Monday, April 16, 2007

Komli Announces investment from Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Helion Ventures; introduction of the Komli Premium Network

Komli today announced an investment from Draper Fisher Jurvetson ( and Helion Ventures (, two leading venture capital firms. Draper Fisher Jurvetson, based in the US, and Helion Venture Partners, based in India, have been involved with companies such as Skype, Overture, Hotmail, MakeMyTrip, Daksh, and Junglee. Komli has partnered with these two funds to utilize the global experience of Draper Fisher Jurvetson and the local resources of Helion Venture Partners.

In conjunction with this investment, Komli is introducing the Komli Premium Network, today. The Komli Premium Network works with premium quality publishers, helping marketers interact with consumers in a more targeted and rich way online.

Lastly, Komli is aggressively looking to hire India’s best and brightest people as it builds new products to help make online advertising simpler and more efficient for online publishers and advertisers around the world. Komli is looking for great people across engineering, product management, business development, sales, and client services (more information is available at Komli Careers --

Also, see Komli in press:

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Thursday, April 12, 2007

DOJO Footprint and Ajax Performance

Ajaxian reports something that I have faced in the past:

Coach Wei of Nexaweb has been spending time on the Dojo Footprint and Ajax Performance Recommendations. He ran a Dojo Performance Overhead Challenge which involved creating a simple widget with Dojo, and one from scratch:

After building and packaging the my simple Dojo widget, the custom build produces a new dojo.js that has packed all necessary files, but only the necessary file, into one single download. The footprint of this custom dojo.js is 168KB.

In contrast, if I wrote this simple widget from scratch without using Dojo, its footprint would be under 10KB(with compression, it would be under 2KB).

Given the dramatic difference in footprint, my conclusion is that Dojo is not suitable for this use scenario.

Dylan Schiemann responded discussing how the Dojo team is pushing hard to solve some of these problems.

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Web 2.0 and Internet as electricity

Allan Leinwand reports on GigaOM a very interesting conversation, something that I have experienced myself:
I was recently meeting with a Web 2.0 company discussing their network infrastructure plans. As I started asking questions about their racks of servers, their storage area network (SAN), their plans for routing, load-balancing and network security, the CTO of the company stopped me and made a bold statement.

He said, “The Internet is like electricity. We plug into it and all of the things that you mention are already there for us. We don’t spend any time at all on network or server infrastructure plans.”

In your opinion, has the Internet reached a level of abstraction similar to electricity? Do you use the infrastructure that is given to you by your local Internet service provider or a specialized hosting facility like Amazon without questioning how it is architected and designed?

Read more here.

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