Imagine if both your parents were born citizens of Canada.  Now, imagine that they moved to the USA over 30 years ago (before you were born) and became US citizens themselves.  You are born in Texas, you have never been to Canada, and don’t have any plans to visit Canada.   You are a red blooded ...

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Cupertino Councilwoman: Here's Why I Asked Steve Jobs For Free Wifi Read more:     When Steve Jobs appeared before the city of Cupertino to pitch Apple's new HQ, one particular exchange with the city council caught our attention.   Councilwoman Kris Wang asked, "Do we get free wifi or something like that?" The audience laughed at her question, and Jobs responded with, "See, ...

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This article was published on Business Insider, click here to see original post. One of the most exciting aspects of joining a startup is getting stock options. It gives you ownership in the company and aligns incentives between management and employees. However, one part of the standard options package causes a lot of debate amongst employees and management. ...


This article was written by Jay Bhatti and published on Business Insider - Click here to view.   My last article regarding Bing's partnership with Kayak resulted in several emails asking who Bing might partner with next.  It's an interesting question and one that merits thoughtful consideration. Let's go back a few years, when Bing was officially launched. On May 28, 2009, Microsoft ...


5 Things The Kayak Deal Tells Us About Bing

by Jay Bhatti on March 7, 2011

This article was written by Jay Bhatti and appeared on - click here to see full version. On Friday, Microsoft announced apartnership with Kayak to provide travel results. Jay Bhatti is a former Microsoft employee who founded the people-search engine Spock. Here's what he sees in the deal: 1. Microsoft purchased Farecast a few years ago ...


Jay Bhatti in Yahoo News

by Jay Bhatti on November 9, 2010

Jay Bhatti was covered in Yahoo News. See here for link to article.  PDF of article here.


Why Did Google Breakup With My Website?

by Jay Bhatti on November 3, 2010

When it comes to relationships on the web, there are none as one sided as the one between Google and your website.  Google can decide at anytime to rank your site higher, lower, or remove it all together from its entire index. Google’s rankings have helped some small e-commerce merchants grow to heights they never imagined, ...


New Beginnings

by Jay Bhatti on November 1, 2010

Well, after selling and spending a year with the acquiring company, I am now ready to embark on my next venture. I moved to NYC this time. Decided that one startup in the valley was enough. Today, we got office space:) Lets see what happens this time around.


5 Things Microsoft Should Do To Improve Search

by Jay Bhatti on June 15, 2010

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I really want Microsoft to do well in search, because the overall search experience for consumers would be improved if Google had a viable competitor. (Also, I have friends there, and I want to see them do well.) Having built, a vertical search engine company, and having worked with both Google and Microsoft on various partnerships ...


Does the iPad deliver?

by Jay Bhatti on February 10, 2010

As one of the more anticipated events in the tech community, Apple’s latest invention did not disappoint. In officially unveiling the new iPad, Steve Jobs took on the Amazon Kindle and once again raised the bar for its competitors. While pundits have criticized the iPad for lacking a true identity (and they are ...

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How Bad is Microsoft About Product Quality

by Jay Bhatti December 12, 2009 Spock Research

Microsoft recently added Bing Local. A direct competitor to Google Local Business Listings.    However, check out the business claiming page on Bing today: As a former Microsoft Product Manager, it pains me to no end to see how poor Microsoft performs on delivering quality products.

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Spreadsheets won’t change the world but leaders will

by Jay Bhatti September 29, 2009 Spock Research

Issue date: 12/3/01   – PDF | Link This article was written by Jay Bhatti on 12/03/2001 for the Wharton School It was still a few years before World War II. General Douglas MacArthur was a pretty popular man. Given his status, the executives at JP Morgan offered him a very high level position at […]

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FastCompany Articles By Jay Bhatti

by Jay Bhatti September 23, 2009 News About Jay Bhatti
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Jay Bhatti is a expert blogger at FastCompany. Please review his articles here

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Entrepreneur Magazine Feature Article About Jay Bhatti

by Jay Bhatti September 23, 2009 News About Jay Bhatti
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Start a Search Engine Company This duo stands apart from the big guys with its people search technology. By Amanda C. Kooser   |   Entrepreneur Magazine – October 2008 |   PDF Version Some entrepreneurs may look at an online search market dominated by Google and Yahoo and then look elsewhere on the internet for a startup […]

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Age Distribution of People on the Web

by Jay Bhatti September 21, 2009 Spock Research

Despite Privacy Concerns, 74% of people openly show their age on the web! As a people search engine, Spock crawls and indexes millions of web documents and social network profiles everyday. As a result, we end up gathering interesting demographic data about people.  For example, a vast majority of people who have a social networking profile or web document about themselves on the […]

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