As always, here are the weekly wrapup post from 25th-31st January, 2009 in whatever has happened in Web, technology and few more interesting stuff.buy valium without prescription
So last week’s happenings are as follows:
- More bad news for newspapers — Printing the New York Times costs twice as much as it would to send every subscriber a free Amazon Kindle, according to Silicon Alley Insider.
- Ma.gnolia crashes and burns (and not even because of the economy) – The bookmark sharing web site lost its primary bank of user data and its backup in what Wired’s blog has called a “catastrophic” failure.
- New “Offline Gmail”: Google guys have rolled out an experimental feature under Gmail Labs called “Offline Gmail”. This is how it works: If you’re offline, you can open your web browser, go to gmail.com, and get to your mail just like you’re used to. Neat huh!
- Survey says there are 45 Mn active Internet users in India: According to I-Cube 2008, a survey conducted jointly by IMRB International and Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), India had 45.3 million active internet users and 62.5 million claimed internet users in September 2008 via IMB
- Survey reveals Indians are naughty on their Mobile Phones: A mobility survey was commissioned by Microsoft’s Mobile Communications Business in APAC region in conjunction with Synovate to gauge people’s perceptions, attitudes about smart phones and how they put their phones to use in their everyday lives. via IMB
- Shahrukh Khan on Twitter, apparently: Found out that Indian Movie star Shahrukh Khan apparently started tweeting. Read more here
- Techmeme got a new bot i.e. You: This is really interesting news if you’re frequent onlooker of what’s in and what’s out in Tech world. Enter techmeme then which allows users to send in interesting and useful news story via Twitter. To send a tip to Techmeme, just include “Tip @Techmeme” in your message along with the URL of the news story you’d like to appear. Read more here
- Google search at 90% of all US search: Google ended the year with 63.5 percent market share of all search queries performed in the U.S., estimates ComScore. And that market share has inched up steadily from 58.5 percent in January, 2008. But the market share numbers mask the absolute growth in searches and how Google has been able to gobble up all of that growth via IMB
- $10 (i.e. Rs 500) laptop on display on February 3:A $10 laptop (Rs 500) prototype, with 2 GB RAM capacity, would be on display in Tirupati on February 3. Read more here via TOI
- Red Herring goes down (may be) – The online tech magazine’s site has been down for a few days, with unconfirmed reports circulating that the company has shuttered. Granted, they were set off by one Tweet, and no employees have been informed of its closure.
- Dell to make mobile phones (really): Dell is expected to announce two iPhone and Blackberry competitors sometime next month. Code-named MePhone (hopefully not the final name), the phones will run on Google Android and Microsoft Windows Mobile respectively via PCWorld
- Putin-Dell feud at WEF, Davos: ..just two dialogues- Mr. Dell: How can we help you to expand IT in Russia; Mr. Putin: We don’t need help. We are not invalids. We don’t have limited mental capacity. Read the rest of the story here
- Agency client slah budgets 20% or more, Digital only the bright spot (it seems): More than two-thirds (70%) of global ad agency CEOs say that their clients are cutting back their 2009 budgets, and more than 83% of that group say those cuts are at least by 20% via MarketingCharts
- Online CPM Prices move southwards: Cost-per-thousand (CPM) ad impressions for online publishers are generally off about 20%, according to several people on both the buying and selling side, and sell-through rates are dropping. And where publishers used to unload 60% of their inventory, some are now able to sell only 30% via AdAge