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Apple the Money Sucker??

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Every company wants to increase their business, that’s why they are into business. And everyone cashes in on their major selling point.

Apple has hit its greatest selling point in their history, iPod. And they are cashing in on it as fast as they can, lest the iPod Fever dies. So, after reading this c|net news story, I dunno whether to laugh or thank Apple or curse them.

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Downloading is not same as Using!!

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If a product is downloaded, say 1000 times, does that mean that there 1000 users of that product? Certainly NOT, that’s why download stats can be misleading if you don’t know its real meaning. Robin Bloor @ The Register has a thing or two to say about that.

Robin says that as the number of visitors on your website doesn’t translate into the number of buyers on your website, similarly the number of downloads of your product doesn’t translate into the number of users of your product.

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Tale of Forgotten Plugin?

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I’ve got quite a bunch of eMails in past 2 weeks asking me if I’d forgotten iG:Syntax Hiliter? 😕

No, I’d say, absolutely not. Its just that I’ve been quite busy in these past 2-3 months that I haven’t even been able to blog regularly. Now that I’ve sorted out most of the things(changed jobs, I’ll talk about it later in another post), I’ll have some free time each day & over the weekends too. So I’ll be able to devote my some time to my little projects.

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Are you IN?

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Following the removal of restriction to register a .IN domain by an individual or company, there’s been a rush to register the good domains. The registrations have been on since January 2005 but it was opened for general masses from 16th February 2005, as the trademark holders were given the opportunity to get their trademark domains registered first.

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WordPress 1.5

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The much awaited feature packed release of WordPress is finally here. I know I’ve been quite dull on the blogging front & I know I’m late in reporting this, given the fact that it was released last Monday(February 14th, 2005). But then, “I’ve been kinda busy”(not taking pictures of my friend ofcourse). 😉 But then I’m not the only one who’s late in reporting(or announcing). The official announcement came 3 days after the official release(that infrastructure issues is just a cover-up, Matt’s been busy with something really more important, you know what I mean). 😉

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An interview with a Spammer!!

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Oh yeah, now we have SPAMMER Interviews!! A spammer is telling his(maybe her) end of the story, as to why he(maybe she) spams blogs & websites with comment spam. These spammers call themselves “Search Engine Optimisers” & they do nothing wrong, as per them. A vulnerability is there in the system & they are only exploiting that to their benefit, earning a 7 figure sum for their tedious tasks. 🙄 Besides its fun spamming websites & blogs. 👿

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Busy Me -- Part2!!

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I’ve been busy as hell over the past 1-2 months & this has been the longest period of my in-activity. I got eMails from some of you guys asking whether I was OK & this blog is still active. 😀

Thanks for enquiring my well being guys, yes I’m alright, its just that I find it difficult to take time out for blogging after working for 15-16 hours a day. 🙁 Things are not gonna improve in next few months as far as my work is concerned but I’ll try to organise my schedule a bit so that I can find some time to blog 2-3 times a week(possibly). 😉

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Microsoft's Big Payout!!

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As per this report on c|net, citizens of California, USA are all set to claim their piece of the US$1.1 billion pie that Microsoft lost to California in a case filed by the latter claiming that Microsoft over-charged for Windows & its other softwares. Now this is one huge payout, & if you are a citizen of California & bought a Microsoft product between 1996 & 2001, you can file your claim.
You will be paid in the shape of vouchers ranging from $5 to $29 depending on the number of licenses of Microsoft products you purchased. The last date for filing claims is Jan 8, 2005. If the total amount claimed is less than the US$1.1 billion, then Microsoft will have to pay two-thirds of the remaining amount as technology donations to needy schools & they can keep the remaining one-third. How generous of the judge. 😀
But it doesn’t look like Microsoft will be able to save even a cent from this bounty. So far around 6,20,000 individuals & companies have filed for claim ranging from $50 to several million $$. 😯

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