- Microsoft Kicking iPad with ‘Window On ARM’
- 80 Percent Parents Can’t Operate their Kids Gadgets
- Young Indians Watches More Internet, Less TV
- Google’s First Recruit Leaves for Start-up
- Kodak to Stop Making Digital Cameras
- Google’s Valentine’s Day Surprise
- 7 Habits of Highly Frugal People
- Gadgets I Can’t Stay Without
- Will Startup Employees Get Rich?
- Most Educated Countries in the World
- People with Simple Names do better in their Career
- Things Apple is Worth More Than
- Zuckerberg is Now World’s Richest
Posted: 13 Feb 2012 04:04 AM PST
Microsoft 'Windows 8' is determined to dominate the PC market in the upcoming years. Microsoft's hardware partners might use the low powered ARM chipset to compete with iPad in terms of longer battery life as in January 2011 Microsoft had announced that Windows 8 would run on ARM 'system on chip', but it was bit shocking when Windows 8 prototype products were launched only with Intel processor at Consumer Electronics Show 2012.
Microsoft has created a separate version of Windows for ARM processors called as 'Windows on ARM (WOA).' The new operating system is especially for the PCs with ARM processors. WOA is not same as Windows 8; it's a new member to the Windows family like Windows Server, Windows Embedded, or Windows Phone. It has some commonality and shares some significant code with windows 8.
2. New Version of Office
The WOA will have a new version of office tools like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. It will be designed to work on touchscreen and will also feature full document as the traditional version of office.
The WOA will also support the Metro style as the Windows 8 does. It will support apps from Microsoft for email, calendar, contacts, photos and storage. WOA will also provide supports for other industry standard media and document formats.
4. Will Release Both on Same Time
Microsoft is planning to ship both the operating systems, Windows on ARM and Windows 8 together. "Our collective goal is for PC makers to ship WOA PCs the same time as new PCs designed for Windows 8 on Intel's x86/64, using the latest generation of those platforms from low-power to high-performance." Company's chief said in a blog post.
As Microsoft previously announced, it will only release the consumer preview of Window 8 at MWC 2012 not the WOA. We have to wait until the company will releases the test PC running on Windows on ARM, but it will be only available for developers and hardware makers, not for public.
Posted: 13 Feb 2012 03:59 AM PST
The digital gap between parents and their kids has become wider as majority of the parents doesn't understand or knows to operate their children's high-tech gadgets, according to a study carried out by the ParentPort website.
The study revealed that a quarter of children were allowed to play games classified above their age, and 40 per cent were allowed to watch films above their age limit. And when parents are asked to operate their children’s gadgets, over 80 percent of them fails in the task as they are completely clueless about its technology and functioning. Furthermore 16% of parents surveyed said they had bought their children a device or gadget – such as a games console or MP3 player – which they themselves did not fully understand how to use.
Posted: 13 Feb 2012 03:55 AM PST
Television is one of the major pass-time in all homes, but this trend is changing slowly as the younger generation is spending more time on internet than television. Internet is penetrating more into Indian veins and its impacting the way Indian youths likes to spend their leisure time.
Some very interesting facts about the leisure habits of 12-24-year-olds was revealed by one of Technopak’s recent studies- India Consumer Trends which states that even though watching television is the most prominent among leisure activities for the youth, taking up close to three hours every day, but its importance is reducing as gaming, Internet browsing and other ‘my time’ entertainment options become popular.
Posted: 13 Feb 2012 03:50 AM PST
Google today has grown to become such a huge part of our lives today, and one of the people who have helped Google take the course of what it is, would be Craig Silverstein. Siverstein was Google's first hire, (technically Google employee #3, since he joined right after Larry Page and Sergey Brin– Google's founders).
Posted: 13 Feb 2012 03:47 AM PST
Photography giant Kodak has said it will stop making digital cameras in the next six months, a media report said. The 130-year-old Eastman Kodak, which invented the digital camera in 1975, has now said it will try to licence its brand to other camera manufacturers, the
Daily Telegraph reported. Kodak has filed for bankruptcy protection, having lost almost 90 percent of its market value in 2011. The daily said the company struggled to adapt evan as digital photography became more popular with consumers. First, the company watched demand for traditional photographic film collapse. It stopped manufacturing film cameras in 2004 and made its final roll of 35mm colour film in 2009. It also saw smartphones eat into the lower end of the digital camera market. Just six years ago, Kodak was one of the three leading digital camera makers in the world. Kodak’s chief executive and chairman Antonio Perez has reportedly decided that the company’s future lies in the digital printer business.
Posted: 13 Feb 2012 03:44 AM PST
For all romantic people who hate maths, did you ever know the fact that maths can do wonders for you?
sqrt(cos(x))*cos(300x)+sqrt(abs(x))-0.7)*(4-x*x)^0.01, sqrt(6-x^2), -sqrt(6-x^2) from -4.5 to 4.5
Posted: 13 Feb 2012 03:41 AM PST
Be frugal to scheme your money and build choices so that you can allow yourself to splurge because if you are not controlling your money, your money will control you. Living frugally is not an easy task. Therefore, listed below are seven habits of highly frugal people -
They Save Rupees by saving Pennies
Be it small or big issues, frugal people know that frugality applies to both. Knowing the fact that a lunch worth Rs 300 will cost around Rs 1,95,000 a year, frugal people like to indulge themselves for that occasionally. They have certain habits that might irritate other but for them, it’s very common. They like to use a tea bag twice, empty and reuse the cleaner bag and keep the coupons clipped to save bucks on jars. They would better opt out for a economical car rather than an SUV.
They are Good Managers of Both Time and Money
Frugal people are capable of balancing both time and money. They value their time and know-how to value money if it’s not worth the time. Their disciplined approach makes them work before play. Having a high income is not important for frugal people. What matters to them is how to use finances and intangible resources.
Frugal People Embrace a Do-it-Yourself Lifestyle
Frugal people like to do their own research before opting for anything. Even if they plan to go for a household repair, they will do their own research through different resources and try to figure out if they really need a professional to be hired for repairs. They invest in high-quality tools so that they can deal with repairs at their own. They also negotiate with neighbours and friends to get the work done.
Frugal People see Opportunities Where Others Don’t
Frugal people have a strong gut feeling and they trust their intuition when an opportunity appears. They are not blind trend followers. Owning the latest and the fastest gadget is something which will not appeal them unless it is required. They are believers of not possessing more than one commodity which is not required in their lives, like cell phone, TV, cars etc.
Frugal People find New Uses for old Items>/b>
If you are a frugal person, then you will find out something new from an old item. They find free pallets from local stores and use them creatively in the backyard, garage and basement for storage. They make weird use of things that can be least imagined. Frugal people are actually creative.
Frugal People are Proud of their Frugal Lifestyle
If you think there is something wrong with the lifestyle of frugal people, then get it clear that they don’t care about what you think, as they are proud of their lifestyle. They have put creative ideas into action to reduce various household costs. Household work is more of fun than task. Their children are born and brought up with learning to respect money and material objects. They are always open to new ideas to turn more frugal.
Posted: 13 Feb 2012 03:36 AM PST
Imagine going out on a vacation and losing out on an important client. Scary? For an entrepreneur, always being connected to people is very important. Entrepreneurs are known to be hooked on to their business even during family meets and vacations. Laptops, smartphones, data cards, and other gadgets are what keep them in touch with their work even on the go. In a candid chat with siliconindia, few entrepreneurs talk about their favorite gadgets.
Phanindra Sama, Co-Founder and CEO, redBus.in
"I have a smartphone and can't stay without it. I check all my mails and keep connected to people with my phone. I use Google Reader, Gmail, Google maps on my phone to stay connected even on the go. I feel that each entrepreneur should take out time to read and invest their time in learning, for which I feel that Google Reader is a really good option. Most of my work is done through Excel and PowerPoint, so I don't need any other software," says Phanindra.
Jessie Paul, Founder and Managing Director, Paul Writers
"I like my Mac and use Notes on it, which is equivalent to PowerPoint on Microsoft. Apart from that I am active on Twitter and use TweetDeck. But when it comes to phones, I use a simple Nokia phone. I had a Blackberry earlier, but I felt that it made me distracted. I was never able to focus on the work and was getting addicted to it. I feel that the more gadgets a person has, the lesser productive he becomes, so I chose to stick to the minimum. A person should rely on a large number of gadgets if he is frequently travelling, else he should shut down on the number of gadgets," says Jessie Paul.
Sanjay Nadkarni, Co-Founder, babyoye.com
"I use a HTC Android phone, a Macbook Pro, which keeps me connected even on the go. Apart from mails and calendars, I generally don't use any other app on my phone. Also, I use Chrome to browse the Internet," says Sanjay Nadkarni.
Posted: 13 Feb 2012 03:32 AM PST
When Raman Roy was setting up Spectramind in 2000-2001, he offered share ownership to 500 staff members. When Wipro bought out Spectramind, everyone made the equivalent of at least a year's salary on their ESOP plans.
Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP) is becoming an integral part of every startup that is striving for survival. Companies are offering this benefit not just to top-paid executives but also to the new entrants. The reasons to offer stock options might vary from company to company. It may be to retain good employees, letting their employees feel like owners or partners in the business, or to hire skilled workers by offering compensation that goes beyond a salary, and these cases are especially true in startup companies that want to hold on to as much cash as possible. But, will opting for ESOP make the employees rich? Will they get benefited anyhow?
Posted: 13 Feb 2012 03:30 AM PST
According to the recently published report on “Education at a Glance 2011″ by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development [OECD] has reported that in the past 50 years, the college graduation rates have increased nearly by 200 percent in the developed countries.
Even though there is no specific data on the percentage of Israelis with postsecondary education dating back to 1999, the numbers when compared to 2002 show that the growth is slowing considerably when compared to other countries. Around 46 percent of the adults aged from 25 to 64 had a tertiary education as of 2006. Just about 78 percent of the funds spent on educational institutions in Israel are of public funds. This is the only country where expenditure on educational institutions as a percentage of GDP decreased from 2000 to 2008. This country also had the highest increase in overall population with about 19.02 percent from 2000 to 2009.
3.Japan: In this country, around 44 percent of the adults have some form of postsecondary education. When we compare to this percentage, the United States percent has gone down, as it is just up to 41 percent. When you consider the population growth of Japan, it has just increased up to 0.46 percent between the year 2000 and 2009, which is considered as the sixth slowest growth rate in the OECD. Japan along with Finland is the third highest upper-secondary graduation rate in the world with 95 percent.
Around 40 percent of the country’s population engages in tertiary education and becomes the fifth highest rate in the world. However, the nation had a rapid population growth of 11.88 percent between the year 2000 and 2009. This percent is considered as the eighth largest increase in the OECD. The high output from the secondary schools is also a reason for the high rate of tertiary graduates in the country. According to the report more than 90 percent of the population graduates from secondary school in the country.
Posted: 13 Feb 2012 03:26 AM PST
Posted: 13 Feb 2012 03:21 AM PST
What are the things that Apple is worth more than? Apple’s market capital is now said to be $380 billion. The list below is as per the website things apple is worth more than.
1.The Entire Economy of Singapore:
2.Two Entire Apollo Space Programs:
3.Worldwide Lottery Sales:
4.Retail sales of electricity in the U.S.:
5.Four American Civil Wars:
6.The Global Coffee Industry:
7.The U.S. Beef Consumption:
8.All llegal Drugsof the World:
9.The Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter, Stephen King and Twilight Franchise Combined:
10.The GDP of Denmark:
11.All the Gold at the New York Federal Reserve:
12.Twice the Entire U.S. Clothing Store Business:
13.The U.S. Automotive Aftermarket:
14.The Entire National Football League:
15.The Combined GDP of Israel, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon:
16.The Great Wall of China:
Posted: 13 Feb 2012 02:47 AM PST
The Economist has ranked the world's richest people by their wealth/age ratio. According to this ranking, Mark Zuckerberg is the world's richest person when adjusted for age.
"Mark Zuckerberg is already a rich man. The most recent tally of the world's wealthiest people by Forbes magazine put the Facebook founder's net worth at $13.5 billion in 2011, ranking him 52nd in the world. Now Mr. Zuckerberg is set to become considerably richer. His 28.4 percent stake in Facebook could see his fortune rise to as much as $28.4 billion, assuming that Facebook's recently announced share offering is valued at $199 billion. That would place him ninth in the last year's rankings. But what may be cost remarkable is Zuckerberg's youth. At 27, he is the youngest of the plutocrats by a considerable margin. In the top 100, only Larry page and Sergey Brin, the co-founders of Google, are also under 40. Indeed, adjusted for years of age, Mr. Zuckerberg will be the richest man in the world," as stated by 'The Economist Online'.
2. Carlos Slim: Slim is a Mexican businessman and philanthropist, who is the Chairman and CEO of Telmex and American Movil. He studied Engineering from National Autonomous University of Mexico, where he was simultaneously teaching Algebra and Linear Programming. He learnt the basic business strategies from his father. At the age of 12 he bought shares in a Mexican bank. He started his business through real estate, construction and mining business. He has been the Vice President of the Mexican Stock Exchange and President of the Mexican Association of Brokerage Houses.
3. Bill Gates: William Henry Bill Gates is an American Business tycoon. He is the former CEO of Microsoft and presently is the Non Executive Chairman of the same company. He founded the Microsoft Software Company with Paul Allen. He has a consistent ranking among the world’s wealthiest people. He was the wealthiest in the world overall from 1995 to 2009. Gates is the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution though he has been criticized for his business procedures, which have been considered as anti-competitive.
4. Bernard Arnault: Bernard Arnault is a French Businessman, who is the world's 4th and Europe's richest person with a net wealth of $41 billion. Forbes has also tagged him as 'the Fashion Person of 2011'. He did his high school from the Maxence Van Der Meersch High School in Roubaix and graduated in Engineering from Ecole Polutechnique. He joined his father's company after graduating. He modified his father's business by convincing him to liquidate the construction division of the company by 40 million French Francs. He changed the company's focus to real estate. BERBARD Arnault was awarded by the French Legion of Honour.
5. Warren Buffett: The American business tycoon, investor and philanthropist, Warren Edward Buffet is widely regarded as one of the most successful investors in the world. He is often named as "legendry investor, Warren Buffet". He is primarily a shareholder but also a Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He made his name in the list of World's wealthiest people consistently. In 2011, he was named as the third wealthiest person in the world.
6. Larry Ellison: Lawrence Joseph “Larry” Ellison is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Oracle Corporation which is one of the world’s leading enterprise software companies. He is the third wealthiest American with an estimated worth of $36 billion as predicted on 2011.
7. Eike Batista: Eike Fuhrken Batista da Silva is a Brazilian Businessman and is the president of EBX Group. He is the 8th richest man in the world predicted by Forbes in 2011. He is the richest man in South America with an estimated wealth of $30 billion.
8. Larry Page: Lawrence Larry Page is an American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur. He co-founded Google along with Sergey Brin. He became the Chief Executive Officer of Google by replacing Eric Schmidt in 2011. His personal wealth is estimated to be $16.7 billion. He has invented PageRank, which became the foundation of Google's search ranking algorithm.
9. Sergey Brin: Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin is a Russian born American Computer Scientist and Internet entrepreneur who co-founded Google with Larry Page. His estimated personal wealth in 2011 is $16.7 billion. He pursued his undergraduate degree from University of Maryland and studied Mathematics and Computer Science. He then acquired his Ph. D in Computer Science from Stanford University.
10. Lakshmi Mittal: Lakshmi Niwas Mittal is the owner, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer of ArcelorMittal, which is the world's largest steelmaking company. He is the richest man in India, Asia and the United Kingdom, and second in Europe. Presently he is the sixth richest individual in the world with a personal wealth of $19.2 billion. He is the 47th 'most powerful person' among the 68 individuals named in Forbes Most Powerful People list.
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