Friday, May 18, 2012

Around the Web @Facebook IPO

Facebook went under the hammer at NASDAQ today. From a Harvard startup to a billion dollar public company - Facebook's journey is filled with ambitions, grit and lawsuits. Here is a collection of links from around web about Facebook -




Facebook goes public (via @cri) -



At Facebook's Hyderabad (India) office (via Manoj Verghese)-



Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg: from Harvard hijinks to hoody billionaire

The social network's stock market debut has made Zuckerberg the 23rd wealthiest person on earth but he's no evil genius (via


EXCLUSIVE: Mark Zuckerberg's Secret IMs From College

Read more - here


How Facebook Hacked NASDAQ Button


Some savvy Facebook engineers rigged the NASDAQ button to automatically post“Mark Zuckerberg has listed a company on NASDAQ – FB” to the CEO’s Timeline as he rung the bell to open the NASDAQ’s day of trading. David Garcia, a senior software engineer at Facebook, explains how they turned the NASDAQ on to Open Graph. (via TechCrunch)


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Disappointing 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy'


Frankly, the movie was a disappointment. Intrigue should not necessarily mean silence. Silence is thrilling only when it leads to somewhere, it builds anticipation. In this movie the silence is - well, silent. For first 10 minutes of the movie, barring a few minutes in the beginning, Gary Oldman keeps on walking nowhere! You never know why this test of patience of the viewer?

Here is a similar voice about failure of the movie to give justice to  John Le Carré's original espionage story - Forget the Film Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: See the BBC Original (Huffington Post).

I would rather recommend 'L'affaire Farewell'. Inspite of its lower rating on IMDB, I felt that the movie is far better than 'Tinker, Tailor...'