Apple planning for Google Earth kind of Software?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Apple the tech giant which had huge success with its latest product iPad, is now going to compete the internet giant Google. Yes, Apple is getting ready to launch google earth kind of software.Apple has reportedly acquired Canada-based 3D mapping start-up Poly9 Group which is not yet officially confirmed.

Poly9 also made a browser-based 3D globe like Google Earth, which did not require any download.

I think Apple is beefing up to use its own software for Geo Maps on its phone as currently it is using Google Maps.. Last September, Placebase, a Google Maps competitor, was acquired by Apple.

Well Well Google has a another Tech giant competing in its playground apart from Microsoft is Apple. Lets wait n watch for higher versions of iphone which may use Apple Geo Maps :)


Google App Inventor for Android

Monday, July 12, 2010

Google the internet giant has taken another step in approaching the masses for in developing Andriod software. This can be a really good step by google where i was talking about the major problem which is being faced by Microsoft, i.e Opensource. Google is offering a software tool, that is intended to make it easy for people to write applications for its Android smartphones.

Andriod OS has really picked by the opensource community and as i said always Mobile is the next big thing, sorry its already a big thing :), Google is concentrating more on Mobile technologies. Recently HP annouced the cloud technology which is focused mainly towards the mobile users where user can create some tasks on the cloud and they can use it even with mobiles which arent enabled for internet.

Now Google says the user should be a creater not just a consumer .. sounds cool :).Google wanted to allow its users to create applications on the mobile and then use them. They release free software called Google App Inventor for ANdriod.

The freesoftware called Google App Inventor for Android (, has been under development for a year. User testing has been done mainly in schools with groups that included sixth graders, high school girls, nursing students and university undergraduates who are not computer science majors.

“The goal is to enable people to become creators, not just consumers, in this mobile world,”

The interesting fact about this software is, even a non technical user can develop any application on his or her mobile phone just by dragging some code snippets and put them together which results in as a new application :) so simple.

The Google application tool for Android enables people to drag and drop blocks of code —shown as graphic images and representing different smartphone capabilities — and put them together, similar to snapping together Lego blocks. The result is an application on that person’s smartphone.

On user testing of this app, a student created an application which automatically replies to the text messages while driving .. i mean to say "custom messages" like "please do message me iam on driving"... guys i have an idea include Artificial intelligence which starts chatting with your freinds while you perform some other task... :) sounds creepy ha but that day is not too far away i guess.....


HP's Cloud technology ease the Mobile web access

Thursday, July 8, 2010

HP Labs India has developed a cloud-based technology, called SiteonMobile, that simplifies accessing content and doing transactions on the Web. Well as i always said Mobile is the next big thing and it is the future, techonology is developed towards mobiles more and more day by day...

I say this is can be a next milestone in mobile technology bcoz users can send just an sms or a calling up a number that invokes the relavent TaskLet on the cloud... Now you may thinks what's TaskLet. this is the core media of this technology... when ever a user wants to navigate web to achieve some task, users needs to go through lot of steps where as in this technology these steps are encapsulated in the cloud app. that HP calls as TaskLet.

As India has the largest market for the mobile users where over 600 million mobile connections are exisitng, HP wanted to create this technology way back in 2008 as most of the users interested in accessing web through their mobiles.

Even though there are more than 600 million connections here in India the biggest challange for the mobile companies is most of the users are not intellectual to use Web on Mobiles specially mass sector, but HP says this technology doesnt need any technical knowledge to use this technology, all they need to do is creating a tasklet.

As more than 50 percent of users have low-end phones without browsing capabilities, the new technology throws open the Internet to a new category of users who may not even have an Internet connection.

HP Labs is offering the technology by invitation through the SiteonMobile Web site. The technology is also being piloted with three companies. The lab expects that a large number of vendors offering a variety of services will find it useful to use the HP Labs technology to offer TaskLets to potential customers.

you can find more information on SiteonMobile Web site.



Microsoft Planning for Layoff's?????

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Microsoft is an hot topic always, this time it is sad one again... Yes the news is Microsoft is planning for layoff's. This is the news reveiled from

There are no confirmations yet will this be implemented accross the map or to any specific location only.AS of now they didnt come up with the number but they are expecting somewhere near by 1000.

This is done with the new fiscal year and last time microsoft laid off employess in two rounds and count was nearly upto 5000.

Experts say this is a Strategy by which microsoft can remove highly paid employees and get some newbies at a cheaper price :).


Is Microsoft stumbling to capture the market?????

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Microsoft the software giant has got another hit(i mean a bad one) on its business. Well Microsoft was trying too hard to capture the market filled up with technologies floating around. The classic examples are Microsoft kin, Microsoft bing, Microsoft IE9,Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Phone 7 , so on......

what i wanted to say is, Microsoft is trying its best in diversified sectors starting from its own game OS war to browser War and from playstations to Mobile industry. Microsoft’s engineers and executives spent two years creating a new line of smartphones with playful names that sounded like creatures straight out of “The Cat in the Hat” — Kin One and Kin Two.

It is clear that Microsoft wanted to increase the sales of its products which attract the youngsters who look for socialnetworking features and flashy features with the mobiles. But interestingly Kin didnt succeed which Microsoft never expected. This shows Microsoft is poor in providing gadgets for youngsters.

I really dont know why such a big technology company is struggling to produce the gadgets where Apple, Amazo,.Google are succeeded to lot extent. May be it is due to opensource strategy followed by other companies, they are getting succeeded.

The Kins’ flop adds to a long list of products — from watches to music players — that have plagued Microsoft’s consumer division, while its business group has suffered as well through less-than-successful offerings like Windows Vista and Windows for tablet computers.

Steve ballmer has really got a tough job to do here. As Microsoft is totally failed on captalising the changing trends with the market.

In 2008, Microsoft acquired a start-up, Danger, that had built popular mobile phone software, hoping that technology would revitalise its waning phone software business. But Microsoft stumbled as it took longer than expected to create a new product with the technology. In April, Microsoft finally introduced the fruits of this labour when it unveiled the Kin phones.

In contrast, Google, a chief Microsoft rival, also bought a mobile technology start-up — Android. Both Android and Danger were co-founded by Andy Rubin, who joined Google. That sounds cool...

Microsoft, however, has reassigned the Kin development team and put them to work on Windows Phone 7, yet another mobile phone platform, expected later this year.

The basic problem is Opensource is strongly impacting the microsoft's growth.The vast majority of technology start-ups today rely on open-source software.
And so the technology-minded people coming out of college have started learning their craft on free software and betting their careers on non-Microsoft wares.

For example, if young group of entreprenuers want to startup a technology company it will be a tough task to buy Microsoft software and so they opt for open source. Microsoft has tried to court young developers and young companies. In November 2008, it created a pair of programs that give students free access to Microsoft’s business and developer software. In addition, Microsoft allows some start-ups to run their operations on its software at no cost over a limited period.

About 35,000 start-ups have been involved in the program since it began, the company said.

“For the most part, Microsoft has been great to work with,” said Mark Davis, the chief executive of Virsto, a software start-up that received aid from Microsoft. “It’s funny to be in Silicon Valley and say that.”

Others, however, laugh at the idea that Microsoft requires the start-ups to meet certain guidelines and jump through hoops to receive software, when its free software competitors simply allow anyone to download products off a Web site with the click of a button.

BUt Microsoft has to seriously think upon their startegies to hold the grip on the market. I believe they are trying too many ways to gain the grip but i believe such a technology giant doesnt need too much of diversified plans to penetrate into markets. All they need to do is look onto their conditions, strategies and plan. Thats it... i can say that's is bcz its easy to say but i know its very tough to do :)


HP acquires Palm

Monday, July 5, 2010

HP has completed the Palm acquisition. with this acquisition may be this HP is looking to utilise the technology of Palm with the netbooks, smartphones or more than that. Basically Palm release WebOS in 2009 which is an mobile os which runs on Linux kernal.

But here the interesting part of this acquisition is

Palm will be responsible for webOS software development and webOS based hardware products, from a robust smartphone roadmap to future slate PCs and netbooks. “With HP’s full backing and global strengths, I’m confident that webOS will be able to reach its full potential,” said [Jon] Rubinstein [Former CEO of Palm]"

webOS's graphical user interface is designed for use on devices with touchscreens. It includes a suite of applications for personal information management and makes use of a number of web technologies such as HTML 5, JavaScript, and CSS

webOS includes a feature called Synergy that integrates information from many sources. webOS allows a user to sign in to accounts on Gmail, Yahoo!, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Microsoft Outlook (via Exchange ActiveSync). Contacts from all sources are then integrated into a single list. Calendars from multiple sources can be viewed together or one at a time. For messaging, Synergy combines all conversations with each contact into a single chat-style window.

WebOS is much more pretty than Andriod as per some sources and Well we need to wait n watch for the updates from the market with the new technology choosen by HP.



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