Monday, June 29, 2009

Windows 7 to be upgraded at ‘NO-COST’


As of last Friday, individual customers who purchase Vista Home Premium, Business, or Ultimate will be able to get a corresponding version of Windows 7 at little or no cost, according to a blog post by Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc.

But what has not been widely publicized, is that there is 25-unit limitation on upgrades for business customers.

Many feel that Microsoft should not be charging Vista customers a cent to upgrade from that troubled OS.

Silver says enterprise customers should demand an upgrade option from their hardware vendors, some of whom have the latitude to expand the 25-machine limit for their customers.

But if you're not an enterprise customer, you can "obtain rights for best value?"


docomo Tata steps into GSM market finally with a brand name ‘TATA DOCOMO’. DOCOMO is a worldwide operator based in japan, and is a leader in 3G technology providing location-based services.

Every one is very eager to know about TATA DOCOMO’s GSM Mobile Service tariff plan in details. To get a taste of TATA DOCOMO GSM Mobile services, a subscriber can opt to Prepaid Starter Pack. For Rs.49, The Starter pack comes with life Time Validity.The Postpaid service will be launch from 1 July 2009.

TATA DoCoMo GSM Prepaid Starter Pack Price  Rs.49
Validity- Life-time with Talk-time 25 Minutes
Voice calls- Local Call: 1 paisa per sec
Std Call- 2 paisa per sec ( STD at 1 Paisa for limited period Offer)

Text Messaging:-
Local SMS: 60 paisa per SMS (After 3 sms 750 FREE sms provided as promotional offer for limited period in TN circle).
National SMS  Rs. 1.2 per SMS
International SMS Rs.5 per SMS

These are base-line tariffs offered without any add-on subscriptions. So its Pay-for-what-you-use, per-second paradigm comes to India. “Moment of triumph for the Indian consumer” says Ratan Tata on its launch.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Bing - Can it give a bang to google?

Microsoft launched Bing about two weeks ago . The early results are impressive.

Microsoft increased its average daily penetration among U.S. searchers from 13.8 percent during May 26-30 to 15.5 percent during June 2-6, according to comScore. The research firm concluded this is an indication that the search engine is reaching more people than before. Microsoft's share of search-result pages in the U.S., a proxy for overall search intensity, increased from 9.1 percent to 11.1 percent during the same time frame.

Meanwhile, StatCounter is reporting that Bing has overtaken Yahoo to secure the number-two spot in the search market. StatCounter said Bing grabbed market share from Google. StatCounter's analysis reveals that in the U.S., Bing leapfrogged Yahoo to take second place with 16.28 percent. Yahoo had 10.22 percent. Google still dominates the U.S. search market with 71.47 percent.

Google will take a competitor like Microsoft very seriously because they have the capacity to invest millions of dollars into search.

Yahoo needs to continue developing its product and make sure it's competitive. Otherwise, Yahoo could wake up and find themselves in third place at some point in the next 12 to 18 months .