Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Microsoft VISTA on Sale

The most awaited Operating System, Vista by Microsoft is on preorder sale by and would be available by January 30 , 2007.

Amazon's Web site reveals that the company has started taking pre-orders for different versions of Vista, priced between $100 and $399.

Check out here.

Google Book Search Offers Downloads

Google Book Search has just started offering downloads of public domain ("A public domain book is one that was never subject to copyright or whose legal copyright term has expired," as per Google) books as PDF files.

The Book Search Service by Google unveiled in December 2004, to digitise books from major libraries around the world and make them searchable online.

Check here and see download link at right side.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Free Mock GATE

GATE(Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is an all India examination conducted by the seven Indian Institutes of Technology and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. GATE-2007 will be conducted on February 11, 2007.

Gateforum is organising an all-India free mock test of GATE on September 3, 2006 in over 25 cities across the country(India).they will evaluate your performance of test through the section-wise comparative analysis and also will give scholarships for few top ranker's.

you can get more details here.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Emerging Job Boards

There is a new trend shown by established blogging site and web based service providing companies. They are coming up with Job Boards.

Common feature between all of them is that they are following Web2.0 rituals like they are using ajax technologies, they are categorizing jobs and providing RSS feeds of their contents based on that categories, they are also providing widgets for their contents and finally they are also charging for posting of jobs.

TechCrunch a very good blog site which keeps track of new technologies, web services and web launches also has job board called CrunchBoard. They have a benefit of very high user base which reads their blog daily.
Check out here :

GigaOm which has blogs by Om Malik and associates on various technologies and web services. Few days ago they also launched Job Board targeting hi-tech professionals.
Check out here :

37Signals which has many state of the art web based applications has recently launched job board. They are targeting designers, programmers and tech savvy people.
Check out here :

ProBlogger which blogs on various topics are also come up with job board. They are charging very low rate for posting of jobs for limited time.
Check out here :

If you constantly looks out for new jobs for you and/or your friends or like to see(or analyse) changing demands of professionals, technology or criteria then you must subscribe to feeds of these job boards.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

World's 10 Richest Tech Titans

Forbes recently release the information regarding The World's Billionaires and here is the list of top ten tech titans of the world.

The World's 10 Richest Tech Titans




Net worth


Bill Gates

Microsoft Co-founder

$50 billion


Paul Allen

Microsoft Co-founder

$22 billion


Michael Dell

Dell, Founder

$17.1 billion


Larry Ellison

Oracle, Co-founder

$16 billion


Steve Ballmer

Microsoft CEO

$13.6 billion


Azim Premji

Wipro Chairman

$13.3 billion


Sergey Brin and Larry Page

Google Co-Founders

(Brin): $12.9 billion
(Page): $12.8 billion


Pierre Omidyar

eBay Founder

$10.1 billion


Hasso Plattner

SAP Founder

$6.4 billion

Bill Gates, worth $50 billion, has been the world's richest man for 12 consecutive years. Azim Premji, Chairman of Wipro (India) is placed at 6th position.

You can view slideshow of this here.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

If you have an Idea

My Dream App is a contest for new ideas of best shareware product(A Killer Application) for Macintosh (Don't worry you don't need to be Mac user for this).

They are giving away 18 iPods and 6 Macintosh computers as prizes. Also they will help in shareware development of 3 best ideas with lifetime royalty.

I strongly suggest that you should enter in this even if you don't have any big/cracking/fundoo ideas.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Social Meter

Social Meter is an excellent AJAX based site to find the popularity of any website in different social networking site. Currently it supports scanning from, Digg, Furl, Google, Jots, Linkroll, Netscape, Reddit, Shadows, Spurl, Technorati, and Yahoo My Web.

I am sure it will be enormously helpful for web developers like me to get the current web stats and to change and enhance strategy for web marketing.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

New! Google Desktop 4

Google Desktop 4 is now out of beta status. It gives you easy access to information on your PC and from the web by providing full text search over your email, files, music, photos, chats, Gmail, web pages that you’ve viewed, and much more.

It makes searching your computer as easy as searching the web with Google. It also has numerous widgets created by google and other developers for various perposes like stock ticker, weather etc. It supports 26 languages at present.

Yahoo! also has similar stuff for desktop called Yahoo! Widget Engine.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Google’s Writely

Writely is an AJAX based online word processor acquired by Google in March.

Writely is collaboration friendly, can import Word documents, save to PDF, OpenOffice, Rich Text Format and zip.The system offers online storage and autosaves your documents every 10 seconds.
It allows bookmarks for long documents, spell check, tags, image insert and also post to blogging site like blogger.

Other online word processing services provider are zohowriter, thinkfree, glidewrite, rallypoint and writeboard.

You can check a comparison of some of this services by CNet

Friday, August 18, 2006

Google Code Jam 2006

Registration for Google’s annual online coding competition i.e. Google Code Jam 2006 is started from 14th Aug 2006.

The top 100 contestants win an all expenses paid trip to New York City to compete in the finals at Google’s New York Engineering Office.

Grand Prize for this event is : $10,000.

Registration for Google Code Jam closes September 5, and the qualifying round begins on the same day

You can get more information here :

So be ready to show some programming skills and creativity to solve.

All the Best.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Google Acquisition and Updates

Google acquired Neven Vision which will deal with better organization of photoes. Google already have Picasa for organization of pictures but Neven Vision will help in extraction of information from photo like photo contains a person or not, face recognition etc.

A similar service is also provide by Riya.

Google also unveils new beta version of You can take a look of this at One of the feature will be instead of republishing the entire blog after each post it will now publish individual posts to the Blogspot servers, other features include tagging of blog, drag and drop.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Keep Googling ;-)

Google : A Dream Company.

Google began as a research project in January, 1996 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two Ph.D. students at Stanford University, California.

When Google was a Stanford research project, it was nicknamed BackRub because the technology checks backlinks to determine a site's importance.

The name "Google" originated from a misspelling of "googol".

Google is widely recognized as the "world's best search engine" because it is fast, accurate and easy to use.

This is one of the first logo of Google used in somewhere 1996-1998 :

If you love Google then you will love their accessosories also ...yes they do sell Google Accessory for googlers check out here

And one of the best page of Google is here :

Also you can find few words about Google by Google-people here i.e. Official Google Blog.

Google recently ( probably on 10th Aug, 2006) updated their homepage ie by removing few links like froogle and adding a new link for video search.

Keep Googling ;-)

Wednesday, August 02, 2006


Hello Friends,

Finally, I am here to create some web logs or better say blogs.

It will mostly informative kind of knowledge regarding Web-World and Internet. As I am very big fan of Google, thus I will share much space for it.

Also my blog will revolve around useful services, new websites and sites which are using AJAX to enhance user's experience.

I hope you will support me by your nice comments, suggestions, and feedbacks which will help me to improve and enhance my knowledge.

Have Fun ;-)