Archive for the ‘Internet’ Category

Celebrity domain squatting in India

July 8, 2010
Celebrity domain squatting is increasing in India. What is the legal side of that. Good one but missing some points. Now anybody can register a domain with .in extention, means even he is a German or a Chinese. Should it be like this. I think it should not be. May of the .in domains are booked by non Indians just to make money.

Read – Legal opinion: Celebrity domain squatting on the rise in India


Facebook breaks !!

May 1, 2010

I am seing lots of positive writeups on Facebook on the net. Use of Facebook crossed the use of Google in USA. Here is an analysis which is not so positive about Facebook. It says “When the web becomes “interconnected” with Facebook, it also means that when Facebook breaks, the web breaks.”

Read it, “Facebook as a single point of failure for the Web”.


Malayalam Webdunia shifting operations or shutting down?

December 15, 2008

The first Malayalam portal from Kerala,, has decided to stop operations in Kerala. It is believed that the decision is due to the rising concerns of a prolonged economic crisis spreading through out the world including the media industry.

The portal’s founder editor T. Sasimohan confirmed the closure decision, saying the company’s chief operating officer and president Pankaj Jain told him last week about the end of Kerala operations. Sasimohan joined as Editor of Malayalam Webdunia during 2000 November leaving his top journalistic position in Mathrubhumi, the second largest Malayalam daily.

It is understood that Webdunia Malayalam team in Trivandrum is not ready to move to Chennai. Sometime back Webdunia management team visited Trivandrum and revealed their intention to move the office to Chennai, since the team members were not ready to move the idea was kept in cold storage.

Now Webdunia Malayalam have to findout a new members to update their site. They have a small Malayalam team for their localisation work and Yahoo updates. So they will be able to do that. But with out a strong content leadership the site will be in trouble in the future. But the question is whether they are just shifting the operations to Chennai or closing down the portal?

[Remember the  webdunia  yahoo incident of plagiarism. – see more about that here, here and here – Content team created with entry fresh graduates and managed by people with minuscule or no experience in the area of content was the reason for that, I understand.]

Is the same thing going to happen in

Last week medianama reported that, country’s largest media house Times of India Groups is planning to lay off around five percent staff. In this lot Times Internet will be sending around 200 people out.

Can we go beyond Google Earth / Wikimapia

November 10, 2008

ISRO is working on a project ‘Bhuvan’ which will map the Earth using Satellite. This will show images up to 10 metres. The first prototype will be available by November.


Google Earth                                     Bhuvan

Zoom levels up to 200 mt                  Zoom levels up to 10 mt

Single layer information                     Multi-layer information

Images upgraded every 4 years          Images upgraded every year

No alternate viewing options             Options of viewing on different dates

Uses international satellites              Uses Indian satellites

Source: Interviewed me

July 13, 2007 interviewed me on the launch of You can read the interview here.

Yahoo CEO Terry Semel Resigns

June 19, 2007

Semel was replaced by co-founder Jerry Yang, effective immediately. Susan Decker, Yahoo’s head of advertising and former chief financial officer, was also named president.

Semel, 64, has served as the company’s chief executive since 2001 and will take on the role of non-executive Chairman, the company said in a release issued after Monday’s close of trading.



How to write your online text

April 12, 2007

Day by day Audio and Video on Internet is increasing. Analysts are saying that the future of internet is in Video. Then what is the future of Text in the Online Medium?

Here is an interview with Chris Nodder, a user experience specialist for the nielsen Norman Group in which he answers questions posed by Guillermo E. Franco [Content manager of the new media unit of Casa Editorial El Tiempo and]. The Interview is in Pointer online. He opines that it’s looking pretty bright in the interview – What is the Future of Text Online?

Jakob Nielsen described the basic aspects of web writing in his site more than a decade back. But 10 years is an eternity. Will the guidelines for online writing change when screen resolution improves? Will the inverted pyramid kill creative storytelling? Chris answers all doubts about the changing online medium.

Newspapers: Invest in the future to survive

April 12, 2007

John Rung, publisher of the Northwest Herald/NorthWest News Group (US) recently gave his ideas on what newspapers can do to avoid being crushed by new media: invest, partner, and simplify.  Read more in Editor and Publisher.

Ohmynews increasing its Citizen Journalists to one Lakh

April 12, 2007, the Korean Citizen Journalist site is planning to increase the number of citizen Journalists to one Lakh. Currently it has got 43,000 Citizen Journalists.

Last year, Ohmynews traded 13% of its shares for $11m from Tokyo-based firm Softbank. That money will fund the upgrade, as well as the creation of a Japanese version of the site.

“I want the OhmyNews model to go around the world, so the professional-centered journalism system becomes an interactive system between professional and citizen journalists,” said founder Oh Yeon Ho. More on San Francisco Chronicle.

Analysis about User generated content

April 9, 2007 published an analysis about the hot property of the wed 2.0 era – that is User generated Content. The analysis mentions about the success of Flickr, and sites Times article on User generated content.