1. Some of you might have heard about this start-up by name "Narrative Science" or might have heard about what they are trying to do - Converting Data into Stories. If not read this post in today's (September 19, 2011) The Economic Times about how "A software that turns raw data into news articles".
2. VJ narrated his thoughts about Reverse Bidding almost a year back. He spent some time and was checking if idea looks promising particularly in India eCommerce space. I introduced him to Vineet - an entrepreneur by himself and keep exploring new ideas/ thoughts. VJ didn't pursue further - he got into the typical problem of Desire Vs Decision (will write about this later). The subject came up again with Vineet in our last weekend blabbing sessions - this is high potential area looking into how Indian eCommerce market is saturating and getting accepted. Flipkart is now valued $1B.But there is tremendous competition - so reverse bidding make perfect sense. Here is a story from Times of India about this is growing - Bid online for bookings.
Question is, not for VJ, how do you convert the Desire to a Decision!