19 February, 2006

People pay for girls, gambling, games & God -Economic Times

Digital divide? What digital divide? The 4Gs of content sell the world over and there is no reason why it should not be the same in India.

There’s no future for radio or TV acting in isolation. Just like there would be no electric bulb and no photography without disruptive thinking, you need disruptive thinking for Broadcasting too. For instance there are already 10,000 podcasts happening around the world today and yet there have been no coordinated efforts by international broadcasters to be part of I-tunes or align themselves with Google and others. People don’t want to interact with radio stations; they want to interact with friends and family using the stations’ material.

While the Indian media, mobile and IT industries are already serving a huge domestic market of citizens and consumers, the 20-million strong Diaspora would play a pivotal role. A huge hunger for Indian content abroad and the rapid spread of technologies like WiMax could see India emerge at the forefront of the next generation of broadcasting. The day is not far when New Media becomes important enough for traditional broadcasters to start putting in money.

When Excite co-founder Joe Krauss talked about serving Millions of Markets of Dozens instead of Dozens of Markets of Millions, people thought he was ahead of his times. But even Krauss would have found it difficult to imagine a Market of One - today most businesses don’t sell to chunks of the market; they sell to individuals whose socio-economic profile they know very closely.

12 February, 2006

Open muliple webpage tabs on Firefox start-up -Amit Agarwal

1. From the Firefox Tools menu, choose Options
2. Click on the text box under Homepage - Location(s) group (see screenshot)
3. Type the address of the webpage that you want to load when Firefox loads. Now insert a vertical bar (pipe) | (generally located beside the backspace key on Qwerty keyboards). Next, type the web address of another webpage that you want to load. You can insert any number of pages separated by a pipe symbol.

The next time you start Firefox, each of the webpages will open in separate tabs.

Another Quick alternative for launching multiple webpage on Firefox startup

1. Open Firefox browser and load all favorite webpages in separate tabs.
2. Choose Tools - Options - Homepage - Locations. Now click "Use Current Pages"

Firefox will automatically make all the currently open tabs your home pages.

'Micro' wind turbines -News.com

Rather than build farms of towering wind turbines in rural areas, some companies are designing "micro," or small-scale, turbines that fit on top of buildings. The idea is to generate electricity from wind in urban or suburban settings.

The turbines look like large fans in square housings. They are specifically designed for placement on the top of steel-reinforced, flat-roofed commercial buildings. The turbines can be lined up next to each other to aggregate power generation, and the fans will spin even in a very slow wind of a few miles an hour.

The company has set up a few beta sites to test various factors, including its cost-effectiveness, the amount of noise it generates, and the potential impact on birds and bats.

06 February, 2006

Share your WiFi and the world shares back !

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