Verizon selling Netbooks?

Monday, March 30, 2009

Verizon is expanding their businees by their new product "NET BOOK". It is becoming more competetice with AT & T by selling Netbooks.Verizon Wireless will start selling a netbook—a cheaper, more basic version of a notebook—as early as next quarter, Bloomberg said, citing a person close to the project.

Verizon retail outlets and third-party stores will offer the Netbooks at a cost of around $100, but this will be with a contract most likely for a data plan or alongside a cellphone with voice plan.

News of the introduction of Netbooks by Verizon has come from a source that chose to remain anonymous, but they said Netbooks were currently undergoing network testing by the company. In the past Verizon Wireless has focused on offering discounted laptops with multi-year contracts.



Hackers turn Google into vulnerability scanner

Friday, March 27, 2009

As i was just browsing on articles like online security i found an interesting thing which is called Goolog scan. "Goolag Scan" works as a Web auditing tool, and enables anyone and everyone to audit their own Web site through Google.May be this post is helpful for the system administrators of any organisation.
Here is more detailed information from Networkworld which says about Goolog scan

The hacking group Cult of the Dead Cow (CDC) has released a tool that turns Google into an automated vulnerability scanner, scouring Web sites for sensitive information such as passwords or server vulnerabilities.

CDC first achieved notoriety ten years ago with its backdoor Back Orifice, which demonstrated in a highly public way just how easy it was to take unauthorized control of a Windows PC.

The new tool, called Goolag Scan, is equally provocative, making it easy for unskilled users to track down vulnerabilities and sensitive information on specific Web sites or broad web domains.

This capability should serve as a wake-up call for system administrators to run the tool on their own sites before attackers get around to it, according to CDC.

The tool is a stand-alone Windows .Net application, licensed under the open source GNU General Public License, that provides about 1,500 customized searches under categories such as "vulnerable servers," "sensitive online shopping information" and "files containing juicy information."

The results are displayed as a list of links that can be opened directly in a browser. Example results include tell-tale error messages and Java applets for the remote control of surveillance cameras, according to CDC.

Goolag Scan is based on "Google hacking," the practice of exposing vulnerabilities via Google, which CDC says has been pioneered by a hacker going by the handle "Johnny I Hack Stuff."

Goolag Scan is, however, the first time such vulnerability searches have been built into a simple tool, according to CDC

The above information is taken from NetworkWorld


Google lays off 200 in sales and marketing

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Google is rectifying its mistakes which it has committed during the period when it was growing rapidly. It says that due the bad position of the market it is planning to cut the employees globally. Employees who were targeted to layoff will be given a chance to find a job in company and if they are not able to find any job then they have no way to go. And to do this they will be given some unspecified time.The changes affect workers globally, Omid Kordestani, Google Inc.'s senior vice president of global sales and business development wrote on the official Google blog.

As the company expanded, it sometimes created overlapping organizations, resulting in duplicated efforts and a more complicated decision-making process. "In addition, we over-invested in some areas in preparation for the growth trends we were experiencing at the time," he wrote.

To be clear this is not the first time google is doing this. Prior to this in January, it laid off 100 recruiters and closed engineering offices in Texas, Norway and Sweden. This year it has also shut down services, including Jaiku, Dodgeball, Catalog Search, Google Notebook, the ability to upload to Google Video, and Google Print Ads.


IBM confirms layoffs in North America

IBM confirms its Layoffs . The layoffs are being done in order to move the jobs from USA to India in a large portion which raised a concern even in the NY state Assembly. Well Ibm said that layoffs are being done in North America and not yet reveiled the how many people are losing their jobs or work. IBM Layoffs article which was posted last day has a bit clear picture now as IBM confirms the Layoffs.

The latest round of cuts target the company's Global Business Services unit, according to reports.Well looking at this we can say that india has become a global destination of outsourcing.India has emerged as key location for IBM and other multinational firms for the global delivery of services. IBM is estimated to have over 80,000 staffers in services delivery and sales in India.


Life-saving technology for powered two-wheelers

Keeping in mind regarding serious injuries and fatal accidents on motor cycles and motor scooters anti-locking devices on motorcycles and motor scooters were launched by motorcycle brake systems.German Tier 1 supplier Continental has developed this antilock braking system (ABS) for motorcycles.This weighs around 1.2kg, the ABS system can be adapted to fit various motorcycle models. Italian motorcycle manufacturer, Aprilia, has now equipped the three of its models – the Mana, Shiver and Dorsoduro – with the new system.

There was research conducted by German;s Federal highway on motorcycle accidents and it revealed that one among five is happened due to locking of front. And ABS can prevent 93% of crashes from occuring.Looking at this particular technology i feel like this can be implemented for racing bikes or high speed machines not on the Indian roads where you get hardly 80 Kmph max speed with out any traffic.
ABS could prevent 93% of these crashes from occurring. Even if the braking distance is insufficient to prevent a collision, ABS greatly reduces the speed of the impact by controlling the braking maneuver
speaking on this Dirk Remde, director of Motorcycle brake systems said “It is just as important for motorcycles that the vehicle remains stable when braking hard, as it is for cars. When the front wheel locks, it almost always ends up with the bike crashing”, he continues. The ABS sensors on the front and rear wheels check how fast the wheels are rotating when the brakes are applied. If they start to lock, a control device cuts the braking pressure and reduces the risk of the cyclist will losing control of the bike.


Buffalo TeraStation III Now in India

Buffalo Terastation III now arrives in India.The TeraStation III has all firmware features which are in the Buffalo lineup of NAS products; It has features like Active Directory support, DFS support, disk quota support, a share level replication feature and port trunking.And also comprises of Hardware features like hot swap and dual Ethernet ports add to the list of new features. A heavy-duty power supply and oversized cooling system, as well as improved CPU speed guarantee excellent and reliable performance, claims the company.

Buffalo's TeraStation III Series is the ideal choice for businesses or demanding users looking to implement a RAID based Network Attached Storage solutionHardware features like hot swap and dual Ethernet ports add to the list of new features. Reliability and performance are again the key design criteria for the TeraStaion III. A heavy-duty power supply and oversized cooling system, as well as vastly improved CPU speed guarantee excellent and reliable performance. It is the clear choice for those users who desire maximum reliability and robust features.

TeraStation III also supports automatic AES-128 data encryption, advanced ventilation design, LCD display, built-in FTP server functionality, and two USB 2.0 ports for external drive connectivity.
for more info check the below link

Terastation III


NASA, Microsoft plan to make Planetary Images available Online

NASA and Microsoft has come up with an agreement that says microsoft will make Planetory images and data available thorugh internet to world wide users. This is very cool stuff like Google earth which explores the earth regions. Now Microsoft have choosen to explore the sky and make the information available to the users on the internet. By working on this project both microsoft and nasa will develop a technology and infrastructure to make high resolution scientific images and content regarding Nasa, available to the usrs using Microsoft's Online Telescope.

Ed Weiler, associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington says that “Making NASA’s scientific and astronomical data more accessible to the public is a high priority for NASA, especially given the new administration’s recent emphasis on open government and transparency,”

Under the joint agreement, NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, will process and host more than 100 terabytes, or 20,000 DVDs of data. WorldWide Telescope will incorporate the data later in 2009 and feature imagery from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).

This project will be helpful for the students accross the world who do reasearch on space. Microsoft is planning to provide 3-D interactive images to the users.Ames is under the process of devloping some tools which can convert the historic and current space imagery data into wide range of formats .

NASA is currently focusing on publishing its Data to the public by using Microsoft Hi-fi Technologies.Well i think when microsoft has done some projects like Surface computers , they are easily capable of doing this thing. Well just wait n watch for this new Microsoft Telescope which takes you to the space.


IBM layoffs coming back????

IBM is all set to shock the world again with next round of layoff's. Even as IBM is in talks to acuire SUN microsystems still they are expected to annouce the layoffs.Layoffs are expected in the IBM Global Business Services group and the Global Technology Services group, among possible others.

The Wall Street Journal reported on March 25 that IBM "is expected to inform a large number of U.S. employees in its Global Business Services unit that their jobs are being eliminated, with the work of many of them being transferred to IBM employees in India ..."

And according to the Alliance@IBM, an organization promoting the unionization of IBM employees, IBM is planning to cut several jobs on March 26 in locations including Denver and Hartford, Conn., particularly regarding a services contract supporting insurance company The Hartford Financial Services Group.

IBM already has laid off nearly 5,000 workers since 2008. Yet the company is reportedly in negotiations to acquire Sun, which itself has announced plans to cut its work force by up to 6,000 employees.


IBM joins for Satyam Bidding process

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Satyam bidding process has seen some strong contenders , they got around 8 companies ready for bidding and Even IBM got included in that list. Well there are some giants like L&T, APAX , Tech Mahindra , Spice Groups .

The shortlisted bidders will do their due diligence of Satyam over the next two days, it said, quoting a person familiar with the development.

Well as every one knows that satyam has not yet reveiled complete details about satyam may be in financial sector or any other things. They have published some rules and regulations for bidding process,but now Spice group are thinking about getting out of the race due to lack of transperancy in bidding process.

Satyam said on Tuesday it hoped to finalize a by April 30, and that potential bidders, who had submitted a detailed expression of interest by March 20, should expect to receive a response by Wednesday.

Satyam really needs a buyer who can gain the ocnfidence of its more than 600 clients and about 50,000-strong staff, but there are concerns about the extent of the fraud, whether it is losing customers and its legal liabilities.


Google invests in e-commerce start-up Pixazza

Google is joining a $5.75 million investment round in Pixazza, a start-up that hopes to profit by overlaying photos on the Web with links that let people buy the products in the images.

The Mountain View, Calif.-based company is now launching the technology for general use by advertisers, Web publishers, and the network of self-appointed but screened specialists who identify the products in the photos, said Chief Executive Bob Lisbonne. The company is starting with the apparel industry but plans to expand to home design and furnishings, travel, electronics, and sports starting later this year, he said.

For more info please visit link

Read more... the New way to search by Indian Techie

Innovation is a word which makes the technology industry filled up with the enegry. In the same way using the things around you and inventing something new is a cool thing. Now this is about a Indian guy who used google api and developed the google search engine with some cool customized features.

GooglenGoogle is the name given to that web site and when asked about this site with Livingstone (MD of googlengoogle) he said, we want to provide easy ways to search and appropriate information with little effort to the people who use google for their information.They say that it can be very useful for the people wo searches for the information in the format of .pdf, .doc or any other extension specified them.

This can be a new way of search from GooglenGoogle.

The Intersting thing i found about this site is a feature called "Locator". Damn they have used Google maps api and customised them in such a way that it is very easy for the user to locate anyplace accross the world with in no time and at the same time the screen is divided into 3 screens , Middle part shows the map and other two displays the information about that place using google search engine. This is pretty cool feature as you need not open two or three windows for the same information which you get from this locator screen.The screen shot is given below

Other part of this site is to search images with your extension specified or image type specified. When you search in you get all types of images (with diff file formats like .jpeg,.png,...) but here you have an option to specify what format you need and you get them at a click of a button.

Here are features listed out on Googlengoogle

Web - GooglenGoogle can be used as a normal search along with additional features. With a click of a button we can search for docs, pdf, ppt, xls, swf files. Time frame search is provided to know latest (24 Hrs, 1 Week, 1 Month, 1 Year) results of the search query. Time Frame search can be used to know news, current affairs and latest updates for any search query.

Color Search - provides options for searching in different color backgrounds. This is limited to web search only and not applicable for other searches.
Image Search - Search for Images and Videos with single search query.With a click of a button we can search for jpg, png, gif,bmp file types.Interface looks cool and different.

Wiki Search - Search all Wiki sites around the world (not just Wikipedia). Do you know, there are thousands of wiki sites and they provide very good information. Importance of wiki is they provide qualitative information.

Locator - Locate your favorite places, shopping malls, cinema halls, restaurants, pubs and so on with maps and addresses.

Domain Search - Ex: Education search is fine tuned to provide quality results related to learning. This can be used by people from all streams and age groups who want to learn any new topic - From Software to Politics to Medicine to Science and so on. Sports search is tailor made for sports enthu people. We can access live scores, live streaming, highlights, records etc with in a click of a button.

Well i can say is this a cool work done buy another indian techie. Googlengoogle will be a new way to search the information.


Tata Nano's Web site

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Nano this is word which is the hottest word in the automobile market.Tata has created an people's car website using an people technology(Open source).

Well Tata has choosen opensource as their source for developing their website. This website has been developed by using an Opensource CMS which is known to techies who are familiar with opensource technologies.

Nano has given first hint of massive traffic it generated towards its website. The website would go off and on and you will be greeted by a page that says: "Our website is experiencing heavy traffic. Please try again a little later. Sorry for the inconvenience."

According to the website, "The name 'Nano' was chosen as it denotes high technology and small size. People world over were keen to see what Tata Motors' People's Car looked like and know more about it. The Tata Motors website saw nearly 7.9 million hits on 10 January 2009 (the day the Nano was unveiled), while the Tata Nano website saw 4 million hits in 30 hours, making these sites amongst the busiest in the world. The Nano website ( was developed within a short time frame of one and a half months and with limited resources. The entire portal has been built on open source technologies, involving minimum investment, following the essence of the Nano - low cost, but high technology."

Using this site you can directly book Nano which is a dream car of many middle class families.Man this is the reason website has a huge traffic and some times gets down.

Here are the online booking details

The cost of the Online Form is Rs 200.

Fill out the application form online and proceed to make an online payment.

Your application will then be directed to a third-party payment gateway site.

You will then submit your payment through net banking.

The amount to be paid is the Cost of Application Form plus the Booking Amount.

The site will confirm your payment by generating a transaction ID.

You will be then guided back to the Tata Nano website where a Unique Identification Number (UIN) will be generated.

Booking is now complete, you can take a print of receipt, an e-mail is sent to you with the receipt.


Email Large Files from Outlook with

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Have you ever needed to email large files but your IT dept limits attachments to 10MB or less? Thanks to the Outlook Add-in you can send large files for free (up to 5GB).

The Beta was launched last year and is where you can store up to 5GB of data and share with others. You can access it from a browser, a desktop application, and now with the Outlook Add-in.

Installing the Add-in

Installing the plug-in is fast and easy using the installation wizard. You might have to update to the shared Add-in support for .Net Framework 2.0 (KB908002).

Just follow through the wizard, no special steps required…

Using the Add-in

After the installation open Outlook to compose a new message and you will find the new plug-in under the new tab.

To begin using it you will need to sign in with your Adobe ID or simply sign up for a new account.

Now choose the file or files you want to send to the email recipient for download. Here you can also choose Open or Restricted Access where Open lets others access the file if the email is forwarded. Also, to share a restricted document the recipient will need an account as well.

After you have the files click the Attach button which will show a progress bar as the files upload to

After the files have been uploaded you will see and the link for the recipient to download.

You can change different settings under preferences such as the size of the attachment you want to use for.

When you click on the email link to get the file if Restricted you will be required to sign into your account to see it. If you share the files anyone who gets the link can preview and download it.

Another cool feature of the Add-in is being able to invite people to online web conferences with Adobe Connect Now.


Seven Great Concerns For CEOs In 2009!

With CEOs facing unprecedented challenges ahead as businesses struggle with the realities of dealing with the economic downturn, Gartner has identified the seven greatest concerns for CEOs in 2009. "The tumultuous events of the past 12 months have shocked the world. CEOs are confronting reduced revenues and profits and need to restructure their businesses accordingly," said Mark Raskino, vice president and Gartner fellow. "As a consequence, CIOs should plan for extraordinary requests in 2009 for work and changes."

Efytimes has got you Seven Great Concerns For CEOs In 2009. please check the link here Seven Great Concerns For CEOs In 2009


IE8 Vs Firefox

Well in my one of my earlier posts i was talking about launch of IE8 . Now IE8 is a new player in the browser market . Microsoft said it is very useful at the times when applications being shifted to cloud computing and good at secutiry features.But just as important as all that is browsing speed--that is, how quickly can IE 8 render your favorite Web sites? To get an idea of how IE 8 compares, pcworld has put it into test

These are test methodologies mentioned in

Speed-Test MethodologySpeed-Test Methodology

In our browser speed comparison, we pitted a near-final build of Internet Explorer 8 against Firefox 3.0.7, the current non-beta version of Mozilla's browser. We used a set of nine popular Web sites in our testing: Amazon, MySpace, Yahoo, PC World, YouTube, Microsoft, Apple, eBay, and Wikipedia. To ensure we could gather as accurate page-loading times as possible, we recorded our testing sessions for review later on.

We loaded each site ten times in each of the browsers and repeated the process the following day to rule out any network traffic or server issues. Prior to each test run, we cleared the browsers' caches as well. We also repeated the load tests to ensure that we had sufficient data to identify loading speed trends. To ensure consistent results, we performed testing on a fresh Windows Vista installation, and we reinstalled the operating system before each round of testing. Additionally, we removed the two best and two worst scores for each page load test to produce more consistent results.

Browser testing can be tricky, as different browsers measure page loading progress differently, so getting a read of page load times strictly by the browser's progress bar could result in inaccurate or inconsistent results. Have all the images appeared? Are there elements of the page that have yet to load even though the browser's status indicator suggests otherwise? These are questions we take into account when testing browsers. Given this, we took into account visual indications of a page's loading progress, rather than relying on what the browser's progress bars told us.

The Speed-Test Results

By and large, we found that Internet Explorer 8 performed well, and beat out Firefox 3.0.7 in the majority of our time trials.

However, IE 8's performance advantage is relatively negligible. In most of our testing, IE 8's advantage was half a second or less. One notable exception, however, was in loading the English-language Wikipedia home page, where IE 8 beat out Firefox by an average of one second (IE 8 took about 2.2 seconds to load the page on average, while Firefox 3 took about 3.3 seconds). Also of note: on average, IE 8 loaded Apple's home page nearly twice as quickly as Firefox.

IE 8 is Faster, But Will You Notice?

In practical, everyday use, you likely won't notice much of a difference between IE 8 and Firefox 3. Due to the fact that broadband connections are so commonplace today, and the fact that browsers in general can load pages faster than they could even a couple years ago, the page load time differences between the two are relatively moot. If you use Firefox and are happy with it, you may as well stick with it. That said, it is encouraging to see browser vendors compete with each other, and aim to ship the fastest Web browsers they possibly can.


Online shopping is Eco friendly

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Ecommerce this is word which known to many people accross the world. European countries and USA are already utilising shopping portals to lot extent. when compared in India people here are still not aware of online shopping. Online shopping portals are the one which may be seen used a lot in the future. Reasearch says that Online shopping can be one thing which can be considered very serious aspect in the development on the environment.

The researchers compared the carbon footprint of a typical trip from a local delivery depot with that of average shopping trips by car and by bus, and found home deliveries involved a much lower level of carbon emissions. And also imagine all you need to do is just a click and the goods are at your place with no effort of yours.

The team from the Logistics Research Centre at the university found that a typical van-based home delivery produces 181g of CO2, compared with 1,265g for a bus trip and 4,274g for a trip by car.

It means a shopper would have to buy 24 items when going by car or seven items when going by bus to equal the lower level of carbon emissions created by having one item delivered by van.

Well one thing i can say is using the online concept of online shopping as we discussed we can develop the evranment around us and reduce the pollution and traffic and also one key aspect is that in India people still not aware of online shopping , so we can assume that it can be the booming market around where people are getting more and more used to the internet. So this could be a very good chance for enterpreunuers who want to start up their business on the Web.


Windows 7 to officially support logon UI background customization

Windows 7 has now given a more customizable feature . Now you change the background for the login screen with out any third party software. Earlier the default login screen did not use to look pretty good. We can also set the preferences of the background.

well this would be cool feature for the people who struggle to change their login page using third party software and for more information please check withinwindows


Microsoft IE 8 launched

Microsoft has annouced its arrival for the war of Browsers. IE 8 is released by microsoft for competing the market of browsers.As usage of online has becoming more and more in US and other parts of the world microsoft believes that this is best time to launch their best browser which is very competetive in the market. They say that browser will play key role when application are moving towards cloud computing.Also Microsoft is working on Gazelle the new web browser they were talking about we need to wait and watch for that.

As already firefox has been open for the opensource, we need to see how IE8 will compete with firefox.As it is applicable only for the windows platforms as the earlier browsers of the microsoft did, there will be no users from the Linux operating systems which may have effect on IE 8.Microsoft said it is confident about IE 8 as it is going to give very tough competetion for Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome and Opera.“The amount of time each of us spends online has grown exponentially – be it work, play, share, shop , socialise and much much more, the browser has become our best companion in the journey of the online world. With Internet Explorer 8, we are redefining how people explore the universe around them, by making it faster, more fun, and safer, in a very personal and customized way,” said Hemant Sachdev, joint managing director – consumer & online, Microsoft India.

Microsoft press statement further says, "In response to extensive customer research, Microsoft has developed Internet Explorer 8 to focus on what matters most to people. Key innovations in IE8 that make internet browsing faster, safer and more personalised are: Accelerators, Visual Search and Web Slices. All these features significantly cut down the number of clicks required to perform the most common tasks on the internet."


Adamo by Dell

Adamo the new laptop by Dell now is available worldwide for getting an order. As said by google it was launched on same time march 17. Well Adamo is cool gadget available in in teo different colors white(pearl) and black(onyx).There are some additions to the features or specs when compared to Desire and Admire.

The main specs for the Admire version (Pricing: £1,649 / $1,999) will be:

1.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor with Centrino technology

Genuine Windows Vista® Home

Premium 64 bit 2GB 800MHz DDR3 dual-channel memory
128GB solid state drive

While for the Desire (Pricing: £2,249 / $2,699):

1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor with Centrino technology

Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium 64 bit
4GB 800MHz DDR dual-channel memory
128GB solid state drive
Mobile Broadband

While both the Admire and Desire will have the following shared features:

Super-thin 13.4-inch 16:9 (High Definition; 720p) WLED display
Full-size keyboard with back-lighting and scalloped, metallic key cap design
Integrated 1.3 megapixel camera and integrated digital microphone
IO: Display Port, USBx3 (1 eSATA combination), Audio Out and integrated RJ-45 port
Communications: Gigabit LOM, Bluetooth 2.1, 802.11n (3×3)
5+ hr battery life using Li-Polymer cells; 40 Whr
Compact power adapter
Dimensions: (w x d x h) 331 x 242 x 16.39 mm
Weight: 1.81 kg

Softwares that will come as standard for both will be the following:

Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 9, Adobe® Flash Player, Dell Dock, McAfee SecurityCenter 30-day Trial, Dell Webcam Application, Dell Video Chat, Microsoft® Windows LiveTM , Dell Connect Point, Dell Quickset, Dell Touchpad


Sony's new Cyber-shot DSC-G3

Sony's new Cyber-shot DSC-G3 is the first camera with its own Web browser, Wi-Fi connectivity, and 4GB of on-board storage. This camera is of 10 megapixel and costs around $500. The exciting feature of this camera is that it is having an Web browser. And also has some cool features like "one touch" wifi uploads.

Using wifi features of this gadget we can uplaod the pictures to picasam photobucket and other sites from the camera and also we can upload the videos to you tube.Damn this is too interesting for the people who likes to upload their pics in picasa or videos in youtube. This gonna reduce lot of effort for the uploading the pictures into internet from the camera.

Accoring review in pcworld Web browsing feature limited in several ways, not the least being a clumsy interface. You must delete and enter URLs character by character (no "select all" here), and with a small, somewhat slow touch-screen interface, that can become pretty frustrating. You can also upload only one file at a time--a batch-upload feature would have been great. The chief attraction to the wireless aspect of the DSC-G3 is clearly its simple photo-uploading ability; don't expect to be visiting all your favorite Web sites on this camera's browser.

The Cyber-shot DSC-G3 provides most of the features of its T700 cousin, including a smile-triggered shutter, face detection, and scene selections such as snow, fireworks, beach, a night mode, and a portraiture mode that supposedly softens the background while keeping the subject in focus


IBM to acquire SUN ??????

IBM ( International Business Machines) is going to acquire SUN microsystems is the hottest news in the market. Well this going to another huge turn around for the share market and the IT business. IBM is ready to pay around $ 6.5 billion to acquire sun microsystems. This is the least quote given by IBM so it may even go higher according to the negotiations if SUN is ready for the dealings.

In recent months, Sun has approached a number of large tech companies in the hopes of being acquired
According to sources, SUN has approched some IT giants for being acquired earlier to this. HP has declined the offer earlier. But when asked spokesman of IBM there were no comments on this news. Well we need to wait and watch for the Acquiring story off these huge IT Giants.


MS500 speaker gives you music on the go

Sony Ericsson has released its first outdoor Bluetooth speaker, the MS500.
The cool feature of this is you can use your mobile for operating this music player for changing tracks, this happens by music player getting synchronized with the mobile device using bluetooth. It means i think it works only around 100 meters radius.

It's powered by two AA batteries and works within a 10 metre range of the device, working for up to five hours on one battery charge.
Hanging from the wrist

Sony Ericsson says: "The MS500 speaker is designed for the outdoor environment with a durable splash-proof shell and handy strap, which makes it perfect for attaching to a bag, or hanging from the wrist."
We beg the world to never hang this speaker anywhere while it is playing music, unless you have the written consent of everyone within a 100m radius. And even then perhaps think about not doing it.

But still we need to wait and watch for this device as it sounds funky and will be in different colors . It can be another unique gadget in their collection for the people who are fond of gadgets.


Wipro gets 1,182 Crore Deal!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Wipro has got a huge deal with Indian Govt. which worths around 1,182 crores. At this time of recession, where companies are struggling to save money by Implementing layoff's or implementing any other ways for the cost cutting , wipro got a huge project which can generate a good amount for the money bags of wipro. Wipro Infotech has won Rs 1,182 crore IT outsourcing contract from Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC).

ESIC is a statutory corporation, under the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India (GoI), and is the implementing agency of a Social Security Scheme in India.

There are other two bidders TCS, Infosys who were bidding for this particular project but finally wipro has won this deal.The project was mandated by ESI Act 1948 with a focus on creating a medicare backbone for the marginalised sections of society. According to sources the bid was opened on Nov 25 2008 and ESIC received 3 bids. This is can last up to six and a half years with wipro.

This is a strategic relationship for Wipro and we are committed to making it a showcase in the e-governance domain.

Anand Sankaran, senior vice president and head, India and Middle East, Wipro Infotech, “It is an honour to be awarded one of the most prestigious e-governance projects. This is a strategic relationship for Wipro and we are committed to making it a showcase in the e-governance domain. The Labour Ministry is very supportive and is keen on ensuring a quick roll-out of the project since it directly benefits the common citizens of India.”

Well this may be good for the future of the employees who are working with wipro. May be wipro might recruit some people or it can utilise the bench strength. either way it good for the software people associated with wipro.


Apple Ipod shuffle can Talk

Friday, March 13, 2009

Apple has introduced an new Ipod shuffle which is half the size of the previous model. They say the best thing is their new ipod shuffle gonna talk . I mean it can say the song title, play list etc.
“Imagine your music player talking to you, telling you your song titles, artists and playlist names,” said Greg Joswiak, vice president, product marketing, iPod and iPhone, Apple. “The amazingly small new iPod Shuffle takes a revolutionary approach to how you listen to your music by talking to you, also making it the first iPod Shuffle with playlists.”

iPod Shuffle can speak 14 languages including English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish. It features up to 10 hours of battery life.

In this just by a press of a button you can operate everything on the ipod like song selection to hear the name of the song. May be this innovation take another mile stone towards the technology achievements. By i personally feel spending the extra money from your pocket just to listen the name of the song or playlist is not worthfull. Looking from an technology perspective definitely it is new big step from Apple.


AOL New Chairman Tim Armstrong

AOL is giving an send off to the current Chairman and CEO Randy Falco and also to the President and COO Ran Grant . The Chairman Honout goes to Tim Armstrong the Sales king of Google's Advertising Team.

As Armstrong was very key person in the success of Googles advertising team, AOL Management group believes that Armstrong can add good success to the AOL Group.Armstrong joined Google in 2000 served as the president of the Americas Operations.

"Tim is the right executive to move AOL into the next phase of its evolution," Time Warner chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes said in a statement. "At Google, Armstrong helped build one of the most successful media teams in the history of the Internet--helping to make Google the most popular online search advertising platform in the world for direct and brand marketers."

Bewkes said he will be looking to Armstrong to grow AOL's advertising platform globally and also help Time Warner determine "the optimal structure for AOL." Time Warner has been talking about separating AOL from the rest of the company for more than a year.


Things ahead for Satyam Bid Next Week

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

First and First satyam bidding rules will be roled out which may lead to increase in the share price up to Rs 60. We can expect some strong bidders as per the rules said by the satyam. We can expect lot of drama in the story of the satyam as bidders might have more demands.

We can expect the Bidding war as there are some international players participate in this bidding. And as the elections are coming up there will be lot of pressure by political parties in order to increase the share price and gain the interest of the people. And also there is a news that maytas money is coming back to satyam.Big demand for Satyam shares in India due to all funds trying to get in along with general public - causing share prices to hit 20% upper circuits for next few days. May push price around Rs. 80. Well i can say there are lot more things to come up with the bidding of satyam.Keep wathching.


Windows 7 by this summer??

Windows 7 Officially, Microsoft has said only that it will have Windows 7 on the market by next January, the three-year anniversary of Windows Vista's mainstream launch. According to sources Microsoft is finalizing the code for windows 7 means it is ready to launch windows 7. And the sources say that it might launched by this june or july.Its been more than 2 years by the launch of Windows Vista which didn't do pretty good in the market.

Microsoft is tagetting that it should be out on PCs that are on to the market this year's holiday season and they are expecting revenue around $ 1.5 billion. $1 billion coming from the upgrade market and as much as $680 million possible if Microsoft is able to increase the number of premium versions of Windows being used on Netbooks. So Microsost fans around there , you donnot need to wait much longer for having a look at Windows 7.


Satyam Invites Investor Bids by Thursday

Monday, March 9, 2009

Satyam Computer services made an announcement today for the start of a Bidding process that could lead to an investor acquiring a majority stake in the company. This was the news going around the market for the past few days that satyam got to be acquired by L & T or Tech mahindra or any other company. But this annoucement gonna stop those assumptions and the bidding is open to all the bidders.

Indian regulator, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has given permission to Satyam to sell 51% percent of the company's equity in a global bid
While 31 percent of the stake will be offered by way of a preferential share offering, another 20 percent will have to be purchased in an open offer from other shareholders of the company, in line with Indian regulations.

Interested bidders have to register their interest online with the company by 5.00 p.m., local time, on Thursday. They will then receive a request for proposal from the company and are asked to submit a detailed expression of interest by Friday.

As satyam is known for its Background verification when recruiting employees for the company, this is the same even when it is choosing the owner for themselves. sounds funny but check it out,

Bidders will have to provide proof of access to at least 15 billion rupees (US$292 million) in funds.

Bidders who are going to get registered must show the proof of access to at least Rs 15 Billion in funds.

But only few selected bidders will have the access to the company's financial data and other information about the company which makes them have a clear picture about the company.

Next comes is access to certain business, financial and legal diligence materials will be provided to shortlisted bidders only after they have executed several agreements, which also has an non-disclosure agreement.

After all this short-listed bidders will be asked to submit their bids and an executed copy of the share subscription agreement.The company did not list the procedure by which bidders will be short-listed, and did not specify what type of financial and business information will be released to bidders on the short list. A company spokeswoman said no further information on the bid process is available at this point, apart from the company statement.

The process for selecting a bidder will be overseen by a former chief justice of India or a former Supreme Court judge appointed by the company, Satyam said.


Microsoft Store

Many heard that microsoft is launching a stores similar to apple store. But we are not sure about the similarities with Apple store as Stephen Baker, director of Industry Analysis at the NPD Group said that "Launching retail stores is all part of Microsoft being more customer-focused, more partner-focused, and really looking at how to changes its business and change the direction they are going," Baker said. "It really has nothing to do with Apple. Apple and Microsoft have very different businesses and business models."

Well Stating on this Microsoft said they have recruited David Portera, 25-year Wal-Mart veteran, is joining Microsoft as its corporate vice president of Retail Stores.Porter will head Microsoft's efforts to create a better PC and Microsoft retail purchase experience for consumers. He'll report to Microsoft COO Kevin Turner.

We just need to keep an eye with what strategies this stores going to be launched. There is no report from microsoft about the lauch of microsoft store.

speaking on this porter said "There are tremendous opportunities ahead for Microsoft to create a world-class shopping experience for our customers . I am excited about helping consumers make more informed decisions about their PC and software purchases, and we'll share learnings from our stores with our existing retail and OEM partners that are critical to our success."


Sony Ericsson's W995 Preview

sony's Mobile technology has reveiled another master piece w995 . The New gadget announced by the sony has an awesome look which can be stated as eye catchy.On the outside it sports a thin slider design in progressive black, cosmic silver, or energetic red. Its front face is dominated by a 2.6-inch display, which should lend itself well to watching everything from music videos to movies. You'll also find a desk stand (very nice!) and stereo speakers.

The W995 will be available in the second quarter of this year for an undisclosed price. The W955 will be quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900) and dual-band UMTS (900/2100), while the W995a will be quad-band GSM and tri-band UMTS (850/1900/2100).

For more information please check Sony ericssion W995


Japanese Cell phone Having 3D display

Now we can just call it as an Mobile or cell phone's Era as people do use these gadgets to shop, exchange em-mails and also watch digital tv's. As going through this phase japanese has introduced one more feature "3D" effect in the display of Cell phone.

Now comes another dimension to the ever-growing list of eye-catching mobile features: the 3D display.This featured was first included in Hitachi's mobile which started its sales on the last month at the price of 510 $. It has a tiny button which states as 3d at the bottom of the keyboard which when pushed makes the display mode in to 3D mode.

This is pretty similar to the technology which is used in Tv and movies which uses 3D technology.Wooo phone comes with its own invisible barriers packed inside the display to ensure the 3D effect.The 3D feature works for any image, but it would be more enjoyable if there were more mobile content especially designed for 3D. I hope poeple wont say that there is no 3D effect in reading an e-mail.

There are no plans to sell the 3D cell in the United States and other overseas markets, according to mobile carrier KDDI Corp., which offers the phone. KDDI doesn't disclose the number of 3D handsets sold so far.


IBM Launches Green Consulting Service

For the past few years Government was publisising about the importance of environmental impact. Its a tedious thing to analyze energy and water use, assess waste management, evaluate overall environmental impact and develop improvement strategies.

Now IBM has introduced the consulting service for the government to provide them a facility which eases their assement on this environmental stuff. They provide the Government to have better understanding on overall performance on Environmental issues, identify improvements that can increase energy efficiency, reduce environmental impact including greenhouse gas emissions, and help ensure public institutions meet their own rising environmental standards.

This was very good thing initiated by IBM as this is requirement which is in need by the people ."Citizens everywhere are demanding that governments improve efficiency and reduce environmental impact, and public officials at every level are responding by raising standards for how they operate," said Eric Riddleberger, IBM's business strategy consulting global leader, who heads up the company's corporate social responsibility consulting efforts. "Using a comprehensive approach that employs new, smart processes and tools to assess current performance and develop improvements can help public agencies meet those standards while maintaining proper levels of public service."

By using this service the consumer can judge the requirements according to the priority given by the system. Like they provide the informtion about the priority using the colour coding. Red suggests that it is an high priority action. Using this Government can get assistance in developing the strategies for implementing the changes.

Specific areas addressed in the diagnostic are: environmental management systems; energy and greenhouse gases; water management; waste and disposal; facilities and equipment; and workforce programmes.


World's Largest Webpage

Friday, March 6, 2009

Do you know what a webpage containing 8.1 nonillion pixels looks like? Now you can!

While there's a possibility one could find an even bigger web page, we doubt it.
The website at Deep Sky Frontier looks to be either some type of odd proof of concept, or just some very bored guys. Either way, it is an interesting website to visit. Be careful, you can easily get lost trying to scroll around in the field of stars!

More info chech this out
World's Largest Webpage


Kumo the New search engine by Microsoft

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Kumo is the new buzz around the internet world these days .So far we have serach engines like google do search queries based on the matching of the words with the content in the website. These words are taken from the search box and then starts the search which looks a match of that particular word.

Microsoft is comning with totally unique strategy in search. A search engine being privately tested by Microsoft workers is reportedly based on semantic technology that enables it to understand sentences and relationships between words.

According to Microsoft Live Search general manager Mike Nichols , he said "Our hope is that our employees will give us great feedback on our new features and that it all becomes part of the external experience soon.""Our hope is that our employees will give us great feedback on our new features and that it all becomes part of the external experience soon."

Well if the KUMO is launched perfectly on to internet market after the testing phase we need to watch that will microsoft replaces the "live search " with "".

I thinks this kind of search strategy is very helpful for the people. Usually people donot find the exact information what they want for which they have typed as the search engine looks only for the matching words not the relation. Well Kumo sounds Cool . If its succeeded then its a new milestone achieved by the microsoft in internet maket which they were strugling to come up.Well Microsoft is coming with lots of things and we need to keep an eye on IE8 which is going to be launched soon!!!


Plug Computer by Marvell

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Fews days back we were talking about 10$ Pc where whole world was watching us but it was a big FLOP show by our manufacturers. But now i have come accross something called PLUG COMPUTING. Sounds interesting rite well check it out.

A plug computer is a small, powerful computer that connects to an existing network using Gigabit Ethernet. This type of device eliminates the need for an always-on PC in the digital home to access these services.
This concept was introduced by Marvell a leading fabless semiconductor company, Marvell ships over 250 million chips per quarter.

Marvell calls it the Plug Computer, for its small form factor that can plug directly into a wall socket (it looks like a big AC adapter wall wart without the cord) and at is designed to draw so little power (5 W) that it can be left on all of the time.

Specifically, the Plug Computer unveiled is called “SheevaPlug,” a development platform uses a Marvell Kirkwood processor based on an embedded 1.2 GHz Sheeva CPU equipped with 512 MB of FLASH and 512 MB of DRAM. Connection to the home network is via Gigabit Ethernet. Peripherals such as direct attached storage can be connected using a USB 2.0 port.

you can get more information on Plug Computer


Rajasthan to see Rs 45,000 crore Silicon Complex

Rajasthan's economy is primarily agricultural and pastoral. The main industries are mineral based, agriculture based, and textiles. Rajasthan is the second largest producer of polyester fibre in India.Rajasthan which is known as state of the art will soon see a silicon complex which worths of Rs 45,000 crore over the next five years. As per the information the integrated Silicon complex would comprise a 20,000 MT Mono-crystalline growing facility, a 2,000 MW PV Module manufacturing facility, a 240 MW thin film PV facility and a float glass plant.

Actually this could be very good step towards employeement in Indian Govenrnment. As the project would creare 16,500 direct and 64,000 indirect jobs . As the project would creare 16,500 direct and 64,000 indirect jobs .Man this is a huge count. The project is expected to earn Euro 20 billion over a period of 7 years, if 60 per cent of the output is exported.

The multi-crore project is expected to be executed through a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), which will be created between VAVASI-SKS Holding/AI Bukhary Group and IREDA.

This unit will produce silicon which is the principal component of most semiconductor devices, most importantly integrated circuits or microchips. Silicon is widely used in semiconductors because it remains a semiconductor at higher temperatures than the semiconductor germanium and because its native oxide is easily grown in a furnace and forms a better semiconductor/dielectric interface than any other material.

In the form of silica and silicates, silicon forms useful glasses, cements, and ceramics. It is also a constituent of silicones, a class-name for various synthetic plastic substances made of silicon, oxygen, carbon and hydrogen, often confused with silicon itself.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the State Government and the Vavasi Telegence Pvt Ltd in the presence of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Industries Minister Shanti Kumar Dhariwal for establishing the project. Mr C S Rajan Principal Secretary Industries, signed the MoU on behalf of the Rajasthan government and Farid Arifuddin, Managing Director, Vavasi on behalf of the company.


Yahoo CFO Quits, CEO looks for Restructuring.

Carol bartz Well Well Well The new CEO of Yahoo announces her arrival. Carl Bartz who was appointed as Yahoo Ceo is taking the news steps to restructure the organization. Carl said "Today I'm rolling out a new management structure that I believe will make Yahoo! a lot faster on its feet. For us working at Yahoo!, it means everything gets simpler. We'll be able to make speedier decisions, the notorious silos are gone, and we have a renewed focus on the customer" .

Bartz also said that she would create a new Customer Advocacy Group to improve customer and advertiser support. "Our customer care team does an incredible job with the amazing number of people who come to them, but they need better resources. So we're investing in that."
Finally, a note about our brand. "It's one of our biggest assets. Mention Yahoo! practically anywhere in the world, and people yodel. But in the past few years, we haven't been as clear in showing the world what the Yahoo! brand stands for. We're going to change that.we haven't been as clear in showing the world what the Yahoo! brand stands for. We're going to change that. Look for this company's brand to kick ass again," she said.

Finally, Bartz said that she will continue blogging, "though probably not soon. I have a pretty long to-do list."

Well it looks yahoo is pretty serious about the restructuring the organization as Jorgensen CFO has left the company and they are in search for The New CFO.

I hope market has a keen watch on these restructuring of yahoo well they already annouced new tools for advertsing and now restructing , Guys i think yahoo is seriously coming back to the race after all the things it has faced like Jerry yang leaving yahoo and microsoft deal failure.



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