Automated Trading with IB and Amazon EC2

I took Interactive Brokers (IB) account for trading in NSE (India) around 18 months back. My idea was to use IB API and make an automated trading system to run small scalping and market making programs. IB is probably the only one offering API trading for NSE in India. I made a scalping program using ...

Mainbhi, Tubhi aur Yebhi.com.. you can goof up only once 1

eCommerce in India is booming and so are e-commerce companies. In the last 6 months more than 100 new e-commerce commerce companies have come up, fighting for a small set of online users. It is the shear pressure of revenue which is forcing few of these the e-commerce companies to ignore a very important part ...

Jobs and Gates: Personality Types

Excerpts from TechCrunch Article http://techcrunch.com/2011/10/23/steve-jobs-admire-mark-zuckerberg-not-selling-out/ Jobs’ relationship with Bill Gates goes back the furthest and is the most complicated. But the two pioneers of the PC era met one last time near the end of Jobs’ life and talked for several hours. Gates told Jobs that he proved his model—of controlling computer products from end ...

Why eCommerce startups will fail in India

eCommerce looks like a promising space and most of my friends are bullish about the future of e-commerce businesses in India. Many companies are funded and many more will be funded in the next 2 years. Hopefully the bubble would be burst by then. An average order from an e-commerce site is around Rs 400. ...

Hot Searches

Every weak we analyze search logs to find out what are the popular words people are searching. We need to automate this process but somehow it is slipping in priority. I am told that dictionary.com and m-w.com also do the same but never publishes the list. The reason is simple; It is easier to optimize ...

Your name means a lot!

While analyzing the search log of our Bee English Dictionary I realized that people are also looking for meaning of their (or their friend’s) names. The list is topped in boys by John followed by David, James, Michael, Daniel, Mark, Ryan and Jacob. In girl names, the order is Jessica, Michelle, Emily, Jennifer and Mary. ...

Google Dance changes page ranks worldwide

Google danced again and the page ranks of websites all over the world is changed. I am happy because our Bee English Dictionary reached a PR of 4 from 0 in just 3 weeks. Earlier this Web 2.0 dictionary was hosted on a subdomain of our site vocabbuilder.net. We had a lot of discussion on ...

Parkinson’s Law of Multiplication of Subordinates

Let’s picture a civil servant called A who finds himself overworked. Whether this overwork is real or imaginary is immaterial; but we should observe, in passing, that A’s sensation (or illusion) might easily result from his own decreasing energy—a normal symptom of middle-age. For this real or imagined overwork there are, broadly speaking, three possible ...