Monthly Archives: August 2006

Microsoft VISTA on Sale

The most awaited Operating System, Vista by Microsoft is on preorder sale by and would be available by January 30 , 2007.

Amazon’s Web site reveals that the company has started taking pre-orders for different versions of Vista, priced between $100 and $399.

Check out here.


Google Book Search Offers Downloads

Google Book Search has just started offering downloads of public domain (“A public domain book is one that was never subject to copyright or whose legal copyright term has expired,” as per Google) books as PDF files.

The Book Search Service by Google unveiled in December 2004, to digitise books from major libraries around the world and make them searchable on-line.

Check here and see the download link at right side.

Free Mock GATE

GATE(Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is an All India Examination conducted by the seven Indian Institutes of Technology and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. GATE-2007 will be conducted on February 11, 2007.

Gateforum is organising an all-India free mock test of GATE on September 3, 2006 in over 25 cities across the country(India).they will evaluate your performance of test through the section-wise comparative analysis and also will give scholarships for few top ranker’s.

you can get more details here.

Emerging Job Boards

There is a new trend shown by established blogging site and web based service providing companies. They are coming up with Job Boards.

Common feature between all of them is that they are following Web2.0 rituals like they are using ajax technologies, they are categorizing jobs and providing RSS feeds of their contents based on that categories, they are also providing widgets for their contents and finally they are also charging for posting of jobs.

TechCrunch a very good blog site which keeps track of new technologies, web services and web launches also has job board called CrunchBoard. They have a benefit of very high user base which reads their blog daily.
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GigaOm which has blogs by Om Malik and associates on various technologies and web services. Few days ago they also launched Job Board targeting hi-tech professionals.
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37Signals which has many state of the art web based applications has recently launched job board. They are targeting designers, programmers and tech savvy people.
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ProBlogger which blogs on various topics are also come up with job board. They are charging very low rate for posting of jobs for limited time.
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If you constantly looks out for new jobs for you and/or your friends or like to see(or analyze) changing demands of professionals, technology or criteria then you must subscribe to feeds of these job boards.

World’s 10 Richest Tech Titans

Forbes recently release the information regarding The World’s Billionaires and here is the list of top ten tech titans of the world.

The World’s 10 Richest Tech Titans




Net worth

1 Bill Gates Microsoft Co-founder $50 billion
2 Paul Allen Microsoft Co-founder $22 billion
3 Michael Dell Dell, Founder $17.1 billion
4 Larry Ellison Oracle, Co-founder $16 billion
5 Steve Ballmer Microsoft CEO $13.6 billion
6 Azim Premji Wipro Chairman $13.3 billion
7/8 Sergey Brin and Larry Page Google Co-Founders (Brin): $12.9 billion
(Page): $12.8 billion
9 Pierre Omidyar eBay Founder $10.1 billion
10 Hasso Plattner SAP Founder $6.4 billion

Bill Gates, worth $50 billion, has been the world’s richest man for 12 consecutive years. Azim Premji, Chairman of Wipro (India) is placed at 6th position.

You can view slideshow of this here.

If you have an Idea

My Dream App is a contest for new ideas of best shareware product(A Killer Application) for Macintosh (Don’t worry you don’t need to be Mac user for this).

They are giving away 18 iPods and 6 Macintosh computers as prizes. Also they will help in shareware development of 3 best ideas with lifetime royalty.

I strongly suggest that you should enter in this even if you don’t have any big/cracking/fundoo ideas.

Social Meter

Social Meter is an excellent AJAX based site to find the popularity of any website in different social networking site. Currently it supports scanning from, Digg, Furl, Google, Jots, Linkroll, Netscape, Reddit, Shadows, Spurl, Technorati, and Yahoo My Web.

I am sure it will be enormously helpful for web developers like me to get the current web stats and to change and enhance strategy for web marketing.