Indian Flag on NASDAQ display

October 29, 2006 at 12:17 pm (Technology)

This is cool ! :)

Nasdaq India

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MSDewey – http://www.msdewey.com/

October 26, 2006 at 10:33 pm (Technology)

Am sure all of you would have already heard of this website. It’s more of of a Flash animation style mashup over Microsoft Live Search engine.

http://www.msdewey.com/

I thought it was kind of cool, until someone told me its Microsoft’s ! ! ! :)
I don’t know to what extent that is true –

It’s not a search engine I would like to use every day, but again it’s kind of cool to go there every now and then just to have some fun and waste time searching for some casual content.

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Weird MTV XBox Ad

October 25, 2006 at 10:33 pm (Technology)

What’s up with this MTV Ad? It’s either a pathetic Ad campaign or a very well done parody!

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XBox 360 Commercial for India

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XBox 360 Commercial for India

October 16, 2006 at 10:30 am (Technology)

Akshay Kumar, Yuvraj Singh and some super special effects – Watch the Microsoft XBox 360 Ad for India here

Am not a hardcore Gamer myself, but still love the way the commercial has been shot!

Other related posts:
Weird MTV XBox Ad

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Steve Ballmer on Vista, future of OS and Software

October 16, 2006 at 10:21 am (Technology)

Steven Ballmer, the CEO of Microsoft, answered questions about the new Windows Vista operating system, his job and the future of software with the NY Times last week. Few of them below…

Q. In the future, will the software model change? Will the Internet, for example, be the way most software is distributed?

Ballmer: That will happen. It’ll happen from us. It’ll happen from everybody.

Q. With Bill Gates making the transition out of day-to-day involvement at Microsoft, what is the biggest challenge you have to overcome?

Ballmer: Well, there are sort of two. First, it’s not like Bill’s written every line of code or designed every product or done anything like that for many, many years. But Bill’s been an incredible contributor. If Office 2007 is a great product, give Bill 3 or 5 or 10 percent of the credit. We have to make sure that — whether it’s 5 or 7 or 10 percent — we get those values someplace else. And second, with Bill people have understood that we’re committed to long-term innovation. Bill’s been emblematic of that. We’ve shared that vision all along the way. But I think I have to pick that up. Because people want to know that the buck-stops-here person is committed to continuing to invest and do things.

Q. What do you see as the most significant changes in how people use software?

Ballmer: I think one pervasive change is the increasing importance of community. That will come in different forms, with different age groups of people and it will change as the technology evolves. But the notion of multiple people interacting on things — that will forever continue. That’s different today, and we’re going to see those differences build. You see it in a variety of ways now, in social networking sites, in the way people collaborate at work, and in ad hoc collaboration over the Internet. You see it in things like Xbox Live, the way we let people come together and have community entertainment experiences. And you’ll see that in TV and video. It’s not like the future of entertainment has been determined. But it’s a big deal.

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Buy Canned Oxygen – Sale of canned oxygen! :)

October 13, 2006 at 9:49 pm (Other)

Sales of canned oxygen to create fresh market

Japanese convenience store operator Seven-Eleven Japan has breathed fresh air into its product lineup by announcing it will add cans of oxygen to its shelves.

The firm said it would make an entry into the rapidly expanding oxygen market and begin selling cans of oxygen

Oxygen has emerged as a popular new product and sparked the creation of city “oxygen bars” that provide oxygen for customers to breathe in. The convenience store operator will sell small portable cans. It is the first retailer among Japanese convenience stores and supermarkets to enter the oxygen market.

The idea behind the product is to allow buyers to replenish their oxygen levels anytime they feel a lack of it due to stress, fatigue, or other factors. Seven-Eleven Japan developed the product together with Tokyo based Hakugen, a manufacturer of miscellaneous lifestyle-related goods.

A drop in the amount of oxygen in the body can make people start to yawn and sigh. Normal air contains only about 21 percent oxygen, but the oxygen concentration in the cans is 95 percent, and breathing it in can reportedly bring on a feeling of invigoration.

Each can contains enough oxygen for 35 two-second inhalations, meaning each can lasts for roughly a week if it is used five or six times a day. At first the canned oxygen will be sold in Tokyo, Kanagawa and Chiba prefectures, then at all 11,000 of Seven-Eleven Japan’s

Reported here

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Yahoo! Time Capsule – Cool Flash UI

October 11, 2006 at 10:31 pm (Technology)

This is by far the coolest Flash UI I’ve seen for some a long time now

Yahoo! Time capsule

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NETFLIX will pay $1,000,000 for your ideas

October 10, 2006 at 9:35 pm (Technology)

NETFLIX CREATES $1 MILLION NETFLIX PRIZE TO PROMOTE PROGRESS IN RECOMMENDATION SYSTEMS

LOS GATOS, Calif., October 2, 2006 – Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), the world’s largest online movie rental service, today announced the creation of the Netflix Prize, an award of one million dollars to the first person who can achieve certain accuracy goals in recommending movies based on personal preferences. The company also made available to contestants 100 million anonymous movie ratings ranging from one to five stars, the largest such data set ever released.

Netflix said it will publish a detailed description of the winning approach for the benefit of companies, entrepreneurs and academicians.

Complete details for registering and competing for the Netflix Prize are available at www.netflixprize.com.

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Windows Live Favorites – Your Centralized, Synchronized favorites database

October 5, 2006 at 1:57 pm (Technology)

Windows Live Favorites – Your Centralized, Synchronized favorites database.

I have two desktops at work and a laptop. Add another desktop at home. I am having a real hard time to move my favorites around four different computers. Sometimes, I mail the URLs to myself and try to open it later. Bookmarking is supposed to make life easier, but with more and more people working on multiple computers every day – keeping track of Favorites is a real pain. (With blogs however, there are web based RSS Readers to make things easy)

I was looking for a way to synchronize my bookmarks around all my computers. I can use web-based bookmarking apps like the one from Google. But again, this is not easy to access as you have to open Google website to access them – compared to Browser Favorites which is just a click away.

Enter – Windows Live Favorites – things are much easier for me now.

Live Favorites

  • Install “Windows Live Toolbar” in all the machines.
  • Enable “Live Favorites Synchronization” (You need a passport ID to do this)
  • Stay Happy and use your time more efficiently :)
  • Live toolbar will automatically synchronize your browser Favorites with the Live Favorites and the other way round. So each time you start a Browser window – Live toolbar will make sure your IE Favorites are in ‘sync’ with the centralized Live Favorites.

    No matter which PC you are on; you can use your Browser favorites which is already synchronized across all the machines via the Live Favorites database.

    This certainly saves a lot of time for me and ensures I don’t spend time searching for the same content again using a search engine.

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