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Net2Phone, one of the oldest players in the online telephony services industry, filed a lawsuit against another giant, Skype — the Global Telephony Company and its parent, ebay. Skype was alleged for violating the VOIP patent owned by Net2phone for last 6 years.
The lawsuit filed by Net2Phone on Thursday at New Jersey, claims the infringement of Net2Phone's patent number '704 by skype. The peer-to-peer protocol, used by Skype for its telephony services is considered to be the culprit for these allegations on Skype.
Further news can be read from ZDNet's Website
Google has just released a Web Toolkit to simplify development of cross browser AJAX applications.
The Google Web Toolkit takes a very different approach for simplifying development of AJAX applications as compared to other similar initiatives like Prototype.
Cynapse - the inventor of SyncNotes and Flickr Gadget has recently launched their new invention NeoBinaries a web2.0 community powered by users, industry experts, application creators and team Cynapse, designed to help users decide upon the perfect web based application for their wide ranging requirements.
NeoBinaries makes it easy for you to find the web based application that works best for your usage. At NeoBinaries you can find the newest & most popular Web 2.0 applications, compare details, read reviews and comments from people like you. You can subscribe to the RSS feeds and keep yourself updated with the latest news from the world of Web 2.0.
IndiaMarks.Com seems like an India specific del.icio.us. It claims to be a social bookmarking service for the global indian community.
From the site:
Here you can save your bookmarks, organize all your online research, share your bookmarks with friends & family and find useful and interesting sites saved by the global indian community.
By Anonymous at Fri, 2006-04-14 04:23 | IT
How easy or difficult it is to survive the life of an IT engineer in India? Looks like most companies are exploiting its employees. Harshad Oak's musings on Staying Alive In A Software Job.
Most of these youngsters are well aware of this gap and so work under an impression that they are being paid an unreasonable amount of money. They naturally equate unreasonable money with unreasonable amount of work. It's unbelievable how hard he works. When I come to office early, I see him working, when I leave office late, I still see him working".. These sort of comments can kill the morale of every employee trying to do good work in an 8hr day.
Rediff is running an engaging article detailing the economics and logistics of deploying IT in rural areas.
The success of ITC's 6000 odd e-choupals covering over 35000 villages, has made many believe that this model can be made viable. Big boys are jumping onto the bandwagon - ranging from top IT companies, NGOs, technology providers and the government.
Not only are these initiatives helping to build the digital divide, but efforts to make such projects economicaly sustainable has met with much success.
A printer and software for desktop publishing ensures that you can publish marriage or invitation cards or even a CV for a nominal Rs 10 to Rs 12 a piece.
And as PCs our loaded with Windows Media Player - many local kiosks owners have converted themselves into mini movie halls - offering movie shows at a nominal Rs 2-3 a show... says Ranjivjit Singh, group director, consumer business, Microsoft.
Read the entire piece here.
Outlook India has an interesting piece on how online tutorial is becoming the next big thing for the Indian KPO industry.
According to market estimates, online tutoring companies in India earned around $10 million last year and 80 per cent of the earnings were from the US.
At present, there are four main Indian e-tuition providers: Educomp (Delhi), TutorVista (Bangalore), Growing Stars (Kerala) and Career Launcher (Delhi).
Since Indian tutors charge less ($20-$30 per hour) than Americans ($60-$100 per hour) and because Indians are known for their proficiency in maths and science, business is booming for the handful of e-tutoring firms in India.
Get the entire piece here.
The truth about Indian graduates is what everyone in India knows about and yet no-one refutes when another "Indian millennium is on it's way" headline hits the day. Everyone calmly believes in the classic fashion of the ostrich that if you have your head firmly in the sand, then no-one can see you. Even the few articles that see the day of the truth are just wanting to sound different from the rest of the media.
Like this one.
Washingtonpost is running an amazing piece on the mechanics and economics of operating botnets:
Hackers are hijacking thousands of PCs to spy on users, shake down online businesses, steal identities and send millions of pieces of spam. If you think your computer is safe, think again
Also included is an interview of a botnet operator, known as 0x80 (X-eighty) :
In the six hours between crashing into bed and rolling out of it, the 21-year-old hacker has broken into nearly 2,000 personal computers around the globe. He slept while software he wrote scoured the Internet for vulnerable computers and infected them with viruses that turned them into slaves.
By neeraj at Fri, 2006-01-13 06:38 | IT
S. Mitra Kalita writes an interesting article on the Washington Post citing the changing face of IT outsourcing to India over the last couple of years.
"Before he supervised teams, wooed American clients over dinner or sat in a Northern Virginia boardroom alongside U.S. executives, Constancio Fernandes wrote computer code for a living.
That's how it started in the late 1990s - American businesses ordered up software applications, and Indian programmers such as Fernandes dutifully delivered. But somewhere along the way, Fernandes became more confident and outspoken. He began questioning the Americans and suggesting cheaper, faster ways to run their businesses. They listened."
Read the entire piece here.
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