Today in Tech: Mobile SOS; HCL Tech's intent; Francisco D'Souza on Glassdoor; Eric Schmidt in India

By NS Ramnath
Published: 20, Mar 2013

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Glassdoor, a social community and career website, is increasingly becoming popular among those trying to get an inside glimpse of a company. The website lets users anonymously post information on salaries, interviews etc. It also lets the employees rate their CEO. Francisco is rated a few notches above Google's Larry Page and Apple's Tim Cook. N Chandrasekaran of TCS and Krishnakumar of Mindtree, and TK Kurien of Wipro are three others who have made it to top 50.

Here's the top 10 based on the approval rating.


Check out the complete list here.



McKinsey on Internet in India India can transform its Internet profile, expand usage, and boost GDP, argues McKinsey. Here's a graph from its report



On a related note, Eric Schmidt makes a case for open internet in a ToI op-ed

India accepts that investing in the internet is as crucial as investing in roads or telephone lines. The bigger question is, which internet will it invest in, an open or closed one? If people in power are overly pessimistic about the internet, their pessimism will be self-fulfilling. In seeking to control all of it - including the good parts that are working well - they'll stop good Indians from doing great things. Instead, they should focus on giving every Indian the best shot at using the internet to make his or her country even better.


Also of interest

  • Good News Beats Bad on Social Networks | New York Times
  • Google's Eric Schmidt takes first-hand look at Indian start-ups | Business Standard
  • Samsung Preparing Wristwatch as It Races Apple for Sales | Bloomberg
  • Jawbone Takes Next Step in Fitness-Tracking Race, Launches UP for Android | AllThingsD
  • Amazon's new 'Send to Kindle' button saves stories for later, directly from participating websites | The Verge


  • Nathan D

    I read Eric Schmidt take on the open Internet. I do believe that Germany's Autobahn do not have a speed limit but yet there are definite rules for driving - age, alcohol, texting, mobiles, seat belts, tyre pressure etc etc.

    on Mar 20, 2013
  • anon

    HCL is laying off people left, right & center....and it has managed to do all this while staying under the radar. If current employees are being laid off, the freshers dont have a chance at all to get in. I am not sure if it is the new CEO or Mr Shergill (or both of them together) who have come up with the strategy of forced attrition. Anyways Mr Shergill's reputation at Accenture does not help his case.

    on Mar 20, 2013
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