Backoffice India

As a domestic Internet shakeout looms, smart VCs are investing in India’s brainpower to engineer global markets.¬† By Om Malik¬† From Red Herring October 2000 issue Every so often India is rediscovered. Hippies in the ’60s sought enlightenment there. Then came the Deepak Chopra enthusiasts. And now, venture capitalists are seeking to cash in on … Continue reading Backoffice India

Message Boards

From Forbes Magazine, Sept 13, 1999 These are a mixed blessing. You post messages on them; others respond — agreeing, disagreeing or elaborating. BODY: Yadda, yadda, yadda. These bulletin boards are noisy and full of useless chatter, with an occasional jewel buried there. The bulk of the entries are ill-informed opinions, rumors and even outright … Continue reading Message Boards

Broadband bargain

From Forbes magazine, May 3, 1999 HERE IS A WAY to ride the broadband wave without buying a moneylosing company like At Home Corp. Horsham, Pa.-based General Instrument (NYSE: GIC) controls 60% of the settop cable box market. Its new boxes will have high-speed modems inside that allow subscribers to surf the Web, get e-mail, … Continue reading Broadband bargain

Pink Sheet Company Is Seeing More Black An Old-Fashioned Marketplace Is Going High-Tech

From Traders Magazine, March 1999 issue Lured by the benefits of using digital technology instead of paper for publishing its stock quotes and obviously eyeing more subscribers the National Quotation Bureau’s (NQB) Pink Sheets are being automated. Beginning next month, the 3,000 companies traded on the Pink Sheets a subset of the non-Nasdaq over-the-counter market … Continue reading Pink Sheet Company Is Seeing More Black An Old-Fashioned Marketplace Is Going High-Tech

Nasdaq Prepares for Web Market Making: Pilot Program Is Prologue to Trading-Cost Reductions

From Trader’s Magazine, October 1998 issue Nasdaq will learn next year just how well an Internet-based market-making trading system performs. Several Nasdaq trading desks are among the guinea pigs for a pilot program aimed at testing the reliability and security of the Internet-based successor to Nasdaq’s Level II workstation. And the results of the pilot … Continue reading Nasdaq Prepares for Web Market Making: Pilot Program Is Prologue to Trading-Cost Reductions