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Invisible Billion Dollar Economy???

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A news article by Charles Assisi on Times Of India makes me wonder seriously, has the ex-editor of CHIP-India gone senile early?? Did he really resign from his editor’s job at CHIP-India or was he kicked out because he’s lost his marbles??

As per him, there are about 100,000 freelance Indian programmers taking jobs from websites like Rentacoder.com where they are raking in thousands of dollars. As he put it

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Flying with Google!!

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So what if Google doesn’t have its own company jet & instead leases one from CEO Eric Schmidt at a bargain of $7000 an hour?? So what if the search boys Sergey Brin and Larry Page(read Google co-founders) have purchased a Boeing 767 for their personal use? (via SiliconBeat) Does that mean that Google will now try to give the public airlines a complex like they gave to search/email majors Yahoo! & MSN/Hotmail? That would sound a bit ridiculous!! A lot of the Silicon Valley hot-shots have personal & company jets, but they aren’t into the business of jetting people from one place to another.

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Amazon's Gamely Goofups!!!

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Looks like the leading online bookstore Amazon.com is having some gamely goofups in recent times!! 😀

Last month, they mistakenly put up a pre-order price for Sony’s upcoming gaming console PlayStation3 and then backed off saying that it was merely a placeholder page. Now it seems is the turn to do that with Microsoft’s next generation gaming console Xbox 360. Amazon has been taking pre-orders for the soon to be released Xbox gaming console, which it was expecting to deliver via its partner Toys R US, but now the two companies have sent out letters to everyone who placed a pre-order, cancelling them & apologizing for it, says Daniel Terdiman on c|net Gaming Blog. 😯 The letter was reported as saying:

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FireFox, patched again!!

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Yes, it so happens that the safe browser ain’t safe as you thought it to be!! Another critical security hole in Mozilla browsers(including FireFox) can let attackers run malicious software on the computers of those using any of Mozilla browsers, reports c|net.

The security flaw, reported by security researcher Tom Ferris, is due to the way Mozilla browsers handle International Domain Names a.k.a. IDNs. Mozilla Foundation released a patch in a hurry, that disables the IDN support in its browsers. 😕

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Another feather in Google's Hat!!

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There’s another feather in Google’s Hat, and considerable increase in the brainpower that Google Inc. wields today!! The chairman of ICANN & a visiting scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Vinton Cerf will start working at Google from October this year, reports Yahoo! News.

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