Bill and Melinda Gates, along with U2 rocker Bono, have been named “Persons of the Year” by the Time magazine, reported c|net.
The honour came for the Gates couple due to their humanitarian work around the globe with Gates Foundation which is the world’s biggest charity organisation worth $29 billion. Managing Editor of Times, James Kelly, elaborated that the three were chosen as they were most effective in eradicating calamities like Malaria, HIV & AIDS and poverty which kills about 8 million people a year. Also honoured were two former US Presidents, George Bush and Bill Clinton, as “Partners of the Year” for their humanitarian work after Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. Read More
In a not so surprising move, the popular social networking tool to share one’s favourite URLs, del.icio.us, has joined Flickr & Upcoming.org as recent Yahoo! purchases into the social networking arena!! A post by founder Joshua Schachter regarding this acquisition was made on the del.icio.us blog. Read More
Yeah, I visited my friend in Gurgaon again(previous photos here), on November 15th 2005. But we(me, Madan, Arvind and a friend of Madan’s) got around for a walk to one of the malls a bit late in the evening as Madan was stuck with some problems in their software, so it was around 10pm when we reached Sahara Mall, almost all of the stores were closed for the day & the shoppers were all gone pretty much. But there were some still open & we had a quick dinner at Haldiram’s. Read More
ICANN board will meet this weekend in Vancouver, British Columbia, to decide on the proposal to allow single letter domain registrations, reports Yahoo! news.
Now this can turn out to be hottest real estate in the cyberspace, since everyone would love to get hold of a single letter .COM or .NET or .ORG!! Heck, I’d be content with a single letter domain in any TLD, be it .INFO or .BIZ or .IN, anything!! 😉 So another point of discussion would be the procedure of allowing registrations for these domains, since at present domains can be registered for anything like $5/year to $100/year or above(depending on the TLD & Registrar) on a first-come-first-served basis. But like every system, this system also has its flaws as almost all of domain grabbers & squatters have automated scripts/programs that check for a domain’s availability and registers it when its available!! But these single letter domains probably won’t be available in that way!! 😕 Its quite possible that they’ll be auctioned & the price of each can fetch a six-figure sum or above a million dollars as well depending on who is bidding, like Yahoo! would love to grab Y.COM & I don’t think Google would lag behind to lay its hands on G.COM either!! 😉 Read More
A couple has sued Microsoft in a Texas, USA court claiming that a faulty power cord in their Xbox, which they bought in May 2003, caused an electrical fire in their house on 24th January 2005, consumed their residence causing susbstantial damage to their property & made their house un-usable!! 😕 Read More