal Mistakes for Real Estate Investors

Bankrate published a good article in Yahoo Finance about real estate investment.

If you are a real estate investor or speculator, read that article. It has good pointers.

Common mistake is "Misjudging cash flow". Many people fall into this trap. I feel that this should be the #1 mistake in Bankrate's list.

TiEcon 2007

If you live in Silicon Valley, do not miss TiEcon. It’s an event organized by TiE Silicon Valley. You will learn a lot in the two days conference. Lot of smart people are going to speak. Meg Whitman, Marc Benioff and Vinod Khosla are going to discuss business planning, marketing your ideas and socially responsible businesses.

Apart from all these speeches, it’s a good place to network. If you can get a VC to look at your plan, this may be the life changing event also!

Here is the snapshot:

Event dates: May 18 – 19

Venue:

Santa Clara Convention Center
Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA

Visit the web site of TiEcon for more details.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Neuroscientist Records Brain 'Dialogue'

In work published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a research team led by a Brown University neuroscientist describes groundbreaking recordings of activity in two brain regions during deep sleep.

The “dialogue” they captured occurred between the hippocampus and the neocortex, areas of the brain where scientists believe memories are made and stored. The findings were startling.

Researchers found that electrical activity in the brain cells of sleeping mice wasn’t completely random, the conclusion of past research. Instead, the team found that the slow and regular firing of excitatory cells in the neocortex was echoed a fraction of a second later in the hippocampus.

You can read the complete story here.

May be scientists can figure out a way to induce positive dialogues in the brain when we sleep, so that everyone will look forward to the next day! Better yet, scientists may device a method to influence non-violence behavior in criminals that are in prison. Ok, I think that I am getting carried away…!