What i see and think sitting here, with a windscreen view on the Internet and the Wireless world.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Crazy Frog - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ever heard about this ? The worlds best selling ringtone ? check it out here

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

The 40 Million strong research project ?

And was the "research" you mention into your own reckless disregard for the security of customer information? Add 40 million credit cards to the growing tally of sensitive consumer information pilfered from the firms entrusted with it. MasterCard International said Friday that data theives had infiltrated the computer network of CardSystems Solutions, a company that processes transactions between financial services firms and merchants, gaining access to the account numbers and verification codes of some 40 million MasterCard, Visa USA, American Express and Discover cardholders. Nice. The FBI says it is investigating. CardSystems Solutions, the credit card processing outfit from which the data as stolen, acknowledged yesterday that it had mishandled the accounts in question. In an interview with The New York Times, CardSystems Solutions CEO John Perry said the company have been illigitimately retaining consumer records. Why? "Research purposes," Perry told The Times. "We should not have been doing that." No, you should't have, John. Under rules established by Visa and MasterCard, processors like CardSystems are forbidden from retaining cardholder information after handling transactions. "CardSystems provides services and is supposed to pass that information on to the banks and not keep it," Joshua Peirez, a MasterCard official, told the Times. "They were keeping it."

Monday, June 20, 2005

Amazon's Thank You Note ..er Concert !

'To commemorate its 10th Anniversary, Amazon.com announced that on July 16th customers will receive a special thank-you - a concert featuring Bob Dylan and Norah Jones. Of course, customers will be squinting at streaming video while Amazon employees actually attend the concert at Seattle's Benaroya Hall, but isn't it the thought that counts?'"

Thursday, June 16, 2005

TiEcon top 100

TiEcon 2005, the world's
largest conference for entrepreneurs, today unveiled the first set of
companies it will honor as Emerging Stars at this year's conference, which
will be held May 13-14 at the Westin Hotel & Conference Center in Santa Clara,

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Now Accepting Advance-Order!!

2 kilo of KesselsKramer. Brick or Book?
Weighing in at a staggering two kilograms the contents include: - Everything the renowned agency has made in advertising, design, music videos, documentaries, product design, publishing and more. - Famous and infamous brand-building for the Hans Brinker Budget Hotel, Diesel, Absolut, Heineken, Nike, Ben, do and others. Go to the gym, then try and lift 2 kilo of KesselsKramer. Itユs the best way to see how this small agency from Amsterdam became a heavyweight in the world of communication

Join Safecount Today !

Privacy has been an important issue whenever people talk about internet advertising.
One of the killer apps that people considered while weighing online over other mediums such as television and print was the fact that compared to the former the latter was largely measurable and the behavioral aspects of consumers could be attained, primarily through monitoring programs enabled by cookies.

Today largely due to paranoia,fanned by bad press and most of all mismanagement of the medium by porn peddlers,penis enhancement experts and African millionaire scions,each and every piece of communication is being viewed with suspicion.

This is forcing government as well as consumers in taking ineffective action which on one hand cripples the positive aspects of online data collection and consumer tracking whereas is still not effective in eradicating the menace of the above stated elements.

Safecount, is an initiative by online marketers from across the globe to come together and resolve this burning issue.

Yours truly has been associated with safecount from its very early days and is interested in building awareness on the subject and in collectively approaching the issue at hand in India.

Please leave your opinions as well as your contact id and I will get back to you :) !

p2p a living !

p2p is one of the most revolutionary yet obvious feature on the internet , the power of several is a great one especially in places where the power of one hardly matters :)................

so whats next ?
p2p holidaying - where you can exchange each others home in different countries or host one another for a holiday..............
hmm maybe i should think about it ..........

meanwhile check out this one from fundable seems to be quite interesting atleast its makin me think. :)

Fundable is a peer-to-peer service that lets groups of people pool money in 'group actions', for whatever goal or purpose they like. Similar to an online auction, a group action has its own page, describing how much money will be collected and what the money will do. It has only been in business since last month, but so far, Fundable seems to attract a mix of fundraisers and tech savvy group buyers (for example, 10 people just completed a group buy for a USD 1,100 HP server; each person ponied up USD 110, for which they will receive 10GB of server space, 1GB bandwidth per month, and at least 1 year of hosting. The deal was initiated by 'Louie'). None of the participants takes a risk: if the collection for a group action falls short of its target or deadline, all collected money is refunded. Unlike an online auction, however, Fundable acts as a sort of escrow service between groups of people and the person who collects their money
Via Springwise

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Get Googled !

The world can only goggle at Google. This week, the internet search company founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two Stanford University students, overtook Time Warner to become the most valuable media company in the world.

The good times are certainly back for the internet sector. After the plunge in shares and confidence that followed the dotcom boom of the late 1990s, many investors are piling back on to the bandwagon. No company is as popular as Google, which floated at $85 (�47) a share in August and came close to reaching $300 a share on expectations that it will keep on growing rapidly.

The heady atmosphere is more grounded in reality this time. Google is not being valued on 'eyeballs', 'stickiness' or any of the other fake measures that were concocted to disguise the fact that companies were not making money. Google, along with the other internet giants - eBay, Amazon and Yahoo - is making a lot of real cash from the growth in online advertising and transactions."

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

The Internet On Steroids

Yes, there is another Internet. The term "Internet" simply refers to a network of computers. The one that most of us use is Internet1, or the "commodity Internet." Internet2 was created nearly a decade ago by academics at research universities as a noncommercial prototype—something like what the Internet was back when just a few university researchers were logged on to ARPANET.
Check more on the other internet

Wish someday this would too get to the masses :) !

Friday, June 03, 2005

Scam! Scam! Scam!

A former top PR person at Microsoft has apparently jumped ship to do PR for 180solutions, a company considered one of the worst offenders of surreptitious installs. 180solutions has been trying to clean up its spyware reputation ever since it convinced some clueless VCs to invest $40 million in the company without even realizing why the company was so hated.

However, so far, its reputation is still pretty dirty, as the company was also caught stealing affiliate program commissions by slipping in its own affiliate codes to URLs, and, more recently, buying its largest distributor, who was often accused of causing the sneaky installs. This last move, in particular, is quite questionable. Why did the company reward a distributor it felt was doing questionable things by buying them out? Wouldn't it have made a lot more sense to simply cut the company off as a distributor, if they were really serious about avoiding sneaky installs?

It seems like this particular PR person has plenty of questions to answer.


The Internet's primary oversight body, ICANN approved a plan Wednesday to create a virtual red-light district, setting the stage for pornographic Web sites to use new addresses ending in "xxx"

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers said it would begin negotiations with ICM Registry Inc., run by British businessman Stuart Lawley, to iron out technical issues and prices for the new Web addresses.

Adult-oriented sites, a $12 billion industry, probably could begin buying "xxx" addresses as early as fall or winter depending on ICM's plans, ICANN spokesman Kieran Baker said.

The new pornography suffix was among 10 under consideration by the regulatory group, which also recently approved addresses ending in "jobs" and "travel."

ICM contends the "xxx" Web addresses, which it plans to sell for $60 a year, will protect children from online smut if adult sites voluntarily adopt the suffix so filtering software used by families can more effectively block access to those sites.

The $60 price is roughly ten times higher than prices other companies charge for dot-com names.

"It will further help to protect kids," said John Morris, staff counsel at the Washington-based Center for Democracy and Technology. Morris predicted some adult sites will choose to buy "xxx" Web addresses but others will continue to use dot-com.

Bad Publicity ? Whats that ?

In a world where everyone is scrambling behind his/her :-), 15 minutes of fame,isnt it strange to find some people tryin hard to get off the fame list ?
What if you dont want to be featured for an unwanted search query ? Just like my fellow Webchutney CEO and blogger, Sidharth Rao keeps turning up on google on myriad terma like qwerty porn, there might be millions of Rao's and Smith's who jus wanna get off this claim to unwanted fame.

Was disucssing a relatively new subject called reverse marketing where a company employs SEO's(Search Engine Optimisers) to downgrade a competitors website when it gets fatured in the organic search list.

check out the Loosing Google's lock on the past | CNET News.com">CNet Story for more juice on the subject

iPod Summer Collections 2005 ?

CAN you imagine putting your address book and photo album on in the morning along with your socks? Or how about using a '3D printer' to make your own shoes on demand? How about clothes peppered with plastic LEDs that let you change the fabric's pattern at will? These are just some of the bizarre predictions coming from an unlikely research partnership between the London College of Fashion (LCF), based in London's �bertrendy Soho district, and the staid UK telecoms firm BT.
The stupendous success of the Apple iPod has proved that technology can also be fashionable. So the race is on to bring iPod-like ease of use and compelling functionality to the clothes we wear, says Sandy Black, a fashion researcher at LCF.
'The iPod has given a real kick-start to the idea of wearable technology,' she says. 'There are already skiing jackets with iPod control switches built into the sleeve material, for instance. So with BT and others we are investigating technologies the fashion industry can harness to meet consumers' heightened expectations.'"
Check out for more New Scientist Technology - Fashion industry covets 'iPod factor':">here