Launch Date Set For .asia Domain
July 19th, 2007
The Internet's key oversight agency for domain names, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, approved the ".asia" domain. DotAsia Organization Ltd., an organization made up of groups that run domain names for China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and other countries, will operate ".asia". The organization has said it plans to restrict registrations to those in the region, which includes Australia. ICANN has defined 73 countries in the region which is listed below. Any individual, business or organization based in Asia will now be able to apply for a website address ends with ".asia" The Initial round, which starts on 9th October 2007,  is limited to governments desiring geographical names such as "india.asia" and those with trademarks applied before March 16, ...

 

Yahoo Buys Stake in Indian Ad Firm Tyroo
July 18th, 2007
Yahoo!'s first quarter financial results may have been a disappointing, but that hasn't stopped them from acquiring a hefty stake in Indian internet advertising company Tyroo Media. Yahoo! hasn't revelaed how much it paid. The hefty stake of Tyroo lays the groundwork for Yahoo!'s upcoming Indian roll outs of its new search-based advertising platform, Panama, and RightMedia's graphical ad technologies.® Yahoo! India has grabbed a 35 per cent stake in the Guragaon-based Tyroo, which runs a small business-centric ad network spanning roughly 1,200 sites. Unlike Google Adsense, Tyroo is non contextual Interestingly enough, advertisers can run both graphical and text-based ads on the Tyroo network even if they don't have a web site - still a bit of luxury for subcontinent small businesses. ...

 

Poor and Irresponsible Journalism by TimesofIndia
July 17th, 2007
The Leading newspaper of India, TimesofIndia, published a news of 11th July 2007 with a title  Sex flies off Gujarat govt website which shows upto what extent the media can go to sensationalize the issue. It was just a silly mistake of not changing the link on the webpages to the new website giicindia.org but TimesofIndia portrayed all the matter in such a manner that people thinks, employees of Gujarat Govt are running a "Porn business" through Goverment website.   Background Gujarat Govt registered the giicindia.com on 24-Sep-1998 and the website was working fine until it got expired on 09/24/2006. Due to the lack of funds, understanding, foresight or you can say domain business knowledge, Gujarat govt didn't renew the domain and instead registered a new domain giicindia.org ...

 

Rumors of Google and Yahoo Acquiring Rediff.com
July 16th, 2007
The unverified takeover rumor of Rediff.com by Internet giants Google and Yahoo are milling around the internet. The rumor came from the HIndustan Times, who reports  “US-based Internet giants such as Google and Yahoo are eyeing Rediff.com India Ltd, which runs one of India’s most popular consumer Internet portals, for  a possible acquisition”. The Hindustan Times quotes “investment banking sources” saying that the management of Rediff “was in talks with the global companies for a negotiated takeover deal”. Rediff.com is a NASDAQ listed company and leader in the Indian market, providing news, information, communication, entertainment and shopping services for Indians both in India and worldwide. Recently, JuxtConsult, a Delhi-based online research firm, has reported in its annual study on the Indian Internet ...

 

Microsoft University in Bangalore
July 15th, 2007
Microsoft Corporation has chosen Bangalore, the silicon valley of India, for its first-ever exclusive and independent educational venture in the world. The university may train around 1000 students and may well be India's first ever university run by a multinational company. Although Microsoft has a special focus on higher education initiatives in other countries, but India will be the first country where it would have a wholly-owned university.According to the sources of Timesofindia, A couple of months ago, a team from Microsoft approached the Karnataka government with a proposal and  conducted another project presentation at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, US. Microsoft will now come back with a formal request and proposal with details on the project outlay, land required to set up the university, via-media (a ...

 

Google Trends – Top Porn and Religious Countries
July 14th, 2007
This is hilarious and jaw-dropping. UK is in top six if you search for word “Porn” in Google trends whereas USA is a “Religious” country in the whole universe. Sydney, Australia comes on the seventh position as a religious country and all the other numbers are taken by USA, Washington, DC on the first place. I was stunned to see this huge difference between two almost similar countries. Not to mention, Briton always maintains that they are the superior ones and have a “class”. Well! Now we know what “class” they have.

 

NCAA Kicked Blogger Out of Stadium
July 13th, 2007
Unbelievable but true incident - Brian Bennett, a Louisville Courier-Journal reporter had to leave the stadium during a Louisville-Oklahoma State baseball game for posting live updates of the NCAA baseball tournament game on his website. The National Collegiate Athletic Association says reporting on the "game in progress" violates the exclusive broadcasting rights it sold to ESPN and CBS SportsLine.com. The NCAA says, Bloggers can write about the game before it starts or after it's over. In between, they can blog about "the atmosphere, crowd and other details," but not about the game itself. Does the NCAA really think anyone wants to read about the "atmosphere, crowd and other details" at a college baseball game? Hardly anyone cares about college baseball, period. ...

 

HP Color Match turns Camera Phones into Virtual Beauty Consultant
July 13th, 2007
 HP has developed a color-matching technology for mobile phones that will assist you in buying the products that require color coordination, such as cosmetics. The technology is aimed at helping women find the right shade of make up to suit their skin tone.  HP Labs, the company’s central research arm, has developed a technology that uses sophisticated imaging algorithms and mobile networking to match colors that complement one another, including makeup specific to skin coloring. Retailers, consumer goods and other companies that require a high level of color or image coordination could implement the technology to offer services that help their customers select the right products for their needs. It combines color science, imaging science and mobile networking technology to match colors that perfectly ...

 

Manchester United Manager Alex Ferguson Bans Facebook
July 12th, 2007
The English Football Premiership Club Manchester United's boss Sir Alex Ferguson has forbidden his young players to use Social Networking websites especially Facebook in an effort to protect them from want-to-be WAGS. A number of young stars – including England's Kieran Richardson cousin of Big Brother 8 UK housemate Charley Uchea - at Old Trafford have set up sites on social networks like Facebook but have been ordered to go offline. Ferguson is worried they will be stalked by girls and get themselves into trouble with revealing photos or wall messages. Fergei felt a few of the players could get themselves into trouble on those websites. 'He trusts them but didn't want them to run the risk ...

 

Microsoft The Public Choice and Google The Experts Choice
July 12th, 2007
According to the list of most-loved brands in Britian, published today, Microsoft tops among the public choice and Google tops among the experts choice. More than 3200 people were surveyed by the Superbrands organization. But the public list differs too much from the opinions of the marketing experts. Microsoft doesn't appear anywhere in the experts list whereas it tops the list of public favorite brands. Apple, the second favorite brand of experts, doesn't appear in list of public favorite brands. The Public The Marketing Experts Microsoft Google Coco Cola Apple Google iPod BBC Mini BP ...

 

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