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Nokia Asha 311

GENERAL   2G Network   GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network   HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
Announced   2012, June
Status   Available. Released 2012, August
BODY   Dimensions   106 x 52 x 12.9 mm, 92 cc
Weight   95
DISPLAY   Type   TFT capacitive touchscreen, 56K colors
Size   240 x 400 pixels, 3.0 inches (~155 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch   Yes
Protection   Corning Gorilla Glass
SOUND   Alert types   Vibration, Polyphonic(64), WAV, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker   Yes
3.5mm jack   Yes
MEMORY   Card slot   microSD, up to 32 GB
Phonebook   Yes, Photocall
Call records   Yes
Internal   140 MB, 256 MB ROM, 128 MB RAM
EDGE   Yes
Speed   HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN   Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth   Yes, v2.1 with EDR
USB   Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go support
CAMERA   Primary   3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels
Video   Yes, VGA@25fps
Secondary   No
Sensors   Accelerometer, proximity
Messaging   SMS, MMS, Email, IM
Browser   WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
Radio   Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games   Yes + downloadable
GPS   No
Java   Yes
Colors   Dark Grey, Rose Red, Blue, Brown, Sand White
   - SNS integration
- MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
- MP3/WAV/WMA/AAC player
- Organizer
- Voice memo
- Predictive text input
BATTERY       Standard battery, Li-Ion 1110 mAh (BL-4U)
Stand-by   Up to 696 h (2G) / Up to 768 h (3G)
Talk time   Up to 14 h (2G) / Up to 6 h (3G)
Music play   Up to 40 h
MISC   SAR US    1.09 W/kg (head)     0.79 W/kg (body)   
SAR EU    1.37 W/kg (head)   
Price group   
Nokia 5030 XpressRadio

GENERAL   2G Network   GSM 900 / 1800
   GSM 850 / 1900
Announced   2009, March
Status   Available. Released 2009, June
BODY   Dimensions   108 x 45 x 15 mm, 62 cc
Weight   82 g
   - Flashlight
DISPLAY   Type   TFT, 65K colors
Size   128 x 160 pixels, 1.8 inches (~114 ppi pixel density)
SOUND   Alert types   Vibration, MP3
Loudspeaker   Yes
3.5mm jack   No
   - Dedicated radio keys
- 2.5 mm audio jack
MEMORY   Card slot   No
Phonebook   500 entries
Call records   20 dialed, 20 received, 20 missed calls
Internal   8 MB
Bluetooth   No
USB   No
CAMERA       No
FEATURES   Messaging   SMS
Browser   No
Radio   FM radio; built-in antenna
Games   Yes
GPS   No
Java   No
Colors   Red, Graphite
   - Predictive text input
BATTERY       Standard battery, Li-Ion 1020 mAh (BL-5C)
Stand-by   Up to 525 h
Talk time   Up to 10 h
   Li-Ion 700 mAh (BL-5CA) (for China)
Talk time   
MISC   SAR US    1.10 W/kg (head)     0.47 W/kg (body)   
SAR EU    0.78 W/kg (head)   
Price group   

Nokia 5330 XpressMusic

GENERAL   2G Network   GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network   UMTS 850 / 1900 / 2100
   UMTS 900 / 1700 / 2100
Announced   2009, March
Status   Available. Released 2010, May
BODY   Dimensions   101 x 48 x 14 mm
Weight   113 g
DISPLAY   Type   TFT, 16M colors
Size   240 x 320 pixels, 2.4 inches (~167 ppi pixel density)
SOUND   Alert types   Vibration; Downloadable polyphonic, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker   Yes
3.5mm jack   Yes
   - Dedicated touch music keys
MEMORY   Card slot   microSD, up to 16GB, 2GB included
Phonebook   2000 entries, Photocall
Call records   20 dialed, 20 received, 20 missed calls
Internal   70 MB
DATA   GPRS   Class 32
EDGE   Class 32, 296 / 178.8 kbits
Speed   Yes, 384 kbps
Bluetooth   Yes, v2.1 with A2DP
USB   Yes, microUSB
CAMERA   Primary   3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, enhanced fixed focus
Features   Videocalling
Video   Yes
Secondary   No
FEATURES   Messaging   SMS, MMS, Email
Browser   WAP 2.0/xHTML
Radio   Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games   Yes + downloadable
GPS   Yes, with A-GPS support; Nokia Maps
Java   Yes
Colors   Black/Red, Silver/Blue
   - MP3/MP4/eAAC+/WMA player
- Voice memo
- Predictive text input
BATTERY       Standard battery, Li-Ion 1000 mAh (BL-4U)
Stand-by   Up to 350 h
Talk time   Up to 7 h 42 min
Music play   Up to 26 h
MISC   SAR US    0.88 W/kg (head)     1.07 W/kg (body)   
SAR EU    1.15 W/kg (head)   
Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562

GENERAL   2G Network   GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network   HSDPA 900 / 2100
Announced   2012, July
Status   Coming soon
BODY   Dimensions   121.5 x 63.1 x 10.5 mm
Weight   120 g
   - Touch-sensitive controls
DISPLAY   Type   TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size   480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches (~233 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch   Yes
SOUND   Alert types   Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker   Yes
3.5mm jack   Yes
MEMORY   Card slot   microSD, up to 32 GB
Internal   4 GB storage, 512 MB RAM
EDGE   Yes
Speed   HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN   Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth   Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
USB   Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA   Primary   5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features   Geo-tagging
Video   Yes, FWVGA@30fps
Secondary   Yes, VGA
FEATURES   OS   Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Chipset   Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon
CPU   1 GHz Cortex-A5
GPU   Adreno 200
Sensors   Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging   SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser   HTML, Adobe Flash Lite
Radio   Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS   Yes, with A-GPS support
Java   Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors   White
   - Dual SIM (dual stand-by)
- SNS integration
- MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
- MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
- Organizer
- Document viewer
- Voice memo/dial
- Predictive text input
BATTERY       Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh
Talk time   
MISC   SAR US    0.27 W/kg (head)     0.65 W/kg (body)   
SAR EU    0.47 W/kg (head)   
Internet body approves new web suffixes

The internet is set for one of its most significant changes in years, after the global governing body for domain names approved a major expansion.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) on Monday approved the expansion of domain names beyond ".com" to ".anything".

Top-level domains, which include .com, .net and .org, will be expanded to include new brand, generic and geographic domain name extensions - such as .shop, .sydney, .apple, .bhp or .nab, for example.

Source : oneindia
News and Announcements / Group Widget
Oct 09, 2010, 01:19 AM
Group Widget concept finished.

Its in Debugging mode within two days it will be launched public.

Group members can get the particular group widget and paste it in their websites.

Initially we release in default theme only. Customization themes will be releasing after a month
[font=trebuchet ms]Gingly is an real time SMS Networking where we have introduced new plugin "YAP"

YAP - You can share and discover what's happening now!!!

As simple you have an option to following and followers hundreds of People to get the update of your every sec post through sms and web.

To Mobile Start - sms YAP Your MESSAGE to 9566295662

To Web: Log on to
News and Announcements / Gingly Theme Concept
Sep 14, 2010, 12:56 AM
[font=trebuchet ms]Hi Friendz,

Today, We release the Gingly theme page.

You can go to theme page from welcome page and profile page.

You can see the preview of your selected theme and set the theme to your profile.

If any one see your profile then your profile will display with your selected theme.

Direct URL :

Sample Theme Set In Profile : Profile Page
Hi Thilaga,

Wish You Many More Happy Returns Of The Day - 25 July 2010

[font=comic sans ms]"Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared."[/font]

Google to take security page from Mozilla's Firefox

Bangalore: Recently, Google said that it will take a page from Mozilla's security playbook and block outdated plug-ins from launching in its Chrome browser, part of a new effort to keep users safer.

Chromium is the name of the open-source development project that feeds into the Chrome browser. Google did not spell out when the blocking of outdated plug-ins would be added to Chrome, saying only that it would happen in the medium-term. Nor did the Google engineers specify which plug-ins would be blocked. Chrome will assist users in updating old plug-ins, they said.
Chrome will also display a warning when a site calls on an infrequently-used plug-in, said Chris Evans, Julien Tinnes and Michal Zalewski of Google's security team. "Some plug-ins are widely installed but typically not required for today's Internet experience. For most users, any attempt to instantiate such a plug-in is suspicious and Google Chrome will warn on this condition."

Google did not reply to requests for clarification and more information on the timeline of the impending changes to Chrome. By making this move with Chrome, Google is following in the footsteps of Mozilla, which has already equipped its Firefox browser with the ability to block outdated plug-ins.

Both Mozilla and Google have said the new features represent a response to the rapid increase in the number of attacks against vulnerable plug-ins, especially Adobe's Flash Player and estimates, attacks against browser plug-ins, particularly Adobe's popular Reader PDF viewer, are quickly climbing. In the first quarter of 2010, PDF exploits accounted for 28 percent of all malware-bearing attack code, antivirus vendor McAfee said in April.

In other security arenas, Chrome is already ahead of Firefox. For example, Google's browser now automatically updates Adobe's Flash Player behind the scenes. And two weeks ago, Google added an integrated PDF viewer to the "developer" build of Chrome for Windows and Mac.

Source :
535,000 Sony Vaio PCs may overheat

Tokyo: Sony recently said that about 535,000 units of its "Vaio" brand personal computers globally may be in danger of overheating and that it has provided software on its website to eliminate the problem.

The company said in a statement that there have been 39 overheating cases in total, all reported outside Japan. Some of these have resulted in damage to computer bodies, but no burn injuries have been reported.

Some of Sony's F and C series Vaio PCs made in January this year and some custom-made models from the same series have been affected, the firm said. A Sony spokeswoman said the company has not estimated possible costs stemming from the problem.

Source :
World's first flying car gets green signal to take-off

Toronto: The world's first flying car, which was caught in a legal snarl in the U.S., has finally been given the green signal.
Being developed by Boston-based Terrafugia Transition since 2006, the dual-purpose car-cum-plane vehicle called 'the flying car' has got the waiver on its weight from the American Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Under FAA rules, the flying car - categorised as a 'light sport' aircraft - was required to be strictly under 1,320 pounds in weight. But with the addition of car safety features such as airbags, crumple zones and a safety cage, the vehicle overshot the weight-limit.
With the FAA now relaxing the rules for its weight, the decks have been cleared for the flying car - a two-seater named Transition - to take-off next year.

"Our schedule calls for the first delivery to be made prior to the end of 2011. We currently have in excess of 70 orders, which is about a two-year backlog," Richard Gersh, vice president for Terrafugia, told IANS.
Asked whether it was big corporates or individuals who have placed orders, Gersh said, "They are generally pilots who either own planes or have owned planes in the past."
About about their plans to raise production, he said: "Low volume production will take place in the Boston area. No decisions have been made for other production plans."

Costing about $200,000, the flying car will travel up to 725 km in the air at a speed of more than 115 km per hour.
Fuelled by gasoline, it will have front-wheel drive on the road and a propeller for flight. With its wings folded, it can be parked in an ordinary car garage. The company claims the flying car has been successfully test-flown many times.
It says tests have shown that the vehicle can drive, fly and switch from being a plane to a car in just 30 seconds.

Source :
Indian investors help MIT professor to make his dream real

Bangalore: Many of the great ideas gets stuck in labs just because the scientists don't have access to the right kind of supports. Now the Indian investors have started lending their hands to the budding inventors by providing enough funds to explore their innovative ideas. Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation, an MIT entity funded by two Indians investors, Jaishree Deshpande and her husband Gururaj, is lending a hand to the budding inventors to realize their dreams.

Douglas P Hart, a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has won a support of $50,000 to convert his dream to reality. The Professor's new startup, Lantos Technologies, which developed a 3-D scanner that hopes to update the current generation of earphones and hearing aids by precisely fitting them to the dimensions of the ear canal, is set to lock up $1.5 million in funding. "We're hoping people will be able to walk in the store and have their ears scanned like people got their ears pierced today," said Hart, who sold his last startup for $95 million. "I wouldn't have known the first thing about doing all of this, if the people from the Deshpande Center led me through," recalls enthused Hart.

The Deshpande Center was established at the MIT School of Engineering in 2002 to increase the impact of MIT technologies in the marketplace. Since its inception the Center has funded more than 80 projects with over $9 Million in grants.

By providing academics like Professor Hart a bridge to the business world, MIT is in the forefront of a movement involving a handful of universities nationwide that work closely with investors to ensure that promising ideas are nurtured and turned into successful start-ups.

At first glance, the centers look like academic versions of business incubators. But universities are getting involved now at a much earlier stage than incubators typically do, reports Bob Tedeschi from New York Times. Rather than offering seed money to businesses that already have a product and a staff, as incubators usually do, the universities are harvesting great ideas and then trying to find investors and businesspeople interested in developing them further and exploring their commercial viability.

Source :
Lemon Mobiles plans $100 Million investment in India

New Delhi: In an effort to expand their presence in India, Lemon Mobiles, a handset vendor promoted by Fast Track Communications, is planning to invest $100 million over the next three years. The company, which claims that it is already among the top 10 handset manufacturers in India, will soon launch 3G, Android and GPS devices in the Indian market. The Noida-based handset manufacturer aims to be amongst the top five within the next two years.

The company will offer 3G handsets starting at about Rs. 4,500. It is also currently working on Lemon E1, which will be the first Android device from the company and the first dual SIM Android device in the market. Lemon E1 will be launched shortly.

Lemon Mobiles has showcased its application suite Lemon Twist, which is currently available on iQ 505 and will later be bundled with other handsets as well. The company has tied up with content providers such as Opera, Atom technologies, Map my India, Nimbuzz and Affle for this suite. The handset manufacturer also intends to launch its own java based app store. The company also plans to expand its presence in South Asian countries, followed by Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe.

Source :
Toshiba unveils Portege R700 Laptops in India

Bangalore: Japanese technology major, Toshiba has unveiled its new light weight Portege R700 laptops which come with 13.3 inch screen. The laptop has 'Airflow cooling Technology' which will help getting the external air into the laptop and circulate it. The technology co-developed with Intel. The laptop runs with Intel Core i3 and Core i5 processors.

The Portege comes with up to 8GB of RAM and Toshiba claims that the laptop can run up to eight hours on a single battery charge. The Toshiba also has a built-in optical drive and has a "Hard Drive Impact Sensor" that protects the hard drive from shocks and rough usage. The laptop is estimated to cost around Rs. 65,000 - Rs. 75,000 depending on the system specifications.

Shirtmaker N, Toshiba's General Manager for the PC division in India said that "Our engineers have given a best model with all features including high performance ability. We have enhanced the laptop in three areas heat management, memory chip deployment and chassis construction."

Source :
Dear Mr. Dhilip Kumar,

In Behalf Of All Our IT Acumens Team members, I Wish You To Celebrate Your Birthday On This Day.

I Wish You To Get All Success In Your Life.

Wish You Many More Happy Returns of the Day

:acumen :acumen :acumen

தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள்...............


Dear Kalyan,

Wish you Many More Happy Returns of the Day - 25 March 2010.

24th Birthday Celebration

May the good lord bless you with excellent health
and defend your life from the evil one!
see many more years happy bithday

-  Wish you Many More Happy Returns of the Day - IT Acumens & Team

RCOM intros Push e-mail service on SMS

Reliance Communications ("RCOM"), India's largest integrated communication services provider and iseemedia Inc., a leading provider of messaging and content handling technology, today announced the launch of a ground-breaking SMS-based email service across Reliance  GSM and CDMA wireless network in India, serving more than 92 million subscribers.

This Email on SMS service effectively empowers RCOM subscribers to have their mobile phones to behave like smartphones and receive all their desktop email via SMS.  The Email-to-SMS technology is provided by Canada's iseemedia, a leading provider of low cost wireless email services to operators in the country.

In India where mobile phones have become an important part of everyone's livelihood the country is adding more mobile phone subscribes each month than any other. According to Informa Telecom & Media; India had 125 million new mobile phone subscribers for the year ending March 2009.

Text-based information services have become particularly popular in agriculture, healthcare and other sectors in India. The challenge for operators has been to deliver more sophisticated services using existing handsets that don't have access to the Internet. iseemedia's technology meets that challenge with the possibility to deliver next generation messaging without the cost of having to replace handsets.

Krishna Durbha, Head - VAS, Reliance Communications said, "iseemedia provides the ideal platform to deliver our next generation service to drive more email usage among our existing subscribers." We believe our push email service can deliver substantial revenue upside over the years to RCOM."

RCOM is leveraging iseemedia's multi-platform email solution known as iseemail to enable every mobile handset in India to act as a smartphone and enable users to check, download and retrieve email messages using the SMS interface. iseemail supports all types of email messaging systems in India through standard POP3 & IMAP4.  It also offers access to consumer messaging from Gmail, Hotmail,, Indiatimes emails and more.

Anthony DeCristofaro, President and CEO of iseemedia said, "Mobile connectivity has become more important in everyday lives in India. With Reliance we have the opportunity to promote mobile email to its 92 million subscribers and as a mass market solution to provide full email functionality on nearly 100 per cent of devices used in India. This will allow RCOM to increase its customer base as well as drive the adoption of mobile email usage through new value-added services."

RCOM is offering iseemedia's email service on its pre-paid as well as post-paid platforms as a subscription service charged at Rs.30 and a usage tariff of 0.50 paise per SMS sent. iseemedia receives a percentage of revenue from every user transaction.

Source : ciol
Dear Acumens,

Here I Posted What I Received Through E-Mail.

If you have come across any bright students coming from poor financial background who have finished their 10th standard this year (April 2009) and scored more than 80%, please ask them to contact the NGO-Prerana (supported by Infosys foundation). The NGO is conducting a written test and those who clear the test will be eligible for financial help for their further studies.

Please ask the students to contact the people mentioned below to get the form:

44th cross, 1st A main road, jayanagar 7th block,

Contact numbers-

1.       Saraswati - 9900906338

2.       Mr. Shivkumar - 9986630301 - (Hanumanthnagar office)

3.       Ms. Bindu- 9964534667 (Yeshwantpur office)

Even if you don't know anyone, please pass on this info, someone might be in need of this help desperately.
Chat Box / Doubts created by a true lover
Nov 18, 2009, 06:27 PM
Doubts created by a true lover

ஒரு காதலர்களிடையே கேட்க நினைக்குற, ஆனா கேட்க முடியாம மனசுக்குள்ளேயே புதைச்சு வெச்சுக்குற சில கேள்விகளை பார்க்கலாம்..

1. நாங்கதான் உங்களுக்கு ரீ-சார்ஜ் பண்ணி அனுப்புறோம். ஆனாலும் நீங்க எதுக்கு மிஸ்டு கால் கொடுத்தே எங்க உயிரை வாங்குறீங்க? உங்ககிட்ட ஃபோன்ல பேசின காசையெல்லாம் சேர்த்து வெச்சிருந்தா, நான் லோன் போட்டு பைக் வாங்கி இருக்க வேண்டிய அவசியமே இருந்திருக்காது.

2. ஒரு பொண்ணு கொடுக்குற மிஸ்டு காலை மட்டும் யாராலும் அட்டெண்ட் பண்ணவே முடியாது. அவ்ளோ ஷார்ப்பா கட் பண்ணுவாங்க. இப்படி மிஸ்டுகால் கொடுக்க நீங்க எந்த யுனிவர்சிட்டியில ட்ரெயினிங் எடுத்துகிட்டிங்க?

3. அது ஏன் எப்போ பார்த்தாலும், எது கேட்டாலும் ஹி.. ஹி'ன்னு சிரிச்சுகிட்டே இருக்கீங்க? ஒரு மணி நேரம் உங்ககிட்ட ஃபோன்ல பேசினா அதுல நாற்பது நிமிஷம் கேனத்தனமா சிரிச்சுகிட்டேதான் இருக்கீங்க. ஏன் நீங்க ஏதாவது பேஸ்ட் விளம்பரத்துல நடிக்கிறதுக்கு எங்ககிட்ட ட்ரெயினிங் எடுக்கிறீங்களா?

4. ஃபோன்ல நாங்களேதான் பேசிகிட்டு இருக்கோம். எதைக்கேட்டாலும் "நீங்க சொல்லுங்க, நீங்க சொல்லுங்க'ன்னா" நாங்க என்னத்தை சொல்லி தொலைக்குறது? உங்களுக்கு எதையுமே பேச தெரியாது போலன்னு நினைச்சு நாங்க பாட்டுக்கு எதையாவது சொல்லி தொலைச்சுடுவோம். அதையே மனசுல வெச்சுகிட்டு, கல்யாணத்துக்கு அப்புறம் வாங்கி கட்டிக்கிறது எங்களுக்கு மட்டும்தான் தெரியும். அது எப்படி பேசவே தெரியாத மாதிரி சீன் போடுறீங்க?

5. மெசேஜ்'ல மட்டும் ரொம்ப ரொமாண்டிக்கா SMS அனுப்பி எங்க தூக்கத்தை கெடுக்குறீங்க. ஆனா அதையே நேர்ல சொல்ல சொன்னா மட்டும் வெட்கத்தையே என்னமோ நீங்கதான் குத்தகைக்கு எடுத்த மாதிரி வெட்கப்படுறீங்க? இது எப்படி உங்களால மட்டும் முடியுது? மெசேஜ் அனுப்பும் போதெல்லாம் உங்க வெட்கத்தை என்ன ஃப்ரிட்ஜ்'க்கு உள்ளே ஒளிச்சி வெச்சிடுவீங்களா?

6. ஹேய்... உனக்கு எப்படி அது தெரியும்? அப்படிங்கிற கேள்வியை மட்டும் கேட்டுட்டா போதும். உடனே "நான் உங்க இதயத்துல தானே இருக்கேன். இது கூட எனக்கு தெரியாதான்னு" உடனே ஒரு டயலாக் விடுவீங்க. இந்த மாதிரி எல்லாம் டயலாக் விட டைரக்டர் கதிர்கிட்ட கத்துகிட்டீங்களா என்ன?

7. அப்புறம் அப்புறம்'ங்கிற மொக்கையவே அரை மணி நேரமா போடுறீங்க. சரி வெச்சுடுறேன்னு நாங்க ஃபோனை கட் பண்ண போகும்போதுதான் "என் கூட பேசறது உங்களுக்கு போரடிக்குதா"ன்னு ஒரு சென்டிமென்ட் சீன் ஓபன் பண்ண வேண்டியது. உங்களுக்கு ஏன் இந்த கொலைவெறி?

8. நீங்க கிஃப்ட் கொடுத்தா மட்டும் விலையைப் பார்க்க கூடாது. அதுல உங்க அன்பைத்தான் பார்க்கணும். ஏன்னா நிச்சயமா அந்த கிஃப்ட் கீ-செயினாவோ, கர்ச்சீஃபாவோ, இல்லை அதிகபட்சமா மணிபர்ஸாவோதான் இருக்கும். ஏன்னா அதுங்கதான் ஐம்பது ரூபாய்க்கு கிடைக்கும். ஆனா இதே நாங்க கிஃப்ட் கொடுக்கும் போது மட்டும் சுடிதாரோ, செல்ஃபோனோ, தங்க செயினோ, வெள்ளி கொலுசோ, குறைஞ்சது 3,000/- ரூபாய்க்கு செலவு பண்ணாதான் நாங்க உங்க மேல உண்மையான அன்பு வெச்சிருக்கிறதா அர்த்தம். என்ன கரெக்ட்டா? உங்க அன்போட அளவுகோலுக்கு எல்லையே கிடையாதா?

9. "உன் நியாபகமாவே இருந்துச்சு. ராத்திரி எல்லாம் தூக்கமே வரலை"ன்னு மனசாட்சி இல்லாம பொய் சொல்றீங்களே.. என் நியாபகமாவே இருந்துச்சினா என் கூட பேச வேண்டியது தானே. இந்தக் கேள்வியை நாங்க கேட்டுடக் கூடாதுனு அர்த்த ராத்திரியில பேய் முழிச்சுகிட்டு இருக்கிற நேரத்துல, ஒரு மிஸ்டுகால் கொடுத்துட்டு, மறுநாள் காலையில உனக்கு என் நியாபகமே இல்லைன்னே சண்டை போட வேண்டியது. இந்த விஷயத்துல சத்தியமா உங்களை அடிச்சுக்க ஆளே கிடையாது.

10. நீங்க யூஸ் பண்ணி தூக்கி போட்ட பொருளை எல்லாம் நாங்க சேர்த்து வெச்சிருக்கணும்னு எதிர்பார்க்குறீங்களே, நாங்க என்ன நீங்க தூக்கி போடுறதை எல்லாம் சேர்த்து வெக்கிற குப்பை தொட்டியா?

நண்பர்களே இந்தக் கேள்விகளை எல்லாம் படிக்கிறதோட நிறுத்திக்குங்க. தப்பித்தவறி கூட இந்தக் கேள்விகளை நீங்க உங்க காதலிகிட்டயோ  இல்ல காதலன்கிட்டயோ கேட்டீங்கன்னு வெச்சுக்குங்களேன்........அவ்வளவுதான் ஜோலி முடிஞ்சுது.
10 Biggest email blunders of 2009

Remember the time when you sent that gossip mail to your boss accidentally? Thought an email blunder couln't get bigger than this! Take heart you are not the only one, there are people and organisations who can empathise with your sorrow/embarrassment/bewilderment!

Email solutions company Proofpoint recently put together some of the "scariest" email-related blunders, mishaps and threats from this year.

In no particular order, Proofpoint highlights some of 2009's biggest email mishaps.

source : indiatimes
Nokia unveils 5 low-end phones

Nokia unveiled five new low-end phone models, aiming to improve its offering in the emerging markets.

The world's top cellphone maker is a dominant player in many key emerging markets with market shares of 60-70 percent, but it is under strong pressure as rivals such as ZTE are try to improve their position in the low-end of the market.

Nokia's new models are priced from 20 euros ($29.26) to 54 euros, excluding operator subsidies and local taxes. "The long battery life, with up to 22 days of standby time, is vital for people in areas where access to electricity is limited," Nokia said in a statement.

Most expensive new models, the Nokia 2220 slide and the Nokia 2690, priced at 45 euros and 54 euros, also support e-mail on the device through Nokia's Ovi Mail.

Nokia said it will open its Life Tools service -- which offers agricultural, education and information services to cellphones -- in Indonesia from early December 2009. It has offered the service so far in India.

source : indiatimes
Know if your Nokia charger is faulty

The mobile giant Nokia has started a charger exchange programme in which consumers owning certain Nokia-branded chargers manufactured by a third-party supplier are recommended to exchange these chargers for free replacements. The company recommends consumers with chargers within the scope of this exchange programme to stop using the charger and exchange it for a free replacement at the earliest.

In India, this charger exchange programme is limited to charger model AC-3E only (manufactured between June 15-August 9, 2009) for a single Nokia model, Nokia 7210.

Identifying chargers to be exchanged
Consumers can identify whether their chargers are a part of the Charger exchange programme in three ways:

* The first is a three-step SMS solution. Every charger has a 27 digit code printed on it. Consumers are requested to key in (CHG) SPACE (the 27 digit in the serial number of the charger). Example CHG 4956279274091613752;0675370

Users are requested to send in this number to to 55555. Consumers will then get a reply from Nokia `via sms' that will inform them whether their charger is included in this exchange programme. This easy three-step process will take a few minutes.

* Starting November 10, 2009, consumers can also walk into any Nokia Care Center or any Nokia Priority Dealership store (NPDs) across the country and check if their chargers are a part of this exchange programme.

* Consumers can also log into to and fill in their charger details and verify if the charger is part of the exchange program.

Exchanging identified chargers
For exchanging their chargers, consumers have the following two options:

* Visit the nearest Nokia Care Centre: Replacement chargers are available at the 700+ exclusive Nokia Care Centers only across the country starting November 10, 2009.

For more information on Nokia Care Centers, consumers can call 30303838 with the Local STD code of the city that he/ she is dialing from.

* Consumers can also fill in their address and contact details online on Replacement chargers would then be couriered to the consumers.

Source : indiatimes
Nokia to replace 14 mn chargers

Nokia will replace 14 million cellphone chargers made by China's BYD Co Ltd as chargers could fall apart and expose consumers to risk of electrical shock.

"We are undertaking this exchange programme as a proactive, precautionary measure. We are not aware of any incidents or injuries relating to these three (models of) chargers," said Nokia spokesman Doug Dawson.

The world's largest cellphone maker Nokia said BYD would cover all costs from replacement. An average charger sales price to phone manufacturers is around $1.

"The plastic covers of the affected chargers could come loose and separate, exposing the charger's internal components and potentially posing an electrical shock hazard if certain internal components are touched while the charger is plugged into a live socket," the Finnish firm said.

BYD spokeswoman Jasmine Huang said the company would issue statement later on the replacement.

"During internal tests, we found the chargers could have some problems," Huang told news agency.

Nokia said BYD chargers AC-3E and AC-3U, manufactured between June 15 and August 9, and AC-4U, manufactured between April 13 and October 25 would be replaced.

Nokia said it recommends consumers with chargers within the scope of this exchange programme to stop using the charger and exchange it for a free replacement.

source : indiatimes
Google launching free videoconferencing

Google is all set to strengthen its voice and video chat capabilities. The voice and video chat feature in the company's the email service, Gmail, is currently limited to one-to-one communication, however, Google wants to broaden this capability to more than two participants.

The Google Apps product manager Rishi Chandra told SFGate that Google is set to roll out its first update in a long line of updates that will include multi-user video conferencing.

Chandra told the web site, "This (current Gmail capability) is the first step in a much broader set of features we hope to roll out over the next six to 12 months around video (and voice) chat capabilities." He added, "It's a great opportunity for us to push that space along."

Google acquired Web and video conferencing software in 2007 from Swedish company Marratech.

Source : indiatimes
Accenture to hire 8,000 in India

Global technology and consultancy giant Accenture on Monday said it is going to add around 8,000 people in India by the end of next year taking its total employee base in the country to 50,000.

"We are 42,000 right now and we imagine we will be about 50,000 by the end of 2010," Accenture Chairman and Chief Executive Officer William D Green said on the sidelines of the India Economic Summit.

Indicating a recovery from the global downturn, Green said the company will continue to focus in India, especially in the areas of analytics.

Accenture's focus in India is going to be the analytics space, which will help the clients convert information into insights for better yields.

Green added, "We believe that analytics is going to be an important trend that our customers are going to demand from us. We think India is going to be a great place for us. We have some core centres of excellence in the analytics space in the country."

Accenture, which has annual revenue of $21.58 billion for fiscal 2009, will strengthen its focus on clients in pharmaceutical, telecommunications and energy in the country.

Source : indiatimes
Infosys BPO to hire 2000 by FY10

Infosys BPO, the back-office unit of IT firm Infosys Technologies, today said it would hire 1,500-2,000 people by the end of the current fiscal.

"We plan to hire 2000 people in the next four-five months or by the end of this fiscal. Currently, we are 16,000 people in India," Infosys BPO CEO Amitabh Chaudhry told reporters on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum.

The 300-million Infosys subsidiary recently signed an agreement with the Andhra Pradesh government to set up rural BPO centres in 22 districts of the state.

Infosys BPO gets significant part of its business from North America and Europe.

To bag more clients, it is said to be looking at aligning with Finacle, the banking solution business of its parent. Infosys BPO is also reportedly planning to set up a new delivery centre in the United States before the end of this financial year.

The back-office services wing of Infosys has eight delivery centres across the globe, including in Mexico, but it did not have a centre in the US so far.

Infosys BPO registered revenues of $71.3 million with a net profit of $16.3 million for the September quarter.

source : indiatimes
Top 10 BPO employers of 2009

Fiscal year 2008-09 has not been the best of time for companies across the globe. It has been no different for IT and BPO industry in the country. With unemployment spiralling up globally, the rhetoric against outsourcing only got shriller in both Europe and USA. The backlash hit Indian IT companies already struggling against recession and turmoil in their core BFSI market.

Faced with adverse economic climate, Indian BPOs went on to reinvent their strategies, diversifying both vertically and geographically. But what about employees? Did the hallowed HR policies of BPOs also became a causality on the way? Could the BPOs in the country hold to their so-called HR best practices during these tough times? Or the bar came down?

Annual DQ-IDC BPO survey ranks the top BPO employers of the country. Here's looking into who all could save their ranking this year, and who fell in face of adversity.

Source : indiatimes
Top 10 strategic technologies for 2010

Ever wondered which would be the strategic technologies that have the potential to significantly impact an organisation's growth in the next three years? The technologies that would be at the forefront of an organisation's long-term plans, programmes and initiatives.

Research firm Gartner has listed top 10 strategic technologies that will help organisations transform and grow.

However, according to David Cearley, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner, "This does not necessarily mean adoption and investment in all of the technologies. They should determine which technologies will help and transform their individual business initiatives."

Here's over to the top 10 strategic technologies for 2010

Source : indiatimes
10 Most attractive IT workplaces for grads

Ever wondered which are the most coveted IT workplaces for graduates worldwide? The organisations they aspire to be a part of.

Employer branding company Universum recently listed the world's Top 50 most attractive employers. The global rankings are based on the employer preferences of students from US, Japan, China, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Russia, Spain, Canada and India. Some 120,000 students from the world's top academic institutions were part of the survey to choose their ideal workplace.

Here's over to the 10 most 'attractive' IT workplaces for engineering grads

Source : indiatimes
Excellent Opportunity for Voice candidates with TCS BPO

Job Description   

Opening in US inbound customer service process

Desired Profile   

Eligibility Criteria:

- Should have Excellent communication skills.

- 0 to 4 yrs of work experience.

- Any graduate or non graduate. Min XIIth Pass or Xth + 3yrs Diploma can also apply

- Very Good Communication Skill. Grammatically correct usage of English

- Willing to learn, stay and grow

- Comfortable in using computers

- Ok with working in night shifts.

- Any two Consecutive off's.

- Only Immediate Joiner's

Criteria for applying to TCS

If your profile matches any of the above requirements, please Walkin to our Spencers Plaza Office Venue details given below:

Contact Person: Rachna Cherian / Mahesh Sharma


TCS eServe Ltd.
Spencers Plaza, 9th Floor,
III Phase, 769 Anna Salai
Chennai - 600 002

Day : Monday - Friday

Walk - IN Time:

3:30 PM to 5 PM.


Candidates who have attended the selection process with TCS BPO in the last 6 months (either selected-not-joined or rejected) will not be eligible

Experience   0 - 4 Years

Industry Type   BPO/ITES

Functional Area    ITES/BPO/KPO, Customer Service, Ops.

Education   UG - Any Graduate - Any Specialization,Graduation Not Required

PG - Post Graduation Not Required

Location   Chennai
A) Voice Process

Designation: Process Executives for Voice process

Experience :  0-2 years

Job Location :   Pune

Job Requirements:

Excellent Communication Skills.

Minimum qualification - Graduation/Post Graduation/Diploma (10+2+3) - 2009 Awaiting results would also be eligible.

Should be willing to work in shifts (24/7 environment)

Should be willing to relocate to Bangalore or Pune

Should be willing to work in a voice process.

Should sign service agreement of 1 year at the time of Joining.

B) Finance and accounts process

Designation: Process Executives for Finance & Accounts Process (F&A)

Work Location :   Pune

Experience :   6  months to 36 months

Job Requirements:

Candidate should have good communications skill

Only Graduates and Post Graduates from commerce background are eligible for this (BComs & M.Coms).

They should be open to work in shifts.

They should sign a service agreement of one year.

Interview date:Monday to Friday

Timings: Any time between 10:00 AM to 5:00PM


Level 2, Connaught Place,
Bund Garden Road,
Pune - 411 001
Contact person Sneha Mahajan OR Kirti Sinha


1) Please mention HRO in Source column of application form as its mandatory(Also Carry printout of this and attach with your updated CV)

2) Documents needed

Originals + Photocopy of 10th, 12th, Graduation/Diploma with marks card.

1 passport size photograph.

Any valid photo id (Eg: College id, DL, Passport,PAN Card)

3)If you have already attended Please refer your friends and give them an opportunity to become part of Infosys-BPO ask them to Please mention HRO in Source column of application form  as its mandatory(Also Carry print out of this and attach with your updated CV)
A) Finance& Accounts  process

Designation: Process Executives for Finance& Accounts  process

Experience :  0-3 years

Job Location : Pune

Job Requirements:

Excellent Communication Skills.

Minimum qualification - Only commerce Graduates and Commerce Post Graduates
Should be willing to work in shifts (24/7 environment)

Should sign service agreement of 1 year at the time of Joining.

B) Voice process

Designation: Process Executives for Voice process

Experience :  0-2 years

Job Location : Bangalore/Pune

Job Requirements:

Excellent Communication Skills.

Minimum qualification - Graduation/Post Graduation/Diploma (10+2+3) - 2009 Awaiting results would also be eligible.

Should be willing to work in shifts (24/7 environment)

Should sign service agreement of 1 year at the time of Joining.

Date of Interview: Monday to Friday

Time: we have 2 slots 1) 10:30AM 2) 2:30 PM


Temple Steps, 7th Floor
Phase 2, Block 1, 184-187
Anna Salai,
Chennai-600 015

Contact person: Parthasarathy


1) Please mention HRO in Source column of application form as its mandatory(Also Carry printout of this and attach with your updated CV)

2) Documents needed

Originals + Photocopy of 10th, 12th, Graduation/Diploma with marks card.

1 passport size photograph.

Any valid photo id (Eg: College id, DL, Passport,PAN Card)

3)If you have already attended Please refer your friends and give them an opportunity to become part of Infosys-BPO ask them to Please mention HRO in Source column of application form  as its mandatory(Also Carry print out of this and attach with your updated CV)

Job Description

Designation: Process Executive(For Voice Process)

Experience :  0-2 years

Job Location : Bangalore/Pune

Job Requirements:

Excellent Communication Skills.

Minimum qualification - Graduation/Post Graduation/Diploma (10+2+3) - 2009 Awaiting

results would also be eligible.

Should be willing to work in shifts (24/7 environment)

Should be willing to work in a voice process.

Should sign service agreement of 1 year at the time of Joining

Date : Monday to Friday

Time Slots : 1) 10:30 AM 2)12:00 PM 3)2:00PM 4) 4:30 PM


Infosys BPO,
#27,SJR towers, ,Towers 3
J.P.Nagar 3rd Phase,Bannerghatta Road
(Landmark :Near Jayadeva Heart Hospital )


1) Please mention HRO in Source column of application form as its mandatory(Also Carry printout of this and attach with your updated CV)

2) Documents needed

Originals + Photocopy of 10th, 12th, Graduation/Diploma with marks card.

1 passport size photograph.

Any valid photo id (Eg: College id, DL, Passport,PAN Card)

3)If you have already attended Please refer your friends and give them an opportunity to become part of Infosys-BPO ask them to Please mention HRO in Source column of application form  as its mandatory(Also Carry print out of this and attach with your updated CV)
World's top tech universities

A recent study from Times Higher Education and QS Top Universities ranked the world's top 100 universities. The study ranked universities based on an international survey of 9,000 academics who assessed institutions' research facilities, teaching quality, and their ability to recruit staff and admit students.

Though the ranking shows the advance of academia in Asia, sadly none of the Indian universities could make it to the Top 100. The list is dominated by North America, which has as many as 36 universities in the list, this is, however, down from last year's 42.

The list also has many technology universities. Here's looking into the top technology institutes in the Top 100 universities list.

source : indiatimes
Hot gadget offers this Diwali

It's Diwali time! A time to celebrate and splurge. And after last year's lull, when the recession ate most of the so-very-regular Diwali offers, it's raining attractive discounts and schemes once again this year.

Buy any almost gadget, and you are sure to get either a good discount or a fee gift. Here's bringing to you some of the attractive offers being offered by the leading technology vendors this Diwali.

Source : indiatimes
Dell loses no. 2 spot to Acer

Dell Inc, once the world's top seller of personal computers, fell from second to third place in the global PC market last quarter after Acer Inc surged past the company.

Dell was the only top-five PC maker to see its shipments drop in the third quarter from a year earlier, market research firms IDC and Gartner Inc said today in separate reports. Hewlett-Packard Co, which took the lead from Dell in 2006, retained its top ranking.

Dell has struggled to reach consumer laptop shoppers -- the industry's biggest source of growth right now, said Loren Loverde, an analyst for IDC. Acer's shipments surged 25.6 percent last quarter, the fastest growth among the top PC makers, buoyed by sales of low-cost netbooks. Dell gets about 80 percent of its sales from business customers, with 20 percent coming from consumers.

"They're dropping for the same reason that they have been having trouble over the last couple of years: They're more focused on U.S. commercial desktops than all their competitors," Loverde said. "Where the market has been growing is in retail with portables. That's proven to be a challenge for Dell."

Source : indiatimes
IBM raises full-year outlook

IBM raised its full-year outlook and reported higher-than-expected quarterly profit as its growing focus on higher-margin software and services helped it cope with weak technology spending.

International Business Machines Corp still failed to satisfy investors, whose expectations had risen along with a 24 percent rise in the shares over the past three months. A drop in service contract numbers, an indication of future sales, also worried Wall Street.

"I think people had expected a bigger upside," said Kim Caughey, an analyst with Fort Pitt Capital. "If you are someone who follows technology closely, the third quarter isn't a strong quarter -- so that they beat at all, I'm happy."

Indeed, IBM reported third-quarter net profit rose to $3.2 billion, or $2.40 a share, from $2.8 billion, or $2.04 a share, a year earlier. Analysts on average expected a profit of $2.38 per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Revenue fell 7 percent from a year earlier to $23.6 billion, but it rose 1 percent from the previous quarter and was better than Wall Street's forecast of $23.4 billion. IBM forecast a return to revenue growth in the fourth quarter and said it was ahead of pace to achieve its target earnings of $10 to $11 per share in 2010.

Total gross profit margin rose to 45.1 percent from 43.3 percent a year earlier.

Source : indiatimes
HCL Info bags $114 mn Rajasthan govt deal

IT hardware firm HCL Infosystems has been awarded a Rs 529 crore ($114 million) IT project for Rajasthan's power distribution utilities, a top official of the utilities said.

"We have awarded the order to HCL Infosystems," R G Gupta, chairman of Jaipur, Jodhpur and Ajmer Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Ltd, said from Jaipur.

The project involves applying technology to identify power losses across all cities and villages of Rajasthan and has to be completed in 18 months, he said.

A company spokesman declined to comment but said HCL Infosystems had bid for several R-APDRP (Re-structured Accelerated Power Development and Reform Programme) IT projects including the one in Rajasthan.

Source : indiatimes
TCS wins $63 mn deal from MP govt

Tata Consultancy Services, India's top software firm, has been selected as the lowest bidder for a Rs 2.93 billion ($63 million) project in the state of Madhya Pradesh, an official with the state power utility said.

"For the IT implementation work, Tata Consultancy Services has been selected as the L-1 (lowest bidder)," S A Ansari, Chief Engineer (IT) of the MP.

Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitran Company Ltd, told Reuters over telephone from the city of Bhopal.

The project will be formally awarded after approval from the board of directors of the state's distribution utilities, and will be completed in 18 months, he said.

A spokesman for TCS confirmed the company had bid for a project in the state, but declined to give further details.

The project is part of a central government-funded power reforms programme to use information technology to cap electricity distribution losses in the country.

Source : indiatimes
TCS to be fined for passport project delay

India's top IT services firm by sales, Tata Consultancy Services, has been reportedly asked by the government to pay penalty for missing the second deadline in implementing Passport Seva Project.

TCS was to set up seven pilot Passport Seva Kendras (PSK) in Chandigarh and Bangalore by October 1.

According to a report, the government has sent a notice to the company asking it to pay Rs 2 lakh as penalty for every week of delay in project.

The ministry of external affairs' (MEA) Passport Seva Project is estimated to cost over Rs 100 crore. But even after a year since the government signed an agreement with TCS to issue passports within three days, the project is yet to take off.

After missing its first deadline in June, TCS had announced that the pilot project in Bangalore and Chandigarh would start in October.

However, recent reports revealed that the main reason for delay is that TCS had not got its software ready. There have been too many errors in the software which is currently in testing phase.

Source : indiatimes
IT Market Updates / Oracle CEO challenges IBM
Oct 17, 2009, 01:53 AM
Oracle CEO challenges IBM

Larry Ellison ratcheted up his rhetoric against IBM Corp, challenging Oracle Corp's longtime partner and rival to "make our day" in a battle over business software performance.

Ellison, Oracle's billionaire CEO, shook up the technology world in April by outbidding IBM and snatching up struggling server and software maker Sun Microsystems Inc. for $7.4 billion. The deal, which still needs approval from European antitrust authorities, would make Oracle more of a one-stop technology shop, like IBM. It led to a feeding frenzy on Sun's customers, with IBM and Hewlett-Packard Co. playing on fears about Oracle's plans for Sun's technology to steal business from Sun.

Ellison fought back Wednesday in a speech in San Francisco, promoting a $10 million prize Oracle is offering to any organization that finds Oracle's database software doesn't run at least twice as fast on Sun servers as it does on IBM's fastest computers.
"IBM, you are more than welcome to enter," he said, to laughs from a crowd of Oracle customers at the company's OpenWorld conference. "If you'd like to take us on, make our day."

IBM spokesman Tim Breuer said the heightened rancor may be fueled by the "large amounts of share" Sun has been losing to IBM. Market research firm IDC's latest numbers show Sun, the fourth-biggest server maker, losing more than a percentage point of market share in the past year, while IBM has widened its lead as the world's No. 1 server seller.

Breuer said the number of contracts IBM has stolen away from Sun more than doubled from the first to second quarter this year after the Oracle-Sun tie-up was announced. He declined to comment specifically about Ellison's challenge.

Source : indiatimes
IT Market Updates / Wipro to hire US workers
Oct 17, 2009, 01:52 AM
Wipro to hire US workers

Wipro Ltd, India's third-largest software-services provider, plans to hire more workers in the US to take advantage of a rebounding technology market.

"We are seeing signs of stability, signs of decision making coming back," Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Azim Premji, 64, said in an interview at Bloomberg headquarters in New York yesterday. "So overall positive, but still cautious."

Premji is betting that US employees will help the Bangalore-based company win local orders, including contracts with the federal government, as the world's largest economy starts to recover from the worst recession since the 1930s. Wipro gets about half its revenue from the US.

The company plans to hire about 500 local employees for a new services center by June, he said. He declined to name possible locations, saying he is talking to different state governments. The company already has a center in Atlanta.

"Everybody wants employment," said Premji, who attended Stanford University. "That's the trump card today."

Larger rival Infosys Technologies Ltd. reported second- quarter profit that beat analysts' estimates last week after winning more business from current customers.

Wipro designs and builds software programs, maintains computers, and provides product-engineering services and back- office support to General Electric Co, Cisco Systems Inc, Citigroup Inc and other customers. It will report results on Oct. 27 for the three months ended Sept. 30.

Wipro rose 1.4 percent to 581.70 rupees yesterday in Mumbai trading. The stock has more than doubled this year, compared with a 79 percent increase for the benchmark Sensitive Index on the Bombay Stock Exchange.

U.S. Universities

The company has been working with schools such as the Georgia Institute of Technology to help bolster engineering education,
which is subpar in the U.S., Premji said. U.S. graduates have become more affordable in the recession, he said.

Premji said he was worried about President Barack Obama limiting H-1B visas in a bid to fight unemployment. The visas allow
foreign workers to come to the U.S.

Source : indiatimes
Google / Google Wave can be `dangerous'
Oct 04, 2009, 05:08 AM
Google Wave can be `dangerous'

Websense Security Labs has detected that Google searches on terms related to Google Wave return results that lead to a rogue antivirus.

Google Wave is the much talked-about, latest API whuch has just hit the collaboration scene. There's a lot of hype about the launch of Google Wave, not only because of the 'new' things it offers but also because Google invited only 100,000 lucky users to test the service. With that said, it's no surprise that users are enticed to this new application.

According to InformationWeek, cyber criminals have rolled out a blackhat SEO poisoning campaign to turn interest in Wave into a computer infection. SEO (Search Engine Optimization) aims to optimize Web sites to appear prominently in search results when relevant keywords are searched.

Writes Thomas Claburn, "Blackhat SEO tries to do the same thing while flouting search engine guidelines about acceptable practices, such as prohibitions on the deceptive use of text or page elements. Blackhat SEO may also try a parasitic approach, by embedding malicious code in someone else's well-ranked Web page and redirecting the visitor without notice or permission."

According to him, search terms such as "google wave demo video" and "google wave invitation" have recently produced lists of search results which include malicious Web sites that have gamed Google's PageRank system to appear prominently.

source : indiatimes
Google / Google's new `trouble', IBM
Oct 04, 2009, 05:08 AM
Google's new `trouble', IBM

IBM Corp. is trying to stymie Google Inc.'s expansion into the business software market.

IBM is now selling a bare-bones e-mail service to companies for $36 annually per worker, undercutting a more comprehensive package of software applications that Google sells for $50 per user annually.

For that slightly higher price, Google is offering 25 times more storage: 25 gigabytes per account compared to IBM's 1 gigabyte per mailbox. Google also throws in word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications, as well as a video channel. None of those features are included in IBM's package.

Even so, IBM believes its service, called LotusLive iNotes, can beat Google because it has a much larger sales force and relationships with corporate customers going back long before Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin were even born in 1973.

"This is trouble for Google," said Gartner Inc analyst Matthew Cain.

IBM is responding to the increasing corporate demand for inexpensive e-mail that's run on computers owned by an external supplier instead of the company relying on the service. This approach has become trendy enough to get its own catch phrase -- "cloud computing."

Google has emerged as one of cloud computing's chief boosters as it tries to generate more revenue from sources besides its dominant Internet search engine, which serves as the hub of the Web's most profitable advertising network.

After finding little initial success when it began peddling corporate e-mail in early 2007, Google's sales pitch has been resonating with more companies looking for ways to save money.

Other e-mail providers also are making inroads with similar discount services, so much so that the technology research firm Gartner Inc predicts about 20 percent of US companies will run at least some of their e-mail through Web browsers by 2012.

Without providing specifics, Google says its corporate users now number in the ``hundreds of thousands.'' Some companies, including Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc, switched from IBM's premium e-mail service that costs substantially more than Web-based e-mail.

Now, IBM is counter-punching. IBM thinks the timing for its e-mail alternative is ideal, given that Google's service suffered a highly publicized outage that locked out corporate customers for nearly two hours last month.

"Candidly, Google has shown itself to be weak" in some areas of e-mail, said Sean Poulley, an IBM executive overseeing the company's e-mail service. "There is a world of difference between supporting a consumer-grade service and a business-grade service."

Dave Girouard, who oversees Google's e-mail and other services tailored for companies, responded that Google will learn the ins and outs of selling software to businesses more quickly than IBM will adapt to cloud computing. He said Google isn't planning to lower its prices.

What's more, IBM probably will face some of the same financial conflicts confronting any long-established vendor trying to cater to a new, less expensive niche in its market. IBM and other rivals, such as Microsoft Corp, stand to make more money selling more sophisticated e-mail services and software applications that are installed in the computers maintained by the customers.

That means IBM runs the risk of making less money if most of its customers switch to the newer approach, with e-mail hosted off their premises. But by keeping the storage limits relatively low and skimping on other e-mail features, IBM has narrowed the field of businesses likely to buy the service. IBM expects the customers to include small and medium-sized businesses, or larger companies whose employees who aren't tethered to an office desk.

Source : indiatimes
Nortel to sell GSM business

Nortel Networks Corp has said that it plans to sell its global GSM business, as the bankrupt telecom equipment maker continues to auction off its assets.

GSM -- which stands for Global System for Mobile communications -- is the most popular wireless technology standard for mobile phones in the world, Nortel said. It will also be selling its GSM-R business, a technology used by railways.

The company has filed a motion with U.S. and Canadian courts to establish a sale procedure for the GSM/GSM-R business.

Bidders will be required to submit offers by November 5, followed by an open auction November 9.

Once Canada's most valuable company, Nortel saw its stock tumble after the technology bubble burst in 2000. It then suffered a series of accounting Removed and lawsuits.

Nortel filed for bankruptcy protection in January. It later elected to sell off its assets rather than try to restructure.

Earlier this month, US and Canadian judges approved the sale of Nortel's enterprise business to US-based Avaya Inc for about $900 million.

Source : indiatimes
Wipro to open development centre in Australia

Global software major Wipro Ltd will boost its presence in Australia by opening a 150-seat software development centre at Melbourne this December, the IT bellwether said on Wednesday.

Announcing the decision on the occasion of Victoria premier John Brumby's visit to the company's corporate headquarters in this tech hub, Wipro Chairman Azim Premji said the Victorian operations would strengthen the company's Australia delivery capabilities and boost its presence in the country.

"Victoria accounts for about 50 per cent of our business in Australia, with some of our large clients based there. We have a close working relationship with the Victorian government," Premji told Brumby on the occasion.

Wipro has about 800 employees working for Australian clients. The IT giant recently launched the Australian scholarship programme, as part of the graduate recruitment programme in collaboration with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) Foundation.

"Victoria also offers many world-class universities and large numbers of highly skilled ICT graduates. Such a combination of support and talent is what we look for in a strategic business location," Premji noted.

Welcoming Wipro to his province, Brumby said the IT bellwether was in talks with some Victorian universities for internships, skill development and joint projects.

"Wipro's Melbourne operations will play an integral role in its expansion in Australia. The decision to base one of its centres in Melbourne is testament to our government's focus on innovation and the information and communications technology (ICT) sector," Brumby said.

The company plans to hire about 100 local engineers for the centre in the next 12 months to provide integrated business, technology and process solutions to clients there.

"Victoria accounts for a third of Australia's ICT enrolments to create skills required by global firms like Wipro," Brumby added.

With the second largest population (five million) in Australia, Victoria is one of the world's greatest migration success stories. About 70 per cent of Victorians live in the state's capital Melbourne. The province contributes about 25 per cent to the country's economy.

Wipro's leading rival Infosys Technologies Ltd also operates a subsidiary in Australia.

Earlier, interacting with members of the Association of Biotechnology-led Enterprise (ABLE) and the National Association of Software and Services Company (Nasscom) here, Brumby said his province was an attractive destination for trade and investment.

"Indian firms should invest in Victoria taking advantage of innovation, biotechnology and ICT," the premier added.

source : indiatimes
IT's 10 Best pay masters

IT industry has been known for its sky-rocketing salaries. So much so that employee cost has traditionally been the biggest expense of IT companies in India.

However, the year 2008-09 was different. With global recession squeezing IT companies' biggest clients, it was time for layoffs and salary cuts. In fact, there were few IT companies which did not witness a salary cut last year.

The DataQuest survey on Top 20 pay masters reveal that from an average industry salary growth of 17% recorded in the previous year, the salary growth plunged to 1% in 2008-09. Also, for the first time in the history of Indian IT industry, salaries were reduced by up to 10%.

During such a time, it is little surprising that the leading IT companies shied away from DQ's annual survey. Country's leading IT giants: Infosys, TCS and Wipro didn't participate in this year's survey. So did the global IT giants including Microsoft, Intel, Sun Micro and EMC.

With the biggies out, it was the time for medium-sized companies to show their mettle. So, here's over to the Biggest IT pay masters of India as per DQ Top 20.

Source : indiatimes
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