So after Google Print, its about time Yahoo! announced something similar!! 😉
Yes indeed, as c|net reported, Yahoo! will also start its own project of digitizing print-editions of several books & will allow people to search through them and also download full books!! 😀 But what’s different in their program & Google’s is that unlike Google, Yahoo! has decided to avoid the controversies & probable law suits by sticking to only public domain content!! 😉 Google is ofcourse having a tough time as The Authors Guild sued them last week alleging infringement of copyright as Google is digitizing the copyrighted stuff as well. Their stand is that they adhere to the fair use doctrine under U.S. copyright law which allows people to place excerpts from the books in reviews etc. Read More
Umm? What did you say?? Microsoft Expression?? Now what’s that?? A version of Regular Expression from Microsoft?? No, its a new family of professional tools for Web & Windows Vista(does that mean that other tools are un-professional??)!! 😕 (via Techtree.com)
Ok, so you might ask, who are the family members!! Yeah, so presenting: Read More
Macromedia has released the much awaited & anticipated, Studio 8, which contains Dreamweaver 8, Flash Professional 8, Fireworks 8, Contribute 3 and FlashPaper 2. Contribute & FlashPaper are the two new entrants & Freehand has been removed. This probably is also the last release of Fireworks as well, given the acquisition of Macromedia by Adobe, I doubt that Fireworks will remain alive against the much more powerful & established heavy weight we know as Adobe Photoshop(& ImageReady)!! 😕 Read More
The other day, I found a nifty online tool that lets you type in Hindi. This Hindi Keyboard offered by IndiaPress.org is though quite basic but is cool for those who don’t know the keyboard layout for Hindi Glyphs(like me)!! So an online keyboard is present which you can click with your mouse and the output is displayed in Unicode format in a textbox. Read More
The world’s largest online marketplace, eBay, is out shopping again to expand its already swelling business area!! On a shopping spree in past year or so with acuisitions such as Shopping.com Inc. for $620 million hard cash, the real-estate firm Rent.com, Indian eBay clone Baazee.com, & the Dutch classifieds website Marktplaats.nl, eBay is now ready for another expansion in its shopping cart, this time its Skype which is gonna cost atleast $2.6 billion(cash & stock)!!!:???: (via Yahoo! News) Read More
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 Read More
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. Read More
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: Read More
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. 😕 Read More
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. Read More