Google Step Behind in Asia Pacific Region
July 10th, 2007
Google may be the most popular web destination in US and Canada, or may be even top in Europe. But it's a step behind in Asia Pacific Region. Interenet Research firm comScore has released its first comprehensive review of Internet behavior covering 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, and Google trails in all the list.According to the study, which accounts for one-third of internet population, Yahoo Sites are the region's most popular. Bob Ivins, executive vice president of comScore commented, We all know that the Asia-Pacific region is large and that Internet usage is growing rapidly.  What is fascinating about this study is that it allows us to compare Internet usage across countries using a consistent measurement methodology and to then determine where ...

 

Sam Sethi TechCrunch Ex-Editor launches Blognation
July 9th, 2007
  The former UK Editor of TechCrunch, Sam Sethi,  who left TechCrunch following the Loic Le Meur (Le Web 3) controversy has launched a new blog Blognation on 1st June 2007 after 8 months experiment with Vecosys. The blog has been started with a aim of "Go Big or Go Home". Blognation will cover Web 2.0 technology startups around the globe including, United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, Denmark, Portugal, Italy, Iceland, Netherlands, Israel, Japan, China / Taiwan / Hong Kong, Australia, Brazil, South America, all with the help of 16+ blognation editors. Blognation will not cover any startups based in USA, aka Silicon Valley, because there are already enough bloggers reporting on US. Sam Sethi says, Well ...

 

Web Statistics of John Abraham’s website
July 8th, 2007
Sujoy Mukherjee, the webmaster of John Abhraham's website, has revealed that the website gets 7 million hits per month. Sujoy will need to understand that the assessment of web statistics in terms of "hits" is an obsolete method, in case he doesn't want to mislead the audience with wrong statistics. I think this statistics includes the hits of Bots and Spiders, and hits of image files ( including small graphics of design corners) as well. The html source code of the  website doesn't show any client side web Analytics code which means the statistics is derived from the web log files. I have always find it very difficult to exclude the traffic of bots and spiders from statistics of log files, this is the reason why ...

 

Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Ready For Public Beta
July 6th, 2007
Firefox has released the last alpha version 6.0 of Firefox 3 for the testing, it is only recommended for developers and individuals who are ready to mess up their PC. The Firefox Alpha 6 Release Notes have more information and download links. The working name of Firefox 3 is Gran Paradiso The new features in this development milestone of Mozilla Firefox 3 include an upgraded SQLite engine, improved cookie performance, support for site-specific text size preference and various Gecko 1.9 bug fixes. SQLite Engine is the  database that works as storage for “Places”, which is the new manager for history and bookmarks. Since the bookmarks now run on “Places” they aren’t compatible with Firefox 2. If you add any ...

 

Carlos Slim is Richer than Bill Gates Now
July 3rd, 2007
  Mexican business magnate Carlos Slim Helu has overtaken Microsoft founder Bill Gates as the world's richest man, a Mexican financial journalist who has been tracking the mogul's wealth said today. Recent gains in his shares of the America Movil group are largely responsible for his recent increase of wealth, boosting his fortune to an estimated $67.8 billion compared with $59.2 billion for the Microsoft mogul Forbes magazine's list of The World's Billionaires has always ranked Bill Gates as the richest person in the world since 1995. First time, In the 12 years there will be a change in the top position. Forbes magazine reported on its Web site in April that Carlos Slim Helu had moved past U.S. investor Warren ...

 

FeedBurner Stats Pro Is Now Free
July 3rd, 2007
  Feedburner, acquired by Google in May, has stopped charging for the two premium features, Feedburner Stats Pro and Feedburner MyBrand. FeedBurner Stats PRO, a service that provides detailed statistics including subscriber numbers, item clickthrough tracking, podcast downloads and aggregate item uses amongst other features is free now. FeedBurner MyBrand, a service that allows users to control the URL of feeds is now free as well. FeedBurner PRO and MyBrand accounts will not be billed effective from June. But the other Feedburner users will need to turn on the Stats Pro feature through the Feedburner control panel in order to use it. How to turn on the Stats Pro feature? Sign in to your account  Navigate to the ...

 

Google Acquires GrandCentral, Telephone Management Company
July 2nd, 2007
Google has confirmed the acquisition of Telephone Management Company Grand Central. TechCrunch is expecting the deal is done on approx $50 million range. Google will be moving the service over to Google’s network. A limited number of invitations for GrandCentral beta accounts will still be available. If you have a U.S. telephone number, you can sign up for an invitation at www.grandcentral.com. What is GrandCentral? GrandCentral is an innovative service that lets users integrate all of their existing phone numbers and voice mailboxes into one account, which can be accessed from the web. If you have multiple phone numbers(e.g home, work, mobile), you get one phone number that you can set to ring all, some, or none of your phones, ...

 

Aamir Khan in the Blog World
June 28th, 2007
First of all, Welcome Bollywood Actor Aamir Khan to the blogosphere,  the latest to be bitten from this blogging bug. Blogging hasn't yet gained massive popularity in India as it is US or Western World, but it is fast catching up.  Last year, Bipasha Basu started his blog but didn't enable the comments section and branded it as diary instead of Blog, which were the reasons that it didn't get much popularity.  Aamir Khan's blog is basically a promotional tool for the Lagaan DVD and learning tool ( according to Aamir Khan) for the actor. Although, he started his official website a year back on June 2006, but the website is still "Under Construction" phase with a letter ...

 

Google Gadgets Venture
June 28th, 2007
Google Offers Money For Gadgets Google has announced the launch of Google Gadget Ventures, a new Google pilot program dedicated to helping developers create richer, more useful Google Gadgets Google Ventures provide two types of funding : Grants of $5,000 to those who’ve already built gadgets and want to improve and develop it further. Seed investments of $100,000 to developers who’d like to build a business around the Google gadgets platform. Eligibility Your Gadget is already in Google gadgets directory and gets at least 250,000 weekly page views Only Google Gadget Venture grant recipients are eligible for Seed Investments funding. How to Apply? Grants : Submit a one-page proposal detailing how you’d use the grant to ...

 

New Arrivals in Windows Live Suite
June 27th, 2007
Ever since Microsoft started Windows Live Suite last year, they have been keeping a steady pace of new services integrations in the Windows Live Suite. Lot of online products and services have rolled out and become popular with millions of people worldwide, which includes Windows Live Hotmail, Windows Live Messenger, Windows Live Spaces, Windows Live OneCare and others. The new arrivals in the managed beta testing of Windows Live Suite is Windows Live Photo Gallery Beta and Windows Live Folders Beta. Windows Live Photo Gallery Windows Live Photo Gallery beta is an improvement on the initial version of Photo Gallery they shipped with Windows Vista and now available for Windows XP SP2 as well. Here are the list of some new features that you will see in ...

 

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