Dell To acquire Perot Systems For $3.9 Billion

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Dell is aiming to strengthen their IT services, this time it is doing so by acquiring a global provider of IT services and business solutions Perot Systems in a transaction valued at approximately $3.9 billion.
Under the terms of the agreement, Dell will commence a tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding Class A common stock of Perot Systems for $30 per share in cash. With this acquisition.

After the acquisition , Perot systems will become Dell services unit and led by peter altabef, the current CEO of Perot systems. At the same time, Dell directors are expected to consider Ross Perot Jr., Perot Systems' chairman of the board, for appointment to the Dell board. Based on current estimates, the transaction is expected to be accretive to Dell's GAAP earnings in its fiscal 2012

Michael Dell said, "We consider Perot Systems to be a premium asset with great people that enhances our opportunities for immediate and long-term growth. "

Michel Dell said This significantly expands Dell's enterprise-solutions capabilities and makes Perot Systems' strengths available to even more customers around the world. There will be efficiencies from combining the companies, but the acquisition makes such great sense because of the obvious ways our businesses complement each other.

"This transaction represents a great opportunity for our company and our associates. Today's announcement is the next step in formalising a relationship that has flourished for some time. When my father founded Perot Systems he envisioned a global information-technology leader. The new, larger Dell builds on that promise and its own successes by taking Perot Systems' expertise to more customers than ever," added Ross Perot Jr., chairman, board, Perot Systems.


Google sued by

Google the online search engine Leader has faced a law suit by an Indian Company Consim info. This time the case has been filed against the ads displayed on google search. Consim info. which owns has filed a case before the Madras High Court alleging that Google has infringed on its trademark by displaying ads directing to its competitors.

They say that when a user types the results were displayed inlcuding the ads which shows about its direct competetors like, by which the other sites are getting benifited when user wants direct information about Bharatmatrimony. Even this site gets benifited in the same way but what they say is this gonna directly effect their business.They say that Google was not doing the right thing by allowing advertisers to bid for Consim trademarks through its advertising platform, Google AdWords.


IBM Acquires RedPill Solutions to Boost Analytics Services

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

IBM announced an agreement to acquire the business of RedPill Solutions, a privately-held company headquartered in Singapore.RedPill provides advanced customer analytics services to businesses in industries such as financial services, telecommunications, technology and hospitality.

Analytics play an important role in enhancing companies work to improve in speed and quality, same is with redpill, Redpill's data models and expertise, developed through the successful execution of multiple analytics project.Analytics services are also an integral part of IBMs Smarter Planet strategy, which helps companies turn information into a strategic asset, make smarter business decisions and better understand the outcomes of those decisions. The transaction further enhances IBMs consumer marketing and risk management capabilities in the previously mentioned industries.


Mid-size IT companies to ring in pay hikes

Thursday, September 17, 2009

After software giant Wipro lifted freeze on promotions and hikes, although selectively, mid-sized technology firms like MphasiS-EDS, Sonata software and Symphony Services are also planning to increase salaries and give bonus.

IT services firm MphasiS, which recently bagged new outsourcing contracts, has announced a recompense bonus for its staff which the company feels is possibly an innovative compensation model. “For good performers, the bonus can be 15-25% higher than the average pay hike,” MphasiS chief human resources officer Elango R said.

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Google FastFlip.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Google Labs new experiment Fast Flip is online now. Fast Flip concept is pretty interesting which gathers the information accross the Globe and puts infront of you. Google Fast Flip, accessible at Flip concentrated on collecting the articles such as recent news, headlines, popular aarticles from major websites and top publishers. As the name suggests, flipping through content is very fast, so you can quickly look through a lot of pages until you find something interesting.

Now what does google get from doing this. Pretty simple , Google has parterned with three dozens of top publishers , these partners will share the revenue earned from the contextual ads. This gives the publishers an opurtunity to introduce new readers to their content.Google also made a mobile version of Fast Flip with tactile page flipping for Android-powered devices and the iPhone, so you can browse on the go. This is accessible at the same address.

In the markets there are already some sites which provide feeds which collect data from multiple sites and publish on your site. This is almost similar to that concept. Advantage of this site is user can news from various sites at one glance. User cannot expect any specific related information which he needs all i say is it is just like an online news paper which has varios posts from the parterned sites.

Well the good thing about this site is, it got three sections stating popular, Sections,Topics and Sources which are further categorised respectively. When you click on an image of post it redirects to a page which is shown below. You can navigate through the posts using the arrows shown besides the posts.And also at the left side of the page there is mouse over option which displays the posts.

Things that are not good about this site is first of all this is not like which user wants to come in and just spend time in readers the news which is no way related to him. I suggest they should have gone for the same idea but concentrating on the news which user demands. which makes more sites coming up on this site and graphical interface is way back. Most of it takes the pictures of the webpages and displays on this site, when you click any image this redirects to next page showing the same image in a larger view with some ad's beside and then when clicked the image it redirects to the original web site.


startupsaturday for Entrepreneurs

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Startup Saturday is an initiative by Headstart to provide entrepreneurs in each city with a monthly community driven forum that is structured in agenda but open in discussions.This meeting is actually about addressing entrepreneurial concerns related to starting up.Takes place every second Saturday of every month in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru or Hyderabad mentioned above.The forthcoming edition, to be held on 12 September 2009, also has a lot to offer.

Well this could be a very good chance to entrepreneurs who are facing trouble in starting up their companies.Many veterans from the technology world, venture capitalists and other domain experts will be present across locations, to counsel, share and advise young entrepreneurs on how they can deal with issues related to funding, taxation, IP (intellectual property), corporate governance, etc.

A Startup Saturday provides a forum for entrepreneurs to discuss, present, network and learn from peers, prospective customers, adopters, partners and investors.

This month's theme for Bengaluru and Delhi is "Start-up Laws". Topics like 10 legal 'must-knows' for a start-up, Legal issues while starting up, et al, will be discussed. Kolkata edition will address subjects like 'The IT/ITeS Industry and the ecosystem of Kolkata and its near future'. While the Mumbai edition will focus on funding options (angel/VC/incubators), the Hyderabad edition will have a discussion on the factors that make Hyderabad a perfect destination for product start-ups.

If you would like to start a Startup Saturday in your city, just drop a mail to aditya AT Headstart DOT in


Electricity generated from a tree

Electricity which is a crucial form of energy resource for the human kind. There has been lots of initiatives taken by the governments of various nations to save electricity as it may go into cricis. There are many researchs being done to get an alternative resource of electricity. Solar energy is one which is being concentrated a lot for making the full utilisation of the power.

Now a new study says there's enough power in trees to run an electonic ciruit. This study was done by MIT saying that plants generate up to 200 millivolts when one electrode is placed in a plant and the other in the surrounding soil.

The researchers have since started a company developing forest sensors that exploit this new power source. The UW team sought to do further academic research in the field of tree power by building circuits to run off that energy. They successfully ran a circuit solely off tree power for the first time.

Carlton Himes the Co-author, UW undergraduate student, spent last summer exploring likely sites.
He hooked the nails into trees and connected a voltmeted and found that bigleaf maples generated a steady voltage of up to a few hundred millivolts.

The UW team next built a device that could run on available power. Co-author Brian Otis, UW assistant professor of electrical engineering, led the development of a boost converter, a device that takes a low incoming voltage and stores it to produce a greater output. The UW circuit is built from parts measuring 130 nanometres and it consumes on average just 10 nanowatts of power during operation (a nanowatt is one billionth of a watt).

Tree power may not replace the solar power but the system could provide a low-cost option for powering tree sensors that might be used to detect environmental conditions or forest fires. The electronic output could also be used to gauge a tree's health. Looking at these kind of researchs, i can say like Technology is taking such diversion which was never imagined by the human kind.


Robots controlled by human brain cells

Robotics is one area of technology where there is lot of RnD is being done. Now british scienticts are on track to develop a new robot which they say that it will be controlled by a blob of human brain cells. Sounds like a sci-fi movie but this is true.

This experiment is being leaded by a team at Reading university which has already used Rat brain cell to steer a simple-wheeled robot. Now they are going a step ahead of using human brain cells.

In fact, for the robot with rat brain cells, 300,000 rodent neurons grown in a nutrient broth and producing spikes of electrical activity were connected to output of the robot's distance sensors. The neurons proved capable of steering the robot around a small enclosure.

According to the scientists, observing how the neuron culture responds to stimulation can improve the understanding of neurological conditions such as epilepsy.

To make the system a better model of human disease, a culture of human neurons will be connected to the robot once the current work with rat cells is completed. This will be the first instance of human cells being used to control a robot.

Their one of the aim is to find the difference between the robots controlled by Human cells and Rat cells. success of this may lead to next level of Robotical engineering this is far away from Artificial intelligence. Lets wait and watch for the future.


iPod Nano with video camera

Apple is pushing hard its gadgets into the market with its added features. ipod Nano is being release with a camera added to it which makes apple gadgets more unique in the market. The new iPod Nano has an improved screen, and will be available in 8GB and 16GB. Its latest component, the video camera, we think will bring Apple much closer to the likes of portable video camcorders like Flip.

It doesn't come with any HD but it will capture VGA videos, 640 by 480 pixels, up to 30 frames per second with AAC audio. The new iPod Nano will also feature FM radio with iTunes tagging and live pausing.

Here are the main highlights…

--> Storage capacity: 8GB for $149USD, 16GB for $179USD.
--> 2.2-inch color display. 240-by-376-pixel resolution at 204 pixels per inch.
--> Battery: 24 hour playback for audio, 5 hours for video
--> Video camera. H.264 VGA video, 640 by 480 pixels, up to 30 frames per second with AAC audio. Real-time special effects include: Sepia, Black and White, X-Ray, Film Grain, Thermal, Security Cam, Cyborg, Bulge, Kaleido, Motion Blur, Mirror, Light Tunnel, Dent, Stretch, and Twirl
--> FM radio featuring iTunes tagging and live pausing
--> Pedometer and accelormeter
--> Built-in mic and speaker with voice memos
--> Genius features
--> Voice Over kit featuring a multiple number of languages
--> Variety of colors, but two of those colors — yellow and red — are in-store only.
--> Environmental features: Arsenic-free glass, BFR-free, Mercury-free, PVC-free


Intel unleashes new Core i5 and Core i7 chips

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

With four cores, eight threads and monumental memory bandwidth, Intel's Core i7 processor is hugely powerful. But it comes at quite a price. In fact, thanks to a complex architecture designed mainly for workstation and server systems, it's arguably overkill for desktop PCs.

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Microsoft: Cyber criminals attack Unpatched IIS Bug

Microsoft has landed up in problems again, this time it with the bug in IIS which has been released into public earlier. Cyber criminals are beginning to exploit an unpathced bug in IIS.

The flaw can be exploited to let an attacker take control of an older IIS (Internet Information Services) 5.0 server running on Windows 2000, provided the hacker has some way of creating an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) directory on the server. Other IIS users could also be hit with a denial of service (DoS) attack.

This new code could be used to launch a DoS attack against IIS 5.0, 5.1, 6.0 and 7.0, and could affect users running IIS on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, Microsoft said.And also for the attacker, he needs to be aware of reading the files on the system.Microsoft updated its security advisory on the issue late Thursday, saying it was starting to see "limited attacks that use this exploit code."

Microsoft will release its scheduled September security updates today, but it is not expected to fix this bug until it has had more time to test and develop a patch. Microsoft was not notified of the bug until the attack code was made public on Monday.


Firefox 4.0 is expected in 2010

Mozilla recently released a product roadmap with a number of new details on what the foundation is hoping to release between now and the end of 2010, including information on when to expect the next major iteration of Firefox.

The report details that Firefox 4.0 is due to arrive in either October or November of 2010 and will bring with it a range of new features, such as a new slick user interface and multi-touch gesture suppport. But take note that this report is currently classed as a 'draft' and could be open to any number of changes.

For those existing Firefox users, a plentiful number of changes can be expected prior to the late 2010 release date of 4.0, with both 3.6 and 3.7 lined up for debut before then. These new releases will offer such improvements and features as faster javascript handling, improved form completion tools, bookmark synchronization and pageload enhancements.

Mozilla also revealed that when Firefox 4.0 does hit, it will take a leaf out of Google Chrome's book, as each tab will function with it's own separate process, reducing the instances of losing your precious browser session.


GE moves forward on patient monitoring

Technology is being developed to such an extent that people can sit back and do the things they need. Companies pouring millions of dollors into RND, in improvising the technologies which make some hefty tasks simpler to the mankind.

GE has announced one such kind of technology which is related to healthcare systems.GE has announced an initiative for developing wireless medical monitoring systems, or body-sensor networks (BSN). The new systems would replace the bundle of bedside cables used to capture a patient's vital signs. Accoridng to GE, this system would enable wireless monistoring system from anywhere in hospital or even remotely from home.GE executives say it the switch would represent an important step forward in revolutionizing the way patients are monitored in the future,.

GE Healthcare, in conjunction with GE's Global Research Center, is now developing body-sensor networks that consist of sensor devices that collect critical patient-specific information, including temperature, pulse-oximetry, blood glucose levels, electrocardiogram readings, blood pressure levels and respiratory function.

This real-time patient information can be collected and transmitted to doctors and nurses to enable efficient patient monitoring from any location. Improved clinical decision support systems ensure healthcare providers have the most current patient information as they evaluate treatment options, GE executives said.

"GE Healthcare applauds the FCC's NPRM proposing to create a dedicated radio frequency band that will help remove a major obstacle to the adoption of wireless medical Body Sensor Networks," said Munesh Makhija, general manager of GE Healthcare Systems and Wireless. "We will continue to collaborate with industry, the FCC and other regulatory agencies to ensure the proper allocation of spectrum enabling next generation wireless monitoring devices. By replacing burdensome bedside-monitoring cables, BSNs could enable critical-care patients to move around freely, which studies suggest is essential to efficient recovery."

"I strongly support the allocation of wireless spectrum for medical body sensor networks," said Nathaniel Sims, physician at Mass General Hospital, assistant professor of anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and physician adviser, Biomedical Engineering at Partners Healthcare. "By eliminating restrictive clinical cables, body sensor networks represent a logical evolution in patient monitoring. This technology affirms my commitment to flexible, transportable monitoring systems. Body-worn sensors could free patients from the limitations of stationary bedside monitors, improving quality of care."


N Chandrasekaran As New CEO, MD for TCS

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has appointed N Chandrasekaran (or Chandra), the present chief operating officer and executive director, as the chief executive officer and managing director of the company with effect from 6 October 2009. S Ramadorai, the present chief executive officer and managing director, will retire from his executive and board position on 5 October 2009 on reaching the retirement age of 65 years as per the company’s policy.

Chandra completed his masters degree in computer applications from the Regional Engineering College -Trichy, in Tamil Nadu, India in 1986 after obtaining a B.Sc. in applied science from the Coimbatore Institute of Technology.

The company has appointed S Ramadorai on the board of directors as an additional director and designated him as the vice chairman of the company in a non-executive capacity with effect from 6 October 2009.



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