Tuesday, January 29, 2013

AdBrite goes down

Whaaattt!!! AdBrite was one of the most recommended ad exchange platform next to Google adsense. And all of a sudden they call it a day. With just three days notice, they are going to pull down the service.

Here is the email that is sent to all the publishers:

Dear adBrite Publisher,

Over the last few weeks, adBrite and its management have been evaluating the go-forward plan for the business. Given market conditions and certain financial liabilities, in working with our lenders, we have decided to cease operations on Feb 1, 2013.

This is a difficult decision for all of us at adBrite. However, after much deliberation this seems to be the best course of action despite the impact it will have on all the employees, clients and partners who helped build this business. There will be a team in place as needed to assist with winding down.  

Thank you for being part of the adBrite community.
The adBrite Team

 I am wondering what will happen for those who were making their living out of AdBrite. And another sweet surprise is, the ad platform was running with just 26 employees. That is sweeetttt... And now all 26 loose their job.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Why trouble Vishwaroopam

For a long time Vishwaoopam has been a much expected movie. I was counting days to go by, when the day will come for Vishwaroopam to release. My curiosity was kindled by the trailer. And few glims of the making during the pongal tv programs. The feel was on par with a Hollywood action/thriller movie. The movie release expectations had crossed borders and the news were on frm local to national television. I usually track NDTV.

I was pretty dissapointed that the movie is not released even after it went through all the checks and balances.

I am not sure what is the purpose of all the processes and procedures that the film needs to pass to be eligible for public screening. Why should there be a separate body to go through this when someone finds the material not satisfactory for any yard scale they want to use. All I heard from the news that the film was banned because the film portraited the Muslims in a bad light. On a talk show that I saw in NDTV, a representative from the same group which had asked for the film did participate. The person was insisting it was in the interest of the country that they had asked for the ban. More funny, he said that Kamal was a RAW agent who betrays the country. My Gosh... What is it to do with the national integrity. If that is the case there are violent terrorist in our Captain and Arjun's movies. May be we should have banned them all.

I really hope a favorable judgement will be given which will satisfy the majority and the system does not buckle down with the pressure from people who self claim that they are protecting the minorities.