Thursday, January 31, 2008

Inter-linking of social sites...

Recently I observed a trend of which I have been also a part - inter-linking of our digital online presence. Most of the sites are now-a-days compatible with each other where you can link them each other. You can post links of your other sites on a site. Like my pownce account where I have put most of my "other" site presence. Or my digg profile. The list can go on. Also another trend is where you have sites like ClaimId where you can claim your online digital content or MicroID which is of the same. A brave new "new media" world have started

Mittal, Ambanis in Forbes top 10 list

Recognition of Wealth creation and success of Indians. This shows that Indians have finally arrived on the global scene.The biggest indicator is The mega global acquisition by Indian companies like Corus by Tatas, Accelor by Mittals(though strictly not an India based firm) , Luxury car brands Jags and Land Rover to be acquired by Tatas again. This is but a few example. The list goes on like Mahindras, Ranbaxy,etc. We can say that the "Golden Age" of Indian economy is back which has been growing at a steady rate of 8 to 9% year on year, even though not at the spread of Chinese economy. Only blooper in the party is the recession in U.S. as lot of company are dependent on the U.S. economy. But then thats true for whole of the world :)

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The technology behind Google's great results

As a Google user, you're familiar with the speed and accuracy of a Google search. How exactly does Google manage to find the right results for every query as quickly as it does? The heart of Google's search technology is PigeonRank™, a system for ranking web pages developed by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin at Stanford University....or is this for laugh :) on and enjoy lol :)

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Are we in a recession? « Scobleizer — Tech geek blogger

a very hot topic now...and which affects everyone...and i mean everyone...from Beverly Hills to hill in bangladesh...and definitely here in india and me..

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Apple’s Razor Thin Macbook Air--

As usual Brain does nice write on the AWESOME and COOL Mac AIR - worlds thinnest so cool looking....i want one :)

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Friday, January 18, 2008

Here Comes Trouble: An Antidote to Software Patents

The $250 million Vonage burned through as a result of the patent lawsuit brought by Verizon et al provides yet another example of why patents for business processes implemented on computers (a.k.a. software patents) deserve to die.

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O2 Offers Napster For Free!

Here we are seeing the dawn of the age when "free services" like free music a.k.a Napster as a part of the broadband service....

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

1930s-40s in Color - a photoset on Flickr

A collection of old photos by U.S. Congress Library...

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Sun Buys MySQL for $1B and Wall Street Mourns

Sun Microsystems said today it would pay $1 billion to buy privately held open-source database maker MySQL, a move that strengthens Sun’s ability to offer an alternative to proprietary software.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

On Being Middleful

Confessions of a Social Tools Architect...a nice, sensitive and insightful article by Greg

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10 Alternative Ruby Web Frameworks

Sometimes developers want to be different or have a need for something easier. Here are 10 Ruby web application frameworks developers can use instead of Ruby on Rails.

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20 Awesome Images Found In Google Maps

From a Fox to KFC, people are getting creative and putting on quite a show for Google maps. Who's next to step up in 2008? I liked the MOzila one....and mini parked on side. But sadly one thing i found with google maps and people using it(like this article) the focus is always US or Countries like Aus or europe....never places like India or south east asia....

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Another Rumor of the Day: Facebook Buying Plaxo

Another nice post on Facebook by Brian Solis of

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg on 60 Minutes --

Brian Solis's( take on Zuckerberg's interview in 60 min

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Tata's new "Peoples Car - Nano" launched

Ratan Tata kept his promise.Tata delivered on its promise and launched the "People's Car" or should I say "Common man's Car" in 1 lac despite lot of detractors. Now dream to own a car is much closer to reality for lot of people :).
Well actual cost comes higher than a lac when taxes are included.
Tatas have come out with 3 variants - Standard, Deluxe and Luxury. And the best part is that the last two variants have AC in them which lot of detractors said would not be possible. In fact nano has already changed the dynamics of the auto industry and will have a huge impact on the auto market in india.
Tata have also launched a website also.
Here are some pictures of nano from the site:
The Standard Version:

The Luxury Version:

The Interiors:

Image Source:

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Vote for the Sexiest Geeks of 2007 many hot chicks at one place and THAT TOO all of them are GEEKS...welcome to geek heaven :)))

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Thursday, January 3, 2008

Stairways to Heaven

Stairways to Heaven
Originally uploaded by arjunghosh

Tools of :)))

Rishikesh Trip - Trip to abode of heaven

Rishikesh Trip - Trip to abode of heaven
Originally uploaded by arjunghosh

Circle of early morning shot at the camping site in Rishikesh

What Girls need to know about their geek Boyfriends

Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht discuss an email about a geek about to marry a girl that just wont understand him on diggnation episode 129.

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Top Ten Photos of 2007 From National Geographic

From a tiny bird so rare and unusual that its scientific name means "strange owl" to a super colossal squid caught near Antarctica, National Geographic News gives us their best photos of the year.

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Top 10 Obscure Google Search Tricks

When it comes to the Google search box, you already know the tricks: like searching for exact phrases in quotes like "so say we all" or searching a single site using gmail. But there are many more oblique, clever, and lesser-known search recipes and operators that work from that unassuming little text box.

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