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Rohin Dharmakumar @r0h1n Bengaluru, India

CEO, @thekenweb. Journopreneur. 📧 rohin at the-ken dot com

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Joined Twitter 10/5/10


I've not written about crypto for a long time—but this story is a wild tale of business madness It also comes at… https://t.co/h2V8OMSKbD
Retweeted by Rohin DharmakumarExplosive story from @jonrussell in @TheKenWeb Southeast Asia today on Quoine, a regulated crypto exchange unicorn.… https://t.co/UgWGI36quK
8/11
2020
Another example of pricing insanity: Every day you will buy a coffee that you pee out 3 hrs later for $5. Then a… https://t.co/VvmEieNLMG
Retweeted by Rohin Dharmakumar1/ All masks are not the same, and it's hard to tell which ones work better, but this article provides some insight… https://t.co/tn74dPis92
Retweeted by Rohin Dharmakumar @ra_mki @TheKenWeb 🙏🏾Why does a UP govt ad have a @timesofindia email address? If it's a TOI initiative, why does it have the UP CM's f… https://t.co/Oaq8cevIVV
Retweeted by Rohin DharmakumarNo one ever expected a small backwater country to become a global trade hub. But that's Singapore. No one expected… https://t.co/19TjWbQ35dI’m honestly in awe of the sheer cleverness of WhiteHateJr's business model, marketing strategy and execution. Pure… https://t.co/GjI2KGZWtv
8/10
2020
This is too good. YouTuber walks around Shibuya like it’s a video game. https://t.co/lMRzIk1o7O
Retweeted by Rohin DharmakumarI'm really excited about Google's new design system: "Meeterial Design" https://t.co/YahM3RrCdD
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8/9
2020
@abhineo Not even one. Are they in order of importance? @Rao_V Espresso. @abhineo @TextualOffender Alas not yet. Will try them after my current coffees run out. @DeathOfComedy I dunno man. I mean, I didn’t dislike it. Didn’t mind enjoying it. But didn’t really love it either. @venkyloquist @TheKenWeb Thanks Venkat!https://t.co/N378bIwPIKClicked on an Economic Times URL today and landed on their mobile site. Can you guess what the article was? https://t.co/I9EZAuzRAn @OBanerji @TheKenWeb https://t.co/DanqT9qfjiI just love having fully charged batteries handy. Even if I’ve no clue when I’ll use them, or for what. 😀 Being app… https://t.co/IQE5OwcvfHTwo years ago, I joined @TheKenWeb and what a ride it's been. And what a ride it promises to be :) Thanks to the fo… https://t.co/4KH0aaWb5d
Retweeted by Rohin Dharmakumar @s_chaku @TheKenWeb Hi Sid, we offer a 50% discount to any India subscriber who also wants to subscribe to our Sout… https://t.co/3swUz5UW73India, without mounting any meaningful fiscal rescue of its economy, still compressed its fiscal space from bad to… https://t.co/GQep94DFCr
8/8
2020
A great way to end a hectic week is to welcome a new colleague! Please say hi to @NithinSasikumar https://t.co/hpywenIypbA year ago Jio Platforms didn’t exist. Today it’s worth $65 billion. In 2 years? $103 billion. It has pushed parent… https://t.co/XviixGakoc @jonrussell @tweetsfromnivi Can't believe I didn't know this all my life! Esp. as an Indian/Asian :-( @jonrussell @tweetsfromnivi Wut? But but...https://t.co/tA95iY5ozJ. Send an audio link?Just for today, @ThaiEnquirer will be the Thigh Enquirer.
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8/7
2020
Is there an equivalent of Stockholm Syndrome, but for TV series? Like, you have no choice but to watch a new series… https://t.co/8y3ol9XsHlWhile Xiaomi India may have been spared from India's wave 1 of app bans, its browser has made it to the wave 2 list… https://t.co/qDwiNBlW2USince 2018, Abhijit Mishra has been filing public interest litigations at the rate of ~1/month. His targets include… https://t.co/Ed1bbRjqxiBut the market he's chosen has brutal rivals. Apart from Slack and Microsoft Teams, there's also Alibaba's Dingtalk… https://t.co/HeTsxstmsHChearavanont probably realizes that Eko by itself won't be a massive opportunity. So he's now acquiring other compa… https://t.co/0IC1YXbxZ8Like every Slack competitor, Eko too insists that it is not a direct competitor to Slack. Eko says it was built (me… https://t.co/5M4YzKkzse25-yo Korawad Chearavanont is the 4th gen. of Thailand’s richest family, the Charoen Pokphand group. Instead of joi… https://t.co/hQivoPC3xpRemdesivir manufacturer, Gilead, just set the price for the COVID-19 treatment: between $2,300 and $3,100 per patie… https://t.co/hL8oQV8ntf
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8/6
2020
Bloomberg cover... https://t.co/ILrc5QsR9e
Retweeted by Rohin Dharmakumari don't know that it's immediately obvious to people in the west just how widespread the damage from yesterday was,… https://t.co/pEzJE5O8QH
Retweeted by Rohin DharmakumarThe answer, or at least one of the answers, was going direct to customer by setting up their own site and delivery… https://t.co/EFfn9iqnnqAll the advantages that Drum Foods, the parent behind Epigamia greek yoghurts for instance, had before the pandemic… https://t.co/Zz5v6W6spo*Such* a well reported and told story by @theprasannata of the challenges faced by India's new age food brands as t… https://t.co/L3omJSpbunNadine's story tracks the changing nature of the VC game, as SEA has matured. Sequoia is a major player in all segm… https://t.co/KsI72qnDRfEV and Cuaca are cast in each others images. Which could be, depending on your POV: - "Speedy early-stage deals in… https://t.co/jq7DETBAaPEast Ventures and its face in Southeast Asia - Willson Cuaca - are relentless. From lucking out by investing in a y… https://t.co/dyts5LMbgV
8/5
2020
My God. Lebanon economy collapsing and now this massive explosion. Beirut port (and a lot more, from the looks of i… https://t.co/k3SEND58jM
Retweeted by Rohin DharmakumarA video I received on WhatsApp of the scalr of explosion in #Beirut, confirming it was at the port. https://t.co/bIkcyfsi0o
Retweeted by Rohin Dharmakumar4 years ago, @Singh10Seema, @sumanthr and I registered this company. https://t.co/2ie1D4EoG0Anto Joseph at Newslaundy has the story on why Newscorp sold VC Circle to HT Media for ~8% of what it spent to acqu… https://t.co/9Pi9aAEcBK @RajeshAJ That's well observed, RajeshExhibit 3: new Times of India editorial series, "presented by" Facebook. Exhibit 4: new Economic Times editorial se… https://t.co/qDqPESXggEExhibit 1: Times of India editorial yesterday, calling out to the Indian govt. to force Facebook and Google to pay… https://t.co/miejyj3C1K @adadithya @TimesInternet Takatak is legit tops. Economic Times was quick to spot the trend ;-) https://t.co/ug6PTiSOHs @s_kishword @TheKenWeb Who are you hearing these rumours from, Shantanu? 😏 @SatHavannavar @TheKenWeb Fortunately, renewing is very easy 😀My current top 5 coffees, in order. Sadly, Kapi Kottai's Mind=Blown is sold out for the rest of the year. (Big than… https://t.co/uw5FE7YApUTime was I'd read the daily @TheKenWeb story within ~30 mins of it being published at 8.00 a.m IST. Times change th… https://t.co/PkkA59SOmnSuch a deep, first-principles conversation between @sumanthr and CRED CEO and founder, Kunal Shah here. We at… https://t.co/OWOuJXSEiE
8/4
2020
In spite of having been fortuitously concentrated on both healthn& hygiene (55% of revenues) and low-priced, value-… https://t.co/I1Xs4aHmC7 @Meetasengupta True that, Meeta.Though with the funk Godrej Consumer Products has been in for many years now, Nisaba will need both her family and… https://t.co/GUjwyACEA4I used the word "professional" in quotes because its used in India to denote the difference b/w company leadership… https://t.co/fJNwX3oiSKI had no idea how diverse Godrej Consumer Products was, till I read @_Seetharaman's story in @TheKenWeb on them to… https://t.co/yktI1L5PpgFlash is part of Rocket Internet's effort to solve its most vexing of problems: more capital than ideas or value cr… https://t.co/Eq38VjedTZIt's a much more contrite, and humbled Rocket that now wants to offer pre-seed funding through its arm, Flash Ventu… https://t.co/1J4FsR3XrlTime was when Rocket Internet struck fear into the minds of entrepreneurs the world over. They'd rapidly spend tens… https://t.co/NaFuBFaEim
8/3
2020
This week, in The Nutgraf, @peegeekay highlights three paths that India's new national education policy (NEP) seem… https://t.co/T2KO79A5pa
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8/1
2020
If you thought Indian cell networks and quality was bad, meet Philippines. This bit is from @jumbalea in today's ed… https://t.co/5GtnGW3KgtBefore the pandemic struck, Zomato operated with this twin flywheel model. But after it, Zomato now "finds itself i… https://t.co/ux9zTQzbiNThe interesting bits in powerful charts, like powerful icebergs, often lie below the surface. Using Zomato's own re… https://t.co/w7ELUpacjN“The trick to latte art, like all art, is that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder,” me to our 10-yo. “Okay, ca… https://t.co/dUXxQSslCgcan we talk about the editing in this Nike commercial holy crap https://t.co/VuWj6u5PaW
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7/31
2020
@gonsalves_r @UbiquitiIndia I know of a really good source who can dispose off your older Ubiquti gear pretty cheap… https://t.co/tLfyEtWsiNAs stock exchanges around the world see an upsurge in both trading by first-time investors and number fudging by ex… https://t.co/W2ZznNUUcxUnlike most of its peers who are regulated by an independent and separate body (like the SEC in the US or SEBI in I… https://t.co/w27HST3Qfh @SudIndus Its *slightly* more complex than just a/the President wanting to fight drug cartels :)https://t.co/HyH5hZmt4E Wait so we just accept that RSS played a hand in drafting the most imp education policy in… https://t.co/xOcyNvtqJh
Retweeted by Rohin Dharmakumar @jatinuva Well, in their defense they barely do it for India.Woke up to see news of Facebook (along with Amazon, Apple & Google) getting called out in the US for being too dom… https://t.co/fKZ805eYGLThis is unbelievable. This is a Mexican drug cartel’s private army! https://t.co/zxcFNlTezv
7/30
2020
@uxgravy Resident guru is @OBanerjiAkamai says the ban on 59 Chinese apps in India -- 30 of which were its customers -- will cost the company about $1… https://t.co/YIErR1yag2
Retweeted by Rohin Dharmakumar @RGengage In general, because (a) they believe they can bring in leaders who can do an even better job, and (b) as… https://t.co/95pAuirCq8Slowly at first, then surely, Alibaba is replacing Lazada's leadership with its own leaders. Because it cannot affo… https://t.co/BSt6DTQxOyIn 2016 Alibaba bought a controlling stake in Lazada, Southeast Asia's largest e-commerce site, for $1B. 4 years an… https://t.co/E4fODWR1YSBy buying OneWeb, Bharti gets to use it (after first building it out) in India and Africa as its anchor client. Pra… https://t.co/GZ3LXTowbmOver 50,000 small satellites are expected to be flying over our heads in the next 10 years.The list of companies who have ambitious satellite-based internet plans is intimidating. Facebook/Athena. SpaceX/St… https://t.co/Qeiu3coWSrBoth OneWeb, an ambitious Softbank-backed effort to put up 700 low-earth orbit satellites to provide internet, and… https://t.co/40tmVPa2d5Fintech Twitter, who else has access to OCEN APIs? Would be great if you can DM me. Tks https://t.co/7UFqyaLk8a
Retweeted by Rohin DharmakumarBest wishes Samir and gang! India needs many, many, many more media business models backed by ethical, hard-working… https://t.co/6DwGR4pAeyIn 2004 I got the opportunity to work with Jeff Bezos to develop the original Kindle. It was Amazon’s first foray i… https://t.co/85gRgSQqpo
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7/29
2020
@malpani We don’t know yet how long it lasts. We don’t know accurately what the human cost of 57% seropositivity wa… https://t.co/Zk5kllkU5l#Thread CONTENT WARNING: Death and Corona My dad died from COVID. As I piece together the events leading upto it,… https://t.co/Fo5sDuZSS8
Retweeted by Rohin DharmakumarDepressingly stark disparity in sero-prevalence between those who live in Mumbai's slums and those who don't. 57% v… https://t.co/ZKH2CBaSwyJio, for all the awe it inspires, has yet to build a single app that's compelling. Like its parent, it wins when it… https://t.co/fCR2tdpJElAlways felt like Google is the canary in the coal mine. These companies are huge and are data-driven and they proba… https://t.co/ULCcsor22E
Retweeted by Rohin Dharmakumar @uhhhnushka Old people can be 😎 (did my capitalisation give me away though?)Jio had a dream. It wanted all of its 400 million customers to watch content, buy groceries, stream music, pay bill… https://t.co/dItQLYwaPr
Retweeted by Rohin DharmakumarSCMP’s rationale to abandon its paywall 4 years ago (which it is now reinstating) is interesting.… https://t.co/0jAuueVUjV
7/28
2020
The Lindy Effect, for product roadmaps: The longer a feature has been on the product roadmap, the longer it’ll ten… https://t.co/YIXaFdDJL8
Retweeted by Rohin Dharmakumarlosing my mind at this https://t.co/VJyDzdcyO4
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7/27
2020

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