ICL’s Official Website Launched
August 10th, 2007
The rebel Indian Cricket League has done something which the BCCI, the world's richest cricket Board, is still struggling to do -- launch its official website. ICL, the much talked about venture of Subash Chandra's Essel Group which has already sounded the alarm bells in the BCCI, today announced the launch of their website www.indiancricketleague.in to facilitate the entry of aspiring players. The website would help hundreds of aspirants to now apply directly for the twenty20 League proposed to be held in October. Business Head of ICL, Himanshu Mody, said in a press release, We have been getting thousands of mails, letters and queries from aspiring cricketers who don't know how to apply for the ICL. With the website, ...


Microsoft Launches New Windows Live Home Beta
August 10th, 2007
Microsoft has launched the new Windows Live Home beta portal. At the moment it offers only basic functionality, ie minimal integration and access to the Windows Live services. It is featuring modules that allow you to monitor and access the Windows Live services that matter to you. A few examples of this cross-service integration are: Providing access to your emails and contacts through Windows Live Hotmail Showing the upcoming calendar items from your Windows Live Calendar Allowing blog and photo publishing direct to your Windows Live Space Showing the status of Windows Live OneCare installed on your home pc Screenshot of Windows Live Home Beta Portal Interestingly, the background of the webpage changes according to the weather and time.  ...


Windows Live Folders Renamed to Skydrive
August 9th, 2007
The code name shuffle of Microsoft. Microsoft's long-rumored online storage offering which has been in beta for a little while, has once again changed it name. Originally code-named Live Drive, it became Live Folders and today got its final name, Windows Live SkyDrive. Microsoft's Live strategy has always been confusing.  Live Vs not-Live in Microsoft's array of online services is still not clear to me. Recently they changed the name of their next Windows operating system as well, originally code-named Windows Blackcomb, which became Vienna and now Windows 7. There is also a significant update to the service, extending the basic functionality that was criticised somewhat at the start of the initial beta. New features include: Drag and drop ...


French Teen Charged for Posting Unauthorized Harry Potter Translation
August 8th, 2007
French police briefly detained a 16-year-old boy who posted an unauthorised translation of the latest Harry Potter book online "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" on the internet. The French teen translator, a high school student from Aix-en-Provence in southern France, accomplised a mystifying feat in translating all 759 pages of the book within days of its 21st July 2007 release. He was picked up following a complaint from the Paris police,  but later released on the same day after questioning. The boy could face charges for violating intellectual property rights. Police has shut down the site where the boy posted the translation. Marie Leroy-Lena, spokeswoman of Rowling and Gallimard Jeunesse ( the publishing house), said official Harry Potter translator Jean-Francois Menard is still working on ...


Daniel Lyons – The Fake Steve Jobs
August 6th, 2007
The anonymous writer of the well known blog "The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs"  has been unmasked. Daniel Lyons, a senior editor at Forbes, admitted to writing as Fake Steve after a New York Times reported the resemblances found between the blog and Lyons' published work. Despite the unmasking, the diary will continue but on the Forbes website. Forbes.com confirmed the Times' account and posted an audio interview with Lyons Lyons said, I was hoping to stay anonymous for a while longer but on the other hand I knew I couldn't stay anonymous forever. It had to happen at some point. I hope that it doesn't ruin the fun of the blog that people know who's behind it. Lyons said ...


Former Indian President Abdul Kalam Launches Website
July 28th, 2007
Former Indian President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam launches a website in his name to keep open the communication channel with the public, especially the student community. "You visit my website and e-mail all your queries and clarifications and I will try to answer them," He told a huge group of students who had gathered at the University campus to listen to his speech. The website, www.abdulkalam.com, was launched at a simple function at the Anna University here.   Sitemap of the website


Latin Americans prefers Microsoft to Google
July 25th, 2007
Google's magic may be working in US,Canada and Europe but doesn't work quite well in Rest of the World. Earlier this month, internet research firm comScore released a new study that put Google a few steps behind the competition in Asia-Pacific, and now it says that Google are also trailing in Latin America. Internet Research Firm comScore has today released the first report on Latin American Internet usage, based on data collected through the comScore World Metrix audience ratings service. Google tops Yahoo! but trails to Microsoft. The study says, Microsoft sites received over 47 million unique visitors, while Google traffic was close to 46.5 million. Yahoo, who was leading in Asia Pacific region is well behind with just  35 million unique visitors.  ...


Is Google Analytics Down ?
July 25th, 2007
Google Analytics seems to be down. I am trying to access it from last 2 hours, but getting the same message. "The requested URL /analytics/home/report was not found on this server" Few days back I faced the rare error of Google Search. I have been using Google Search from last 7 years but never seen any errors in Google, that was the first incident, so I took screen shot of the error. Screenshot of Google Analytics Error   Screenshot of Google Error Update 1 : 25th July,2007 12:25 pm Google Analytics is up and running. Update 2 : 30th July,2007 12:25 pm My Google Analytics hasn't been updated since yesterday morning Update 3 : 30th July,2007 20:00 pm Google Analytics Blog says, Temporary Reporting ...


San Francisco Power Outage Shuts Down Major Websites
July 25th, 2007
Some of the Internet's biggest websites went offline following power interruptions in San Francisco that disrupted operations at co-location facility 365 Main. Netflix, Technorati, Craigslist, Typepad, Vox, LiveJournal , Yelp, Redenvelope  and lot others websites were all down yesterday. All of these websites are customers of 365 Main. I was also unable to access my sheetudeep.com website through my broadband connection, but surprisingly the website was accessible through other broadband connections. When I contacted my ISP and explained the situation and provided the traceroute detail, Techsupport guy asked me to  do the following things. Change your MTU Settings Reboot Router Change DNS Server Settings When I told him that the domain name is resolving correctly to IP Address and no need of ...


Blackcomb, Windows Vienna, Windows 7 or Windows 2010 ?
July 23rd, 2007
All the media attention of Windows Vista release is nearly over, now it's time to turn our attention on next Windows release, which is currently renamed to "Windows 7". The next version of windows was originally codenamed as Blackcomb and then renamed to Windows Vienna, before being renamed to "Windows 7". The geeks are still in dilemma whether it is "Windows Seven" or Windows "7". At Microsoft’s Global Exchange (MGX) annual sales conference in Orlando this week, Microsoft shared a bit information on Windows "7". Among the information shared was that Microsoft is anticipating that it will take at least three years from now on to release the next version of Windows, which means it will be shipped in 2010. The specific release date will be determined later on ...


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